• Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, & Idiocy
    Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, & Idiocy
    ISBN: 9780451469434
    Title: Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, & Idiocy
    Author: WILSON RAINN

    "Rainn Wilson's memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life. a For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone's favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a bestselling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample tweet- oI'm not on Facebooko is the new oI don't even own a TVo) that now has more than four million followers. a Now, he's ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. He explains how he grew up obone-numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum of cool attached to the word.o The Bassoon King chronicles his journey from nerd to drama geek (othe highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school loserso), his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures and insights about The Office, and finally, Wilson's achievement of success and satisfaction,

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Batmobile Cutaways: The Classic Batman 1966 TV Series Plus Collectible
    Batmobile Cutaways: The Classic Batman 1966 TV Series Plus Collectible
    ISBN: 9781858755236
    Title: Batmobile Cutaways: The Classic Batman 1966 TV Series Plus Collectible
    Author: COWSIL ALAN & HILLIS JAMES & JACKSON RICHARD

    Fully-illustrated paperback, packaged with a die-cast model of the iconic 1966 Batmobile, reveals secrets of all the vehicles from the classic Batman TV series

    Includes a 1/43 scale die-cast metal replica of the classic 1966 Batmobile in a diorama display of the Batcave - the Caped Crusader's subterranean crime lab

    This 72 page guidebook features original cutaway artwork approved by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. Lavish illustrations and photos highlight every vehicle from the TV series - the Batmobile, Bat-cycle, Bat-copter, Bat-boat, and more. Cutaway artwork reveals the hidden details and gadgets of the Batmobile such as the Mobile Crime Computer, Bat-Ram, Batphone, afterburner, Detect-A-Scope, rocket launchers and "bat turn" parachutes.

    More features include detailed blueprints and schematics from the original design and fabrication which was overseen by master custom car fabricator George Barris. Includes dozens of photos and illustrations from DC Entertainment's vast archive of over 75 years of Batman comics, film and television adventures.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • Bbc Vfx the History of the Bbc Visual Effects Department
    Bbc Vfx the History of the Bbc Visual Effects Department
    ISBN: 9781845135560
    Title: Bbc Vfx the History of the Bbc Visual Effects Department
    Author: IRVINE & TUCKER

    Covering shows from Monty Pythonto Doctor Whoto Are You Being Served, the definitive history of the world's first, largest, and longest-running dedicated TV effects department, written by two long-serving department members The BBC visual effects department closed its doors in 2003, but for almost 50 years it had been responsible for some of television's most iconic images. Using interviews with the effects designers throughout the department's history together with concept drawings, production photographs, and stills from completed programs, this book tells the story of the VFX department and celebrates the work of a group of craftspeople who lived by the mantra ""if it can be imagined, it can be made."" Working largely before the age of CGI, the department was responsible for every kind of visual effect, from physical effects such as rain and explosions, to miniatures, models, sculpture, and animatronics, all of which had to be convincing--a challenge in the early days when many programs were shown live. Following a preliminary chapter on effects techniques, the book features in-depth accounts of 50 key shows, representing every genre, from sci-fi and drama to comedies and documentaries. In each we see how the designers worked, from receiving the original script to creating the finished effects. Filled with fascinating insights, wonderful stories, and numerous photographs and artworks that have never been published, this is an essential book for FX fans and anyone who loves television.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey Ofiicial Series 4 Tie In
    Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey Ofiicial Series 4 Tie In
    ISBN: 9780007523665
    Title: Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey Ofiicial Series 4 Tie In
    Author: ROWLEY EMMA

    A revealing look backstage at the hit TV show Downton Abbey. In-depth interviews give an exclusive insight into the actors' experiences on set as well as the celebrated creative team behind the award-winning drama. A lavishly illustrated book full of images from the new series including those stunning 1920s costumes, which will delight the millions of devoted Downton fans. Step inside the prop's cupboard or the hair and make-up truck and catch a glimpse of the never-before-seen secret backstage world. Expertly crafted with inside knowledge and facts, this book will delve into the inspiration behind the details seen on screen, the choice of locations, the music and much more. With a perspective from the director's chair and rare insights into filming, this is the inside track on all aspects of the making of the show.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Being Benedict Cumberbatch
    Being Benedict Cumberbatch
    ISBN: 9780859655224
    Title: Being Benedict Cumberbatch
    Author: BENECKE JOANNA

    His fans regularly discuss whether he looks more like an otter or a hammerhead shark , but that hasn t stopped Benedict Cumberbatch becoming an international sex symbol who s on the cusp of Hollywood superstardom. He s made geektelligence hot in the insanely popular BBC series Sherlock, and explored his dark side in blockbusters like Star Trek: Into Darkness and the Hobbit trilogy. Along the way he s won the hearts, minds and Twitter accounts of an alarmingly enthusiastic global fan base. Illustrated throughout with full lcolour photographs, Cumberlicious is an essential guide to the man at the centre of the Cumberverse

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, & Jazz Chickens
    Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, & Jazz Chickens
    ISBN: 9781405922012
    Title: Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, & Jazz Chickens
    Author: IZZARD EDDIE

