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  • Empire of Dreamsby Scott Eyman

    Simon & Schuster 2010; Not Available

    BEST KNOWN AS THE DIRECTOR of such spectacular films as The Ten Commandments and King of Kings, Cecil B. DeMille lived a life as epic as any of his cinematic masterpieces. As a child DeMille learned the Bible from his father, a theology student and playwright who introduced Cecil and his older brother, William, to the theater. Tutored by impresario... more...

  • Empire of Dreamsby Scott Eyman

    Simon & Schuster 2010; Not Available

    BEST KNOWN AS THE DIRECTOR of such spectacular films as The Ten Commandments and King of Kings, Cecil B. DeMille lived a life as epic as any of his cinematic masterpieces. As a child DeMille learned the Bible from his father, a theology student and playwright who introduced Cecil and his older brother, William, to the theater. Tutored by impresario... more...

  • First Cut 2by Gabriella Oldham

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    First Cut 2: More Conversations with Film Editors presents a new collection of twelve interviews with award-winning film editors who discuss the art and craft of editing in the twenty-first century. As a follow-up to the successful First Cut: Conversations with Film Editors (now celebrating its 20th anniversary), this new volume explores the transition... more...

  • Hollywood Before Glamourby Michelle Tolini Finamore

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This exploration of fashion in American silent film offers fresh perspectives on the era preceding the studio system, and the evolution of Hollywood's distinctive brand of glamour. By the 1910s, the moving image was an integral part of everyday life and communicated fascinating, but as yet un-investigated, ideas and ideals about fashionable dress.... more...

  • Men with the Movie Camera, Theby Philip Cavendish

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 110.00

    Unlike previous studies of the Soviet avant-garde during the silent era, which have regarded the works of the period as manifestations of directorial vision, this study emphasizes the collaborative principle at the heart of avant-garde filmmaking units and draws attention to the crucial role of camera operators in creating the visual style of the... more...

  • Masters of Lightby Dennis Schaefer; Larry Salvato

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Through conversations held with fifteen of the most accomplished contemporary cinematographers, the authors explore the working world of the person who controls the visual look and style of a film. This reissue includes a new foreword by cinematographer John Bailey and a new preface by the authors, which bring this classic guide to cinematography,... more...

  • The Forgotten Villageby John Steinbeck; Rosa Harvan Kline; Alexander Hackensmid

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 18.00

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • Movie Speakby Tony Bill

    Workman Publishing Company 2009; US$ 9.95

    When is "groucho" not a comedian? A "seagull" not a bird? A "banana" not a fruit, and a "taco cart" not a food stand? What's the "Castle rock rule" and when should you call for a "buff & puff"? And why expect trouble when the A.D. (assistant director) knowingly mumbles " Gone With the Wind in the morning, Dukes of Hazzard after lunch"? An oral... more...

  • Tales From Development Hell (New Updated Edition)by David Hughes

    Titan 2012; US$ 9.99

    A compulsively readable journey into the area of movie-making where all writers, directors and stars fear to tread: Development Hell, the place where scripts are written, actors hired and sets designed... but the movies rarely actually get made!  Whatever happened to Darren Aronofsky's  Batman  movie starring Clint Eastwood? Why were there so many scripts... more...

  • Exploring 3Dby Adrian Pennington; Carolyn Giardina

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    The vanguard of the 3D film and TV industry explains why 3D stereo techniques should become a staple visual storytelling tool, on par with lighting, set design, or sound. Words of wisdom from Jeffrey Katzenberg, Martin Scorsese, Dean DeBlois, Baz Luhrmann, Jon Landau, Barrie M. Osborne, Wim Wenders, and more, provide you with unparalleled insight... more...