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Critical Mass

(Available April 14, 2015)
Critical Mass
Written by James Wolcott
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767930635
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Critical Mass
Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades, and Hurrahs
Written by James Wolcott


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: April 14, 2015
Price: $18.95

James Wolcott’s career as a critic has been unmatched, from his early Seventies dispatches for The Village Voice to the literary coverage made him equally feared and famous to his must-read reports on the cultural weather for Vanity Fair. Bringing together his best work from across the decades, this collection...

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Wild Bill Wellman

(Available April 7, 2015)
Wild Bill Wellman
Written by William Wellman Jr.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307377708
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Wild Bill Wellman
Hollywood Rebel
Written by William Wellman Jr.


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
On Sale: April 7, 2015
Price: $40.00

The extraordinary life—the first—of the legendary, undercelebrated Hollywood director known in his day as “Wild Bill” (and he was!) Wellman, whose eighty-two movies (six of them uncredited), many of them iconic; many of them sharp, cold, brutal; others poetic, moving; all of them a lesson in close-up art, ranged from adventure... Read more >
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Wild Bill Wellman
Hollywood Rebel
Written by William Wellman Jr.


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: April 7, 2015
Price: $19.99

The extraordinary life—the first—of the legendary, undercelebrated Hollywood director known in his day as “Wild Bill” (and he was!) Wellman, whose eighty-two movies (six of them uncredited), many of them iconic; many of them sharp, cold, brutal; others poetic, moving; all of them a lesson in close-up art, ranged from adventure... Read more >
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Compound Cinematics

(Available March 31, 2015)
Compound Cinematics
Written by Shinobu Hashimoto
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781939130570
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Compound Cinematics
Akira Kurosawa and I
Written by Shinobu Hashimoto


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2015
Price: $21.95

Any list of Japan's greatest screenplay writers would feature Shinobu Hashimoto at or near the top. This memoir, focusing on his collaborations with Akira Kurosawa, a gifted scenarist in his own right, offers indispenable insider account for fans and students of the director's oeuvre and invaluable insights into the unique process... Read more >
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Compound Cinematics
Akira Kurosawa and I
Written by Shinobu Hashimoto


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2015
Price: $13.99

Any list of Japan's greatest screenplay writers would feature Shinobu Hashimoto at or near the top. This memoir, focusing on his collaborations with Akira Kurosawa, a gifted scenarist in his own right, offers indispenable insider account for fans and students of the director's oeuvre and invaluable insights into the unique process... Read more >
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De Niro
De Niro
Written by Shawn Levy
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307716781
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De Niro
A Life
Written by Shawn Levy


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $32.50

REMARKABLE BIOGRAPHY OF AN ICON

There’s little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time--if not, in fact, the greatest. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Mean Streets, the Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, the Deer... Read more >
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De Niro
De Niro
Written by Shawn Levy
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ISBN: 9780307716804
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De Niro
A Life
Written by Shawn Levy


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $15.99

REMARKABLE BIOGRAPHY OF AN ICON

There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Mean Streets, the Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver... Read more >
De Niro
De Niro
Written by Shawn Levy, Read by Mark Deakins
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780553398694
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De Niro
A Life
Written by Shawn Levy
Read by Mark Deakins


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On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $27.50

REMARKABLE BIOGRAPHY OF AN ICON

There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Mean Streets, the Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver... Read more >
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Nicholson
Nicholson
Written by Marc Eliot
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307888389
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Nicholson
A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $16.00

THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW BIOGRAPHY OF A MAN WITH ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AND FASCINATING CAREERS—AND LIVES—IN HOLLYWOOD.
 
For five decades, Jack Nicholson has been part of film history. With twelve Oscar nominations to his credit and legendary roles in films like Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Terms of Endearment, The Shining, and... Read more >
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The Encyclopedia Shatnerica
An A to Z Guide to the Man and His Universe
Written by Robert Schnakenberg


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $16.95

THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM SHATNER IS BACK—IN A SUPER-EXPANDED MILLENNIUM EDITION!
 
This updated edition of The Encyclopedia Shatnerica is your complete guide to the life and work of William Shatner—actor, singer, writer, director, horseman, game show host, and legendary Hollywood lothario. Hop aboard the Starship Irreverent as certified “Shatnerologist&rdquo... Read more >
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The View from the Train
The View from the Train
Written by Patrick Keiller
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781687765
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The View from the Train
Cities and Other Landscapes
Written by Patrick Keiller


Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.95

“Robinson believed that, if he looked at it hard enough, he could cause the surface of the city to reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future.”

