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  • A Load of Hooeyby Bob Odenkirk

    McSweeney's 2014; US$ 9.99

    Bob Odenkirk is a legend in the comedy-writing world, winning Emmys and acclaim for his work on Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and many other seminal TV shows. This book, his first, is a spleen-bruisingly funny omnibus that ranges from absurdist monologues (“Martin Luther King, Jr?s Worst Speech Ever?) to intentionally bad theater... more...

  • Andy Kaufmanby Bob Zmuda; Lynne Margulies

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95

    For the first time ever, the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about the most enigmatic artist of our generation. Comedian and Taxi star Andy Kaufman, known for his crazy antics on screen and off, was the ultimate prankster, delighting audiences with his Elvis and Mighty Mouse impressions while also antagonizing them with his wrestling... more...

  • Role Modelsby John Waters

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 13.11

    Role Models is a wild and witty self-portrait of John Waters, America's 'Pope of Trash', told through intimate profiles of his favourite personalities - some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle of the road. From Esther Martin, owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to the playwright Tennessee Williams; from the atheist... more...

  • Writing for Televisionby Yvonne Grace

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    An award-winning television drama producer with 20 years experience in script editing and development offers a practical guide for anyone interested in the television industry Written in an engaging, anecdotal tone, this is a no-nonsense, direct down-the-lens look at the television industry written from the point of view of a television drama producer... more...

  • Euro Noirby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Covering territory from  Rififi to Run Lola Run to Spiral , a guide to the edgy, gritty best of European noir fiction, films, and television The invasion of foreign crime fiction, films, and TV?and not just the Scandinavian variety?has opened up incredible new options for crime fiction lovers, but the sheer volume of new European writers and... more...

  • The Art of Screenplaysby Robin Mukherjee

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    The author of the screenplay for Lore demystifies the screenwriter's art, providing informed advice in a working handbook for writers with stories to tell Addressing the key issues of creativity and craft, this guide aims to connect with our natural understanding of story and to enable fresh, original, and authentic writing. Working on the central... more...

  • Screenwriting for Neuroticsby Scott Winfield Sublett

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Screenwriting for Neurotics is a quirky and accessible handbook for beginning screenwriters. Whether you are a student in a screenwriting class or just someone who wants to try their hand at writing for film or television, this handy guidebook makes the entire process simple and unintimidating. Scott Winfield Sublett, a veteran screenwriter and... more...

  • Andre Bazin's New Mediaby André Bazin; Dudley Andrew

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    André Bazin?s writings on cinema are among the most influential reflections on the medium ever written. Even so, his critical interests ranged widely and encompassed the "new media" of the 1950s, including television, 3D film, Cinerama, and CinemaScope. Fifty-seven of his reviews and essays addressing these new technologies?their artistic potential,... more...

  • War on the Silver Screenby Glen Jeansonne; David Luhrssen

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 19.95

    Americans have been almost constantly at war since 1917. In addition to two world wars, the United States has fought proxy wars, propaganda wars, and a "war on terror," among others. But even with the constant presence of war in American life, much of what Americans remember about those conflicts comes from Hollywood depictions. In War on... more...

  • A Little Bit Vulnerableby Janine Turner

    Dunham Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    In A Little Bit Vulnerable , actress Janine Turner opens up about her private life for the first time claiming she feels, "a little bit vulnerable." In this breathtaking sweep of her half a century of living, Janine journeys through the canyons of her life and how she sought horizons. Through the treasure chest of her private poetry to essays,... more...