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The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey
The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Edited by Stephanie Schwam, Introduction by Jay Cocks
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The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Edited by Stephanie Schwam
Introduction by Jay Cocks


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 21, 2010
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"If 2001 has stirred your emotions, your subconscious, your mythological yearnings, then it has succeeded."--Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick's extraordinary movie 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1969. The critics initially disliked it, but the public loved it. And eventually, the film took its rightful place as one of the most innovative... Read more >
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Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Written by Shawn Levy
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Paul Newman
A Life
Written by Shawn Levy


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
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Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody’s Fool. But Newman was also... Read more >
The Hollywood Economist
The Hollywood Economist
Written by Edward Jay Epstein
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ISBN: 9781933633848
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The Hollywood Economist
The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies
Written by Edward Jay Epstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: February 23, 2010
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In a Freakonomics meets Hollywood saga, veteran investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein goes undercover to explore Hollywood’s “invisible money machine,” probing the dazzlingly complicated finances behind the hits and the flops, while he answers the surprisingly puzzling question: How do the studios make their money?

Along the way we also learn much... Read more >
A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema
A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema
Written by Emilie Bickerton
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ISBN: 9781844672325
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A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema

Written by Emilie Bickerton


Format: Hardcover, 156 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2009
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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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American Lightning
American Lightning
Written by Howard Blum
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American Lightning
Terror, Mystery, and the Birth of Hollywood
Written by Howard Blum


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2009
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In this masterpiece of narrative history, acclaimed author Howard Blum evokes the original "crime of the century" and an aftermath even more dramatic than the crime itself–a seminal episode in America’s history that would spark national debate and draw into its orbit master sleuth William J. Burns, crusading lawyer Clarence Darrow... Read more >
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American Rebel
American Rebel
Written by Marc Eliot
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ISBN: 9780307462497
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American Rebel
The Life of Clint Eastwood
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $12.99

As an actor, he seduces us with his tough-guy charm. As a director and producer, he amazes us with his artistry and technical savvy. As a Hollywood icon, Clint Eastwood, one of film's greatest living legends, represents some of the finest cinematic achievements in the history of American cinema.

In American... Read more >
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Going to the Movies
Going to the Movies
Written by Syd Field
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ISBN: 9780307569578
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Going to the Movies
A Personal Journey Through Four Decades of Modern Film
Written by Syd Field


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2009
Price: $13.99

Featuring insights ... analysis ... great films and filmmakers from “the most-sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” (The Hollywood Reporter).

A life in film. An extraordinary career. An unforgettable story — from noted lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author Syd Field.

What makes a great movie great? ... An actor legendary? ... A screenplay extraordinary or just ordinary?... Read more >
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Nobody's Perfect
Nobody's Perfect
Written by Anthony Lane
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ISBN: 9780307488879
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Nobody's Perfect
Writings from The New Yorker
Written by Anthony Lane


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 19, 2009
Price: $16.99

Anthony Lane on Con Air

“Advance word on Con Air said that it was all about an airplane with an unusually dangerous and potentially lethal load. Big deal. You should try the lunches they serve out of Newark. Compared with the chicken napalm I ate on my last flight, the men in... Read more >
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The Reel Civil War
The Reel Civil War
Written by Bruce Chadwick
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ISBN: 9780307490087
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The Reel Civil War
Mythmaking in American Film
Written by Bruce Chadwick


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 19, 2009
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During the late nineteenth century, magazines, newspapers, novelists, and even historians presented a revised version of the Civil War that, intending to reconcile the former foes, downplayed the issues of slavery and racial injustice, and often promoted and reinforced the worst racial stereotypes. The Reel Civil War tells the history of... Read more >
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Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Written by Shawn Levy
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ISBN: 9780307462534
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Paul Newman
A Life
Written by Shawn Levy


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $11.99

Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody’s Fool. But Newman was also... Read more >
Cary Grant
Cary Grant
Written by Marc Eliot
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ISBN: 9780307554970
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Cary Grant
A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $12.99

“Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.”
—Cary Grant

He is Hollywood’s most fascinating and timeless star. Although he came to personify the debonair American, Cary Grant was born Archibald Leach on January 18, 1904, in the seaport village of Bristol, England. Combining the captivating beauty... Read more >
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The Star Machine
The Star Machine
Written by Jeanine Basinger
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ISBN: 9780307388759
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The Star Machine

Written by Jeanine Basinger


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $18.95

From one of our most distinguished film scholars, comes a rich, penetrating, amusing book about the golden age of movies and how the studios worked to manufacture stars.

With revelatory insights and delightful asides, Jeanine Basinger shows us how the studio “star machine” worked when it worked, how it failed when it... Read more >
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The Power of Movies
The Power of Movies
Written by Colin McGinn
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ISBN: 9780307489739
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The Power of Movies
How Screen and Mind Interact
Written by Colin McGinn


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

How is watching a movie similar to dreaming? What goes on in our minds when we become absorbed in a movie? How does looking “into” a movie screen allow us to experience the thoughts and feelings of a movie’s characters? These and related questions are at the heart of The Power... Read more >
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The Great Movies II
The Great Movies II
Written by Roger Ebert
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ISBN: 9780307485663
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The Great Movies II

Written by Roger Ebert


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2008
Price: $14.99

From America's most trusted and highly visible film critic, 100 more brilliant essays on the films that define cinematic greatness.

