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  • Mastering Celtxby Terry Borst

    Course Technology PTR 2011; US$ 24.99

    Until recently, available screenwriting tools—built around traditional discrete roles and tethered to paper output—have struggled to keep up with the rapid changes in industry practices and needs. However, a new tool called Celtx (pronounced kel-tx) has embraced the industry's evolution and created a preproduction workspace that erases... more...

  • Blaxploitation Filmsby Mikel J Koven

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    What is Blaxploitation? In the early 1970s a type of film emerged that featured all- black casts, really cool soul, R 'n' B and disco music soundtracks, characters sporting big guns, big dashikis, and even bigger 'fros, and had some of the meanest, baddest attitudes to shoot their way across our screens. More than that, for African-American audiences... more...

  • Cassavetes Directsby Michael Ventura

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    In 1983 visionary director John Cassavetes asked journalist Michael Ventura to write a unique film study -- an on-set diary of the making of his film Love Streams. Cassavetes laid out his expectations. He wanted 'a daring book, a tough book'. In Ventura's words, 'All I had to do for 'daring' and 'tough' was transcribe this man's audacity day by day.'... more...

  • Dalí, Surrealism and Cinemaby Elliott H. King

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    Salvador Dali is one of the most widely recognised and most controversial artists of the twentieth century. He was also an avant-garde filmmaker -- collaborating with such giants as Luis Bunuel, Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock -- though the impetus and endurance of his fascination with film has rarely been given the attention it merits. King surveys... more...

  • David Lynchby Colin Odell

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    Internationally renowned, David Lynch is America's premier purveyor of the surreal, an artist whose work in cinema and television has exposed the world to his highly personalised view of society. This book examines his entire work, from the cult surrealism of his debut feature Eraserhead to his latest mystery, Inland Empire, considering the themes,... more...

  • Asian Horrorby Andy Richards

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    Since Japanese horror sensations The Ring and Audition first terrified Western audiences at the turn of the millenium, there's been a growing appreciation of Asia as the hotbed of the world's best horror movies. Over the last decade Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Hong Kong have all produced a steady stream of stylish supernatural thrillers and psychological... more...

  • 10,000 Ways to Dieby Alex Cox

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 18.94

    40 years ago as a Graduate student I wrote a book about Spaghetti Westerns, called 10,000 ways to die. It's an embarrassing tome when I look at it now: full of half- assed semiotics and other attenuated academic nonsense. In the intervening period, I have had the interesting experience of being a film director. So now, when I watch these films, I'm... more...

  • Rebels on the Backlotby Sharon Waxman

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    The 1990s saw a shock wave of dynamic new directing talent that took the Hollywood studio system by storm. At the forefront of that movement were six innovative and daring directors whose films pushed the boundaries of moviemaking and announced to the world that something exciting was happening in Hollywood. Sharon Waxman, editor and chief of The... more...

  • Virgin Film: Ridley Scottby James Clarke

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 27.18

    This indispensable guide provides a thorough chronological examination of Ridley Scott's directorial career. All of Scott's films are included, along with information on his frequent collaborators, his thoughts on his own films, and a section on his unrealised projects. This is the essential reference guide to one of mainstream cinema's most diverse... more...

  • The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 5Th Edby David Thomson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 49.05

    This book is both more and less than history, a work of imagination in its own right, a piece of movie literature that turns fact into romance.' Gavin Lambert was reviewing the first edition of David Thomson's monumental work in 1975. In the eight years since the third edition was published, careers have waxed and waned, reputations been made and... more...