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The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia

by Lynnea Chapman King

This encyclopedia focuses on all aspects of the Coen Brothers’ work—from writing and directing Blood Simple (1983) to their involvement in the forthcoming television series, Fargo. This extensive reference...


The Search for Sam Goldwyn

by Carol Easton & Carl Rollyson

Sam Goldwyn’s career spanned almost the entire history of Hollywood. He made his first film, The Squaw Man, in 1913, and he died in 1974 at the age of ninety-one. In the many years between, he produced an...


Hitchcock's Stars: Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood Studio System

by Lesley L. Coffin

After making a name for himself in his native England, Alfred Hitchcock was drawn to the U.S. in 1939, where he had unprecedented access to all of the riches the Hollywood studios had to offer. From set designers...


Todd Haynes: Interviews

by Julia Leyda

A pioneer of the New Queer Cinema, Todd Haynes (b. 1961) is a leading American independent filmmaker. Whether working with talking dolls in a homemade short (Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story) or with Oscar-winning...


Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors

by Robin Ganzert, PhD, & Allen & Linda Anderson

When cameras roll and directors call, "Action," some of the most dependable, funniest, and most enthusiastic actors stand poised on four legs, with ears alert. These charming and sometimes hilarious stories...


Werner Herzog: Interviews

by Eric Ames

Over the course of his career, legendary director Werner Herzog (b. 1942) has made almost sixty films and given more than eight hundred interviews. This collection features the best of these, focusing on all...


Shoot Me Now: Making videos to boost business

by Geoff Anderson

Are you ready to use online video to propel your business? Are you already using it but with limited success? Or worse are you using video that damages your brand? Online video is here to stay and if you are...


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...


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.


The Man Who Knew Hitchcock: A Hollywood Memoir

by Herbert Coleman & Judy Lanini

In this memoir, Herbert Coleman describes working on such classics as The Big Clock, Carrie, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Roman Holiday and with stars like Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn,...


The Films of Steven Spielberg

by Charles L. P. Silet

The Films of Steven Spielberg provides for the first time a collection of critical writings by professional film critics about the director and his films, bringing together many articles and reviews scattered...


Shooting to Kill

by Christine Vachon

Complete with behind-the-scenes diary entries from the set of Vachon's best-known fillms, Shooting to Kill offers all the satisfaction of an intimate memoir from the frontlines of independent filmmakins, from...


Hitchcock's Villains: Murderers, Maniacs, and Mother Issues

by Eric San Juan & Jim McDevitt

Exploring a number of themes that form the foundation of villainy in Hitchcock’s long and acclaimed career, Hitchcock’s Villains also provides a detailed look at some of the director’s most noteworthy...


The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro

by Andrew J. Rausch

In this book, Andrew J. Rausch examines the creative output of director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro: from their initial offering, Mean Streets, to their most recent film together, Casino. Rausch...


Sundancing

by John Anderson & David Morgan

Every winter, 8,000 feet above sea level in the Utah snow, the hopes and dreams of young moviemakers are put on display at the Sundance Film Festival--the haven for independent films where you can show up a...


Rebels on the Backlot

by Sharon Waxman

The 1990s saw a shock wave of dynamic new directing talent that took the Hollywood studio system by storm. At the forefront of that movement were six innovative and daring directors whose films pushed the boundaries...


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...


The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia

by James M. Welsh & Donald M. Whaley

The Oliver StoneEncyclopedia 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,...


Directing Your First Film, For Reel

by Scott Herry White

Directing Your First Film, For Reel

Sure, plenty of people go broke putting together a film that ends up looking as amateurish as you feel. This doesn't have to happen.

Learn how to spend as little money as possible...


Video Creation Scientist

by Francisco Ramirez Inge

The best way to figure out what type of video you need to create to fulfill all of your current objectives. Learn about the best video creation tools available, and how to use them to create stunningly professional...