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  • Behind a Velvet Trapby Anthony Buckley

    Hardie Grant Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Tony Buckley is well placed to take us behind the scenes to observe through his eyes the fascinating growth of Australian film-making. Covering a vast period of our modern history, he introduces us to the characters he has met: actors, stars, producers, technicians - sharing his entertaining stories and insights. more...

  • 101 Forgotten Filmsby Brian Mills

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 16.98

    Somewhere in the labyrinth of our memories are films that we have seen and cannot forget but frustratingly may never see again because they have mysteriously vanished from the public domain. They may be hidden away in a film studio's vault, buried beneath the floorboards of a filmmaker's home, imprisoned by some ancient legality, refused release at... more...

  • The Westernby David Carter

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 16.98

    From the very beginnings of cinema in America the Western has been a central genre. The hazardous lives of the settlers, their conflict with Native Americans (the Indians), the lawless frontier towns, outlaws and cattle rustlers, all found their way into the new medium of film. Folk heroes and heroines, such as Jesse and Frank James, Wild Bill Hickok,... more...

  • Samurai Filmsby Roland Thorne

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 16.98

    Samurai films are a wonderful combination of frenetic action sequences, moving personal drama and philosophical observations on loyalty and violence, all set against the spectacular backdrop of pre-industrial Japan. Many mainstream directors, from Hollywood and elsewhere, have been inspired and influenced by the genre. Want to know where George Lucas... more...

  • Dario Argentoby James Gracey

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 16.98

    The stylistic and bloody excesses of the films of Dario Argento are instantly recognisable. Vivid, baroque and nightmarish, his films lock violent deaths in a twisted embrace with an almost sexual beauty. Narrative and logic are often lost in a constant bombardment of atmosphere, technical mastery and provocative imagery. It's a body of work which... more...

  • Out at the Moviesby Steven Paul Davies; Simon Callow

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 16.98

    Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community's journey from persecution to emancipation to acceptance. Politicised dramas like Victim in the 60s, The Naked Civil Servant in the 70s, and the AIDS cinema of the 80s have given way in recent years to films which celebrate a vast array of gay life-styles. Gay films have undergone a major shift,... more...

  • Last Wordby Josh Gross

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Many of the movies we love are best captured in their final scenes, from the Tracy-Hepburn love fest in Adam's Rib  to the image of Dorothy back in her bed in Kansas. Turning the pages of this irresistible little book is like reliving the final moments of America's favorite movies, including: The African Queen Citizen Kane E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial... more...

  • The World is Ever Changingby Nicolas Roeg

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 10.19

    Nicolas Roeg is one of the most distinctive and influential film-makers of his generation. The generation of film-makers who define contemporary movie-making - Danny Boyle, Kevin Macdonald ( The Last King of Scotland ), Christopher Nolan ( The Dark Knight ), James Marsh ( Man on Wire ), and Guillermo Del Toro ( Pan's Labyrinth ), all acknowledge... more...

  • Danny Boyleby Amy Raphael

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    In this revelatory career-length biography, produced through many hours of interviews with Danny Boyle, he talks frankly about the secrets behind the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games as well as the struggles, joys and incredible perseverance needed to direct such well-loved films as Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later ... more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    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...