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  • 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$ 6.79

    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...

  • Theatreby David Mamet

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 6.79

    If theatre were a religion, explains David Mamet in his opening chapter, "many of the observations and suggestions in this book might be heretical." As always, Mamet delivers on his promise: in Theatre , the acclaimed author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed the Plow calls for nothing less than the death of the director and the end of acting theory.... more...

  • The Savvy Screenwriterby Susan Kouguell

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 6.79

    The Savvy Screenwriter demystifies the film industry and reveals what aspiring screenwriters really want and need to know. From finding and working with agents, to insights about story analysts and movie executives, to understanding option agreements, to providing samples for queries, synopses, treatments, loglines, and outlines, to pitching, Susan... more...

  • Some Like It Hotby Tony Curtis

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 18.32

    Some Like it Hot is one of the most famous films of all time and is also the most profitable comedy in the history of film, not to mention one of the most beloved. It was voted number one funniest movie ever by the American Film Institute and as well as starring Hollywood legend Tony Curtis, it brought together the comedy talents of Marilyn Monroe,... more...

  • Pieces of My Heartby Robert Wagner

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.68

    In this moving memoir, Robert J. Wagner opens his heart to share the romances, the drama and the humor of an incredible life. Under the mentorship of stars like Spencer Tracy, he became a salaried actor in Hollywood's studio system among other hot actors of the moment such as his friends Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis. Wagner began to appear in a number... more...

  • Reel Winnersby Richard Crouse

    Dundurn 2005; US$ 8.99

    Canada?s premier movie critic Richard Crouse delivers this definitive guide to the inside scoop on movie awards. more...