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Film and Television


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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride
by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden
Staff Pick
Did you know that Mandy Patinkin will gladly say to whoever may ask, "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die"? Written by Westley himself, this memoir will tell you everything about the making of The Princess Bride movie. Read it!... (read more)

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Yes Please
Yes Please
by Amy Poehler
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Amy Poehler isn't just a completely hilarious person — she's a smart, hilarious person with a purpose. Fans of her work on Parks and Recreation and Smart Girls at the Party will devour the stories and advice that make up her fabulous first book... (read more)

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The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local
The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local
by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel
Staff Pick
I'd assumed that buying The Portlandia Cookbook for its recipes would be like reading Playboy for the articles, but Brownstein and Armisen's latest book is the real thing: a collection of delicious, inventive recipes inspired by local restaurants and... (read more)

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Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
by Lena Dunham
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Lena Dunham has no filter, and it's hard not to love her for it. Here we get an entire book of her charming blend of unapologetic strangeness and deadpan humor. Fans will find out just how much of her past work is autobiographical, and if you're not a... (read more)

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
by Mindy Kaling
Staff Pick
Mindy Kaling is hilarious, not in an "lol, I realize this is humorous on an intellectual level" kind of way, but in an "I am actually giggling so hard I'm hitting my nose on the pages of this book, and now I'm that crazy person laughing alone in her room... (read more)

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The Portlandia Activity Book
The Portlandia Activity Book
by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel
Staff Pick
With activities like "How to Crowdfund Your Baby," diagrams such as the "Artisanal Diet Pyramid," and tools for anyone looking to get in touch with their inner Portland (see "Bird Stencils"), The Portlandia Activity Book, like the TV show, will amuse... (read more)

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My Lunches with Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles
My Lunches with Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles
by Peter Biskind
Staff Pick
In the last years of his life, Orson Welles lunched regularly with his tiny dog Kiki and his good friend Henry Jaglom. They talked about everything: the past, the projects that Welles was planning right up until his death, friends, rivals, lovers, film... (read more)

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The Dude and the Zen Master
The Dude and the Zen Master
by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman
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Jeff Bridges and American Zen master Bernie Glassman get together to shoot the breeze about Buddhism, bowling, acting, and, last but not least, that great American bodhisattva, The Dude. As charming as it is enlightening, this book abides.... (read more)

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Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
by Lajos Egri
Staff Pick
If you begged me to give you the title of one "how-to" book on the topic of screenwriting and wouldn't give up until I told you, then it would have to be this classic introduction to the craft. Often used as a textbook in screenwriting classes, Lajos... (read more)

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Bossypants
Bossypants
by Tina Fey
Staff Pick
Readers sometimes lower the bar when it comes to the quality of celebrity memoirs, but, in this case, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Tina Fey is a legitimately talented writer, and the stories from her personal life are just as zany and... (read more)

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The Pythons: Autobiography
The Pythons: Autobiography
by Graham Chapman and John Cleese and Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle and Michael Palin and Bob McCabe
Staff Pick
So much fun. A comprehensive, first-person history of the wildly inventive, side-splitting troupe that changed comedy forever. From the first BBC series to The Meaning of Life, the whole outrageous affair has been documented in detail — by the silly... (read more)

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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
by Steve Martin
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At times uproarious, often sentimental, and always laced with the wit and charm we've come to expect from Steve Martin, this is a warm and enjoyable portrait of his life in stand-up from childhood to his last show in 1981.... (read more)

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Adventures in the Screen Trade
Adventures in the Screen Trade
by William Goldman
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"Nobody knows anything." William Goldman has given us these three simple words to sum up the backroom chatter and deal making that goes on between studio executives trying to figure out why one movie becomes a hit and another tanks. Of course there is no... (read more)

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Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film
Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film
by Ian Nathan
Staff Pick
Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film is hands down the best companion piece to the original Alien movie. Extensive behind-the-scenes photos, storyboards, and concept art are all nicely rounded out by inclusions of reproduced... (read more)

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This Is NPR: The First Forty Years
This Is NPR: The First Forty Years
by Cokie Roberts et al.
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Hard to imagine NPR is only 40 years old! (What did people listen to before then? Static?) This fascinating chronicle of NPR's history features its most famous personalities and a CD full of the very best "driveway moments."... (read more)

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Ethan Coen and Joel Coen: Collected Screenplays 1: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen: Collected Screenplays 1: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink
by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
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Arguably the most talented filmmaking siblings around, the Coens have blessed the cinema with their unique blend of dark humor, kinetic insanity, and mid-western values. To open one of their screenplays is to behold some of the finest screenwriting... (read more)

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I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle
by Dodie Smith
Staff Pick
An utter delight. This enchanting tale has long been a favorite of mine. It has just been reissued to coincide with the soon to be released movie version. Set in 1930s England, this story of young love beguiles with moated castles, moonlight swims, high... (read more)

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Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
by Robert Rodriguez
Staff Pick
Robert Rodriguez threw down seven thousand dollars on his debut film El Mariachi, but you only need to spend a fraction of that to get all the insights that he learned. Anybody who's seen his later films (Spy Kids, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) will know... (read more)

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Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny
Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny
by Marlo Thomas
Staff Pick
While The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is my favorite memoir, Growing Up Laughing by Marlo Thomas, daughter of comedian Danny Thomas, is my pick for best unconventional memoir because it is like a mini history of comedy, complete with interviews and... (read more)

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Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way
Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way
by Bruce Campbell
Staff Pick
Evil Dead star Bruce ("Hail to the king, baby!") Campbell follows his memoir, If Chins Could Kill, with a hilarious "autobiographical novel" about the B-movie king's unexpected starring role in an A-list production directed by Mike Nichols, co-starring... (read more)

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