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  • The 21st Century Screenplayby Linda Aronson

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 27.26

    A truly comprehensive overview of the craft of writing for contemporary film and video, by a multi-award winning screenwriter. more...

  • Shooting in the Wildby Chris Palmer; Jane Goodall

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 24.95

    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$ 13.99

    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...

  • Night of the Living Deadby Joe Kane

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2010; US$ 14.00

    "They're coming to get you, Barbara. . ." These five words unleashed a terrifying movie classic on an unsuspecting public in 1968, stunning audiences with endless nightmares. George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead raised the bar for onscreen violence. Moviegoers were bludgeoned with horrific scenes of zombies blood-feasting on... more...

  • Now Write! Screenwritingby Sherry Ellis; Laurie Lamson

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 12.99

    An essential handbook featuring never-before-published writing exercises from the acclaimed screenwriters of Raging Bull, Ali, Terminator 2, Fame, Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, "Lost", "True Blood", "The Shield", and many other hit films and television shows. Now Write! Screenwriting -the latest addition to the Now Write! writing guide series-brings... more...

  • Sell Your Own Damn Movie!by Lloyd Kaufman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • Directors Tell the Storyby Bethany Rooney; Mary Lou Belli

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 25.95

    Move over, movies: the freshest storytelling today is on television, where the multi-episodic format is used for rich character development and innovative story arcs.  Directors Tell the Story offers rare insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors whose credits include Monk, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Weeds, and... 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

    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$ 27.99

    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...