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  • Silent Movies

    The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture

    Drawing on the extraordinary collection of The Library of Congress, one of the greatest repositories for silent film and memorabilia, Peter Kobel has created the definitive visual history of silent film. From its birth in the 1890s, with the earliest narrative shorts, through the brilliant full-length features of the 1920s, Silent Movies captures the greatest directors and actors and their ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho

    A “meticulous history” of the classic suspense film based on exclusive interviews with the director, writers, cast, and crew (The New York Times Book Review).First released in June 1960, Psycho altered the landscape of horror films forever. But just as compelling as the movie itself is the story behind it, which has been adapted as a movie starring Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as his ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Sound of Pictures

    Listening to the Movies, from Hitchcock to High Fidelity

    by Andrew Ford ...
    The Sound of Pictures is an illuminating journey through the soundtracks of more than 400 films. How do filmmakers play with sound? And how does that affect the way we watch their movies? Whether pop or classical, sweeping or sparse, music plays a crucial role in our cinematic experience. Other sounds can be even more evocative: the sounds of nature, of cities and of voices.In The Sound of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Hollywood Book of Death : The Bizarre, Often Sordid, Passings of More than 125 American Movie and TV Idols

    The Bizarre, Often Sordid, Passings of More than 125 American Movie and TV Idols

    by James Parish ...
    Discover the tantalizing details of Hollywood's famous and infamous fatalitiesThe death of a celebrity is often as fascinating as--and sometimes more fascinating than--a star's actual life. From the grisly end of Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson family and the mysterious demise of Bob Crane to the peaceful passings of Lucille Ball and George Burns, The Hollywood Book of Death is a ... Read more

    $34.53 AUD

  • How to Survive a Horror Movie

    All the Skills to Dodge the Kills

    Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.From ghosts, vampires, and zombies to serial killers, cannibalistic hillbillies, and haunted Japanese videocassettes, How to Survive a Horror Movie shows how to defeat every obstacle found in scary films. Readers will discover:• How to Perform an Exorcism• What to Do If You Did Something Last Summer• How to Persuade the Skeptical Local Sheriff• How to Vanquish a Murderous ... Read more

    $18.03 AUD

  • Hollywood Myths: The Shocking Truths Behind Film's Most Incredible Secrets and Scandals

    The Shocking Truths Behind Film's Most Incredible Secrets and Scandals

    by Joe Williams ...
    Hollywood exists to create and sell myth. Often, however, the myths created on screen are secondary to the rumors, half-truths, and lies that circulate through studio back lots and the press. Discover the real stories behind Hollywood’s greatest myths, as veteran film critic and Hollywood reporter Joe Williams sorts fact from fiction and examines how these tales came to be and how they persisted ... Read more

    $26.39 AUD

  • The Filmmaker's Handbook

    A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: Fifth Edition

    FIFTH EDITION, UPDATED FOR 2020. The authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. Whether you aspire to be a great filmmaker yourself or are looking for movie gifts, this comprehensive guide to filmmaking is the first step in turning a hobby into a career.Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses ... Read more

    $22.65 AUD

  • The Film Director Prepares

    A Complete Guide to Directing for Film and Tv

    • Insider author gives no-nonsense advice• Required reading for film students, educators, anyone interested in filmFrom script analysis to post production, here is the all-inclusive guide to directing for film and television. Written by noted director-producer Myrl Schreibman, The Film Director Prepares offers practical insights on filmmaking, using real-life examples directors won’t learn in ... Read more

    $22.65 AUD

  • We Don't Need Roads

    The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy

    by Caseen Gaines ...
    A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the iconic Back to the Future trilogy—the perfect movie gift for fans of the franchise, actors, writers, and filmmakers who contributed to this beloved pop culture phenomenon.Long before Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled through time in a flying DeLorean, director Robert Zemeckis, and his friend and writing partner Bob Gale, worked tirelessly to break ... Read more

    $13.63 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

  • Hail, Hail, Euphoria!

    Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made

    Bestselling author Roy Blount Jr. tells the story of theclassic Marx Brothers wartime satire Duck Soup. As always, Blount isinformed yet informal, tongue-in-cheek yet tempered, providing the perfectvoice to recount the irreverent antics of Harpo, Chico, Groucho, and Zeppo. Readers of HarpoSpeaks, The Essential Groucho,and Monkey Business and fans of Animal Crackers, A Night at the Opera and the ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Jaws Log

    30th Anniversary Edition

    by Carl Gottlieb ...
    series Shooting Script
    Winner of three Oscars and the highest-grossing film of its time, Jaws was a phenomenon, and this is the only book on how twenty-six-year-old Steven Spielberg transformed Peter Benchley's number-one bestselling novel into the classic film it became.Hired by Spielberg as a screenwriter to work with him on the set while the movie was being made, Carl Gottlieb, an actor and writer, was there ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Daily Light on the Daily Path

    This is probably the most widely read collection of daily readings from the Bible ever published, and it is presented in this edition in the words of The New International Version (North American Edition). For three generations, Daily Light on the Daily Path has been a classic religious work, and it has gone through a countless number of printings. It was compiled by the descendants of the London ... Read more

    $11.99 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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  • Dangerous Liaisons (Les Liaisons Dangereuses)

    The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make “Dangerous Liaisons” (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. Its prime movers, the Viscount de Valmont and the Marchioness de Merteuil — gifted, wealthy, and bored — form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game. And they play this game with such wit and style that it is impossible not ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • The Art of Frozen 2

    by Disney Books ...
    Through never-before-seen development art, character sketches, storyboards, and color scripts, The Art of Frozen 2 gives fans a front-row view of the vast creative effort behind the epic sequel to Frozen. Filled with gorgeous four-color images and fascinating facts and details from the production team, it's the ultimate insider's look. ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD

  • The Vincent Calvino Reader's Guide

    The Laws, Worldview, and Books

    The Vincent Calvino Novels Since Spirit House was published in 1992, the Vincent Calvino series has enjoyed international acclaim and an ever-expanding readership in twelve languages. The Vincent Calvino novels, with the Bangkok noir settings, are known for their cultural insights into the Thai/Asian societies. Calvino’s Laws explore the human psyche streched along the East-West divide. All of the ... Read more

    $2.10 AUD

  • The Official Carry On Facts, Figures & Statistics

    Little did anyone know, back in 1958 when the first Carry On film, Carry on Sergeant, was produced by Peter Rogers and directed by Gerald Thomas, that 50 years and 31 films later Carry On would have become such a well-loved British comedy institution, and one that continues to have people rolling in the aisles. And what better way to celebrate Carry On’s 50th anniversary in 2008 than to dazzle ... Read more

    $14.07 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out

    Five Keys to the Art of Making Inspired Movies and Television

    Five keys to creating authentic, distinctive work, whether you are a student, professional or simply love making films on your ownFor Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out, three professors at the renowned University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television interviewed fifteen outstanding filmmakers, then distilled their insights into the "Five I's" of creativity. Learn how to: Uncover ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Inside Oscar 2

    by Damien Bona ...
    FINALLY, A SEQUEL AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL!Enlivened by humorous incidents, brewing controversies, and deeply moving personal dramas, Inside Oscar 1995-2000 offers the complete lowdown on six more years of Academy Awards glory . . . from Braveheart in 1995 through Gladiator in 2000, with the Titanic phenomenon and the Saving Private Ryan/Shakespeare in Love feud in between. There is also complete ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • The Indie Producers Handbook

    Creative Producing from A to Z

    Myrl Schreibman has written a comprehensive and practical, step-by-step guide for organizing and running a film from pre-production through post-production and delivery. This invaluable resource provides fundamental tools to produce a more thorough, more organized, and more professional film production. Packed with engaging and useful anecdotes, Schreibman provides a superlative introduction and ... Read more

    $22.65 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

    $22.65 AUD

  • Introduction to Film Studies

    I**ntroduction to Film Studies is a comprehensive textbook for students of cinema.This completely revised and updated fifth edition guides students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, traces the historical development of film and introduces some of the worlds key national cinemas. A range of theories and theorists are presented from Formalism to Feminism, from Eisenstein to ... Read more

    $73.14 AUD