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Starship Spotter: Star Trek All Series

by Adam Lebowitz & Robert Bonchune

Starship Spotter was created more than two centuries ago to serve as a reference guide to assorted space-going vessels. Captains of the spaceships of the United Earth Space Probe Agency used this simple paper...


John Ford: Poet in the Desert

by Joseph M Malham

John Ford--Poet in the Desert is an uncommon biography. Author Joe Malham offers rarely explored facets of this dark yet towering poetic genius in a fascinating analysis of the artist's personal life. The influences...


A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey: Bleeding Skull!: A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey

by Joseph A. Ziemba

BLEEDING SKULL! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey is the definitive resource on 1980s trash-horror cinema. BLEEDING SKULL! features 300 in-depth reviews of movies that have escaped the radar of people with taste...


The Routledge Dictionary of Turkish Cinema

by Gönül Dönmez-Colin

The first critical and analytical dictionary of Turkish Cinema, this book provides a comprehensive overview of Turkish cinema from its beginnings to the present day.

Addressing the lacuna in scholarly work on...


Motion Picture Series and Sequels: A Reference Guide

by Bernard A. Drew

In 1989 alone, for example, there were some forty-five major motion pictures which were sequels or part of a series. The film series phenomenon crosses all genres and has been around since the silent film era....


The Epic Film: Myth and History

by Derek Elley

As Charlton Heston put it: 'There's a temptingly simple definition of the epic film: it's the easiest kind of picture to make badly.' This book goes beyond that definition to show how the film epic has taken...


Our Lady Cinema: How and Why I went into the Photo-play World and What I Found There

by Harry Furniss

This charming classic of film literature was originally published in 1914 and hence represents an early attempt to catalogue the allure of cinema and how the motion picture industry began. This tale of life...


A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series

by Ken Hanke

In this book the author takes a fresh look at horror film series as series and presents an understanding of how the genre thrived in this format for a large portion of its history. It sheds light on older films...


The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture

by Jon Lewis

This book analyses the teen film as the rare medium able to represent the otherwise chaotic and conflicting experience of youth. The author focuses on six major issues: alienation, deviance and delinquency,...


Chicano Images: Refiguring Ethnicity in Mainstream Film

by Christine List

Providing textual analysis of 12 feature films written and directed by filmmakers who explore aspects of the Chicano cultural movement, this book discusses films including Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin' (1983),...


The Cinema Ideal: An Introduction to Psychoanalytic Studies of the Film Spectator

by Harriet E. Margolis

This study explores the model derived from Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, via Marxism and semiotics, of looking at film. It retraces the steps of film theory from ideological criticism of the late '60s...


Masters of the Soviet Cinema: Crippled Creative Biographies

by Herbert Marshall

Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Dovzhenko, Vertov: these Soviet film directors are acknowledged to be among the greatest in the history of cinematography. To Eisenstein we owe such films as Battleship Potemkin and October;...


Where we Came In: Seventy Years of the British Film Industry

by Charles Allen Oakley

Originally published in 1964, this book tells the history of the British cinematograph industry for the first time. It describes moments of splendid triumph and others of shattering failure. The mood switches...


The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory

by Edward Branigan & Warren Buckland

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an international reference work representing the essential ideas and concepts at the centre of film theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, to the beginning...


Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity

by Donald Preziosi

Art, Religion, Amnesia addresses the relationship between art and religion in contemporary culture, directly challenging contemporary notions of art and religion as distinct social phenomena and explaining how...


The Grip Book: The Studio Grip's Essential Guide

by Michael G. Uva

Gain the essential skills of a professional grip to become the jack and master of all trades on a movie or television show set. Discover vital insider tips ranging from how to operate cutting-edge rigging and...


The TV Showrunner's Roadmap: 21 Navigational Tips for Screenwriters to Create and Sustain a Hit TV Series

by Neil Landau

If you've ever dreamed of being in charge of your own network, cable, or web series, then this is the book for you. The TV Showrunner's Roadmap provides you with the tools for creating, writing, and managing...


Screenwriting Behind Enemy Lines: Lessons from Inside the Studio Gates

by John Schimmel

A very pragmatic look at what "they" are looking for combined with techniques for delivering that. Includes "Tales from the Trenches," lessons from various sets and development situations to illustrate the points...


Directing the Camera: How Professional Directors Use a Moving Camera to Energize Their Films

by Gil Bettman

The first half of this book is devoted to teaching a systemized approach that can be used to design the very best moving shot for any dialogue scene, no matter how complex or long. Bettman's "Five Task" approach...


Master Shots Vol 3: The Director's Vision: 100 Setups, Scenes and Moves for Your Breakthrough Movie

by Christopher Kenworhty

A highly visual exploration of the best shots, moves, and set-ups in the industry. This books reveals the secrets behind each shot's success, so it can be adapted to the director's individual scenes.