• Alex Cox's Introduction to Film a Director's Perspective
    Alex Cox's Introduction to Film a Director's Perspective
    ISBN: 9781843447467
    Title: Alex Cox's Introduction to Film a Director's Perspective
    Author: COX ALEX

    Emerging filmmakers need to know the basics of their art form: the language of the camera, and lenses, the different crew roles, the formats, the aspect ratios. They also need to know some bare-bones theory: what an auteur is, what montage is, what genres are. Most important, all filmmakers require serious grounding in film. You cannot be a great artist if you aren't versed in great art. An Introduction to Film covers all these aspects, from director and filmmaker Alex Cox's perspective.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar
    Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar
    ISBN: 9781408895825
    Title: Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar
    Author: SAYLE ALEXEI

    Alexei Sayle reveals his true vocation: proprietor of an imaginary sandwich shop. Blending politics, comedy, philosophy and memoir, this is the Godfather of Alternative Comedy at his most anarchic and irresistibly entertainingAlexei Sayle has been telling people he runs a sandwich bar on Gray's Inn Road that doesn't exist since the mid-1970s.From behind this imaginary counter Alexei dispenses wisdom and focaccia to his famous customers as he explores his love of pretending, reveals why he disappeared from our TV screens in the 1990's, lobbies for eleven-hour long episodes of Newsnight and discusses rampant nepotism in coveted careers. And from drawing striking comparisons between capitalism and all-you-can-eat buffets to discussing the hidden depths of Taylor Swift, this flight of fancy packs a surprising punch and will leave you hungry for more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    ISBN: 9780701169930
    Title: Alfred Hitchcock
    Author: ACKROYD PETER

    Peter Ackroyd turns his gimlet eye to one of the twentieth century's most revered directors.Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great voyages, using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe. So how did this fearful figure become the one of the most respected film directors of the twentieth century?
    As an adult, Hitch rigorously controlled the press's portrait of himself, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring all others out. In this quick-witted portrait, Ackroyd reveals something more: a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes, who smashes a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life. Iconic film stars make cameo appearances, just as Hitch did in his own films. Grace Kelly, Cary Grant and James Stewart despair of his detached directing style, and, perhaps most famously of all, Tippi Hedren endures cuts and bruises from a real-life fearsome flock of birds.
    " Alfred Hitchcock"wrests the director's chair back from the master of control and discovers what lurks just out of sight, in the corner of the shot."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    ISBN: 9780099287667
    Title: Alfred Hitchcock
    Author: ACKROYD PETER

    Peter Ackroyd turns his gimlet eye to one of the twentieth century's most revered directors. Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great voyages, using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe. So how did this fearful figure become the one of the most respected film directors of the twentieth century? As an adult, Hitch rigorously controlled the press's portrait of himself, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring all others out. In this quick-witted portrait, Ackroyd reveals something more: a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes, who smashes a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life. Iconic film stars make cameo appearances, just as Hitch did in his own films. Grace Kelly, Cary Grant and James Stewart despair of his detached directing style, and, perhaps most famously of all, Tippi Hedren endures cuts and bruises from a real-life fearsome flock of birds. Alfred Hitchcock wrests the director's chair back from the master of control and discovers what lurks just out of sight, in the corner of the shot.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Alfred Hitchcock's America
    Alfred Hitchcock's America
    ISBN: 9780745653037
    Title: Alfred Hitchcock's America
    Author: POMERANCE MURRAY

    With a sharp eye for social detail and the pressures of class inequality, Alfred Hitchcock brought to the American scene a perspicacity and analytical shrewdness unparalleled in American cinema.
    &
    Murray Pomerance works from a basis in cultural analysis and a detailed knowledge of Alfred Hitchcock's films and production techniques to explore how America of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s is revealed and critically commented upon in Hitchcock's work.& Alfred Hitchcock's America is full of stunning details that bring new light to Hitchcock's method and works.& The American "spirit of place," is seen here in light of the titanic American personality, American values in a consumer age, social class and American social form, and the characteristic American marriage.& The book’s analysis ranges across a wide array of films from Rebecca to Family Plot, and examines in depth the location sequences, characterological types, and complex social expectations that riddled American society while Hitchcock thrived there.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Alien Covenant: David's Drawings
    Alien Covenant: David's Drawings
    ISBN: 9781785659249
    Title: Alien Covenant: David's Drawings
    Author: HALLETT DANE & HATTON MATT

    Delve into this exclusive Alien Covenant collection, containing two books, to gain an insight into David's descent into madness. Packed over two hundred illustrations and an interview with Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton, the artists from the set.

    Before Alien Covenant, David was stranded alone on the Engineers' planet and--left to his own dark devices--he began to push the boundaries of creation. Delve into this exclusive collection, containing two books, to gain an insight into the android's descent into madness.

