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The Philosophy of Tim Burton

by Jennifer L. McMahon

Director and producer Tim Burton impresses audiences with stunning visuals, sinister fantasy worlds, and characters whose personalities are strange and yet familiar. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied...


Hitchcock's Partner in Suspense: The Life of Screenwriter Charles Bennett

by Charles Bennett & John Charles Bennett

With a career that spanned from the silent era to the 1990s, British screenwriter Charles Bennett (1899--1995) lived an extraordinary life. His experiences as an actor, director, playwright, film and television...


The Philosophy of Michael Mann

by Steven Sanders, Aeon J. Skoble & R. Barton Palmer

Known for restoring vitality and superior craftsmanship to the crime thriller, American filmmaker Michael Mann has long been regarded as a talented triple threat capable of moving effortlessly between television...


Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action

by Ira Jaffe

“In all film there is the desire to capture the motion of life, to refuse immobility,” Agnes Varda has noted. But to capture the reality of human experience, cinema must fasten on stillness and inaction as...


Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate)

by Turner Classic Movies, Inc. , Inc. Turner Classic Movies & Richard Corliss

Turner Classic Movies and film historian Richard Corliss present Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate), the definitive, fully illustrated book that shares the many...


Climbing Fitz Roy, 1968: Reflections on the Lost Photos of the Third Ascent

by Yvon Chouinard, Dick Dorworth & Chris Jones

This book features rare, once-thought-lost photos of the 1968 first ascent of the California Route on Cerro Fitz Roy, the third ascent of the mountain. With accompanying retrospective essays. Climbing Fitz Roy,1968,...


Swordsmen of the Screen: From Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York

by Jeffrey Richards

This fascinating study of the genre of swashbuckling films received wide critical acclaim when it was first published in 1977. Jeffrey Richards assesses the contributions to the genre of directors, designers...


Conversations with Scorsese

by Richard Schickel

Now with a new afterword: the history and process of moviemaking in general, and of Martin Scorsese's brilliant and varied films in particular, through the words and wit of the master director.

With Richard Schickel...


Digital Cinematography: Fundamentals, Tools, Techniques, and Workflows

by David Stump

First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Getting It Write: An Insider's Guide to a Screenwriting Career

by Lee Zahavi Jessup

There are plenty of books about the craft of screenwriting, and a handful about pitching your screenplay. However, little can be found on how to go from writing to pitching in the professional space. There is...


The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

by Chris Holmlund

Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities – as actor, writer, producer,...


Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium

by Michael Z. Newman

Since the days of early television, video has been an indispensable part of culture, society, and moving-image media industries. Over the decades, it has been an avant-garde artistic medium, a high-tech consumer...


Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434: The Industry's Premier Teacher Reveals the Secrets of the Successful Screenplay

by Lew Hunter

For decades, Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434 class at UCLA has been the premier screenwriting course, launching a generation of the industry's most frequently produced writers. Here, he shares the secrets of...


Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics

by Michael Rabiger & Mick Hurbis-Cherrier

This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this...


Cinema Raw: Shooting and Color Grading with the Ikonoskop, Digital Bolex, and Blackmagic Cinema Cameras

by Kurt Lancaster

With the next generation of raw cinema cameras you can finally shoot professionally with uncompressed raw motion pictures-without compromising your image or your budget. In Cinema Raw: Shooting and Color Grading...


Frankenstein

by Robert Horton

James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931) spawned a phenomenon that has been rooted in world culture for decades. This cinematic Prometheus has generated countless sequels, remakes, rip-offs, and parodies in every...


Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

by Robert Sitton

Iris Barry (1895–1969) was one of the first critics to recognize film as an art form. The mother of film preservation internationally, she founded the film department at New York City's Museum of Modern Art...


Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

by Mariusz Kotowski

Pola Negri (1897--1987) rose from an impoverished childhood in Warsaw, Poland, to become one of early Hollywood's greatest stars. After tuberculosis ended her career as a ballerina in 1912, she turned to acting...


Sherlock Holmes FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the World's Greatest Private Detective

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