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  • Behind the Horror

    True stories that inspired horror movies

    by Lee Dr Mellor ...
    Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen's greatest screams.Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was based on the infamous skin-wearing murderer Ed Gein?Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest Horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the ... Read more

    $7.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Alfred Hitchcock

    A Life in Darkness and Light

    Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light is the definitive biography of the Master of Suspense and the most widely recognized film director of all time.In a career that spanned six decades and produced more than 60 films – including The 39 Steps, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds – Alfred Hitchcock set new standards for cinematic invention and storytelling. Acclaimed biographer Patrick ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies

    The Screenwriter's Guide to Every Story Ever Told

    by Blake Snyder ...
    In the long-awaited sequel to his surprise bestseller, "Save the Cat!," author and screenwriter Snyder returns to form in a fast-paced follow-up that proves why his is the most talked-about approach to screenwriting in years. ... Read more

    $19.99 USD $17.99 USD

  • Star Wars Complete Vehicles New Edition

    Explore the epic Star Wars saga through incredible cross-sectionsMore than 100 magnificent cross-section artworks bring the vehicles of Star Wars to life. New cross-sections, amazing detail, and comprehensive text make this the ultimate reference to the craft of a galaxy far, far away....SEE- Poe Dameron's X-wing in action- The terrifying power of Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1- Obi-Wan Kenobi's ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • My Lunches with Orson

    Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles

    by Peter Biskind ...
    Based on long-lost recordings, a set of riveting and revealing conversations with America's great cultural provocateurThere have long been rumors of a lost cache of tapes containing private conversations between Orson Welles and his friend the director Henry Jaglom, recorded over regular lunches in the years before Welles died. The tapes, gathering dust in a garage, did indeed exist, and this book ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Modern Myths

    Adventures in the Machinery of the Popular Imagination

    by Philip Ball ...
    "Impressive. . . . Rich in cultural history and imagination. . . . To Ball, mythic writing is where the conditions of irrationality, superstition, and enchantment persist: forms of wonder that depend on the disconnect between what we know for sure and what we simply believe.”—New York Times Book ReviewMyths are usually seen as stories from the depths of time—fun and fantastical, but no longer ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • 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

    $31.49 USD

  • Dark City

    The Lost World of Film Noir (Revised and Expanded Edition)

    by Eddie Muller ...
    series Turner Classic Movies
    This revised and expanded edition of Eddie Muller's Dark City is a film noir lover's bible, taking readers on a tour of the urban landscape of the grim and gritty genre in a definitive, highly illustrated volume.Dark Cityexpands with new chapters and a fresh collection of restored photos that illustrate the mythic landscape of the imagination. It's a place where the men and women who created film ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Tiger Wars

    The shocking story of Joe Exotic, the Tiger King vs Carole Baskin

    by Al Cimino ...
    Discover the shocking story of Joe Exotic versus Carole Baskin, as seen on the Netflix phenomenon, Tiger King.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 Carole Baskin.Baskin, who runs the Big Cat Rescue in Florida, a sanctuary for abused and ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Los Angeles's Bunker Hill

    Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and Film Noir's Ground Zero!

    by Jim Dawson ...
    An illustrated history of the iconic Hollywood neighborhood featured in numerous film noir classics—and the shadowy story of how it disappeared.When postwar movie directors went looking for a gritty location to shoot their psychological crime thrillers, they found Bunker Hill, a neighborhood of fading Victorians, flophouses, tough bars, stairways, and dark alleys in downtown Los Angeles. Novelist ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World

    From the very first book publication in 1920 to the upcoming film release of Death on the Nile, this investigation into Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot celebrates a century of probably the world’s favourite fictional detective.This book tells his story decade-by-decade, exploring his appearances not only in the original novels, short stories and plays but also across stage, screen and radio ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • War and Peace : Complete and Unabridged

    by Leo Tolstoy ...
    Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives. Balls and soirees alternate with councils of war and the ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Future of Television

