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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 Scarecrow Press (May 05, 2010)

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 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....


The Thing

by Jez Conolly Auteur (August 05, 2014)

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 Auteur (August 05, 2014)

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...


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 Heist Film: Stealing With Style

by Daryl Lee WallFlower Press (March 14, 2014)

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 WallFlower Press (March 25, 2014)

“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 Harper Perennial (September 13, 2016)

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 HarperCollins e-books (August 17, 2010)

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 Visible Ink Press (April 01, 2013)

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 Tachyon Publications (August 12, 2011)

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 Host: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

by Mark Cotta Vaz Little, Brown and Company (December 20, 2012)

The #1 New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon by Stephenie Meyer is now a major motion picture!

Stephenie Meyer's The Host captured millions of readers around the world with one of the most unusual...


The Essentials Vol. 2

by Turner Classic Movies, Jeremy Arnold & Ben Mankiewicz Running Press Adult (October 19, 2020)

A guide to fifty-two examples of must-see cinema, The Essentials Vol. 2 -- based on the Turner Classic Movies series -- is packed with behind-the-scenes stories, illuminating commentary, moments to watch for,...


Get the Picture?

by Jim Piper Allworth (January 13, 2012)

Classic favorites, current pop films, hidden gems--they're all part of this new edition of the popular guide to watching and enjoying movies.  In his witty and engaging text, author Jim Piper explains key concepts...


Fright Favorites

by David J. Skal Running Press Adult (August 31, 2020)

Turner Classic Movies presents a collection of monster greats, modern and classic horror, and family-friendly cinematic treats that capture the spirit of Halloween, complete with reviews, behind-the-scenes stories,...


Rotten Movies We Love

by Paul Feig Running Press Adult (October 07, 2019)

Hook. Wet Hot American Summer. Valley of the Dolls. There are some movies that defy traditional critical assessment -- films that are panned by reviewers, but that go on to become beloved classics and cult phenoms...


Sergei Eisenstein

by Ronald Bergan Arcade (January 05, 2016)

Now back in print, this acclaimed biography reassesses a titan of early cinema based on new material released after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Sergei Eisenstein: A Life in Conflict tells the dramatic story...


Jean Renoir

by Ronald Bergan Arcade (January 05, 2016)

Now back in print, the definitive biography of a seminal figure in film history, whom Orson Welles called the greatest of all directors."

Jean Renoir's career almost spans the history years of cinemafrom the...


The Little Book of Marilyn

by Michelle Morgan Running Press Adult (July 08, 2019)

A lifestyle guide and tribute to the style, glamour, and showmanship of Hollywood's most iconic star, with Marilyn-inspired lessons and inspiration for today's woman.

While the 1950s was in many ways an era of...


Dynamic Dames

by Sloan De Forest & Julie Newmar Running Press Adult (July 01, 2019)

Celebrate 50 of the most empowering and unforgettable female characters ever to grace the screen, as well as the artists who brought them to vibrant life!

From Scarlett O'Hara to Thelma and Louise to Wonder Woman,...


Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934)

by Mark A. Vieira Running Press Adult (April 01, 2019)

Filled with rare images and untold stories from filmmakers, exhibitors, and moviegoers, Forbidden Hollywood is the ultimate guide to a gloriously entertaining era when a lax code of censorship let sin rule the...


Le Cinema Francais

by Anne Keenan Higgins Running Press Adult (November 12, 2018)

Le Ciné Françs is an irresistible illustrated guide and primer to the best of French films, starting with the 1950s, through the spectrum of French New Wave, and on to modern-day confections.

Starring...


Christmas in the Movies

by Jeremy Arnold Running Press Adult (October 08, 2018)

Turner Classic Movies presents a bucket list of the best and most beloved holiday films of all time, complete with spirited commentary, behind-the-scenes stories, and photos spanning eight decades of Christmastime...


Must-See Sci-fi

by Sloan De Forest & Roger Corman Running Press Adult (April 30, 2018)

Spanning nine decades and branded by the most trusted authority on film, Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-Fi showcases 50 of the most shocking, weird, wonderful, and mind-bending movies ever made.

From A Trip...


Talking Pictures

by Ann Hornaday Basic Books (June 12, 2017)

A veteran film critic offers a lively, opinionated guide to thinking and talking about movies -- from Casablanca to Clueless

Whether we are trying to impress a date after an art house film screening or discussing...


Must-See Musicals

by Richard Barrios & Michael Feinstein Running Press Adult (October 09, 2017)

Spanning nine decades and showcasing the most memorable songs, dazzling dancing, and brightest stars ever to grace the silver screen, Must-See Musicals is the guide to the greatest musicals of all time from...


Reefer Movie Madness

by Shirley Halperin & Steve Bloom Abrams Image (December 30, 2010)

Reefer Movie Madness is the perfect follow-up to Halperin and Bloom's big-selling Pot Culture. It's the most extensive guide ever to movies for the stoner audience, a real market that has proven its mass appeal...


