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  • Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Outby Jed Dannenbaum; Carroll Hodge; Doe Mayer

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 17.95

    Five keys to creating authentic, distinctive work, whether you are a student, professional or simply love making films on your own For Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out, three professors at the renowned University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television interviewed fifteen outstanding filmmakers, then distilled their insights... more...

  • Dalton Trumboby Larry Ceplair; Christopher Trumbo

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    James Dalton Trumbo (1905--1976) is widely recognized for his work as a screenwriter, playwright, and author, but he is also remembered as one of the Hollywood Ten who opposed the House Un-American Activities Committee. Refusing to answer questions about his prior involvement with the Communist Party, Trumbo sacrificed a successful career in Hollywood... more...

  • Documentary Storytellingby Sheila Curran Bernard

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95

    Documentary Storytelling is unique in offering an in-depth look at story and structure as applied not to Hollywood fiction, but to films and videos based on factual material and the drama of real life. With the growing popularity of documentaries in today's global media marketplace, demand for powerful, memorable storytelling has never been higher.... more...

  • Finding Fishby Antwone Q. Fisher; Mim E. Rivas

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Baby Boy Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. He ultimately came to live with a foster family, where he endured near-constant verbal and physical abuse. In his mid-teens he escaped and enlisted in the navy, where he became a man of the world, raised by the family he created for himself. Finding... more...

  • Going to the Moviesby Syd Field

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Featuring insights ... analysis ... great films and filmmakers from ?the most-sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world? (The Hollywood Reporter) . A life in film. An extraordinary career. An unforgettable story ? from noted lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author Syd Field. What makes a great movie great? ... An actor legendary? ... A... more...

  • Hitchcock's Partner in Suspenseby Charles Bennett; John Charles Bennett

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    With a career that spanned from the silent era to the 1990s, British screenwriter Charles Bennett (1899--1995) lived an extraordinary life. His experiences as an actor, director, playwright, film and television writer, and novelist in both England and Hollywood left him with many amusing anecdotes, opinions about his craft, and impressions of the... more...

  • Hollywood Jockby Rob Ryder

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    Rob Ryder made that pledge to his wife, and he was determined to stick to it. As technical consultant on blockbuster sports films, he had seen up close how the film business works and what kind of chaos can, and usually does, ensue. And now he was ready to take it on! Hollywood Jock is the suspenseful, dramatic, outrageous, and honest true story... more...

  • Ifs and Butsby Frederic Raphael

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 14.51

    June 1978: Frederic Raphael is in a studio for the dubbing of his television play Something's Wrong, and a routine moment is captured by his wry alertness to vanities and foibles. Ifs and Buts continues the sharply stylish extracts from the journal of time spent, in the words of The Sunday Times, with one eye on life's greasy pole and the other on... more...

  • Into The Woodsby John Yorke

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    Into The Woods is a revelation of the fundamental structure and meaning of all stories, from the man responsible for more hours of drama on British television than anyone else, John Yorke. We all love stories. Many of us love to tell them, and even dream of making a living from it too. But what is a story? Hundreds of books about screenwriting... more...

  • John Fante Selected Letters 1932-1981by John Fante

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    Fante's captivating letters trace his emergence from poverty to life as a Hollywood screenwriter. Complemented by many photos and interesting appendices, the book is most distinguished by Fante's letters to his mother-letters in which he is just as apt to lie about church attendance as he is to describe, with peculiar candor, skinny-dipping with a... more...