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Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge

by Becky Aikman

A lively and revealing behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of history's most controversial and influential movies, drawing on exclusive interviews with the cast and crew.

“You’ve always been crazy,”...

Zombies in Western Culture

by John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro & Filip Miscevic

Why has the zombie become such a pervasive figure in twenty-first-century popular culture? John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro and Filip Miscevic seek to answer this question by arguing that particular aspects...

African, American

by David Peterson Del Mar

Africa has long gripped the American imagination. From the Edenic wilderness of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan novels to the ‘black Zion’ of Garvey’s Back-to-Africa movement, all manner of Americans -...

Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies

by Ann Hornaday

Whether we are trying to impress a date after an art-house film screening or discussing Oscar nominations with friends, we all need ways to watch and talk about movies. But with so much variety between an Alfred...

The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic

by Richard Sandomir

On July 4, 1939, Gehrig delivered what has been called "baseball's Gettysburg Address" at Yankee Stadium. There is, for now, no known, intact film of Gehrig's speech, but instead, just a swatch of the newsreel...

Gentlemen of the Shade

by Jen Sookfong Lee

Gus Van Sant’s film and the ’90s cult of the alternative

Gus Van Sant’s 1991 indie darling My Own Private Idaho perplexed and provoked, inspiring a new ethos for a new decade: being different was better...

Robert My Father: A Personal Biography of Robert Morley

by Sheridan Morley

‘If Robert had a mission, it was to emphasise that life was meant to be fun; he was one of the few men I knew who strode through life instead of circumnavigating it. He died without ever growing old.’ Michael...

Promises of Citizenship

by Kathleen M. German

Since the earliest days of the nation, US citizenship has been linked to military service. Even though blacks fought and died in all American wars, their own freedom was usually restricted or denied. In many...

Amateur Movie Making, Enhanced eBook: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915-1960

by Karan Sheldon, Martha J. McNamara & Alice T. Friedman

A compelling regional and historical study that transforms our understanding of film history, Amateur Movie Making demonstrates how amateur films and home movies stand as testaments to the creative lives of...

The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

by Mike Figgis

The original 36 Dramatic Situations was written in in French by Georges Polti in the 1850s. Polti synthesised all drama as belonging to combinations of 36 situations. In the book he illustrates each 'situation'...

Cinema Symbolism 2

by Robert W. Sullivan Iv

Finally! The much anticipated sequel to Cinema Symbolism is here! Cinema Symbolism 2: More Esoteric Imagery in Popular Movies explores the hidden symbolism and esoteric imagery in such movies as Crimson Peak...

Cheap Movie Tricks

by Rickey Bird

• Co-author Rickey Bird’s Youtube Channels have gotten over 2 million views and counting • A West Coast tour of screenings and signings from LA to SF to Portland and Seattle • Events and talks at ComicCon...

Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens

by Stephen Pimpare

Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens: Down & Out on the Silver Screen explores how American movies have portrayed poor and homeless people from the silent era to today. It provides a novel kind of guide to social...

Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Spring/Summer: A Specialized Resource for Discovering Where & How to Sell Your Screenplay

by Jesse Douma & Dinah Perez

Ready to submit your screenplay but not sure about the logistics? With over 4,000 listings for Industry insiders such as studios, production companies, and independent financiers, this handy directory gives...

Children's Film: Genre, Nation, and Narrative

by Noel Brown

Films for children and young people are a constant in the history of cinema, from its beginnings to the present day. This book serves as a comprehensive introduction to the children's film, examining its recurrent...

Children's Film

by Noel Brown

Films for children and young people are a constant in the history of cinema, from its beginnings to the present day. This book serves as a comprehensive introduction to the children's film, examining its recurrent...

Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth

by Guillermo Del Toro, Nick Nunziata & Mark Cotta Vaz

Discover the dark secrets of Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece, Pan's Labyrinth, in this thrilling exploration of the film’s creation.

Released in 2006, Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth was hailed...

Hollywood Producers Directory: A Specialized Resource for Producers and Filmmakers

by Jesse Douma & Dinah Perez

The definitive contacts resource for filmaking professionals!


The product of The Writers Store's three-plus decades working directly with the people behind the world's favorite films, the Hollywood Producer's...

Kirk and Anne (Turner Classic Movies): Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood

by Anne Douglas, Kirk Douglas & Michael Douglas

Film legend Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens, his wife of nearly sixty-three years, look back on a lifetime filled with drama both on and off the screen. Sharing priceless correspondence with each other as well...

War Pictures: Cinema, Violence, and Style in Britain, 1939-1945

by Kent Puckett

In this original and engaging work, author Kent Puckett looks at how British filmmakers imagined, saw, and sought to represent its war during wartime through film. The Second World War posed unique representational...