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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

(Available May 6, 2014)
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
Written by David Thomson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375711848
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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
Sixth Edition
Written by David Thomson


Format: Trade Paperback, 1168 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $29.95

With more than 100 new entries, from Amy Adams, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Cary Joji Fukunaga to Joaquin Phoenix, Mia Wasikowska, and Robin Wright, and completely updated,  here from David Thomson—“The greatest living writer on the movies” (John Banville, New Statesman); “Our most argumentative and trustworthy historian of the screen” (Michael Ondaatje)—is... Read more >
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A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema

Written by Emilie Bickerton


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $17.95

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 Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco, Afterword by David Mamet, Introduction by Patricia Heaton
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ISBN: 9780345805690
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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: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $11.99

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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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco, Afterword by David Mamet, Introduction by Patricia Heaton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345805683
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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
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00

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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Creativity, Inc.
Creativity, Inc.
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780812993011
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Creativity, Inc.
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $28.00

From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath.

Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights... Read more >
Creativity, Inc.
Creativity, Inc.
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679644507
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Creativity, Inc.
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $13.99

From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath.

Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights... Read more >
Creativity, Inc.
Creativity, Inc.
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace, Read by Peter Altschuler
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804127448
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Creativity, Inc.
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
Read by Peter Altschuler


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $35.00

From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath.

Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights... Read more >
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Creativity, Inc.
Creativity, Inc.
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace, Read by Peter Altschuler
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804127455
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Creativity, Inc.
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
Read by Peter Altschuler


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $17.50

From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath.

Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights... Read more >
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Welcome to Mars
Welcome to Mars
Written by Ken Hollings, Foreword by Erik Davis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583947616
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Welcome to Mars
Politics, Pop Culture, and Weird Science in 1950s America
Written by Ken Hollings
Foreword by Erik Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $12.95

Welcome to Mars is a captivating look at the culture of postwar America and its dream of limitless technological and human development. Utilizing declassified government archives, newspaper records, ad campaigns, and B-movies of the period, Hollings weaves an intricate web of Cold War politics, UFO scares, psychedelic research, and 1950s pop... Read more >
I Do and I Don't
I Do and I Don't
Written by Jeanine Basinger
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804169745
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I Do and I Don't
A History of Marriage in the Movies
Written by Jeanine Basinger


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $17.95

Here is “happily ever after”—except when things aren’t happy, and when “ever after” is abruptly terminated by divorce, tragedy . . . or even murder. With her large-hearted understanding of how movies—and audiences—work, leading film historian Jeanine Basinger traces the many ways Hollywood has tussled with the tricky subject of marriage...

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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: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2014
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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Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers
Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers
Written by George Stevens, Jr.
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307474988
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Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers
The Next Generation
Written by George Stevens, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $20.00

A rich companion volume to George Stevens, Jr.’s much admired book of American Film Institute seminars with the pioneering moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age, this time with a focus on filmmakers of the 1950s to present day.
 
The Next Generation brings together conversations with moviemakers at work from the 1950s—during the studios&rsquo...

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Which Lie Did I Tell?
Which Lie Did I Tell?
Written by William Goldman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307764799
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Which Lie Did I Tell?
More Adventures in the Screen Trade
Written by William Goldman


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2013
Price: $13.99

From the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride (he also wrote the novel), and the bestselling author of Adventures in the Screen Trade comes a garrulous new book that is as much a screenwriting how-to (and how-not-to) manual as it is a feast of... Read more >
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The CG Story
The CG Story
Written by Christopher Finch
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933575
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The CG Story
Computer-Generated Animation and Special Effects
Written by Christopher Finch


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $75.00

The Art of Walt Disney author Christopher Finch tells the story of the pioneers of CG films: producer/directors like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Ridley Scott; and John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, founders of Pixar.

