• 100 Ideas That Changed Film
    100 Ideas That Changed Film
    ISBN: 9781786274861
    Title: 100 Ideas That Changed Film
    Author: PARKINSON DAVID

    This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped film since its inception. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a concise history as well as being a fascinating resource to dip into.

    Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of film, the ideas include innovative concepts, technologies, techniques, and movements. From the silent era's masterpieces to today's blockbusters and art house movies, these highly illustrated pages are a chance to discover or rediscover films from all around the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781760525323
    Title: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    Author: SCHNEIDER STEVEN JAY

    The definitive film guide, this fully updated volume brings together the most significant movies from every country and all genres.
    With more than one and a half million copies sold worldwide in thirty languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die celebrates the great and groundbreaking, classic and cult, must-see movies of all time, offering a treasure trove of incisive, witty, and revealing insights. Spanning more than a century of extraordinary cinema, this comprehensive volume brings together the most significant movies from every country and all genres, from action to Western, through animation, comedy, documentary, musical, thriller, noir, short, romance, and sci-fi.

    Completely revised and updated this definitive edition features a fresh new design, 500 original movie posters, and 200 new movie stills. Fifty previously overlooked or recently discovered masterpieces are reviewed for the first time, taking their place alongside the box-office smashes and critically acclaimed films of movie history. Quotes from movie directors and critics, together with little-known facts complement the incisive reviews and vital statistics of each movie to make this the most fact-filled edition ever. So, whether your passion is rom-com or art house, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is bound to become the only film book you will ever turn to.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die 2017
    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die 2017
    ISBN: 9781844039869
    Title: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die 2017
    Author: SCHNEIDER STEVEN JAY


    Expert critics in each genre of film, from romance to horror and sci-fi, have once again painstakingly revised this list of essential must see-movies to bring the must-watch list bang up to date for 2017, from great classics like The Birth of a Nation and Gone With the Wind to more recent offerings like Moonlight, Arrival, La La Land and Mad Max: Fury Road. Each entry tells you exactly why these films deserve inclusion in this definitive illustrated list, engaging readers in each film's concept development and production, including curious trivia facts about the movies, as well as the most famous pieces of memorabilia associated with them.


    Illustrated with hundreds of stunning film stills, portraits and poster art 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die offers an incredible visual insight into the world of modern cinema. It puts together the most significant movies from all genres, from animation to Western, through action, comedy, documentary, musical, noir, romance, thriller, short and sci-fi. Movies from over 30 different countries have been included, offering a truly wide multi-cultural perspective, and the time span includes more than a century of extraordinary cinematography.


    Packed with vital statistics, and a few facts that might surprise you, this is a collector's must for the bookshelf as well as an entertaining read for all those who love the world of film. Whether your passion lies with The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, from the films you shouldn't have missed the first time around, to the films you can see again and again, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is the definitive guide for all movie lovers.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • 30-Second Cinema: The 50 Most Important Ideas, Genres, & People in the History of Movie-Making
    30-Second Cinema: The 50 Most Important Ideas, Genres, & People in the History of Movie-Making
    ISBN: 9781782405498
    Title: 30-Second Cinema: The 50 Most Important Ideas, Genres, & People in the History of Movie-Making
    Author: HUTCHINSON PAMELA

    Are you an art-movie buff or a blockbuster enthusiast? Can you reel off a list of New Wave masterpieces, or are you more interested in classic Westerns? Most of us love the movies in one form or another, but very few of us have the all-round knowledge we'd like. 30-Second Cinema offers an immersion course, served up in neat, entertaining shorts. These 50 topics deal with cinema's beginnings, with its growth as an industry, with key stars and producers, with global movements--from German Expressionism to New Hollywood--and with the movies as a business. By the time you've worked your way through, you'll be able to identify the work of George Melies, define auteur theory or mumblecore in a couple of pithy phrases, and you'll have broadened your knowledge of global cinema to embrace not only Bollywood but Nollywood, too. All in the time it takes to watch a couple of trailers.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Accidentally Wes Anderson
    Accidentally Wes Anderson
    ISBN: 9781409197393
    Title: Accidentally Wes Anderson
    Author: KOVAL WALLY

    A visual adventure of Wes Anderson proportions, authorized by the legendary filmmaker himself: stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of his films, presented with fascinating human stories behind each façade.
    &
    Accidentally Wes Anderson began as a personal travel bucket list, a catalog of visually striking and historically unique destinations that capture the imagined worlds of Wes Anderson.
    &
    Now, inspired by a community of more than one million Adventurers, Accidentally Wes Anderson tells the stories behind more than 200 of the most beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting places on Earth. This book, authorized by Wes Anderson himself, travels to every continent and into your own backyard to identify quirky landmarks and undiscovered gems: places you may have passed by, some you always wanted to explore, and many you never knew existed.
    &
    Fueled by a vision for distinctive design, stunning photography, and unexpected narratives, Accidentally Wes Anderson is a passport to inspiration and adventure. Perfect for modern travelers and fans of Wes Anderson's distinctive aesthetic, this is an invitation to look at your world through a different lens.
    &


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Art of Star Wars The Mandalorian (Season One)
    Art of Star Wars The Mandalorian (Season One)
    ISBN: 9781419748707
    Title: Art of Star Wars The Mandalorian (Season One)
    Author: SZOSTAK PHIL

    This official behind-the-scenes companion to the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian features exclusive concept art, character and costume sketches, and vehicle and creature designs.

