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  • Small-Gauge Storytellingby Ryan Shand; Ian Craven

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

    This book focuses on amateur fiction film-making. What do you understand by the term 'home movie'? Do you imagine images of babies-on-the lawn, sandcastles on the beach, or travels with the family? Did you know that amateur filmmakers have also explored fictional genres as diverse and fascinating as their professional counterparts, that specific... more...

  • Stagecoach to Tombstoneby Howard Hughes

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    The true story of the American West on film, through its shooting stars and the directors who shot them?Howard Hughes explores the Western, running from John Ford?s 'Stagecoach' to the revisionary 'Tombstone'. Writing with panache and fresh insight, he explores 27 key films, and draws on production notes, cast and crew biographies, and the films?... more...

  • Straight Girls and Queer Guysby Christopher Pullen

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2016; Not Available

    Exploring the archetypal representation of the straight girl with the queer guy in film and television culture from 1948 to the present day, Straight Girls and Queer Guys considers the process of the ‘hetero media gaze’ and the way it contextualizes sexual diversity and gender identity. Offering both an historical foundation and a rigorous... more...

  • Straight from the Horse's Mouthby Ronald Neame; with Barbara Roisman Cooper; Michael Caine

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 32.99

    Now in Paperback! Straight from the Horse's Mouth provides a fascinating, first-hand account of a unique filmmaker, who began his career as assistant cameraman on Hitchcock's first talkie, Blackmail, and went on to direct Maggie Smith, Judy Garland, Walter Matthau, and many other prominent performers. The book includes tales of the on-and-off-the-set... more...

  • Sword Fighting in the Star Wars Universeby Nick Jamilla

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 19.99

    Unlike most makers of modern or futuristic films, George Lucas turned away from the standard special operatives or secret agents when he created the heroes for his epic Star Wars saga. Part knight, part monk, the Jedi Knights were an order of swordsmen that helped rule the universe in accordance with law and lofty principles of justice and honor. Without... more...

  • The Three Stoogesby Michael Fleming

    Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 19.95

    More people today can name the members of the Three Stooges than can name three justices of the Supreme Court. The Stooges are comedy icons whose enduring appeal and slapstick legacy have made them one of the most famous and beloved comedy troupes in the world. Michael Fleming's The Three StoogesTM is the first complete, authorized biography of the... more...

  • Through a Screen Darklyby Jeffrey Overstreet

    Baker Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.99

    Through intimate interviews with some of Hollywood's biggest directors and actors, plus overviews of blockbusters and buried treasures, a journalist and film critic shows readers the secret that turns a film from merely popular to truly timeless--and it's something most moviemakers do without even realizing it. more...

  • Tim Burtonby Johnson Cheu

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2016; US$ 65.00

    Since his early days at Disney, Tim Burton has possessed a unique talent and vision. His writing and directing credits range from big-budget features such as Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), to the comically grisly The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Corpse Bride (2005), to the twisted fairy tale Edward Scissorhands (1990), to literary... more...

  • The Visceral Screenby Robert Furze

    Intellect 2015; US$ 40.00

    Robert Furze argues the defining characteristic of John Cassavetes and David Cronenberg’s respective approaches is that of "visceral" cinema, a term that illustrates the anxiety these film-makers provoke in their audiences. Cassavetes demonstrates this through disregard for plot structure and character coherence, while Cronenberg’s... more...

  • Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexedby Paul Cronin

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 27.69

    This edition of Herzog on Herzog presents a completely new set of interviews in which Werner Herzog discusses his career from its very beginnings to his most recent productions. Herzog was once hailed by Francois Truffaut as the most important director alive. Famous for his frequent collaborations with mercurial actor Klaus Kinski - including... more...