• Over the Top
    Over the Top
    ISBN: 9781471179921
    Title: Over the Top

    Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey.

    The truth is, it hasn't always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy.

    Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on Netflix's hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan was growing up in a small Midwestern town that didn't understand why he was so...over the top. From choreographed carpet figure skating routines to the unavoidable fact that he was Just. So. Gay., Jonathan was an easy target and endured years of judgement, ridicule and trauma - yet none of it crushed his uniquely effervescent spirit.

    Over the Top& uncovers the pain and passion it took to end up becoming the model of self-love and acceptance that Jonathan is today. In this revelatory, raw, and rambunctious memoir, Jonathan shares never-before-told secrets and reveals sides of himself that the public has never seen. JVN fans may think they know the man behind the stiletto heels, the crop tops, and the iconic sayings, but there's much more to him than meets the Queer Eye.

    You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll come away knowing that no matter how broken or lost you may be, you're a Kelly Clarkson song, you're strong, and you've got this.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Poetics of Cinema 2
    Poetics of Cinema 2
    ISBN: 9782914563253
    Title: Poetics of Cinema 2
    Author: RUIZ RAUL

    Poetics of Cinema 2 & 3~ISBN 2-914563-25-6 U.S. $25.00 / Paperback, 6 x 8.25 in. / 128 pgs / ~Item / July / Film

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
  • Pour One Out: Cocktail Odes to T. V. 's Most Dearly Departed
    Pour One Out: Cocktail Odes to T. V. 's Most Dearly Departed
    ISBN: 9780062887122
    Title: Pour One Out: Cocktail Odes to T. V. 's Most Dearly Departed
    Author: VOLA CHRIS

    Whether you love Game of Thrones or Seinfeld, all television fans have one shared experience--the truly unique and devasting loss that comes from a dear character being written off a show before you--or any of us--had the chance to say goodbye.

    Here to give us closure is talented humorist and head bartender at NYC's noteworthy speakeasy, Little Branch, Chris Vola. In Pour One Out, he pairs 65 of television's most dearly departed with the 65 artisanal cocktails that best align with their personality. Whether drinking the Airmail in honor of Susan Ross from Seinfeld, the Wildest Redhead in honor of Barb from Stranger Things, the Too Soon? in honor of Eddard Stark from Game of Thrones, or the Son-In-Law in honor of Matthew Crawley from Downton Abbey, this book will finally give fans the closure they need to raise a glass.

    With 60 original full-color illustrations featured throughout, fans will squeal as the likes of Parks and Recreation's Lil Sebastian and Sherlock's Moriarty appear beside their chosen libations (High Horse and El Diablo, respectively). The perfect gift for the TV nerd or streaming junkie in your life, Pour One Out has something for everyone in the family...and everyone sharing your Netflix account.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Princess Diarist
    Princess Diarist
    ISBN: 9781784162054
    Title: Princess Diarist

    The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher's intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie.

    When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved--plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naivet#65533;, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a (sort-of) regular teenager.

    With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is Fisher's intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time--and what developed behind the scenes. And today, as she reprises her most iconic role for the latest Star Wars trilogy, Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable, The Princess Diarist brims with the candour and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney & Made Cinematic History
    Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney & Made Cinematic History
    ISBN: 9780316439152
    Title: Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney & Made Cinematic History

    From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls comes the untold story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Quentin Tarantino The Iconic Filmmaker & His Work
    Quentin Tarantino The Iconic Filmmaker & His Work
    ISBN: 9781781317754
    Title: Quentin Tarantino The Iconic Filmmaker & His Work
    Author: NATHAN IAN

    Get to know the cult filmmaker of our generation. Packed with stunning pictures from the Kobal archives, this biography explores the genesis of Tarantino's unique directorial style and provides insight into his inspirations and his frequent collaborations with favoured actors.

    Through in-depth and informative text written by renowned film journalist Ian Nathan, this book examines the entirety of Tarantino's work, including his early writing on screenplays such as True Romance and Natural Born Killers, his break-out directorial debutReservoir Dogs and the career-defining Pulp Fiction,& as well as his later iconic films, such as Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. You'll also go behind the scenes of Tarantino's latest epic, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. As you make your way through Tarantino's incredible career, discover& what inspired him, his working methods and the breadth of his talent.

    With a visually arresting design that mimics Tarantino's approach to film-making and chapters organized by film, the pages are brimming with images taken on set and behind the scenes.