    The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian takes fans behind the scenes of the first ever live-action Star Wars television series. Filled with concept art, sketches, and interviews with key cast, crew, and creatives, including executive producer/showrunner/writer Jon Favreau and executive producer/director Dave Filoni, The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian will provide readers with an exclusive look at a whole new universe of Star Wars characters, locations, and vehicles.

    Premiering in November 2019 as a key launch title for Disney+, The Mandalorian follows the adventures of galactic gunslinger Din Djarin and the Child as they traverse the outer systems of the galaxy and evade remnants of the Empire. Readers will encounter early visual and conceptual ideas for these new characters and unexplored frontiers, filled with crime syndicates, bounty hunters, and smugglers. The gritty, lived-in cantinas and spaceports are populated by a talented cast that includes Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Grizzly Man), Nick Nolte (48 Hours), Gina Carano (Haywire, Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and Carl Weathers (Rocky).



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00

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  • Audrey Biographic
    Audrey Biographic
    ISBN: 9781781453711
    Title: Audrey Biographic
    Author: COLLINS SOPHIE

    Most people know that Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) was a Hollywood movie star and world famous fashion icon. What, perhaps, they don't know is that she is one of a few select people to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony; that she could speak five different languages; that she owned a pet deer named Pippin; and that she broke her back after being thrown off her horse during the filming of Unforgiven. Biographic: Audrey presents an instant impression of her life, work and legacy, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the actor behind the movies.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey
    Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey
    ISBN: 9780571316533
    Title: Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey
    Author: AYOADE RICHARD

    Richard Ayoade - actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist - reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines himself fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Ayoade on Top
    Ayoade on Top
    ISBN: 9780571339143
    Title: Ayoade on Top
    Author: AYOADE RICHARD


    A message from the Captain:

    'On behalf of myself and the entire Ayoade team, welcome to Ayoade on Top. At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin-crew dramedy ever filmed: View from the Top, starring Gwyneth Paltrow.'


    Buckle up for the flight of your life.


    'The most profoundly silly book on film I've ever read and somehow one of the most insightful too.' Edgar Wright


    'A brilliant satire of film, academia, commerce and Richard Ayoade . . . The funniest book I've ever read.' Jesse Eisenberg


    'I haven't laughed this much reading a book in a long time. The man is a national treasure.' Big Issue



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Back Story: a Memoir
    Back Story: a Memoir
    ISBN: 9780007351749
    Title: Back Story: a Memoir
    Author: MITCHELL DAVID

    David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life. As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details: * the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP ('Flat Roofed Pub') * the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm * why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink * the pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds * the satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide * how doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica * trying to pretend he isn't a total **** at Robert Webb's wedding * that he has fallen in love at LOT, but rarely done anything about it * why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday * that he's not David Mitchell the novelist. Despite what David Miliband might think Gold title * David will fully promote to his army of Twitter followers, now exceeding 890k in number * Peep Show has attracted 1.8 million viewers and has 1 million DVD sales. Over 10 million viewers have watched his Soap Box YouTube channel. * Will also appeal to his Observer readership, where he has been a columnist since 2009 * The audience is huge: David's TV appearances include Have I Got News For You, QI, Would I Lie to You? And 10'clock Live. He is also and regular on Radio 4, appearing on Desert Island Discs, Just a Minute and presently on The Unbelievable Truth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Beauty of Living Twice
    Beauty of Living Twice
    ISBN: 9781760879969
    Title: Beauty of Living Twice
    Author: STONE SHARON

    Sharon Stone tells her own story: a journey of healing, love, and purpose.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood
    Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood
    ISBN: 9780062857866
    Title: Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood
    Author: STRACZYNSKI J MICHAEL


    Featuring an introduction by Neil Gaiman


    "J. Michael Straczynski is, without question, one of the greatest science fiction minds of our time." -- Max Brooks (World War Z)


    For four decades, J. Michael Straczynski has been one of the most successful writers in Hollywood, one of the few to forge multiple careers in movies, television and comics. Yet there's one story he's never told before: his own.


    In this dazzling memoir, the acclaimed writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood's Changeling and Marvel's Thor reveals how the power of creativity and imagination enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth and a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder and a terrible secret.


    Joe's early life nearly defies belief. Raised by damaged adults--a con-man grandfather and a manipulative grandmother, a violent, drunken father and a mother who was repeatedly institutionalized--Joe grew up in abject poverty, living in slums and projects when not on the road, crisscrossing the country in his father's desperate attempts to escape the consequences of his past.


