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100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons

Celebrate the best of Looney Tunes cartoons, just in time for Bugs Bunny's 80th birthday! In a world of rascally rabbits, megalomaniacal ducks, and stuttering pigs, what defines greatness? This q..

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101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

From the classic low-budget, space exploration Flash Gordon tales of the Saturday matinee serials to the slick, CGI-realized world of The Matrix, science fiction films have long been pushing the bound..

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2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is widely regarded as one of the best films ever made. It has been celebrated for its beauty and mystery, its realistic depiction of space travel and daz..

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30-Second Cinema

Are you an art-movie buff or a blockbuster enthusiast? Can you reel off a list of New Wave masterpieces, or are you more interested in classic Westerns? Most of us love the movies in one form or anoth..

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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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Art of Being Bill: Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome

Are you Murray obsessed?What better way to celebrate all that is Bill Murray than through art? Bill Murray art shows have been popping up across the country. Join in the celebration with The Art of Be..

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Art of Game of Thrones, The

Filled with gorgeous illustrations and artwork from HBO's hit series, The Art of Game of Thrones is the definitive Game of Thrones art collection. Since its first season, Game of Thrones has be..

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Art of Harry Potter

Since the debut of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the Harry Potter film franchise has become one of the most popular and successful in the world. Beautifully crafted and presented in a deluxe,..

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Ayoade on Top

A message from the Captain: 'On behalf of myself and the entire Ayoade team, welcome to Ayoade on Top. At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin-crew dramedy ever filmed: View fro..

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Babette's Feast

On the face of it, Gabriel Axel's Babette's Feast (1989) is a film in which the eyes - and mouths - of religious zealots are opened to the glories of the sensual world. It is a critique of what Niet..

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Batman: The Definitive Visual History

The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight. The World's Greatest Detective. Bats. This lavish 400-page book tells the complete history of Batman from his 1939 debut in Detective Comics to the current da..

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Behind the Lens: My Life

In the early days of my career, I didn't think I stood a hope in hell. Look at me: I'm short, stocky, slightly overweight, deep of voice, passionate, dark haired, olive skinned, hardly your typical En..

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Best 80s Movies, The

The Best 80s Movies is the ultimate guide to all things retro, taking you on a nostalgic trip through the 80s. The aim is to review all your favourite films, the ones that have stood the test of time ..

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Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen

From a veteran culture writer and modern movie expert, a celebration and analysis of the movies of 1999-"a terrifically fun snapshot of American film culture on the brink of the Millennium....An absol..

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Big Lebowski, The

Ethan and Joel Coen's The Big Lebowski was released in 1998 to general bafflement. A decade on, it had become a cult classic and remains so over 20 years later, inspiring a thriving circuit of 'Lebows..

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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 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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Birds, The

Drawing on Daphne du Maurier's short story and contemporary newspaper reports of bird attacks in California, Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963) featured Tippi Hedren in her first starring role. Cami..

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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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Cache Hidden

Ever since its world premiere at the Cannes film festival in May 2005, audiences have been talking about Michael Haneke's Cache. The film's enigmatic and multi-layered narrative leaves its viewers wit..

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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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Cinema: The Whole Story

Cinema: The Whole Story takes a close look at the key time periods, genres and key works in world cinema. It places the burgeoning world of cinema in the context of social and cultural developments th..

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Cinephile: A Card Game

This card-based party game is a well-crafted mix of sleek design, pop culture, and film--sure to be a hit at any game night, family gathering, movie night, or even as an ice breaker for your new book ..

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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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Coen Brothers: The iconic filmmakers and their work

Through indepth and informative text written by film journalist Ian Nathan, The Coen Brothers Archivewith re-examine the brothers most famous work including Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O..

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Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together

From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen ha..

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Conclusions

'What a life! What a career!' - Harold Pinter 'Boorman is one of the world's great directors, a master storyteller.' - Paul Auster John Boorman is one of cinema's authentic visionaries whose..

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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: Thirteen Doctors 13 Stories

A new version of this much-loved anthology, with a brand-new story featuring the brand-new Thirteenth Doctor! Twelve wonderful tales of adventure, science, magic, monsters and time travel - featu..

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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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Everything is Cinema: Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard is one the most influential filmmakers of the last fifty years. Scorsese, Tarantino, Wong Kar-Wai and Lars von Trier are but a few of the directors who have fallen under the spell of h..

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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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Fifty-Year Mission, The

This is the unauthorized, uncensored, and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned eight TV series spin-offs..

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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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Game of Thrones: The Costumes: The official costume design book of Season 1 to Season 8

Discover the secrets behind creating the costumes for HBO's Game of Thrones in this definitive guide. The official guide to the complete costumes of HBO's landmark television series Game of Thr..

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Hollywood Wants to Kill You: The Peculiar Science of Death in the Movies

Asteroids, killer sharks, nuclear bombs, viruses, deadly robots, climate change, the apocalypse - why is Hollywood so obsessed with death and the end of the world? And how seriously should we take the..

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Horror: Films to Scare you to Death

Packed with photographs of the most terrifying scenes in cinema history, this book is the definitive guide tracing the story of horror, decade-by-decade. Providing a witty and informative critique of ..

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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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I am C-3PO: The Inside Story

Discover the incredible untold story of one of Star Wars' most iconic characters, C-3PO, told by the man who knows him best. "Did you hear that? They've shut down the main reactor! We'll be dest..

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I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution

From The New Yorker's fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch. "Emily Nussbaum ..

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Illustrated History of Filmmaking, An

Explore the history of filmmaking in this detailed work from a new talent. Going back as far as prehistoric times, where cavemen played with light and shadow, through to the first cinemas and the crea..

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Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History

Foreword by Seth MacFarlane On the twentieth anniversary of the seven-time Emmy Award-winning Fox animated television series comes Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History, a fully illustrated, ..

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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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Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away, A

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away is a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years by Paul Hirsch, a film editor who worked on more than forty fe..

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Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film

George Lucas spent nearly ten years bringing his dream project to life: a ground-breaking space fantasy movie. It would be a swashbuckling sci-fi saga inspired by vintage Flash Gordon serials, classic..

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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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