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A Companion to the Historical Film

by Robert A. Rosenstone & Constantin Parvulescu

Broad in scope, this interdisciplinary collection of original scholarship on historical film features essays that explore the many facets of this expanding field and provide a platform for promising avenues...


Zero Dark Thirty

by Mark Boal

The hunt for Osama bin Laden preoccupied the world and two American presidential administrations for more than a decade. But in the end, it took a small, dedicated team of CIA operatives to track him down. Every...


The Last Laugh: The World of Stand-Up Comics

by Phil Berger

The first and only book to take readers fully into the bizarre universe of the stand-up comic, from its earliest origins in the antics of Milton Berle and Sid Caesar to today's hottest acts.


Reel Time: Movie Exhibitors and Movie Audiences in Prairie Canada, 1896 to 1986

by Robert M. Seiler & Tamara P. Seiler

In this authoritative work, Seiler and Seiler argues that the establishment and development of moviegoing and movie exhibition in Prairie Canada is best understood in the context of changing late-nineteenth-century...


The Film Encyclopedia 7e

by Ephraim Katz & Ronald Dean Nolen

Ephraim Katz's The Film Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive single-volume encyclopedia on film and is considered the undisputed bible of the film industry. Completely revised and updated, this seventh edition...


This Much is True: 14 Directors on Documentary Filmmaking

by James Quinn

This Much Is True is a landmark volume about the art of directing documentaries, with contributions from some of the most eminent documentary filmmakers working today, including Nick Broomfield, Andrew Jarecki,...


Bollywood

by Ashok K. Banker

This Pocket Essential explores the awe inspiring world of Bollywood up to 2001. Bombay's prolific Hindi-language film industry is more than just a giant entertainment juggernaut for 1 billion-plus Indians worldwide....


The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend

by Glenn Frankel

In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches. She was raised by the tribe and eventually became the wife of a warrior. Twenty-four years after her capture, she was reclaimed...


Good Day Today: David Lynch Destabilises the Spectator

by Daniel Neofetou

This book argues that the films of David Lynch pose a radical challenge to conservative and absolutist ideologies.


Euro Horror: Classic European Horror Cinema in Contemporary American Culture

by Ian Olney

Beginning in the 1950s, "Euro Horror" movies materialized in astonishing numbers from Italy, Spain, and France and popped up in the US at rural drive-ins and urban grindhouse theaters such as those that once...


Directors

by Susan Beth Lehman

The interviews contained in Directors: From Stage to Screen and Back Again demonstrate the myriad ways in which a theater background can engender innovative and stimulating work in film. As unique and idiosyncratic...


Ancient Rockets: Treasures and Train Wrecks of the Silent Screen

by Kage Baker & Kathleen Bartholomew

From Metropolis to the pre-Technicolor Oz, take a fantastical journey through the wildest frontiers of the silent films of the silver screen.

Ancient Rockets brings you the earliest (and cheesiest) special effects,...


The President Electric: Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Performance

by Timothy Raphael

"In this illuminating, multi-pronged cultural and performance history of such phenomena as Chautauqua and radio, movies, and electrical technology, Timothy Raphael puts together a compelling and sometimes revelatory...


Buster Keaton's Silent Shorts: 1920-1923

by James L. Neibaur & Terri Niemi

In Buster Keaton’s Silent Shorts: 1920-1923, James L. Neibaur and Terri Niemi provide a film-by-film assessment of Buster Keaton’s short films produced in the early 1920s. The authors discuss the significance...


I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies

by Jeanine Basinger

From one of our leading film historians and interpreters: a brilliantly researched, irresistibly witty, delightfully illustrated examination of “the marriage movie”; what it is (or isn’t) and what it has...


Silent Stars

by Jeanine Basinger

From one of America's most renowned film scholars: a revelatory, perceptive, and highly readable look at the greatest silent film stars -- not those few who are fully appreciated and understood, like Chaplin,...


Robert Altman

by Mitchell Zuckoff

Robert Altman—visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, Hollywood legend—comes roaring to life in this rollicking oral biography.  After an all-American boyhood in Kansas City, a...


Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - James Bond

by Michael Paterson

  • Where did James Bond's creator, Ian Fleming, gain inspiration for his character?
  • What was Ian Fleming's original name for his spy?
  • Who wrote the James Bond theme?
  • How did JFK influence the release of From Russia...


The Synergy of Film and Music: Sight and Sound in Five Hollywood Films

by Peter Rothbart

In The Synergy of Film and Music: Sight and Sound in Five Hollywood Films, Peter Rothbart examines a handful of motion pictures to convey how a variety of elements work together to create a singular experience....


The Storyboard Artist: A Guide to Freelancing in Film, TV, and Advertising

by Giuseppe Cristiano

A visual and straightforward manual describing the various aspects of the storyboarding profession. Includes tips and advice from a working professional with expertise in film, television, and advertising.