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  • 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$ 21.87

    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...

  • FilmCraft: Production Designby Fionnuala Halligan

    Octopus 2012; US$ 24.99

    Production designers are artistic masters in their own right. They are responsible for the ‘look’ of a movie; joining productions at an early stage, they coordinate costume design, special effects, set design, make-up, and location scouting to ensure a unified visual appearance. In Production Design, 16 production designers share their insights, anecdotes,... more...

  • FilmCraft: Editingby Justin Chang

    Octopus 2012; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • The Art of Movie Storyboardsby Fionnuala Halligan

    Octopus 2015; US$ 24.99

    The unsung heroes of film, storyboard artists are the first to give vision to a screenplay, translating words on the page into shots for the screen.Their work is a unique art form in itself. Many storyboards are beautiful in their own right, but ultimately the skill of the artist lies in their visual communication of a script, with multiple factors... more...

  • The Art of Script Editingby Karol Griffiths

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    '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... more...

  • The Oliver Stone Experienceby Matt Zoller Seitz; Ramin Bahrani; Kiese Laymon

    Abrams 2016; US$ 31.10

    Stone himself serves as guide to this no-holds-barred retrospective—an extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and cinematic historian in interview form. Over the course of five years,  Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone  ( Midnight Express ,  Scarface ,  Platoon ,  JFK ,  Natural... more...

  • Running a Creative Company in the Digital Ageby Lucy Baxter

    Oldcastle Books 2017; US$ 15.99

    Running a Creative Company in the Digital Age helps you navigate the landscape and learn from seasoned professionals, understanding the mistakes they made so you don't have to make them too! In the modern media industry digital content production is cheaper, more democratic and accessible and it's becoming more attractive - and easier - to do... more...

  • The Independent Film Producers Survival Guide: A Business and Legal Sourcebookby Gunnar Erickson; Harris Tulchin; Mark Halloran

    Music Sales 2011; US$ 12.75

    In this comprehensive guidebook, three experienced entertainment lawyers tell you everything you need to know to produce and market an independent film from the development process to deal making, financing, setting up the production, hiring directors and actors, securing location rights, acquiring music, calculating profits, digital moving making,... more...