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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,...


Nino Rota's the Godfather Trilogy: A Film Score Guide

by Franco Sciannameo

This volumes reintroduces critics, film musicologists, cinemagoers, and fans of Francis Ford Coppola's cinema and Nino Rota's music to the events that led to the realization of the three films that make up The...


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...


The Rise of Comic Book Movies

by Jason Keen, Benny Potter, Dan Rumbles & Chris Stuckmann

Why We Can’t Get Enough of Superhero Movies Recent years show a sea change in Hollywood- the biggest movies come from the pages of comic books. These box office successes are driven by fans who love seeing...


The Rough Guide to Cult Movies

by Rough Guides

The Rough Guide to Cult Movies offers a blend of essential trivia and informed opinion as it takes you on a tour of the most compellingly weird - and weirdly compelling - films in the world. Whether you're a...


H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction

by H. P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty,...


The Complete History of The Return of the Living Dead

by Christian Sellers & Gary Smart

The Return of the Living Dead film series has become one of the most successful zombie movie franchises of all time, gaining cult status across the world and inspiring movies such as 28 Days Later, Shaun of...


Close Encounters of the Third Kind

by Michael Klastorin

Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind with this fully authorized behind-the-scenes book exploring the creation, production, and legacy of...