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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Laurel and Hardyby Brian J. Robb

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 7.99

    Who are Laurel and Hardy? Only the most recognisable comedy team that cinema has ever produced. British-born Stan Laurel and American Oliver Hardy were teamed up at the struggling Hal Roach studios in the 1920s and embarked on a series of hilarious short silent films. They soon established a classic screen partnership and became instantly recognisable... more...

  • Silent Cinemaby Brian J. Robb

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 11.65

    Silent cinema was never truly silent. Performances were more often than not accompanied by live music -- whether from a solo pianist or a small orchestra -- and the noise of audiences more than made up for the lack of a soundtrack accompanying the film. It was from the origins of cinema onwards to the coming of sound in 1929 with The Jazz Singer that... more...

  • Timeless Adventuresby Brian J. Robb

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 16.98

    This critical history of Doctor Who covers 50 years of the series, from the creation of the show to its triumphant return as Britain's #1 TV drama. Opening with an in-depth account of the creation of the series within the BBC of the early 1960s, each decade of the show is tackled through a unique political and pop cultural historical viewpoint, exploring... more...

  • Timeless Adventuresby Brian J. Robb

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.99

    Opening with an in-depth account of the creation of the series within the BBC of the early 1960s, this investigation tackles each decade of the show through a unique political, pop cultural, and historical viewpoint, exploring the links between contemporary Britain and the stories Doctor Who told, as well as how such links kept the show popular. Chapters... more...

  • Silent Cinemaby Brian J. Robb

    Oldcastle Books 2007; US$ 13.99

    Silent cinema was never truly silent as performances were more often than not accompanied by live music and the noise of enthusiastic audiences. Yet silent cinema is regarded as a specific era in the history of the medium, and often as a separate art form in its own right. New York Times -bestselling author Brian J. Robb's lively resource traces... more...

  • A Brief Guide to Star Trekby Brian J. Robb

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 11.65

    For over 40 years Star Trek has made a phenomenal cultural impact. Now more popular than ever - J.J. Abrams' reinvented Star Trek movie was one of the box office hits of 2009, grossing $385 million worldwide - the 'franchise' continues to have cultural, social and political resonance around the world. Star Trek has changed not just the way we look... more...

  • A Brief Guide to Star Warsby Brian J. Robb

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 11.65

    George Lucas was a rebel, refusing to make films in the style of the dying studio system, relentlessly pushing the technology of the day, and almost alone in understanding the potential of merchandising; but he was a rebel who built an empire. From the staggering unexpected success of the original Star Wars in 1977, when cinema attendances... more...

  • A Brief History of Superheroesby Brian J. Robb

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 13.11

    A fascinating written exploration of the superhero phenomenon, from its beginnings in the depths of Great Depression to the blockbuster movies of today. For over 90 years, superheroes have been interrogated, deconstructed, and reinvented. In this wide-ranging study, Robb looks at the diverse characters, their creators, and the ways in which... more...

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