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Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
by Chris Wiegand
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Step into Fellini's world "All my films turn upon this idea— there is an effort to show a world without love, characters full of selfishness, people exploiting one another, and, in the midst of it all, there is always—and especially... (read more)

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Filthy: The Weird World of John Waters
Filthy: The Weird World of John Waters
by Robert Pela
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Critic Robrt Pela examines Waters' life and impact on American culture in this book, which is both a biography of Waters and an irreverent and illuminating look at his films, their impact, and the not-to-be-believed cult of Waters fans.... (read more)

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Polanski
Polanski
by Christopher Sandford
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The celebrated and controversial Roman Polanski has long been the object of worldwide fascination. Here, acclaimed biographer Christopher Sandford weaves together the rich and complex life of the film director, Holocaust survivor, and exile, based... (read more)

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Woody Allen on Woody Allen
Woody Allen on Woody Allen
by Stig Bjorkman
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Over the course of his long directing career, Woody Allen has portrayed contemporary American life with an unmistakable mixture of irony, neurotic obsession, and humor. Woody Allen on Woody Allen is a unique self-portrait of this uncompromising filmmaker... (read more)

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How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime
How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime
by Roger Corman
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In these pages Roger Corman, the most successful independent filmmaker in Hollywood relates his experiences as the director and/or producer of such low-budget classics Attack of the Crab Monsters, The Little Shop of Horrors, The Raven, The Man with the X-... (read more)

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Cronenberg on Cronenberg
Cronenberg on Cronenberg
by Chris Rodley
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Cronenberg on Cronenberg charts Cronenberg's development from maker of inexpensive 'exploitation' cinema to internationally renowned director of million-dollar movies, and reveals the concerns and obsessions which continue to dominate his increasingly... (read more)

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Woody Allen: A Life in Film
Woody Allen: A Life in Film
by Richard Schickel
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An essential book for anyone seeking to understanding the life and times of one of the most important — and least understood — American filmmakers of our era. Richard Schickel's long interview, plus a generous introductory essay, places Woody... (read more)

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Brian de Palma: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)
Brian de Palma: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)
by Brian De Palma
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Profiles and q and a interviews which follow De Palma's fortunes as he makes the transition from underground filmmaker to celebrity... (read more)

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Self and Space in the Theater of Susan Glaspell
Self and Space in the Theater of Susan Glaspell
by Noelia Hernando Real
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The vice president of the Susan Glaspell Society bemoans that the award-winning playwright/author (1876-1948) is "timidly acknowledged as the mother of modern American drama" as a founder of the innovative Providencetown Players (which moved to New... (read more)

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Andrei Tarkovsky: Elements of Cinema
Andrei Tarkovsky: Elements of Cinema
by Robert Bird
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The masters of Russian arts and letters are a prestigious fraternity that includes such renowned artists as Tolstoy, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich. But alongside these luminaries stands a lesser-known but equally revered figure, filmmaker Andrei... (read more)

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Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at Seventy
Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at Seventy
by Colin Maccabe
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Jean-Luc Godard's early films revolutionized the language of cinema. Hugely prolific in his first decade--Breathless, Contempt, Pierrot le Fou, Alphaville, and Made in USA are just a handful of the seminal works he directed--Godard introduced filmgoers... (read more)

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A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense
A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense
by Jim Mcdevitt
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Alfred Hitchcock's career spanned more than five decades, during which he directed more than 50 films, many of them indisputable classics: Notorious, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho, among others. In A Year of... (read more)

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The Boy Who Loved Batman: A Memoir
The Boy Who Loved Batman: A Memoir
by Michael Uslan
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Is any superhero cooler than Batman? He s a crime-fighting vigilante with a tragic past, a lawless attitude, and a seemingly endless supply of high-tech gadgetry. In this fully illustrated memoir, author Michael Uslan recalls his journey from early... (read more)

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The Magic World of Orson Welles
The Magic World of Orson Welles
by James Naremore
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Paper edition of the 1978 original, with a new introduction and final chapter, and expanded and updated filmography and bibliography. Discusses the historical context and the political, psychological, and autobiographical aspects of specific films... (read more)

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Steven Soderbergh: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)
Steven Soderbergh: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)
by Anthony Kaufman
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Interviews which chart the rise and fall and rise again of the writer-director-producer's surprising career from 1989 to... (read more)

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The Film Sense (Harvest Book)
The Film Sense (Harvest Book)
by Sergei Eisenstein
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An exploration of the film as a more expressive and profound medium. Includes an analysis of a sound-film sequence from Alexander Nevsky. “The most instructive discussion of the film art yet put between the covers of a book” (New York Times... (read more)

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Joel and Ethan Coen
Joel and Ethan Coen
by Peter Korte
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An analysis of the Coen oeuvre through O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). The authors, German film critics, include a previously unpublished interview with the filmmaking brothers on their off-center work in genres they both satirize and pay tribute to... (read more)

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Federico Fellini: His Life and Work
Federico Fellini: His Life and Work
by Minna Proctor
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“Trenchant in its critical analysis, absorbing and sympathetic in its account of his private life, Kezichs Fellini is a revelation. It effaces virtually everything written to date about the Italian maestro . . . This engrossing biography mirrors its... (read more)

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Shootin' the Sh*t with Kevin Smith: The Best of the Smodcast
Shootin' the Sh*t with Kevin Smith: The Best of the Smodcast
by Kevin Smith
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Following on from the New York Times-bestselling My Boring-Ass Life, Kevin Smith is back! In freewheeling conversations with his friend and producer Scott Mosier (as heard on their top-rated podcast, known as SModcast), we discover — to pick... (read more)

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Godard on Godard
Godard on Godard
by Jean Luc Godard
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Jean-Luc Godard, like many of his European contemporaries, came to filmmaking through film criticism. This collection of essays and interviews, ranging from his early efforts for La Gazette du Cinéma to his later writings for Cahiers du Cin... (read more)

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