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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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"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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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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Author: Leonard Maltin
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 Film

Series:Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide

The definitive "New York Times" bestselling guide to the movies Now that online streaming has become a reality, more and more Americans are opting to watch movies at home. And with Netflix and Hulu delivering literally thousands of options at the touch of a button, the only question is: What should I watch? For decades, Leon... read more

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Hercule Poirot, with his distinctive moustache and fastidious ways, is one of Agatha Christie's finest creations and one of the world's best-loved detectives. Through his television performance in ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot, David Suchet has become inextricably linked with the 'little Belgian', a man whom he has grown to ... read more

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Few would have predicted that Bernard Berenson, from a poor Lithuanian Jewish immigrant family, would rise above poverty. Yet Berenson left his crowded home near Boston's railyards and transformed himself into the world's most renowned expert on Italian Renaissance paintings, with a beautiful villa and immense private library... read more

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It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights! It's time to turn the pages of this Omnibus tonight! The Muppets take Marvel in this zany collecti on of Roger Langridge's award-winning, gag-filled adventures of Kermit and the gang. From Bunsen and Beaker to Piiiigs In Spaaaace, all your favorites are here in a vol... read more

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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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"How Music Works" is David Byrne's buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Drawing on his work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and myriad collaborators--along with journeys to Wagnerian opera houses, African villages, and anywhere music exists--Byrne shows how music emerges from ... read more

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A dazzling study of the operas Verdi adapted from Shakespeare- and a spellbinding account of their creation.
In "Verdi's Shakespeare, " Pulitzer Prize winner and lifelong opera devotee Garry Wills explores the writing and staging of Verdi's three triumphant Shakespearian operas: "Macbeth, Othello, " and "Falstaff." An I... read more

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This definitive work tells the entire story of the world's most extraordinary artistic medium of the last four hundred years. Opera paints the human passions with astonishing power and drama. This book, the first new, full-length, single-volume "History of Opera" for more than a generation provokes in-depth discussions of man... read more

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The punk movement sprang up on the east coast in the late 1960s. It crossed the Atlantic and virtually exploded in London and Paris. This dynamic counter movement churned out heaps of photocopied, hand stapled fanzines that expressed ideas, music and works of art. Some became professional magazines. By creating its own press,... read more

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A year-by-year history of people and events, The Chronicle of Jazz tells the whole story of jazz music and its personalities. Each chronologically arranged section contains special features, on topics ranging from the bossa nova craze to jazz in Paris, personality sketches and seminal gigs and albums. Readers are brought full... read more

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Strolling through this wide sweep, gazing across the fleet of trains bound for Paris or Brussels, the powder blue steel vaulting soaring above them, the inside of a giant whale's ribcage, a hymn to the infrastructure of our hyper-connected age; like Jonah swallowed up by it all, by the hum of the giant extractor fans, the dee... read more

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'You are the music / While the music lasts' T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets Do babies remember music from the womb? Can classical music increase your child's IQ? Is music good for productivity? Can it aid recovery from illness and injury? And what is going on in your brain when Ultravox's 'Vienna', Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht ... read more

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Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king to ensure his ambitions come true. But he soon learns the meaning of terror - killing once, he must kill again and again, and the dead return to haunt him. A story of war, witchcraft and bloodshed, Macbeth also depicts the relati... read more

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Why Shakespeare? What explains our continued fascination with his poems and plays? In Shakespeare and Me, Susannah Carson invites 38 actors, directors, scholars and writers to share stories of their own personal relationship with Shakespeare. We hear from Ralph Fiennes on interpreting Coriolanus for a modern filmic audience, ... 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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