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  • De Niroby Shawn Levy

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 32.50

    REMARKABLE BIOGRAPHY OF AN ICON There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Mean Streets, the Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, the Deer Hunter , and Raging Bull all dazzled... more...

  • Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopicby Márta Minier; Maddalena Pennacchia

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Beginning with the premise that the biopic is a form of adaptation and an example of intermediality, this collection examines the multiplicity of 'source texts' and the concurrent issues of celebrity, fidelity and authenticity that accompany this genre. Offering case studies of film biographies of literary icons, royals and other famous individuals,... more...

  • Writing and Selling Horror Screenplaysby Craig Batty; Shaun Kimber

    Oldcastle Books 2014;

    Horror is fundamentally about fear. It captivates global audiences with its ability to satisfy our desires to encounter fear, and to test our boundaries in relation to it. As we write this book, World War Z, The Conjuring, Mama, Warm Bodies, The Purge and Evil Dead are all in the UK and US box office top 50. On TV, Dexter has just finished its 8th... more...

  • Writing and Selling Drama Screenplaysby Lucy V. Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    It may be drama features that win the most awards and kudos from critics, but in the current marketplace you're unlikely to sell a drama screenplay in the way you would a genre script. Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays will consider questions such as: What is 'emotional... more...

  • Epic Soundby Stephen C. Meyer

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Lavish musical soundtracks contributed a special grandeur to the new widescreen, stereophonic sound movie experience of postwar biblical epics such as Samson and Delilah, Ben-Hur, and Quo Vadis. In Epic Sound, Stephen C. Meyer shows how music was utilized for various effects, sometimes serving as a vehicle for narrative plot and at times complicating... more...

  • The Encyclopedia Shatnericaby Robert Schnakenberg

    Quirk Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM SHATNER IS BACK?IN A SUPER-EXPANDED MILLENNIUM EDITION!   This updated edition of The Encyclopedia Shatnerica is your complete guide to the life and work of William Shatner?actor, singer, writer, director, horseman, game show host, and legendary Hollywood lothario. Hop aboard the Starship Irreverent as certified... more...

  • Parallel Linesby Guy Westwell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Parallel Lines describes how post-9/11 cinema, from Spike Lee?s 25th Hour (2002) to Kathryn Bigelow?s Zero Dark Thirty (2012), relates to different, and competing, versions of US national identity in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The book combines readings of individual films (World Trade Center, United 93, Fahrenheit 9/11,... more...

  • L.A. Plays Itself/Boys in the Sandby Cindy Patton

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2014;

    A Queer Film Classic on two gay arthouse porn films from the early 1970s. more...

  • I've Heard the Mermaids Singingby Julia Mendenhall

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2014;

    A Queer Film Classic on the 1987 feminist love story by director Patricia Rozema. more...

  • Complete Screenwriting Course: Teach Yourselfby Charles Harris

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 25.46

    Designed to take you from the moment you first put your pen to paper to pitching and selling your completed screenplay, this is one of the most inspiring books on screenwriting you'll ever read. Practical exercises will teach you the craft of writing for film and television, both mainstream and independent, the art of building your own plots,... more...