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How to Write a Movie in 21 Days

by Viki King Harper (March 03, 2015)

In this classic bestselling screenwriting guide—now revised and updated—author and film consultant Viki King helps screenwriters go from blank page to completed manuscript through a series of clever and...

The 100 Greatest Silent Film Comedians

by James Roots Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

This book ranks the top 100 silent film stars based on a scale that considers creativity, originality, chemistry with fellow performers, and other factors. The author also promotes some lesser-known performers,...

Marilyn Monroe Day by Day: A Timeline of People, Places, and Events

by Carl Rollyson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

In Marilyn Monroe Day by Day: A Timeline of People, Places, and Events, Carl Rollyson provides a documentary approach to the life and legend of this singular personality. With details of her childhood, her young...

Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

by Terri Ginsberg & Chris Lippard Scarecrow Press (March 11, 2010)

The Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema covers the production and exhibition of cinema in the Middle East and in other communities whose heritage is from the region and whose films commonly reflect...

Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar

by Felicity Colman WallFlower Press (June 14, 2014)

Film Theory addresses the core concepts and arguments created or used by academics, critical film theorists, and filmmakers, including the work of Dudley Andrew, Raymond Bellour, Mary Ann Doane, Miriam Hansen,...

The Encyclopedia of Epic Films

by Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito & Djoymi Baker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2014)

This resource contains reviews of every major production considered to be an epic film. Entries consider the characteristics of what makes an epic, including length, structure, spectacular special effects, and...

Historical Dictionary of Ian Fleming's World of Intelligence: Fact and Fiction

by Nigel West Scarecrow Press (October 16, 2009)

The Historical Dictionary of Ian FlemingOs World of Intelligence: Fact and Fiction includes hundreds of dictionary entries on actual cases of espionage, real-life spies, MI5, SIS, CIA, and KGB, as well as on...

Movies and TV: The New York Public Library Book of Answers

by Melinda Corey, Diane Corey & George Ochoa Touchstone (July 01, 1992)

If you're a movie or television fan - how many of these questions can you answer?

  • What was the last picture show in The Last Picture Show?
  • Where was the stagecoach headed in Stagecoach?
  • What was the name...

  • The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography

    by Stuart Galbraith Iv Scarecrow Press (May 16, 2008)

    Since its inception in 1933, Toho Co., Ltd., Japan's most famous movie production company and distributor, has produced and/or distributed some of the most notable films ever to come out of Asia, including Seven...

    Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

    by Gino Moliterno Scarecrow Press (September 29, 2008)

    The Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Italian cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white...

    Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen

    by Leonard Maltin Dey Street Books (February 09, 2010)

    Popular film critic and esteemed cinema historian Leonard Maltin offers a fresh look at underappreciated screen gems in Leonard Maltin’s 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen. From the over 17,000 entries in...

    The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia

    by Thomas S. Hischak Scarecrow Press (May 10, 2013)

    Jerome Kern (1885-1945) is considered one of the most versatile and influential of all American theatre and film composers. The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia consists of entries on people, theatre and film musicals,...

    A Research Guide to Film and Television Music in the United States

    by H. Stephen Wright, Jeannie Gayle Pool & Leonard Maltin Scarecrow Press (December 28, 2010)

    This volume addresses the difficulties scholars encounter when conducting research on film and television music, providing a detailed taxonomy of film music primary sources and explaining how to find and interpret...

    Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema

    by Alberto Mira Scarecrow Press (March 16, 2010)

    The Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Spanish cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of...

    Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema

    by Peter Rollberg Scarecrow Press (November 07, 2008)

    The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema is the first reference work of its kind in the English language devoted entirely to the cinema of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet...

    The Film Encyclopedia 7e

    by Ephraim Katz & Ronald Dean Nolen Collins Reference (February 26, 2013)

    Ephraim Katz's The Film Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive single-volume encyclopedia on film and is considered the undisputed bible of the film industry. Completely revised and updated, this seventh edition...

    Surviving Hollywood

    by Jerry Rannow Allworth (October 02, 2006)

    Filled with dozens of personal anecdotes, musings, and warnings from writers, producers, actors, and directors who have been there, Surviving Hollywood: Your Ticket to Success provides all the real-life tools...

    Terrence Malick and the Thought of Film

    by Steven Rybin Lexington Books (November 17, 2011)

    Terrence Malick and the Thought of Film explores how the experience of viewing Terrence Malick's films enables imaginative acts of philosophical interpretation. Useful for both professional philosophers interested...

    Monty Python's Flying Circus: An Utterly Complete, Thoroughly Unillustrated, Absolutely Unauthorized Guide to Possibly All the References

    by Darl Larsen Scarecrow Press (June 13, 2008)

    Known for its outrageous humor, occasionally controversial content, and often silly spirit, Monty Python's Flying Circus poked fun at nearly everything. Indeed, many of the allusions and references in the program...

    Creative Careers in Hollywood

    by Laurie Scheer Allworth (October 02, 2006)

    Readers will discover real-life, yet upbeat portraits of the "shredder" jobs of the industry, such as assistant or d-girl, and how they can lead to the "keeper" jobs of actor, agent, or studio executive. Each...

    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,...