    As heard on BBC Radio Four - Book of the Week . . . A memoir of love, death and jazz chickens, Eddie Izzard's fabulous Believe Me is his ONE AND ONLY AUTOBIOGRAPHY . . . ----------------------------- 'I know why I'm doing all this, ' I said. 'Everything I do in life is trying to get her back. I think if I do enough things . . . that maybe she'll come back.' When Eddie Izzard was six, he and his brother Mark lost their mother. That day, he lost his childhood too. Despite or perhaps because of this, he has always felt he needed to take on things that some people would consider impossible. In Believe Me, Eddie takes us on a journey which begins in Yemen (before the revolution), then takes us to Northern Ireland (before The Troubles), England and Wales, then across the seas to Europe and America. In a story jam-packed with incident he tells of teddy bear shows on boarding school beds, renouncing accountancy for swordfighting on the streets of London and making those first tentative steps towards becoming an Action Transvestite, touring France in French and playing the Hollywood Bowl. Above all, this is a tale about someone who has always done everything his own way (which often didn't work at first) and, sometimes almost by accident but always with grit and determination, achieving what he set out to do. Brimming with the surreal humour and disarming candor of his shows (with occasional digressions), Believe Me tells the story of a little boy who lost his mother yet who has risen to become a star of comedy and drama, a leading advocate of total clothing rights, a British European and extreme runner of marathons, who bestrides the world stage as a world stage bestrider. 'King of the Universe . . . Comic genius . . . Entertainment incarnate' Telegraph

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Benedict Cumberbatch : the Biography
    Benedict Cumberbatch : the Biography
    ISBN: 9780233004167
    Title: Benedict Cumberbatch : the Biography
    Author: GOODALL NIGEL

    A comprehensive biography of the star of "Sherlock" who is rapidly becoming a household name

    Benedict Cumberbatch is an award-winning actor with a bright future. His portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and a role as the main antagonist in "Star Trek Into Darkness"" have made him one of the biggest names in acting at the moment. This biography tells his story so far, from the influence of his actor parents and his education at Harrow to his extraordinary success in the past few years. Packed with fascinating photographs that let us into the world of this great talent, including behind-the-scenes shots from his various television and movie roles, this is the story of an intriguing man who has taken the world by storm.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
  • Berlin School: Films from the Berliner Schule
    Berlin School: Films from the Berliner Schule
    ISBN: 9780870708749
    Title: Berlin School: Films from the Berliner Schule
    Author: ROY RAJENDRA & LEWEKE ANKE

    Beginning around 15 years ago, a loose affiliation of scholars, writers and filmmakers living in Berlin began presenting films that offered a new, aesthetically driven form of political cinema. Abandoning the post-totalitarian context embraced by most commercially popular German films at the time, these films pursued a stylized realism to explore and address a national crisis of identity and purpose. Films like Christian Petzolds "Die Innere Sicherheit" ("The State I Am In") and Angela Schanelecs "Mein langsames Leben" ("Passing Summer") marked the first movement within German cinema to push the art form forward since filmmakers like Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog and Margarethe von Trotta established New German Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s. Published to accompany the first extensive screenings of these films in the United States, "The Berlin School" presents an engrossing overview of the movement. Essays by curators, film critics and filmmakers associated with the Berlin School place the movement in a larger historical context and examine the influence of collaborative communities that developed around the Berlin Film Festival. Building on MoMAs long history of research around German cinema, "The Berlin School" provides a foundation for new scholarship on contemporary German filmmaking.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Best Film I Never Made & Other Stories about a Life in the Arts
    Best Film I Never Made & Other Stories about a Life in the Arts
    ISBN: 9781925603101
    Title: Best Film I Never Made & Other Stories about a Life in the Arts
    Author: BERESFORD BRUCE


    This entertaining collection of pieces from the acclaimed director of Breaker Morant, Driving Miss Daisyand Mao's Last Dancerfeatures memoirs, brief lives and revealing accounts of the film world.


    Alongside unsung heroes from behind the camera and producers of dubious repute are Madeleine St John and Clive James, Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart, as well as a particularly seductive 1963 EH Holden--and Bruce Beresford's father, whose strange and startling decline in old age is charted in a brilliant, poignant essay.


    Opinionated, wry and engaging, The Best Film I Never Madewill provoke and delight in equal measure. It is the ideal gift not only for cinema buffs but for anyone interested in music, art or literature.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Best of Me Film Tie-in
    Best of Me Film Tie-in
    ISBN: 9780751553338
    Title: Best of Me Film Tie-in
    Author: SPARKS NICHOLAS

    They were teenage sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks - with a passion that would change their lives for ever. But life would force them apart. Years later, the lines they had drawn between past and present are about to slip ...Called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter when they needed it most, they are faced with each other once again, and forced to confront the paths they chose. Can true love ever rewrite the past? This is the new epic love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook, The Lucky One and The Last Song. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved authors.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Best of Miranda: Favourite Episodes Plus Added Treats
    Best of Miranda: Favourite Episodes Plus Added Treats
    ISBN: 9781444799354
    Title: Best of Miranda: Favourite Episodes Plus Added Treats
    Author: HART MIRANDA


    Well hello to you, Dear Book Peruser and thank you for your kind interest in my book o'Miranda.


