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  • The Oscarsby John Atkinson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 7.99

    Born as an exercise in studio self-promotion, over the last 70 years the Academy Awards have been responsible for more crimes against art, fashion, taste and talent than the complete oeuvre of Cher (herself an Awards-night favourite). Great actors and directors have been consistently, almost methodically, overlooked by the Academy in favour of journeymen... 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...

  • The Portable Film Schoolby D. B. Gilles

    St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 17.99

    The Portable Film School is a private tutorial from an instructor at one of the nation's most prestigious film schools. D.B. Gilles explains the fundamental skills and techniques of screenwriting and making a short film arming you with the two calling cards you'll need to break into Hollywood ? without having spent the tuition or a minute in a classroom.... more...

  • Quentin Tarantinoby D.K. Holm

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2004; US$ 7.99

    Few directors exploded on the scene with the force of Quentin Tarantino back in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs. And even fewer directors saw their reputations plummet so fast so soon thereafter. But fewer still have seen their stock rise again so dramatically and definitively. Pulp Fiction consolidated Tarantino's standing as one of the most exciting filmmakers... more...

  • Raoul Peckby Toni Pressley-Sanon; Sophie Saint-Just; Olivier Barlet; Ph.D Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken; Jane Bryce; Myriam J. A. Chancy; Rachel Gabara; Tama Hamilton-Wray; Martin Munro; Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall; JoŽlle Vitiello; John P. Walsh; Raoul Peck

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    Raoul Peck: Power, Politics and the Cinematic Imagination includes a collection of essays by leading scholars and an interview and two keynotes addresses by the Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. The volume focuses on the ways in which power and politics have shaped his oppositional gaze and inform his films and his method as a director. 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...

  • Ridley Scottby Brian J. Robb

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 7.99

    Who is Ridley Scott? The director of Blade Runner, Gladiator, Hannibal and the controversial forthcoming Kingdom of Heaven, Ridley Scott is one of cinema's most accomplished visual stylists. His films have included the phenomenally successful Blade Runner, a film which flopped in 1982 but has since become a cinematic touchstone for visions of the... more...

  • Roman Polanskiby Daniel Bird

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2002; US$ 5.99

    More than any other film director, Roman Polanski has obsessively explored sexual mores in the mainstream of movies. But a Polanski movie isn?t for the small-time art house crowd ? they are big screen events, whether it is the atmosphere of terror in Rosemary?s Baby or the reconstruction of forties film noir of Chinatown. Polanski was nominated... more...

  • Sirk on Sirkby Jon Halliday

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Douglas Sirk is one of the most neglected directors in American cinema. This book aims to rectify that and, through a survey of his career, to re-establish Sirk as one of the great stylists of Hollywood cinema. In 1937 Sirk left Germany, after a successful career in theatre and film, and came to Hollywood. From 1942 to 1958 he directed some 30 films,... more...