    This is the ultimate celebration for any Tarantino fan.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Quite Nice & Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book
    Quite Nice & Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book
    ISBN: 9781472261281
    Title: Quite Nice & Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book
    Author: GAIMAN NEIL

    'Diverting... pleasurable... entertaining' New York Times

    'Relevant and fresh... [Good Omens] still has a lot to say about the world' Empire

    'Even if you're very familiar with the original novel, this is a different experience... so damned charming and quirky that it feels like a must' Starburst

    Neil Gaiman's glorious reinvention of the iconic bestseller Good Omens, adapted from the internationally beloved novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, launched on Amazon Prime Video this year to great acclaim. Soon to be shown on the BBC, the series is written and show-run by Neil himself and stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm and Miranda Richardson, to name but a few.

    Before he died, Terry Pratchett asked Neil Gaiman to make a television series of the internationally beloved novel they wrote together about the end of the world.

    What followed was almost... ineffable. Over six glorious episodes, Neil brought an angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crowley, (the only things standing between us and the inevitable Armageddon) to life in some of the most extraordinary television ever made.

    Here you will find the scripts that Neil wrote, containing much that is new and revelatory and even several scenes throughout that never made the final cut. For the very first time, this edition collects all the missing bits - from a certain Other Four Horsemen to a little demonic shopping trip - and reveals the secrets of the show, which, by its very nature, is known to ask for the impossible.

    Step backstage and see the magic for yourself.

    **This edition of The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book contains an introduction by Neil Gaiman about bringing Good Omens to the screen and all cut scenes**

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Read This If You Want to Be YouTube Famous
    Read This If You Want to Be YouTube Famous
    ISBN: 9781786275134
    Title: Read This If You Want to Be YouTube Famous
    Author: EAGLE WILL

    Read This If You Want to Be YouTube Famous holds the answers to running a super successful YouTube channel with millions of subscribers. Forty-five online film makers share their top tips when it comes to creating content and building a fan base.

    Packed with the essential secrets of the hottest YouTubers around, the book features practical and technical advice including how to how to find your niche, how to edit your videos, making money, and dealing with trolls. The book also features six insider interviews with YouTube experts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Really, Really, Really Easy Step-by-step Guide to Creating and Editing Digital Videos Using Your Computer for Absolute Beginners of All Ages
    Really, Really, Really Easy Step-by-step Guide to Creating and Editing Digital Videos Using Your Computer for Absolute Beginners of All Ages
    ISBN: 9781847734235
    Title: Really, Really, Really Easy Step-by-step Guide to Creating and Editing Digital Videos Using Your Computer for Absolute Beginners of All Ages

    Today, nearly everyone wants to make videos and post them on the Internet-and here's a book that explains in simple everyday terms how it's done. Even the technically challenged will learn to shoot and edit professional-quality work, upload it to the Web, view it on a TV set, or share it by mobile phone, thanks to the clear instructions and professional tips from filmmaker/animator Christian Darkin. He takes the budding videographer through the entire process, starting with selecting the right camcorder, writing the script, and composing the shots, through editing the raw footage in the computer and sharing the finished product with the world.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Reel World Scoring for Pictures 2ed
    Reel World Scoring for Pictures 2ed
    ISBN: 9781423434832
    Title: Reel World Scoring for Pictures 2ed
    Author: RONA JEFFREY C

    Packed with case studies and insiders' tips, The Reel World guides you through the world of creating music for film, TV, and video. You'll find proven success strategies-and learn the pitfalls to avoid-through examples drawn from actual scoring projects by industry pros. You'll also learn how to nurture positive relationships with music editors, directors, producers, recording engineers, music executives, and agents. Written by one of Hollywood's busiest composers, The Reel World examines the development of good musical aesthetics, the most effective technology and techniques, and the business of professional composing. The companion website, www.reelworld-online.com, attracts an active film-scoring community and features more examples, updates, and other resources for the beginning or pro composer. The Reel World explores What makes a great film score Starting your career Composing electronic and orchestral music Insiders' tips on industry politics and money Working with film and video Making better demos Web resources Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
  • Reinventing China: a Generation & Its Films
    Reinventing China: a Generation & Its Films
    ISBN: 9789629962302
    Title: Reinventing China: a Generation & Its Films
    Author: CLARK PAUL

    A pioneering study of the startlingly original films by Chinese filmmakers of the 1980s, such as Judou, Raise the Red Lantern, and Farewell My Concubine. These films bring into vivid relief changes in Chinese society over several decades, drawing on interviews with directors including Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, and Tian Zhuangzhuang. Paul Clark's Chinese Cinema: Culture and Politics since 1949was a groundbreaking book, and in Reinventing China, Clark continues his exploration of the changes in Chinese society and culture since the 1960s.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $62.00
  • Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, & Observations
    Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, & Observations
    ISBN: 9780525533917
    Title: Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, & Observations