    Here you will find my favourite six scripts, hand-picked from all three series, with introductions by moi, and some other tit-bits, and silliness. Because no book of this ilk should be without tit-bits and silliness. If nothing else it's fun to say tit-bits. Repeat after me: tit-bits. You're welcome.


    I hope you enjoy seeing the scripts in their pure written form on the page before they translated to what you have seen on screen. And if you're a lovely young person still at school let me know if your drama teacher ever lets you do an episode for the school play. Nothing would make me happier. Though I bagsy play Miranda.


    Your favourite, number one bestselling, comedian Miranda Hart is giving you an access-all-areas VIP backstage pass to her award-winning sitcom.


    Miranda Hart has won bundles of awards, written a bestselling book and completed a sell-out nationwide tour.


    But it was her award-winning BBC sitcom Miranda which first made her a much-loved household name. Miranda's identifiable and loveable character, unique wit and physical comedy struck a chord with millions making the show a national institution and Miranda the "Queen of Comedy".


    Here Miranda gives us an access-all-areas VIP backstage pass to Miranda the sitcom.


    The Best of Miranda contains the full scripts of Miranda's six favourite episodes (including her original revises and annotations) so that you can, if you wish to, cast your family to re-enact choice moments in your living room. The book also includes Miranda's own account of just what goes in to the process of writing, rehearsing and filming, hilarious gossip from the making of the sitcom, previously unpublished photographs and material which didn't make the final edits.


    Other extras include recipes for Gary's favourite cakes, cringeworthy childhood photos of our favourite comedian, a step-by-step guide to making your own Fruit Friends and Vegetapals and a Marry Gary Board Game.


    The Best of Miranda is a beautiful and hilarious book which will delight Miranda's many fans and earn her many new ones.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Big Bad Book of Bill Murray
    Big Bad Book of Bill Murray
    ISBN: 9781594748011
    Title: Big Bad Book of Bill Murray
    Author: SCHNAKENBERG ROBERT

    He s the sort of actor who can do "Hamlet" and "Charlie s Angels" in the same year. He shuns managers and agents and once agreed to voice the part of "Garfield" because he mistakenly believed it was a Coen brothers film. Bill Murray s extraordinary career is rich with fascinating anecdotes, contradictions, and mystery, from his early success on "Saturday Night Live" and the biggest blockbusters of the 1980s ("Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters") to his reinvention as a hipster icon in the early 21st century (in films like "Lost in Translation" and "Moonrise Kingdom"). And now you can get your fill of Bill: part biography, part critical appreciation, part love letter, and all fun, "The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray" chronicles every single Murray performance in loving detail, relating all the milestones, yarns, and controversy in the life of this beloved but enigmatic performer. These pages are packed with color film stills, extraordinary fan art, and behind-the-scenes photography."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Big Screen: the Story of the Movies & What They Did to Us
    Big Screen: the Story of the Movies & What They Did to Us
    ISBN: 9780141047126
    Title: Big Screen: the Story of the Movies & What They Did to Us
    Author: THOMSON DAVID

    In this triumphant work David Thomson, one of film's greatest living experts, tells the enthralling story of the movies and how they have shaped us. Taking us around the globe, through time and across multiple media, Thomson tracks the ways in which we were initially enchanted by this mesmerizing imitation of life and let movies - the stories, the stars, the look - show us how to live. But at the same time he shows us how movies, offering a seductive escape from the everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether.Does the big screen take us out into the world, or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson's question in this great adventure of a book. A passionate feat of storytelling that is vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens - the age that, more than ever, we are living in.'Criticism is rarely this passionate and brilliant. You come away wanting to watch it all. On the biggest screen you can find.' Ian Nathan, Empire'There's only one film book published this year that you conceivably, actually, need to read, and that's The Big Screen. It's a personal, critically acute history of the entire motion picture medium. . . his prose sings with brio.' Nick Curtis, Evening Standard, Books of the Year'The theme of The Big Screen is the weirdness of desire. . . Thomson takes us on a meander through Nouvelle Vague and Italian neorealism; Coppola and Scorsese; MGM musicals and film noir. He always comes back in the end to the kind of fun it is possible to have only at the movies, sitting in the dark, staring at the light.' Bee Wilson, Sunday Times'the best writer on film in our time . . . there are insights and revelations on every page.' Michael Ondaatje'A startling analysis of what happens to us in the darkness as we dream with eyes open.' Peter Conrad, Observer, Books of the Year'Nobody else could match its sweep, its erudition, its discernment or its warmth.' David Hare, Guardian, Books of the Year'A giant in the world of film criticism. His book is erudite but readable, delightfully tangential, and surprisingly polemical.' Kate Muir, The Times, Books of the Year'Crazily beautiful. . . by the time I finished it, enjoyment and amusement had given way to exultation.'Kent Jones, Sight & Sound

