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  • Cinematographyby Kris Malkiewicz; M. David Mullen

    Touchstone 2009; US$ 25.00

    The Essential Guide to the Cameraman's Craft Since its initial publication in 1973, Cinematography has become the guidebook for filmmakers. Based on their combined fifty years in the film and television industry, authors Kris Malkiewicz and M. David Mullen lay clear and concise groundwork for basic film techniques, focusing squarely on the cameraman's... more...

  • John Wayne: Americanby James S. Olson; Randy Roberts

    Free Press 1995; US$ 32.50

    No American has been more identified with his country than John Wayne. For millions of people from the heartland to the furthest corners of the earth, he simply is America. Wayne virtually defined the role of the cowboy and the soldier, unswervingly playing the gruff man of decency, the hero who would always come through when the chips were down. On-screen... more...

  • The Short Screenplayby Dan Gurskis

    Course Technology PTR 2006; US$ 24.99

    With the growth of film festivals, cable networks, specialty home video, and the Internet, there are more outlets and opportunities for screening short films now than at any time in the last 100 years. But before you can screen your short film, you need to shoot it. And before you can shoot it, you need to write it. The Short Screenplay provides both... more...

  • Who the Hell's in Itby Peter Bogdanovich

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Peter Bogdanovich, known primarily as a director, film historian and critic, has been working with professional actors all his life. He started out as an actor (he debuted on the stage in his sixth-grade production of Finian?s Rainbow ); he watched actors work (he went to the theater every week from the age of thirteen and saw every important show... more...

  • They Thought it was a Marvelby Tjitte Vries de; Ati Mul

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    In a world obsessed with 'firsts', this fascinating book with its accompanying DVD analyses the stop-motion films made by the British pioneer filmmaker Arthur Melbourne-Cooper, arguably the maker of the first ever animation. more...

  • Mapping the Moving Imageby Pasi Všliaho

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 83.00

    A compelling study of how the medium of film came to shape our experience and thinking of the world and ourselves. more...

  • Alfred Hitchcockby Patrick Mcgilligan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light is the definitive biography of the Master of Suspense and the most widely recognized film director of all time. In a career that spanned six decades and produced more than 60 films ? including The 39 Steps , Vertigo , Psycho , and The Birds ? Alfred Hitchcock set new standards for cinematic invention... more...

  • Anime and the Art of Adaptationby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Exploring a selection of anime adaptations of famous works of both Eastern and Western provenance, this book is concerned with appreciating their significance and appeal as autonomous textual formations. The book evaluates three core facets of anime adaptation--how anime adaptations contribute to their original sources in stylistic, aesthetic, and... more...

  • The Cinema of Preston Sturgesby Alessandro Pirolini

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00

    Most published works on writer-director Preston Sturges (1898-1959) have focused on the elements that made him a symbol of classic Hollywood comedy or his contributions to the genre via such 1940s classics as The Lady Eve, Sullivan's Travels and Miracle of Morgan's Creek. In contrast, this critical study asserts that there are enough unexplained... more...

  • Make Your Own Damn Movie!by Lloyd Kaufman; Adam Jahnke; Trent Haaga; Trey Parker; James Gunn

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 18.99

    Lloyd Kaufman, the writer/producer/director of such cult-classic films as The Toxic Avenger , Class of Nuke 'Em High , and Tromeo and Juliet , offers a guide to movie-making unlike any other available anywhere. In 25 years, Kaufman, along with partner Michael Herz, has built Troma Studios up from a company struggling to find its voice in a field... more...