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  • Hatchet Jobby Mark Kermode

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 8.84

    'The finest film critic in Britain at the absolute top of his form' Stephen Fry more...

  • Schlock Valueby Richard Roeper

    Hachette Books 2005; Not Available

    A hilarious collection of essays, riffs, and lists that celebrate the insanity of Hollywood--for anyone who loves the movies. Richard Roeper, like the rest of us, adores the movies. In this uproarious, off-beat book, he gives us a whole new set of critical lenses for assessing the movies and the people and the industry that make them. With his... more...

  • The Immortal Marilynby De John Vito; Frank Tropea

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 24.99

    From the late 1940s to the early '60s, Marilyn Monroe appeared in barely thirty movies, beginning with bit parts and moving on into supporting roles for such films as The Asphalt Jungle , All About Eve , and Clash by Night . She soon shot to international fame and gained prominent roles in a number of classics like The Seven Year Itch , Gentlemen... more...

  • Silent Moviesby Peter Kobel; Martin Scorsese; Kevin Brownlow

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 40.52

    A gorgeous, lavish history of silent movies - with more than 400 amazing images - captures the birth of film and icons like Chaplin, Garbo, Clara Bow, and Valentino. Drawing on the extraordinary collection of The Library of Congress, one of the greatest repositories for silent film and memorabilia, Peter Kobel has created the definitive visual history... more...

  • King of Bollywoodby Anupama Chopra

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 20.61

    Here is the astonishing true story of Bollywood, a sweeping portrait about a country finding its identity, a movie industry that changed the face of India, and one man's struggle to become a star. Shah Rukh Khan's larger than life tale takes us through the colorful and idiosyncratic Bollywood movie industry, where fantastic dreams and outrageous obsessions... more...

  • Silent Moviesby Peter Kobel; Martin Scorsese; Kevin Brownlow

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; Not Available

    A gorgeous, lavish history of silent movies - with more than 400 amazing images - captures the birth of film and icons like Chaplin, Garbo, Clara Bow, and Valentino. Drawing on the extraordinary collection of The Library of Congress, one of the greatest repositories for silent film and memorabilia, Peter Kobel has created the definitive visual history... more...

  • King of Bollywoodby Anupama Chopra

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; Not Available

    Here is the astonishing true story of Bollywood, a sweeping portrait about a country finding its identity, a movie industry that changed the face of India, and one man's struggle to become a star. Shah Rukh Khan's larger than life tale takes us through the colorful and idiosyncratic Bollywood movie industry, where fantastic dreams and outrageous obsessions... more...

  • Five Came Backby Mark Harris

    Canongate Books 2014; US$ 19.13

    Before the Second World War the Hollywood box office was booming, but the business was accused of being too foreign, too Jewish, too 'un-American'. Then the war changed everything. With Pearl Harbor came the opportunity for Hollywood to prove its critics wrong. America's most legendary directors played a huge role in the war effort: John Ford,... more...

  • Bringing History to Life through Filmby Kathryn Anne Morey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 74.99

    This collection of essays addresses important questions about the relationship between fact and fiction: When does history become myth, and when does myth become legend? Does a romanticized view of history distort the reality it is trying to convey, or in capturing the ?spirit? of history, does it teach history in ways that mere fact cannot? What... more...

  • Lady in the Darkby Robert Sitton

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Iris Barry (18951969) was one of the first critics to recognize film as an art form. The mother of film preservation internationally, she founded the film department at New York City's Museum of Modern Art and became its first curator, cementing film?s critical legitimacy. Drawing on letters, memorabilia, and other documentary sources, Robert Sitton... more...