    The in-universe sketchbook contains over two hundred illustrations from the set and will take you inside the mind of David. It features the complete arc of his journey from the studies of flora and fauna, to his more sinister experiments on creatures, and the disturbing demise of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw. The companion book, Developing the Art of an Android, holds an interview with Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton--the artists behind all of the beautifully grotesque sketches. Alien Covenant: David's Drawings will satisfy every serious fan's hunger for details of the most intriguing character from the Alien prequels.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00

    $85.00
  • All Happy Families: A Memoir
    All Happy Families: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780062234766
    Title: All Happy Families: A Memoir
    Author: MCCULLOCH JEANNE


    The Glass Castle meets The Nest in this stunning debut, an intimate family memoir that gracefully brings us behind the dappled beachfront vista of privilege, to reveal the inner lives of two wonderfully colorful, unforgettable families.


    On a mid-August weekend, two families assemble for a wedding at a rambling family mansion on the beach in East Hampton, in the last days of the area's quietly refined country splendor, before traffic jams and high-end boutiques morphed the peaceful enclave into the Hamptons. The weather is perfect, the tent is in place on the lawn.


    But as the festivities are readied, the father of the bride, and pater familias of the beachfront manse, suffers a massive stroke from alcohol withdrawal, and lies in a coma in the hospital in the next town. So begins Jeanne McCulloch's vivid memoir of her wedding weekend in 1983 and its after effects on her family, and the family of the groom. In a society defined by appearance and protocol, the wedding goes on at the insistence of McCulloch's theatrical mother. Instead of a planned honeymoon, wedding presents are stashed in the attic, arrangements are made for a funeral, and a team of lawyers arrive armed with papers for McCulloch and her siblings to sign.


    As McCulloch reveals, the repercussions from that weekend will ripple throughout her own family, and that of her in-law's lives as they grapple with questions of loyalty, tradition, marital honor, hope, and loss. Five years later, her own brief marriage ended, she returns to East Hampton with her mother to divide the wedding presents that were never opened.


    Impressionistic and lyrical, at turns both witty and poignant, All Happy Families is McCulloch's clear-eyed account of her struggle to hear her own voice amid the noise of social mores and family dysfunction, in a world where all that glitters on the surface is not gold, and each unhappy family is ultimately unhappy in its own unique way.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson
    All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson
    ISBN: 9780062408853
    Title: All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson
    Author: GRIFFIN MARK

    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

    The definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood's Golden Age.


    Devastatingly handsome, broad-shouldered and clean-cut, Rock Hudson was the ultimate movie star. The embodiment of romantic masculinity in American film throughout the '50s and '60s, Hudson reigned supreme as the king of Hollywood.


    As an Oscar-nominated leading man, Hudson won acclaim for his performances in glossy melodramas (Magnificent Obsession), western epics (Giant) and blockbuster bedroom farces (Pillow Talk). In the '70s and '80s, Hudson successfully transitioned to television; his long-running series McMillan & Wife and a recurring role on Dynasty introduced him to a whole new generation of fans.


    The icon worshipped by moviegoers and beloved by his colleagues appeared to have it all. Yet beneath the suave and commanding star persona, there was an insecure, deeply conflicted, and all too vulnerable human being. Growing up poor in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was abandoned by his biological father, abused by an alcoholic stepfather, and controlled by his domineering mother.


    Despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Hudson was determined to become an actor at all costs. After signing with the powerful but predatory agent Henry Willson, the young hopeful was transformed from a clumsy, tongue-tied truck driver into Universal Studio's resident Adonis. In a more conservative era, Hudson's wholesome, straight arrow screen image was at odds with his closeted homosexuality.


    As a result of his gay relationships and clandestine affairs, Hudson was continually threatened with public exposure, not only by scandal sheets like Confidential but by a number of his own partners. For years, Hudson dodged questions concerning his private life, but in 1985 the public learned that the actor was battling AIDS. The disclosure that such a revered public figure had contracted the illness focused worldwide attention on the epidemic.


    Drawing on more than 100 interviews with co-stars, family members and former companions, All That Heaven Allows finally delivers a complete and nuanced portrait of one of the most fascinating stars in cinema history.


    Author Mark Griffin provides new details concerning Hudson's troubled relationships with wife Phyllis Gates and boyfriend Marc Christian. And here, for the first time, is an in-depth exploration of Hudson's classic films, including Written on the Wind, A Farewell to Arms, and the cult favorite Seconds. With unprecedented access to private journals, personal correspondence, and production files, Griffin pays homage to the idol whose life and death had a lasting impact on American culture.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson
    All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson
    ISBN: 9780062408860
    Title: All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson
    Author: GRIFFIN MARK


    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE


    The definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood's Golden Age.


    Devastatingly handsome, broad-shouldered and clean-cut, Rock Hudson was the ultimate movie star. The embodiment of romantic masculinity in American film throughout the '50s and '60s, Hudson reigned supreme as the king of Hollywood.


    As an Oscar-nominated leading man, Hudson won acclaim for his performances in glossy melodramas (Magnificent Obsession), western epics (Giant) and blockbuster bedroom farces (Pillow Talk). In the '70s and '80s, Hudson successfully transitioned to television; his long-running series McMillan & Wife and a recurring role on Dynasty introduced him to a whole new generation of fans.


    The icon worshipped by moviegoers and beloved by his colleagues appeared to have it all. Yet beneath the suave and commanding star persona, there was an insecure, deeply conflicted, and all too vulnerable human being. Growing up poor in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was abandoned by his biological father, abused by an alcoholic stepfather, and controlled by his domineering mother.


    Despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Hudson was determined to become an actor at all costs. After signing with the powerful but predatory agent Henry Willson, the young hopeful was transformed from a clumsy, tongue-tied truck driver into Universal Studio's resident Adonis. In a more conservative era, Hudson's wholesome, straight arrow screen image was at odds with his closeted homosexuality.


    As a result of his gay relationships and clandestine affairs, Hudson was continually threatened with public exposure, not only by scandal sheets like Confidential but by a number of his own partners. For years, Hudson dodged questions concerning his private life, but in 1985 the public learned that the actor was battling AIDS. The disclosure that such a revered public figure had contracted the illness focused worldwide attention on the epidemic.


    Drawing on more than 100 interviews with co-stars, family members and former companions, All That Heaven Allows finally delivers a complete and nuanced portrait of one of the most fascinating stars in cinema history.


    Author Mark Griffin provides new details concerning Hudson's troubled relationships with wife Phyllis Gates and boyfriend Marc Christian. And here, for the first time, is an in-depth exploration of Hudson's classic films, including Written on the Wind, A Farewell to Arms, and the cult favorite Seconds. With unprecedented access to private journals, personal correspondence, and production files, Griffin pays homage to the idol whose life and death had a lasting impact on American culture.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • All That Is Bitter & Sweet: A Memoir
    All That Is Bitter & Sweet: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780345523624
    Title: All That Is Bitter & Sweet: A Memoir
    Author: JUDD ASHLEY & VOLLERS MARYANNE


    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    In 2002, award-winning film and stage actor Ashley Judd found her true calling: as a humanitarian and voice for those suffering in neglected parts of the world. After her first trip to the notorious brothels, slums, and hospices of southeast Asia, Ashley knew immediately that she wanted to advocate on behalf of the vulnerable. During her travels, Ashley started to write diaries that detailed extraordinary stories of survival and resilience. But along the way, she realized that she was struggling with her own emotional pain, stemming from childhood abandonment and abuse. Seeking in-patient treatment in 2006 for the grief that had nearly killed her, Ashley found not only her own recovery and an enriched faith but the spiritual tools that energized and advanced her feminist social justice work. In this deeply moving and unforgettable memoir, Ashley Judd describes her odyssey, from lost child to fiercely dedicated advocate, from anger and isolation to forgiveness and activism. In telling it, she answers the ineffable question about the relationship between healing oneself and service to others.

    Foreword by Nicholas D. Kristof



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • All the Available Light A Marilyn Monroe Reader
    All the Available Light A Marilyn Monroe Reader
    ISBN: 9780684873923
    Title: All the Available Light A Marilyn Monroe Reader
    Author: MCDONOUGH YONA ZELDIS

    No star in any genre has affected the world as deeply or has lasted as long without fading as Marilyn Monroe. This thought-provoking and wide-ranging collection of essays examines the undiminished incandescence of Marilyn Monroe -- the impact she has had on our culture, the evolution of her legend since her death, and what she tells us now about our lives and times -- and includes previously unpublished work from some of America's best writers, such as: Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Elliot Dark, Albert Mobilo, Marge Piercy, Lore Segal, Lisa Shea, and many more.
    From her troubled family beginnings to the infamous $13 million auction held at Christie's in New York City, All the Available Light paints an unforgettable portrait of Marilyn as you've never seen her before.
    This extremely rare cover photo was taken c. 1954, on the set of The Seven Year Itch.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • All the Best Lines
    All the Best Lines
    ISBN: 9781781852019
    Title: All the Best Lines
    Author: TIFFIN GEORGE


    Pithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, words of love and regret... ALL THE BEST LINES presents 500 memorable movie quotes, embracing both one-liners ('My name is Pussy Galore') and slices of snappy dialogue from pictures as diverse as When Harry Met Sally and Pulp Fiction. Arranged under such timeless themes as Dreams, Friends, Libido and Memories, the quotes juxtapose films and stars from every era and every genre.


    Dotted throughout the text are feature capsules focusing on themes and stories in the movies from Goldwynisms to Mae West, plus a generous scattering of cinema anecdotes, making the book both a joy to browse and an authoritative reference.


    Lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs, ALL THE BEST LINES will delight and entertain you in equal measure, reacquainting you with your favourite movies and introducing you to some forgotten classics. Anyone who loves the movies will be delighted to find it in their Christmas stocking.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • All the Best Lines
    All the Best Lines
    ISBN: 9781781853061
    Title: All the Best Lines
    Author: TIFFIN GEORGE

    Pithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, words of love and regret... ALL THE BEST LINES presents 500 memorable movie quotes, embracing both one-liners ('My name is Pussy Galore') and slices of snappy dialogue from pictures as diverse as When Harry Met Sally and Pulp Fiction. Arranged under such timeless themes as Dreams, Friends, Libido and Memories, the quotes juxtapose films and stars from every era and every genre. Dotted throughout the text are feature capsules focusing on themes and stories in the movies from Goldwynisms to Mae West, plus a generous scattering of cinema anecdotes, making the book both a joy to browse and an authoritative reference. Lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs, ALL THE BEST LINES will delight and entertain you in equal measure, reacquainting you with your favourite movies and introducing you to some forgotten classics. Anyone who loves the movies will be delighted to find it in their Christmas stocking.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire
    All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire
    ISBN: 9780857302748
    Title: All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire
    Author: ABRAMS JONATHAN

    Since its final episode aired, the acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. The show's actors, such as Idris Elba and Dominic West, have gone on to become major stars.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Alone in Berlin film tie-in
    Alone in Berlin film tie-in
    ISBN: 9780241277027
    Title: Alone in Berlin film tie-in
    Author: FALLADA HANS


    BERLIN, 1940, AND THE CITY IS FILLED WITH FEAR.


