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Entertainment

  • "I'll Be There for You"by Warren Littlefield

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99

    A behind-the-scenes look at Friends, one of the most popular TV shows of all time?a wide-ranging interview with the cast and creators, excerpted from Top of the Rock, by former NBC President of Entertainment Warren Littlefield It was a little show originally called Six of One,  whose pilot only tested decently with audiences?but all of that... more...

  • The $11 Billion Yearby Anne Thompson

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    "This chronicle of 2012 is a slice of what happened during a watershed year for the Hollywood movie industry. It's not the whole story, but it's a mosaic of what went on, and why, and of where things are heading." What changed in one Hollywood year to produce a record-breaking box office after two years of decline? How can the Sundance Festival influence... more...

  • Accountability and the Public Interest in Broadcastingby Andrea Millwood Hargrave; Colin Shaw

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Against a backdrop of great change in technology and the economics of broadcasting and new media, this timely survey of contemporary attitudes to accountability and the public interest in broadcasting is based on over fifty interviews conducted in four democracies: India, Australia, the UK and the US. more...

  • The Ad Makersby Tom von Logue Newth

    Octopus 2013; US$ 24.99

    The Ad-Makers looks at the cinematic form where commerce and creativity collide most dramatically: the TV commercial.Featuring interviews from top professionals in the field, the book provides the kind of behind-the-scenes expertise that it usually takes a lifetime of professional practice to acquire.Gathered from the disciplines of cinematography,... more...

  • Age of the Dream Palaceby Jeffrey Richards

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    The period between the two world wars is often named "the golden age of the cinema" in Britain. This definitive and entertaining book on the cinema and cinema-goers of the era is herewith reissued with a new Introduction.Jeffrey Richards, described by Philip French as "a shrewd critic, a compulsive moviegoer, and a professional historian", tells the... more...

  • The Airwaves of New Yorkby Bill Jaker; Frank Sulek; Peter Kanze

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00

    From its inception in New York City, radio dramatically changed the city. The five boroughs became, in some ways, more united through the medium, as common concerns were aired and given wider attention. But as radio focused more on entertainment, the city lost the last of its small town origins, as people left the front stoop for the living room. This... more...

  • Al Jazeeraby Hugh Miles

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 12.99

    With more than fifty million viewers, Al Jazeera is one of the most widely watched news channels in the world. It's also one of the most controversial. Set up by the eccentric Emir of Qatar, who turned a failed BBC Arabic television project into an Arab news channel, Al Jazeera quickly became a household name after September 11th by delivering some... more...

  • Alex Cox's Introduction to Filmby Alex Cox

    Oldcastle Books 2016; US$ 14.57

    Emerging filmmakers need to know the basics of their art form: the language of the camera, and lenses, the different crew roles, the formats, the aspect ratios. They also need to know some bare-bones theory: what an auteur is, what montage is, what genres are. Most important, all filmmakers require serious grounding in film. You cannot be a great artist... more...

  • All the News That's Fit to Sellby James T. Hamilton

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 37.50 US$ 32.25

    That market forces drive the news is not news. Whether a story appears in print, on television, or on the Internet depends on who is interested, its value to advertisers, the costs of assembling the details, and competitors' products. But in All the News That's Fit to Sell , economist James Hamilton shows just how this happens. Furthermore, many... more...

  • Altman on Altmanby David Thompson

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.87

    In Altman on Altman , one of American cinema's most incorrigible mavericks reflects on a brilliant career. Robert Altman served a long apprenticeship in movie-making before his great breakthrough, the Korean War comedy M*A*S*H (1969). It became a huge hit and won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, but also established Altman's inimitable use of sound and... more...