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With more than one and a half million copies sold worldwide in thirty languages, '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' celebrates the great and groundbreaking, classic and cult, must-see movies of all time, offering a treasure trove of incisive, witty, and revealing insights. Spanning more than a century of extraordinary ... read more

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Since his emergence in the early seventies, Martin Scorsese has become one of the most respected names in cinema. Classics such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas are regularly cited as being among the finest films ever made. This lavish retrospective is a fitting tribute to a remarkable director, now into his sixth d... read more

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In 2014, The Simpsons will have been on the air for 25 years. It is the longest running American sitcom, the longest running animated series and the longest running primetime, scripted television series. In any list of the world's leading families, the Simpsons would stand out. The Simpson family is often described as being "... read more

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In the first fully illustrated work of his illustrious career, David Thomson re-examines a series of moments which readers will experience in beautifully reproduced imagery from seventy-two carefully selected films across a hundred-year time span. His moments range from a set of Eadward Muybridges pioneering photographs to se... read more

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"Cinema: The Whole Story" takes a close look at the key time periods, genres and key works in world cinema. It places the burgeoning world of cinema in the context of social and cultural developments that have taken place since its beginnings. Organized chronologically, the book traces the evolution of cinematic development, ... read more

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"Sundance Film Festival A to Z" celebrates the history and legacy of the films, actors, and directors of the Sundance Film Festival through the years. Releasing in time for the upcoming 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, this book features the ABCs of the festival, including twenty-six new illustrations from twen... read more

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"No saint, no pope, no general, no sultan, has ever had the power that a filmmaker has--the power to talk to hundreds of millions of people for two hours in the dark." -Frank Capra Inspiring everything from pop culture earthquakes to popular revolutions, filmmakers have demonstrated an uncanny ability to move the masses. But ... read more

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Pithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, words of love and regret...ALL THE BEST LINES presents 500 memorable movie quotes, embracing both one-liners ('My name is Pussy Galore') and slices of snappy dialogue from pictures as diverse as When Harry Met Sally and Pulp Fiction. Arranged under such timeless themes as Dreams, Friend... read more

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Curated from the luscious Kodachrome stock of the 1940s, renowned preservationist David Wills presents a dazzling Hollywood collection as never before printed. Drawn from Wills' vast collection of first-generation negatives and prints, meticulously scanned and gorgeously printed, these icons of film and style are brought back... read more

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Coppola, Bogdanovich, Scorsese, Lucas, Hooper, Altman, Spielberg - they were the generation who re-wrote the Hollywood script for the 1970s through the remarkable films they made: Bonnie and Clyde, Easy Rider, The Godfather, The Last Picture Show, Taxi Driver ...films which stand as modern classics.In Easy Riders, Raging Bull... read more

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Wes Anderson is the most influential comedic voice from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, his intimate involvement in each of his films; Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom, includes scriptwritin... read more

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When Bleddyn Butcher first saw The Birthday Party play, back in 1981, he was astonished. And then enthralled. He set about trying to catch their lightning in his Nikon F2AS. That quixotic impulse became a lifelong quest. A little history got made on the way. Collected here for the first time are the fruits of his labour. A Li... read more

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A fascinating insider's account of the formation and early success of two of the world's greatest bands, AC/DC and INXS from the man who helped them on the road to international stardom.

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For over three decades R. Crumb has shocked, entertained, titillated and challenged the imaginations (and the inhibitions) of comics fans the world over. The acknowledged father of "underground comix," Crumb is the single greatest influence on the alternative comics of today. The three companion sets of trading cards - Heroes... read more

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'This book distils what, at my advanced age, I feel able to say about music, musicians, and matters of my pianistic profession.' Ever since Alfred Brendel bid farewell to the concert stage after six decades of performing, he has been passing on his insight and experience in the form of lectures, readings and master-classes. T... read more

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 Music

Series:Black Dog & Leventhal's Opera Library

The Black Dog Opera Library is the best, easiest, and most informative and budget-friendly way to enjoy four of the greatest operas of all time. Each book includes a complete libretto and its English translation, a quality performance of the complete opera on 2 CDs and notes for listening that correspond to every track. The M... read more

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Love Goes to Buildings on Fire by Will Hermes - Five Years in New York that Changed Music Forever. "A must-read for any music fan". (Boston Globe). Crime was everywhere, the government was broke and the city's infrastructure was collapsing, but between 1974 and 1978 virtually all forms of music were being recreated in New Yor... read more

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Unlike all previous versions of rock 'n' roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points that everyone knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil Marcus selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008, then proceeds to dramatize how each embodies rock 'n' roll as a... read more

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Stage designers must create an immersive and engaging environment that lasts only hours or days but is remembered for a lifetime. Whether its Jay-Z at Carnegie Hall, Radiohead on a world tour, Celine Dion in Las Vegas, Nelson Mandelas 90th birthday, a dramatic production of Hairspray, or the launch of McLarens latest Formula ... read more

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Miss Lilly's Ballet School has been invited to perform for the Princess of Mouseland, and Angelina hopes to be a prima ballerina. But disaster strikes and she is only given a minor role. Angelina is so disappointed that she wants to leave ballet school, but she decides to work hard for the sake of all her friends in the perfo... read more

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