    In the house at 55 Jablonski Strasse, the various occupants are all trying to live under Nazi rule in their own different ways- the nervous Frau Rosenthal, the bulling Hitler-loyalists the Persickes, the retired judge Fromm, and the unassuming working-class couple Otto and Anna Quangel. Then the Quangles receive the devastating news that their beloved son has been killed fighting in France.


    Shocked out of his quiet existence, the usually taciturn factory foreman Otto is provoked into an action that will endanger both his and his wife's lives. With her help, he begins to drop hundreds of anonymous postcards attacking Hitler in buildings all over the city. If Otto and Anna are caught, they will be executed for treason.


    As the couple's silent campaign escalates, the cards come to the attention of the ambitious Gestapo inspector Escherich, and a deadly game of cat-and-mouse develops between them. When the petty criminals Kluge and Borkhausen also become involved, blackmail, deception, betrayal and murder ensure, gradually tightening the noose around the Quangels' necks . . .


    Hans Fallada's gripping and haunting novel was first published in German in 1947. It is both a dark, fast-paced wartime thriller and a chilling portrayal of a paranoid, brutal society, where the smallest action can have fatal consequences, and love has to survive against the cruellest of odds. Michael Hofmann's powerful new translation brings this extraordinary masterpiece to English readers for the very first time.


    Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada (Penguin Classics). First published in Germany in 1947 and evoking the horror of life in Germany in the Second World War. A rediscovered masterpiecethat makes you want to seek out more works by this great chronicler of events in my own lifetime. - Barry Humphries


    The other fictional high point of 2009 was Alone in Berlin (Penguin Classics), published in English translation for the first time. Hans Fallada's 1947 portrait of an ordinary German couple stung into a life of protest by the death of their soldier son is harrowing and masterly. - David Robson


    Hans Fallada- Alone in Berlin (Penguin Classics). Fallada wrote this just before his death in 1947, brought on by appalling mistreatment by the Nazis. It is an extraordinary book, part thriller, part personal record and translated for the first time. - Justin Cartwright


    Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin(Penguin Classics) was first published in Germany in 1947 but has taken more than 60 years to appear in English, in an excellent translation by Michael Hofmann. Primo Levi called it 'the greatest book ever written about resistance to the Nazis'. Its resisters are not the brave aristocrats who tried to kill Hitler and save German honour in July 1944, but ordinary working-class Berliners, and part of the fascination of this gripping novelcomes from the vivid and terrible picture it offers of the Nazi regime seen from below. It is indeed an extraordinary accomplishment. - Allan Massie



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Altman
    Altman
    ISBN: 9781419707773
    Title: Altman
    Author: ALTMAN KATHRYN REED & GIULIA D'AGNOLO VALLAN

    For decades, Robert Altman fascinated audiences with pioneering films--among them "M*A*S*H," "Nashville," "The Player," and "Gosford Park"--that combined technical innovation with subversive, satirical humor and impassioned political engage-ment. His ability to explore and engage so many different worlds with a single, coherent vision changed the landscape of cinema forever. This signature "Altmanesque" style is, in the words of Martin Scorsese: "as recognizable and familiar as Renoir's brushstrokes or Debussy's orchestrations." Now, the Altman estate opens its archive to celebrate his extraordinary life and career in the first authorized visual biography on the iconoclastic director. "Altman," by Altman's widow Kathryn Reed Altman and film critic Guilia D'Agnolo Vallan, brims with photographs and ephemera, many culled from private family albums, and personal recollections of the director. Alongside the intimate illustrated story is a complete visual, historical, and critical narrative of Altman's films and his process. To honor the Altman trademark of using a wide cast of characters, "Altman "also features contributions from his collaborators and contemporaries including Frank Barhydt, E. L. Doctorow, Roger Ebert, Jules Feiffer, Julian Fellowes, James Franco, Tess Gallagher, Pauline Kael, Garrison Keillor, Michael Murphy, Martin Scorsese, Lily Tomlin, Alan Rudolph, Michael Tolkin, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
    ISBN: 9781474610292
    Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
    Author: IDLE ERIC

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER


    'Funny, wicked, naughty, eye-popping and compulsively, joyously brilliant'
    STEPHEN FRY


    From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candour.

    Best known for his unforgettable roles in Monty Python, from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this brilliantly entertaining memoir that takes us on an unforgettable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theatre and film.


