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The Difficulty of Being

Written by Jean Cocteau
Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge
Introduction by Geoffrey O'Brien


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-290-1 (1-61219-290-4)

By the time he published The Difficulty of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the foremost artists of his time, including Proust, Gide, Picasso and Stravinsky.

This memoir tells the inside account of those... Read more >
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Writing Short Films
Structure and Content for Screenwriters
Written by Linda J. Cowgill


Format: Trade Paperback, 275 pages
Publisher: Lone Eagle
On Sale: September 1, 2005
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58065-063-2 (1-58065-063-5)

Contrasting and comparing the differences and similarities between feature films and short films, Writing Short Films offers readers the essential requirements necessary to make their writing crisp, sharp and compelling. Emphasizing characters, structure, dialogue and story, Writing Short Films dispels the "magic formula" concept that screenplays can be constructed by anyone... Read more >
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Spencer Tracy
A Biography
Written by James Curtis


Format: Hardcover, 1024 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26289-9 (0-307-26289-8)

“The best goddamned actor I’ve ever seen!”—George M. Cohan

His full name was Spencer Bonaventure Tracy. He was called “The Gray Fox” by Frank Sinatra; other actors called him the “The Pope.”

Spencer Tracy’s image on-screen was that of a self-reliant man whose sense of rectitude toward others was matched by his sense... Read more >
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Film Review 2011-2012 (67th Edition)

Edited by Michael Darvell and Mansel Stimpson


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Signum
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-9566534-5-1 (0-9566534-5-6)

Founded by F. Maurice Speed in 1944, Film Review is the world’s longest-established movie guide. Acclaimed by film critics, collectors and industry professionals, this is the only guide to provide essential credits and reviews for all theatrically released films in the UK.

The 67th edition is the biggest yet, including reviews of... Read more >

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Opening the Doors to Hollywood
How to Sell Your Idea, Story, Screenplay, Manuscript
Written by Carlos De Abreu and Howard J. Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: October 15, 1997
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80110-9 (0-609-80110-4)

Finally! A step-by-step guide to the keys that unlock the doors to Hollywood.

Opening the Doors to Hollywood has all the information you'll ever need in order to tap into the $500 million spent yearly in Hollywood on acquiring and developing projects.

Discover how to:
Find a story
Rewrite it
Option it
Package it
Pitch it
Write it
Sell it... Read more >
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Auntie Mame
An Irreverent Escapade
Written by Patrick Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0819-1 (0-7679-0819-8)

After inspiring two movies, a Broadway musical, and a successful sequel, author Patrick Dennis' singular character has become one of the world's most outrageous icons. In the wake of an acclaimed biography of the eccentric Dennis (Uncle Mame, October 2000) and as retro-chic rages on, this edition, complete with a new... Read more >
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Auntie Mame
An Irreverent Escapade
Written by Patrick Dennis


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1095-8 (0-7679-1095-8)

After inspiring two movies, a Broadway musical, and a successful sequel, author Patrick Dennis' singular character has become one of the world's most outrageous icons. In the wake of an acclaimed biography of the eccentric Dennis (Uncle Mame, October 2000) and as retro-chic rages on, this edition, complete with a new... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Pornland
How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
Written by Gail Dines


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0154-7 (0-8070-0154-6)

Astonishingly, the average age of first viewing porn is now 11.5 years for boys, and with the advent of the Internet, it’s no surprise that young people are consuming more porn than ever. And, as Gail Dines shows, today’s porn is strikingly different from yesterday’s Playboy. As porn culture has become... Read more >
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Pornland
How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
Written by Gail Dines


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4452-0 (0-8070-4452-0)

Professor Gail Dines has written about and researched the porn industry for over two decades. She attends industry conferences, interviews producers and performers, and speaks to hundreds of men and women each year about their experience with porn. Students and educators describe her work as “life changing.”

In Pornland–the culmination of... Read more >
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Monster
Living Off the Big Screen
Written by John Gregory Dunne


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 17, 1998
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75024-3 (0-375-75024-X)

John Gregory Dunne--journalist, novelist, and screenwriter--gives students an intimate, accurate account of Hollywood, offering a riveting expose of life and work in the movie industry.  In 1988 Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion, were asked to write a screenplay about the dark and complicated life of the late TV anchorwoman, Jessica Savitch.  Eight... Read more >
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The Studio

Written by John Gregory Dunne


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 14, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70008-8 (0-375-70008-0)

Thirty years ago, John Gregory Dunne was granted unlimited access to the inner workings of Twentieth Century Fox.  For one year he tracked every step of the creation of pictures like Dr. Dolittle, Planet of the Apes, and The Boston Strangler.  The result is a book that, three decades later, is still the... Read more >
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On Method Acting

Written by Edward Dwight


Format: Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books
On Sale: July 30, 1989
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-0522-4 (0-8041-0522-7)

Practiced by such actors of stature as Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Julie Harris, Dustin Hoffman, and Ellen Burstyn (not to mention the late James Dean) the Method offers a practical application of the renowned Stanislavsky technique. On Method Acting demystifies the "mysteries" of Method acting–breaking down the various steps into clear... Read more >
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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
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39031-8 (0-307-39031-4)

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.

