• Perfect Sound Whatever
    Perfect Sound Whatever
    ISBN: 9781472260314
    Title: Perfect Sound Whatever
    Author: ACASTER JAMES

    PERFECT SOUND WHATEVER is a love letter to the healing power of music, and how one man's obsessive quest saw him defeat the bullshit of one year with the beauty of another. Because that one man is James Acaster, it also includes tales of befouling himself in a Los Angeles steakhouse, stealing a cookie from Clint Eastwood, and giving drunk, unsolicited pep talks to urinating strangers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Play All: a Bingewatcher's Notebook
    Play All: a Bingewatcher's Notebook
    ISBN: 9780300229707
    Title: Play All: a Bingewatcher's Notebook
    Author: JAMES CLIVE

    A world-renowned media and cultural critic offers an insightful analysis of serial TV drama and the modern art of the small screen

    Television and TV viewing are not what they once were--and that's a good thing, according to award-winning author and critic Clive James. Since serving as television columnist for the London Observer from 1972 to 1982, James has witnessed a radical change in content, format, and programming, and in the very manner in which TV is watched. Here he examines this unique cultural revolution, providing a brilliant, eminently entertaining analysis of many of the medium's most notable twenty-first-century accomplishments and their not always subtle impact on modern society--including such acclaimed serial dramas as Breaking Bad, The West Wing, Mad Men, and The Sopranos, as well as the comedy 30 Rock. With intelligence and wit, James explores a television landscape expanded by cable and broadband and profoundly altered by the advent of Netflix, Amazon, and other "cord-cutting" platforms that have helped to usher in a golden age of unabashed binge-watching.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Pocket Audrey Hepburn Wisdom
    Pocket Audrey Hepburn Wisdom
    ISBN: 9781784883614
    Title: Pocket Audrey Hepburn Wisdom
    Author: HARDIE GRANT

    Audrey Hepburn is one of Hollywood's greatest icons, and still one of the world's most recognizable actresses. In addition to her acting career, she is known for her timeless style, humanitarian ventures and enviable poise.

    Pocket Audrey Hepburn Wisdom is a collection of her most inspiring quotes on beauty and elegance, humanity and charity, fashion and style, and more. This tribute is the ultimate keepsake for fans and admirers alike.

    "I believe, every day, you should have at least one exquisite moment."
    "For me the only things of interest are those linked to the heart."
    "As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others."
    "Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding out you're exactly the same."
    "Life is a party. Dress for it."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00

    $15.00
  • Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History
    Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History
    ISBN: 9780316439145
    Title: Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History
    Author: HOLT NATHALIA


    Behind the beloved animated films of Walt Disney Studios, which have moved and entertained millions of viewers, was an incredibly influential group of women who have slipped under the radar for decades. For the first time, bestselling author Nathalia Holt recounts their dramatic stories, showing how these women infiltrated the all-male domain of Disney's story and animation departments and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and unforgettable story lines that have become part of the American canon. Over the decades---while battling sexism, domestic abuse, and workplace intimidation---these women also fought to transform the way female characters are depicted to young audiences.

    Based on extensive interviews and exclusive access to archival and personal documents, The Queens of Animation reveals the vital contributions these women made to Disney's Golden Age and their continued impact on animated film making, culminating in the record-shattering Frozen, Disney's first female-directed full-length feature film.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema
    Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema
    ISBN: 9781911054344
    Title: Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema
    Author: HARRYHAUSEN VANESSA