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Big Screen: the Story of the Movies & What They Did to Us
    Big Screen: the Story of the Movies & What They Did to Us
    ISBN: 9781846143144
    Title: Big Screen: the Story of the Movies & What They Did to Us
    Author: THOMSON DAVID

    At first, film was a waking dream, the gift of appearance delivered to huddled masses sitting in the dark. Then movies began transforming our society and our perception of the world. Now, although still richly entertaining, do they still have the same power? What have they done to our lives? In The Big Screen David Thomson, one of film's greatest living experts, tells the enthralling story of the movies, and how they have shaped us.& David Thomson takes us around the globe, through time, and across many media to tell the complex, gripping, paradoxical story of the movies. & He tracks the ways in which we were initially enchanted by this mesmerizing imitation of life and let movies - the stories, the stars, the look -show us how to live. & But at the same time movies, offering a seductive escape from the everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether. The entranced audience has become a model for powerless citizens trying to pursue happiness by sitting quietly in a dark room.Does the big screen take us out into the world, or merely mesmerize us? & That is Thomson's question in this great adventure of a book. This passionate feat of storytelling is vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens - the age that, more than ever, we are living in.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Bigger Than Hitler, Better Than Christ
    Bigger Than Hitler, Better Than Christ
    ISBN: 9780007207282
    Title: Bigger Than Hitler, Better Than Christ
    Author: MAYALL RIK

    In this electrifying autobiography, Rik stands naked in front of his vast legions of fans and disciples and invites them to take communion with the blood he has spilled for them during his thirty year war on show business.

    He invented alternative comedy with The Young Ones, he brought down the Thatcher administration with The New Statesman and he changed the face of global culture with his masterpiece Bottom. Not only was his number one single Living Doll the saviour of rock 'n' roll but he also rescued the British film industry with the vast revenues created by his legendary movie Drop Dead Fred. In 1998, he survived an assassination attempt and spent five days in a coma before he literally came back from the dead. Having completed countless phenomenal feature films, TV series, live extravaganzas and radio voice-overs since then, Rik Mayall is now poised on the brink of a whole new epoch-shattering revolution.

    For the first time ever, Rik reveals in print the deep inner truth behind his gargantuan ascent to the pinnacle of international light entertainment the mental hospitals he has broken out of, the television executives he has assaulted, the drugs he has definitely not taken, the charities he has bankrupted, the countless pregnancies he has engendered, and so much more."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00

    $27.00
  • Billy Wilder Masters of Cinema Series
    Billy Wilder Masters of Cinema Series
    ISBN: 9782866426095
    Title: Billy Wilder Masters of Cinema Series
    Author: SIMSOLO NOEL

    Billy Wilder is an undisputed master of American comedy, taking situation comedy to the edge of the absurd in 'Some Like It Hot'. But he also made pessimistic melodramas such as 'Sunset Boulevard', in which Gloria Swanson gives a moving performance as a fall star, and a few fine examples of film noir, such as 'Double Indemnity'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Binge Watching New York
    Binge Watching New York
    ISBN: 9782374950969
    Title: Binge Watching New York
    Author: MICLET MARION

    Step behind the scenes to discover New York City through its most emblematic television incarnations, from Seinfeldto Billions, in this one-of-a-kind, innovative guide. Order a latte in the West Village coffee shops reminiscent of Friends' Central Perk, travel back in time to visit the iconic Manhattan landmarks ofMad Men, learn the rules of stand-up comedy with Seinfeld in the Upper West Side, enter the hipster heartland of Brooklyn with Girls, and follow Daredevil in Hell's Kitchen or Luke Cage in Harlem...


    Countless films have been set in New York, and it is also an incredibly popular backdrop for television series. The city's best-known landmarks, and many bars, restaurants, stores, hotels--even entire neighborhoods--have become extremely familiar to TV viewers. So join us as we uncover these iconic locations and recommend new addresses inspired by the lifestyle of the most beloved fictional New Yorkers.


    Easy to navigate, this travel guide is illustrated with exclusive maps and hundreds of photos. All of the chapters are constructed as original tours, organized by series and themes. It's all in here: the New York you have come to know through the eyes of your favorite characters and the scary, funny, emotional, and unforgettable TV moments.


    Wanna be the hero of your own adventure? Let our unmatched enthusiasm for New York series be your guide.


    BONUS: interactive maps accessible online



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Bite Flix
    Bite Flix
    ISBN: 9780753724590
    Title: Bite Flix
    Author: MANDER GABRIELLE

    The "Flix" series collates and organises stunning images from "The Kobal Collection". With informative and witty extended captions and relevant quotations, these titles, with 101 original images in each book, make ideal gifts and stocking fillers. The stunning images in this book have been chosen from classic and often rare movie stills. "Bite" will take you into the jaws of death and beyond, where fangs rule. Here is super-nature red in tooth and claw, illustrated in glorious colour and chilling black and white with entertaining and informative 'bite-sized' commentaries. Fear the deadly kiss of the broodingly handsome vampire. Bar your doors against the living dead. Cancel that dental appointment, and prepare to be amused and fascinated by quotes and trivia, as well as gorgeous photographs. If it can be imagined, it's scary and it has teeth, it probably lurks within the pages of "Bite".