Computer generated imagery, commonly called “CG,” has had as big an impact on the movie industry... Read more >
Recreating First Contact
Expeditions, Anthropology, and Popular Culture
Edited by Joshua A. Bell, Alison K. Brown and Robert J. Gordon


Format: eBook, 360 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2013
Price: $49.95

Recreating First Contact explores themes related to the proliferation of adventure travel which emerged during the early twentieth century and that were legitimized by their associations with popular views of anthropology. During this period, new transport and recording technologies, particularly the airplane and automobile and small, portable, still and motion-picture cameras... Read more >
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Film After Film
Film After Film
Written by J. Hoberman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781681435
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Film After Film
Or, What Became Of 21St Century Cinema?
Written by J. Hoberman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.95

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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The View from the Train
The View from the Train
Written by Patrick Keiller
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781681404
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The View from the Train
Cities and Other Landscapes
Written by Patrick Keiller


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

"Robinson believed that, if he looked at it hard enough, he could cause the surface of the city to reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future."

In his sequence of films, Patrick Keiller retraces the hidden story of the... Read more >
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The View From The Train
Cities And Other Landscapes
Written by Patrick Keiller


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

"Robinson believed that, if he looked at it hard enough, he could cause the surface of the city to reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future."

In his sequence of films, Patrick Keiller retraces the hidden story of the... Read more >
Nicholson
Nicholson
Written by Marc Eliot
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307888372
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Nicholson
A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $26.00

THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW BIOGRAPHY OF A MAN WITH ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AND FASCINATING CAREERS—AND LIVES—IN HOLLYWOOD.
 
For five decades, Jack Nicholson has been part of film history. With twelve Oscar nominations to his credit and legendary roles in films like Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Terms of Endearment, The Shining, and... Read more >
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Nicholson
Nicholson
Written by Marc Eliot
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307888396
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Nicholson
A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $12.99

THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW BIOGRAPHY OF A MAN WITH ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AND FASCINATING CAREERS—AND LIVES—IN HOLLYWOOD.
 
For five decades, Jack Nicholson has been part of film history. With twelve Oscar nominations to his credit and legendary roles in films like Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Terms of Endearment, The Shining, and... Read more >
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American Movie Palaces
American Movie Palaces
Written by Rolf Achilles
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812821
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American Movie Palaces

Written by Rolf Achilles


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $9.95

Beginning with the Nickelodeons and penny arcades in the 1890s, the American movie theater evolved as films did, in sophistication and mass appeal, reaching new heights in architecture, décor and glamour by the 1920s and 30s. This book is the story of the American Movie Palace and how the emergence of... Read more >
British Film Studios
British Film Studios
Written by Kiri Walden
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812845
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British Film Studios

Written by Kiri Walden


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $15.95

 This history of British film studios will open the doors on the glamour, gossip, trials and tribulations of film-making in Britain, starting with the early development of film in Britain and bringing the story up to date with the current renaissance of film production in the UK. With a chapter on... Read more >
Critical Mass
Critical Mass
Written by James Wolcott
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385527798
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Critical Mass
Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades, and Hurrahs
Written by James Wolcott


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $30.00

A career-spanning collection of critical essays and cultural journalism from one of the most acute, entertaining, and sometimes acerbic (but in a good way) critics of our time

From his early-seventies dispatches as a fledgling critic for The Village Voice on rock ’n’ roll, comedy, movies, and television to the literary criticism... Read more >
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Critical Mass
Critical Mass
Written by James Wolcott
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385536912
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Critical Mass
Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades, and Hurrahs
Written by James Wolcott


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $15.99

A career-spanning collection of critical essays and cultural journalism from one of the most acute, entertaining, and sometimes acerbic (but in a good way) critics of our time

From his early-seventies dispatches as a fledgling critic for The Village Voice on rock ’n’ roll, comedy, movies, and television to the literary criticism... Read more >
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The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Written by J. W. Rinzler, Foreword by Brad Bird
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345511461
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The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Written by J. W. Rinzler
Foreword by Brad Bird


Format: Hardcover, 372 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $85.00

Just as Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi completed the most successful cinematic trilogy of its generation, perhaps of all time, this splendid thirtieth-anniversary tribute completes New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler’s trio of fascinating behind-the-scenes books celebrating George Lucas’s classic films.
 
Once again, the... Read more >
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