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Fahfangoolah! : The despised and indispensable Welcome to Woop Woop

by Michael Winkler

Welcome to Woop Woop: worst Australian movie of all time, or invaluable cultural artefact? With wild behind-the-scenes stories featuring Rod Taylor, Susie Porter, Johnathon Schaech, Barry Humphries, Stephan...


Cinema Alchemist: Designing Star Wars and Alien

by Roger Christian

For the first time, Oscar-winning production designer and director Roger Christian reveals his life story, from his earliest work in the British film industry to his breakthrough contributions on such iconic...


China's Encounter with Global Hollywood: Cultural Policy and the Film Industry, 1994-2013

by Wendy Su

In recent years, the film industry in the People's Republic of China has found itself among the top three most prolific in the world. When the Chinese government introduced a new revenue-sharing system in 1994,...


Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

by Brian J. Snee

Remembered as the Savior of the Union, Abraham Lincoln is one of America's most revered presidents. There have been tens of thousands of books published about him since his death, but he has proved to be a surprisingly...


Orson Welles, Volume 3: One-Man Band

by Simon Callow

The third volume of Simon Callow’s acclaimed Orson Welles biography, covering the period of his exile from America (19471964), when he produced some of his greatest works, including Touch of Evil

In One-Man...


An Annotated Bibliography for Taiwan Film Studies

by Jim Cheng, James Wicks & Sachie Noguchi

Compiled by two skilled librarians and a Taiwanese film and culture specialist, this volume is the first multilingual and most comprehensive bibliography of Taiwanese film scholarship, designed to satisfy the...


My Old Lady: Complete Stage Play and Screenplay with an Essay on Adaptation

by Israel Horovitz

Famed playwright Israel Horovitz has written more than 70 produced plays, which have been translated in more than 30 languages worldwide. Along the way, he has also written screenplays for film including Author!...


Trying to Get Over: African American Directors after Blaxploitation, 1977-1986

by Keith Corson

From 1972 to 1976, Hollywood made an unprecedented number of films targeted at black audiences. But following this era known as "blaxploitation," the momentum suddenly reversed for black filmmakers, and a large...


Fascination: The Celluloid Dreams Of Jean Rollin

by David Hinds

May 1968. Paris is awash with violence and public unrest. In a small cinema, where a surreal film is showing, another riot is taking place. Here, the enraged audience smashes up the auditorium, tear out the...


Cycles, Sequels, Spin-offs, Remakes, and Reboots: Multiplicities in Film and Television

by Amanda Ann Klein & R. Barton Palmer

With sequels, prequels, remakes, spin-offs, or copies of successful films or franchises dominating film and television production, it sometimes seems as if Hollywood is incapable of making an original film or...


Making Priscilla

by Al Clark

Wigs, dresses, bust sizes, penises, drugs, nightclubs, and bloody Abba!

Al Clark, producer of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, describes in hilarious detail the follies of the movie business,...


Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood's Golden Era

by James Bawden & Ron Miller

James Bawden: Seeing the way people behave when they're around you, is it still fun being Cary Grant?

Cary Grant: I don't like to disappoint people. Because he's a completely made-up character and I'm playing...


Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker

by Frank Noack

Veit Harlan (1899--1964) was one of Germany's most controversial and loathed directors. After studying with theatre and film pioneer Max Reinhardt and beginning a promising career, he became one of Joseph Goebbels's...


The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television

by Tricia Jenkins

"Jenkins's book raises serious ethical and legal questions about the relationship between the CIA and Hollywood and the extent to which we consume propaganda from one through the other. . . . Should the CIA...


Oscar Micheaux and His Circle: African-American Filmmaking and Race Cinema of the Silent Era

by Charles Musser, Jane Marie Gaines & Pearl Bowser

Oscar Micheaux-the most prolific African American filmmaker to date and a filmmaking giant of the silent period-has finally found his rightful place in film history. Both artist and showman, Micheaux stirred...


Speaking Pictures: Neuropsychoanalysis and Authorship in Film and Literature

by Alistair Fox

Alistair Fox presents a theory of literary and cinematic representation through the lens of neurological and cognitive science in order to understand the origins of storytelling and our desire for fictional...


Abi Morgan: Plays One

by Abi Morgan

'Tiny Dynamite: An impossible love story is given a second chance and three scorched characters are about to learn that lightning does strike twice.

Splendour: Inside a beautiful state residence on the edge of...


The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting

by Jill Chamberlain

Veteran script consultant Jill Chamberlain discovered in her work that an astounding 99 percent of first-time screenwriters don't know how to tell a story. These writers may know how to format a script, write...


Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure

by Shirley Maclaine

A funny, fierce, imaginative memoir chronicling New York Times bestselling author and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine’s remarkable experiences filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extraordinary...


Women in Horror Annual

by C. Rachel Katz & Christine Makepeace

The Women in Horror Annual is an anthology of horror fiction and nonfiction written by women. While not unique in the horror literary landscape, the WHA counts as one among a scant handful of women-only anthologies....