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Black Sunday
    Black Sunday
    ISBN: 9781906733834
    Title: Black Sunday
    Author: CONTERIO MARTYN

    Despite its reputation as one of the greatest and most influential of all horror films, there is surprisingly little literature dedicated to Mario Bava's "Black Sunday" (1960), and this contribution to the Devil's Advocates series is the first single book dedicated to it. Martyn Conterio places the film in the historical context of being one of the first sound Italian horror films and how its success kick-started the Italian horror boom. The author considers the particularly Italian perspective on the gothic that the film pioneered and its fresh and pioneering approach to horror tropes such as the vampire and the witch and considers how the casting of British 'Scream Queen' Barbara Steele was crucial to the film's effectiveness and success.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00

    $34.00
  • Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal, & Raging Egos
    Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal, & Raging Egos
    ISBN: 9781785784392
    Title: Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal, & Raging Egos
    Author: SIGAL CLANCY


    For me it begins in such an ordinary way ... with a gorilla, a blonde,and a gun ...


    Mid- 20th century Hollywood; 'RaymondChandler's LA before Pilates and cell phones'. Clancy Sigal (who would later bethe inspiration for Doris Lessing's 'Saul Green') is just back fromfighting in the Second World War and an abortive solo attempt to assassinate HermannGoering at the Nurenburg trials.&


    Charming his way into a job as anagent with the Sam Jaffe agency, Sigal plunges into a chaotic Hollywood peopled by fastwomen, washed-up screenwriters, wily directors, and starstruck FBI agentstrailing 'subversives'. He parties with the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, TonyCurtis and an anxious Peter Lorre, who becomes a drinking buddy.


    But this is the era of the Hollywood Blacklistand Sigal, like many of his contemporaries, is subpoenaed to testify before theHUAC. Will he give up the list of nine names, burning a hole in his pocket, tosave his own skin?&

    Hilarious, touching, intimate and revealing: Sigal'smemoir reads like a forgotten hardboiled detective novel and has all the makings of aninstant classic.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal, & Raging Egos
    Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal, & Raging Egos
    ISBN: 9781785784804
    Title: Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal, & Raging Egos
    Author: SIGAL CLANCY


    For me it begins in such an ordinary way ... with a gorilla, a blonde,and a gun ...


    Mid- 20th century Hollywood; 'RaymondChandler's LA before Pilates and cell phones'. Clancy Sigal (who would later bethe inspiration for Doris Lessing's 'Saul Green') is just back fromfighting in the Second World War and an abortive solo attempt to assassinate HermannGoering at the Nurenburg trials.&


    Charming his way into a job as anagent with the Sam Jaffe agency, Sigal plunges into a chaotic Hollywood peopled by fastwomen, washed-up screenwriters, wily directors, and starstruck FBI agentstrailing 'subversives'. He parties with the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, TonyCurtis and an anxious Peter Lorre, who becomes a drinking buddy.


    But this is the era of the Hollywood Blacklistand Sigal, like many of his contemporaries, is subpoenaed to testify before theHUAC. Will he give up the list of nine names, burning a hole in his pocket, tosave his own skin?&

    Hilarious, touching, intimate and revealing: Sigal'smemoir reads like a forgotten hardboiled detective novel and has all the makings of aninstant classic.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Blade Runner
    Blade Runner
    ISBN: 9781844575220
    Title: Blade Runner
    Author: BUKATMAN SCOTT

    Blade Runner has proved to be one of the most enduring and influential films of the 1980s. An adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the film combines film noir with science fiction to create a groundbreaking cyberpunk vision of urban life in a future at once uncannily familiar and startlingly new.
    In his innovative reading, Scott Bukatman details the making of Blade Runner and its steadily improving fortunes following its release in 1982. He situates the film in terms of the debates about postmodernism which have informed the large body of criticism devoted to it, but argues that its tensions derive also from the quintessentially twentieth-century, modernist experience of the city – the experience of a space both imprisoning and liberating.
    In his new introduction, Bukatman asserts that the film's visual complexity allows Blade Runner to translate successfully to the world of high definition and on-demand home cinema. He looks back to the science fiction tradition of the early 80s, and on to the key changes in the 'final' version of the film in 2007, which risk diminishing the sense of instability created in the original.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00

    $33.00
  • Blair Witch Project
    Blair Witch Project
    ISBN: 9781906733841
    Title: Blair Witch Project
    Author: TURNER PETE

    Few films have had the influence and impact of The Blair Witch Project (1999). Its arrival was a horror cinema palette cleanser after a decade of serial killers and postmodern intertextuality, a bare bones 'found footage' trend setter. In this Devil's Advocate, Peter Turner tells the story of the film from his conception and production then provides a unique analysis of the techniques used, their appeal to audiences and the themes that helped make the film such an international hit, including the pionerring internet marketing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Blockbusters Hit-making, Risk-taking, & the Big Business of Entertainment
    Blockbusters Hit-making, Risk-taking, & the Big Business of Entertainment
    ISBN: 9781922070692
    Title: Blockbusters Hit-making, Risk-taking, & the Big Business of Entertainment
    Author: ELBERSE ANITA


    Why the future of popular culture will revolve around ever bigger bets on entertainment products, by one of Harvard Business School's most popular professors


    What's behind the phenomenal success of entertainment businesses such as Warner Bros., Marvel Entertainment, and the NFL-along with such stars as Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, and LeBron James? Which strategies give leaders in film, television, music, publishing, and sports an edge over their rivals?


    Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School's expert on the entertainment industry, has done pioneering research on the worlds of media and sports for more than a decade. Now, in this groundbreaking book, she explains a powerful truth about the fiercely competitive world of entertainment: building a business around blockbuster products-the movies, television shows, songs, and books that are hugely expensive to produce and market-is the surest path to long-term success. Along the way, she reveals why entertainment executives often spend outrageous amounts of money in search of the next blockbuster, why superstars are paid unimaginable sums, and how digital technologies are transforming the entertainment landscape.


    Full of inside stories emerging from Elberse's unprecedented access to some of the world's most successful entertainment brands, Blockbusters is destined to become required reading for anyone seeking to understand how the entertainment industry really works-and how to navigate today's high-stakes business world at large.



    Format: Trade paperback
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  • Blowing the Bloody Doors Off & Other Lessons in Life
    Blowing the Bloody Doors Off & Other Lessons in Life
    ISBN: 9781473689312
    Title: Blowing the Bloody Doors Off & Other Lessons in Life
    Author: CAINE MICHAEL


    With over 100 movies and two Academy Awards to his credit over six decades, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight, and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career-and now his eighty-fifth year.


    One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films from the classic movies Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the book title) to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Cider House Rules. Caine has excelled in every kind of role-with a skill that's made it look easy.


    He knows what success takes-he's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it." Now in his eighty-fifth year-and more beloved than ever-he wants to share everything he's learned.


    With brilliant new insight into his life and work and showcasing his wonderful gift for storytelling, Blowing the Bloody Doors Off is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Blowing the Bloody Doors Off & Other Lessons in Life
    Blowing the Bloody Doors Off & Other Lessons in Life
    ISBN: 9781473689329
    Title: Blowing the Bloody Doors Off & Other Lessons in Life
    Author: CAINE MICHAEL


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



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



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Blueprint for a Battlestar: Serious Scientific Explanations for Sci-fis Greatest Inventions
    Blueprint for a Battlestar: Serious Scientific Explanations for Sci-fis Greatest Inventions
    ISBN: 9781781315934
    Title: Blueprint for a Battlestar: Serious Scientific Explanations for Sci-fis Greatest Inventions
    Author: PYLE ROD

    This beautifully illustrated pop science book which answers the enduring questions raised by science fiction, such as 'Do hoverboards really exist?', 'How can you bring a dinosaur back to life?' and 'Can we really travel in time and space?'
    Packed with stunning images, including 75 illustrations created exclusively for this book, Blueprint for a Battlestar takes twenty-five remarkable and memorable technologies from the world of sci-fi, from Star Wars and The Matrix to Ironman and The Terminator. Each concept will be explained and dissected to reveal the real science behind it. Some are boldly obvious - such as the Death Star and exoskeletons - and some less so (think bio-ports or cloaking devices). All are fascinating and will make wonderful explorations into the science of the future as we understand it today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Boardwalk Empire the Birth High Times & Corruption of Atlantic City
    Boardwalk Empire the Birth High Times & Corruption of Atlantic City
    ISBN: 9780966674866
    Title: Boardwalk Empire the Birth High Times & Corruption of Atlantic City
    Author: JOHNSON NELSON WINTER TERENCE FOREWORD

    Providing the inspiration and source material for the upcoming HBO series produced by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Terence Winter, this riveting and wide-reaching history explores the sordid past of Atlantic City--forever a freewheeling town long-dedicated to the fast buck--from the city's heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a legitimate casino resort in the modern era. A colorful cast of powerful characters, led by "Commodore" Kuehnle and "Nucky" Johnson, populates this stranger-than-fiction account of corrupt politics and the toxic power structure that grew out of guile, finesse, and extortion. Atlantic City's shadowy past--through its rise, fall, and rebirth--is given new light in this revealing, and often appalling, study of legislative abuse and organized crime.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Bogie: the Life & Times of Humphrey Bogart
    Bogie: the Life & Times of Humphrey Bogart
    ISBN: 9780956444851
    Title: Bogie: the Life & Times of Humphrey Bogart
    Author: BOGART STEPHEN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Bohemian Rhapsody: The Inside Story
    Bohemian Rhapsody: The Inside Story
    ISBN: 9781787391888
    Title: Bohemian Rhapsody: The Inside Story
    Author: WILLIAMS OWEN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • BoJack Horseman: the Art Before the Horse
    BoJack Horseman: the Art Before the Horse
    ISBN: 9781419727733
    Title: BoJack Horseman: the Art Before the Horse
    Author: MCDONNELL CHRIS & HANAWALT LISA