    2019 marks the 50th anniversary of The Pythons, and this laugh-out-loud memoir is the perfect celebration, chock-full of behind-the-scenes stories from a high-flying life that features everyone from Princess Leia to the Queen. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout that involve close friends and luminaries such as Mick Jagger, George Harrison, Steve Martin, Paul Simon and David Bowie - let alone the Pythons themselves - Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal hilarity and heart.


    Named after the song he wrote for Life of Brian that has since become the number-one song played at funerals in the UK, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life reflects on the highlights of his life and career with the off-beat humour that has delighted audiences for decades.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • American Cinema: Directors & Directions 1929-1968
    American Cinema: Directors & Directions 1929-1968
    ISBN: 9780306807282
    Title: American Cinema: Directors & Directions 1929-1968
    Author: SARRIS ANDREW X

    The auteur theory, of which film criticAndrew Sarris was the leading American proponent, holds that artistry in cinema can be largely attributed to film directors, who, while often working against the strictures of studios, producers, and scriptwriters, manage to infuse each film in their oeuvre with their personal style. Sarris's The American Cinema, the bible of auteur studies, is a history of American film in the form of a lively guide to the work of two hundred film directors, from Griffith, Chaplin, and von Sternberg to Mike Nichols, Stanley Kubrick, and Jerry Lewis. In addition, the book includes a chronology of the most important American films, an alphabetical list of over 6000 films with their directors and years of release, and the seminal essays "Toward a Theory of Film History" and "The Auteur Theory Revisited." Over twenty-five years after its initial publication, The American Cinema remains perhaps the most influential book ever written on the subject.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • American Scream: the Bill Hicks Story
    American Scream: the Bill Hicks Story
    ISBN: 9781447227069
    Title: American Scream: the Bill Hicks Story
    Author: TRUE CYNTHIA

    When 32-year old Bill Hicks died, he had been taking Britain by storm and was on the brink of fame in his own country, 'the United States of Advertising'. Cynthia True has produced a sensitive and compelling biography of the man who brought radical philosophy and rock 'n' roll to the comedy stage. Angry with the establishment, Hicks was a passionate advocate for individual freedom. He was also a man seeking enlightenment, one who believed that life is 'just a ride'. Formerly a vegetarian yoga devotee, Hicks developed a heavy smoking habit and acted as a drugs evangelist as his gigs got more popular and more dangerous. He cleaned up only months before he died from the pancreatic cancer that he had, with unsettling prescience, for years been imagining as an alien sensation in his left side. Petty censorship incensed him; never more so than when he was famously axed from the Letterman show following a tirade of pro-life and Pope digs. Hicks's response was typical: 'Why are people so afraid of jokes?'



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • American Sniper: the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U. S. Military History Film Tie-in
    American Sniper: the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U. S. Military History Film Tie-in
    ISBN: 9780062401724
    Title: American Sniper: the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U. S. Military History Film Tie-in
    Author: KYLE CHRIS

    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD.
    He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called "the devil" by the enemies he hunted and "the legend" by his Navy SEAL brothers . . .
    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyle's kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared him so much they placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow U.S. warriors, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle's masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • American Very Private Gentleman Film Tie In
    American Very Private Gentleman Film Tie In
    ISBN: 9780553825725
    Title: American Very Private Gentleman Film Tie In
    Author: BOOTH MARTIN

    The locals in the Italian village where he lives call him Signor Farfalla - Mr. Butterfly. He is a discreet gentleman who spends his time quietly painting rare butterflies. He has few friends and is constantly on the move. But as inconspicuous as Farfalla tries to make himself, his real profession is deadly. He considers himself an artisan, not for the butterflies he paints but for the guns he creates for assassins. He sees nothing wrong with what he does and feels he has helped shape history. Farfalla is getting older and has resolved to make his next job his last. Then, perhaps, he can settle down comfortably in the Italian village he has grown to love and enjoy the remainder of his life without constantly looking over his shoulder. But a treacherous circle is closing in on him.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Andy Kaufman the Truth, Finally
    Andy Kaufman the Truth, Finally
    ISBN: 9781940363059
    Title: Andy Kaufman the Truth, Finally
    Author: ZMUDA BOB & MARGULIES LYNNE

    For the first time ever, the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about the most enigmatic artist of our generation.
    Comedian and "Taxi" star Andy Kaufman, known for his crazy antics on screen and off, was the ultimate prankster, delighting audiences with his Elvis and Mighty Mouse impressions while also antagonizing them with his wrestling and lounge-lizard alter ego, Tony Clifton. Some say he died in 1984, while others believe he performed the ultimate vanishing act.
    In "Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally," Bob Zmuda, AndyOCOs writer and best friend, and Lynn Margulies, the love of AndyOCOs life, reveal alluincluding surprising secrets that Andy made Lynne and Bob promise never to tell until both of his parents had died.
    Hilarious and poignant, this book separates fact from fiction, and includes a candid inside look at the Milos Forman film "Man on the Moon," which Zmuda coexecutive produced and featured Jim Carrey as Andy, Paul Giamatti as Zmuda, Courtney Love as Margulies, and Danny DeVito as AndyOCOs manager, George Shapiro.
    Finally, Bob Zmuda shares in detail the reasons he believes Andy Kaufman did, in fact, fake his own death, including exactly how he did it and why he will return.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol
    ISBN: 9781906779979
    Title: Andy Warhol
    Author: SCHERMAN TONY & DALTON DAVID

