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  • Rififiby Alastair Phillips

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    Du rififi chez les hommes' (1955), directed by the exiled American film director Jules Dassin, recounts the nail-biting tale of a Parisian gangster heist gone wrong. Famed for its extended dialogue free robbery sequence, it is both a classic French film noir and one of the greatest, most influential crime films. In this lively companion to the film,... more...

  • Burton on Burtonby Tim Burton; Mark Salisbury

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 21.87

    Tim Burton is one of the great modern-day visionaries of cinema, a director who has fabricated his own deliciously nightmarish universe in movies as extraordinary as Beetlejuice , Edward Scissorhands , Mars Attacks! and The Nightmare before Christmas - not to mention his twisted takes on the tales of Batman , Sleepy Hollow and Planet of... more...

  • Charlie Kaufman and Hollywood's Merry Band of Pranksters, Fabulists and Dreamersby Derek Hill

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 11.99

    Since the late 1990s, a subtle, subversive element has been at work within the staid confines of the Hollywood dream factory. Young filmmakers like Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Michel Gondry, David O. Russell, Richard Linklater, and Sofia Coppola rode in on the coattails of the independent film movement that blossomed in the early 1990s and have managed... more...

  • Coen Brothers - Virgin Filmby Eddie Robson

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    Joel and Ethan Coen make up one of the most original and unconventional movie-making partnerships to come out of America at the end of the 20th century. From their debut tour de force Blood Simple to the hugely acclaimed The Man Who Wasn't There , the brothers' films have attracted critical kudos and commercial success in equal measure due to their... more...

  • I Heard You Paint Housesby Charles Brandt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 10.99

    Soon to be a major film directed by Martin Scorsese. 'I heard you paint houses' are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank 'the Irishman' Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles... more...

  • The Philosopher At The End Of The Universeby Mark Rowlands

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 18.32

    'It's Schopenhauer and the will. It's Plato, it's Hume, Baudrillard and the concept of the Nietzschean superman!' Keanu Reeves on The Matrix The Philosopher at the End of the Universe allows anyone to understand basic philosophical concepts from the comfort of their armchair, through the plots and characters of spectacular blockbusting science-fiction... more...

  • The Essential It's A Wonderful Lifeby Michael Willian

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99

    Even the most ardent fans of It?s a Wonderful Life will be surprised and delighted by the insightful discussions of film details, cast anecdotes, curiosities, and gaffes found in this charming guide. Providing a fresh perspective, this companion includes a handy film chronology and an overview of the plot, a complete breakdown of the musical score,... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Cult Moviesby Paul Simpson

    Rough Guides Ltd 2010; Not Available

    The Rough Guide to Cult Movies offers a blend of essential trivia and informed opinion as it takes you on a tour of the most compellingly weird - and weirdly compelling - films in the world. Whether you're a paid-up member of The Big Lebowski fan club or just looking for a night in with an interesting DVD, The Rough Guide to Cult Movies is the... more...

  • Film: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Wood

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Film is considered to be the dominant art form of the twentieth century. It can be considered many other things; a record of events, a modern mythology, a career, an industry, an art, a hobby, and much else. Michael Wood explores the history of film, its venture into the digital age, and its role and impact on modern society. more...

  • Scenes From A Revolutionby Mark Harris

    Canongate Books 2008; US$ 15.79

    With behind-the-scenes gossip creating as much drama as the movies themselves, Hollywood in 1967 showcased the future of film in more ways than one. From the anti-heroes of Bonnie and Clyde and the illicit sex of The Graduate to the race relations of In The Heat of the Night, suddenly no subject was taboo. This was a time of turbulence as hip young... more...