    From the comedian, actor, and former host of& The Late Late Show& comes an irreverent, lyrical memoir in essays featuring his signature wit.
    Craig Ferguson has defied the odds his entire life. He has failed when he should have succeeded and succeeded when he should have failed. The fact that he is neither dead nor in a locked facility (at the time of printing) is something of a miracle in itself.& In Craig's candid and revealing memoir, readers will get a look into the mind and recollections of the unique and twisted Scottish American who became a national hero for pioneering the world's first TV robot skeleton sidekick and reviving two dudes in a horse suit dancing as a form of entertainment.&
    In Riding the Elephant, there are some stories that are too graphic for television, too politically incorrect for social media, or too meditative for a stand-up comedy performance. Craig discusses his deep love for his native Scotland, examines his profound psychic change brought on by fatherhood, and looks at aging and mortality with a perspective that he was incapable of as a younger man.& Each story is strung together in a colorful tapestry that ultimately reveals a complicated man who has learned to process--and even enjoy--the unusual trajectory of his life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Roman Polanski Masters of Cinema
    Roman Polanski Masters of Cinema
    ISBN: 9782866429171
    Title: Roman Polanski Masters of Cinema

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Room to Dream: A Life in Art
    Room to Dream: A Life in Art
    ISBN: 9781782118411
    Title: Room to Dream: A Life in Art

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family

    "Insightful . . . an impressively industrious and comprehensive account of Lynch's career."--The New York Times Book Review

    In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he's faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition. Lynch's lyrical, intimate, and unfiltered personal reflections riff off biographical sections written by close collaborator Kristine McKenna and based on more than one hundred new interviews with surprisingly candid ex-wives, family members, actors, agents, musicians, and colleagues in various fields who all have their own takes on what happened.

    Room to Dream is a landmark book that offers a onetime all-access pass into the life and mind of one of our most enigmatic and utterly original living artists.

    With insights into . . .
    The Elephant Man
    Blue Velvet
    Wild at Heart
    Twin Peaks
    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
    Lost Highway
    The Straight Story
    Mulholland Drive
    Twin Peaks: The Return

    Praise for Room to Dream

    "A memorable portrait of one of cinema's great auteurs . . . provides a remarkable insight into David] Lynch's intense commitment to the 'art life.' "--The Guardian

    "This is the best book by and about a movie director since Elia Kazan's A Life (1988) and Michael Powell's A Life in Movies (1986). But Room to Dream is more enchanting or appealing than those classics. . . . What makes this book endearing is its chatty, calm account of how genius in America can be a matter-of-fact defiance of reality that won't alarm your dog or save mankind. It's the only way to dream in so disturbed a country."--San Francisco Chronicle

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00

  • Saturday Night Live the Book
    Saturday Night Live the Book
    ISBN: 9783836552417
    Title: Saturday Night Live the Book

    Live from New York, it's Saturday Night The complete history, on stage and behind the scenes On October 11, 1975 at 11:30 p.m., NBC viewers who tuned in to the network's new late night show saw a sketch featuring John Belushi repeating, in a thick foreign accent, nonsensical phrases about wolverines being read to him by head writer Michael O'Donohue. Abruptly, O'Donohue clutched his heart and collapsed onto the floor. Belushi paused, raised his eyebrow, and then did the same. Posing as the stage manager, Chevy Chase entered the set and feigned confusion before breaking character and announcing to the camera: "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night " In that instant, television, which had long been out of touch with the young and hip, experienced the first seismic tremors of a major paradigm shift. TV comedy as we know it today owes it all to Saturday Night Live, the show that dared to take risks (not least the fact that it's broadcast live), challenge the censors, and celebrate the work of offbeat writer-performers. Hundreds of gifted and dedicated people have contributed to Saturday Night Live over the years, and this book pays homage to their groundbreaking work. The list of esteemed alumni, most of whom were complete unknowns when they debuted on SNL, reads like a Who's Who of the past 4 decades in comedy: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Al Franken, Eddie Murphy, Martin Short, Billy Crystal, Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Conan O'Brien, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Tracy Morgan, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristin Wiig, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, and Bill Hader--to name just a few. Now, as SNL celebrates its 40th anniversary, TASCHEN brings you the ultimate tribute to the show. To research this book, editor and author Alison Castle was given not only full access to SNL's archives, but also the rare opportunity to watch the cast and crew at work. She spent the better part of season 39 in the trenches, learning how everything comes together in just six days for the live performance. Part encyclopedia and part behind-the-scenes tour, Saturday Night Live: The Book covers both the making of the show and its remarkable history. Features include: Over 2,300 images from SNL's archives, many previously unpublished An illustrated breakdown of the 6-day week at SNL through the years, with an expanded section for the live show Seasons reference guide with complete cast, host, and musical guest lists Exclusive interview with founder and executive producer Lorne Michaels

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York. Revised and Expanded
    Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York. Revised and Expanded
    ISBN: 9780847842902
    Title: Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York. Revised and Expanded

