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Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies

by Robert Sklar

Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in 1975 and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological...


The Invisible Art of Film Music: A Comprehensive History

by Laurence E. MacDonald

A comprehensive introduction to film music for the general student, the film historian, and the aspiring cinematographer. It is a historically structured account of the evolution of music in films. The book...


The A to Z of Spanish Cinema

by Alberto Mira

The A to Z of Spanish Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Spanish cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced...


Romantic vs. Screwball Comedy: Charting the Difference

by Wes D. Gehring & Steve Bell

Including over 60 titles each of romantic and screwball comedy dating from the 1930's to the present, this research tool not only demonstrates how screwball and romantic comedy are two distinct genres, but also...


The A to Z of African American Cinema

by Torriano S. Berry & Venise T. Berry

Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards,...


Mean Streets and Raging Bulls: The Legacy of Film Noir in Contemporary American Cinema

by Richard Martin

Explores how, since its apparent demise in the late fifties, the noir genre has been revitalized during the post-studio era.


Writing Screenplays

by Jessie Coleman & Paul Peditto

Writing Screenplays will show you the fundamentals that are essential to writing a compelling screenplay that will pull readers in, and sell, by using your own memoirs, or life, as a starting point.


The Making of Life of Pi

by Jean-Christophe Castelli

Diversely illustrated with 275 photographs and illustrations, The Making of Life of Pi tells the inside story of how renowned Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee brought Yann Martel's international bestseller...


Republic Studios: Beyond Poverty Row and the Majors

by Richard M. Hurst

Republic Studios: Between Poverty Row and the Majors documents the influence and significance of this major B studio. Originally published in 1979, this book provides a brief overview of the studio's economic...


White Horse, Black Hat: A Quarter Century on Hollywood's Poverty Row

by Jack C. Lewis

Author C. Jack Lewis spent 25 years in this world of low-budget Westerns, and here he portrays the human side of the industry through the many people with whom he came into contact as he worked his way from...


The Runaway Bride: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1930s

by Elizabeth Kendall

Kendall's examination of classic comedies from It Happened One Night to The Lady Eve -and the comediennes who starred in them-reveals what these films said about America during the Depression and how they helped...


Regarding the Cinema

by Bert Cardullo

Regarding the Cinema: Fifteen Filmmakers and Their Films is a collection of essays on some of the most important films - and film artists - of our time. The films treated are from Italy, France, Germany, the...


The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film: A History and Annotated Bibliography

by Drewey Wayne Gunn

This new edition of The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film provides an overview of milestones in the development of gay detectives over the last several decades. Also included in this volume is an annotated list...


The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia

by James M. Welsh & Donald M. Whaley

The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia provides an overarching evaluation of Stone's work as screenwriter, producer, and director. While the entries in this volume address all of the usual aspects of Stone’s career,...


Reel Terror

by David Konow

From the author of the definitive heavy metal history, Bang Your Head, a behind-the-scenes look a century of horror films

 

Reel Terror is a love letter to the wildly popular yet still misunderstood genre...


Groucho And Me

by Groucho Marx

"With impeccable timing, outrageous humor, irreverent wit, and a superb sense of the ridiculous, Groucho tells the saga of the Marx Brothers: the poverty of their childhood in New York's Upper East Si"


Considering Doris Day

by Tom Santopietro

The biggest female box office attraction in Hollywood history, Doris Day remains unequalled as the only entertainer who has ever triumphed in movies, radio, recordings, and a multi-year weekly television series....


The Godfather Effect

by Tom Santopietro

A brilliant examination of our forty year obsession with the classic film trilogy—and a personal  reflection on what it means to be Italian-American Forty years and one billion dollars in gross box office...


Federico Fellini

by Tullio Kezich & Minna Proctor

A lively and authoritative journey into the world of a cinema master

With the revolutionary 8 1/2, Federico Fellini put his deepest desires and anxieties before the lens in 1963, permanently impacting the art...


Gary Cooper

by David Thomson

“Cooper was heroic, of course, in his own mind as much as in his scripts. He was manly, tall, ruggedly handsome. He was a man for a fight.”

On screen he was the ultimate all-American hero: lean, laconic,...