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Kazan on Directing
Kazan on Directing
Written by Elia Kazan, Preface by Martin Scorsese, Foreword by John Lahr
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ISBN: 9780307271419
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Kazan on Directing

Written by Elia Kazan
Preface by Martin Scorsese
Foreword by John Lahr


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $15.99

Elia Kazan was the twentieth century’s most celebrated director of both stage and screen, and this monumental, revelatory book shows us the master at work.  Kazan’s list of Broadway and Hollywood successes—A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, On the Waterfront, to name a few—is a testament to his profound... Read more >
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Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming
Written by Michael Sragow
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375407482
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Victor Fleming
An American Movie Master
Written by Michael Sragow


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
On Sale: December 9, 2008
Price: $40.00

The full-length, definitive biography of the legendary director of Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.

Victor Fleming was the most sought-after director in Hollywood’s golden age, renowned for his ability to make films across an astounding range of genres–westerns, earthy sexual dramas, family entertainment, screwball comedies, buddy pictures, romances... Read more >
My First Movie: Take Two
My First Movie: Take Two
Written by Stephen Lowenstein
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ISBN: 9780307377135
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My First Movie: Take Two
Ten Celebrated Directors Talk About Their First Film
Written by Stephen Lowenstein


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 15, 2008
Price: $12.99

A sequel to the critically acclaimed My First Movie, Stephen Lowenstein once again talks to some of our most celebrated filmmakers about their debut films. Lowenstein interviews ten directors about their career-launching film and how they got the movie off the ground: how they raised the finance, found actors, searched for... Read more >
Conversations with John Schlesinger
Conversations with John Schlesinger
Written by Ian Buruma
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ISBN: 9780307430847
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Conversations with John Schlesinger

Written by Ian Buruma


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

“I like the surprise of the curtain going up, revealing what’s behind it.”
–John Schlesinger

The British director John Schlesinger was one of the cinema’s most dynamic and influential artists. Now, in Conversations with John Schlesinger, acclaimed writer Ian Buruma, Schlesinger’s nephew, reveals the director’s private world in a series of in-depth interviews... Read more >
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The Mailroom
The Mailroom
Written by David Rensin
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ISBN: 9780307417220
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The Mailroom
Hollywood History from the Bottom Up
Written by David Rensin


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $14.99

It’s like a plot from a Hollywood potboiler: start out in the mailroom, end up a mogul. But for many, it happens to be true. Some of the biggest names in entertainment—including David Geffen, Barry Diller, and Michael Ovitz— started their dazzling careers in the lowly mailroom. Based on more than... Read more >
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The Making of Star Wars
The Making of Star Wars
Written by J. W. Rinzler, Foreword by Peter Jackson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345494764
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The Making of Star Wars
The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film
Written by J. W. Rinzler
Foreword by Peter Jackson


Format: Hardcover, 372 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2007
Price: $85.00

After the 1973 success of American Graffiti, filmmaker George Lucas made the fateful decision to pursue a longtime dream project: a space fantasy movie unlike any ever produced. Lucas envisioned a swashbuckling SF saga inspired by the Flash Gordon serials classic American westerns, the epic cinema of Japanese auteur Akira Kurosawa... Read more >
Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age at the American Film Institute
Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age at the American Film Institute
Written by George Stevens, Jr.
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400033140
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Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age at the American Film Institute

Written by George Stevens, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $20.00

The first book to bring together these interviews of master moviemakers from the American Film Institute’s renowned seminars, Conversations with the Great Moviemakers offers an unmatched history of American cinema in the words of its greatest practitioners.

Here are the incomparable directors Frank Capra, Elia Kazan, King Vidor, David Lean, Fritz Lang... Read more >
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The Film Director Prepares
The Film Director Prepares
Written by Myrl A. Schreibman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580650670
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The Film Director Prepares
A Complete Guide to Directing for Film and Tv
Written by Myrl A. Schreibman


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: December 1, 2006
Price: $21.95

• Insider author gives no-nonsense advice

• Required reading for film students, educators, anyone interested in film



From script analysis to post production, here is the all-inclusive guide to directing for film and television. Written by noted director-producer Myrl Schreibman, The Film Director Prepares offers practical insights on filmmaking, using real-life examples directors... Read more >
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Conversations with John Schlesinger
Conversations with John Schlesinger
Written by Ian Buruma
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ISBN: 9780375757631
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Conversations with John Schlesinger

Written by Ian Buruma


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $14.95

“I like the surprise of the curtain going up, revealing what’s behind it.”
–John Schlesinger

The British director John Schlesinger was one of the cinema’s most dynamic and influential artists. Now, in Conversations with John Schlesinger, acclaimed writer Ian Buruma, Schlesinger’s nephew, reveals the director’s private world in a series of in-depth interviews... Read more >
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So You Want to Be a Producer
So You Want to Be a Producer
Written by Lawrence Turman
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ISBN: 9781400051663
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So You Want to Be a Producer

Written by Lawrence Turman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2005
Price: $14.95

Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer Lawrence Turman, the producer of more than... Read more >
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The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Written by J. W. Rinzler
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ISBN: 9780345431394
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The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Written by J. W. Rinzler


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2005
Price: $24.95

This is it–the climax of the greatest science fiction movie epic of all time, and Star Wars fans can venture behind the scenes for all the fascinating details. From the first story discussions to the final stages of post production, The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is an... Read more >
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