    To survive his abusive environment Joe found refuge in his beloved comics and his dreams, immersing himself in imaginary worlds populated by superheroes whose amazing powers allowed them to overcome any adversity. The deeper he read, the more he came to realize that he, too, had a superpower: the ability to tell stories and make everything come out the way he wanted it. But even as he found success, he could not escape a dark and shocking secret that hung over his family's past, a violent truth that he uncovered over the course of decades involving mass murder.


    Straczynski's personal history has always been shrouded in mystery. Becoming Superman lays bare the facts of his life: a story of creation and darkness, hope and success, a larger-than-life villain and a little boy who became the hero of his own life. It is also a compelling behind-the-scenes look at some of the most successful TV series and movies recognized around the world.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness
    Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness
    ISBN: 9781529412451
    Title: Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness
    Author: BAILEY BILL


    In Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness, Bill explores the nature of happiness and ways to be, well, happy. Being Bill Bailey however, he does so in his own, remarkable, Bill Bailey way.

    From paddle-boarding down the Thames in a Santa hat, to wild swimming in a glacial river, Bill considers the exhilaration of the outdoors, as well as the quieter pleasures of clearing out your moth-eaten grey t-shirts. He attempts to see beyond the mumbo-jumbo of the wellness industry and aims for the heart of real joy and contentment - and how we can all achieve it.

    This collection of funny, meditative and thoughtful essays seeks out simplicity and clarity as a corrective to the endless background noise of anxiety-inducing news chatter. Whether it's whooping aloud while cycling through a pine forest, putting pen to paper, or immersing yourself in music, Bill's guide to happiness is an antidote to the frenetic whirl of modern life.

    Fully illustrated with drawings by Bill himself, this is a wonderful gift of a book for anyone who needs a slice of comfort.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Binge Watch Guide: The Best Streaming Shows
    Binge Watch Guide: The Best Streaming Shows
    ISBN: 9781787395367
    Title: Binge Watch Guide: The Best Streaming Shows
    Author: ROBERTS CHRIS


    This book gathers 110 of the most outstanding TV series of recent decades, offering insightful overviews of storylines, themes and characters, while providing recommendations, tasters, trivia and teases.


    Previously... it was all about cinema. Yet the 21st century has increasingly seen fans and critics alike switching their preference to long-form TV, where the stories, characters and talent are now centred. As pioneering HBO shows proved, you can go much deeper in (for example) a rich, rewarding 16-hour series than you can in a 90-minute blockbuster. Amazon Prime, HBO, Sky Atlantic, Netflix and Disney+ mean many of us no longer watch live TV.


    But how to find you way to the killer and avoid the filler? This book has all you need to know - details of more than 100 of the best shows you can stream onto your screen today.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Black Mirror & Philosophy: Dark Reflections
    Black Mirror & Philosophy: Dark Reflections
    ISBN: 9781119578260
    Title: Black Mirror & Philosophy: Dark Reflections
    Author: IRWIN WILLIAM & JOHNS DAVID KYLE


    A philosophical look at the twisted, high-tech near-future of the sci-fi anthology series& Black Mirror, offering a glimpse of the darkest reflections of the human condition in digital technology


    Black Mirror?the Emmy-winning Netflix series that holds up a dark, digital mirror of speculative technologies to modern society--shows us a high-tech world where it is all too easy to fall victim to ever-evolving forms of social control.In Black Mirror and Philosophy, original essays written by a diverse group of scholars invite you to peer into the void and explore the philosophical, ethical, and existential dimensions of Charlie Brooker's sinister stories. The collection reflects Black Mirror's anthology structure by pairing a chapter with every episode in the show's five seasons--including an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure analysis of Bandersnatch--and concludes with general essays that explore the series' broader themes. Chapters address questions about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, surveillance, privacy, love, death, criminal behavior, and politics, including:

    • Have we given social media too much power over our lives?
    • Could heaven really, one day, be a place on Earth?
    • Should criminal justice and punishment be crowdsourced?
    • What rights should a "cookie" have?

    Immersive, engaging, and experimental, Black Mirror and Philosophy navigates the intellectual landscape of Brooker's morality plays for the modern world, where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Bleeding Skull: A 1990s Trash-Horror Odyssey
    Bleeding Skull: A 1990s Trash-Horror Odyssey
    ISBN: 9781683961864
    Title: Bleeding Skull: A 1990s Trash-Horror Odyssey
    Author: CHOI ANNIE; CARLSON ZACK; ZIEMBA JOSEPH A

    Die Hard Dracula Curated by the enthusiastic minds behind BleedingSkull.com, this book gets deep into gutter-level, no-budget horror, from shot-on-VHS revelations (Eyes of the Werewolf) to forgotten outsider art hallucinations (Alien Beasts). Jam-packed with rare photographs, advertisements, and VHS sleeves (most of which have never been seen before), Bleeding Skull is an edifying, laugh-out-loud guide to the dusty inventory of the greatest video store that never existed.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $71.00
    $71.00
  • Blowing the Bloody Doors Off & Other Lessons in Life
    Blowing the Bloody Doors Off & Other Lessons in Life
    ISBN: 9781473689329
    Title: Blowing the Bloody Doors Off & Other Lessons in Life
    Author: CAINE MICHAEL


    Now in his 85th year, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares wisdom and stories from his remarkable career in this "engrossing" memoir that "shines with positive energy" (Library Journal, starred review).
    One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in over 100 films in his six-decade career, spanning classic movies like Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the book title) to playing Alfred opposite Christian Bale's Batman in Christopher Nolan's blockbuster Dark Knight trilogy. Caine has excelled in every kind of role--with a skill that's made it look easy.



