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  • Feel Free

    Essays

    by Zadie Smith

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR CRITICISM 2019From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN'S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of Changing My Mind and Swing Time - discover a second unmissable collection of essays from Zadie Smith'Generous, courageous, and tough-minded... [A] classic English essayist in the vein of Orwell, Woolf and Angela Carter' Financial Times'Engrossing, astute... ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The End of Cinema?

    A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age

    by André Gaudreault and 2 more

    series Film and Culture Series
    Is a film watched on a video screen still cinema? Have digital compositing, motion capture, and other advanced technologies remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted in their hypothesis of the "double birth of media," André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion take a positive look at cinema's ongoing digital revolution and reaffirm its central place in a rapidly expanding media landscape.The authors begin ... Read more

    $30.35 AUD

  • Marc Fennell Kills Your Weekend (working title)

    by Marc Fennell

    260 movies, past and present, are reviewed in this high-energy, very funny journey through the world of film, as Marc Fennell, Hungry Beaster, TripleJ film reviewer, polymath, kills your social life by programming your DVD viewing for every weekend of the year.PRAISE FOR MARC FENNELL'Witty, irreverent and fun ...'Good Reading'Gold!'Cleo'A film companion with a difference'Daily NewsSO MANY MOVIES . ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex

    by Mark Kermode

    If blockbusters make money no matter how bad they are, then why not make a good one for a change?How can 3-D be the future of cinema when it's been giving audiences a headache for over a hundred years?Why pay to watch films in cinemas that don't have a projectionist but do have a fast-food stand?And, in a world where Sex and the City 2 was a hit, what are film critics even for?Outspoken, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 101 Marvellous Movies You May Have Missed

    by David Stratton

    Are you tired of trawling through movies you don't recognise on Netflix? Sick of reading short film descriptions that sound boring? Don't know what to watch next?Let leading film critic David Stratton introduce you to 101 movies that you probably haven't heard of, and tell you why they are worth seeing.David Stratton's selection of overlooked gems includes movies from such well-known directors as ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD

  • Nordic Noir

    The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film & TV

    by Barry Forshaw

    Nordic Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film and TV by Britain's leading expert on crime fiction, Barry Forshaw, is a compact and authoritative guide to the phenomenally popular genre.The information-packed study examines and celebrates books, films and TV adaptations, from Sjöwall & Wahlöö's highly influential Martin Beck series through Henning Mankell's Wallander ... Read more

    $1.64 AUD

  • I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie

    by Roger Ebert

    Roger Ebert awards at least two out of four stars to most of the more than 150 movies he reviews each year. But when the noted film critic does pan a movie, the result is a humorous, scathing critique far more entertaining than the movie itself.I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie is a collection of more than 200 of Ebert's most biting and entertaining reviews of films receiving a mere star or less ... Read more

    $5.93 AUD

  • The Great Movies

    by Roger Ebert

    America’s most trusted and best-known film critic Roger Ebert presents one hundred brilliant essays on some of the best movies ever made.Roger Ebert, the famed film writer and critic, wrote biweekly essays for a feature called "The Great Movies," in which he offered a fresh and fervent appreciation of a great film. The Great Movies collects one hundred of these essays, each one of them a gem of ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • 'Have You Seen...?'

    a Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films including masterpieces, oddities and guilty pleasures (with just a few disasters)

    by David Thomson

    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 labour.Always unexpected, never repetitive, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The James Bond Bedside Companion

    by Raymond Benson

    New revised digital edition of the classic 007 reference book from the 1980s, complete with a new Foreword by the author.THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION is an encyclopedic celebration of 007, who is still the world’s most popular secret agent.The only book to cover all aspects of the James Bond phenomenon in a single volume, it includes: a) An intimate portrait of Ian Fleming as remembered by his ... Read more

    $6.13 AUD

  • Portrait Photography: Learn to Shoot Portraits That Make You Look Like a Model in a Few Easy Steps!

    by Joseph Scolden

    Discover The Methods To Taking Absolutely Stunning PortraitsPortraits are probably one of the most sought after and most treasured photos we can have made of ourselves. If you look on the Internet you will see thousands upon thousands of people taking selfie and other photos of themselves with their cell phones, tablets and cameras. They will take these photos and post them on Twitter, Facebook, ... Read more

    Free

  • Cult Sci-Fi Movies

    Discover the 10 Best Intergalactic, Astonishing, Far-Out, and Epic Cinema Classics

    by Danny Peary

    Cult Sci-Fi Movies is a collection of 10 essays that examine, dissect, defend, and exalt the greats of classic cult sci-fi films. Film geeks, cinema snobs, VHS collectors, and anyone else who likes their entertainment a little on the weird side will appreciate author Danny Peary’s in-depth approach to their favorite sci-fi films ranging from Barbarella to Liquid Sky. ... Read more

