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  • Shooting in the Wildby Chris Palmer; Jane Goodall

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 24.99

    Wildlife and nature films are a hugely popular entertainment genre: networks such as Animal Planet and Discovery are stars in the cable television universe, viewers flock to IMAX theaters to see jaw-dropping footage from the wild, and the venerable BBC still scores triumphs with series such as Planet Earth . As cinematic technology brings ever more... more...

  • Making Moviesby Sidney Lumet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    From one of America's most acclaimed directors comes a book that is both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on 40 years of experience on movies ranging from Long Day's Journey Into Night to The Verdict , Lumet explains the painstaking labor that results in two hours of screen... more...

  • iPhone Photography and Video For Dummiesby Angelo Micheletti

    Wiley 2010; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    Get the most out of your iPhone's camera and video capabilities with this full-color reference! The iPhone's integrated camera is ideal for snapshots and video on the go. Written by a professional photographer and Mac expert, this handy, full-color guide shows you how to get the most out of your iPhone camera's capabilities. Packed with easy-to-understand... more...

  • Rewriting Secrets for Screenwritersby Tom Lazarus; Scott Frank

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    Every screenwriter needs to rewrite?more than once, probably many times?to make the story work and then to make a sale. And then again later on, to please producers, studios or stars. Tom Lazarus--author of "Stigmata", among other scripts--is a working screenwriter and professor at UCLA extension. In this book, he's distilled his own experience... more...

  • The Big Pictureby Tom Reilly

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    Film production veteran Tom Reilly has worked on the sets of critically praised films and commercial blockbusters for more than three decades?including seventeen years alongside director Woody Allen. In The Big Picture , he explores the art and the craft of filmmaking from the vantage point of someone actually running the movie set. Using examples... more...

  • Writing Movies for Fun and Profitby Thomas Lennon; Robert Ben Garant

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 17.00

    This is the only screenwriting guide by two guys who have actually done it (instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott); ?These guys are proof that with no training and little education, ANYONE can make it as a screenwriter? (Paul Rudd). Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon?s movies have made over... more...

  • Sell Your Own Damn Movie!by Lloyd Kaufman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95

    This is the 3 rd volume in Mr. Kaufman's hilarious, how-to series for hard-working self-starters and hard-laughing, cheeky filmmakers. "Sell Your Own Damn Movie!" covers everything you need to do to get your finished film seen by festival-goers, movie-goers, DVD-buyers and web-goers around the world. You will be lead through a primer on the history... more...

  • Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordetby Jan Wahl

    The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 40.00

    Regarded by many filmmakers and critics as one of the greatest directors in cinema history, Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889--1968) achieved worldwide acclaim after the debut of his masterpiece, The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), which was named the most influential film of all time at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. In 1955 Dreyer granted... more...

  • The Philosophy of David Cronenbergby Simon Riches; Colin McGinn; Cynthia A. Freeland; Peter Ludlow; Paul Snowdon; Duncan Pritchard; Keith Allen; Daniel C. Shaw; Daniel Moseley; Graham Stevens; Brook W. R. Pearson; R. Barton Palmer; Jones Irwin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 40.00

    Initially regarded as a cult figure with a strong following amongst sci-fi and horror film fans, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg emerged as a major and commercially viable film director with mainstream hits such as A History of Violence (2005) and Eastern Promises (2007). With his unique ability to present imagery that is both disturbing and provocative,... more...

  • Hollywood Lighting from the Silent Era to Film Noiby Patrick Keating

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    Lighting performs essential functions in Hollywood films, enhancing the glamour, clarifying the action, and intensifying the mood. Examining every facet of this understated art form, from the glowing backlights of the silent period to the shaded alleys of film noir, Patrick Keating affirms the role of Hollywood lighting as a distinct, compositional... more...