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- John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74
When Brendan O?Carroll, creator and star of Mrs Brown?s Boys, stood on stage to collect his first BAFTA for the phenomenally successful comedy series in 2012, it marked a new milestone in his incredible career. Finally, he was being acknowledged as a worldwide sensation in his role as the irrepressible ‘Mammy? Agnes Brown. Over the last few years,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
All writing is rewriting. But what do you change, and how do you change it? All screenplays have problems. They happened to Die Hard: With a Vengeance and Broken Arrow -and didn't get fixed, leaving the films flawed. They nearly shelved Platoon -until Oliver Stone rewrote the first ten pages and created a classic. They happen to every screenwriter.... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 35.53
Jacques Tati's Monsieur Hulot, unmistakeable with his pipe, brolly and striped socks, was a creation of sheer slapstick genius that made audiences around the world laugh at the sheer absurdity of life. This biography charts Tati's rise and fall, from his earliest beginnings as a music hall mime during the Depression, to the success of Jour de Fete... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50
Orson Welles’s greatest breakthrough into the popular consciousness occurred in 1938, three years before Citizen Kane , when his War of the Worlds radio broadcast succeeded so spectacularly that terrified listeners believed they were hearing a genuine report of an alien invasion—a landmark in the history of radio’s powerful relationship... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 23.99
Les Stroud has logged more than a million miles across the globe— from the lush jungles of Papua New Guinea and the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the harsh cold of the Canadian Arctic—shooting his television series and specials. He has survived for weeks at a time in harsh situations and in isolated, challenging environments. Beyond Survivorman... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 150.00
Anthony Mann (1906-1967) is renowned for his outstanding 1950s westerns starring James Stewart ( Winchester '73 , The Naked Spur , The Man from Laramie ). But there is more to Mann's cinematic universe than those tough Wild West action dramas featuring conflicted and secretive heroes. This brilliant Hollywood craftsman also directed fourteen electrifying... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 87.50
The incomparable Simone Signoret (1921-1985), one of the grand actresses of the twentieth century and one of France's most notable stars, considered herself the "oldest discovery" in Hollywood. After years of blacklisting during the McCarthy era, she was thirty-eight years old when she entered Hollywood through the back door in the 1959 British blockbuster... more...
- Anthem Press 2013; US$ 36.46
More and more, just a few canonical classics, such as Michael Curtiz?s “Casablanca? (1942) or Victor Fleming?s “Gone With The Wind? (1939), are representing the entire film output of an era, to a new generation that knows little of the past, and is encouraged by popular media to live only in the eternal present. What will happen to the rest of the... more...