“Geoff Dyer's book is ostensibly a commentary on the Russian movie Stalker, but... Read more >
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The Great Movies

Written by Roger Ebert


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1038-5 (0-7679-1038-9)

Roger Ebert, America's most visible film writer and critic, presents 100 essays collected from his biweekly newspaper feature called "The Great Movies". Each essay is a brilliant example of offering critical appreciation, analysis, and history that will send readers back to that film with a fresh set of eyes and renewed... Read more >
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Watchmen: Portraits

Written by Clay Enos


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 978-1-84856-069-7 (1-84856-069-9)

As the official photographer on the set of Watchmen, Clay Enos was there at every stage of production as director Zack Snyder filmed the adaptation of the legendary graphic novel.

As well as his day-to-day duties making sure there was a visual record of the production, Enos also made time to... Read more >

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When Harry Met Sally. . .

Written by Nora Ephron


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 24, 1990
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72903-7 (0-679-72903-8)

Rob Reiner’s enormously funny and moving When Harry Met Sally . . . —a romantic comedy about the difficult, frustrating, awful, funny search for happiness in an American city, where the primary emotion is unrequited love— has delighted audience since it first was released. Here is the complete screenplay is published... Read more >
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The Big Picture
Money and Power in Hollywood
Written by Edward Jay Epstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7382-2 (0-8129-7382-8)

One of BusinessWeek's Top 10 Business Books of 2005

In The Big Picture, acclaimed writer Edward Jay Epstein gives an unprecedented, sweeping, and thoroughly entertaining account of the real magic behind moviemaking: how the studios make their money. Epstein shows how, in Hollywood, the only art that matters is the art of... Read more >
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The Hollywood Economist 2.0
The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies
Written by Edward Jay Epstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-050-1 (1-61219-050-2)

A fully revised edition of the popular guide to Hollywood finances, updated to reflect even newer films and trends

A fast-and-dirty guide to the financial world behind the movies, The Hollywood Economist was a surprise hit last year. Now Edward Jay Epstein has updated his look into the dazzlingly complicated economics of... Read more >
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The Hollywood Economist
The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies
Written by Edward Jay Epstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: February 23, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-933633-84-8 (1-933633-84-0)

In The Hollywood Economist, veteran investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein goes undercover to find the answer to a puzzling question: Why is it that even the biggest grossing new movies, raking in millions at the box office, rarely break even during their theatrical release? How does Hollywood make money?

Epstein penetrates the... Read more >

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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco
Afterword by David Mamet
Introduction by Patricia Heaton


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80568-3 (0-345-80568-2)

William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character.

Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s... Read more >
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Hollywood Animal

Written by Joe Eszterhas


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 15, 2005
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71895-3 (0-375-71895-8)

Joe Eszterhas had everything Hollywood could offer. A combination of insider and rebel, he saw and participated in the fights, the deals, the backstabbing, and all the sex and drugs. But here, in his candid and heartwrenching memoir, we see the rest of the story: the inspiring account of the child of Hungarian... Read more >

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Cimarron
Vintage Movie Classics
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80575-1 (0-345-80575-5)

The basis for the Academy Award-winning major motion picture starring Best Actor nominee Richard Dix and Best Actress nominee Irene Dunne.

This vivid and sweeping tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, traces the stunning challenges of settling an untamed frontier. Staking claim to their new home... Read more >
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Show Boat
Vintage Movie Classics
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80573-7 (0-345-80573-9)

The classic tale behind MGM’s blockbuster movie directed by George Sidney, starring Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, and Kathryn Grayson.

Bringing to life the adventurous world of Mississippi show boats, the grittiness of turn-of-the-century Chicago, and the majesty of 1920s Broadway, Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber’s Show Boat is a classic. Magnolia... Read more >
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Four Screenplays
Studies in the American Screenplay
Written by Syd Field


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: August 1, 1994
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50490-0 (0-440-50490-2)

Field examines four groundbreaking contemporary classics "Thelma and Louise," "Terminator 2: Judgement Day," "The Silence of the Lambs," and "Dances with Wolves" to show how a great script is written. This book includes a frame-by-frame analysis, as well as in-depth interviews with the four screenwriters.

"This is one of the very best... Read more >
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Going to the Movies
A Personal Journey Through Four Decades of Modern Film
Written by Syd Field


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50849-6 (0-440-50849-5)

Syd Field tells his own remarkable story, sharing the insight and experience gleaned from an extraordinary career. Using classic movies from the past and present — from Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane to Andy and Larry Wachowski’s The Matrix — Field provides a guided tour of the basic elements common to all... Read more >
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