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Breakfast with Sharks
Breakfast with Sharks
Written by Michael Lent
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ISBN: 9780307419965
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Breakfast with Sharks
A Screenwriter's Guide to Getting the Meeting, Nailing the Pitch, Signing the De al, and Navigating the Murky Waters of Hollywood
Written by Michael Lent


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

What They Didn’t Teach You in Your Screenwriting Course

Screenwriters, listen up! Breakfast with Sharks is not a book about the craft of screenwriting. This is a book about the business of managing your screenwriting career, from advice on choosing an agent to tips on juggling three deal-making breakfasts a day. Prescriptive... Read more >
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Cinema Nirvana
Cinema Nirvana
Written by Dean Sluyter
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ISBN: 9780307420435
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Cinema Nirvana
Enlightenment Lessons from the Movies
Written by Dean Sluyter


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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Movie fans and spiritual seekers, unite! In Cinema Nirvana, meditation teacher and award-winning film critic Dean Sluyter illuminates the hidden enlightenment teachings of Casablanca, Jaws, The Graduate, The Godfather, Memento, and ten other classic films, revealing spiritual wisdom in everything from 007’s secret weapons to the colors of the Seven Dwarfs’... Read more >
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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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Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde
Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde
Written by Dave Knox
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ISBN: 9780307421722
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Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde
An Insider's Guide to Film Slang
Written by Dave Knox


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

Everything You Need to Know to Become a Film-Industry Insider

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a gaffer and a grip? Or what makes the best boy so great? In Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde,* Dave Knox, a top camera operator and longtime veteran of the film... Read more >
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True Brit
True Brit
Written by Sheryl Berk and Beth Peters
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ISBN: 9780307417596
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True Brit
The Story of Singing Sensation Britney Spears
Written by Sheryl Berk and Beth Peters


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $6.99

POP PRINCESS

Britney Spears is putting girls back on the map in the pop music world. With the effervescent and intoxicating sounds of her first album, ...Baby One More Time, Britney shot straight to the top of the charts--in just the first week of the album's release. Her ripe style and smart... Read more >
Why We Make Movies
Why We Make Movies
Written by George Alexander
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ISBN: 9780307419590
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Why We Make Movies
Black Filmmakers Talk About the Magic of Cinema
Written by George Alexander


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

A sparkling collection of interviews with African American directors and producers.

Bringing together more than thirty candid conversations with filmmakers and producers such as Spike Lee, Gordon Parks, Julie Dash, Charles Burnett, and Robert Townsend, Why We Make Movies delivers a cultural celebration with the tips of a film-school master class.

With journalist... Read more >
Cinescopes
Cinescopes
Written by Risa Williams and Ezra Werb
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ISBN: 9781594741913
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Cinescopes

Written by Risa Williams and Ezra Werb


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2007
Price: $14.95

Lights! Camera! Psychoanalysis!
 
Discovering something new about your personality is as easy as making a list of your ten favorite movies.
 
In Cinescopes, you’ll learn about your strengths, weaknesses, and innermost secrets, all based on the movies you most enjoy. This unique form of personality assessment blends psychology and... Read more >
Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Written by Neal Gabler
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ISBN: 9780679757474
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Walt Disney
The Triumph of the American Imagination
Written by Neal Gabler


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $22.00

The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history.

Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films–most notably Snow White... Read more >
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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How to Survive a Horror Movie
How to Survive a Horror Movie
Written by Seth Grahame-Smith
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ISBN: 9781594741791
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How to Survive a Horror Movie

Written by Seth Grahame-Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $14.95

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
 
From ghosts, vampires, and zombies to serial killers, cannibalistic hillbillies, and haunted Japanese videocassettes, How to Survive a Horror Movie shows how to defeat every obstacle found in scary films. Readers will discover:
 
     •  How to Perform an Exorcism
     •  What to Do If... 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 >
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 Best Old Movies for Families
The Best Old Movies for Families
Written by Ty Burr
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ISBN: 9781400096862
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The Best Old Movies for Families
A Guide to Watching Together
Written by Ty Burr


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $20.00

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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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: 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 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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Bambi vs. Godzilla
Bambi vs. Godzilla
Written by David Mamet
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375422539
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Bambi vs. Godzilla
On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business
Written by David Mamet


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: February 6, 2007
Price: $22.00

In Bambi vs. Godzilla, David Mamet, the award-winning playwright and screenwriter, gives us an exhilaratingly subversive inside look at Hollywood from the perspective of a filmmaker who has always played the game his own way.

Who really reads the scripts at the film studios? How is a screenplay like a personals ad?... 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 >
The Film Director Prepares
The Film Director Prepares
Written by Myrl A. Schreibman
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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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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 Film Snob*s Dictionary
The Film Snob*s Dictionary
Written by David Kamp and Lawrence Levi
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767918763
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The Film Snob*s Dictionary
An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge
Written by David Kamp and Lawrence Levi


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2006
Price: $11.95

From the same brain trust that brought you The Rock Snob*s Dictionary, the hilarious, bestselling guide to insiderist rock arcana, comes The Film Snob*s Dictionary, an informative and subversively funny A-to-Z reference guide to all that is held sacred by Film Snobs, those perverse creatures of the repertory cinema. No longer...

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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, 544 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 >
Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
Written by Donald Bogle
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ISBN: 9780345454195
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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
The Story of Black Hollywood
Written by Donald Bogle


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2006
Price: $15.95

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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