    With a sleight of hand, Andy Warhol redefined the boundaries of painting, sculpture and film. The assembly-line effect of his æmachine-made' images allowed Warhol to fix the viewer's gaze on mass culture, closing the gap between art and life, bringing the old hierarchies of art to a collapse.But who was the man behind the public pose? The Factory was driven by sexual experimentation and the obsessive pursuit of beauty, but the figure at its centre somehow remained apart. His inherent discomfort with physical intimacy and his perpetual place outside the art establishment meant that Warhol would observe but never engage, that he wanted to be seen, but was never discovered.Based on extensive interviews and insights from those who knew him best, Andy Warhol disentangles the myths of Warhol - fraught with contradictions - from the man he truly was, and offers a vivid, entertaining, and a detailed, insightful chronicle of his rise, as well as a critical examination of Warhol's most important works.Tony Scherman has been contributing editor for Life and written about art and music for the New York Times and Rolling Stone amongst many others. He is an aware-winning author. David Dalton was founding editor of Rolling Stone and has co-authored numerous biographies including Jim Morrison and the autobiography of Marrianne and Faithfull.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Anime Impact: The Movies & Shows That Changed the World of Japanese Animation
    Anime Impact: The Movies & Shows That Changed the World of Japanese Animation
    ISBN: 9781633537323
    Title: Anime Impact: The Movies & Shows That Changed the World of Japanese Animation
    Author: STUCKMANN CHRIS

    #1 Amazon New Release -- The life-changing power of anime


    Iconic movies and TV shows from Japan:& Japanese animation--or anime--holds a special place in the hearts of countless fans around the globe. Since the early days of Osamu Tezuka's& Astro Boy to Makoto Shinkai's astounding success with& Your Name, anime has left an undeniable impact on our culture.


    Insights from filmmakers, authors, and YouTube stars:& Anime Impact& explores the impression the medium has left on various fans with detailed discussions on television shows and movies from the 1960s all the way to the present. You'll hear from YouTube film critic Chris Stuckmann and many others like& Ready Player One& author Ernest Cline and YouTube stars "Nostalgia Critic" Doug Walker, Robert Walker, Bennett "BennettTheSage" White, Tristan "Arkada" Gallant of Glass Reflection and manga artist Mark Crilley. Learn how anime has impacted culture from authors, artists, critics, anime enthusiasts, and super fans such as John Rodriguez, Alicia Malone, Emma Fyffe, and many more.


    Each writer has detailed their personal experiences of discovery and how anime has changed their life. Many discuss the implications that some anime shows and movies have on our society. Readers will learn about the impact of:

    • anime classics such as& Gundam,& Akira,& Sailor Moon,& Spirited Away& and other Studio Ghibli films
    • the biggest names in anime like& One Piece,& Dragon Ball Z,& Pokémon,& Naruto, and& Attack on Titan
    • movies and shows both legendary and niche alike
    • truly unique hidden gems rarely seen outside of Japan
    • and much more

    Anime from the heart:& While many books on anime simply offer a list of "essential titles" and recommendations,& Anime Impact& goes deeper by showcasing the many voices of anime's biggest fans. You'll find many distinct stories that only each specific writer could tell, all painting a fun and surprisingly touching portrait of the true impact of anime over multiple generations.


    Anime Impact& explores the effects and lasting appeal of anime across all genres and across five decades!



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Anyone Who's Anyone: The Astonishing Celebrity Interviews, 1987-2017
    Anyone Who's Anyone: The Astonishing Celebrity Interviews, 1987-2017
    ISBN: 9780062380074
    Title: Anyone Who's Anyone: The Astonishing Celebrity Interviews, 1987-2017
    Author: WAYNE GEORGE



    From former Vanity Fair magazine's celebrity interviewer George Wayne comes a collection of piquant, poignant, and nostalgic interviews with some of the iconic personalities of our time, curated from his legendary magazine career.


    The man behind some of the most notorious celebrity interviews, George Wayne, has redefined, reimagined, and remastered the modern art of the conversation. For over twenty years, he documented pop culture with the George Wayne Questionnaire, his patented question and answer column, which has been one of Vanity Fair's most iconic and intriguing features. In each issue, he posed a series of offbeat questions to some the most captivating people in the world.


    Refreshingly unafraid to ask anything and everything, GW has perfected what he calls--the probe and parry--to break down protective facades and get inside the heads and hearts of his interviewees. The results have been humorous, often surprising, sometimes shocking, and always revealing.


    Beautifully designed with illustrations, Anyone Who's Anyone is a collection of some of his most fascinating conversations with the world's famous and infamous, highlighted with introductory annotations and memories of each interview--first published in his own R.O.M.E., Vanity Fair, and The Daily Front Row.


    Cultural icons, royalty, and superstars of all kinds--including Kate Moss, Ivanka Trump, Ivana Trump, Martha Stewart, Joan Rivers, Farrah Fawcett, Fabio, Graydon Carter, and many more--spill their secrets, candidly sharing their hopes and fears.