The Science of Monsters

by Meg Hafdahl & Kelly Florence Skyhorse (October 15, 2019)

A must-have for any fan of horror and fantasy movies—Night of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining (Stephen King), and so many more!

 

If you love film that scares, and want to believe...


The Filmmaker's Guide to Production Design

by Vincent LoBrutto Allworth (May 01, 2002)

Learn to turn a simple screenplay into a visual masterpiece! Top production designers share their real-life experiences to explain the aesthetic, narrative, and technical aspects of the craft. Step by step,...


The United States Constitution in Film

by Eric T. Kasper & Quentin D. Vieregge Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

The U.S. Constitution is often depicted in popular films, teaching lessons about what this founding document means and what it requires. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington educates how a bill becomes a law. 12 Angry...


The Little Book of Marilyn

by Michelle Morgan Running Press (July 09, 2019)

A lifestyle guide and tribute to the style, glamour, and showmanship of Hollywood's most iconic star, with Marilyn-inspired lessons and inspiration for today's woman.

While the 1950s was in many ways an era of...


Cult Sci-Fi Movies

by Danny Peary Workman Publishing Company (September 23, 2014)

Cult Sci-Fi Movies is a collection of 10 essays that examine, dissect, defend, and exalt the greats of classic cult sci-fi films. Film geeks, cinema snobs, VHS collectors, and anyone else who likes their entertainment...


Cult Crime Movies

by Danny Peary Workman Publishing Company (December 02, 2014)

Kiss Me, Deadly to Nightmare Alley to The Honeymoon Killers to The American Friend—any fan of crime films will tell you there’s a palpable excitement in living vicariously through the corrupt, seductive,...


Cult Horror Movies

by Danny Peary Workman Publishing Company (October 07, 2014)

The Bride of Frankenstein to House of Wax to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to The Brood—horror is a beloved and multifaceted genre, with no two classics truly alike. And almost all of them—great and not-so-great—inspire...


ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Ultimate Guide to Han Solo

The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion

by Matt Whyman William Morrow (May 21, 2019)

A stunning full-color, illustrated, behind-the-scenes guide to the Good Omens television series, adapted for the screen by Neil Gaiman himself and starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.

Following the original...


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:...


Best Movies of the 80s

by Helen O'Hara Portable Press (September 04, 2018)

Travel back in time to the most bodacious movie decade ever!

Don't miss this trip through the movies that defined the ’80s era. Packed with photos and memorabilia of Hollywood stars, this collection of classic...


Anime Impact

by Chris Stuckmann Mango (April 15, 2018)

#1 Amazon New Release — The life-changing power of anime

Iconic movies and TV shows from Japan: Japanese animation—or anime—holds a special place in the hearts of countless fans around the globe. Since...


The Essential James Garner

by Stephen H. Ryan & Paul J. Ryan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2018)

Since his television debut in the mid-1950s, James Garner entertained millions of fans on screens both big and small. From supporting roles in memorable films like Sayonara and The Notebook to leading roles...


Le Cinema Francais

by Anne Keenan Higgins Running Press (November 13, 2018)

Le Cinéma Français is an irresistible illustrated guide and primer to the best of French films, starting with the 1950s, through the spectrum of French New Wave, and on to modern-day confections.

Starring the...


The Rise of Comic Book Movies

by Jason Keen, Benny Potter, Dan Rumbles & Chris Stuckmann Mango (July 26, 2016)

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 Rough Guides (August 02, 2010)

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...


The Complete History of The Return of the Living Dead

by Christian Sellers & Gary Smart Plexus Publishing Ltd. (October 01, 2017)

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 Harper Design (October 24, 2017)

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...


Urban Noir

by James J. Ward & Cynthia J. Miller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 06, 2017)

Film noir has always been associated with urban landscapes, and no two cities have been represented more prominently in these films than New York and Los Angeles. In noir and neo-noir films since the 1940s,...


The Science of Avatar

by Stephen Baxter ORBIT (May 29, 2012)

Audiences around the world have been enchanted by James Cameron's visionary Avatar, with its glimpse of the Na'vi on the marvelous world of Pandora. But the movie is not entirely a fantasy; there is a scientific...


100 Essential Silent Film Comedies

by James Roots Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 11, 2017)

From the moment films were first produced, comedy has been a key feature of cinema. From just before the turn of the twentieth century until the early 1930s, audiences celebrated the brilliant humor of cinematic...


Four Word Film Reviews

by Benj Clews & Michael Onesi Adams Media (July 18, 2010)

In four words or less, this book brings together movies from across the multiplex. So whether you like the Coen brothers (Fargo: Chipper cop; chipped criminal) or the Farrelly brothers (Dumb & Dumber: Two guys,...


Filmology

by Chris Barsanti Adams Media (November 18, 2010)

Sure, everybody loves the movies. But how much do these movie enthusiasts really know about them? In this groundbreaking book, noted film critic Chris Barsanti gives you the most entertaining crash course in...