    From the cinema verité of the sixties to softer fare like Splash, New York has provided some of the most iconic moments on film. Beginning with a survey of such classics as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Scenes from the City captures how the changing face of New York, as well as the founding of the MOFTB, have contributed to a particular school of film characterized most emphatically in the street-style work of directors as diverse as Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee. With over 200 stills and contributions from noted New York film personalities such as Sidney Lumet and Nora Ephron, the book also includes rare, unpublished, behind-the-scenes shots and stories from the quintessential New York filmmaker himself--Woody Allen. With a special section on the landmark TV series, commercials and music videos filmed in New York, Scenes from the City is an affectionate and vivacious ovation for this captivating "character" that rarely receives billing but always steals the show.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Scorsese on Scorsese
    Scorsese on Scorsese
    ISBN: 9782866427023
    Title: Scorsese on Scorsese

    Martin Scorsese is one of the most celebrated film-makers working today in Hollywood. A five time Academy Award Nominee for Best Director, Scorsese's films consistently push the boundaries of what viewers expect to see on the silver screen. From Taxi Driverto Goodfellasto The Departed, Scorsese continually challeneges audiences with his gritty, often brutal films. Developed from over 30 years of interviews with his friend and fellow director, Michael Henry Wilson, Scorsese on Scorsese is the first book to examine the career of this cinematic master in his own words. Illustrated with documents, and personal photos from Scorsese's own archive along with film stills, this in-depth look at all of Scorsese's masterpieces from his early short films all the way up to his recent Shutter Island (2010) is a key reference work for both fans of the director and professionals looking for the keys to the master's work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
  • Screenplay : The Foundations of Screenwriting
    Screenplay : The Foundations of Screenwriting
    ISBN: 9780385339032
    Title: Screenplay : The Foundations of Screenwriting
    Author: FIELD SYD

    A generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field's bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author has updated his classic guide for a new generation of filmmakers, offering a fresh insider's perspective on the film industry today. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are easily understood guidelines to help aspiring screenwritersfrom novices to practiced writershone their craft. Filled with updated materialincluding all-new personal anecdotes and insights, guidelines on marketing and collaboration, plus analyses of recent films, fromAmerican BeautytoLord of the RingsScreenplaypresents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the screenplay that will succeed in Hollywood. Discover: Why the first ten pages of your script are crucially important How to visually ""grab"" the reader from page one, word one Why structure and character are the essential foundation of your screenplay How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay Tips on protecting your work three legal ways to claim ownership of your screenplay The essentials of writing great dialogue, creating character, building a story line, overcoming writer's block, getting an agent, and much more. With this newly updated edition of his bestselling classic, Syd Field proves yet again why he is revered as the master of the screenplayand why his celebrated guide has become the industry's gold standard for successful screenwriting.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Selling the Movie: The Art of the Film Poster
    Selling the Movie: The Art of the Film Poster
    ISBN: 9780711240247
    Title: Selling the Movie: The Art of the Film Poster

    "An incredible illustrated history of the movie poster." - Hey U Guys

    Showcasing the best movie posters by the top designers in the field, this rich visual history of the film poster charts the evolution from the earliest days to the present, explaining how they were used to sell both films and the stars, and how they lured audiences to cinemas across the globe to make an industry. Understand how posters enhance the brand of a movie or a star, and how they represent the crossover between creatives with this stylish art book. With insights on movie genres, influential designers, Hollywood politics and the impact of typography, this visually stunning book reveals how a powerful advertising medium became an artform itself and changed the face of graphic design.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Sherlock the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    ISBN: 9781849903677
    Title: Sherlock the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    A tie-in edition of Conan Doyle's first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, with an introduction by Sherlockcreator Mark Gatiss. The hit BBC series Sherlockoffers a fresh, contemporary take on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective. In this new edition of Conan Doyle's first collection of short stories, Sherlockco-creator Mark Gatiss explains how these gripping tales inspired and influenced the new series. Sherlock: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmescontains twelve short stories first published in The Strandmagazine between 1891 and 1892 and then published as a collection in October 1892. It includes some of Conan Doyle's best tales of murder and mystery, such as 'The Adventures of the Speckled Band', in which the strange last words of a dying woman 'It was the band, the speckled band!' and a inexplicable whistling in the night are the only clues Sherlock Holmes has to prevent another murder; and 'The Five Orange Pips', in which an untimely death and the discovery of the letter containing five orange pips lead to a cross-Atlantic conspiracy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Sherlock the Casebook
    Sherlock the Casebook
    ISBN: 9781849904254
    Title: Sherlock the Casebook