    Caine knows what success takes. He's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it." Still working and more beloved than ever, Caine now shares everything he's learned-and "his fans will be rewarded, as will anyone seeking an enjoyable, inspirational read" (Library Journal).



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Book of Horror The Anatomy of Fear in Film
    Book of Horror The Anatomy of Fear in Film
    ISBN: 9780711251786
    Title: Book of Horror The Anatomy of Fear in Film
    Author: GLASBY MATT


    The Book of Horror introduces you to the scariest movies ever made and examines the factors that make them so frightening.

    Horror movies have never been more critically or commercially successful, but there's only one metric that matters: are they scary? Back in the silent era, viewers thrilled at Frankenstein and Dracula. Today, the monsters may have changed, but the instinct remains the same: to seek out the unspeakable, ride the adrenaline rush and play out our fears in the safety of the cinema.


    The Book of Horror focuses on the most frightening films of the post-war era - from Psycho (1960) to It Chapter Two (2019) - examining exactly how they scare us across a series of key categories. Each chapter explores a seminal horror film in depth, charting its scariest moments with infographics and identifying the related works you need to see.


    Including references to more than 100 classic and contemporary horror films from around the globe, and striking illustrations from Barney Bodoano, this is a rich and compelling guide to the scariest films ever made.


    The films:
    Psycho (1960), The Innocents (1961), The Haunting (1963), Don't Look Now (1973), The Exorcist (1973), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Who Can Kill a Child? (1976), Suspiria (1977), Halloween (1978), The Shining (1980), The Entity (1982), Angst (1983), Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990), Ring (1998), The Blair Witch Project (1999), The Others (2001), The Eye (2002), Ju-On: The Grudge (2002), Shutter (2004), The Descent (2005), Wolf Creek (2005), The Orphanage (2007), Rec] (2007), The Strangers (2008), Lake Mungo (2008), Martyrs (2008), The Innkeepers (2011), Banshee Chapter (2013), Oculus (2013), The Babadook (2014), It Follows (2015), Terrified (2017), Hereditary (2018), It Chapter Two (2019)



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
    ISBN: 9781473635302
    Title: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
    Author: NOAH TREVOR


    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed


    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
    Michiko Kakutani, New York Times - Newsday - Esquire - NPR - Booklist


    Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.


    Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man's relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother--his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.


    The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother's unconventional, unconditional love.


    Praise for Born a Crime


    " A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, Trevor Noah's] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah's family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author's remarkable mother."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


    " An] unforgettable memoir."--Parade


    "What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her--and an enormous gift to the rest of us."--USA Today


    " Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar."--People



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Breath (Film Tie-in ed)
    Breath (Film Tie-in ed)
    ISBN: 9780143785989
    Title: Breath (Film Tie-in ed)
    Author: WINTON TIM

    'Exhilarating' Sunday Times'Rapturous' Sunday Telegraph'A remarkable tale of grace and danger' Financial TimesWhen paramedic Bruce Pike is called out to deal with another teenage adventure gone wrong, he knows better than anyone what happened and how. Thirty years before, that dead boy could have been him. Bruce remembers what it was like to be a risk-taking kid, to feel that thrill and that fear . . . Breath by Tim Winton is the story of Bruce and his best friend Loonie, and the obsession that changed both of their lives. It is about the exhilaration of the sea and the waves, the treacherous addiction to risk, and the intoxicating power of forbidden love.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Brother & Sister: A Memoir
    Brother & Sister: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780451494504
    Title: Brother & Sister: A Memoir
    Author: KEATON DIANE

    From the beloved film star and best-selling author of Then Again--a heartfelt memoir about Diane Keaton's relationship with her younger brother, and a poignant exploration of the divergent paths siblings' lives can take.

    When they were children in the suburbs of Los Angeles in the 1950s, Diane Keaton and her younger brother, Randy, were best friends and companions: they shared stories at night in their bunk beds; they swam, laughed, dressed up for Halloween. Their mother captured their American-dream childhoods in her diaries, and on camera. But as they grew up, Randy became troubled, then reclusive. By the time he reached adulthood, he was divorced, an alcoholic, a man who couldn't hold on to full-time work--his life a world away from his sister's, and from the rest of their family.