    Your Guide to Creating TV in the New World

    The book’s journey into the future of television begins with “You Are Here,” delving into “The Great Convergence” of television and Internet and the vortex of change we all inhabit now. Then, glancing back, we explore “The Old World” of broadcast television to understand how we got to this moment of transition. Next, traveling “Between Worlds,” we visit cable television and see how the boundaries ... Read more

    $16.59 USD

  • The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse

    A Study of the Twelve Films and Five Novels

    by David Kalat ...
    The Mabuse phenomenon is recognized as an icon of horror in Germany as Frankenstein and Dracula are in the United States. A study of the 12 motion pictures and five books (and some secondary films) that make up the eight decades of adventures of master criminal Mabuse, created by author Norbert Jacques in the best-selling 1922 German novel and brought to the screen by master filmmaker Fritz Lang ... Read more

    $14.79 USD

  • Cinematic Storytelling

    What the industry's most succcessful writers and directors have in common is that they have mastered the cinematic conventions specific to the medium. ... Read more

    $19.49 USD

  • A New History of Documentary Film

    Second Edition

    A New History of Documentary Film, Second Edition offers a much-needed resource, considering the very rapid changes taking place within documentary media. Building upon the best-selling 2005 edition, Betsy McLane keeps the same chronological examination, factual reliability, ease of use and accessible prose style as before, while also weaving three new threads - Experimental Documentary, Visual ... Read more

    $30.79 USD

  • After Effects for Designers

    Graphic and Interactive Design in Motion

    by Chris Jackson ...
    After Effects for Designers teaches design students, artists, and web, graphic, and interactive designers how to design, develop, and deploy motion design projects using Adobe After Effects. Author Chris Jackson balances fundamental aspects of time-based design with related techniques, and explores the principles of animation; composition and layout; visual hierarchy; typography; cinematic ... Read more

    $49.49 USD

  • Future Noir Revised & Updated Edition

    The Making of Blade Runner

    The ultimate guide to Ridley Scott’s transformative sci-fi classic Blade RunnerRidley Scott’s 2007 “Final Cut” confirmed the international film cognoscenti’s judgment: Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick’s brilliant and troubling science fiction masterpiece Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, is among the most visually dense, thematically challenging, and influential science fiction films ever ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Wuthering Heights

    by Emily Brontë ...
    Considered lurid and shocking by mid-19th-century standards, Wuthering Heights was initially thought to be such a publishing risk that its author, Emily Brontë, was asked to pay some of the publication costs. Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Redgraves

    A Family Epic

    by Donald Spoto ...
    The dramatic, poignant and revealing saga of the Redgraves, one of history's greatest families of actors.For more than a century, the Redgraves have defined theater and film while captivating the public eye. Their history is a rich tapestry of singularly talented individuals whose influence is felt to this day, yet their story has never before been told. In The Redgraves, bestselling biographer ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Darker Side Of The Moon

    Travel to the DARKER SIDE OF THE MOON and discover:- "They" Are Watching Us!- The Mysterious World of UFOs- Lethal UFO Encounters, Actual Cases- Hidden Alien Bases, Evidence from NASA’s Report- Deadly Interference by Ancient Aliens- The Alien Agenda- Alien Abductions- Aliens—Are Not Our "Friends"DARKER SIDE OF THE MOON “They” Are Watching Us!" is an entirely new approach to these subjects. Citing ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • LIFE Jaws

    In 1975, Steven Spielberg's Jaws transformed the Hollywood landscape, sparked a cultural phenomenon and took a huge bite out of the collective psyche, with the public always wondering what lurked just beneath the surface of the water. The first true summer blockbuster was a masterpiece of the thriller genre, following the terrifying ordeal of a beach community under attack by a monstrous great ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Before Mickey

    The Animated Film 1898-1928

    This witty and fascinating study reminds us that there was animation before Disney: about thirty years of creativity and experimentation flourishing in such extraordinary work as Girdie the Dinosaur and Felix the Cat. Before Mickey, the first and only in-depth history of animation from 1898-1928, includes accounts of mechanical ingenuity, marketing and art. Crafton is equally adept at explaining ... Read more

    $29.59 USD

  • Psychoanalytic Film Theory and The Rules of the Game

    by Todd McGowan ...
    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

    $22.19 USD