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The West, The War, and The Wilderness
The West, The War, and The Wilderness
Written by Kevin Brownlow
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ISBN: 9780307830647
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The West, The War, and The Wilderness

Written by Kevin Brownlow


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2013
Price: $16.99

Here, from one of today’s leading authorities on film history, is the  story, told brilliantly and for the first time, of the pioneering movie makers who as early as 1905 traveled beyond the studio stages to make feature films on location—and in so doing recorded the real history and real life... Read more >
I Do and I Don't
I Do and I Don't
Written by Jeanine Basinger
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ISBN: 9780307962225
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I Do and I Don't
A History of Marriage in the Movies
Written by Jeanine Basinger


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $13.99

From one of our leading film historians and interpreters: a brilliantly researched, irresistibly witty, delightfully illustrated examination of “the marriage movie”; what it is (or isn’t) and what it has to tell us about the movies—and ourselves.

As long as there have been feature movies there have been marriage movies, and yet...

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Conversations with Scorsese
Conversations with Scorsese
Written by Richard Schickel
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ISBN: 9780307388797
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Conversations with Scorsese

Written by Richard Schickel


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
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Now in paperback, and with a new afterword: the history and process of moviemaking in general, and of Martin Scorsese's brilliant and varied films in particular, through the words and wit of the master director.

With Richard Schickel as the canny and intelligent guide, these conversations take us deep into Scorsese's life... Read more >
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The Hollywood Studios
The Hollywood Studios
Written by Ethan Mordden
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ISBN: 9780307828170
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The Hollywood Studios

Written by Ethan Mordden


Format: eBook, 317 pages
On Sale: January 2, 2013
Price: $27.99

Hollywood in the years between 1929 and 1948 was a town of moviemaking empires. The great studios were estates of talent: sprawling, dense, diverse. It was the Golden Age of the Movies, and each studio made its distinctive contribution. But how did the studios, "growing up" in the same time and... Read more >
John Wayne: The Legend and the Man
John Wayne: The Legend and the Man
Written by John Wayne Enterprises, Contribution by Patricia Bosworth, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese and Ronald Reagan
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ISBN: 9781576875902
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John Wayne: The Legend and the Man
An Exclusive Look Inside Duke's Archive
Written by John Wayne Enterprises
Contribution by Patricia Bosworth, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese and Ronald Reagan


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $45.00

An undisputed American icon, John Wayne is recognized the world over for his signature drawl and confident swagger; the ultimate personification of American courage and honor. This fall, John Wayne Enterprises has chosen powerHouse Books to produce the first-ever exclusively authorized photographic record of his life, both on-screen and off.

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Zona
Zona
Written by Geoff Dyer
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ISBN: 9780307390318
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Zona
A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room
Written by Geoff Dyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $15.00

A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year

There is no other writer at work today like the award-winning Geoff Dyer. Here he embarks on an investigation into Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, the masterpiece of cinema that has haunted him since he first saw it thirty years ago.

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The 50 Movie Starter Kit
The 50 Movie Starter Kit
Written by Ty Burr
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ISBN: 9780345804945
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The 50 Movie Starter Kit
What You Need to Know if You Want to Know What You're Talking About
Written by Ty Burr


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $2.99

In this ebook exclusive, Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr introduces the fifty films every movie lover must know.

This carefully curated list of great movies spans over a century of filmmaking, from the silent era to the last decade, from American favorites to international classics. Including recognized masterpieces such as "City... Read more >
Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
Written by Marc Eliot
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ISBN: 9780307453228
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Steve McQueen
A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.00

Steve McQueen is one of America’s legendary movie stars best known for his hugely successful film career in classics such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, and The Towering Inferno as well as for his turbulent life off-screen and impeccable style. His unforgettable physical beauty... Read more >
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Gods Like Us
Gods Like Us
Written by Ty Burr
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ISBN: 9780307907424
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Gods Like Us
On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame
Written by Ty Burr


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $13.99

WITH 8 PAGES OF BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS

How—and why—do we obsess over movie stars? How does fame both reflect and mask the person behind it? How have the image of stardom and our stars’ images altered over a century of cultural and technological change? Do we create celebrities, or do they create us?
 
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Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
Written by Marc Eliot
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ISBN: 9780307952387
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Michael Douglas
A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $11.99

A groundbreaking portrait of one of Hollywood’s most successful stars, from critically acclaimed  and bestselling biographer Marc Eliot
 
Through determination, inventiveness, and charisma, Michael Douglas emerged from the long shadow cast by his movie-legend father, Kirk Douglas, to become his own man and one of the film industry’s most... Read more >
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Film After Film
Film After Film
Written by J. Hoberman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844677511
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Film After Film
(Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema?)
Written by J. Hoberman


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $24.95

One of the world’s most erudite and entertaining film critics on the state of cinema in the post-digital—and post-9/11—age. This witty and allusive book, in the style of classic film theorists/critics like André Bazin and Siegfried Kracauer, includes considerations of global cinema’s most important figures and films, from Lars von Trier... Read more >
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Film After Film
(Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema?)
Written by J. Hoberman


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $19.95

One of the world’s most erudite and entertaining film critics on the state of cinema in the post-digital—and post-9/11—age. This witty and allusive book, in the style of classic film theorists/critics like André Bazin and Siegfried Kracauer, includes considerations of global cinema’s most important figures and films, from Lars von Trier... Read more >
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In Broad Daylight
In Broad Daylight
Written by Gabriele Pedulla
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ISBN: 9781844678532
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In Broad Daylight
Movies and Spectators After the Cinema
Written by Gabriele Pedulla