    This book is my humble attempt to shine a light on the work of the best and wisest I have ever known. He has, I think it is safe to say, elevated the science of detection into an art form. Having been at his side during some of his most remarkable cases, it has fallen to me to bring his achievements to the attention of the wider public. He is, quite simply, the Mozart of criminal investigation.
    I would say more, but I am flattered and delighted to say that Sherlock Holmes himself has agreed to write a piece for the cover. John Watson
    Don't buy this book. The author has transformed what should have been a series of lectures into a gross and tasteless entertainment. The science of deduction is a branch of human achievement requiring serious analysis and yet here I find it lavishly illustrated, disfigured with humour and infested with gossip.
    Apparently, this kind of sensationalism is required to engage the interest of the reading public, but it is rather like working an office romance into a paper on quantum physics. Only an idiot would be impressed. Help yourself.Sherlock Holmes.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
  • Simpsons Family History
    Simpsons Family History
    ISBN: 9781419713996
    Title: Simpsons Family History

    So you think you know the Simpsons? Well, think again "The Simpsons Family History" unravels 25 years of Simpsons facts and fun and presents them in a never-before-seen chronological format. Travel through time with Matt Groening as he pulls back the curtain and reveals the events that turned this average family into a pop-culture phenomenon. Discover the hopes and dreams of a young Homer and uncover the sensitive and driven girl Marge was before she married him. Marvel at the hidden moments you never knew you missed, as all the pieces of Simpsons history fall into place. Chock full of art taken directly from the source, this massive tome is a must for Simpsons fans and the perfect way to celebrate "The Simpsons'" 25th anniversary.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, & the Making of a Masterpiece
    Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, & the Making of a Masterpiece
    ISBN: 9781501163944
    Title: Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, & the Making of a Masterpiece

    The definitive story of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey, acclaimed today as one of the greatest films ever made, and of director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke--"a tremendous explication of a tremendous film....Breathtaking" (The Washington Post).

    Fifty years ago a strikingly original film had its premiere. Still acclaimed as one of the most remarkable and important motion pictures ever made, 2001: A Space Odyssey depicted the first contacts between humanity and extraterrestrial intelligence. The movie was the product of a singular collaboration between Stanley Kubrick and science fiction visionary Arthur C. Clarke. Fresh off the success of his cold war satire Dr. Strangelove, Kubrick wanted to make the first truly first-rate science fiction film. Drawing from Clarke's ideas and with one of the author's short stories as the initial inspiration, their bold vision benefited from pioneering special effects that still look extraordinary today, even in an age of computer-generated images.

    In Space Odyssey, author, artist, and award-winning filmmaker Michael Benson "delivers expert inside stuff" (San Francisco Chronicle) from his extensive research of Kubrick's and Clarke's archives. He has had the cooperation of Kubrick's widow, Christiane, and interviewed most of the key people still alive who worked on the film. Drawing also from other previously unpublished interviews, Space Odyssey provides a 360-degree view of the film from its genesis to its legacy, including many previously untold stories. And it features dozens of photos from the making of the film, most never previously published.

    "At last! The dense, intense, detailed, and authoritative saga of the making of the greatest motion picture I've ever seen ... Michael Benson has done the Cosmos a great service" (Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks).

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Spectacles
    ISBN: 9781405918558
    Title: Spectacles
    Author: PERKINS SUE

    When I began writing this book, I went home to find what my mum might have kept of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it- every bus ticket, postcard, school report - from the moment I was born to the moment I finally had the confidence to turn round and say 'why is our house full of this shit?' Sadly, a recycling 'incident' destroyed the bulk of this archive. This has meant two things: firstly, Dear Reader, you will never get to see countless drawings of wizards, read a poem about corn on the cob, or marvel at the kilos of brown flowers I so lovingly pressed as a child. Secondly, it's left me with no choice but to actually writethis thing myself. This, my first ever book, will answer questions such as 'Is Mary Berry real?', 'Is it true you wear a surgical truss?' 'Does orchestral conducting simply involve waving your arms around?' and 'is a non-spherically symmetric gravitational pull from outside the observable Universe responsible for some of the observed motion of large objects such as galactic clusters in the universe? Most of this book is true. I have, of course, amplified my more positive characteristics in an effort to make you like me. Thank you for reading

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, & Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for the Simpsons
    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, & Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for the Simpsons
    ISBN: 9780062748058
    Title: Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, & Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for the Simpsons
    Author: REISS MIKE

    One of Vulture's Top-10 Comedy Books of 2018

    A "Must" pick by Entertainment Weekly

    An A.V. Club "Best Books of June" selection

    A "New and Noteworthy" selection by USA Today

    In celebration of The Simpsons thirtieth anniversary, the show's longest-serving writer and producer offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history.

    Four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss--who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since episode one in 1989--shares stories, scandals, and gossip about working with America's most iconic cartoon family ever. Reiss explains how the episodes are created, and provides an inside look at the show's writers, animators, actors and celebrity guests. He answers a range of questions from Simpsons fans and die-hards, and reminisces about the making of perennially favorite episodes.

