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  • Carry on Filmsby Mark Campbell

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    What?s in it? Every film examined in detail, with full cast and crew listing, key scenes and dialogue gems, and an informed critique; brief biographies of the major players, TV shows and theatre plays; appendices that include an exhaustive bibliography and an overview of the best Carry On websites around; all rounded off with a fiendish quiz on all... more...

  • The Pocket Essential Film Soleilby D. K. Holm

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    If traditional film noir is a genre of mid-century black and white urban crime thrillers evoking an expressionist mood with its dark corners and back alleys, with its trench coats and shadows slanting through Venetian blinds in dusty offices where the scent of death hangs in a plume of coiling cigarette smoke and where mysterious women with golden... more...

  • Joel and Ethan Coenby Ellen Cheshire; John Ashbrook

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    What's in this Pocket Essential guide? As well as an introductory essay, each of the Coen brothers' films is discussed in detail, including the enigmatic Miller's Crossing, the perplexing Barton Fink and the madcap The Big Lebowski - and there's a handy multi-media reference at the back... more...

  • The Pocket Essential Quentin Tarantinoby D. K. Holm

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    This Pocket Essentials covers in detail not only Tarantino's five directorial efforts to date, but also the films he has written, appeared in, and polished. Also taken into consideration are Tarantino's writings, his TV appearances, his festival seminars, and his future and "lost" projects. more...

  • The Pocket Essential Ridley Scottby Brian J. Robb

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    So what's in this Pocket Essential? As well as an introductory essay, the making of each of Ridley Scott's visually sumptuous films is chronicled, complete with information on the inspiration for each film and the reaction of critics and audiences. There are also detailed accounts of the Ridley Scott projects which did not make it to the big screen.... more...

  • The Pocket Essential Robert Crumbby D.K. Holm

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    But Crumb isn't just a great cartoonist. He is a great writer as well. His sardonic view of the world is literary and sophisticated, and in his introductions to books and anthologies, as well as in his letters and other writings, Crumb is revealed as a writer with a style as distinctive as his cartoons and with a comic timing just as finely honed.... more...

  • The Holy Grailby Giles Morgan

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 9.99

    Charting the emergence of the story of the Grail offers a revealing insight into the cultural shift from Celtic paganism to the emergence and domination of Christianity in Western Europe. The influence of Eastern mysticism emerges in the Grail romances as a result of the medieval crusades with its clash of cultures and subsequent cross-pollination... more...

  • The Pocket Essential Tim Burtonby Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    The Pocket Essential Tim Burton looks at the man and his films, from his early shorts right through to his latest blockbusters. It covers the films, their making and their merit. This is the essential companion to Hollywood's premiere magician. more...

  • Australian Filmby Saskia Vanderbent

    Pocket Essentials 2007; US$ 9.99

    From the world's first feature film in 1906 to the world's first feature documentaries shot between 1895 and 1901, Australia has always done great things in film. Not only did Australia give birth to film but also to some of the biggest stars of the twentieth century. In the 1980s and 1990s we saw the first low budget films that billed; Mel Gibson,... more...

  • Film Noirby Paul Duncan

    Pocket Essentials 2007; US$ 9.99

    This Pocket Essential charts the progression of the noir style as a vehicle for film-makers who wanted to record the darkness at the heart of American society as it emerged from World War into Cold War. As well as an introductory essay on the origins of Film Noir, this Pocket Essential discusses all the classics from the heyday of the movement in detail... more...