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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
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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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Hitchcock Revised Edition
Hitchcock Revised Edition
by Francois Truffaut
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This is a revised edition of the author's Hitchcock (BRD 1968), his dialogue with the author. Indexes. This revised edition was published in France in 1983.... (read more)

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Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles
Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles
by David Thomson
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Role Models
Role Models
by John Waters
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Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrich—and happily horrify—readers everywhere.   Role Models is, in fact, a self-portrait told through intimate... (read more)

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind: An Unauthorized Autobiography
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind: An Unauthorized Autobiography
by Chuck Barris
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An outrageous autobiography published to coincide with the Miramax film starring Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, and Sam Rockwell, directed by George Clooney. Suspense, excess, danger, and exuberant fun come together in Chuck Barris's unlikely... (read more)

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Making Movies
Making Movies
by Sidney Lumet
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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
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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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Kubrick
Kubrick
by Michael Herr
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Kubrick is Michael Herr's memoir of his nearly twenty-year friendship and collaboration with Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and the creator of such classics as Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and A Clockwork Orange... (read more)

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The Films of Ingmar Bergman (Cambridge Film Classics)
The Films of Ingmar Bergman (Cambridge Film Classics)
by Jesse Kalin
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A concise overview of the career of one of the modern masters of world cinema.... (read more)

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My First Movie: Twenty Celebrated Directors Talk about Their First Film
My First Movie: Twenty Celebrated Directors Talk about Their First Film
by Stephen Lowenstein
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In these vivid and revealing interviews, a diverse collection of filmmakers talk in extraordinary detail and with amazing candor about making their first films. Each chapter focuses on a director's celebrated debut and tells the inside story of the film... (read more)

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Film Form: Essays in Film Theory
Film Form: Essays in Film Theory
by Sergei Eisenstein
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Twelve essays written between 1928 and 1945 that demonstrate key points in the development of Eisensteins film theory and in particular his analysis of the sound-film medium. Edited, translated, and with an Introduction by Jay Leyda; Index; photographs... (read more)

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The Films of Wim Wenders
The Films of Wim Wenders
by Robert Kolker
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The authors trace the development of one of the most well-known directors of the New German Cinema that flourished in the 1970s and early 1980s. Examining Wim Wenders' career from his early film school productions through his mature works of the 1970s... (read more)

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Once: Pictures and Stories
Once: Pictures and Stories
by Wim Wenders
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Wim Wenders ranks among the greatest artistic minds of contemporary film: over the past 30 years his films have consistently demonstrated such clarity and sensitivity that they have transcended boundaries of language and nationality, finding a devoted... (read more)

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Starting Point: 1979-1996
Starting Point: 1979-1996
by Hayao Miyazaki
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The first of a pair of memoirs in collection form, featuring essays, interviews, and even a brief comic on the history of airline food, from the master animator. In the first two decades of his career, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki laid the groundwork for his... (read more)

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Francois Truffaut at Work
Francois Truffaut at Work
by Carole Le Berre
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- A comprehensive, behind-the-scenes examination of the entire career of the famous film director Francois Truffaut (1932-84), from his first film The 400 Blows (1959) to Confidentially Yours (1983) - The essential guide to the work one of the Nouvelle... (read more)

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Hitchcock's Films Revisited
Hitchcock's Films Revisited
by Robin Wood
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When Hitchcock's Films was first published, it quickly became known as a new kind of book on film and as a necessary text in the growing body of Hitchcock criticism. This revised edition of "Hitchcock's Films Revisited" includes a substantial new preface... (read more)

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Almodovar: Labyrinths of Passion
Almodovar: Labyrinths of Passion
by Gwynne Edwards
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Edwards has published several works on Spanish theater, flamenco, Calder=n, Bu uel, Saura, Erice, and Lorca. This account of Almod=var's thirteen films is intended to enlighten the reader to the differences between the films, and to Almod=var's... (read more)

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Nicholas Ray: An American Journey
Nicholas Ray: An American Journey
by Bernard Eisenschitz
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Perhaps best known for Rebel without a Cause, American filmmaker Nicholas Ray directed dozens of movies in the film noir genre, including In a Lonely Place, Johnny Guitar, and They Live by Night. Born in Galesville, Wisconsin, in 1911, Ray was an... (read more)

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Writing with Hitchcock: The Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and John Michael Hayes
Writing with Hitchcock: The Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and John Michael Hayes
by Steven Derosa
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An entertaining, in-depth look at the films, including Rear Window, made by Alfred Hitchcock with screenwriter John Michael Hayes. In spring 1953, the great director Alfred Hitchcock decided to take a chance and work with a young writer, John Michael... (read more)

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If They Move... Kill 'Em!: The Life and Times of Sam Peckinpah
If They Move... Kill 'Em!: The Life and Times of Sam Peckinpah
by David Weddle
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Now in paperback comes the first major biography of Sam Peckinpah, who began writing scripts for "Gunsmoke, The Rifleman", and "The Westerner" and went on to direct phenomenal films such as "Riding the High Country, Straw Dogs, The Getaway, Pat Garrett... (read more)

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