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Introduction to Documentary, Second Edition
Introduction to Documentary, Second Edition
by Bill Nichols
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This new edition of Bill Nichols's bestselling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies... (read more)

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San Francisco Noir
San Francisco Noir
by Nathaniel Rich
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Where God Put the West: Movie Making in the Desert
Where God Put the West: Movie Making in the Desert
by Bette L Stanton
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"TV you can make on the backlot, but for the big screen, the real dramas, you have to do it where God put the West." ---John Wayne A fascinating compendium of photographs and memories of the cinematic legends who made movies and advertisements... (read more)

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Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir
Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir
by Eddie Muller
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Welcome to Dark City, urban landscape of the imagination. A place where the men and women who created film noir often find themselves dangling from the same sinister heights as the silver-screen avatars to whom they gave life. Eddie Muller, who led... (read more)

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Warring Clans, Flashing Blades: A Samurai Film Companion
Warring Clans, Flashing Blades: A Samurai Film Companion
by Patrick Galloway
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“Galloway has all sorts of interesting insights and facts that’ll make you want to re-watch your [favorite films], or check out some that you’ve never seen.”—Wired magazine Movie treasure hunter Patrick Galloway is back... (read more)

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Outer Limits: The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Science-Fiction Films
Outer Limits: The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Science-Fiction Films
by Howard Hughes
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Science fiction is probably the most popular box office genre in movie history and has given filmgoers some of their most memorable cinematic experiences. Outer Limits takes its readers on a tour of the sci-fi cinema universe in all its fantastical... (read more)

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Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy (Cappella Books)
Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy (Cappella Books)
by Saul Austerlitz
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From City Lights to Knocked Up, this history examines American film from the perspective of its unwanted stepbrother, the comedy, and puts the comic titans of the present in the context of their predecessors. The 30 chapters and 100 essays ... (read more)

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A Field Guide to Monsters: This Book Could Save Your Life
A Field Guide to Monsters: This Book Could Save Your Life
by Dave Elliott
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A Field Guide to Monsters, a hysterical spoof on field guides, compiles the world’s scariest and most popular monsters, including Godzilla, Wolf Man, Mr. Hyde, and many others. Filled with fun monster facts, including size comparisons, habitats... (read more)

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The Great Movie Musical Trivia Book
The Great Movie Musical Trivia Book
by Jeff Kurtti
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If you're a fan of the celluloid musical, get ready - you are about to have one terrific time. -Shirley Jones It's here. The perfect gift for anyone who likes a good movie musical ... This is complete coverage: from stats through awards, to fun dirt on... (read more)

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The Horror Movie Survival Guide
The Horror Movie Survival Guide
by Matteo Molinari
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The Mummy. The first thing that comes to mind is the curse...reanimation... and revenge. But what further mysteries are there to be unwrapped in the tombs of the Ancient Egyptians? This exciting new anthology from the editor of Vampires, Wine and Roses... (read more)

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The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir
The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir
by Foster Hirsch
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Since The Dark Side of the Screen first appeared two decades ago, when film noir was still a little-known group of dark, brooding postwar B-movies, it has become the essential take on what has become one of todays most pervasive screen influences and... (read more)

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Making of Alternative Cinema Volume 1
Making of Alternative Cinema Volume 1
by Mark Falsetto
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Few people have a true understanding of what it takes to get a feature film made and released. How does a film get from idea to finished product? How do film directors interact with other creative personnel such as actors, set designers, cinematographers,... (read more)

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Sleaze Creatures: An Illustrated Guide to Obscure Hollywood
Sleaze Creatures: An Illustrated Guide to Obscure Hollywood
by David Earl Worth
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This book captures the true essence of obscure Hollywood horror and science fiction movies of the 1950's. Worth examines fifty of the most obscure anti WORST Hollywood movies ever made, with emphasis on production history and director/producer/star... (read more)

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Bullets Over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture from the Silents to "The Sopranos"
Bullets Over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture from the Silents to "The Sopranos"
by John Mccarty
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The gangster, like the gunslinger, is a classic American character-and the gangster movie, like the Western, is one of the American cinema's enduring film genres. From Scarface to White Heat, from The Godfather to The Usual Suspects, from Once Upon a... (read more)

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Hardboiled Hollywood: The Origins of the Great Crime Films
Hardboiled Hollywood: The Origins of the Great Crime Films
by Max Decharne
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The Big Sleep, The Godfather, Little Caesar, LA Confidential—behind these classic films theres a story waiting to be told, and pulp novels, bank robbers, and serial killers have all played a part in shaping crime cinema. But after Hollywood throws... (read more)

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Dada and Surrealist Film
Dada and Surrealist Film
by Rudolf E Kuenzli
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This groundbreaking collection of thirteen original essays analyzes connections between film and two highly influential twentieth-century movements. The essays, which comment on specific films and deal with theoretical and topical questions, are framed... (read more)

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The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Gangster Film (Overlook Film Encyclopedia)
The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Gangster Film (Overlook Film Encyclopedia)
by Phil Hardy
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Since the initial publication of the first three groundbreaking volumes -- Horror, Science Fiction, and The Western -- The Overlook Film Encyclopedia series has been deemed the most authoritative, stylish, and compulsively readable film reference series... (read more)

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Playing to the Camera: Musicians and Musical Performance in Documentary Cinema (Nonfictions)
Playing to the Camera: Musicians and Musical Performance in Documentary Cinema (Nonfictions)
by Thomas Cohen
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"Playing to the Camera" is the first full-length study devoted to the musical performance documentary. Its scope ranges from music education films to punk rock concert films to experimental video art featuring modernist music. Unlike the 'music under... (read more)

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The BFI Companion to Crime
The BFI Companion to Crime
by Phil Hardy
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Robbers, gangsters, murderers, and criminals of every description have long been a staple of popular entertainment. Movies are no exception, and film buffs and scholars alike now have a complete guide to the vast array of films that make up the... (read more)

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Hollywood's Dark Cinema: The American Film Noir
Hollywood's Dark Cinema: The American Film Noir
by R Barton Palmer
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From the early cinematic career of Frank Capra to the psychologically revealing films of Martin Scorsese, the books in this series offer an authoritative guide to the study of film and its trends by studying individual filmmakers and cinematic movements.... (read more)

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