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'Hello, I'm Stephen Fry. Now time for the first outing of a brand, spanking new feature here on The Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music...putting some unsuspecting figure in music under... read more

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Rockwiz Decades is a comprehensive guide to, and documentation of, the best songs of each decade dating as far back as the 1950s. Author Toby Creswell reminds us of the great songs that the last 65 years have offered us, delving into ... 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 po... 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 s... 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. Equal parts historian and anthropologist, raconteur and social scientist, Byrne draws on his own work over the years with Talking ... read more

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Bjork is a contemporary icon whose contributions to music, video, film, fashion and art have influenced a generation worldwide. Here, now, is the ultimate celebration of this multimillion-selling superstar. Designed by top design studio... 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... 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 ... 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... 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 ... read more

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Into the shadows. Noir in the spotlight. Enter a world populated by private eyes, gangsters, psychopaths, and femme fatales, where deception, lust, and betrayal run rampant...If your heart rate just increased a bit, you'... 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 eve... 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 h... read more

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Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became clichés long ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmake... read more

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In celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of Akira Kurosawa s Seven Samurai one of cinema s most superb and influential achievements Richard D. Pepperman presents this elegant book as a mast... read more

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Wes Anderson's eighth feature film, a meticulously crafted, visually resplendent matryoshka-doll caper set primarily in an alternate-history version of 1930s Europe, The Grand Budapest Hotel is, perhaps, th... read more

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Author: David Thomson
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 Film

Series:Why X Matters Series

Does acting matter? David Thomson, one of our most respected and insightful writers on movies and theater, answers this question with intelligence and wit. In this fresh and thought-provoking essay, Thomson tackles this most elusive ... 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... 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 performin... 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 ... read more

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