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  • Nightmare Moviesby Kim Newman

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 39.99

    Now over twenty years old, the original edition of Nightmare Movies has retained its place as a true classic of cult film criticism. In this new edition, Kim Newman brings his seminal work completely up-to-date, both reassessing his earlier evaluations and adding a second part that assess the last two decades of horror films with all the wit, intelligence... more...

  • Naked Cinemaby Sally Potter

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    Sally Potter has been renowned for her rapport with actors, and for the luminous performances she works with them to produce. Now she strips bare the art and craft of directing actors for the camera, from casting a film to the moment of first screening when the work goes public. A brilliant writer for the screen, here Potter shows herself to... more...

  • Jack Hillby Calum Waddell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    Jack Hill stands as one of the great B-movie directors and influenced an aspiring filmmaker named Quentin Tarantino. The director who gave the world Coffy, Foxy Brown, Spider Baby, Switchblade Sisters and other exploitation classics broke gender and racial barriers in his low-budget work. He launched the careers of Pam Grier, Ellen Burstyn and Sid... more...

  • The American Cinema of Excessby Mike King

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00

    This book draws conclusions about the American mind through analysis of what might be called "cinema of excess:" cinema about Americans that includes culturally transgressive material such as violence, graphic sexuality, apocalyptic themes, and paranoia. The work begins with an introduction to far left and far right schools of film criticism,... 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 Anime Art of Hayao Miyazakiby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 25.00

    The thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing animated films of Hayao Miyazaki attract audiences well beyond the director's native Japan. Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away were critically acclaimed upon U.S. release, and the earlier My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service have found popularity with Americans on DVD. This critical study... more...

  • The Art and Making of ParaNormanby Jed Alger; Travis Knight; Chris Butler; Sam Fell

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 29.99

    From LAIKA, the studio behind the hit film Coraline , comes another marvel of stop-motion animation and creative storytelling. For ParaNorman , LAIKA's team of artists and animators built and brought to life a miniature town, a horde of zombies, and a quirky cast of characters to tell a tale of a boy with spooky talents who must save his hometown... more...

  • Movie Storyboardsby Fionnuala Halligan

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 30.99

    This comprehensive and enlightening collection?the first of its kind?features storyboard art from the last 100 years, covering more than 50 classic, cult, and popular films. Much of the artwork included here has never been published, including early drawings from such great artists as William Cameron Menzies ( Gone With the Wind ), Mentor Huebner (... 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...

  • How to Watch a Movieby David Thomson

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 19.98

    You've been watching movies for most of your life. But often you're not quite sure what you think, or why. Should you see a movie in company or alone? How many times can you see it? What's the difference between watching and seeing? What is a shot, and what is a cut? Are we watching people, characters or actors - or is it all of them at the same... more...