    Accompanies a major exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland beginning in October 2020 which will receive extensive publicity. Events will be held in Edinburgh to coincide with the launch of the book100 objects selected by the animator's daughter - packed with personal stories that have never previously been heard or publishedA fascinating examination of the work of the pioneer of the special effects that we see in modern cinemaContributions from experts in the field and in conjunction with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation, such as Caroline Munro and John LandisA broad readership drawn from those who appreciate art, film, science fiction and fantasyTells the story of the man who changed the face of modern cinema - the pioneer of stop-motion animationSteven Speilberg and Tom Hanks are among his legion of fans; Harryhausen was an inspiration to Spielberg among many other current filmmakersEntries often include earlier versions of finished models and sketches of scenes that illustrate how Harryhausen worked and developed his models Tells the very personal story of the man who changed the face of modern cinema Special-effects superstar Ray Harryhausen elevated stop-motion animation to an art during the 1950s to 1980s. With material drawn from his incredible archive, his daughter, Vanessa, selects 100 creatures and objects, in chronological order, that meant the most to her as she watched her father make world-famous films that changed the course of cinema. Ray Harryhausen's work included the Sinbad films of the 50s and 70s, One Million Years B.C. and Mighty Joe Young, as well as a wider portfolio including children's fairy tales and commercials. He inspired a generation of film-makers such as Peter Jackson, Aardman Animation, Tim Burton, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, and his influence on blockbuster cinema can be felt to this day. Some of the objects featured in the book, such as Talos from Jason and the Argonauts, are world famous, while others are less well known but hold special personal significance to Vanessa. Many newly restored works that have never previously been seen are included. This book is published in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation and it will receive a great deal of international publicity. It celebrates the legacy of a filmmaker who changed the face of modern cinema and it is certain to delight and fascinate those who appreciate film, art, science fiction and fantasy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Room to Dream: A Life in Art
    Room to Dream: A Life in Art
    ISBN: 9781782118411
    Title: Room to Dream: A Life in Art
    Author: LYNCH DAVID & MCKENNA KRISTINE

    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 . . .
    Eraserhead
    The Elephant Man
    Dune
    Blue Velvet
    Wild at Heart
    Twin Peaks
    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
    Lost Highway
    The Straight Story
    Mulholland Drive
    INLAND EMPIRE
    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: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Scoundrel Harry Larkyns & His Pitiless Killing by the Photographer Eadweard Muybridge
    Scoundrel Harry Larkyns & His Pitiless Killing by the Photographer Eadweard Muybridge
    ISBN: 9781474606431
    Title: Scoundrel Harry Larkyns & His Pitiless Killing by the Photographer Eadweard Muybridge
    Author: GOWERS REBECCA


    The mysterious figure from 1870s California known as Major Harry Larkyns has long been written off as little more than a liar, seducer and cheat. In fact now he is only remembered at all because he was shot dead by the magnificently strange photographer Eadweard Muybridge. But has history correctly understood either killer or victim?

    The Scoundrel Harry Larkyns, part biography, part crime investigation, lays bare some long-concealed and extraordinary truths, and shows how after a catastrophic childhood, Harry grew up to be a fragile but beguiling reprobate. The exploits of his tragically short life would span three continents and range from a stint as an adolescent army cadet in India, through a louche spell in Second Empire Paris, to his days as a Bohemian rogue in the American Wild West. But what sealed his fate was to fall in love with another man's wife.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 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
    $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
    Author: SMITH IAN HAYDN

    "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
    $55.00
  • She Found It at the Movies: : Women Writers on Sex, Desire & Cinema
    She Found It at the Movies: : Women Writers on Sex, Desire & Cinema
    ISBN: 9781912157181
    Title: She Found It at the Movies: : Women Writers on Sex, Desire & Cinema
    Author: NEWLAND CHRISTINA

    Because Timothee Chalamet's eyes gleam with the light of a thousand suns. Because you'd let Zoë Kravitz get away with putting gum in your hair. And because there really should be a national monument dedicated to Gene Kelly's ass. From the tongue-in-cheek to the righteously enraged, She Found it at the Movies explores women's secret desires, teen crushes, and one-sided movie star love affairs, flipping the switch on a century of cinema's male-gaze domination. With misogyny and sexism still taking center stage in the real world--what can women's relationships with movies tell us about the wider landscape of sexuality, politics and culture? Featuring writers you know and love from Buzzfeed, The Guardian, and Vulture, these essays pose thoughtful questions about sex and fantasy at the cinema. Like a guilt-free chat with your smartest girlfriends, this book is a positive celebration of female sexuality at its thirstiest.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema
    Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema
    ISBN: 9780316449823
    Title: Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema
    Author: WEST LINDY

    **Your Favorite Movies, Re-Watched**

    New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author Lindy West was once the in-house movie critic for Seattle's alternative newsweekly The Stranger, where she covered film with brutal honesty and giddy irreverence. In Shit, Actually, Lindy returns to those roots, re-examining beloved and iconic movies from the past 40 years with an eye toward the big questions of our time: Is Twilight the horniest movie in history? Why do the zebras in The Lion King trust Mufasa-WHO IS A LION-to look out for their best interests? Why did anyone bother making any more movies after The Fugitive achieved perfection? And, my god, why don't any of the women in Love, Actually ever fucking talk?!?!

