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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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Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl
Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl
by Steven Bach
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Leni Riefenstahl, the woman known as “Hitlers filmmaker,” made some of the greatest and most innovative documentaries ever made. They are also insidious glorifications of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. Now, Steven Bach reveals the truths... (read more)

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Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good
Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good
by Kevin Smith
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The New York Times bestseller that is profane, honest, and contains totally wise sh*t from one of America’s most original voices. That Kevin Smith? The guy who did Clerks a million years ago? Didn’t they bounce his fat ass off a plane once... (read more)

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Scorsese on Scorsese
Scorsese on Scorsese
by Ian Christie
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Martin Scorsese's challenging and often controversial films are a record of the most personal achievement in modern American cinema. Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Gooodfellas--these titles conjure up a world and a style of filmmaking that he... (read more)

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Tim Burton: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)
Tim Burton: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)
by Tim Burton
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Collected interviews with the eclectic director of Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and Ed... (read more)

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Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal
Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal
by Karen Falk
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Jim Henson's iconic puppet characters, fantastic worlds, and warm humor have delighted millions of people of all ages. His incredibly diverse body of work, from the Muppets to the world of The Dark Crystal, reveals his charm and genius to fans old and... (read more)

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Hitchcock Reader-86-P
Hitchcock Reader-86-P
by Marshall Deutelbaum
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Educated at Cambridge University and INSEAD, Robert Barton is now an independent IT consultant with extensive professional IT experience throughout Europe, including three years as Head of Global IT Strategy, Architecture and Standards at the leading... (read more)

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Conversations with Clint: Paul Nelson's Lost Interviews with Clint Eastwood, 1979-1983
Conversations with Clint: Paul Nelson's Lost Interviews with Clint Eastwood, 1979-1983
by Kevin Avery
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<div><br/><p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">Clint Eastwood has forged a remarkable career as a movie star, director, producer and composer. These newly... (read more)

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Dark Knights and Holy Fools: The Art and Films of Terry Gilliam
Dark Knights and Holy Fools: The Art and Films of Terry Gilliam
by Bob Mccabe
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Award-winning film director, animator, and actor Terry Gilliam has been one of the most original, controversial, and successful filmmakers of the last three decades. Since 1969, when he became the only American among the otherwise all-British Monty... (read more)

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Oliver Stone: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)
Oliver Stone: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)
by Charles L P Silet
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Fifteen conversations ranging from 1981 to 1997 with the controversial filmmaker of Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Natural Born Killers, and... (read more)

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Crackpot, the Obsessions of John Waters: The Obsession of John Waters
Crackpot, the Obsessions of John Waters: The Obsession of John Waters
by John Waters
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This hilarious collection of essays by the offbeat writer and director is a treat for fans of the "Pope of Trash" and the perfect introduction for those who have not yet discovered his eccentric charms.... (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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Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood
Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood
by Todd Mccarthy
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In this first major biography of one of the greatest Hollywood directors, McCarthy explores Hawks's life and career through his landmark body of work, which includes the films "Scarface, Bringing Up Baby, The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo", and others. Photos.... (read more)

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My Mother Was Nuts
My Mother Was Nuts
by Penny Marshall
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Most people know Penny Marshall as the director of Big and A League of Their Own. What they don’t know is her trailblazing career was a happy accident. In this funny and intimate memoir, Penny takes us from the stage of The Jackie Gleason Show in... (read more)

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Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World's Greatest Directors
Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World's Greatest Directors
by Robert Schnakenberg
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Strange-But-True Tales of Cross-Dressers, Drug Addicts, Foot Fetishists, and Other Legendary Filmmakers.   With outrageous and uncensored profiles of everyone from D. W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino, Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers reveals the... (read more)

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Jean-Jacques Beineix (French Film Directors)
Jean-Jacques Beineix (French Film Directors)
by Phil Powrie
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This volume is the first to examine the films of Jean-Jacques Beineix, a contraversial film maker often viewed as the best example of the 1980's Cinéma du Look. After an introduction which places Beineix in the context of the 1980's and the... (read more)

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X Films: True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker
X Films: True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker
by Alex Cox
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Filmmaker Alex Cox's thoughtful autobiography examines his craft and influences, as well as providing his insights into many of his favorite films. Sometimes called a radical, Cox is a quintessential auteur, as well as an internationally focused... (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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The Films of Woody Allen (Cambridge Film Classics)
The Films of Woody Allen (Cambridge Film Classics)
by Sam B Girgus
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Sam Girgus argues that Allen has consistently been on the cutting edge of contemporary critical and cultural consciousness. Allen continues to challenge notions of authorship, narrative, perspective, character, theme, ideology, gender and sexuality. This... (read more)

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Christian Petzold (Contemporary Film Directors)
Christian Petzold (Contemporary Film Directors)
by Jaimey Fisher
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In eleven feature films across two decades, Christian Petzold has established himself as the most critically celebrated director in contemporary Germany. The best-known and most influential member of the Berlin School, Petzold's career reflects the... (read more)

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