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  • The Kaiju Film

    A Critical Study of Cinema's Biggest Monsters

    by Jason Barr ...
    The Kaiju (strange monster or strange beast) film genre has a number of themes that go well beyond the "big monsters stomping on cities" motif. Since the seminal King Kong 1933) and the archetypal Godzilla (1954), kaiju has mined the subject matter of science run amok, militarism, capitalism, colonialism, consumerism and pollution.This critical examination of kaiju considers the entirety of the ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Your Movie Sucks

    by Roger Ebert ...
    A collection of some of the Pulitzer Prize–winning film critic’s most scathing reviews, from Alex & Emma to the remake of Yours, Mine, and Ours.From Roger’s review of Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (0 stars): “The movie created a spot of controversy in February 2005. According to a story by Larry Carroll of MTV News, Rob Schneider took offense when Patrick Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times listed ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Jimmy Stewart

    A Wonderful Life

    by Jonathan Coe ...
    Over a career that spanned forty-three years and seventy-seven films, Jimmy Stewart went from leading man to national idol. Classics such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, and, of course, It’s A Wonderful Life are far more than mere movies; they are visions of America as it wanted to be seen. With his inimitable (though widely mimicked) down-home drawl, Jimmy Stewart ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Story

    Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

    by Robert McKee ...
    Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives and agents all flock to his lecture series ... Read more

    $22.49 USD

  • The Exorcist Effect

    Horror, Religion, and Demonic Belief

    The Exorcist Effect is a fascinating historical study of the ongoing relationship between horror movies and Western religious culture, with a focus on the period from 1968 to the modern day. Taking its name from the 1973 film The Exorcist, which was widely understood to be based on a true story, this book outlines a cycle in which religious beliefs and practices become the basis of films that in ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • ¡Me cago en Godard!

    Por qué deberías adorar el cine americano (y desconfiar del cine de autor) si eres culto y progre

    by Pedro Vallín ...
    ¿Te sientes culpable cuando te gusta una película de masas? ¿Te autoflagelas viendo cine de autor? No te preocupes, Pedro Vallín quiere curarte. Críticos culturales de plumas avinagradas han sentenciado durante décadas que el cine de Hollywood oculta un maligno instrumento de adoctrinamiento colectivo. Una perversión subliminal que aliena a las masas y les inocula la ideología dominante. Semejante ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The White Ribbon

    by Fatima Naqvi ...
    White ribbons and black pedagogy - Michael Haneke's award-winning film The White Ribbon (2009) is a multilayered reflection on purity, ideology, violence, and child rearing. In this tense black-and-white whodunit, mysterious events occur in a small town on the German-Polish border in 1913-14. A tripwire fells the doctor's horse; a farmhand's wife falls through the floor of a shed; a barn goes up ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**"A superb chronicle of how Marvel Studios conquered Hollywood…. This definitive account of the Hollywood juggernaut thrills." —Publishers Weekly, starred reviewThe unauthorized, behind-the-scenes story of the stunning rise—and suddenly uncertain reign—of the most transformative cultural phenomenon of our time: the Marvel Cinematic Universe.**Marvel Entertainment ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • The Peter Lawford Story

    Life with the Kennedys, Monroe, and the Rat Pack

    As the brother in law to JFK and a member of the Rat Pack, Peter Lawford was one of America's most acclaimed movie stars.Lawford led an extraordinary life. His story, as told by the woman who knew him best, is the always candid, sometimes shocking unveiling of the most intriguing show business personalities and significant political events of our time.Now fully updated and revised for 2014 this is ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

    by J.K. Rowling ...
    Series Book 1 - Fantastic Beasts
    When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Time Machine

    by H. G. Wells ...
    When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realises that this beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to ... Read more

    $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Writing Compelling Dialogue for Film and TV

    The Art & Craft of Raising Your Voice on Screen

    Writing Compelling Dialogue for Film and TV is a practical guide that provides you, the screenwriter, with a clear set of exercises, tools, and methods to raise your ability to hear and discern conversation at a more complex level, in turn allowing you to create better, more nuanced, complex and compelling dialogue.The process of understanding dialogue writing begins with increasing writers’ ... Read more

    $38.99 USD

  • Save the Cat!

