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A Woman's View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women, 1930-1960

by Jeanine Basinger

Now, Voyager, Stella Dallas, Leaver Her to Heaven, Imitation of Life, Mildred Pierce, Gilda…these are only a few of the hundreds of “women’s films” that poured out of Hollywood during the thirties, forties,...


Cut to the Chase: Writing Feature Films with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program

by Linda Venis

Millions of people dream of writing a screenplay but don't know how to begin, or are already working on a script but are stuck and need some targeted advice. Or maybe they have a great script, but no clue about...


The Party and the Arty in China: The New Politics of Culture

by Richard Curt Kraus

Arguing that cultural reform is a key aspect of political reform, Richard Kraus shows here that China's economic transformation has dramatically liberated the production and consumption of culture. In this original...


The Mind of the Modern Moviemaker: Twenty Conversations with the New Generation of Filmmakers

by Joshua Horowitz

A revealing look at the influences and aspirations of today’s hottest filmmakers 

A new era has dawned in Hollywood, with a wave of innovative filmmakers redefining the art of big-screen entertainment for...


Reality Check: The Business and Art of Producing Reality TV

by Michael Essany

Do you have a concept for a reality TV show, but aren't sure about the next steps? Loaded with practical, step-by-step advice on the art and business of reality TV producing, and featuring insights from Mark...


The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X

by Rick Young

Rick Young's Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro is the ultimate guide to getting up and running with Apple's professional editing software. Full of information relevant to both new users and professionals, this book...


Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures: A Guide to the Invisible Art

by John Purcell

Produce professional level dialogue tracks with industry-proven techniques and insights from an Emmy Award winning sound editor. Gain innovative solutions to common dialogue editing challenges such as room tone...


Sinascape: Contemporary Chinese Cinema

by Gary G. Xu

Sinascape: Contemporary Chinese Cinema is a comprehensive study of Chinese-language films at the turn of the millennium. Emphasizing the transnational nature of contemporary Chinese cinema, it provides close...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classic Movies

by Lee Pfeiffer

Sit back, grab some popcorn, and let the credits roll. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Classic Movies provides comprehensive information on the best classic films from the silent era up through 1969, cross-referenced...


The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

by Anthony Slide

Now in Paperback! A unique reference work, a 'what's what' of the history of filmmaking not only in Hollywood but throughout the United States. More than 750 entries document the history of studios, production...


Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back

by Harvey O'Brien

Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back is a study of action cinema, exploring the ethics and aesthetics of the genre with reference to its relatively short history. It moves from seminal classics like Bullitt...


Blade Runner

by Matt Hills

More than just a box office flop that resurrected itself in the midnight movie circuit, Blade Runner (1982) achieved extraordinary cult status through video, laserdisc, and a five-disc DVD collector's set. Blade...


Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl Meets Genre

by Tamar Jeffers McDonald

Romantic Comedy offers an introduction to the analysis of a popular but overlooked film genre. The book provides an overview of Hollywood's romantic comedy conventions, examining iconography, narrative patterns,...


Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

by Ian Cooper

In 1974, ,iThe Wall Street Journal called this movie "grotesque, sadistic, irrational, obscene, incompetent," while New York Magazine declared it "a catastrophe." Upon its initial release, Sam Peckinpah´s notorious...


From Underground to Independent: Alternative Film Culture in Contemporary China

by Paul G. Pickowicz & Yingjin Zhang

This groundbreaking book presents a critical introduction to the cultural and political dimensions of contemporary Chinese cinema. Exploring the complex and shifting world of Chinese underground and independent...


Empire of Dreams: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of Steven Spielberg

by Andrew M. Gordon

Empire of Dreams is the first definitive look at all of the science fiction, fantasy, and horror films directed by Steven Spielberg, one of the most popular and influential contemporary filmmakers. Spielberg...


Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Breaking into the Global Market

by Deborah Shaw

This engaging book explores Latin America cinema since 2000, an extraordinary period of international recognition. Leading specialists consider the reasons for the unprecedented commercial and critical successes...


The Films of Agnes Moorehead

by Axel Nissen

In The Films of Agnes Moorehead, Axel Nissen looks at Agnes Moorehead’s sixty-three feature films between 1941 and 1973. Each film is profiled, with particular emphasis placed on the films that merit closer...


Now a Major Motion Picture: Film Adaptations of Literature and Drama

by Christine Geraghty

Now a Major Motion Picture is a unique look at the many sources, literary and otherwise, that influence film adaptations. Christine Geraghty subverts the idea that film adaptations of novels and plays must be...


Windows Media 9 Series by Example

by Nels Johnson

Videographers can harness the potential that WM9 offers to deliver high-quality video and multimedia via DVD and over the Internet. Illustrated examples and tutorials demonstrate the basic functionality of WM9...