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- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
All writing is rewriting. But what do you change, and how do you change it? All screenplays have problems. They happened to Die Hard: With a Vengeance and Broken Arrow -and didn't get fixed, leaving the films flawed. They nearly shelved Platoon -until Oliver Stone rewrote the first ten pages and created a classic. They happen to every screenwriter.... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 68.60
This innovative interdisciplinary study compares the uses of painting in literary texts and films. In developing a framework of four types of ekphrasis, the author argues for the expansion of the concept of ekphrasis by demonstrating its applicability as interpretive tool to films about the visual arts and artists. Analyzing selected works of art by... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 35.69
Jacques Tati's Monsieur Hulot, unmistakeable with his pipe, brolly and striped socks, was a creation of sheer slapstick genius that made audiences around the world laugh at the sheer absurdity of life. This biography charts Tati's rise and fall, from his earliest beginnings as a music hall mime during the Depression, to the success of Jour de Fete... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99
Everyone loves a children's book. And many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer—armed with a good story idea and a love of kids—to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, it is! Veteran children's book publishing executive and author Lisa Rojany Buccieri and author Peter Economy show you... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 1990; US$ 18.99
In this book, Linda Seger shows how to create strong, multidimensional characters in fiction, covering everything from research to character block. Interviews with today's top writers complete this essential volume. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50
Orson Welles’s greatest breakthrough into the popular consciousness occurred in 1938, three years before Citizen Kane , when his War of the Worlds radio broadcast succeeded so spectacularly that terrified listeners believed they were hearing a genuine report of an alien invasion—a landmark in the history of radio’s powerful relationship... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
This comedic play will come as a delightful surprise to readers who are only familiar with Milne's work in the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh series of children's book. A domestic drama that gently skewers the social mores of the Edwardian age, Mr. Pim Passes By is a quick and satisfying read. more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 150.00
Anthony Mann (1906-1967) is renowned for his outstanding 1950s westerns starring James Stewart ( Winchester '73 , The Naked Spur , The Man from Laramie ). But there is more to Mann's cinematic universe than those tough Wild West action dramas featuring conflicted and secretive heroes. This brilliant Hollywood craftsman also directed fourteen electrifying... more...