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- Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00
An extraordinarily beautiful city that has been celebrated, criticized and studied in many films, San Francisco is both fragile and robust, at once a site of devastation caused by the 1906 earthquake but also a symbol of indomitability in its subsequent effort to rebuild. Its beauty, both natural and man-made, has provided film-makers with an iconic... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 5.08
Seeing a film is only half the fun. The real joy comes from arguing about it afterwards in the pub or on the journey home. But have you ever felt you needed to know a little more? Film Studies offers a concise introduction to the appreciation and study of film. This second edition begins with an examination of early film theory before analysing how... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 17.95
James Cameron’s critically acclaimed movie Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards and received countless accolades for its breath-taking visuals and use of 3D technology. But beyond its cinematic splendour, can Avatar also offer us insights into business ethics, empathy, disability, and the relationship between mind and body? Can getting... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95
Alternative Scriptwriting 4E is an insightful and inspiring book on screenwriting concerned with challenging you to take creative risks with genre, tone, character, and structure. Concerned with exploring alternative approaches beyond the traditional three-act structure, Alternative Scriptwriting first defines conventional approach, suggests alternatives,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
As the horror subgenre du jour, found footage horror's amateur filmmaking look has made it available to a range of budgets, allowing both major studios and independent productions to participate in the popular phenomenon. Surviving by adapting to technological and cultural shifts and popular trends, found footage horror is a successful and surprisingly... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95
In this candid biography Lawrence Grobel chronicles the remarkable story of the Huston family, which boasts three Oscar winners, from Walter to John to Anjelica, with particular attention to the rich career and tumultuous personal life of director/actor John Huston (1906-1987). This updated edition covers Anjelica's stormy relationship with Jack Nicholson,... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31
Action, African greats, alcohol, Robert Aldrich, aliens, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Robert Altman, animated, anime, apocalypses, Argentina, art, Asia minor, avant garde... And that's just A for you. A taste of this fabulously quirky and enjoyable book which is both a celebration of movies - and movie trivia - and a handy, entertaining... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99
This book examines the lives and works of famous filmmakers and screen actors through the perspective of bipolar and depressive disorders. The filmmakers discussed in this volume include directors Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Tim Burton; as well as actors Carrie Fisher, James Dean, Peter Sellers, and Jim Carrey. more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.00
Through her study of the narrative themes and strategies of Italian commercial sound films of the fascist era, Marcia Landy shows that cultural life under fascism was not monopolized by official propaganda. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...