    In his freewheeling, irreverent comic style, Reiss reflects on his lifetime inside The Simpsons--a personal highlights reel of his achievements, observations, and favorite stories. Springfield Confidential exposes why Matt Groening decided to make all of the characters yellow; dishes on what it's like to be crammed in a room full of funny writers sixty hours a week; and tells what Reiss learned after traveling to seventy-one countries where The Simpsons is watched (ironic note: there's no electricity in many of these places); and even reveals where Springfield is located He features unique interviews with Judd Apatow, who also provided the foreword, and Conan O'Brien, as well as with Simpsons legends Al Jean, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, and more.

    Like Cary Elwes' As You Wish, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's Seinfeldia, and Chris Smith's The Daily Show: An Oral History, Springfield Confidential is a funny, informational, and exclusive look at one of the most beloved programs in all of television land.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Stanley Kubrick Masters of Cinema Series
    Stanley Kubrick Masters of Cinema Series
    ISBN: 9782866425722
    Title: Stanley Kubrick Masters of Cinema Series
    Author: KROHN BILL

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
  • Star Wars Art: a Poster Collection Featuring 20 Removable, Frameable Prints
    Star Wars Art: a Poster Collection Featuring 20 Removable, Frameable Prints
    ISBN: 9781419715815
    Title: Star Wars Art: a Poster Collection Featuring 20 Removable, Frameable Prints
    Author: LUCASFILM

    In the same format as "Adventure Time: A Totally Math Poster Collection," this sturdy paperback houses 20 removable, frameable prints of the very best artwork from across the entire George Lucas-curated "Star Wars" Art series. Sixteen selections from "Visions," "Comics," "Illustration," "Concept," and "Posters"--including art by Jeffrey Brown, Philippe Druillet, Mike Mignola, Ralph McQuarrie, and Olly Moss--are joined by four newly commissioned artworks created specifically for this book by Max Dalton, Phantom City Creative, Tiny Kitten Teeth, and Jon Vermilyea. These high-quality, large-format, crease-free prints will be sure to transport "Star Wars" fans of all ages to a galaxy far, far away. . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Star Wars Art: Ralph Mcquarrie (100 Postcards)
    Star Wars Art: Ralph Mcquarrie (100 Postcards)
    ISBN: 9781419728099
    Title: Star Wars Art: Ralph Mcquarrie (100 Postcards)

    Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga's visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Carefully selected from the definitive volume, Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, these postcards are a celebration of Star Wars as a masterpiece of design and world-building. The deluxe keepsake package also functions as a display frame: the box features a die-cut window, so fans can rotate their favorite production design paintings into view.

    Format: Cards
    Price: $45.00
  • Star Wars Stormtroopers Beyond the Armor
    Star Wars Stormtroopers Beyond the Armor
    ISBN: 9780062681171
    Title: Star Wars Stormtroopers Beyond the Armor

    Foreword by John Boyega

    Just in time for the next blockbuster, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this unique and beautifully designed compendium with removable features traces one of the franchise's most iconic characters--the stormtrooper--from initial development through all nine Star Wars movies to their many iterations in TV, comics, videogames, novels, and pop-culture.

    Star Wars: A New Hope, the very first installment in the beloved science-fiction series, introduced the Imperial stormtroopers--the army of the fearsome and tyrannical Galactic Empire. Charged with establishing Imperial authority and suppressing resistance, these terrifying, faceless, well-disciplined soldiers in white have become a universal symbol of oppression.

    Star Wars Stormtroopers explores these striking warriors and their evolution in depth for the first time. Ryder Windham and Adam Bray trace the roots of their creation and design, and explore how these elite troops from a galaxy far, far away have been depicted in movies, cartoons, comics, novels, and merchandizing.

    Filled with photographs, illustrations, story boards, and other artwork, this lavish officially licensed book comes complete with removable features, including posters, stickers, replica memorabilia and more, making it an essential keepsake for every Star Wars fan, as well as military, design, and film aficionados.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Star Wars Super Graphic a Visual Guide to the Star Wars Universe
    Star Wars Super Graphic a Visual Guide to the Star Wars Universe
    ISBN: 9781452161204
    Title: Star Wars Super Graphic a Visual Guide to the Star Wars Universe
    Author: LEONG TIM

    Graphic design guru Tim Leong presentsStar Wars trivia in an all-new way--through playful pie charts, bar graphs, and other data-driven infographics. From a Venn diagram of Yoda's idiosyncrasies to an organizational chart of the Empire to a line graph of Grand Moff Tarkin's management decisions,Star Wars Super Graphic shines a new light on the much-adored universe. Equal parts playful and informative, this visual love letter to the vastStar Wars universe will enchant fans of all ages.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Star Wars: How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks & Other Galactic Survival Skills
    Star Wars: How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks & Other Galactic Survival Skills
    ISBN: 9780241331330
    Title: Star Wars: How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks & Other Galactic Survival Skills
    Author: DK

    The Star Warsgalaxy is a dangerous place. From ruthless bounty hunters, ferocious beasts, and extreme weather, to hostile landscapes, social minefields, and backstabbing allies-perils and hazards are never far away! How do you flee an exploding Death Star? What's the best way to source a starship at a spaceport? How would you escape kidnap by Tusken Raiders on Tatooine? Survival means keeping your wits about you. This fun, practical Star Warsbook will teach you how to recognise threats and learn what to do to stay alive in a galaxy far, far away.

