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  • Gaming Filmby Jasmina Kallay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Gaming Film explores the growing influence of computer games on contemporary cinema. From the type of stories told to their complex structural patterns, from the changing modes of reception to innovative visual aesthetics, computer games are re-shaping the cinematic landscape in exciting directions. more...

  • Secret Lives of Great Filmmakersby Robert Schnakenberg; Mario Zucca

    Quirk Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Strange-But-True Tales of Cross-Dressers, Drug Addicts, Foot Fetishists, and Other Legendary Filmmakers.   With outrageous and uncensored profiles of everyone from D. W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino, Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers reveals the little-known secrets of all your favorite directors. Why did Charlie Chaplin refuse to bathe for weeks... more...

  • A History of the Screenplayby Steven Price

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 32.00

    The screenplay is currently the focus of extensive critical re-evaluation, however, as yet there has been no comprehensive study of its historical development. International in scope and placing emphasis on the development and variety of screenplay texts themselves, this book will be an important and innovative addition to the current literature. more...

  • Egypt Visual Sourcebookby Jim Hewitt

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 17.99

    This unique visual reference guide will be an invaluable resource to professional designers?from architects to illustrators, production designers, art directors, decorators, film concept artists, sculptors, and painters. It utilizes color photographs to illustrate a wide range of locations and styles of architecture throughout Egypt, particularly highlighting... more...

  • Class, Crime and International Film Noirby Dennis Broe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Class, Crime and International Film Noir argues that, in its postwar, classical phase, this dark variant of the crime film was not just an American phenomenon. Rather, these seedy tales with their doomed heroes and heroines were popular all over the world including France, Britain, Italy and Japan. more...

  • Let Me Play the Lion Tooby Michael Pennington

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 17.99

    How do you prepare for your first day on the set? Why might a bad audition lead to a good job offer? How should you research? What's the effect of a long tour on your love-life? Can you have a glass of wine before a matinee? What's the difference between transitive and intransitive corpsing? What is stage fright? In Michael Pennington's highly personal... more...

  • Art of Script Editingby Karol Griffiths

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    'A clear, insightful and sensitive look at the work of script editors and screen writers' - Hossein Amini: writer of Drive and director of The Two Faces of January. The Art of Script Editing provides a comprehensive overview of this vital role, examining its responsibilities and functions during all stages of the development process, both in film... more...

  • The Control Roomby Martin Plissner

    Free Press 1999; US$ 17.95

    "Thirty-five years ago, sad to say, CBS, NBC, and ABC created the modern New Hampshire primary." So says The Control Room, a gritty look at how network news has come to dominate every stage of presidential selection from the earliest announcements to the final swearing in. As we embark on another of the quadrennial circuses that determine how the... more...

  • Touching Tomorrowby Mary LoVerde

    Touchstone 2002; US$ 11.00

    What does your mother remember about her first kiss? What's the first thing your father tells himself every morning? By the time we are adults, it is all too easy to look at our parents and grandparents as though their lives have been miles removed from our own, causing a communication and generation gap seemingly impossible to bridge. But the... more...

  • Fifty Contemporary Filmmakersby Yvonne Tasker

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 29.95

    Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers examines the work of some of today's most popular, original and influential cinematic voices. Each entry offers both an overview and critique of its subject's career and works, looking at the genres in which they work and their relationship to other film and filmmakers. It covers figures drawn from diverse cinematic... more...