    Now Diane is delving into the nuances of their shared, and separate, pasts to confront the difficult question of why and how Randy ended up living his life on "the other side of normal." In beautiful and fearless prose that's intertwined with photographs, journal entries, letters, and poetry--many of them Randy's own writing and art--this insightful memoir contemplates the inner workings of a family, the ties that hold it together, and the special bond between siblings even when they are pulled far apart. Here is a story about love and responsibility: about how, when we choose to reach out to the people we feel closest to--in moments of difficulty and loss--surprising things can happen. A story with universal echoes, Brother & Sister speaks across generations to families whose lives have been touched by the fragility and "otherness" of loved ones--and to brothers and sisters everywhere.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • Bruce Lee: A Life
    Bruce Lee: A Life
    ISBN: 9781471175725
    Title: Bruce Lee: A Life
    Author: POLLY MATTHEW

    A Sunday Times& Book of the Year

    'At last, Bruce Lee has the powerful biography he deserves... It will thrill Lee's fans and fascinate the unfamiliar'&
    - Jonathan Eig, author of& Ali: A Life& and& Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig

    'Meticulously researched'& - Jimmy McDonough, author of& Shakey: Neil Young's Biography& and& Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green

    'You won't find a better match for a biographer with his subject than Matthew Polly and Bruce Lee...& A definitive biography, told with passion and punch'& -& Brian Jay Jones, author& George Lucas: A Life& and& Jim Henson: The Biography.& &

    More than forty years after Bruce Lee's sudden death at age 32, journalist and author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee's life. It's also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee. Following a decade of research that included conducting more than one hundred interviews with Lee's family, friends, business associates and even the mistress in whose bed Lee died, Polly has constructed a complex, humane portrait of the icon.

    There are his early years as a child star in Hong Kong cinema; his actor father's struggles with opium addiction and how that turned Bruce into a troublemaking teenager who was kicked out of high school and eventually sent to America to shape up; his beginnings as a martial arts teacher, eventually becoming personal instructor to movie stars like Steve McQueen; his struggles as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood and frustration seeing role after role he auditioned for go to& white actors in eye makeup; his eventual triumph as a leading man; his challenges juggling a sky-rocketing career with his duties as a father and husband; and his shocking end that to this day is still shrouded in mystery.

    Polly breaks down the myth of Bruce Lee and argues that, contrary to popular belief, he was an ambitious actor who was obsessed with martial arts--not a great kung-fu master who just so happened to make a couple of movies. The book offers an honest look at an impressive yet flawed man whose personal story was even more entertaining and inspiring than any fictional role he played on-screen.

    Praise for Matthew Polly

    'Hypnotic...Tapped Out& manages to humanize a sport once demonized as "human cockfighting" by deconstructing the stereotype of the martial-arts tough guy.' - New York Times

    'Tapped Out& is a knockout for MMA fans, who will laugh at the intimate portraits Polly sketches of some of the sport's most famous personalities. But it also works for those not familiar with the sport...You won't be disappointed.'& - OpposingViews.com&

    'A delight to read.' - TheFightNerd.com&

    'Polly's self-deprecation in the painful learning process stands out as much as the witty prose. His delivery is Plimpton-esque.' - ESPN.com&

    'Smoothly written . . . Polly has a good eye for characters.'& - Publishers Weekly&

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
    Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
    ISBN: 9781910593844
    Title: Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
    Author: SOLIS FERMIN

    A fascinating portrait of a pivotal period in the life of Spanish filmmaker Luis BuñuelBuñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles depicts a decisive moment in the life of the great Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel: the moment when he doubted surrealism and contemplated embracing a more social type of cinema. At this crucial turning point in his career, he wanted to change the world by showing the hidden heart of reality. Buñuel was deeply affected by the harshness of Las Hurdes and the extreme misery of the people who live in this remote region, so with his friend, the movie producer Ramón Acín, he began work on the pseudo-documentary Land Without Bread. But in the mind of the great surrealist, reality inevitably clashed with dreams and childhood memories, threatening both the film and his friendship with Acín. It is at this moment that the Buñuel of the future was born.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Chasing the Light: Writing, Directing, & Surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador & the Movie Game
    Chasing the Light: Writing, Directing, & Surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador & the Movie Game
    ISBN: 9781913183547
    Title: Chasing the Light: Writing, Directing, & Surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador & the Movie Game
    Author: STONE OLIVER

    An intimate memoir by the controversial and outspoken, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter about his complicated New York childhood, volunteering for combat, and his struggles and triumphs making such films as Platoon, Midnight Express, and Scarface.

    Before the international success of Platoon in 1986, Oliver Stone had been wounded as an infantryman in Vietnam, and spent years writing unproduced scripts while driving taxis in New York, finally venturing westward to Los Angeles and a new life. Stone, now 73, recounts those formative years with in-the-moment details of the high and low moments: We see meetings with Al Pacino over Stone's scripts for Scarface, Platoon, and Born on the Fourth of July; the harrowing demon of cocaine addiction following the failure of his first feature, The Hand (starring Michael Caine); his risky on-the-ground research of Miami drug cartels for Scarface; his stormy relationship with The Deer Hunter director Michael Cimino; the breathless hustles to finance the acclaimed and divisive Salvador; and tensions behind the scenes of his first Academy Award-winning film, Midnight Express.

