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  • Martin Scorseseby Paul Duncan

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2003; US$ 7.99

    There is more to Scorsese's work than crime and violence. His characters are trying to attain some kind of spiritual peace with society, their family and themselves. In the end they try to make a decision they can live with. In Kundun, the Dalai Lama leaves Tibet. In The Last Temptation Of Christ, Jesus forgoes a normal family life to fulfil his destiny.... more...

  • Michael Mannby Mark Steensland

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2002; US$ 5.99

    Michael Mann: the TV writer who hacked his way through Starsky & Hutch on the road to Vega$ and an Emmy for The Jericho Mile. Michael Mann: the director who made Tangerine Dream a staple in the world of film scoring with Thief, his feature debut, starring James Caan. Michael Mann: the producer who changed the face of television forever with the... more...

  • Mike Hodgesby Mark Adams

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2001; US$ 5.99

    Who is Mike Hodges? One of the great maverick British film-makers. A director who is uncompromising and willing to fight his corner, he has made films over the last three decades that mark him out as a rare and unusual talent. He is a difficult film-maker to define. His work includes crime drama (Get Carter, Croupier and Pulp), science-fiction (Flash... more...

  • George Lucasby James Clarke

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2002; US$ 5.99

    Whether it?s a bright yellow Deuce Coupe rocketing through small-town America or a bright yellow rocket ship blasting through a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas? stories have been singular and consistent in the elemental power of their themes and emotions. Yet, since the beginnings of his success much of his storytelling skill has been eclipsed... more...

  • Billy Wilderby Glenn Hopp

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2001; US$ 5.99

    A bullet-riddled body floats in the pool of a faded screen star. A desperate wife and a crafty insurance man mix lust with murder. Two musicians flee Prohibition gangsters by joining an all-girl band. A likable loser climbs the corporate ladder by pimping for his bosses. Only in the skewed world of Billy Wilder would such situations provide the context... more...

  • The Tim Burton Encyclopediaby Samuel J. Umland

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 79.99

    Tim Burton has been a major director for a quarter of a century, producing both cult classics and blockbuster films including Edward Scissorhands , Beetlejuice , Ed Wood , Batman , Mars Attacks! , Sweeney Todd , Alice in Wonderland , and Dark Shadows . An A-Z list of all things Burton, including his live action films, his... more...

  • The Persona of Ingmar Bergmanby Barbara Young

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    This book looks at the creative output of one of the world?s greatest filmmakers, Ingmar Bergman, through the prism of his personal life, in particular his interpersonal and internal conflicts. The author?a practicing psychiatrist as well as a professor emeritus of psychiatry?examines Bergman?s work and reflects on how the director?s personal life... more...

  • A Year of Moviesby Ivan Walters

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    This book lists 365 films, one for each day of the year, organized by the date on which at least one scene in the movie occurs on that date. For example, The Longest Day , a movie about the 1944 Normandy invasion, is the entry for June 6. For some films the scene that occurred on the date only lasts a few moments, but is pivotal to the film; for... more...

  • Martin Scorsese in Ten Scenesby Tim Grierson

    Octopus 2015; US$ 18.99

    From the violent mob tale and surreal dark comedy to the restrained period piece and Hollywood blockbuster, the five-decade career of Martin Scorsese has been compellingly varied. Recognised as one of the most innovative and exciting filmmakers of our time, Scorsese might have been denied Oscar success until 2007, for The Departed - but his films... more...

  • Altmanby Kathryn Reed Altman

    Abrams 2014; US$ 40.00

    For decades, Robert Altman fascinated audiences with pioneering films?among them M*A*S*H , Nashville , The Player , and Gosford Park ?that combined technical innovation with subversive, satirical humor and impassioned political engage­ment. His ability to explore and engage so many different worlds with a single, coherent vision changed the landscape... more...