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  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universeby Chris Taylor

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 16.99

    In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a far-fetched space-fantasy epic. Some forty years and $37 billion later, Star Wars –related products outnumber human beings, a growing stormtrooper army spans the globe, and “Jediism? has become a religion in its own right. Lucas?s creation has grown into far more than a cinematic... more...

  • Studio Ghibliby Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    The first English language book about Studio Ghibli, now updated to include The Wind Rises The animations of Japan?s Studio Ghibli are among the highest regarded in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly-anticipated release a guaranteed box-office smash.... more...

  • The Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinemaby Jacqueline Reich

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Italian film star Bartolomeo Pagano's "Maciste" played a key role in his nation?s narratives of identity during World War I and after. Jacqueline Reich traces the racial, class, and national transformations undergone by this Italian strongman from African slave in Cabiria (1914), his first film, to bourgeois gentleman, to Alpine soldier of the Great... more...

  • Bruce Lee: Words of the Dragonby John Little

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    Here they are, available for the first time in one collection, Bruce Lee's conversations with the press from 1958 to 1973. Words of the Dragon is an anthology of rare newspaper and magazine interviews with Bruce Lee, many not previously published in the United States, revealing new words and explanations of Bruce about himself, his art, and philosophy.... more...

  • Studios Before the Systemby Brian R. Jacobson

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    By 1915, Hollywood had become the epicenter of American filmmaking, with studio dream factories? structuring its vast production. Filmmakers designed Hollywood studios with a distinct artistic and industrial mission in mind, which in turn influenced the form, content, and business of the films that were made and the impressions of the people who viewed... more...

  • Bruce Lee: Artist of Lifeby Bruce Lee; John Little

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 18.95

    A rare, never-before-seen collection of Bruce Lee's private letters and writing! Bruce Lee was an intense man with such sheer concentration of energy that no one who encountered him, on screen or in person, could help but be drawn to him and his enthusiasm for life and knowledge. A voracious and engaged reader, Lee wrote extensively, synthesizing... more...

  • Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Doby Bruce Lee; John Little

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95

    Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the seminal book presenting the martial art created by Bruce Lee himself as described in his own notes and writings. Jeet Kune Do was a revolutionary new approach to the martial arts in its time and is the principal reason why Bruce Lee is revered as a pioneer by martial artists today, many decades after his death.... more...

  • Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragonby Bruce Lee; John Little

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    Letters of the Dragon: Correspondence, 1958-1973 is a fascinating glimpse of the private Bruce Lee behind the public imagea man with the patience and concern to dedicate as much effort to crafting a thoughtful personal answer to the letter of a young fan as to those from his old friends and associates; an extremely active man never too busy to make... more...

  • CJ - The Autobiography of CJ de Mooiby CJ de Mooi

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    Best known as an actor and one of the BBC?s Eggheads, few people would guess from his cultured exterior at the horrific early years of abuse CJ de Mooi endured. As a teenager, CJ fled from his childhood home to escape prolonged hatred and violence, and consequently slept rough for three years. He sank to ? and almost didn?t survive ? far worse depths... more...

  • Goddess of Love Incarnateby Leslie Zemeckis

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 28.00

    Lili St. Cyr was, in the words of legendary reporter Mike Wallace, the highest paid stripteaser in America.? Wallace was so fascinated by Lili that out of all the presidents and celebrities he interviewed over a long career, towards the end of his life, she was the one he remained fixated on. Her beauty had that kind of effect. Lili St. Cyr, the... more...