    Chasing the Light is a true insider's look at Hollywood's years of upheaval in the 1970s and '80s.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Chronology of Film: A Cultural Timeline from the Magic Lantern to the Digital Screen
    Chronology of Film: A Cultural Timeline from the Magic Lantern to the Digital Screen
    ISBN: 9780500023693
    Title: Chronology of Film: A Cultural Timeline from the Magic Lantern to the Digital Screen
    Author: SMITH IAN HAYDN

    An entirely new and delightfulperspective on the history ofcinema, this illustratedvolume uses timelines to traceits development from theearliest movingimages to now.

    A Chronology of Film presents a fresh perspective on the medium by tracing the complex links between technical innovations, social changes, and artistic interventions in the order that they occurred.


    Organized around a central timeline that charts the development of film from the earliest moving images to present-day blockbusters, this volume features key films, film commentaries, and contextual information about the period in which they were produced. By revealing the social, political, and cultural environments in which these films were created, this book reveals new insights into great directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Federico Fellini, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Jane Campion, Barry Jenkins, Pedro Almodo´var, and Bong Joon-ho and films such as Bonnie and Clyde, The Godfather, Moonlight, and Parasite.


    The book features lavish film stills, commentaries, and lively "In Focus" features with information about the social, stylistic, technical, political, and cultural events of each period.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Cinema: The Whole Story - Revised Edition
    Cinema: The Whole Story - Revised Edition
    ISBN: 9780500295274
    Title: Cinema: The Whole Story - Revised Edition
    Author: KEMP PHILIP

    Cinema: The Whole Story takes a close look at the key time periods, genres and key works in world cinema. It places the burgeoning world of cinema in the context of social and cultural developments that have taken place since its beginnings. Organized chronologically, the book traces the evolution of cinematic development, from the earliest days of film projection to the multiscreen cinemas and super-technology of today. Illustrated, in-depth text charts every genre of cinema, from the first silent films to epic blockbusters, CGI graphics and groundbreaking effects of the 21st century. Cinema: The Whole Story is an indispensable book for all those who love watching and reading about films and who want to understand more about the world of cinema.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    ISBN: 9781529342000
    Title: Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    Author: HEUGHAN SAM; GRAHAM MCTAVISH

    Now a #1 New York Times Bestseller

    A road trip book with a difference. Stars of Outlander- Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish - explore Scotland, a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare.
    From their faithful camper van to boats, kayaks, bicycles, and motorbikes, join stars of OutlanderSam and Graham on a road trip with a difference, as two Scotsmen explore a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare.

    Unlikely friends Sam and Graham begin their journey in the heart of Scotland at Glencoe and travel from there all the way to Inverness and Culloden battlefield, where along the way they experience adventure and a cast of highland characters. In this story of friendship, finding themselves, and whisky, they discover the complexity, rich history and culture of their native country.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • Close Ups: Wes Anderson
    Close Ups: Wes Anderson
    ISBN: 9780008256586
    Title: Close Ups: Wes Anderson
    Author: KAUFMAN SOPHIE MONKS

    The indispensable, illustrated pocket guide to the films of Wes Anderson, from Bottle Rocket to Isle of Dogs. ALSO AVAILABLE: Close-Ups: Vampire Movies Close-Ups: New York Movies Wes Anderson has quickly become one of the auteurs of modern American cinema, creating his own distinctive world with pastel colour palettes, meticulous set design, nostalgic soundtracks and a kooky troupe of actors. In this illustrated pocket guide Sophie Monks Kaufman navigates his off-kilter world, strolling across the quadrangles of Rushmore Academy, diving beneath the sea with Team Zissou and checking into the Grand Budapest Hotel to discover how an awkward indie film nerd from Texas became the most celebrated director of his generation.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties The Films Together
    Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties The Films Together
    ISBN: 9781419727405
    Title: Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties The Films Together
    Author: NAYMAN ADAM

    A playfully critical journey through the Coen brothers' filmography

    From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, "some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness." The book combines critical text--biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators--with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens' singular mix of darkness and levity. Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers' oeuvre.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Dead Blondes & Bad Mothers
    Dead Blondes & Bad Mothers
    ISBN: 9781612197920
    Title: Dead Blondes & Bad Mothers
    Author: DOYLE SADY

    Women have always been seen as monsters. Men from Aristotle to Freud have insisted that women are freakish creatures, capable of immense destruction.

    Maybe they are. And maybe that's a good thing....

    Sady Doyle, hailed as "smart, funny and fearless" by the Boston Globe, takes readers on a tour of the female dark side, from the biblical Lilith to Dracula's Lucy Westenra, from the T-Rex in Jurassic Park to the teen witches of The Craft. She illuminates the women who have shaped our nightmares: Serial killer Ed Gein's "domineering" mother Augusta; exorcism casualty Anneliese Michel, starving herself to death to quell her demons; author Mary Shelley, dreaming her dead child back to life.

