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- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99
Fight Club is, on one level, pop-culture phenomena and on another, a deeply philosophical and satirical exploration of modern life. David Fincher?s 1999 film (and Chuck Palahniuk?s source novel) has had a huge impact on audiences worldwide leading to spoofs, homage, merchandising and numerous Internet fan sites. On initial release the film was met... more...
- Titan Books 2013; US$ 9.32
It all started when Beatle George Harrison stepped in to fund Life of Brian when Monty Python?s original backers pulled out. His company, HandMade films, went on to make some of the best British films of the 80s (Withnail and I, Time Bandits and Mona Lisa among them), but then things started to go wrong... This is the incredible and often hilarious... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 49.95
Charles Spencer Chaplin was a stage performer before he was a filmmaker, and it was in English music hall that he learned the rudiments of his art. The last film he made in the United States, Limelight, was a tribute to the music hall days of his youth. As a parallel to Chaplin's past, the film was set in 1914, the year he left the stage for a... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is one of the most celebrated and significant films ever made. This book traces the movie's origins as a thriller novel through its evolution into a devastating black comedy, to its ultimate reception as an undisputed cinema classic. A wealth of fresh detail... more...
- University of California Press 1999; US$ 26.95
Sunset Boulevard (1950) is one of the most famous films in the history of Hollywood, and perhaps no film better represents Hollywood's vision of itself. Billy Wilder collaborated on the screenplay with the very able Charles Brackett, and with D. M. Marshman Jr., who later joined the team. Together they created a film both allusive and literate, with... more...
- 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...
- John Blake 2010; US$ 7.99
Charles Bronson is the most feared and most notorious convict in the British prison system. Renowned for his serial hostage-taking and his rooftop sieges, he is a legend in his own lifetime, who has had a critically acclaimed film made of his life. Yet he is a man of great warmth and humor; a man of huge artistic talent who exhibits his drawings... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 19.99
"You know from seeing it that Herzog was up to something strange in filming Heart of Glass. Now the mystery is clarified. Alan Greenberg peers into the heart of darkness of the great artist." —Roger Ebert “Mesmerizing . . . as poetic and mysterious as the film itself.?—Jim Jarmusch This intimate chronicle of the visionary filmmaker Werner Herzog... more...
- John Blake 2012; US$ 7.99
Find out about the characters, the controversy, and how the books have been transformed for the Hollywood screen A is for Action Scenes?the Hunger Games trilogy is full of nail-biting action and tense battle scenes. B is for Bestselling Books? The Hunger Games and Catching Fire , the first two books in the series, were each New York Times bestsellers,... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
If the sound bite is the new order, then how do we make every word count? In today's surplus world of communication overload and cultural clutter, writer and cultural critic Masha Tupitsyn turns to the media matrix of Twitter to explore the changing ways that we construct and consume narrative. Loosely applying the discerning aphorism?a compressed... more...