    Explore the methods used by your favorite Star Warsmovie characters to escape sticky situations, with this handy manual. DK's How Not to Get Eaten by Ewokswill help you to navigate galactic pitfalls, whether you're learning how to avoid offending aliens of other species, or trying to find food and shelter in emergency situations. From survival kits and disguises, to tips on diplomacy and etiquette, this book's step-by-step instructions, illuminating graphics, and beautiful illustrations will ensure your survival in a galaxy where anything can happen!

    & TM 2019 LUCASFILM LTD.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
  • Star-trek Pop-ups
    Star-trek Pop-ups
    ISBN: 9780500517499
    Title: Star-trek Pop-ups

    Star Trek is one of the most enduring franchises in Hollywood entertainment history. Part of the public consciousness since 1966, it spans the worlds of television and the movies and counts millions of fans worldwide. Now Star Trek Pop-Ups delivers seven iconic Star Trek moments in a new way popping off the page in three dimensions. From the original USS Enterprise in flight to the dreaded Borg cube from The Next Generation and beyond, here is an unforgettable series of alien encounters and thrilling action scenes, featuring memorable moments from Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. Bursting with energy and ingenuity, Star Trek Pop-Ups will capture the imaginations of fans young and old."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Steven Spielberg Masters of Cinema Series
    Steven Spielberg Masters of Cinema Series
    ISBN: 9782866425753
    Title: Steven Spielberg Masters of Cinema Series
    Author: COHEN CLELIA

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Story: Substance Structure Style & the Principles of Screenwriting
    Story: Substance Structure Style & the Principles of Screenwriting
    ISBN: 9780413715609
    Title: Story: Substance Structure Style & the Principles of Screenwriting
    Author: MCKEE ROBERT

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00
  • Suspiria
    ISBN: 9780993238475
    Title: Suspiria

    As one of the most globally recognisable instances of 20th century Eurohorror, Dario Argento's Suspiria (1976) is poetic, chaotic, and intriguing. The cult reputation of Argento's baroque nightmare is reflected in the critical praise it continues to receive almost 40 years after its original release, and it appears regularly on lists of the greatest horror films ever. For fans and critics alike, Suspiria is as mesmerising as it is impenetrable: the impact of Argento's notorious disinterest in matters of plot and characterisation combines with Suspiria's aggressive stylistic hyperactivity to render it a movie that needs to be experienced through the body as much as through emotion or the intellect. For its many fans, Suspiria is synonymous with European horror more broadly, and Argento himself is by far the most famous of all the Italian horror directors. If there was any doubt of his status as one of the great horror auteurs, Argento's international reputation was solidified well beyond the realms of cult fandom in the 1990s with retrospectives at both the American Museum of the Moving Image and the British Film Institute. This book considers the complex ways that Argento weaves together light, sound and cinema history to construct one of the most breathtaking horror movies of all time, a film as fascinating as it is ultimately unfathomable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies
    Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies
    ISBN: 9781541672970
    Title: Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies
    Author: HORNADAY ANN

    A veteran film critic offers a lively, opinionated guide to thinking and talking about movies--from Casablanca to Clueless
    Whether we are trying to impress a date after an art house film screening or discussing Oscar nominations among friends, we all need ways to look at and talk about movies. But with so much variety between an Alfred Hitchcock thriller and a Nora Ephron romantic comedy, how can everyday viewers determine what makes a good movie?

    In Talking Pictures, veteran film critic Ann Hornaday walks us through the production of a typical movie--from script and casting to final sound edit--and explains how to evaluate each piece of the process. How do we know if a film has been well-written, above and beyond snappy dialogue? What constitutes a great screen performance? What goes into praiseworthy cinematography, editing, and sound design? And what does a director really do? In a new epilogue, Hornaday addresses important questions of representation in film and the industry and how this can, and should, effect a movie-watching experience. Full of engaging anecdotes and interviews with actors and filmmakers, Talking Pictures will help us see movies in a whole new light--not just as fans, but as film critics in our own right.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

  • Tall Tales & Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly
    Tall Tales & Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly
    ISBN: 9781529361346
    Title: Tall Tales & Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly

    'Coming from Glasgow, it's weird, I don't really tell jokes, like Irish jokes and all that. I tell wee stories. And some of them don't even have punchlines. But you'll get used to it as the night goes on, and on, and on, and on and on...'