    From Forrest Gump, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Bad Boys II, to Face/Off, Top Gun, and The Notebook, Lindy combines her razor-sharp wit and trademark humor with a genuine adoration for nostalgic trash to shed new critical light on some of our defining cultural touchstones-the stories we've long been telling ourselves about who we are. At once outrageously funny and piercingly incisive, Shit, Actually reminds us to pause and ask, "How does this movie hold up?", all while teaching us how to laugh at the things we love without ever letting them or ourselves off the hook.

    Shit, Actually is a love letter and a break-up note all in one: to the films that shaped us and the ones that ruined us. More often than not, Lindy finds, they're one and the same.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Short Story of Film: A Pocket Guide to Key Genres, Films, Techniques & Movements
    Short Story of Film: A Pocket Guide to Key Genres, Films, Techniques & Movements
    ISBN: 9781786275639
    Title: Short Story of Film: A Pocket Guide to Key Genres, Films, Techniques & Movements
    Author: SMITH IAN HAYDEN

    The Short Story of Film is a new and innovative introduction to the art of film-making. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key movies, from superhero blockbusters to indie darlings. The design of the book allows the reader to navigate their way around key genres, movements, and techniques with ease. Accessible, concise, and fun to read, this pocket guide will give moviegoers a new way to enjoy their favorite films and to discover new ones to watch.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Something Like an Autobiography
    Something Like an Autobiography
    ISBN: 9780394714394
    Title: Something Like an Autobiography
    Author: KUROSAWA AKIRA

    Translated by Audie E. Bock.

    A first rate book and a joy to read.... It's doubtful that a complete understanding of the director's artistry can be obtained without reading this book.... Also indispensable for budding directors are the addenda, in which Kurosawa lays out his beliefs on the primacy of a good script, on scriptwriting as an essential tool for directors, on directing actors, on camera placement, and on the value of steeping oneself in literature, from great novels to detective fiction.
    --Variety

    For the lover of Kurosawa's movies...this is nothing short of must reading...a fitting companion piece to his many dynamic and absorbing screen entertainments.
    --Washington Post Book World

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
  • 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
    Author: BENSON MICHAEL

    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: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Spoiler Alert! The Badass Book of Movie Plots
    Spoiler Alert! The Badass Book of Movie Plots
    ISBN: 9781786275271
    Title: Spoiler Alert! The Badass Book of Movie Plots
    Author: ESPINOZA STEVEN; FERNANDEZ-VANDER KAAY KATHLEEN

    Celebrate Hollywood film-making in all its formulaic and predictable glory. Spoiler Alert takes 38 mainstream movie genres, from 'Teen Sex Comedy' and 'Buddy Action Comedy' to 'Film Noir Detective Thriller' and 'Alien Invasion Thriller', and through detailed illustrations reveals what makes them so hilariously recognizable - the plots, the key lines of dialogue, the essential visuals, the crucial characters, and even the indispensable props

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker
    Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker
    ISBN: 9780300224405
    Title: Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker
    Author: MIKICS DAVID

    When he made a movie Kubrick was obsessively focused because he had to find a solution to every problem. ... His movies are about mastery that fails. Perfectly controlled schemes get botched through human error or freak accidents, or hijacked by masculine rage. ... Stanley Kubrick asserted total control over his vision, demanding take after take and looking into every last detail. But he also had a sense of how to use chaos, and he clearly enjoyed the bumper car ride that is filmmaking. In his work Kubrick brought together order and madness, mastery and wild defiance, fulfilling a key dream of cinema, to show human energy at its most dangerous and exciting while also presenting a supremely organized world. Book jacket.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Steve Schapiro: Godfather Family Album. 40th Anniversary Edition
    Steve Schapiro: Godfather Family Album. 40th Anniversary Edition
    ISBN: 9783836580649
    Title: Steve Schapiro: Godfather Family Album. 40th Anniversary Edition
    Author: SCHAPIRO STEVE & PAUL DUNCAN


    "It's dangerous to be an honest man." -- Michael Corleone, Godfather IIIAs special photographer on the sets and locations of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather trilogy, Steve Schapiro had the remarkable experience of witnessing legendary actors giving some of their most memorable performances. Schapiro immortalized Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton in photos that have since become iconic images, instantly recognizable and endlessly imitated.