Format: Hardcover, 182 pages
On Sale: June 6, 2012
Price: $24.95

From plasma screens to smartphones, today moving images are everywhere. How have films adapted to this new environment? And how has the experience of the spectator changed because of this proliferation? In Broad Daylight investigates one of the decisive shifts in the history of Western aesthetics, exploring the metamorphosis of films... Read more >
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In Broad Daylight
Movies and Spectators After the Cinema
Written by Gabriele Pedulla


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 6, 2012
Price: $23.95

From plasma screens to smartphones, today moving images are everywhere. How have films adapted to this new environment? And how has the experience of the spectator changed because of this proliferation? In Broad Daylight investigates one of the decisive shifts in the history of Western aesthetics, exploring the metamorphosis of films... Read more >
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Who the Devil Made It
Who the Devil Made It
Written by Peter Bogdanovich
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ISBN: 9780307817457
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Who the Devil Made It
Conversations with ...
Written by Peter Bogdanovich


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 30, 2012
Price: $12.99

Peter Bogdanovich, award-winning director, screenwriter, actor and critic, interviews 16 legendary directors over a 15-year period. Their richly illuminating conversations combine to make this a riveting chronicle of Hollywood and picture making.

NOTE: This edition does not include photographs. Read more >
Zona
Zona
Written by Geoff Dyer
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ISBN: 9780307907011
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Zona
A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room
Written by Geoff Dyer


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $11.99

From a writer whose mastery encompasses fiction, criticism, and the fertile realm between the two, comes a new book that confirms his reputation for the unexpected.

In Zona, Geoff Dyer attempts to unlock the mysteries of a film that has haunted him ever since he first saw it thirty years ago: Andrei...

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Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
Written by Marc Eliot
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ISBN: 9780307453235
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Steve McQueen
A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $11.99

Steve McQueen is one of America’s legendary movie stars best known for his hugely successful film career in classics such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, and The Towering Inferno as well as for his turbulent life off-screen and impeccable style. His unforgettable physical beauty... Read more >
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A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema
A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema
Written by Emilie Bickerton
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ISBN: 9781844677603
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A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema

Written by Emilie Bickerton


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2011
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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 Devil Finds Work
The Devil Finds Work
Written by James Baldwin
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ISBN: 9780307275950
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The Devil Finds Work

Written by James Baldwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $14.00

Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the... Read more >
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Movies and Money
Movies and Money
Written by David Puttnam
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ISBN: 9780307488442
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Movies and Money

Written by David Puttnam


Format: eBook, 364 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $12.99

From David Puttnam—producer of such modern film classics as Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields, Midnight Express, and The Mission, and the only European to have run a major Hollywood studio—an insightful and provocative history that explains the personalities and events which shaped film's transformation from a technological curiosity into one... Read more >
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Life: The Movie
Life: The Movie
Written by Neal Gabler
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ISBN: 9780307773258
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Life: The Movie
How Entertainment Conquered Reality
Written by Neal Gabler


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $13.99

"A thoughtful, in places chilling, account of the way entertainment values have hollowed out American life." --The New York Times Book Review

From one of America's most original cultural critics and the author of Winchell, the story of how our bottomless appetite for novelty, gossip, glamour, and melodrama has turned everything of... Read more >
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Conversations with Scorsese
Conversations with Scorsese
Written by Richard Schickel
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ISBN: 9780307595461
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Conversations with Scorsese

Written by Richard Schickel


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $19.99


Now with a new afterword: the history and process of moviemaking in general, and of Martin Scorsese's brilliant and varied films in particular, through the words and wit of the master director.

With Richard Schickel as the canny and intelligent guide, these conversations take us deep into Scorsese's life and work. He...

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Great Movie Lines
Great Movie Lines
Written by Dale Thomajan
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ISBN: 9780307783998
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Great Movie Lines

Written by Dale Thomajan


Format: eBook, 229 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2011
Price: $2.99

"You must remember this . . ."
A kiss is just a kiss, but famous movie lines last forever, and many have become permanently part of American culture. For silver-screen fanatics and current blockbuster buffs, GREAT MOVIE LINES collects and strings together the best of them into the longest and most famous... Read more >
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Peter Bogdanovich's Movie of the Week
Peter Bogdanovich's Movie of the Week
Written by Peter Bogdanovich
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ISBN: 9780307757678
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Peter Bogdanovich's Movie of the Week

Written by Peter Bogdanovich


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $2.99

A FRONT-ROW SEAT TO A YEAR'S WORTH OF MUST-SEE FILMS

Director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor, and film critic, Peter Bogdanovich knows movies. Now, in this unique new book, he shares his passion with a connoisseur's insight and delight by inviting the reader to join him for a year at the movies--fifty-two weeks... Read more >
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An Empire of Their Own
An Empire of Their Own
Written by Neal Gabler
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ISBN: 9780307773715
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An Empire of Their Own
How the Jews Invented Hollywood
Written by Neal Gabler


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $13.99

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for history, this "wonderful history of the golden age of the movie moguls" (Chicago Tribune ) is a provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind the creation of America's motion picture industry.


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