    In December 2018, after 50-years of belly-laughs, energy, outrage and enjoyment, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career.

    When he first started out in the late Sixties, Billy played the banjo in the folk clubs of Glasgow. Between songs, he would improvise a bit, telling anecdotes from the Clyde shipyard where he worked. In the process, he made all kinds of discoveries about what audiences found funny, from his own exaggerated body movements to the power of speaking explicitly about sex. He began to understand the craft of great storytelling too. Soon the songs became shorter and the monologues longer, and Billy quickly became recognised as one of the most exciting comedians of his generation.

    Billy's routines always felt spontaneous. He improvised, embellished and digressed as he went: a two-minute anecdote could become a 20-minute routine by the next night of a tour. And he brought a beautiful sense of the absurd to his shows as he riffed on holidays, alcohol, the crucifixion, or naked bungee jumping.

    But Billy's comedy could be laced with anger too. He hated pretentiousness and called out hypocrisy where ever he saw it. He loved to shock, and his startling appearance gave him license to say anything he damn well pleased about sex, politics or religion. It was only because he was so likeable that he got it away. Billy had the popular touch. His comedy spanned generations and different social tribes in a way that few others have ever managed.

    Tall Tales and Wee Stories brings together the very best of Billy's storytelling for the first time and includes his most famous routines including, The Last Supper, Jojoba Shampoo, Incontinence Pants and Shouting at Wildebeest. With an introduction and original illustrations by Billy throughout, it is an inspirational, energetic and riotously funny read, and a fitting celebration of our greatest ever comedian.

    'One of stand-ups great naturals. No one told a story better.' Guardian

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Tarantino: A Retrospective
    Tarantino: A Retrospective
    ISBN: 9780500023174
    Title: Tarantino: A Retrospective
    Author: SHONE TOM

    Quentin Tarantino is one of the most influential and distinctive filmmakers at work in the world today. His films are so admired that nearly every one he makes becomes an instant cult classic. Here, Tom Shone presents in-depth commentaries on each of the ten films Tarantino has directed, from Reservoir Dogs to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, as well as looking at his early life, acting career, and his indisputable talent for scriptwriting. Illustrated with more than two hundred film stills and behind-the-scenes images, Tarantino: A Retrospective is a tribute to the great auteur's unique talent.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Tardis Type 40 Instruction Manual: Doctor Who
    Tardis Type 40 Instruction Manual: Doctor Who
    ISBN: 9781785943775
    Title: Tardis Type 40 Instruction Manual: Doctor Who

    All of time and space...where do you want to start?

    Governed by Time Lord technology, the TARDIS Type Forty is the most powerful craft in the universe and this comprehensive fully illustrated manual holds the key to its operation.

    The appearance of the Doctor's TARDIS, both inside and out, has changed many times over the years, and this manual features every incarnation - including the latest version for the Thirteenth Doctor. The manual covers the console with fully labelled detailed schematic diagrams for each function, the ship's famous chameleon circuit, as well as floor plans, specifics of dematerialisation, the use of force fields and tractor beams and much more.

    Complete with case studies of the wonder-craft in action, taken from the TARDIS's many trips through space and time, this manual is an essential guide to the wonders of the Whoniverse.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00

  • Taschen's Favorite Tv Shows from Twin Peaks to House of Cards
    Taschen's Favorite Tv Shows from Twin Peaks to House of Cards
    ISBN: 9783836542753
    Title: Taschen's Favorite Tv Shows from Twin Peaks to House of Cards

    Binge watching: The trendsetters and triumphs of the TV boom Their names are Walter White, Birgitte Nyborg and Don Draper and they are the stars of a cultural revolution. In the last decade, shows like Breaking Bad, Borgen and Mad Men have toppled cinema from its leading position in the popular culture universe and ushered in a whole new level of small screen excellence and appreciation. With ambition to tear down the barriers around commercial television, networks such as HBO, AMC, and ABC have launched a new era of cinematic narrative, while cable TV networks, DVDs, and the Internet have brought about new, flexible ways of watching and engaging. Global fan communities devour episode after episode, season after season, independently of programs and broadcasting schedules, and probe the multiple levels of meaning in their favorite series in blogs, fan groups and online forums. Alongside a wealth of stills, this overview of the TV revolution presents the most important and successful series of recent years, from David Lynch's groundbreaking masterpiece Twin Peaks to current highlights like Game of Thrones, Girls and House of Cards. Who were the trendsetters? What inspired the creators? Find all of the facts about authors and actors, influences and backgrounds, sequels and spin-offs. Learn something new about your favorite shows, and about those you're still to discover.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
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