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Human Nature: The Shooting Script
Human Nature: The Shooting Script
by Charlie Kaufman
Staff Pick
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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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
Staff Pick
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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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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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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Being John Malcovich (99 Edition)
Being John Malcovich (99 Edition)
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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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
Staff Pick
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
Staff Pick
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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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
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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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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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Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Defined a Generation
Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Defined a Generation
by Chris Turner
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The best book yet about the most enduring television show of its generation. Chris Turner had me cracking up out loud, over and over again.... (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 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
Staff Pick
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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James Bond Movie Posters: The Official 007 Collection
James Bond Movie Posters: The Official 007 Collection
by Tony Nourmand
Staff Pick
Who wouldn't want to receive this as a present? A collection of 007's movie posters from around the world, this book is not only a wonderful retrospective of Bond's changes through the years, but it's also a fascinating look at the progression of how... (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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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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Nanny Mcphee
Nanny Mcphee
by Christianna Brand
Staff Pick
This delightful, entertaining tale was written forty years ago and is finally back in print. Nanny McPhee is a British version of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, complete with extremely naughty children and a governess who knows how to deal with them with warmth and... (read more)

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