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The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies: Featuring the 100 Greatest Sports Films of All Time
The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies: Featuring the 100 Greatest Sports Films of All Time
by Ray Didinger
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The Boston Globe, November 1, 2009 “…this book is great fun.” The Oregonian, November 18, 2009 "…fun arguments and rental tips, and this book is full of all sorts of interesting facts." Patriot-News, December 14, 2009 &... (read more)

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Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema
Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema
by Annette Kuhn
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This is especially true of the science fiction film—a genre as old as cinema itself—which has rarely received the serious attention devoted to such genres as the western, the film noir and recently, under the aegis of feminist film... (read more)

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The Porn Identity: Spoof Porn Films
The Porn Identity: Spoof Porn Films
by Arsula Undress
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The Porn Identity will cheer you up as you discover a fabulous line-up of some of the friskiest films of all time. Some real, some imagined, these titillating titles are accompanied by anatomically unimaginable illustrations. This book of sexy spoof... (read more)

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Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars: Intimate, Funny, Outrageous, Sexy, Instructional, and Shocking Tell-Alls from the Biggest Names in the
Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars: Intimate, Funny, Outrageous, Sexy, Instructional, and Shocking Tell-Alls from the Biggest Names in the
by Lainie Speiser
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The Biggest Names in the Adult Entertainment Biz in One Big Tell-All! "A fascinating peek into the sex lives of porn's top stars. A juicy read!"— Anka Radakovich, sex columnist, British GQ “I can't stop reading this... (read more)

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The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror
The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror
by David J Skal
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Illuminating the dark side of the American century, The Monster Show uncovers the surprising links between horror entertainment and the great social crises of our time, as well as horror's function as a pop analogue to surrealism and other artistic... (read more)

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Tokyo Grindhouse Volume One: Pinky Violence Bad Girl Cinema
Tokyo Grindhouse Volume One: Pinky Violence Bad Girl Cinema
by Jack Hunter
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Between 1970 and 1974, numerous Japanese film companies - in particular Nikkatsu and Toei - produced dozens of films in a new sub-genre which combined action, sex, violence and crime, and was dominated by ruthless and deadly delinquent females. This sub... (read more)

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Film Noir Reader
Film Noir Reader
by Alain (edt) Silver
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An anthology of 22 seminal and contemporary essays on the art of noir in film, drawing together definitive studies and ruminations on the philosophy and techniques that made movies like The Maltese Falcon classics. The essays include the first English... (read more)

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The B List: The National Society of Film Critics on the Low-Budget Beauties, Genre-Bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love
The B List: The National Society of Film Critics on the Low-Budget Beauties, Genre-Bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love
by David Sterrit
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The choicest noir, neo-noir, science fiction, horror, westerns, midnight movies, and more—from critics like David Ansen, Jami Bernard, Roger Ebert, Carrie Rickey, Richard Schickel, and Kenneth Turan.... (read more)

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Genre and Hollywood (Sightlines)
Genre and Hollywood (Sightlines)
by Steve Neale
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Genre and Hollywood provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of genre. In this important new book, Steve Neale discusses all the major concepts, theories and accounts of Hollywood and genre, as well as the key genres which theorists have... (read more)

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How to Win X Factor
How to Win X Factor
by Keeley Bolger
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Based on the UK's largest talent search, and soon to be on in the U.S. on FOX, this guide offers a lighthearted look at the show, the controversies over vote rigging, and the rivalry between the judges and contestants. The author also offers her tips on... (read more)

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Martial Arts (Virgin Film)
Martial Arts (Virgin Film)
by Penelope Rance
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The late 60s and 70s saw a massive surge in the release of martial arts films, spawning a cult following which is still growing. This essential guide explores up to 20 seminal films in detail, with particular focus on recurring themes, directors, and... (read more)

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Ride, Boldly Ride: The Evolution of the American Western
Ride, Boldly Ride: The Evolution of the American Western
by Mary Lea Bandy
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and#147;A sweeping, insightful account of this most rich and resilient of movie genres. Bandy and Stoehr rescue the Western from the oversimplifications of much recent ideological criticism and present the form in the full range of its emotional... (read more)

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Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies (11 Edition)
Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies (11 Edition)
by George Anastasia
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The gangster movie is one of the most popular genres in film. From the Italian, Irish, and Russian “families” in America to similarly sinister groups in Europe, Japan, and beyond, the cinema has never shied away from portraying the evil... (read more)

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Hollywood Genres: Formulas, Filmmaking, and the Studio System
Hollywood Genres: Formulas, Filmmaking, and the Studio System
by Thomas Schatz
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The central thesis of this book is that a genre approach provides the most effective means for understanding, analyzing and appreciating the Hollywood cinema. Taking into account not only the formal and aesthetic aspects of feature filmmaking, but... (read more)

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Zombies on Film: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema
Zombies on Film: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema
by Ozzy Inguanzo
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Ozzy Inguanzo is a writer and filmmaker whose work in the motion picture industry spans all facets of moviemaking, from development and production through post-production and marketing. His experience includes Sam Raimi's Spider-Man ... (read more)

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The Encyclopedia of War Movies: Wars 1900 to the Present
The Encyclopedia of War Movies: Wars 1900 to the Present
by Robert Ralsey Davenport
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Written for a general audience, some 800 entries list Hollywood movies, from the silent era to the present, that have as their subject the US's 20th century wars. Entries provide listings of personnel and synopses of plots. They also frequently... (read more)

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Film Genre Reader III
Film Genre Reader III
by Barry Keith Grant
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The standard reference and classroom text for the study of genre in film.... (read more)

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The Horror of It All: One Moviegoer's Love Affair with Masked Maniacs, Frightened Virgins, and the Living Dead...
The Horror of It All: One Moviegoer's Love Affair with Masked Maniacs, Frightened Virgins, and the Living Dead...
by Adam Rockoff
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Pop culture history meets blood-soaked memoir as a horror film aficionado and screenwriter recalls a life spent watching blockbuster slasher films, cult classics, and everything in between.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Horror films have simultaneously... (read more)

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Thats Blaxploitation Roots of the Baadas
Thats Blaxploitation Roots of the Baadas
by Darius James
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"Hosanna! Darius James has done it again. As if his fabulous Negrophobia has not already set everyone hopping and agog, James has now given us the extraordinary, unique, provocative, and hilarious That's Blaxploitation! A must-read for every decent... (read more)

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Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema
Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema
by Todd Mcgowan
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In Out of Time, Todd McGowan takes as his starting point the emergence of a temporal aesthetic in cinema that arose in response to the digital era. Linking developments in cinema to current debates within philosophy, McGowan claims that films that change... (read more)

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