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- Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 11.99
Film directors from East Asia frequently win top prizes at international film festivals, and are proving a strong influence on Western filmmakers but few books have yet been published about them. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and North and South Korea have been through periods of great political turmoil and the films of these countries reflect the... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 15.99
This book is for anyone who has ever wanted to make a short film. Focusing on the practicalities of filmmaking. It will guide you through all the stages of the process, examining every available possibility along the way. From the development of your initial idea, to screening your finished film in front of an audience. It will enable you to make informed... more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95
The cultural liberalization of communist Czechoslovakia in the 1960s produced many artistic accomplishments, not least the celebrated films of the Czech New Wave. This movement saw filmmakers use their new freedom to engage with traditions of the avant-garde, especially Surrealism. This book explores the avant-garde's influence over the New Wave and... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 21.99
In this updated and expanded version of this classic study of contemporary American film, Kolker reassesses the landscape of American cinema over the past decade, as he examines works like Munich , A Prairie Home Companion , The Departed , and Funny People , in addition to classics by Arthur Penn, Stanley Kubrick, and Robert Altman. more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 1.99
The 1990s saw a shock wave of dynamic new directing talent that took the Hollywood studio system by storm. At the forefront of that movement were six innovative and daring directors whose films pushed the boundaries of moviemaking and announced to the world that something exciting was happening in Hollywood. Sharon Waxman, editor and chief of The... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79
"Don't get high on your own supply." Brian de Palma's brash, bloody version of Scarface was trashed by critics when it came out twenty-five years ago and didn't do well at the box office, but has become a spectacular fan favorite and enduring pop culture classic since. "Never underestimate the greed of the other guy." What makes millions of... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09
With the advent of the Second World War a new mood was discernible in film drama - an atmosphere of disillusion and a sense of foreboding, a dark quality that derived as much from the characters depicted as from the cinematographer's art. These films, among them such classics as Double Indemnity, The Woman in the Window, Touch of Evil and sunset Boulevard,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 18.00
In 1969, a low-budget biker movie, Easy Rider, shocked Hollywood with its stunning success. An unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (onscreen and off), Easy Rider heralded a heady decade in which a rebellious wave of talented young filmmakers invigorated the movie industry. In Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind takes us... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available
Be afraid, be very afraid...a century of cinema nightmare with John Landis, in ePub format for iPad From B-movie bogeymen and outer space-oddities to big-budget terrors, Monsters in the Movies by horror film maestro John Landis celebrates the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk or rampage across the Silver Screen. Feast your... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.09
From the Slick horror of Alien , Scream and The Ring and the cult classics Dracula , Frankenstein and The Mummy to the slasher icons Jason, Freddy and Leatherface, horror just won?t stay dead. The genre has earned its place in the moviegoing psyche, with many of the key films spawning numerous copycats. But what are the 20 most influential... more...