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  • Written in Stoneby Katherine Orrison

    Vestal Press 1999; US$ 31.99

    From concept stage through production in Egypt to release of the film: Katherine Orrison carefully recreates the behind-the-scenes story of Cecil B. DeMille's beloved epic. more...

  • Hitchcock and the Making of Marnieby Tony Lee Moral

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 79.99

    Alfred Hitchcock's style, motivation, and fears regarding his 1964 film Marnie , are well-documented in this probing look at one of his most undervalued efforts. Featuring four additional chapters that draw on newly obtained access to the film?s production archives, files of the novel?s author Winston Graham and screenwriter Jay Presson Allen?along... more...

  • Alvin Purpleby Catharine Lumby

    Currency Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    One of the seminal films of the 1970s, Alvin Purple depicts Alvin’s struggles with his irresistibility to women—from his school days and time as a waterbed salesman to his short-lived career as a sex therapist. The ‘definitive ocker comedy’, Alvin Purple survived a critical mauling and went on to become the most commercially successful... more...

  • Now a Major Motion Pictureby Christine Geraghty

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    Now a Major Motion Picture is a unique look at the many sources, literary and otherwise, that influence film adaptations. Christine Geraghty subverts the idea that film adaptations of novels and plays must be faithful to the original texts. She is more interested in how, while a film reflects its literary source, it also invites comparisons to our... more...

  • Will I Live Tomorrow?by Sonia Nassery Cole

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2013; US$ 16.95

    When Sonia Nassery Cole set out to film The Black Tulip in her homeland of Afghanistan, she knew the odds were against her; she was told time and time again that filming inside a war zone would be impossible. What she didn?t anticipate was how intent the Taliban and its sympathizers were on halting the film?s production—the crew encountered extortion,... more...

  • The Films of Pixar Animation Studioby James Clarke

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 16.98

    A major icon of cinema and pop-culture more widely, Pixar Animation Studios has played a vital part in reminding audiences of animation?s capacity as a major artform. Hugely popular, and recognised as a real force in the imaginative lives of its audience, Pixar?s movies have attained critical mass. The Films of Pixar Animation Studio offers the reader... more...

  • Howie the Rookie (NHB Modern Plays)by Mark O'Rowe

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 13.11

    A white-knuckle ride through a nightmare Dublin, where enemies and allies are interchangeable, this electrifying play won the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. First we meet Howie. He tells us how, one night, he gets caught up in a gang intent on beating up Rookie. He's supposed to be baby-sitting... more...

  • The Journey of G. Mastornaby Federico Fellini

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Federico Fellini's script for perhaps the most famous unmade film in Italian cinema, The Journey of G. Mastorna (1965/6), is published here for the first time in full English translation. It offers the reader a remarkable insight into Fellini's creative process and his fascination with human mortality and the great mystery of death. Written in... more...

  • The Book of Caddyshackby Scott Martin

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    Caddyshack is the ultimate golfer's cult movie. Released in 1980 and starring Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, and others, the movie is unquestionably the raunchiest, funniest golf movie ever made. The Book of Caddyshack gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at this classic comedy and includes: *Full descriptions of all scenes,... more...

  • In Search of La Grande Illusionby Nicholas Macdonald

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This is an extended analysis of the film, from different perspectives. The first half is largely a discussion of the cinematic technique, with key sequences analyzed shot by shot. The second half approaches the film from many other angles, including its history, the critical reception, Renoir's life and career, and film theory, e.g., film in relation... more...