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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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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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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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The Cinema of John Sayles: Lone Star (Directors' Cuts)
The Cinema of John Sayles: Lone Star (Directors' Cuts)
by Mark Bould
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John Sayles is an inspiration to independent filmmakers in America and beyond, both for his engaged political filmmaking and as living proof that directors can survive and thrive without the need for mainstream financing. His 1980s films were the counter-... (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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Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies
Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies
by Donald Spoto
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"Fascinating . . . probes an even darker side of Hitchcock." -Newsday It is remarkable how infrequently, over a period of more than fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock spoke about the legendary actresses he directed-including Ingrid Bergman, Kim... (read more)

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Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
by S Ishii Gonzales
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Born in 1899, Alfred Hitchcock directed 57 films in a fifty year career that spanned the history of the moving image, from the silent era to stereo sound, black-and white to Technicolor, widescreen to television, and from Europe to Hollywood. His oeuvre... (read more)

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King Pulp: The Wild World of Quentin Tarantino
King Pulp: The Wild World of Quentin Tarantino
by Paul A Woods
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Examines the personal life and the professional work and success of the director of "Pulp Fiction" and "Jackie Brown".... (read more)

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Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour
Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour
by Jack Gray
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From television producer Jack Gray comes a generational account of finding one’s way at work, at home, and even across the street. There are a lot of unforgettable characters in these pages: a loveable if possibly alcoholic dog; a set of... (read more)

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Robert Altman: the Oral Biography (10 Edition)
Robert Altman: the Oral Biography (10 Edition)
by Mitchell Zuckoff
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Robert Altman—visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, Hollywood legend—comes roaring to life in this rollicking oral biography.  After an all-American boyhood in Kansas City, a stint flying bombers in World War... (read more)

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