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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...


Stranded at the Drive-In: The 100 Best Teen Movies

by Garry Mulholland

Acclaimed writer of This is Uncool and Popcorn turns his attention to the (first ever) look at the teen movie

Everyone undergoes some kind of teenage trauma, and a fundamental way of coping, or rite of passage,...


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....


Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie Guide

by Leonard Maltin

NEARLY 16,000 ENTRIES INCLUDING 300+ NEW ENTRIES AND MORE THAN 13,000 DVD LISTINGS

Summer blockbusters and independent sleepers; masterworks of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Martin Scorsese; the timeless...


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....


Musicals on the Silver Screen

by Leonard Kniffel

Musicals adapted to the big screen—from West Side Story to The Phantom of the Opera—have enjoyed a staggering amount of success since the 1940s, and this guide is especially tailored to library patrons...


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...


Quotable Star Trek

by Jill Sherwin

"...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

-- Dr. David Marcus to Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek® II: The Wrath of Khan™

It makes us wonder. It makes us smile. But most of all, it makes us think.

More than...


Starship Spotter: Star Trek All Series

by Adam Lebowitz & Robert Bonchune

Starship Spotter was created more than two centuries ago to serve as a reference guide to assorted space-going vessels. Captains of the spaceships of the United Earth Space Probe Agency used this simple paper...


Conspiracy Cinema: Propaganda, Politics and Paranoia

by David Ray Carter

The only guide to this emerging genre of cinema. Still marginalized by mainstream media, conspiracy theories are a growing influence on the contemporary political imagination, thanks to internet distribution...


Very LeFreak

by Rachel Cohn

Very LeFreak has a problem: she’s a crazed technology addict. Very can’t get enough of her iPhone, laptop, IMs, text messages, whatever. If there’s any chance the incoming message, call, text, or photo...


If You Like Quentin Tarantino...: Here Are Over 200 Films, TV Shows, and Other Oddities That You Will Love

by Katherine Rife

(If You Like). If You Like Quentin Tarantino... draws on over 60 years of cinema history to crack the Tarantino code and teach readers to be confidently conversant in the language of the grindhouse and the drive-in....


Slap Shot Original: The Man, the Foil, and the Legend

by Ross Bernstein, Dave Hanson & Bob Costas

More than 30 years after its cinematic debut, Slap Shot remains one of the most popular sports movies of all time, and this book is actor Dave Hanson’s firsthand account of its making. Starring the legendary...


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...


New York: The Movie Lover's Guide: The Ultimate Insider Tour of Movie New York

by Richard Alleman

The classic guide to who-did-what-where in New York, on- and off-screen, including:

Classic film and TV locations: Marilyn Monroe’s infamous Seven Year Itch subway grating . . . the deli where Meg Ryan famously...