    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...

    A History of Horrors: The Rise and Fall of the House of Hammer

    by Denis Meikle Scarecrow Press (December 10, 2008)

    This revised and updated edition of A History of Horrors traces the life and "spirit" of Hammer, from its fledgling days in the late 1940s through its successes of the 1950s and '60s to its decline and eventual...

    The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia

    by James M. Welsh, Gene D. Phillips & Rodney F. Hill Scarecrow Press (August 27, 2010)

    Containing material on all of the films Coppola has played a role in, the entries in this encyclopedia focus on all aspects of Coppola's work and each entry is followed by a bibliography of published sources,...

    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...

    Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors

    by Jerry Roberts Scarecrow Press (June 05, 2009)

    Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors cites every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well...

    Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second

    by Julien R. Fielding Scarecrow Press (September 26, 2008)

    Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second takes students beyond the written page, offering an exploration of religious traditions through the study of feature films and focusing mainly on Eastern traditions....

    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 Documentary Filmmaking Master Class

    by Betsy Chasse Allworth (November 05, 2019)

    "A realist with a sense of humor, Chasse is both stringent and encouraging as she covers every aspect of creating a successful production." —Booklist starred review

    How to Make and Distribute a Documentary...

    Altman (Text-Only Edition)

    by Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan, Kathryn Reed Altman & Martin Scorsese Abrams (October 30, 2017)

    For decades, Robert Altman fascinated audiences with pioneering films--among them M*A*S*H, Nashville, The Player, and Gosford Park--that combined technical innovation with subversive, satirical humor and impassioned...

    Screen Jesus: Portrayals of Christ in Television and Film

    by Peter Malone Scarecrow Press (September 20, 2012)

    In Screen Jesus: Portrayals of Christ in Television and Film, Peter Malone takes a close look at films in which Jesus is depicted. From silent renditions of The Passion Play to 21st-century blockbusters like...

    Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema

    by John Sundholm, Isak Thorsen, Lars Gustaf Andersson & Olof Hedling et al. Scarecrow Press (August 31, 2012)

    The Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema covers the history of the Nordic countries through a chronology, introductory essays on each country, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has...

    Rotten Movies We Love

    by The Editors of Rotten Tomatoes Running Press (October 08, 2019)

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

    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,...

    An Actor's Guide--Making It in New York City, Second Edition

    by Glenn Alterman Allworth (April 05, 2011)

    For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. Aspiring and...

    The Health & Safety Guide for Film, TV & Theater, Second Edition

    by Monona Rossol Allworth (August 30, 2011)

    This second edition has been expanded and updated to address new hazards, unique health and safety problems, and particular regulations that threaten anyone working in the entertainment industries today. Artists'...

    Hollywood Dealmaking

    by Dina Appleton & Daniel Yankelevits Allworth (July 17, 2018)

    "I wish I could have had this book when I was starting out in the business. An invaluable reference work." —Alan Poul, producer, Westworld

    The legal resources of studios and networks are legendary, often intimidating...

    The Woody Allen Encyclopedia

    by Thomas S. Hischak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 09, 2018)

    For more than five decades, Woody Allen has been one of the most critically acclaimed talents in American cinema. Allen has been nominated for best director seven times by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

    Cult Midnight Movies

    by Danny Peary Workman Publishing Company (November 11, 2014)

    Eraserhead to Blue Velvet to The Rocky Horror Picture Show to Harold and Maude—midnight movies keep you up way past your bedtime, whether you’re curled up on the couch or in a theater full of like-minded...

    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...

    Popular Egyptian Cinema

    by Viola Shafik The American University in Cairo Press (May 01, 2007)

    In this groundbreaking work, film scholar Viola Shafik examines popular and commercial movies from Egypt's film industry, including a number of the biggest box-office hits widely distributed in Egypt and the...

    The Essential Films of Ingrid Bergman

    by Constantine Santas & James M. Wilson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2018)

    Ingrid Bergman was not only an incomparable beauty but one of the finest actresses of cinema’s Golden Age. She made her start in modest productions in Sweden before Hollywood beckoned and soon became one of...

    Cowboys, Creatures, and Classics

    by Chris Enss & Howard Kazanjian Lyons Press (September 01, 2018)

    Take one well-oiled effective killing machine, add a familiar hero on the ground, in the air, and on horseback; stir in a ghastly end that’s surely impossible to escape, add action, add passion, made on 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:...

    100 Greatest Film Scores

    by Matt Lawson & Laurence MacDonald Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

    The background music on a film can make or break the audience experience. Imagine the shower scene in Psycho without the shrieking violins or Jaws without the ominous notes that portend the shark’s attack!...

    The Military Science of Star Wars

    by George Beahm Tor Books (April 30, 2018)

    George Beahm, a former U.S. Army major, draws on his experience to discuss the military science of the sprawling Star Wars universe: its personnel, weapons, technology, tactics and strategy, including an analysis...

    The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films

    by Salvador Jimenez Murguia & Alex Pinar Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2018)

    Under the Franco regime (1939-1976), films produced in Spain were of poor quality, promoted the regime’s agenda, or were heavily censored. After the dictator’s death, the Spanish film industry transitioned...

    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...