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Roman Polanski's ability to wring laughter from the most degrading heartbreaks will carry the same wealth of healthy shocks in a hundred years. He creates a macabre beauty to be wooed by and wondered at. But behind the laughter and the beauty is the ghostly truth that Polanski was orphaned by the...

Citing the eminent filmmaker's significant contributions to the movie industry since the inception of the Star Wars series, a tribute to Lucas's vision draws on exclusive interviews and unique access to the Lusasfilm archives to survey some of his most significant achievements.

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Fragments of Fear is an illustrated history of an often neglected film genre: the British Horror Movie.The book examines a wide array of British horror films, and the stories behind them, from the early melodramas of Tod Slaughter right through to Hammer and their rivals Tigon and Amicus, plus ma...

The Weimar Republic of Germany, covering the post-World War I period of civil and governmental strife, witnessed a great struggle among a variety of ideologies, a struggle for which the arts provided one important arena. Leftist individuals and organizations critiqued mainstream art production an...

Following the success of his bestselling autobiography The Magic Lantern, the most influential film director of our time shares his wisdom and insights about himself and his cinematic work.

Bergman's career spanned 40 years and produced over 50 films, many of which are considered classics....

An expert and concise selection of American Independent films, one of the most vital areas in the contemporary film-making scene. Each entry includes a plot synopsis, commentary on the film's significance and cross reference to other films. Films addressed include Sex, Lies and Videotape and Donn...

Join the geeks of WENG'S CHOP as they dig deep thru the outer reaches of oddball and obscure to bring you the wildest and weirdest in global cinema! This issue includes an interview with actor Yaphet Kotto and filmmaker Adam Brooks (Astron-6), articles include an amazing art/article by legendary ...

Love movies? Learn how films are made with this step-by-step introduction * Interviews, visuals, and clear text explore every element of movie making * Includes practical forms such as budgeting sheets and schedules Everyone loves movies.

But how are they really made? Now readers can disco...

An appreciation of the young turks who took hold of Hollywood in the nineties: from P. T. Anderson to Spike Jonze to the godfather of them all, Steven Soderbergh"" Hollywood is undergoing a renaissance, spawned by a vanguard of auteurs who for more than a decade have managed to turn La-La Land up...

We all do it. Every day, with or without noticing, you quote movies. Hit a search engines and you kind find thousands of lists of the best movie quotes of all time. From Rhett Butler to Obi-Wan Kenobi, movie quotes have become an integral part of expression.

However, the movie quotes that ...

NEARLY 16,000 ENTRIES INCLUDING 300+ NEW ENTRIES AND MORE THAN 13,000 DVD LISTINGS Summer blockbusters and independent sleepers; masterworks of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Martin Scorsese; the time comedy of the Marx Brothers and Buster Keaton; animated classics from Walt Disney and Pixar...

As a young Jewish boy growing up in Vienna, Georgia, Abe Orovitz could never have predicted the twists and turns his life would take. Many years later, as retired film director with more than thirty movies to his credit, Vincent Sherman is no surprised when he looks back on that life.

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Fake documentaries mimic documentary genre expectations, unraveling the documentary’s authority and dismantling understandings of identity, history, and nation. The interdisciplinary essays in F Is for Phony discuss a broad scope of works and explore issues raised by “fake docs” such as the ficti...

Long held to be among the world's greatest filmmakers, Ingmar Bergman shaped international art cinema from the 1950s to the 1980s. Among his many works, Persona is often considered to be his masterpiece and is often described as one of the central works of Modernism. The essays collected in this ...

An international bestseller, Klaus Kinski's memoir has become a cult classic, telling the story of his fascinating life, from his tortured, poverty-stricken childhood in prewar Berlin to his rise to international stardom as a film actor. "Probably the most outrageous autobiography ever-- a memoir...

This book traces the life and works of the remarkable director and actor, Guru Dutt, who succeeded in introducing to Indian cinema an individual and lyrical vision.

This book is lavishly illustrated with beautiful black and photographs illustrating his life and film career.

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From Randall Wallace, the Academy Award® nominated screenwriter of "Braveheart", comes this unique companion book to the recent Paramount Pictures blockbuster film "We Were Soldiers" starring Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott, Greg Kinnear, Chris Klein, Keri Russell, and Barry Pepper. This...

In samenspraak met zijn biograaf Rob van Scheers analyseert Paul Verhoeven, groot filmregisseur en fervente filmfan, op aanstekelijke wijze tal van gekende (Lawrence of Arabia) én vermeende (Casablanca) filmklassiekers. Verhoeven leert zo de lezer anders te kijken. Zijn beschouwingen vormen teven...

Why are films of the fantastic so perennially popular? Can the idea of 'fantasy' explain audiences' fascination with cinema? Has a carnivalesque cinema today displaced the avant-garde? This book revitalised the study of film by suggesting a provocative new perspective that draws on aspects of con...