    Gathered together in this book are Schapiro's finest photographs from all three Godfather films, lovingly reproduced from the original negatives. With contextual essays and interviews covering the trilogy in its entirety, this book contains over 300 color and black-and-white images. Schapiro's images take us behind the scenes of this epic and inimitable cinematic saga, revealing the director's working process, capturing the moods and personalities involved, and providing insight into the making of movie history.



    About the series


    TASCHEN turns 40 this year Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. In 2020, we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program--now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Story: Substance, Structure, Style & the Principles of Screenwriting 2ed
    Story: Substance, Structure, Style & the Principles of Screenwriting 2ed
    ISBN: 9780413715609
    Title: Story: Substance, Structure, Style & the Principles of Screenwriting 2ed
    Author: MCKEE ROBERT

    Structure is Character. Characters are what they do. Story events impact the characters and the characters impact events.

    Actions and reactions create revelation and insight, opening the door to a meaningful emotional experience for the audience. Story is what elevates a film, a novel, a play, or teleplay, transforming a good work into a great one. Movie-making in particular is a collaborative endeavour - requiring great skill and talent by the entire cast, crew and creative team - but the screenwriter is the only original artist on a film.

    Everyone else - the actors, directors, cameramen, production designers, editors, special effects wizards and so on - are interpretive artists, trying to bring alive the world, the events and the characters that the writer has invented and created. Robert McKee's STORY is a comprehensive and superbly organized exploration of all elements, from the basics to advanced concepts. It is a practical course, presenting new perspectives on the craft of storytelling, not just for the screenwriter but for the novelist, playwright, journalist and non-fiction writers of all types.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $62.00
    $62.00
  • Tall Tales & Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly
    Tall Tales & Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly
    ISBN: 9781529361360
    Title: Tall Tales & Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly
    Author: CONNOLLY BILLY


    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    'Connolly's raucous run through his life is as furious, funny and foul-mouthed as you'd expect' Sunday Times


    In December 2018, after fifty years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from live 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 Scotland. Between songs, he would improvise a bit, telling anecdotes from the Clyde shipyard where he'd worked. In the process, he made all kinds of discoveries about what audiences found funny, from his own brilliant mimes to the power of speaking irreverently about politics or explicitly about sex. He began to understand the craft of great storytelling. 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 never wrote scripts, always creating his comedy freshly on stage in the presence of a live audience. A brilliant comic story might be subsequently discarded, adapted or embellished. A quick observation or short anecdote one night, could become a twenty-minute segment by the next night of a tour.

    Billy always brought a beautiful sense of the absurd to his shows as he riffed on his family, hecklers, swimming in the North Sea or naked bungee jumping. But his comedy can be laced with anger too. He hates pretentiousness and calls out hypocrisy wherever he sees it. His insights about the human condition have shocked many people, while his unique talent and startling appearance on stage gave him license to say anything he damn well pleased about sex, politics or religion.

    Billy got away with it because he has always had the popular touch. His comedy spans 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.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • To the End of the World
    To the End of the World
    ISBN: 9781408705124
    Title: To the End of the World
    Author: EVERETT RUPERT

    They say that sometimes ghosts don't realize they're dead and wander around screaming because no one is paying them any attention. Well, in show business you may have been dead five years before you finally twig. You howl around the corridors of power while the elected march straight through. Then one day you catch yourself in a mirror and there is nothing looking back. In his highly anticipated third memoir, Rupert Everett tells the story of how he set out to make a film of Oscar Wilde's last days and how that ten-year quest almost destroyed him. (And everyone else.)Travelling across Europe, he weaves in extraordinary tales from his past, remembering wild times, freak encounters and lost friends. There are celebrities, of course. But we also meet the glamorous but doomed Aunt Peta, who introduces Rupert (aged three) to the joys of make-up. In 80s Paris, his great friend Lychee burns bright, and is gone. While in 70s London, a 'weirdly tall, beyond size zero' teenage Rupert is expelled from the Central School of Speech and Drama. Unflinchingly honest and hugely entertaining, Tainted Glory offers a unique insight into the 'snakes and ladders' of filmmaking. It is also a soulful and thought-provoking autobiography from one of our best-loved and most talented actors and writers.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Toast On Toast
    Toast On Toast
    ISBN: 978178211751
    Title: Toast On Toast
    Author: TOAST STEVEN

    Toast on Toast is the must-have book for all budding actors--and non-actors too. In this part memoir, part "how to act" manual, Steven Toast draws on his vast and varied experiences, providing the reader with an invaluable insight into his journey from school plays to RADA, and from "It's a Right Royal Knockout" to the Colony Club. Toast on Toast contains all the surreal humor of the TV show.

