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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
After winning an Oscar for Spirited Away, the Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki's animated films were dubbed into many languages. Some of the films are saturated with religious themes distinctive to Japanese culture. How were these themes, or what Miyazaki describes as "animism," received abroad, especially considering that they are challenging... more...
- F+W Media 2014; US$ 27.99
A Galaxy...of Epic Toys! When Star Wars landed in movie theaters in 1977, it became a popular cultural phenomenon and introduced the world to heroes like Luke Skywalker, super villain Darth Vader, Wookies, Stormtroopers, robots, Jedi Knights, space vehicles and lightsabers. The adventures continued with a toy line that soon followed, starting a... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 24.78
They say you can tell a lot about a person from how they treat their employees. In the case of Michael Winner, the relationship with his personal assistant, Dinah May, tells us a great deal indeed. In his life, Winner was known publicly as many things: a director, producer and the outspoken food critic who could make or break a restaurant with just... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99
This book ranks the top 100 silent film stars based on a scale that considers creativity, originality, chemistry with fellow performers, and other factors. The author also promotes some lesser-known performers, singles out each artist?s best works, and identifies key films available on DVD. more...
- Allworth Press 2014; US$ 19.95
This is a book for cinephiles, pure and simple. Author and filmmaker, Jim Piper, shares his vast knowledge of film and analyzes the most striking components of the best movies ever made. From directing to cinematography, from editing and music to symbolism and plot development, The Film Appreciation Book covers hundreds of the greatest works in... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95
?I don?t want to achieve immortality through my work . . . I want to achieve it through not dying.? Woody Allen has been one of the most well-regarded filmmakers since his debut in 1965 with What?s Up, Tiger Lily? He hit his stride by focusing on the inner neuroses of the average New Yorker with such classics as Annie Hall , Manhattan , and Manhattan... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95
Thirty years ago, Grace Kelly was tragically killed when her vehicle tumbled forty meters from the serpentine roads of Monaco. She has since become a myth, a style icon existing between the glamour of Hollywood and the royalty of Monaco. As Hitchcock?s favorite actress to work with, Kelly acted in classic films including Rear Window and To Catch... more...
- Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 10.19
100 Sex Scenes that Changed Cinema explores the representation of sexuality and sexual expression in cinema by tracing the key scenes that helped change, develop and influence one of the world's most powerful medium. The 100 films are arranged thematically in the following chapters: Implicit (Not-explicit) sex scenes - the lure of sex in film noir... more...
- Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 14.57
Thirty years ago one of the most popular British films of all time was released. The Italian Job is remembered by everyone who has seen it, if not for Michael Caine's unforgettable line "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" - which led to the trademark impression of him - then for the literal cliff-hanger of an ending. Consistently... more...
- Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 11.65
Oscar-winning director David Lean was responsible for some of the most enduring images in British cinema, including the romantic clinches between Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter and Pip's memorable dash across the marshes in Great expectations. Lean became renowned for his visual epics, painting the cinematic screen in such films... more...