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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 29.95
In 1975, David Thomson published his Biographical Dictionary of Film, and few film books have enjoyed better press or such steady sales. Now, thirty-three years later, we have the companion volume, a second book of more than 1,000 pages in one voice?that of our most provocative contemporary film critic and historian. Juxtaposing the fanciful and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 31.98
This is possibly the most entertaining, surprising and enjoyable film book ever written. Thomson set himself the near-foolhardy task of writing one page each on 1000 of the films that he has particularly liked ? or in some cases, abhorred. Some half-million words of funny, vigorous, wayward prose later, we are all the happy beneficiaries of his deranged... more...
- 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...
- ECW Press 2003; US$ 10.95
Richard Crouse, film critic and host of television?s award-winning Reel to Real takes you on a journey through 70 years of cinema history, choosing his favorite overlooked films. From the sublime ? Monsoon Wedding ? to the ridiculous ? Eegah! The Name Written in Blood ? The 100 Best Movies You?ve Never Seen covers a wide spectrum of films from the... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99
This book ranks the top 100 silent film stars based on a scale that considers creativity, originality, chemistry with fellow performers, and other factors. The author also promotes some lesser-known performers, singles out each artist?s best works, and identifies key films available on DVD. more...
- TwoDot 2011; US$ 15.99
This unique compendium of short essays about, and evocative photos from, the 100 greatest Western movies of all time is the authoritative new resource on the subject?and the ideal illustrated gift book for all cowboy enthusiasts and cinema fans. more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Are you the worlds biggest Leonardo DiCaprio fan? Do you know everything there is to know about the actor of a generation? Then this is the book for you! In this easy-to-digest eBook are 101 facts about your favourite movie star do you know all of them?Test yourself and your friends with these handily-packaged facts easily organised into... more...
- Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 14.99
Explosive kung-fu epics, tragic leftist melodrama, chest-thumping propaganda films, and more are covered in this movie guide that explores a century of Chinese filmmaking, from the silent era to the present. The greatest Chinese movies cover a wide range of genres, are authoritatively listed in this book, and are described in thorough detail that... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 3.99
Are you a Doctor Who fan? Have you followed the series through the years? Can you remember the names of all the past Doctors and their companions? Would you like to know more about the iconic TV programme and its characters? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you wont want to be without 101 Interesting Facts on Doctor... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 14.95
Sure, you've seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes . Maybe you've even sat all the way through Satan's Little Helper and The Wasp Woman . But as you'll find out in this shockingly tasteless collection of great awful movies, there's so much more to the world of truly bad film. Dive... more...