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  • FilmCraft: Screenwritingby Tim Greirson

    Octopus 2013; US$ 26.99

    Featuring in-depth interviews with modern masters of film including Stephen Gaghan, Guillermo Arriaga, Caroline Thompson, Hossein Amini, David Hare, David Webb Peoples and Jean-Claude Carrière, this book reveals the mysteries behind how the best scripts are written and reach the screen. more...

  • FilmCraft: Editingby Justin Chang

    Octopus 2012; US$ 26.99

    The value of the editor?s craft to a finished film cannot be underestimated, and it?s no surprise that directors rely heavily on the same editor over and over again. Seventeen exclusive interviews with some of the world?s top film editors, including Walter Murch, Virginia Katz, Joel Cox, Tim Squyres and Richard Marks, explore the art of film editing;... more...

  • FilmCraft: Producingby Geoffrey Macnab; Sharon Swart

    Octopus 2013; US$ 24.99

    Responsible for hiring all members of cast and crew from the director onwards, the producer?s role is central to the making of any film and responsibilities can include everything from script development to securing financing to masterminding a film?s marketing campaign. While few film producers are household names, they wield a degree of control that... 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...

  • On Videoby Roy Armes

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    Though video systems are now growing ever more accessible, and practical video work is undertaken at every level of education, this is the first book-length historical and theoretical study of the medium. On Video explores video on two levels: first, it examines the relationship between technology and society; and second, it probes the connection... more...

  • The Big Pictureby Edward Jay Epstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.95

    During the heyday of the studio system spanning the 1930s, ?40s, and ?50s, virtually all the American motion picture industry?s money, power, and prestige came from a single activity: selling tickets at the box office. Today, the movie business is just a small, highly visible outpost in a media universe controlled by six corporations?Sony, Time Warner,... more...

  • Adobe Premiere Elements For Dummiesby Keith Underdahl

    Wiley 2004; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    Adobe Premiere Elements offers amateur and home moviemakers the opportunity to work with editing tools as powerful as those packed into Adobe Premiere Pro, one of the top tools on the market. Adobe Premiere Elements For Dummies offers these same users not only a guide through all the how-to steps of using the software, but also a valuable reference... more...