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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...
- Titan 2012; US$ 9.99
With the hilarious ?instant cult classic? Seagalogy: A Study of the Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal , Vern wrote a book that shook the very foundations of film criticism, broke their wrists, and then threw them through a window. Now he?s back, and this time he?s got all of ?the films of badass cinema? in his sights... From Die Hard to The... 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...
- Octopus 2011; Not Available
"I have, by the way, seen 943 of the 1001 movies, and am carefully rationing the remaining titles to prolong my life." - Roger Ebert "1001 ways to give cinema new scope." - The Herald Expert critics in each genre of film, from romance to horror and sci-fi, have once again painstakingly revised this list of essential must... 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$ 12.99
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...
- Oldcastle Books 2008; US$ 13.99
Somewhere in the labyrinth of our memories are films that we have seen and cannot forget but frustratingly may never see again because they have mysteriously vanished from the public domain. They may be hidden away in a film studio's vault, buried beneath the floorboards of a filmmaker's home, imprisoned by some ancient legality, refused release... more...