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  • The Film Appreciation Bookby Jim Piper

    Allworth Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    This is a book for cinephiles, pure and simple. Author and filmmaker, Jim Piper, shares his vast knowledge of film and analyzes the most striking components of the best movies ever made. From directing to cinematography, from editing and music to symbolism and plot development, The Film Appreciation Book covers hundreds of the greatest works in... more...

  • Woody Allenby Ward Calhoun

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    ?I don?t want to achieve immortality through my work . . . I want to achieve it through not dying.? Woody Allen has been one of the most well-regarded filmmakers since his debut in 1965 with What?s Up, Tiger Lily? He hit his stride by focusing on the inner neuroses of the average New Yorker with such classics as Annie Hall , Manhattan , and Manhattan... more...

  • Graceby Thilo Wydra

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Thirty years ago, Grace Kelly was tragically killed when her vehicle tumbled forty meters from the serpentine roads of Monaco. She has since become a myth, a style icon existing between the glamour of Hollywood and the royalty of Monaco. As Hitchcock?s favorite actress to work with, Kelly acted in classic films including Rear Window and To Catch... more...

  • One Hundred Sex Scenes That Changed Cinemaby Neil Fulwood

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 10.19

    100 Sex Scenes that Changed Cinema explores the representation of sexuality and sexual expression in cinema by tracing the key scenes that helped change, develop and influence one of the world's most powerful medium. The 100 films are arranged thematically in the following chapters: Implicit (Not-explicit) sex scenes - the lure of sex in film noir... more...

  • Making of the Italian Jobby Matthew Field

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 14.57

    Thirty years ago one of the most popular British films of all time was released. The Italian Job is remembered by everyone who has seen it, if not for Michael Caine's unforgettable line "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" - which led to the trademark impression of him - then for the literal cliff-hanger of an ending. Consistently... more...

  • David Leanby Howard Maxford

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 11.65

    Oscar-winning director David Lean was responsible for some of the most enduring images in British cinema, including the romantic clinches between Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter and Pip's memorable dash across the marshes in Great expectations. Lean became renowned for his visual epics, painting the cinematic screen in such films... more...

  • Directing Filmsby Ken Russell

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 14.57

    In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed film director Ken Russell unpacks the creative insights, technique, know-how and sheer determination that have enabled him to realise on screen more than fifty diverse and yet intensely personal films. Drawing on his parallel experiences of producing, screenwriting and editing - as well as his favourite (and... more...

  • Secrets of Screen Actingby Patrick Tucker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of all things, so the director must conceptualize each... more...

  • Food on Filmby Tom Hertweck

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This collection addresses the relative scarcity of work relating to food-film studies, showcasing innovative viewpoints about a popular, yet understudied, subject in film. The volume asks provocative questions about food and its relationship with work, urban life, sexual orientation, the family, race, morality, and a wide range of ?appetites.? ... more...

  • Closely Watched Filmsby Marilyn Fabe

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    How do films work? How do they tell a story? How do they move us and make us think? Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch. Ranging from D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation to James Cameron?s... more...