    With social media increasingly dominating our personal interactions, Anyone Who's Anyone demonstrates that nothing can replace an engaging and authentic tete-a-tete.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • Arsenii Tarkovsky Poems: the Artistic Kinship Between Arsenii & Andrei Tarkovsky
    Arsenii Tarkovsky Poems: the Artistic Kinship Between Arsenii & Andrei Tarkovsky
    ISBN: 9781849762496
    Title: Arsenii Tarkovsky Poems: the Artistic Kinship Between Arsenii & Andrei Tarkovsky
    Author: BLAIR KITTY HUNTER

    One of the most significant filmmakers of modern times (Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Solaris, The Mirror, and Stalker), Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) was hugely influenced by the poems of his father, Arsenii (1907-1989). Rendered here for the first time in English, the poems echo through many of the films and illuminate the creative relationship between father and son. While his son's place in film history is acknowledged worldwide, Arsenii, who fell afoul of Soviet censorship, is still little-known outside Russia. The 148 poems translated here explore universal themes such as love, nature, family, aging, war, and memory, and place the poetry within the context of the father/son and poet/filmmaker relationship that so dominates the Tarkovsky story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Art & Making of Hannibal
    Art & Making of Hannibal
    ISBN: 9781783295753
    Title: Art & Making of Hannibal
    Author: MCLEAN JESSE

    "The Art & Making of Hannibal: The Television Series "is a detailed look at the making of this highly original, critically lauded, and visually stunning series. Released ahead of the start of the 3rd season, this book will bring Fannibals into the world of secrets, lies, and intrigue of their beloved show.
    With stars including Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas and guest spots by Gillian Anderson, Eddie Izzard and Michael Pitt, Hannibal is one of the most elegant, engrossing and deliciously haunting shows on television today. "The Art & Making of Hannibal: The Television Series" celebrates all aspects of this unique show. A highly stylized illustrated book featuring extracts of the shooting scripts of the first and second seasons, exclusive cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes photography, production notes, storyboards, alongside Hannibal's sketches and music notations.
    Hannibal Lecter was a brilliant psychiatrist in the employ of the FBI. His task: to help an unusually gifted criminal profiler, Will Graham, who is haunted by his ability to see into the minds of serial killers.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Art & Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy
    Art & Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy
    ISBN: 9781419703690
    Title: Art & Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy
    Author: JESSER J D & POURROY JANINE

    In 2005, director Christopher Nolan redefined the Batman legend with Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader. A fresh, dynamic reboot of the franchise, Batman Begins explored the comic book hero's origins and his evolution from billionaire Bruce Wayne to dark avenger who fights crime and corruption in Gotham City. A 2008 sequel, The Dark Knight, took those compelling, character-driven foundations and raised the stakes, pitting Batman against a deranged master criminal, the Joker, in an all-out war for Gotham's soul. Now, the final film of Nolan's trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, is 2012's most anticipated film release.The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy tells the complete behind-the-scenes story of these three monumental films. Based on in-depth interviews with Nolan and all of the film's key cast and crew-including cowriters David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan, cinematographer Wally Pfister, and more-the book reveals the creative process behind the epic Dark Knight Trilogy, supported by lavish art and never-before-seen photography.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Art of Being Bill The Many Faces of Awesome
    Art of Being Bill The Many Faces of Awesome
    ISBN: 9781631064555
    Title: Art of Being Bill The Many Faces of Awesome
    Author: CROFT EZRA & RAISER JENNIFER

    The Art of Being Bill& is the first illustrated collection highlighting& Bill Murray like you've never seen him before: Bill Murray at The Last Supper, Bill Murray as an Indian god, and nearly 150& other fitting tributes that will amuse and inspire you.

    Are you Murray obsessed?What better way to celebrate all that is Bill Murray than through art? Bill Murray art shows have been popping up across the country. Join in the celebration with& The Art of Being Bill.

    Just like Murray himself, the artwork in The Art of Being Bill is& both poignant and funny, with over 100 artworks, including details about each piece; inspired quotes; and his incredible film history. This is the ultimate gift book for the Murray addict and art lover in your life.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Art of Castle in the Sky #1
    Art of Castle in the Sky #1
    ISBN: 9781421582726
    Title: Art of Castle in the Sky #1
    Author: MIYAZAKI HAYAO

    The definitive examination of the art and animation of Studio Ghibli s masterpiece of fantasy and flight, Castle in the Sky
    The latest in the perennially popular line of Studio Ghibli art books, which includes interviews, concept sketches, and finished animation cels from classics such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro.
    Hayao Miyazaki s"Castle in the Sky"was the first feature film produced by the legendary Studio Ghibli. Sheeta, a girl who has the power to defy gravity, is on the run from pirates when she meets the young inventor Pazu. Together they explore the secrets of Laputa, a flying city constructed by a long-lost race of people. All of Miyazaki s major themes the power of flight, the bravery of young women, and a world wrecked by change are captured with beautiful animation and joyous storytelling."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Art of Disney Pixar Inside Out
    Art of Disney Pixar Inside Out
    ISBN: 9781452135182
    Title: Art of Disney Pixar Inside Out
    Author: DOCTER PETE (INTRO) & POEHLER AMY (FOREWORD)