    These monsters embody patriarchal fear of women, and illustrate the violence with which men enforce traditionally feminine roles. They also speak to the primal threat of a woman who takes back her power. In a dark and dangerous world, Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers asks women to look to monsters for the ferocity we all need to survive.

    "Some people take a scalpel to the heart of media culture; Sady Doyle brings a bone saw, a melon baller, and a machete."--Andi Zeisler, author of We Were Feminists Once

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • Del of a Life
    Del of a Life
    ISBN: 9781529125122
    Title: Del of a Life
    Author: JASON DAVID

    PRE-ORDER NOW: the hilarious and heartfelt new autobiography from the national treasure Sir David Jason

    ''So lithe, ' they say. 'So spry and sparkling. So uncannily youthful. How on earth do you do it?'
    Well, what can I tell you? An hour of tai chi first thing in the morning, an HIIT work-out with my personal trainer, a bowl of steamed kale and a handful of almonds for lunch, and then two hours of yoga in the afternoon followed by an ice bath - this is a routine which I'm sure would work miracles for anyone of any age, although I can't be entirely sure because I haven't myself adopted any aspect of it at any point.


    Fortunately, during my life and career I have been given all sorts of advice and learned huge amounts from some great and enormously talented people. I've been blessed to play characters such as Derek Trotter, Granville, Pop Larkin and Frost, who have changed my life in all sorts of ways, and taught me lessons that go far beyond the television set. And I've worked a few things out for myself as well, about friendship, ambition, rejection, success, failure, adversity and fortune.


    With any luck, some of these thoughts and observations will chime with episodes and challenges you have faced, or are facing, in your own life. And if they don't... well, hopefully, at the very least you'll get to have a good old laugh at my expense.


    So lean back, pour yourself a glass, and try not to fall through the bar flap . . .



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking: Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, & Prison Escape Maps:
    Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking: Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, & Prison Escape Maps:
    ISBN: 9780714879383
    Title: Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking: Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, & Prison Escape Maps:
    Author: ATKINS ANNIE

    A behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary and meticulous design of graphic objects for film sets


    Although graphic props such as invitations, letters, tickets, and packaging are rarely seen close-up by a cinema audience, they are designed in painstaking detail. Dublin-based designer Annie Atkins invites readers into the creative process behind her intricately designed, rigorously researched, and visually stunning graphic props. These objects may be given just a fleeting moment of screen time, but their authenticity is vital and their role is crucial: to nudge both the actors on set and the audience just that much further into the fictional world of the film.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Disney's Land: Walt Disney & the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed the World
    Disney's Land: Walt Disney & the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed the World
    ISBN: 9781501190810
    Title: Disney's Land: Walt Disney & the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed the World
    Author: SNOW RICHARD

    A propulsive and "entertaining" (The Wall Street Journal) history chronicling the conception and creation of the iconic Disneyland theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow.

    One day in the early 1950s, Walt Disney stood looking over 240 acres of farmland in Anaheim, California, and imagined building a park where people "could live among Mickey Mouse and Snow White in a world still powered by steam and fire for a day or a week or (if the visitor is slightly mad) forever." Despite his wealth and fame, exactly no one wanted Disney to build such a park. Not his brother Roy, who ran the company's finances; not the bankers; and not his wife, Lillian. Amusement parks at that time, such as Coney Island, were a generally despised business, sagging and sordid remnants of bygone days. Disney was told that he would only be heading toward financial ruin.

    But Walt persevered, initially financing the park against his own life insurance policy and later with sponsorship from ABC and the sale of thousands and thousands of Davy Crockett coonskin caps. Disney assembled a talented team of engineers, architects, artists, animators, landscapers, and even a retired admiral to transform his ideas into a soaring yet soothing wonderland of a park. The catch was that they had only a year and a day in which to build it.

    On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened its gates...and the first day was a disaster. Disney was nearly suicidal with grief that he had failed on a grand scale. But the curious masses kept coming, and the rest is entertainment history. Eight hundred million visitors have flocked to the park since then. In Disney's Land, "Snow brings a historian's eye and a child's delight, not to mention superb writing, to the telling of this fascinating narrative" (Ken Burns) that "will entertain Disneyphiles and readers of popular American history" (Publishers Weekly).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
  • Doctor Who: The Monster Vault
    Doctor Who: The Monster Vault
    ISBN: 9781785945335
    Title: Doctor Who: The Monster Vault
    Author: MORRIS JONATHAN & ANDREWS PENNY CS

    You're going to need a bigger sofa...

    Doctor Who's biggest and most comprehensive monster guide yet, The Monster Vault takes you on the ultimate tour of the Whoniverse, discovering and cataloguing every wonderful and terrifying creature the Doctor has ever encountered.

    From the notorious Daleks, to evil Stenza warrior Tzim-Sha and the ancient Thijarians, The Monster Vault features in-depth profiles on each monster, showing the Doctor's most dangerous enemies in their natural habitat and unveiling their secret histories. You will also discover how monsters were created and designed, through exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, anecdotes, case studies and unseen artwork.

