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A History of American Movies: A Film-by-Film Look at the Art, Craft, and Business of Cinema

by Paul Monaco

A History of American Movies provides a survey of the narrative feature film from the 1920s to the present. The book focuses on 170 of the most highly regarded and recognized feature films selected by the Hollywood...


The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

by James Clarke

This timely volume explores the massively popular cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's films within the evolving generic traditions of science fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of spectacle....


The Thing

by Jez Conolly

Consigned to the deep freeze of critical and commercial reception upon its release in 1982, The Thing has bounced back spectacularly to become one of the most highly regarded productions from the 1980s 'Body...


Halloween

by Murray Leeder

The 1970s represented an unusually productive and innovative period for the horror film, and John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) is the film that capped that golden age – and some say ruined it, by ushering...


Séquences. No. 289, Mars-Avril 2014

by BusinessNews Publishing

This work offers a summary of the book “GET MOTIVATED: Overcome Any Obstacle, Achieve Any Goal, and Accelerate Your Success With Motivational DNA” by Tamara Lowe.Tamara Lowe is a public speaker and consultant....


Ciné-Bulles. Vol. 32 No. 2, Printemps 2014

by BusinessNews Publishing

This work offers a summary of the book " YES! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Persuasive" by Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin and Robert Cialdini.

When it comes to your ability to persuade others, sometimes just...


The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

by Delphine Benezet

Agnès Varda, a pioneer of the French New Wave, has been making radical films for over half a century. Many of these are considered by scholars, filmmakers, and audiences alike, as audacious, seminal, and unforgettable....


The Heist Film: Stealing With Style

by Daryl Lee

A concise introduction to the genre about that one last big score, The Heist Film: Stealing With Style traces this crime thriller’s development as both a dramatic and comic vehicle growing out of film noir...


Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action

by Ira Jaffe

“In all film there is the desire to capture the motion of life, to refuse immobility,” Agnes Varda has noted. But to capture the reality of human experience, cinema must fasten on stillness and inaction as...


Reading the Silver Screen

by Thomas C. Foster

From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes an indispensable analysis of our most celebrated medium, film.

No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying...


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

by Ian Jackman & Hugh Laurie

The first authorized companion to the Emmy Award-winning medical drama House, M.D., starring Hugh Laurie, House M.D: The Official Guide to the Hit Medical Drama features full backstage access to the cast and...


The Horror Show Guide: The Ultimate Frightfest of Movies

by Mike Mayo

From atomic bombs to zealous zombies, this cinefile’s guidebook reviews 1,000 of the wickedest, weirdest, and wackiest scary movies from every age of horror. With reviews of many overlooked, underappreciated...


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 Unofficial Hobbit Handbook: Everything I Need to Know about Life I Learned from Tolkien

by Peter Archer & Scott Francis

"It's a dangerous business, going out your front door."

In the age of men, one must face myriad challenges: epic quests, imminent danger, the evil gaze of Sauron . . . okay, so maybe not. But wouldn't life's...


A Gross of Zombies

by Andy McKinney, Harrison McKinney & Jackson McKinney

These 144 reviews of zombie movies will educate the reader as to which films are worthy of the time of the movie watcher. Some zombie movies are just as good as any other kind of movie, some watchable but not...


The Afterlife & the Movie Casablanca and Other Speculations

by William R. Schweis

If we take our thoughts and memories into the afterlife and find it filled with promised bliss, What do we do with our impatience? Even if we do find long-gone loved ones and old friends waiting with warm greetings,...


Sherlock Holmes: the Basil Rathbone Years & Other Films

by Scott Palmer

For more than 100 years, the character of Sherlock Holmes has appeared in scores of films, as well as in a number of television series. For many people, the films made between 1939 and 1946, starring Basil Rathbone...


The Western Film Review

by Chuck Lewis

With this collection of reviews, fans of western movies can enjoy taking another special look at some of our favorites with western author Chuck Lewis as he offers us insight and a unique view of the films we...


Back Shelf Beauties

by Willie Waffle

Back Shelf Beauties is the perfect guide to all the movies you want to rent on video and DVD. When you've seen all the new releases, Back Shelf Beauties brings you forgotten films, lost movies from your favorite...


Critically Acclaimed

by Adam Cushman, J. Ryan Stradal, Sofiya Alexandra & Antoine Wilson et al.

"A large portion of this money, we of course have now learned, was put toward the scientific enterprise of discovering a new planet in the solar system and then, no other way to describe it, blowing it up."

A...