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The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

by Whitney Crothers Dilley WallFlower Press (December 23, 2014)

Through suggestive readings of gender and identity, this book explores the international appeal of an acclaimed contemporary director. The author has revised the book’s introduction to reflect Ang Lee’s...


The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia

by Lynnea Chapman King Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

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...


Brick Flicks

by Sarah Herman Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

  • Ideal choice for fans of the LEGO movie who want to try stop-motion animation in their own movies
  • Provides practical tips on how to film using stop-motion animation
  • Professional advice on art, lighting, effects,...


The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

by James Clarke WallFlower Press (May 14, 2014)

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....


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

by Lesley L. Coffin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

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...


The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

by Delphine Benezet WallFlower Press (April 14, 2014)

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 Man Who Knew Hitchcock: A Hollywood Memoir

by Herbert Coleman & Judy Lanini Scarecrow Press (February 08, 2007)

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,...


Independent Film Producing

by Paul Battista Allworth (October 08, 2013)

The number of independent films produced each year has almost doubled in the past decade, yet only a fraction will succeed. If, like many filmmakers, you have no industry connections, little to no experience,...


The Films of Steven Spielberg

by Charles L. P. Silet Scarecrow Press (October 02, 2002)

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...


The Art of Motion Picture Editing

by Vincent LoBrutto Allworth (January 01, 2012)

Learn how to use images and sound to tell a motion picture story. This guide reveals how editing affects a motion picture’s pace, rhythm, structure, and story, and spells out exactly what an editor does. The...


Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

by Kate E. Taylor-Jones WallFlower Press (March 05, 2013)

With Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Clint Eastwood made a unique contribution to film history, being the first director to make two films about the same event. Eastwood's films...


Shooting to Kill

by Christine Vachon HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

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 Scarecrow Press (May 16, 2013)

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 Scarecrow Press (May 03, 2010)

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...


The Kid Stays in the Picture

by Robert Evans It Books (June 04, 2013)

Robert Evans' The Kid Stays in the Picture is universally recognized as the greatest, most outrageous, and most unforgettable show business memoir ever written. The basis of an award-winning documentary film,...


Sundancing

by John Anderson & David Morgan Harper Paperbacks (April 16, 2013)

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 William Morrow (February 19, 2013)

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...


Splatter Flicks

by Sara Caldwell Allworth (September 07, 2010)

• Features dozens of detailed interviews with directors, producers, F/X pros, and more • Horror movies get better distribution deals—so they’re great for independent filmmakers • Entertaining and informative,...


Making Real-Life Videos

by Matthew Williams Allworth (September 07, 2010)

Getting a good home video is hit-or-miss. Plenty of times, they're dark and fuzzy and Aunt Myrna is washed out and Junior . . . do his eyes always look like that? This unique, accessible guide for living room...


Zero Dark Thirty

by Mark Boal Newmarket for It Books (July 16, 2013)

The hunt for Osama bin Laden preoccupied the world and two American presidential administrations for more than a decade. But in the end, it took a small, dedicated team of CIA operatives to track him down. Every...


Buster Keaton's Silent Shorts: 1920-1923

by James L. Neibaur & Terri Niemi Scarecrow Press (January 04, 2013)

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...


Making Your Film for Less Outside the U.S.

by Mark Dewayne Allworth (March 02, 2006)

At last, here is a definitive step-by-step guide that explains everything needed to successfully produce and distribute films overseas. Following the advice found here, filmmakers will learn to make films in...


Shoot Me

by Roy Frumkes & Rocco Simonelli Allworth (November 01, 2002)

When the script says "shoot me" and Hollywood says no, your only alternative is to raise the money and do it yourself. Here's how screenwriters Roy Frumkes and Rocco Simonelli used digital video to do just that....


Producing for Hollywood

by Don Gold & Paul Mason Allworth (June 01, 2004)

Budding filmmakers, television producers, directors, writers, and students get a crash course on the independent production scene in this riveting account of the business and its key players. Now revised to...


Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People

by Drew Campbell Allworth (June 01, 2002)

Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People introduces film students, actors, producers and other nontechnical film people to the technical aspects that everyone working on a film set should know. Author Drew...


Directing for Film and Television

by Christopher Lukas Allworth (September 02, 2005)

Legendary stories portray directors as eccentric, moody savants who possess a genius for the film medium that mere mortals could never grasp. Throughout cinematic history, gushing accounts have cast the likes...


The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia

by James M. Welsh & Donald M. Whaley Scarecrow Press (October 26, 2012)

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,...


Jumpstart Your Awesome Film Production Company

by Sara Caldwell Allworth (February 07, 2012)

Firsthand knowledge and advice on every aspect of forming a film production company can be found in this one source. Film production company owners, entertainment attorneys, accountants, and distributors answer...


Peter Greenaway's Postmodern / Poststructuralist Cinema

by Paula Willoquet-Maricondi & Mary Alemany-Galway Scarecrow Press (July 17, 2008)

In this collection of essays, various postmodern and poststructuralist aspects of Peter Greenaway's films are explored, including The Draughtman's Contract, The Belly of an Architect, A Zed and Two Noughts,...


The Ridley Scott Encyclopedia

by Laurence Raw & Lord Puttnam CBE Scarecrow Press (September 28, 2009)

From his first feature film, The Duellists, to his international successes Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma and Louise, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, and American Gangster, Ridley Scott has directed some of the most...


Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons

by Nichola Dobson Scarecrow Press (August 03, 2009)

The Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons is an introduction to all aspects of animation history, its development as a technology, and the industry beyond the familiar cartoons from the Disney and...


