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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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Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture #60: A Call to Action: The Films of Ousmane Sembene
Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture #60: A Call to Action: The Films of Ousmane Sembene
by Sheila Petty
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Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene has often been referred to as a pioneer of the sub-Saharan African cinema. From Borom Sarret (1963) to Guelwaar (1992), Sembene has developed a political and aesthetic project that has deeply influenced the evolution... (read more)

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The Hitchcock Romance: Love and Irony in Hitchcock's Films
The Hitchcock Romance: Love and Irony in Hitchcock's Films
by Lesley Brill
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Was Alfred Hitchcock a cynical trifler with his audience's emotions, as he liked to pretend? Or was he a profoundly humane artist? Most commentators leave Hitchcock's self-assessment unquestioned, but this book shows that his movies convey an... (read more)

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Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master
Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master
by Michael Sragow
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The full-length, definitive biography of the legendary director of Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. Victor Fleming was the most sought-after director in Hollywoods golden age, renowned for his ability to make films across an astounding range of... (read more)

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A Spanish Labyrinth: Films of Pedro Almodovar, the
A Spanish Labyrinth: Films of Pedro Almodovar, the
by Mark Allinson
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Almodóvar is Spains most successful and controversial director, representing a unique blend of art-house auteur and popular film-maker. His films, with their mix of Hollywood and European styles and of popular melodrama and comedy, have been... (read more)

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Inner Views: Filmmakers in Conversation
Inner Views: Filmmakers in Conversation
by David Breskin
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David Breskin is a fantastically talented interviewer: he has a knack for asking probing questions and the good sense to make sure his subjects answer them directly. He’s assured enough not to be cowed by his famous interviewees, but humble enough... (read more)

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This is Orson Welles
This is Orson Welles
by Orson Welles
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Innovative film and theater director, radio producer, actor, writer, painter, narrator, and magician, Orson Welles (1915–1985) was the last true Renaissance man of the twentieth century. From such great radio works as "War of the Worlds" to his... (read more)

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Conversations with Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Conversations)
Conversations with Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Conversations)
by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
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Born in Tehran in 1957, filmmaker Mohsen Ostad Ali Makhmalbaf grew up in the religious and politically charged atmosphere of the 1960s, and the June 1963 uprising of Ayatollah Khomeini constitutes one of his earliest memories. In 1972, Makhmalbaf formed... (read more)

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Pedro Almodovar (06 Edition)
Pedro Almodovar (06 Edition)
by Marvin D'lugo
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Understanding Almodóvar's increasing complexity through an investigation ofhis central themes and the Spanish film... (read more)

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Popular Culture and Philosophy #08: Woody Allen and Philosophy: You Mean My Whole Fallacy Is Wrong?
Popular Culture and Philosophy #08: Woody Allen and Philosophy: You Mean My Whole Fallacy Is Wrong?
by Mark Conard
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Fifteen philosophers representuing different schools of thought answer the question what is Woody Allen trying to say in his films? And why should anyone care? Focusing on different works and varied aspects of Allen's multifaceted output, these essays... (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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Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard
Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard
by Richard Brody
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A “serious-minded and meticulously detailed . . . account of the lifelong artistic journey” of one of the most influential filmmakers of our age (The New York Times) When Jean-Luc Godard wed the ideals of filmmaking to the realities of... (read more)

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The Unseen Force
The Unseen Force
by John Kenneth Muir
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Following his highly successful "An Askew View: The Films of Kevin Smith," Muir turns to the life and work of legendary cult-film director Sam Raimi. Included are 30 first-person accounts and interviews from eclectic sources, and a sneak peak at Spider... (read more)

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Kurosawa
Kurosawa
by Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
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The films of Akira Kurosawa have had an immense effect on the way the Japanese have viewed themselves as a nation and on the way the West has viewed Japan. In this comprehensive and theoretically informed study of the influential director’s cinema,... (read more)

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Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema
Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema
by Andrey Tarkovsky
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Andrey Tarkovsky, the genius of modern Russian cinema--hailed by Ingmar Bergman as the most important director of our time--died an exile in Paris in December 1986. In Sculpting in Time, he has left his artistic testament, a remarkable revelation of both... (read more)

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Kieslowski on Kieslowski
Kieslowski on Kieslowski
by Danusia Stok
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Filmography: p. 237-264. Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-236) and index.... (read more)

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Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho
Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho
by Stephen Rebello
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Stephen Rebello's groundbreaking book offers the complete inside story on the making of Alfred Hitchcock's original Psycho, now seen as the forerunner of all modern horror thrillers. Rebello takes us behind the scenes for every step in the creation of... (read more)

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The Stanley Kubrick Archives
The Stanley Kubrick Archives
by Christiane Kubrick
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The first book to explore Stanley Kubrick's archives is also the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date Part 1: The films In 1968, when Stanley Kubrick was asked to comment on the metaphysical significance of 2001: A Space Odyssey, he replied:... (read more)

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Paul Verhoeven
Paul Verhoeven
by Douglas Keesey
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Known for always pushing the envelope when it comes to showing sex and violence on screen, Paul Verhoeven has directed controversial films in several genres, including the erotic thriller (Basic Instinct), melodrama (Showgirls) and science fiction... (read more)

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The Film Paintings of David Lynch: Challenging Film Theory
The Film Paintings of David Lynch: Challenging Film Theory
by Allister Mactaggart
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One of the most distinguished filmmakers working today, David Lynch is a director whose vision of cinema is firmly rooted in fine art. He was motivated to make his first film as a student because he wanted a painting that “would really be able to... (read more)

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