    This lavish and visually stunning book provides an unrivalled wealth of information, allowing you to explore the rich history of Doctor Who and expand your knowledge and understanding of characters old and new.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00

    $70.00
  • Easy Riders Raging Bulls: How the Sex 'n' Drugs 'n' Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
    Easy Riders Raging Bulls: How the Sex 'n' Drugs 'n' Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
    ISBN: 9780747544210
    Title: Easy Riders Raging Bulls: How the Sex 'n' Drugs 'n' Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
    Author: BISKIND PETER

    Based on hundreds of interviews with directors such as Coppola, Scorsese, Hopper and Spielberg, as well as producers, stars, studio executives, writers, spouses, ex-spouses, and girlfriends, this is the story of the crazy world that the directors ruled.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • F*ck Your Diet & Other Things My Thighs Tell Me
    F*ck Your Diet & Other Things My Thighs Tell Me
    ISBN: 9781982135676
    Title: F*ck Your Diet & Other Things My Thighs Tell Me
    Author: HILLIARD CHLOE

    Fans of Issa Rae and Phoebe Robinson will love this collection of laugh-out-loud funny and insightful essays that explore race, feminism, pop culture, and how society reinforces the message that we are nothing without the perfect body.

    By the time Chloé Hilliard was 12, she wore a size 12--both shoe and dress--and stood over six feet tall. Fitting in was never an option. That didn't stop her from trying. Cursed with a "slow metabolism," "baby weight," and "big bones,"--the fat trilogy--Chloe turned to fad diets, starvation, pills, and workouts, all of which failed.

    Realizing that everything--from government policies to corporate capitalism--directly impacts our relationship with food and our waistlines, Chloé changed her outlook on herself and hopes others will do the same for themselves.

    The perfect mix of cultural commentary, conspiracies, and confessions, F*ck Your Diet pokes fun at the all too familiar, misguided quest for better health, permanent weight loss, and a sense of self-worth.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Film Book
    Film Book
    ISBN: 9780241484838
    Title: Film Book
    Author: BERGAN RONALD

    Step into the world of cinema and discover everything there is to know about movies, directors, genres, and styles.Profiling more than 100 of the most significant films ever made, and the world's most influential directors, The Film Book will take you on a journey through the changing landscape of cinema. Discover the behind-the-scenes stories about timeless classics like Citizen Kane and The Godfather, and take a front row seat at lavish blockbusters like Star Wars or Titanic.Covering every national school of film-making from Hollywood to Bollywood, The Film Book has something for everyone. "Top 10" and "What to Watch" boxes will inspire your next movie night. Test your knowledge with the essential trivia section - how much do you know about Oscar winners, biggest flops, banned films, and more?From the birth of cinema right up until the present, The Film Book is essential reading for movie lovers everywhere.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Film Noir
    Film Noir
    ISBN: 9783836561693
    Title: Film Noir
    Author: SILVER ALAIN & URSINI JAMES

    Smoke and Shadows
    Classic noir flicks, illustrated and examined

    Beginning with a general overview of film noir and covering its most important themes chapter by chapter (lovers plan murder, corrupt police, doomed love, psychological noir, etc.), this copiously illustrated handbook provides instant and in-depth access to the film noir genre for amateurs and aficionados alike. Among the covered films are: Double Indemnity, Kiss Me Deadly, Gun Crazy, Criss Cross, Detour, In A Lonely Place, T-Men, Out of the Past, The Reckless Moment, and Touch of Evil.

    About the series:
    Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price
    Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
    Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon: Game of Thrones & The Official, Uncensored, Untold Story of An Epic Series
    Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon: Game of Thrones & The Official, Uncensored, Untold Story of An Epic Series
    ISBN: 9781787633285
    Title: Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon: Game of Thrones & The Official, Uncensored, Untold Story of An Epic Series
    Author: HIBBERD JAMES

    THE UNTOLD STORY OF A GLOBAL OBSESSION DIRECT FROM THE SHOW'S CAST AND CREATORS...


    Game of Thrones is the biggest television drama ever to have graced our screens. The epic saga of warring families, huge battles, arduous journeys and dying heroes has captured the hearts and attention of millions of fans across the world. But its conclusion isn't necessarily the end of the story ...


    James Hibberd has extensively covered the show since breaking the news of its pilot in 2008 and has had more access to the show's top-secret set than any other member of the media. He was in Croatia when Joffrey Baratheon perished; he was in Northern Ireland when Jon Snow desperately fought in the Battle of the Bastards. He has documented every part of the making of the show and has had exclusive access to cast members, writers and directors.


    This official, complete history of HBO's Game of Thrones will draw on the author's many long days and nights spent on GOT sets all over the world and his countless interviews with cast and crew, many of which have never been published before. Packed with stunning photographs from the show and from behind the scenes, this is the only book that will be absolutely essential reading for every Game of Thrones fan.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Fleabag: The Scriptures
    Fleabag: The Scriptures
    ISBN: 9781529341799
    Title: Fleabag: The Scriptures
    Author: WALLER-BRIDGE PHOEBE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
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