    From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award(r)-winning director Pete Docter ("Monsters, Inc.," "Up") has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney Pixar's original movie " Inside Out," he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all inside the mind.
    Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
    In this groundbreaking and illuminating film, Pixar Animation Studios examines the extraordinary depths of the mind and the powers of emotion and imagination. The Art of Inside Out provides an exclusive look into the artistic exploration that went into the making of this vibrant film. Featuring concept art including sketches, collages, color scripts, and much more and opening with a foreword by actress Amy Poehler and introduction by the film's writer and director Pete Docter, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience of the making of this landmark film."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Art of Dreamworks Animation
    Art of Dreamworks Animation
    ISBN: 9781419711664
    Title: Art of Dreamworks Animation
    Author: ZAHED RAMIN & DREAMWORKS ANIMATION STAFF

    A visual celebration of DreamWorks Animation's 20th anniversary, featuring concept art, pre-production designs and character sketches from all 30 of the studio's films.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Art of Frozen
    Art of Frozen
    ISBN: 9781452117164
    Title: Art of Frozen
    Author: SOLOMON CHARLES

    In Walt Disney Animation Studios upcoming film, Frozen , the fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff-to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The Art of Frozen features concept art from the making of the film-including character studies and sculpts, color scripts, storyboards, and more-alongside interviews with the film's artists about the making of this comedy-adventure. c Disney

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Art of Game of Thrones
    Art of Game of Thrones
    ISBN: 9780008354558
    Title: Art of Game of Thrones
    Author: INSIGHT EDITIONS


    Filled with gorgeous illustrations and artwork from HBO's hit series, The Art of Game of Thrones is the definitive Game of Thrones art collection.


    Since its first season, Game of Thrones has been one of the most popular and successful television shows ever created. Beautifully crafted and presented in a deluxe, large format, these pages present a visual chronicle of the meticulous work done by artists to bring the world of Westeros to life on-screen.


    Fans will recognize thrilling moments and stunning locations from the show. Showcasing a multitude of fascinating and beautifully rendered images and previously unpublished works of art, this collectible book contains the visual legacy of Game of Thrones and is a must-have for fans of the show.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
    $110.00
  • Art of Ghost in the Shell
    Art of Ghost in the Shell
    ISBN: 9781785655272
    Title: Art of Ghost in the Shell
    Author: TITAN BOOKS

    Witness the incredible artwork behind the creation of 'Ghost in the Shell', the live-action feature film based on the Japanese manga classic and starring Scarlett Johansson. As well as featuring beautiful concept art, stunning on-setphotography and exclusive interviews with major cast andcrew members, delve into the advanced special effects thatbring Japan and the cyborg elements of the story to life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $71.00
    $71.00
  • Art of Harry Potter: The Definitive Art Collection of the Magical Film Franchise
    Art of Harry Potter: The Definitive Art Collection of the Magical Film Franchise
    ISBN: 9781785657399
    Title: Art of Harry Potter: The Definitive Art Collection of the Magical Film Franchise
    Author: TITAN BOOKS

    Beautifully crafted and presented in a deluxe, large-format, these pages present a visual chronicle of the work by artists and filmmakers to bring the world of Harry Potter to life onscreen. Bursting with hundreds of rare works of art, including production paintings, concept sketches and more, fans will recognise beloved characters, creatures, locations as they embark on a journey through the wizarding world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Art of How to Train Your Dragon 2
    Art of How to Train Your Dragon 2
    ISBN: 9780062323354
    Title: Art of How to Train Your Dragon 2
    Author: SUNSHINE LINDA


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $77.00
    $77.00
  • Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood
    Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood
    ISBN: 9780393341256
    Title: Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood
    Author: ROSE FRANK

    Not long ago we were spectators, passive consumers of mass media. Now, on YouTube and blogs and Facebook and Twitter, we are media. No longer content in our traditional role as couch potatoes, we approach television shows, movies, even advertising as invitations to participateâe"as experiences to immerse ourselves in at will. Frank Rose introduces us to the people who are reshaping media for a two-way world, changing how we play, how we communicate, and how we think.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Art of Mad Max: Fury Road
    Art of Mad Max: Fury Road
    ISBN: 9781783298167
    Title: Art of Mad Max: Fury Road
    Author: BERNSTEIN ABBIE

    Max Rockatansky returns. Haunted by his turbulent past, the wandering Road Warrior becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. Seeking escape from the tyranny of Immortan Joe, what follows is a high-octane Road War - and a chance for redemption.
    "The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road" is the official companion to the highly anticipated movie.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Art of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
    Art of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
    ISBN: 9781594749438
    Title: Art of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
    Author: GALLO LEAH

    Witness the genesis of peculiardom This visual tour of the movie world of "Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children," created by iconic filmmaker Tim Burton, is sure to be a must-have for fans of the series. A companion book to the film, it features behind-the-scenes images and set information from two of Burton s longtime collaborators, including details on costume design, cinematography, set design, concept art, and more. The beautiful hardback edition makes a perfect gift or collector s item."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
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