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101 Things I Learned in Film School

An illustrated, accessible introduction to filmmaking from a Hollywood screenwriter, producer, script consultant, and film school professor Bringing a film to life requires skills in storytelling..

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60 Years of Coronation Street

Everything you need to know about Britain's longest-running and most popular soap is found here in this impressive book. Celebrating 60 years since the show's creation, this book is an exh..

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A Light in the Dark

In little more than a century of cinema - Birth of a Nation was one hundred years old in 2015 - our sense of what a film director is, or should be, has shifted in fascinating ways. A director was once..

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Bill & Ted's Most Excellent Movie Book:  Official Companion

Bill S. Preston Esquire and Theodore 'Ted' Logan (Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves) were the stars of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. The anarchic, charming movies about t..

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Binge Watch Guide: The best television and streaming shows reviewed, The

You may have viewing time on your hands - this guide will give you ideas for what to watch next, with reviews of more than 100 of the best shows around, from the BBC, ITV, C4, HBO, Amazon Prime, Sky A..

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Binge Watching London

Step behind the scenes to discover London through its most emblematic television incarnations, from Absolutely Fabulous to Sherlock, in this one-of-a-kind, innovative guide. Enter the corridors of pow..

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Binge Watching New York

Step behind the scenes to discover New York City through its most emblematic television incarnations, from Seinfeld to Billions, in this one-of-a-kind, innovative guide. Order a latte in the West Vill..

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Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film, The

The Book of Horror introduces you to the scariest movies ever made and examines the factors that make them so frightening. Horror movies have never been more critically or commercially successful, but..

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Bruce Lee: A Life

A Sunday Times Book of the Year 'For anyone interested in Lee's legacy, this is a roundhouse kick of a biography' - The Sunday Times 'At last, Bruce Lee has the powerful biography he deser..

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But What I Really Want to Do is Direct: Lessons from a Life Behind the Camera

Ken Kwapis has worked for more than thirty years in Hollywood. With time has come experience, and with experience he has charted a career full of hits, from The Office to The Sisterhood of the Traveli..

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Chasing The Light: How I Fought My Way into Hollywood - From the 1960s to Platoon

In this powerful and evocative memoir, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter, Oliver Stone, takes us right to the heart of what it's like to make movies on the edge. In Chasing The Ligh..

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Cleo de 5 a 7

Cleo de 5 a 7 (Cleo from 5 to 7), Agnes Varda's classic 1962 work depicts, in near real-time, 90 minutes in the life of Cleo, a young woman in Paris awaiting the results of medical tests that she fear..

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Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing (1989) is one of the most popular and celebrated examples of the African-American new black film wave. Set during the hottest day of a hot summer in New York City, the f..

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Doctor Who: The Monster Vault

You're going to need a bigger sofa...Doctor Who's biggest and most comprehensive monster guide yet, The Monster Vault takes you on the ultimate tour of the Whoniverse, discovering and cataloguing eve..

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Empire Strikes Back, The

The Empire Strikes Back (1980), the second film in the original Star Wars trilogy, is often cited as the 'best' and most popular Star Wars movie. In her compelling study, Rebecca Harrison draws on pr..

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Ennio Morricone: Master of the Soundtrack

The first major work dedicated entirely to the discography of the maestro Ennio Morricone. Unique in its genre, it originates from the idea of the collector, author and cinema expert Maurizio Baroni, ..

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone: A Fifth-Dimension Guide to Life

Can you live your life by what The Twilight Zone has to teach you? Yes, and maybe you should. The proof is in this lighthearted collection of life lessons, ground rules, inspirational thoughts, and st..

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Faber Book of French Cinema

In The Faber Book of French Cinema, Charles Drazin explores the rich film culture and history of the country that first established the cinema as the most important mass medium of the twentieth centur..

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Film Directing: Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen

Shot by Shot is the world's go-to directing book, now newly updated for a special 25th Anniversary edition! The first edition sold over 250,000 copies, making it one of the bestselling books on film d..

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Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice

The last decade has witnessed an explosion of interest in film festivals, with the field growing to a position of prominence within the space of a few short years. Film Festivals: History, Theory, Met..

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Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen

The New Zealand Wars were defining events in the nations history. Filming the Colonial Past, an engaging new book from Annabel Cooper, tells a story of filmmakers fascination with these conflicts over..

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Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon: Game of Thrones and the Official Untold Story of an Epic Series

___ THE UNTOLD STORY OF A GLOBAL OBSESSION DIRECT FROM THE SHOW'S CAST AND CREATORS... Game of Thrones is the biggest television drama ever to have graced our screens. The epic saga of warring ..

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How to Survive A Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills

Are you reading this in a cornfield, at a summer camp, or in an abandoned mental institution? Have you noticed that everything is poorly lit, or that music surges every time you open a door? If the an..

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La dolce vita

Fellini's La dolce vita has been a phenomenon since before it was made, a scandal in the making and on release in 1960 and a reference point ever since. Much of what made it notorious was its incorpor..

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Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The

Winston Churchill hated The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, and tried to have it banned when it was released in 1943. But Martin Scorsese, a champion of directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburge..