    The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

    by Blake Snyder ...
    This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat! ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Art and Soul of Dune

    Immerse yourself in the world of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and discover the incredible creative journey that brought Frank Herbert’s iconic novel to the big screen.Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic Dune has been brought to life like never before in the breathtaking film adaptation from acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049, Arrival). Now fans can be part of this creative ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Burn It Down

    Power, Complicity, and a Call for Change in Hollywood

    by Maureen Ryan ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLERAn NPR Best Book of the YearIn this spectacular, newsmaking exposé that has the entertainment industry abuzz and on its heels, Vanity Fair's Maureen Ryan blows the lid off patterns of harassment and bias in Hollywood, the grassroots reforms under way, and the labor and activist revolutions that recent scandals have ignited.It... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Becoming Nick and Nora

    The Thin Man and the Films of William Powell and Myrna Loy

    by Rob Kozlowski ...
    As Nick and Nora Charles in the six Thin Man movies from 1934 to 1947, the team of William Powell and Myrna Loy showed that marriage didn’t have to mean the end of the romantic comedy. From the comedic delight that was the initial The Thin Man through its five sequels as well as eight other films (including the Oscar-winning The Great Ziegfeld and Manhattan Melodrama), Powell and Loy were cemented ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • The Computer's Voice

    From Star Trek to Siri

    by Liz W. Faber ...
    A deconstruction of gender through the voices of Siri, HAL 9000, and other computers that talkAlthough computer-based personal assistants like Siri are increasingly ubiquitous, few users stop to ask what it means that some assistants are gendered female, others male. Why is Star Trek’s computer coded as female, while HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey is heard as male? By examining how gender is ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Fat, Drunk, and Stupid

    The Inside Story Behind the Making of Animal House

    by Matty Simmons ...
    In 1976 the creators of National Lampoon, America's most popular humor magazine, decided to make a movie. It would be set on a college campus in the 1960s, loosely based on the experiences of Lampoon writers Chris Miller and Harold Ramis and Lampoon editor Doug Kenney. They named it Animal House, in honor of Miller's fraternity at Dartmouth, where the members had been nicknamed after animals ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Connecticut in the Movies

    From Dream Houses to Dark Suburbia

    Illeana Douglas has long been known for shining new light on forgotten films. Now the celebrated actress and film historian turns her focus to a heretofore unrecognized brand: the Connecticut movie! Told from the passionate perspective of the author who grew up here, and filled with behind-the-scenes stories as well as her own personal snapshots of the places where these films were made, Illeana ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • The Digital Filmmaking Handbook

    Seventh Edition

    Series Book 1 - The Digital Filmmaking Handbook Presents
    Who hasn’t dreamed about making a movie? We'll show you how to navigate the world of independent filmmaking, from script to screen. The Digital Filmmaking Handbook will help you make the movie you've been dreaming about.For this edition, we’ve focused on soft skills: developing a project, writing a compelling story, working with actors, the special challenges of directing. After all, these are the ... Read more

    $37.99 USD

  • Phantastische Tierwesen: Grindelwalds Verbrechen (Das Originaldrehbuch)

    by J.K. Rowling ...
    Translated by Anja Hansen-Schmidt ...
    Series Book 2 - Phantastische Tierwesen
    In »Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind« wurde der mächtige schwarze Magier Gellert Grindelwald mit Unterstützung des Magizoologen Newt Scamander gefasst. Doch jetzt gelingt Grindelwald die Flucht und er beginnt Anhänger um sich zu scharen. Sein wahres Ziel - die Herrschaft von reinblütigen Hexen und Zauberern über alle nichtmagischen Wesen - ist nur den wenigsten von ihnen bekannt ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Psychoanalytic Film Theory and The Rules of the Game

    Series series Film Theory in Practice
    The Film Theory in Practice Series fills a gaping hole in the world of film theory. By marrying the explanation of film theory with interpretation of a film, the volumes provide discrete examples of how film theory can serve as the basis for textual analysis. The first book in the series, Psychoanalytic Film Theory and The Rules of the Game, offers a concise introduction to psychoanalytic film ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • Reading the Silver Screen

    A Film Lover's Guide to Decoding the Art Form That Moves

    From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes an indispensable analysis of our most celebrated medium, film.No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the house lights go down and the lion roars, we settle in to be shocked, frightened, elated, moved, and thrilled. We expect magic. While we’re being exhilarated and terrified, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Film Studies, second edition

    An Introduction

    by Ed Sikov ...
    Series series Film and Culture Series
    Film Studies is a concise and indispensable introduction to the formal study of cinema. Ed Sikov offers a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. He treats a number of fundamental factors in filmmaking, including editing, composition, ... Read more

    $21.99 USD