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- Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 11.65
Samurai films are a wonderful combination of frenetic action sequences, moving personal drama and philosophical observations on loyalty and violence, all set against the spectacular backdrop of pre-industrial Japan. Many mainstream directors, from Hollywood and elsewhere, have been inspired and influenced by the genre. Want to know where George Lucas... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57
The stylistic and bloody excesses of the films of Dario Argento are instantly recognisable. Vivid, baroque and nightmarish, his films lock violent deaths in a twisted embrace with an almost sexual beauty. Narrative and logic are often lost in a constant bombardment of atmosphere, technical mastery and provocative imagery. It's a body of work which... more...
- Picador 2003; US$ 20.99
From The New York Trilogy to The Book of Illusions , Paul Auster's novels have earned him a reputation as "one of American's most spectacularly inventive writers." Here, published together for the first time, are the screenplays of the three films he made in the 1990s. Smoke (starring Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Forest Whitaker, and Stockard... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 13.34
Turned down by all the major film companies, The Quiet Man brought together John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara for only the second time on screen, won two Oscars and was showered with both critical and popular praise on both sides of the Atlantic. Even today, its worldwide video and DVD sales are quite outstanding. The Quiet Man is rightly... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
Many of the movies we love are best captured in their final scenes, from the Tracy-Hepburn love fest in Adam's Rib to the image of Dorothy back in her bed in Kansas. Turning the pages of this irresistible little book is like reliving the final moments of America's favorite movies, including: The African Queen Citizen Kane E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 22.66
Martin Scorsese's obsession with sin and redemption, conflict and violence runs through much of his work. This essential guide to Scorsese explores his career from his early student works, including It's Not Just You, Murray!: through his personal examinations of his Italian American heritage in Mean Streets, Italianamerican and Goodfellas: the extreme... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.34
Ever noticed a digital watch in a historical film? Or seen a camera crew in a mirror? There's nothing we like more than finding a continuity error, a historical inaccuracy or a technical blunder. This third edition of the bestselling Movie Mistakes brings you over a thousand slip-ups to look out for. more...
- Faber and Faber 2013; US$ 14.57
In this revelatory career-length biography, produced through many hours of interviews with Danny Boyle, he talks frankly about the secrets behind the opening ceremony as well as the struggles, joys and incredible perseverance needed to direct such well-loved films as Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later and Shallow Grave . Throughout... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 29.99
Now in Paperback! Straight from the Horse's Mouth provides a fascinating, first-hand account of a unique filmmaker, who began his career as assistant cameraman on Hitchcock's first talkie, Blackmail, and went on to direct Maggie Smith, Judy Garland, Walter Matthau, and many other prominent performers. The book includes tales of the on-and-off-the-set... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; Not Available
The moving, gripping, and tell?all autobiography of Traci Elizabeth Lords, a former child porn queen, electronica maven, and cult movie and TV star. At 14, Nora Kuzma ran away from home and ended up on the dirty streets of Hollywood. She fell in with a fast crowd, and her dreams of modelling soon landed her a spectacular centrefold in Penthouse... more...