Images for a Generation Doomed: The Films and Career of Gregg Araki

by Kylo-Patrick R. Hart Lexington Books (December 03, 2009)

Images for a Generation Doomed: The Films and Career of Gregg Araki provides an interpretive critical history of director Gregg Araki's career trajectory to date. In doing so, Kylo-Patrick R. Hart articulates...


The Brothers Grim: The Films of Ethan and Joel Coen

by Erica Rowell Scarecrow Press (May 30, 2007)

The Brothers Grim examines the inner workings of the Coens' body of work, discussing a movie in terms of its primary themes, social and political contexts, narrative techniques, influences, relationship to their...


The Hollywood Assistants Handbook

by Peter Nowalk & Hillary Stamm Workman Publishing Company (May 07, 2008)

Are you young, eager, smart, and heading off to LA to make it big in the entertainment business? Time for a reality check: Leave your diploma at home, put your grandiose dreams on hold (where hopefully they'll...


The Making of Planet of the Apes

by J. W. Rinzler Harper Design (October 23, 2018)

FOREWORD BY FRASER HESTON

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Planet of the Apes, the classic science-fiction film from 1968, The Making of Planet of the Apes tells the film and offers exclusive, never-before-seen...


The Dream

by Mohammad Malas & Samirah Alkassim The American University in Cairo Press (December 15, 2016)

In 1980, Syrian filmmaker Mohammad Malas traveled to Lebanon to film a documentary about the country's Palestinian refugee camps, during which time he kept a diary of his impressions. The Dream: A Diary of a...


Understanding Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

by James Fenwick Intellect (April 01, 2018)

This edited volume seeks to bring to light the impact of the ‘new’ Kubrick studies upon the ‘old’ Kubrick studies and collate together original insights, and textual and interpretative analyses of 2001:...


Sofia Coppola

by Anna Backman Rogers Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

All too often, the movies of Sofia Coppola have been dismissed as “all style, no substance.” But such an easy caricature, as this engaging and accessible survey of Coppola’s oeuvre demonstrates, fundamentally...


Transcendental Style in Film

by Paul Schrader University of California Press (May 18, 2018)

With a new introduction, acclaimed director Paul Schrader revisits and updates his study and contemplation of slow cinema of the past fifty years. This seminal text analyzes the film style of three great directors—Yasujiro...


Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television Businesses

by Eva Bakoy Intellect (October 01, 2017)

This edited collection focuses on the production cultures of successful small and medium-sized (SME) film and television companies in Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK, based on a three-year research...


The Art of Illusion

by Terry Ackland-Snow & Wendy Laybourn Crowood (September 30, 2017)

Film production is a highly creative and collaborative industry, full of multi-skilled artists and craftsmen. The fast-moving pace of technology makes it hard to keep abreast of current practices in production...


Off the Planet

by Philip Hayward John Libbey Publishing (May 18, 2004)

Over the last decade, music and sound have been increasingly recognized as an important—if often neglected—aspect of film production and film studies. Off the Planet comprises a lively, stimulating, and...


Cheap Movie Tricks

by Rickey Bird Mango (May 23, 2017)

• Co-author Rickey Bird’s Youtube Channels have gotten over 2 million views and counting • A West Coast tour of screenings and signings from LA to SF to Portland and Seattle • Events and talks at ComicCon...


The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects

by Rama Venkatasawmy Lexington Books (November 30, 2012)

The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects: Hollywood’s Coming of Age, by Rama Venkatasawmy, analyzes how the Hollywood cinema industry’s visual effects applications have not only motivated the expansion...


Twentieth Century Fox

by Michael Troyan, Jeffrey Paul Thompson & Stephen X. Sylvester Lyons Press (August 15, 2017)

Here it is: the first-time look at the remarkable American multinational mass media empire and its century of entertainment—the story of Twentieth Century Fox (1915–2015). Or, to borrow the title of a classic...


Melinda Camber Porter In Conversation With Wim Wenders On Location While filming Paris, Texas 1983

by Melinda Camber Porter, Wim Wenders & Joseph Robert Flicek Blake Press (April 07, 2017)

The conversation (with embedded video clips) between Wim Wenders and Melinda Camber Porter (1953-2008) took place on location in Texas in December 1983, while Mr. Wenders was shooting his first American Film,...


Kubrick's Story, Spielberg's Film

by Julian Rice Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2017)

In 1963 Stanley Kubrick declared, “Dr. Strangelove came from my desire to do something about the nuclear nightmare.” Thirty years later, he was preparing to film another story about the human impulse for...


On Location in Cuba

by Ann Marie Stock The University of North Carolina Press (May 15, 2009)

The 1990s were a time of dramatic transformation for Cuba. With the collapse of its Cold War relationship with the Soviet Union, the island nation plummeted into an era of scarcity and uncertainty known as the...


The Films of Adoor Gopalakrishnan

by Suranjan Ganguly Anthem Press (May 01, 2015)

This first study of Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s feature films offers a compelling analysis of the socio-historical contexts of his work. Suranjan Ganguly examines how Kerala’s abrupt displacement from a princely...


Making a Splash: Mermaids (and Mer-Men) in 20th and 21st Century Audiovisual Media

by Philip Hayward John Libbey Publishing (January 30, 2017)

Mermaids have been a feature of western cinema since its inception and the number of films, television series, and videos representing them has expanded exponentially since the 1980s. Making a Splash analyses...