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Lotte'S Magical Paper Puppets: The Woman Behind the First Animated Feature Film

Lotte thinks the cinema is magic. But Lotte doesn't just want to watch the magic: she wants to make it. Before Walt Disney made history with Snow White, Lotte Reiniger created what is considered..

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Manchurian Candidate, The 2e

"It may be the most sophisticated political thriller ever made in Hollywood," film critic Pauline Kael wrote of John Frankenheimer's terrifying 1962 political thriller about an American serviceman bra..

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Meshes of the Afternoon

Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), filmed by Maya Deren and her then husband Alexader Hammid in their bungalow above Sunset Boulevard for a mere $274.90, is the most important film in the history of Amer..

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Modern Family: The Untold Oral History of One of Television's Groundbreaking Sitcoms

Since premiering in 2009, the hit television sitcom Modern Family has garnered tens of millions of devoted fans and earned 75 Emmy nominations and 22 Emmy Awards, including five in a row for Best Come..

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Mother India

Mehboob Khan's 1957 epic family drama Mother India, starring movie legends Nargis, Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar, is a cornerstone of Indian cinema. In her insightful study of this classic, Gaya..

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Night of the Living Dead

George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead is a cult classic that has resonated with audiences and independent filmmakers ever since its release in 1968. It redefined horror cinema and launched the m..

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Nobody Does it Better

For over five decades, the cinematic adventures of James Bond have thrilled moviegoers. Now, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind-the-scenes of the most famous and belov..

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Nobody Does it Better: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of James Bond

For over five decades, the cinematic adventures of James Bond have thrilled moviegoers. Now, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind-the-scenes of the most famous and belov..

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Office:  Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s:  Oral History

In 2018, Rolling Stone writer Andy Greene wrote his most popular piece of all time- an oral history of just one episode of The Office, a fan favorite titled "The Dinner Party." The stories he uncovere..

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Pandora's Box Die Buchse der Pandora

G.W. Pabst's 1929 silent classic Pandora's Box (Die Buchse der Pandora), stars Hollywood icon Louise Brooks as the enigmatic heroine whose erotic charms lead to disaster for the men drawn into her web..

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Directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg, and starring James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg, Performance was filmed in 1968, but not released until 1970. When its studio backers saw the dire..

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Producing Videos : A Complete Guide 3e

Producing Videos has been called the 'bible' of video making. A bestseller over many years, it offers a comprehensive and user friendly guide to all aspects of video production - from the first chapte..

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Prosthetic Make-Up Artistry for Film and Television

The popularity of fantasy blockbusters and sci-fi television has made the call for prosthetic artists a staple requirement in the majority of film crews. Prosthetic make-up has the ability to transfo..

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Lynne Ramsay's bleak yet beautifully photographed debut unflinchingly portrays life on a Glasgow housing estate during the 1973 refuse collectors' strike, as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old James..

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Ridley Scott: A Retrospective

Illustrated with images as iconic as they are stunning and including the author's first-hand experiences on set and interviews with the great director, this magnificent book charts the extraordinary j..

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Rock, The

Hiram Garcia is a childhood friend, former brother-in-law, and producing partner of Dwayne Johnson, "The Rock." He's also a talented amateur photographer, who has shot images on many of the Seven Buck..

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Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby is one of the greatest movies of the late 1960s and one of the best of all horror movies, an outstanding modern Gothic tale. An art-house fable and an elegant popular entertainment, it..

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Sansho Dayu Sansho the Bailiff

Kenji Mizoguchi's masterpiece Sansho Dayu (1954) retells a classic Japanese folktale about an eleventh-century feudal official forced into exile by his political enemies. In his absence, his children ..

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Star Wars

The release of Star Wars in 1977 marked the start of what would become a colossal global franchise. Star Wars remains the second highest-grossing film in the United States, and George Lucas's six-part..

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Star Wars Archives. 1977-1983. 40th Anniversary Edition

Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. After watching depressing and cynical movies throughout the early 1970s, audiences enthusiastically embra..

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Story of Film,The

An updated edition - with completely new chapters - of the most accessible and compelling history of the cinema yet published, now also a fascinating 15-hour film documentary The Story of Film: An Ody..

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Stranger Things: Tribute

Stranger Things is characterised by having the heart and essence of the mythical series and films of the 80's, from The Goonies, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, The Neverending Story, and so many mo..

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The Exorcist

Inspired by an alleged real case of demonic possession in 1949, The Exorcist became an international phenomenon on its release in 1973. A blockbusting adaptation of a best-selling novel, it was praise..

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Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise, directed by Ridley Scott and written by Callie Khouri, sparked a remarkable public discussion about feminism, violence, and the representation of women in cinema on its release in 19..

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Tiger Wars: Joe Exotic vs. The Big Cat Queen

The global smash-hit Netflix documentary mini-series, Tiger King, introduced viewers to the weird, crazy and chaotic life of private zoo owner and big cat breeder, Joe Exotic, and his war against Caro..

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Touch of Evil


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