    Netflix's BoJack Horseman has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed animated comedy series in recent memory. Set in an off-kilter, cynically spun rendering of modern-day Hollywood, the show follows washed-up horse actor BoJack Horseman (voiced by Will Arnett) as he attempts to turn his life around. BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse is the official behind-the-scenes companion to this cult-hit series. Part oral history sourced from original interviews with the show's cast and crew, part art book--including sketches, storyboards, and background art--this book will trace the series from conception to post-production. Beginning with the initial development of creator/ showrunner Raphael Bob-Waksberg and production designer Lisa Hanawalt's inimitable aesthetic vision, The Art Before the Horse goes on to reveal all of the moving parts--direction, writing, casting, animation, and music--that come together to form this uniquely bleak, emotionally potent, very funny show.

    Also Available: BoJack Horseman 2019 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-3177-8)


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Bollybook the Big Book of Hindi Movie Trivia
    Bollybook the Big Book of Hindi Movie Trivia
    ISBN: 9780143422174
    Title: Bollybook the Big Book of Hindi Movie Trivia
    Author: CHAUDHURI DIPTAKIRTI

    In how many Hindi films has the hero been afflicted with the Big C (cancer, that is)? Who played a double role in Sholay? Which Dev Anand movie had the song 'Usne phenka leg break to maine mara chhakka'? And who was it that said 'Hum jahan khade hote hain, line wahin se shuru hoti hai' in Kaalia? Amitabh, you say? Think again! From Geet Gaata Chal (songs that became movies), The Big Bong Theory (11 depictions of Bengalis) and Dawaa Ya Dua (8 kinds of diseases) to Nishabd (10 silent scenes of Amitabh Bachchan) and Picture Abhi Baaki Hai (16 unusual 'The End's), Bollybook is chock-full of interesting asides, fascinating insights and utterly useless trivia from the world of Hindi cinema. Every page in this bumper book--the print equivalent of a 270-minute Bollywood epic--is going to engross and entertain you. A copy of Bollybook belongs on your table, right next to your DVD remote.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Bond by Design the Art of the James Bond Films
    Bond by Design the Art of the James Bond Films
    ISBN: 9781465437907
    Title: Bond by Design the Art of the James Bond Films
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY

    Featuring the work of legendary Bond film designers such as Ken Adam, Peter Lamont, and Syd Cain, "Bond by Design" brings the James Bond art department's story right up to date with behind-the-scenes artwork from the latest film, "SPECTRE." With two exclusive prints and authoritative text by EON's own archivist, Meg Simmonds, "Bond by Design" provides unique, spectacular, and fascinating insights into this hugely successful film franchise.

    1962-2015 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

    "James Bond," 007, and related James Bond Trademarks are trademarks of Danjaq, LLC, licensed by EON Productions Limited.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00

    $105.00
  • Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall Filming Skyfall
    Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall Filming Skyfall
    ISBN: 9780756698409
    Title: Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall Filming Skyfall
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY PUBLISHING STAFF

    Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, will be the latest addition to the most successful film series ever made. Set to be the movie event of the year and starring big names including Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney, 2012 is a big year for Bond as the famous spy celebrates being 50 and fabulous.This is your chance to go behind the scenes with Skyfall Bond on Set.Capture the glamour and excitement of film-making on location with a spectacular portfolio of photographs by authorised Bond stills photographer Greg Williams as he creates a unique visual record of the making of the movie. Plus candid shots of the stars and sequences feature many of the movie's breathtaking set pieces.The first published book to reveal the stars, locations and set pieces, Skyfall Bond on Set is a stylish souvenir of a soon-to-be classic movie.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Bond Vs. Bond: the Many Faces of 007
    Bond Vs. Bond: the Many Faces of 007
    ISBN: 9781631060007
    Title: Bond Vs. Bond: the Many Faces of 007
    Author: SIMPSON PAUL

    Who is your favorite Bond? Whether you love Sean Connery, Roger Moore, or even Timothy Dalton, you are going to love "Bond vs. Bond." A fully comprehensive guide, "Bond vs. Bond "compares and contrasts all of the various ways Ian Fleming's iconic British Secret Service agent, code name 007, has been interpreted through the years, from the books and movies to the guns and gadgets.

    Spanning from Fleming's 1953 book "Casino Royale" to Sam Mendes' 2012 film "Skyfall," "Bond vs. Bond" features every incarnation of 007. Paul Simpson, co-author of "Middle-earth Envisioned "and" That's What They Want You to Think," adds side-by-side comparisons of the weapons and gadgets, the heroines and femme fatales, and more You'll be riveted with the expanse of Bond knowledge, facts and lore in these pages. This is definitely a book that no Bond fan should be without

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
  • Bonkers: My Life in Laughs
    Bonkers: My Life in Laughs
    ISBN: 9780241001592
    Title: Bonkers: My Life in Laughs
    Author: SAUNDERS JENNIFER

