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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


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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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The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy
The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy
Written by David Mamet
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ISBN: 9780307491183
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The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy
Two Screenplays
Written by David Mamet


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On Sale: August 19, 2009
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Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet ranks among the century's most influential writers for stage and screen. His dialogue--abrasive, rhythmic--illuminates a modern aesthetic evocative of Samuel Beckett. His plots--surprising, comic, topical--have evoked comparisons to masters from Alfred Hitchcock to Arthur Miller. Here are two screenplays demonstrating the astounding range of Mamet's talents... Read more >
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Conversations with Woody Allen
Conversations with Woody Allen
Written by Eric Lax
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Conversations with Woody Allen
His Films, the Movies, and Moviemaking
Written by Eric Lax


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: August 18, 2009
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In discussions that begin in 1971 and end in 2009, Allen talks about every facet of moviemaking through the prism of his own work as well as the larger world of film, and in so doing reveals an artist’s development over the course of his career. He speaks about his influences... Read more >
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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.
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ISBN: 9780307518125
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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: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2009
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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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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 >
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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Caught in the Web
Caught in the Web
Written by Mark Vaz
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ISBN: 9780307517043
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Caught in the Web
Dreaming Up the World of Spider-Man 2
Written by Mark Vaz


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2009
Price: $16.99

The Spider-Man 2 Dream Machine—from original idea to final cut— unmasking the creative genius at work in the blockbuster movie

The epic adventure of one of the greatest superheroes of all time explodes on the silver screen as never before. Now, in this captivating journey behind the scenes and into the imagination... Read more >
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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
Written by Donald Bogle
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ISBN: 9780307514936
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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
The Story of Black Hollywood
Written by Donald Bogle


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $13.99

In Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams, Donald Bogle tells–for the first time–the story of a place both mythic and real: Black Hollywood. Spanning sixty years, this deliciously entertaining history uncovers the audacious manner in which many blacks made a place for themselves in an industry that originally had no place for them... Read more >
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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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Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers
Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers
Written by Robert Schnakenberg, Illustrated by Mario Zucca
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ISBN: 9781594744341
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Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers
What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World's Greatest Directors
Written by Robert Schnakenberg
Illustrated by Mario Zucca


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2009
Price: $16.95

Strange-But-True Tales of Cross-Dressers, Drug Addicts, Foot Fetishists, and Other Legendary Filmmakers.
 
With outrageous and uncensored profiles of everyone from D. W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino, Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers reveals the little-known secrets of all your favorite directors. Why did Charlie Chaplin refuse to bathe for weeks at... 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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Bambi vs. Godzilla
Bambi vs. Godzilla
Written by David Mamet
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ISBN: 9780307481931
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Bambi vs. Godzilla
On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business
Written by David Mamet


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $13.99

From the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright: an exhilaratingly subversive inside look at Hollywood from a filmmaker who’s always played by his own rules. Who really reads the scripts at the film studios? How is a screenplay like a personals ad? Why are there so many producers listed in movie credits?... Read more >
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Happily Ever After
Happily Ever After
Written by Leah Furman and Elina Furman
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ISBN: 9780307485816
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Happily Ever After
The Drew Barrymore Story
Written by Leah Furman and Elina Furman


Format: eBook, 204 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $11.99

Drew Barrymore was a star by the time she was seven years old, a drug addict by twelve, and a has - been before her sixteenth birthday. But with the resounding success of such recent films as Ever After: A Cinderella Story, The Wedding Singer, Never Been Kissed (produced by Drew's... Read more >
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Advanced Cinematherapy
Advanced Cinematherapy
Written by Beverly West and Nancy Peske
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ISBN: 9780307481184
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Advanced Cinematherapy
The Girl's Guide to Finding Happiness One Movie at a Time
Written by Beverly West and Nancy Peske


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
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MOVIES ARE MORE THAN ENTERTAINMENT–THEY’RE A BUBBLE BATH FOR THE SOUL.

On the verge of yet another major life change? Recovering from a rough day at the office? Or trying to figure out what makes him tick? Take heart–no matter what your issue, the help you need is no farther away than... Read more >
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The Best Old Movies for Families
The Best Old Movies for Families
Written by Ty Burr
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ISBN: 9780307482167
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The Best Old Movies for Families
A Guide to Watching Together
Written by Ty Burr


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
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If a child can watch Barney, can’t that same child also enjoy watching Charlie Chaplin or the Marx Brothers? And as they get older, wouldn’t they grow to like screwball comedies (His Girl Friday), women’s weepies (Imitation of Life), and westerns (The Searchers)? The answer is that they’ll follow because they’ll... 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 Star Machine
The Star Machine
Written by Jeanine Basinger
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ISBN: 9780307491282
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The Star Machine

Written by Jeanine Basinger


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $14.99

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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Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming
Written by Michael Sragow
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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 >
Before Sunrise & Before Sunset
Before Sunrise & Before Sunset
Written by Richard Linklater
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ISBN: 9780307482099
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Before Sunrise & Before Sunset
Two Screenplays
Written by Richard Linklater


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2008
Price: $13.99

   In one volume, the screenplays to two contemporary classics, directed by Richard Linklater, and starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, about the immediate and life-altering attraction between two strangers.

   On a train from Budapest to Vienna, Jesse, a young American student, at the end of a romance and his European trip, meets... 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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In Spite of Myself
In Spite of Myself
Written by Christopher Plummer
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ISBN: 9780679421627
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In Spite of Myself
A Memoir
Written by Christopher Plummer


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $35.00

A rollicking, rich portrait of a life. And what a life! By one of today’s greatest living actors.

He was born a Canadian on a Friday the thirteenth in 1929—the year of the Crash. His boyhood was one of privilege: an ancestor was a Governor General; his great-grandfather Sir John Abbott was... Read more >
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"Have You Seen . . . ?"
"Have You Seen . . . ?"
Written by David Thomson
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ISBN: 9780307270528
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"Have You Seen . . . ?"

Written by David Thomson


Format: eBook, 1024 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $22.99

In 1975, David Thomson published his Biographical Dictionary of Film, and few film books have enjoyed better press or such steady sales.

Now, thirty-three years later, we have the companion volume, a second book of more than 1,000 pages in one voice—that of our most provocative contemporary film critic and historian.

Juxtaposing the... Read more >
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What Happens Next
What Happens Next
Written by Marc Norman
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ISBN: 9780307450203
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What Happens Next
A History of American Screenwriting
Written by Marc Norman


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $15.99

Screenwriters have always been viewed as Hollywood’s stepchildren. Silent-film comedy pioneer Mack Sennett forbade his screenwriters from writing anything down, for fear they’d get inflated ideas about themselves as creative artists. The great midcentury director John Ford was known to answer studio executives’ complaints that he was behind schedule by tearing... Read more >
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What Happens Next
What Happens Next
Written by Marc Norman
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What Happens Next
A History of American Screenwriting
Written by Marc Norman


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $19.99

“Fascinating.”
Los Angeles Times

A brilliant, wildly entertaining history of Hollywood from the screenwriters’ perspective

In this truly fresh take on the movies, veteran Oscar-winning screenwriter Marc Norman gives us the first comprehensive history of the men and women who penned some of the greatest movies of all time. Impeccably researched, erudite, and filled... 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
Price: $11.99

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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