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Hail, Hail, Euphoria!: Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made

by Roy Blount Jr. & Roy Blount, Jr.

Nearly eighty years after its release, the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup remains one of the most influential pieces of political satire in history. In Hail, Hail, Euphoria!, bestselling author Roy Blount Jr....


Long Ago and Far Away: Hollywood and the Second World War

by Robert Fyne

After scrutinizing hundreds of screenplays, Robert Fyne has written an in-depth study of World War II films, analyzing the different storylines, points-of-view, and contemporary events found in each. In Long...


Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

by Gino Moliterno

The Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Italian cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white...


Kubrick's 2001: A Triple Allegory

by Leonard F. Wheat

Three allegories-an Odysseus (Homer) allegory, a man-machine symbiosis (Arthur Clarke) allegory, and a Zarathustra (Nietzsche) allegory-are simultaneously concealed and revealed by well over 200 highly imaginative...


People Like Ourselves: Portrayals of Mental Illness in the Movies

by Jacqueline Noll Zimmerman

Little has been written, however, about the ability of movies to portray mental illness sympathetically and accurately. Zimmerman fills that void with a close look at mental illness in more than seventy American...


House, M.D.: The Official Guide to the Hit Medical Drama

by Ian Jackman & Hugh Laurie

The authorized guide to the television phenomenon House, M.D.

For the last six years House, M.D. has been one of the most popular and captivating shows on television. Following the stories of a misanthropic genius...


Historical Dictionary of British Cinema

by Alan Burton & Steve Chibnall

The Historical Dictionary of British Cinema has a lot of ground to cover. This it does with over 300 dictionary entries informing us about significant actors, producers and directors, outstanding films and serials,...


Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

by Marina Dahlquist

Daring queens of the screen in early cinema history


Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film: A Re-assessment

by Philip C. Logan

During a short career between 1939 and 1950, Humphrey Jennings produced a number of outstanding films documenting everyday life in Britain. In this new book, Philip Logan offers a thorough reassessment of Jennings's...


My Lunches with Orson

by Peter Biskind

Based on long-lost recordings, a set of riveting and revealing conversations with America's great cultural provocateur

There have long been rumors of a lost cache of tapes containing private conversations between...


Visual Culture: Images and Interpretations

by Norman Bryson, Michael Ann Holly & Keith Moxey

Fifteen key art historians and cultural critics redefine the scope and concerns of scholarship on visual culture—a history of representation seen as something different from a history of art.


Sound for Digital Video

by Tomlinson Holman & Arthur Baum

Achieve professional quality sound on a limited budget! Harness all new, Hollywood style audio techniques to bring your independent film and video productions to the next level.

In Sound for Digital Video, Second...


François Truffaut: The Lost Secret

by Anne Gillain & Alistair Fox

For François Truffaut, the lost secret of cinematic art is in the ability to generate emotion and reveal repressed fantasies through cinematic representation. Available in English for the first time, Anne Gillain's...


Rungs on a Ladder: Hammer Films Seen Through a Soft Gauze

by Christopher Neame & Christopher Lee

Christopher Neame, son of director Ronald, started his film career in the early 1960s with Hammer Films. This account is told from the perspective of an amateur who observes 'through a soft gauze' many characters...


You're Only as Good as Your Next One: 100 Great Films, 100 Good Films, and 100 for Which I Should Be Shot

by Mike Medavoy & Josh Young

"If I had a talent for anything, it was a talent for knowing who was talented."

Mike Medavoy is a Hollywood rarity: a studio executive who, though never far from controversy, has remained well loved and respected...


George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success

by Alex Ben Block & Lucy Autrey Wilson

A comprehensive look at 300 of the most financially and/or critically successful motion pictures of all time—many made despite seemingly insurmountable economic, cultural, and political challenges—set against...


Hollywood Jock: 365 Days, Four Screenplays, Three TV Pitches, Two Kids, and One Wife Who's Ready to Pull the Plug

by Rob Ryder

Rob Ryder made that pledge to his wife, and he was determined to stick to it. As technical consultant on blockbuster sports films, he had seen up close how the film business works and what kind of chaos can,...


Dear John

by Joan Le Mesurier

A magical memoir of Dad's Army star John Le Mesurier: one of the greatest actors - and gentleman - of his generationSome years after John Le Mesurier's death, his widow Joan re-read her carefully stored cache...


Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen

by Leonard Maltin

What 151 movies have you never seen—but should?

What French film could teach Hollywood how to make a smart, sexy romantic comedy? (page 233)

Where will you find a female-centric Western with a gender-bending...


Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made

by Michael Adams

Showgirls or Spice World?

Reefer Madness or Robot Monster?

battlefield Earth or The Black Gestapo?

One reviewer's relentless search for the most appalling abomination ever to disgrace the screen—at the rate of...