    'As the steady march of time takes its toll on my memory and the vultures circle, I thought I should have a stab at recollecting how it all happened. . .'Jennifer Saunders' brilliant comic creations have brought joy to millions for three decades. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Absolutely Fabulous to Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia, her characters are household names.But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, touching and disarmingly honest memoir, filled with stories of friends, laughter and occasional heartache - but never misery.From her childhood on RAF bases, where her father was a pilot, to her life-changing encounter with a young Dawn French, on to success and family, the book charts her extraordinary story, including the slip ups and battles along the way. Prepare to chuckle, cry, and whoop with delight.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bonkers: My Life in Laughs
    Bonkers: My Life in Laughs
    ISBN: 9780241967263
    Title: Bonkers: My Life in Laughs
    Author: SAUNDERS JENNIFER

    She's been in two of the most popular double acts in TV history. As the Saunders one out of French & Saunders, she gave the world one of its longest-lasting, most-loved comedy partnerships. And in Ab Fab's Eddie and Patsy she created two hilarious monsters we've taken to our hearts.Bonkers is the story of how it all came about. Or at least the bits she recalls. The rest she made up. Either way, it's all here: the stories, the characters, Dawn, Joanna, and, playing herself throughout: Jennifer.'If only all celebrity biographies were this funny.' Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year'Beautifully written and frequently hilarious.' Guardian'Delightfully funny . . . she writes with moving honesty.' Hello!'Hilarious and brilliant.' Kirsty Young, BBC Radio 4

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Book for Her
    Book for Her
    ISBN: 9780099590842
    Title: Book for Her
    Author: CHRISTIE BRIDGET


    Bridget Christie is a stand-up comedian, idiot and feminist. On the 30th of April 2012, a man farted in the Womenâe(tm)s Studies Section of a bookshop and it changed her life forever.


    A Book For Her details Christieâe(tm)s twelve years of anonymous toil in the bowels of stand-up comedy and the sudden epiphany that made her, unbelievably, one of the most critically acclaimed British stand-up comedians this decade, drawing together the threads that link a smelly smell in the womenâe(tm)s studies section to the global feminist struggle.


    Find out how nice Peter Stringfellowâe(tm)s fish tastes, how yoghurt advertising perpetuates rape myths, and how Emily Bronte used a special ladiesâe(tm) pen to write Wuthering Heights.


    If youâe(tm)re interested in comedy and feminism, then this is definitely the book for you. If you hate both then Iâe(tm)d probably give it a miss.


    âeoeChristie is adept at turning on a sixpence between being comical, or serious, or both at once, and at pricking her own earnestness.âe Telegraph


    âe~Christie piles derision and tomfoolery upon everyday sexism, while never pretending that jokes alone will solve the problem.âe(tm) Guardian



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $34.00
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  • Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief & Manipulation
    Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief & Manipulation
    ISBN: 9780670078998
    Title: Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief & Manipulation
    Author: RIVERS MELISSA

    Joan Rivers was known all over the world from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand. Her daughter and best friend, Melissa.
    Joan and Melissa Rivers had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time. If you think Joan said some outrageous things to her audiences as a comedian, you won t believe what she said and did in private. Her love for her daughter knew no bounds or boundaries, apparently. ("Melissa, I acknowledge that you have boundaries. I just choose to not respect them.") In"The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, "Melissa shares stories (like when she was nine months old and her parents delivered her to Johnny Carson as a birthday gift), bon mots ( Missy, is there anything better than seeing a really good looking couple pushing a baby that looks like a Sasquatch who got caught in a house fire? ), and life lessons from growing up in the Rosenberg-Rivers household ( I can do tips and discounts and figure out the number of gay men in an audience to make it a good show.That s all the math you ll ever need. ). These were just the tip of the iceberg when it came to life in the family that Melissa describes as more Addams than Cleaver.And at the center of it all was a tiny blond force of nature.
    In "The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, "Melissa Rivers relates funny, poignant and irreverent observations, thoughts, and tales about the woman who raised her and is the reason she considers valium one of the four basic food groups."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Booky Wook 2: This Time Its Personal
    Booky Wook 2: This Time Its Personal
    ISBN: 9780007328284
    Title: Booky Wook 2: This Time Its Personal
    Author: BRAND RUSSELL

    In the sequel to Russell's best-selling biography 'My Booky Wook' we follow the now sober but still scandalous, sex-fuelled star on his electrifying rise to international fame. A roller coaster ride through tours, films, stand up and tabloids “ this time, it's personal. Rarely has a sequel delivered on the promise of the original with such literary and comic gusto. In Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal, Russell Brand takes off where his international best-seller My Book Wook left off. Brand is sober and, after dedicating his life and compromising his sanity in the pursuit of fame, he has had his first taste of national notoriety. Does fame bring happiness and inner peace? Not exactly, but it does mean a lot of sex. It also ushers in an unforgettable and raucous ride through chat shows, tabloid scandals, and Hollywood, all the while detailing Brand's search for the contentment that fame can't quite grant. Booky Wook 2 is a ""celebrity memoir"" unlike any you've read before: more clever and inventive than ever, Russell Brand explores the consequences of massive stardom just as he demonstrates the power of language and wit to make sense of it all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
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