    Steven Toast is played by Matt Berry. Matt Berry is a writer, actor, comedian and musician. He co-writes and stars as Steven Toast in cult comedy show Toast of London. His other shows include The IT Crowd, House of Fools, The Mighty Boosh, and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Berry wrote, starred, and composed all the music in the comedy show Snuff Box. He also co-wrote and performed in a parody rock opera, AD/BC: A Rock Opera, with Richard Ayoade, which also stars Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt. Arthur Mathews is an Irish comedy writer and actor, who is best known for Father Ted, which he co-wrote with Graham Linehan. He has also contributed to The Fast Show, Harry Enfield and Chums, Brass Eye and he has co-written Toast of London with Matt Berry.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Under the Mountain
    Under the Mountain
    ISBN: 9780143305019
    Title: Under the Mountain
    Author: GEE MAURICE

    Beneath the extinct volcanoes surrounding the city, giant creatures are waking from a spellbound sleep that has lasted thousands of years. Their goal is the destruction of the world. Rachel and Theo Matheson are twins. Apart from having red hair, there is nothing remarkable about them - or so they think. They are horrified to discover that they have a strange and awesome destiny. Only the Matheson twins can save the world from the terror of what is under the mountain.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Venus in Hollywood: Portraits from the Golden Age of Glamour
    Venus in Hollywood: Portraits from the Golden Age of Glamour
    ISBN: 9781493033454
    Title: Venus in Hollywood: Portraits from the Golden Age of Glamour
    Author: SLATER COLIN

    In photographs only seen briefly as part of studio press kits distributed upon release of a new film, these long-lost stills of Hollywood's leading ladies have been reverently rendered into color portraits that not only evoke a treasured past of beauty and glamour, but also seem comfortably familiar to the contemporary eye. These posed photos have been chosen not only for their bespoke sensuality, but also for how the discrete addition of color has elevated a black and white still to a kind of artistic grace, prompting rediscovery of classic Hollywood's most beautiful women. Actresses portrayed here include Julie Andrews, Anna Mae Wong, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, Carroll Baker, Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, Angie Dickinson, Eva Marie Saint, and many others.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $62.00
    $62.00
  • Wes Anderson Collection
    Wes Anderson Collection
    ISBN: 9780810997417
    Title: Wes Anderson Collection
    Author: SEITZ MATT ZOLLER

    Wes Anderson is one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films--"Bottle Rocket," "Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," "The Darjeeling Limited," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," and "Moonrise Kingdom"--instantly recognizable as "Andersonian." "The Wes Anderson Collection "is the first in-depth overview of Andersons filmography, guiding readers through his life and career. Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish--and thoroughly original.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • What They Didn't Teach You in Film School
    What They Didn't Teach You in Film School
    ISBN: 9781781577172
    Title: What They Didn't Teach You in Film School
    Author: PARGA MIGUEL


    In the cut-throat world of the film industry, you need every advantage you can get to rise above the competition and make a name for yourself. This essential guide combines a practical, no-nonsense approach with a lifetime of insider knowledge, giving you the competitive edge to jumpstart your career.


    Packed with hard-working tips and advice, this book shows you how to get the best out of your film school education, how to navigate some of the most frustrating moments in an artist's life, and how to keep the inspiration going as you battle your way through the filmmaking world.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • What to Watch When 1,000 TV Shows for Every Mood & Moment
    What to Watch When 1,000 TV Shows for Every Mood & Moment
    ISBN: 9780241460528
    Title: What to Watch When 1,000 TV Shows for Every Mood & Moment
    Author: KINDERSLEY DORLING


    Answering the eternal question... WHAT TO WATCH NEXT?


    Looking for a box set to get your adrenaline racing or to escape to a different era? In need of a good laugh to lift your spirits? Hunting for a TV show that the whole family can watch together?


    If you're feeling indecisive about your next binge-watching session, we've done the hard work for you. Featuring 1,000 carefully curated reviews written by a panel of TV connoisseurs, What To Watch When offers up the best show suggestions for every mood and moment.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • What Would Keanu Do?
    What Would Keanu Do?
    ISBN: 9781948174657
    Title: What Would Keanu Do?
    Author: BARSANTI CHRIS


    From Speed's "What would you do?" to Point Break's "If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price," Keanu Reeves's movies are consistently built around philosophical questions that challenge viewers at the same time they're being entertained.

    What Would Keanu Do? examines everyday challenges faced by readers and helps solve those same problems by applying the philosophical lessons espoused by Reeves (or one of his films).

    From John Wick and Toy Story 4 to Dangerous Liaisons, The Matrix and everything in between, this humorous yet helpful book provides all of the insight and guidance you'll ever need.

    And remember: As noted in the immortal lyrics of Kansas - and dramatically delivered by one Ted Theodore Logan - All we are is dust in the wind.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Whatever It Takes: Pacific Film & John O’Shea 1948-2000
    Whatever It Takes: Pacific Film & John O’Shea 1948-2000
    ISBN: 9781776562114
    Title: Whatever It Takes: Pacific Film & John O’Shea 1948-2000
    Author: REID JOHN

    Pacific Films was founded on the belief that without locally made feature films, a country imperils its very identity. Led by its idiosyncratic producer John O’Shea, the story of Pacific Films begins at the emergence of a New Zealand national cinema in the second half of the twentieth century, when Pacific was virtually the only independent voice, beholden neither to the government nor the establishment, but determined to establish the value of its production with both. In a converted bakery in Kilbirnie, O’Shea trained and mentored emerging film talent. The principal qualification for admission? A passion for film – and acceptance of the company’s employment contract: last in, first out. There was something about the insecurity of not knowing where the next job would come from that, when coupled with a demanding work ethic, generated a sense of creative collaboration.

    Whatever It Takes recounts the politics and process behind ground-breaking works including Broken Barrier, Runaway, Don’t Let It Get You, Tangata Whenua, Leave All Fair and Ngati, and features a rollcall of cameos in Tony Williams, Kiri Te Kanawa, Howard Morrison, Barry Crump, Michael Seresin, Sam Neill and Barry Barclay, united by visionary producer John O’Shea. This is a story of entrepreneurs and dreamers, a disparate bunch bound together in pursuit of films that would define New Zealand cinema.

    Front cover photo: Roger Mirams and John O’Shea filming in Tahiti, 1953. Pacific Films Stills Collection, Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, S1556
    Back cover photo: John Reid and John O’Shea at Pacific Films in 1975, Pacific Films Stills Collection, Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, S270696.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Wild & Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
    Wild & Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
    ISBN: 9780752266589
    Title: Wild & Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
    Author: DE SEMLYEN NICK

    Wild and Crazy Guys is the larger-than-life story of the much-loved Hollywood comedy stars that ruled the 1980s. As well as delving behind the scenes of classic movies such as Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places and dozens more, it chronicles the off-screen, larger-than-life antics of Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, John Candy et al. It's got drugs, sex, punch-ups, webbed toes and Bill Murray being pushed into a swimming pool by Hunter S Thompson, while tied to a lawn chair. It's akin to Peter Biskind's Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, following the key players through their highs and lows, and their often turbulent relationships with each other. Nick de Semlyen has already interviewed pretty much all the big names for Empire, as well as directors such as Walter Hill, John Landis and Carl Reiner, and is sitting on lots of unseen material. Taking you on a trip through the tumultous '80s, Wild And Crazy Guys explores the friendships, feuds, triumphs and disasters experienced by these iconic funnymen. Based on candid interviews from the stars themselves, as well as those who entered their orbit, it reveals the hidden history behind the most fertile period ever for screen comedy.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, & the Making of a Legendary Film
    Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, & the Making of a Legendary Film
    ISBN: 9781632862136
    Title: Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, & the Making of a Legendary Film
    Author: STRATTON W K


    For the fiftieth anniversary of the film, W.K. Stratton's definitive history of the making of The Wild Bunch, named one of the greatest Westerns of all time by the American Film Institute.

    Sam Peckinpah's film The Wild Bunch is the story of a gang of outlaws who are one big steal from retirement. When their attempted train robbery goes awry, the gang flees to Mexico and falls in with a brutal general of the Mexican Revolution, who offers them the job of a lifetime. Conceived by a stuntman, directed by a blacklisted director, and shot in the sand and heat of the Mexican desert, the movie seemed doomed. Instead, it became an instant classic with a dark, violent take on the Western movie tradition.

