In The Revolution Was Televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the past fifteen years. Focusing on twelve innovative television dramas that changed the medium and the culture at large forever .
"Story" deciphers the guiding structural principles that animate every classical and award-winning film, ranging from "Citizen Kane" through to modern acclaimed works like "The English Patient".
Following the successful formula of previous Phaidon "10x10" titles, this new book in the series will present 100 of the world's most exceptional emerging film directors, selected by internationally prominent festival directors including Frederic Maire/Locarno, Piers Handling & Cameron Bailey/Toronto, Sergio Wolf/Buenos A... read more
Every script, every episode of the innovative, hilarious, and absurd "Monty Python's Flying Circus," one of the most influential television series of all time, is include here, plus hundreds of annotations, behind-the-scenes stories, interviews, and more, as well as photographs, drawings, and Terry Gilliam's iconic artwork. "... read more
Walking into a video store or browsing on Netflix can be an overwhelming experience. How do you choose what to watch? Respected film historian Leonard Maltin is here to help, recommending the best movies for a first date, a cozy night in with your spouse, or just a rainy day. Whether it's a Scorsese drama or a Judd Apatow com... read more
Dishing with abandon, the authors spare no one--especially not the dead...and Volume One is only the tip of the iceberg. (NY DAILY NEWS) This monumentally exhaustive collection of sins, foibles, failings, and sexual adventures is the ultimate guilty pleasure. (BOOKS TO WATCH OUT FOR) Many of Hollywood's most outrageous secret... read more
A Humphrey Bogart comes along only once in a century: someone who isn't conventionally handsome or particularly versatile, but who can convince an audience that whatever character he's playing is of great importance, because he represents something vital about themselves and their time. He honed his craft for years in the the... read more
When it was first published in 1984, this book exposed the pressures, rewards and insecurity of an actor's life, and caused a storm of controversy for its forthright views on the shortcomings of contemporary directors. Ten years later, Simon Callow has provided a new and gloomy assessment of the state of British theatre today... read more
The hottest compendium of inter-generational scandal in the history of Hollywood. An overview of exhibitionism, sexuality, and sin as filtered through 85 years of Hollywood indiscretion. As they were unfolding, the events described within this book were known only within Hollywood's most decadent cliques. All of that has chan... read more
|Author:||Andy Masaki Bellows|
Essays examining the work of maverick scientific documentary filmmaker Jean Painleve.
Adrian Martin believes that Mad Max is an exploitation movie, Mad Max 2 is an attempt at classicism, and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome is unquestionably George Millers one and only art film. This lively new appreciation of the Mad Max trilogy offers readers intelligent and proactive writing on three of Australia's most prized films.
The Boys offers perhaps the most chilling depiction in Australian film of the violence within a family, and where it may eventually lead. Based on the controversial stage play by Gordon Graham, The Boys is a terrifying and unflinching analysis of the violence that lurks in the heart of Australian society. Frost contextualises... read more
In 2005, the horror film Wolf Creek depicted the abduction and torture of three backpackers in the Australian outback, and created an immediate industry and media frenzy. Wolf Creek tapped into the myth of the lonely continent, a fear of the countrys hostility and its indifference to suffering, traits which have been deeply e... read more
The ultimate celebration of Bond movie poster art From 1962's "Dr. No" to 2012's "Skyfall", "James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters" is an unforgettable gallery of Bond posters, teasers and lobby cards from all corners of the globe, showcasing Bond's incredible 50-year movie history. Featuring many rare and never-seen-before ar... read more
While there have been many actors that have taken on the coveted role of James Bond, the most renowned 007 - and the one with most panache and charisma - is undoubtedly Sir Roger Moore, KBE. To celebrate the film franchise's wonderful heritage, Roger Moore has written a book that features all the Bond movies, along with a won... read more
|Author:||Hans Helmut Prinzler|
Between the first and second World Wars, Germany under the Weimar Republic became the scene for one of the most creative periods in film history. Through the silent era to the early years of sound, the visual flair and technical innovation of its filmmakers set an international standard for the powerful possibilities of cinem... read more
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 wants to leave the school. But then a turn of events leads to a happy ending for all!
Angelina can hardly wait. She is going to be a big sister! But Angelina's excitement turns to jealousy when her new little sister becomes the centre of attention. Maybe having a little sister isn't going to be fun after all.