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Film and Television


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The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know about Making an Independent Film
The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know about Making an Independent Film
by Reed Martin
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What's great about The Reel Truth isn't simply its usefulness, but its thoroughness. Martin doesn't gloss over the difficulties of the medium (filmmaking is a constant, uphill struggle, no matter how successful you are). Nor does he make any attempt to... (read more)

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Book of the Dead
Book of the Dead
by Jamie Russell
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Zombies, zombies, zombies!!! They're everywhere! Face it, you're surrounded and there's no escape from the living dead in pop culture. When it comes to the history of zombies in film, this is an indispensable guide. If you think you've seen it all, then... (read more)

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Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo
Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo
by Werner Herzog
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Much like the man himself, Werner Herzog's journal from the filming of Fitzcarraldo is hallucinatory and horrific, lovely and poetic all at once. This is a book about madness and obsession, about depth and illusion, about a place where nothing is as it... (read more)

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script
by Charlie Kaufman
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I don't even know how to begin writing anything in relation to the work of Charlie Kaufman. Is he really the most original voice working in Hollywood — or just an escaped mental patient who has gone undetected amidst the denizens of LA? In either case... (read more)

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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-And-Rock-N-Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-And-Rock-N-Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
by Peter Biskind
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I don't know much about film, but I can keep up with the best Hollywood gossipers. In an attempt to elevate and justify my shameful interest in the lives of celebrities, I found a terrific book. Easy Riders Raging Bulls begins with Hollywood in bad... (read more)

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Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade
Which Lie Did I Tell?: More 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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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
by George Carlin
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Curmudgeons and humor lovers, rejoice! Legendary comedian Carlin is back with even more outrageous, controversial observations and criticisms on everything from politics to the Ten Commandments.... (read more)

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Star Trek: The Original Series 365
Star Trek: The Original Series 365
by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann
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Whether you enjoy Star Trek as a guilty pleasure or you genuinely embrace it as the pinnacle of sci-fi radness, you'll love this book! Beam it up and you'll spend an entire year boldly making bad puns.... (read more)

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Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition) (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)
Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition) (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)
by Sapphire
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Sapphire pulls no punches with her story of Precious Jones, an illiterate, inner-city 16-year-old who is yet again pregnant with her father's child. Through her eyes, life is indeed precious — even riven as hers is. Raw, angry, bleak, and... (read more)

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
by Jon Stewart
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You already know from the title whether you want this book. If you love The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, and their first book, America (the Book), then prepare yourself for a hilarious, tear-stained laugh-fest that will send neighbors running with alarm... (read more)

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Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
by Chelsea Handler
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Chelsea Handler may not be everyone's cup of vodka. But for those who love her E! talk show, and fans of juicy gossip splashed with liberal doses of alcohol and laughter, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea will shake and stir you.... (read more)

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The Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky: The Screenplays Volume 2: The Hospital, Network, Altered States
The Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky: The Screenplays Volume 2: The Hospital, Network, Altered States
by Paddy Chayefsky
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In many ways Chayefsky's work has melded the diametrically opposed concepts of the studio driven era of the '50s with the emergence of the new Hollywood in the '60s and '70s. Starting in television, Chayefsky made an impact with his 1953 teleplay Marty... (read more)

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Mirrormask: The Illustrated Film Script of the Motion Picture from the Jim Henson Company
Mirrormask: The Illustrated Film Script of the Motion Picture from the Jim Henson Company
by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
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This wondrous volume presents Neil Gaiman's screenplay of the film MirrorMask, along with director/artist Dave McKean's storyboards. The unique format (the relevant panel is positioned next to the depicted section of Gaiman's script) creates a smooth... (read more)

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Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
by Chelsea Handler and Friends
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Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me is a milk-snorting comic roast of the late-night talk-show mischief. The spectrum of stories (warm, antagonistic, admiring, taunting, sweet, self-protective) are written by those who know her best, "Chelsea's Family... (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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Framework: A History of Screenwriting in the American Film
Framework: A History of Screenwriting in the American Film
by Tom Stempel
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My favorite anecdote from this history of screenwriting is about Columbia studio head Harry Cohn. The story goes that one afternoon Cohn was walking past the writer's building on the Columbia lot. When he heard no sound of keys tapping through the open... (read more)

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Star Wars on Trial: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science Fiction Films of All Time (Smart Pop)
Star Wars on Trial: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science Fiction Films of All Time (Smart Pop)
by David (edt) Brin
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Did George Lucas help popularize modern science fiction and fantasy, or has he done them irreparable harm? This is just one aspect of the larger discussion about Star Wars' place in modern popular culture. Star Wars on Trial is a great read for both... (read more)

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Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard
Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard
by Matt Taylor
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Whether you're a fan of Peter Benchley's original book, Spielberg's film, or the island itself, this behind-the-scenes coffee-table book is a must-have. Filled with firsthand stories, Jaws rarities, and photos taken by islanders while the movie was being... (read more)

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Thinking in Pictures : Making of Matewan (87 Edition)
Thinking in Pictures : Making of Matewan (87 Edition)
by John Sayles
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Before you even begin to write your screenplay you need to know how to visualize it. Thinking in Pictures is more than just John Sayles's account of what it took to make his intellectually satisfying film Matewan — it is also a primer for the would-be... (read more)

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The Film Club: A Memoir
The Film Club: A Memoir
by David Gilmour
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What kind of father would allow his son to drop out of high school as long as the kid agreed to watch three movies of the father's choosing each week? Want to start an interesting conversation about parenting and education? Talk about what Gilmour did... (read more)

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