    In The Wild Bunch, W.K. Stratton tells the fascinating history of the making of the movie and documents for the first time the extraordinary contribution of Mexican and Mexican-American actors and crew members to the movie's success. Shaped by infamous director Sam Peckinpah, and starring such visionary actors as William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Edmond O'Brien, and Robert Ryan, the movie was also the product of an industry and a nation in transition. By 1968, when the movie was filmed, the studio system that had perpetuated the myth of the valiant cowboy in movies like The Searchers had collapsed, and America was riled by Vietnam, race riots, and assassinations. The Wild Bunch spoke to America in its moment, when war and senseless violence seemed to define both domestic and international life.

    The Wild Bunch is an authoritative history of the making of a movie and the era behind it.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Woman First: First Woman
    Woman First: First Woman
    ISBN: 9781419733536
    Title: Woman First: First Woman
    Author: MANDEL DAVID & KIMBALL BILLY & MEYER SELINA

    The long-awaited memoir of her tumultuous year in office, A Woman First: First Woman is an intimate first-person account of the public and private lives of Selina Meyer, America's first woman president. Known and beloved throughout the world as a vocal and fearless advocate for adult literacy, fighting AIDS, our military families, and as a stalwart champion of the oppressed, especially the long-suffering people of Tibet, President Meyer is considered one of the world's most notable people. In her own words, she reveals the innermost workings of the world's most powerful office, sharing previous secret details along with her own personal feelings about the historic events of her time.

    In A Woman First: First Woman, President Selina Meyer tells the story of her times the way that only she could, Readers will gain new insights not only into Meyer herself but also the mechanics of governing and the many colorful personalities in Meyer's orbit, including world leaders and her devoted cadre of allies and aides, many of them already familiar to the American people.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Women vs Hollywood: The Fall & Rise of Women in Film
    Women vs Hollywood: The Fall & Rise of Women in Film
    ISBN: 9781472144423
    Title: Women vs Hollywood: The Fall & Rise of Women in Film
    Author: O'HARA HELEN


    'Fascinating and righteous, Women vs Hollywood will be a game changer . . . as inspiring as it is informative' - Terri White, editor-in-chief of Empire
    'An enlightening page-turner, stacked with stories and stats that will have your jaw on the floor' - Anna Smith, host of the Girls On Film podcast
    'This is the film history we need: one that gives leading roles to people who usually only get to be background players' - Pamela Hutchinson, film historian and critic

    A call to arms from Empire magazine's 'geek queen', Helen O'Hara, that explores women's roles
    - both in front of and behind the camera - since the birth of Hollywood, how those roles are reflected within wider society and what we can do to level the playing field.

    The dawn of cinema was a free-for-all, and there were women who forged ahead in many areas of filmmaking. Early pioneers like Dorothy Arzner (who invented the boom mic, among other innovations) and Alice Guy-Blaché shaped the way films are made. But it wasn't long before these talented women were pushed aside and their contributions written out of film history. How and why did this happen?

    Hollywood was born just over a century ago, at a time of huge forward motion for women's rights, yet it came to embody the same old sexist standards. Women found themselves fighting a system that feeds on their talent, creativity and beauty but refuses to pay them the same respect as their male contemporaries - until now...

    The tide has finally begun to turn. A new generation of women, both in front of and behind the camera, are making waves in the industry and are now shaping some of the biggest films to hit our screens. There is plenty of work still needed before we can even come close to gender equality in film - but we're finally headed in the right direction.

    In Women vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film, Empire's 'geek queen' Helen O'Hara takes a closer look at the pioneering and talented women of Hollywood and their work in film since Hollywood began. Equal representation in film matters because it both reflects and influences wider societal gender norms. In understanding how women were largely written out of Hollywood's own origin story, and how the films we watch are put together, we can finally see how to put an end to a picture that is so deeply unequal - and discover a multitude of stories out there just waiting to be told.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Yes Please
    Yes Please
    ISBN: 9781760782214
    Title: Yes Please
    Author: POEHLER AMY

    Part memoir, part 'missive-from-the-middle', Yes Please is a hilarious collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, haikus and words-to-live-by drawn from the life and mind of acclaimed actress, writer and comedian Amy Poehler. Yes Please finds Amy riffing on everything from sex and love to motherhood, family, friendship and plastic surgery, and is full of great jokes and sage advice (the useful kind, not the annoying kind you didn't ask for). WINNER of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Humour

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
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