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  • Violent Screen

    by Stephen Hunter

    “Bestselling novelist and Baltimore Sun movie critic Stephen Hunter (Dirty White Boys) writes well and vividly about movies, which is reason enough to consider picking up this anthology of his reviews and essays, dating back to 1982. A self-professed gun enthusiast, Hunter seems particularly well attuned to the outlaw attitudes so prevalent in the post-Tarantino period of cinema we're currently ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • On The Buses

    The Complete Story

    by Craig Walker

    series Heroes of Comedy #1
    On The Buses was a classic British situation comedy, created by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, which ran for seven series from 1969 to 1973, and introduced a host of much-loved memorable characters. The series followed the ups and downs of life on the buses as portrayed by two work shy-busmen, Stan Butler (played by Reg Varney) and his mate Jack Harper (Bob Grant) as they invented new scams to ... Read more

    $12.42 AUD

  • The Great Movies II

    by Roger Ebert

    From America's most trusted and highly visible film critic, 100 more brilliant essays on the films that define cinematic greatness.Continuing the pitch-perfect critiques begun in The Great Movies, Roger Ebert's The Great Movies II collects 100 additional essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of love, analysis, and history that will send readers back to films with a ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

  • Leonard Maltin's 2013 Movie Guide

    The Modern Era

    by Leonard Maltin

    NEWMore than 16,000 capsule movie reviews, with more than 300 new entriesNEWMore than 13,000 DVD and 13,000 video listingsNEWUp-to-date list of mail-order and online sources for buying and renting DVDs and videosNEWCompletely updated index of leading performersMOREOfficial motion picture code ratings from G to NC-17MOREOld and new theatrical and video releases rated **** to BOMB MORE Exact running ... Read more

    $20.12 AUD

  • Beautiful Monsters

    The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Aliens and Predator

    by David McIntee

    Beautiful Monsters is the story of the Alien and Predator film franchises. Each film is chronicled through analysis and extensive background information, and the themes and influences examined through articles. In addition all the spin-off books, comics and computer games are detailed. This is your one-stop guide for everything relating to two of cinema’s most popular and enduring creations who ... Read more

    $7.20 AUD

  • 25 Great French Films: Ebert's Essentials

    by Roger Ebert

    series Ebert's Essentials
    Like a full-bodied Bordeaux wine, Roger Ebert's e-book original 25 Great French Films will reward you with a rich variety of full-length reviews of cinematic experiences. From such classics as Belle de Jour, Day for Night, and The 400 Blows to the sweeping drama (and beautiful scenery!) of Jean de Florette and its sequel Manon of the Spring, this e-book provides a perfect primer for those new to ... Read more

    $5.93 AUD

  • Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length: More Movies That Suck

    More Movies That Suck

    by Roger Ebert and 1 more

    Roger Ebert's I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie and Your Movie Sucks, which gathered some of his most scathing reviews, were best-sellers. This new collection continues the tradition, reviewing not only movies that were at the bottom of the barrel, but also movies that he found underneath the barrel.A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length collects more than 200 of his reviews since 2006 in which ... Read more

    $10.55 AUD

  • Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition

    The Essential Companion for Filmmakers and Festival-Goers

    by Chris Gore

    The guerrilla guide to marketing and selling an indie film.Some people are just there for the loot bags. But most of the people at a film festival are trying to market and sell an independent film. Don’t be just one of the horde. Use Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide to help your indie film stand out! Entertainment Weekly loves Gore’s book, calling it a “treatise on schmoozing, ... Read more

    $11.10 AUD

  • Sadist Cinema

    A Serbian Film

    by Fwah Storm

    series Sadist Cinema #1
    In 2010 the world was subjected to a new and brave entry into the world of foreign cinema. A film that caused panic and outrage across the globe, and has resulted in multiple bans of the film, as well as a few arrests.Since then ‘A Serbian Film’ has earned itself a cult status, and mentions of its name still enduce fear into the hearts of movie goers around the world! ‘SADIST CINEMA’ is a short ... Read more

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  • Movie Geek

    The Den of Geek Guide to the Movieverse

    by Simon Brew and 1 more

    Movie Geek is a nerdy dive into popular movies, brought to you by the award-losing Den Of Geek website, with a foreword by the UK's foremost film critic, Mark Kermode. Discover hidden stories behind movies you love (and, er, don't love so much), and find out just why the most dangerous place to be is in a Tom Hanks film.Fascinating, surprisingly and hugely entertaining, this leftfield movie guide ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Four Screenplays

    Studies in the American Screenplay

    by Syd Field

    Yes, you can write a great screenplay. Let Syd Field show you how.“I based Like Water for Chocolate on what I learned in Syd's books. Before, I always felt structure imprisoned me, but what I learned was structure really freed me to focus on the story.”—Laura EsquivelTechnology is transforming the art and craft of screenwriting. How does the writer find new ways to tell a story with pictures, to ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • Writing a Screenplay

    by John Costello

    The recent explosion of unsolicited material written for the world's greatest, sexiest entertainment medium has largely produced a mountain of wasted paper. Truth is, the many who write from scratch, no matter how talented, have more chance of winning the lottery than creating an excellent script. The few who achieve success do so because they have shed the blood, sweat and tears necessary to ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD