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  • Urban Legendsby Nick Harding

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    In this book Nick Harding sets out to describe a host of Urban Legends suggesting that we should not dismiss them purely as nonsense nor accept them as gospel truth but by striving to understand their underlying meanings we begin to see their true worth as folklore for the modern world. To understand folklore and therefore the realm of the Urban Legend... 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 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 Steven Spielbergby James Clarke

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    With his films AI, Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can, Spielberg continues to invest powerful emotion into familiar genres. His work has become more nuanced and shaded, but its sense of optimism remains. This Pocket Essential examines every Spielberg film since Duel and includes a career overview of a singular director whose work has transcended... 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...

  • Do Your Own PRby Richard Milton

    Pocket Essentials 2007; US$ 7.99

    So you want recognition for your organisation? Your products? Your services? Your good cause? Or maybe you want it for yourself ? Then learn to do your own press relations and become your own a PR expert. There?s more to PR than reading your name in the papers or seeing your face on telly. Good press relations is the secret of achieving recognition... more...

  • St. Georgeby Giles Morgan

    Pocket Essentials 2007; US$ 14.99

    St. George is a figure that bridges many worlds. At the heart of the myths and legends surrounding this English icon lies the story of an Early Christian Martyr persecuted by the Roman Empire around the third century AD. But England is only one country to have adopted this legendary soldier saint as their patron. Other countries including Germany,... more...

  • Feminismby Susan Osborne

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 5.99

    Feminism has been one of the most important and radical movements in ideas and in society over the last forty years. Yet the roots of modern feminist and post-feminist thought stretch back much further than the 1960s. This Pocket Essential looks at the important names in the history of feminism, from Mary Wollstonecraft to Germaine Greer, and at the... more...

  • James Cameronby Brian J Robb

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 5.99

    James Cameron emerged from Roger Corman?s New World Pictures where he worked on the B-movie classic Battle Beyond The Stars to take the world by storm with the uncompromising SF masterpiece The Terminator. From that moment to this day, Cameron has never let anything hamper his imagination, whether it?s pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved... more...

  • Mike Hodgesby Mark Adams

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 5.99

    Who is Mike Hodges? One of the great maverick British film-makers. A director who is uncompromising and willing to fight his corner, he has made films over the last three decades that mark him out as a rare and unusual talent. He is a difficult film-maker to define. His work includes crime drama (Get Carter, Croupier and Pulp), science-fiction (Flash... more...