Synopses & Reviews
Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. Woody Allen has written and directed almost 30 movies in an equal number of years. He may be a funny man, but he is also one of the most serious American film-makers of his generation. He made his directing debut in 1969 with Take the Money and Run, and followed it up with a series of slapstick comedies, and then romantic comedies with the brilliant Annie Hall and Manhattan. Allens fascination with the theatrical history of New York shines though in Bullets Over Broadway and Celebrity, and there are the more recent family dramas and crises of Hannah and Her Sisters, Deconstructing Harry, and Husbands and Wives. As well as having an introductory essay, in this book each of Allen's films is individually reviewed and analyzed, and there is a handy multimedia reference guide for further study.
Pocket Essentials is a fresh new series of film books that are short, snappy, and easy to read. Packed with facts, and backed up by opinion, each book has all the key information you need to know about the world's most celebrated film directors and film genres. What's in a book? As well as an introduction to the subject, each film by a director or each genre is individually analyzed and reviewed. In addition, the director or genre's impact on the film industry is explained, and a handy reference section lists all the far weightier (and more expensive) books on the subject. For movie buffs and students, these are great little entry-level books that build into an essential film library.
Everything you need to know about Woody Allen but were afraid to ask. As well as an introductory essay, each of Allen's films is reviewed and analysed.
Some of cinema's most prolific writers and directors are reviewed and analysed in these companions to their work and the short, snappy text makes them ideal reading for film buffs and movie-goers alike.