Continuing the pitch-perfect critiques begun in The Great Movies, Roger Ebert's The Great Movies II collects 100 additional essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of... Read more >
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American Lightning
American Lightning
Written by Howard Blum
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ISBN: 9780307410269
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American Lightning
Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century
Written by Howard Blum


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 16, 2008
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It was an explosion that reverberated across the country—and into the very heart of early-twentieth-century America. On the morning of October 1, 1910, the walls of the Los Angeles Times Building buckled as a thunderous detonation sent men, machinery, and mortar rocketing into the night air. When at last the wreckage... Read more >
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American Lightning
American Lightning
Written by Howard Blum, Read by John H. Mayer
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ISBN: 9780739374566
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American Lightning
Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century
Written by Howard Blum
Read by John H. Mayer


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 16, 2008
Price: $20.00

It was an explosion that reverberated across the country—and into the very heart of early-twentieth-century America. On the morning of October 1, 1910, the walls of the Los Angeles Times Building buckled as a thunderous detonation sent men, machinery, and mortar rocketing into the night air. When at last the wreckage... Read more >
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Jimmy Stewart
Jimmy Stewart
Written by Marc Eliot
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ISBN: 9781400052226
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Jimmy Stewart
A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: September 25, 2007
Price: $16.00

Jimmy Stewart’s all-American good looks, boyish charm, and deceptively easygoing style of acting made him one of Hollywood’s greatest and most enduring stars. Despite the indelible image he projected of innocence and quiet self-assurance, Stewart’s life was more complex and sophisticated than most of the characters he played. With fresh insight... Read more >
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J-Horror
J-Horror
Written by David Kalat
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ISBN: 9781932234084
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J-Horror
The Definitive Guide to The Ring, The Grudge and Beyond
Written by David Kalat


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: February 27, 2007
Price: $14.95

Navigating the numerous versions released in the U.S. and Japan of The Ring, The Grudge, Tomie and other films and sorting out the finest output of legends like Takashi Miike is an intimidating task. J-Horror breaks down each and every franchise, from the narrative to the talent behind the screen and... Read more >
The Power of Movies
The Power of Movies
Written by Colin McGinn
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ISBN: 9781400077205
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The Power of Movies
How Screen and Mind Interact
Written by Colin McGinn


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $15.00

How is watching a movie similar to dreaming? What goes on in our minds when we become absorbed in a movie? How does looking “into” a movie screen allow us to experience the thoughts and feelings of a movie’s characters? These and related questions are at the heart of The Power... Read more >
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Red Velvet Seat
Red Velvet Seat
Edited by Antonia Lant, Contribution by Betty Balfour, Djuna Barnes, Iris Barry and Sarah Bernhardt
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ISBN: 9781859847220
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Red Velvet Seat
Women's Writings on the First Fifty Years of Cinema
Edited by Antonia Lant
Contribution by Betty Balfour, Djuna Barnes, Iris Barry and Sarah Bernhardt


Format: Trade Paperback, 872 pages
On Sale: December 17, 2006
Price: $39.95

As viewers, actresses, directors and writers, women have always been central to cinema. However, full evidence of their roles has until nowremained scant and dispersed, eclipsed in historical opinion formed through thetexts of men.

In magisterial scale Red Velvet Seat restores this film culture tovisibility, using women’s written accounts from the beginnings... Read more >
Jimmy Stewart
Jimmy Stewart
Written by Marc Eliot
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ISBN: 9780307352682
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Jimmy Stewart
A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $11.99

Jimmy Stewart’s all-American good looks, boyish charm, and deceptively easygoing style of acting made him one of Hollywood’s greatest and most enduring stars. Despite the indelible image he projected of innocence and quiet self-assurance, Stewart’s life was more complex and sophisticated than most of the characters he played. With fresh insight... Read more >
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Dreams of a Nation
Dreams of a Nation
Edited by Hamid Dabashi, Contribution by Bashir Abu-Manneh, Nizar Hassan, Annemarie Jacir and Michel Khleifi
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ISBN: 9781844670888
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Dreams of a Nation
On Palestinian Cinema
Edited by Hamid Dabashi
Contribution by Bashir Abu-Manneh, Nizar Hassan, Annemarie Jacir and Michel Khleifi


Format: Trade Paperback, 213 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2006
Price: $24.95

Over the last quarter-century, Palestinian cinema has emerged as a major artistic force on the global scene. Deeply rooted in the historic struggles for national self-determination, this cinema is the single most important artistic expression of a much-maligned people. In Dreams of a Nation, filmmakers, critics and scholars discuss the extraordinary... Read more >
The Great Movies II
The Great Movies II
Written by Roger Ebert
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ISBN: 9780767919869
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The Great Movies II

Written by Roger Ebert


Format: Trade Paperback, 546 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $19.00

Continuing the pitch-perfect critiques begun in The Great Movies, Roger Ebert's The Great Movies II collects 100 additional essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of love, analysis, and history that will send readers back to films with a fresh set of eyes and renewed... Read more >
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The Whole Equation
The Whole Equation
Written by David Thomson
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ISBN: 9780375701542
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The Whole Equation
A History of Hollywood
Written by David Thomson


Format: Trade Paperback, 420 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $16.00

With the same style and insight he brought to his previous studies of American cinema, acclaimed critic David Thomson masterfully evokes the history of America’s love affair with the movies and the tangled history of Hollywood in The Whole Equation.

Thomson takes us from D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, and the first... Read more >
Clark Gable
Clark Gable
Written by Warren G. Harris
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ISBN: 9780307237149
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Clark Gable
A Biography
Written by Warren G. Harris


Format: Trade Paperback, 424 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $17.99

Clark Gable arrived in Hollywood after a rough-and-tumble youth, and his breezy, big-boned, everyman persona quickly made him the town’s king. He was a gambler among gamblers, a heavy drinker in the days when everyone drank seemingly all the time, and a lover to legions of the most attractive women in... Read more >
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