In his sequence of films, Patrick Keiller retraces the hidden story of the places... Read more >
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Christopher Walken A to Z
The Man, the Movies, the Legend
Written by Robert Schnakenberg


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $16.95

The Complete Guide To All Things Walken

He’s been a dancer, a baker, a lion tamer, an award-winning actor, and a Hollywood legend. But Christopher Walken has never been the subject of a comprehensive biographical reference—until now.

Here at last is a complete A-to-Z guide to this one-of-a-kind performer, featuring entries... Read more >
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Event
Event
Written by Slavoj Zizek
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612194110
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Event
A Philosophical Journey Through A Concept
Written by Slavoj Zizek


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $16.95

Probably the most famous living philosopher, Slavoj Žižek explores the meaning of events in this short and digestible book

An event can be an occurrence that shatters ordinary life, a radical political rupture, a transformation of reality, a religious belief, the rise of a new art form, or an intense... Read more >
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Event
A Philosophical Journey Through A Concept
Written by Slavoj Zizek


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $16.95

Probably the most famous living philosopher, Slavoj Žižek explores the meaning of events in this short and digestible book

An event can be an occurrence that shatters ordinary life, a radical political rupture, a transformation of reality, a religious belief, the rise of a new art form, or an intense... Read more >
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Desire Unlimited
Desire Unlimited
Written by Paul Julian Smith
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781681770
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Desire Unlimited
The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar
Written by Paul Julian Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $26.95

In the last decade, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar has grown from critical darling of the
film circuit scene to mainstream success. Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always
visually glorious, his recent films range from the Academy Award–winning drama Talk to
Her
to the 2011 horror film The Skin I Live In... Read more >
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Desire Unlimited
The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar
Written by Paul Julian Smith


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $26.95

In the last decade, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar has grown from critical darling of the
film circuit scene to mainstream success. Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always
visually glorious, his recent films range from the Academy Award–winning drama Talk to
Her
to the 2011 horror film The Skin I Live In... Read more >
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In Black and White
In Black and White
Written by Wil Haygood
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804172523
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In Black and White
The Life of Sammy Davis Junior
Written by Wil Haygood


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: May 28, 2014
Price: $12.99

He was, for decades, one of the most recognizable figures in the cultural landscape, his image epitomizing a golden age of American show business. His career spanned a lifetime, but for years he has remained hidden behind the persona he so vigorously generated, and so fiercely protected. Now, in this surprising... Read more >
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
Written by David Thomson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101874707
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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
Sixth Edition
Written by David Thomson


Format: eBook, 1168 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $22.99

For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil... Read more >
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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
Written by David Thomson
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ISBN: 9780375711848
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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
Sixth Edition
Written by David Thomson


Format: Trade Paperback, 1168 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $29.95

With more than 100 new entries, from Amy Adams, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Cary Joji Fukunaga to Joaquin Phoenix, Mia Wasikowska, and Robin Wright, and completely updated,  here from David Thomson—“The greatest living writer on the movies” (John Banville, New Statesman); “Our most argumentative and trustworthy historian of the screen” (Michael Ondaatje)—is... Read more >
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A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema

Written by Emilie Bickerton


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $17.95

Cahiers du Cinéma was the single most influential project in the history of film. Founded in 1951, it was responsible for establishing film as the ‘seventh art,’ equal to literature, painting or music, and it revolutionized film-making and writing. Its contributors would put their words into action: the likes of Godard... Read more >
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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco, Afterword by David Mamet, Introduction by Patricia Heaton
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ISBN: 9780345805690
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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco
Afterword by David Mamet
Introduction by Patricia Heaton


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $11.99

William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character.

Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s... Read more >
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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco, Afterword by David Mamet, Introduction by Patricia Heaton
Format: Trade Paperback
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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco
Afterword by David Mamet
Introduction by Patricia Heaton


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00

William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character.

Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s... Read more >
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Creativity, Inc.
Creativity, Inc.
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780812993011
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Creativity, Inc.
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $28.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Huffington Post • 
Financial Times • Success • Inc. • Library Journal


“What does it mean to manage well?”

 
From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in... Read more >
Creativity, Inc.
Creativity, Inc.
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
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Creativity, Inc.
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $13.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Huffington Post • 
Financial Times • Success • Inc. • Library Journal


“What does it mean to manage well?”

 
From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in... Read more >
Creativity, Inc.
Creativity, Inc.
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace, Read by Peter Altschuler
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804127448
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Creativity, Inc.
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
Read by Peter Altschuler


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc0
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $35.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Huffington Post • 
Financial Times • Success • Inc. • Library Journal


“What does it mean to manage well?”

 
From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in... Read more >
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