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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 29.95
In 1975, David Thomson published his Biographical Dictionary of Film, and few film books have enjoyed better press or such steady sales. Now, thirty-three years later, we have the companion volume, a second book of more than 1,000 pages in one voice?that of our most provocative contemporary film critic and historian. Juxtaposing the fanciful and... more...
- Titan 2012; US$ 9.99
With the hilarious ?instant cult classic? Seagalogy: A Study of the Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal , Vern wrote a book that shook the very foundations of film criticism, broke their wrists, and then threw them through a window. Now he?s back, and this time he?s got all of ?the films of badass cinema? in his sights... From Die Hard to The... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 18.94
40 years ago as a Graduate student I wrote a book about Spaghetti Westerns, called 10,000 ways to die. It's an embarrassing tome when I look at it now: full of half- assed semiotics and other attenuated academic nonsense. In the intervening period, I have had the interesting experience of being a film director. So now, when I watch these films, I'm... more...
- ECW Press 2003; US$ 10.95
Offbeat movie buffs, discerning video renters, and critical viewers will benefit from this roll call of the best overlooked films of the last 70 years. Richard Crouse, film critic and host of television?s award-winning Reel to Real , details his favorite films, from the sublime Monsoon Wedding to the ridiculous Eegah! The Name Written in Blood... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Are you the worlds biggest Leonardo DiCaprio fan? Do you know everything there is to know about the actor of a generation? Then this is the book for you! In this easy-to-digest eBook are 101 facts about your favourite movie star do you know all of them?Test yourself and your friends with these handily-packaged facts easily organised into... more...
- Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 12.99
Explosive kung-fu epics, tragic leftist melodrama, chest-thumping propaganda films, and more are covered in this movie guide that explores a century of Chinese filmmaking, from the silent era to the present. The greatest Chinese movies cover a wide range of genres, are authoritatively listed in this book, and are described in thorough detail that... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2008; US$ 13.99
Somewhere in the labyrinth of our memories are films that we have seen and cannot forget but frustratingly may never see again because they have mysteriously vanished from the public domain. They may be hidden away in a film studio's vault, buried beneath the floorboards of a filmmaker's home, imprisoned by some ancient legality, refused release... more...
- DK Publishing 2008; US$ 19.95
How ordinary people become famous. Everyone gets a shot at the spotlight. Since its launch in 2005, YouTube has been a hub for users to upload and share their most interesting, intimate, exciting, or embarrassing moments with viewers all over the world. But how does one take advantage of YouTube's far-reaching resources and get a video seen? Here,... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 14.95
Sure, you've seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Maybe you've even sat all the way through Satan's Little Helper and The Wasp Woman. But as you'll find out in this shockingly tasteless collection of great awful movies, there's so much more to the world of truly bad film. Dive right into... more...