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Searching for John Hughes

by Jason Diamond

For all fans of John Hughes and his hit films such as National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, and Home Alone, comes Jason Diamond’s hilarious memoir of growing up obsessed with the iconic filmmaker’s...


Locating the Voice in Film

Feasting Our Eyes: Food Films and Cultural Identity in the United States

by Laura Lindenfeld & Fabio Parasecoli

Big Night (1996), Ratatouille (2007), and Julie and Julia (2009) are more than films about food—they serve a political purpose. In the kitchen, around the table, and in the dining room, these films use cooking...


Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by Ian Nathan

Return to the wizarding world and discover how director David Yates and producer David Heyman brought J.K. Rowling’s all new adventure, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the big screen.

Inside the...


Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by Dermot Power

Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award®-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts...


The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia

by Elizabeth Papazian & Caroline Eades

With its increasing presence in a continuously evolving media environment, the essay film as a visual form raises new questions about the construction of the subject, its relationship to the world, and the aesthetic...


Bresson on Bresson: Interviews, 1943-1983

by Robert Bresson, Anna Moschovakis & Mylène Bresson

Robert Bresson, the director of such cinematic master-pieces as PickpocketA Man Escaped Mouchette, and L’Argent, was one of the most influential directors in the history of French film, as well as one...


Notes on the Cinematograph

by Robert Bresson, Jonathan Griffin & J.M.G Le Clezio

The French film director Robert Bresson was one of the great artists of the twentieth century and among the most radical, original, and radiant stylists of any time. He worked with nonprofessional actors—models,...


Screening Woolf: Virginia Woolf on/and/in Film

by Earl G. Ingersoll

Screening Woolf: Virginia Woolf and/on/in Film examines the three film adaptations of her novels To the Lighthouse, Orlando, Mrs. Dalloway; her theorizing about film and its impact on her thinking about fiction;...


Notions of Genre: Writings on Popular Film Before Genre Theory

by Barry Keith Grant & Malisa Kurtz

Much of the writing in film studies published today can be understood as genre criticism, broadly speaking. And even before film studies emerged as an academic discipline in the 1970s, cultural observers within...


Sonic Space in Djibril Diop Mambety's Films

by Vlad Dima

The art of Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety's cinema lies in the tension created between the visual narrative and the aural narrative. His work has been considered hugely influential, and his films bridge...


Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

by Blake Atwood

It is nearly impossible to separate contemporary Iranian cinema from the Islamic revolution that transformed film production in the country in the late 1970s. As the aims of the revolution shifted and hardened...


When Broadway Went to Hollywood

The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan: The Politics of the Post-HUAC Films

by Ron Briley

The films covered in this volume include Viva Zapata (1952), On the Waterfront (1954), East of Eden (1954), Baby Doll (1956), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Splendor in the Grass (1961), America, America (1963),...


Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film

by Mel Brooks & Judd Apatow

Mel Brooks' own words telling all about the players, the filming, and studio antics during the production of this great comedy classic. The book is alive and teeming with hundreds of photos, original interviews,...


Kurosawa's Rashomon: A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films

by Paul Anderer

A groundbreaking investigation into the early life of the iconic Akira Kurosawa in connection to his most famous film—taking us deeper into Kurosawa and his world.

Although he is a filmmaker of international...


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

by Jesse Douma & Dinah Perez

To get your screenplay in front of the right buyer, you need exclusive information and specific details you can only gain through years of industry experience. That's why The Writers Store has compiled the Hollywood...


Dolce Vita Confidential: Fellini, Loren, Pucci, Paparazzi, and the Swinging High Life of 1950s Rome

by Shawn Levy

A romp through the worlds of film, fashion, and titillating journalism that made 1950s Rome the sexiest city on the planet.

From the ashes of World War II, Rome was reborn as the epicenter of film, fashion,...


Reel Wisdom: The Complete Quote Collection for Movie Lovers, Film Buffs and Cinephiles

by Sean K. Smith & Roger Friedman

“All of life's riddles are answered in the movies." ―Steve Martin

Reel Wisdom collects over 125 timeless quotes from the movies and film characters who have long captured the hearts and minds of all who...