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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 7.39
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...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 7.39
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...