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The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell
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The hilarious and inspiring story of how a mysterious misfit got past every roadblock in the Hollywood system to achieve success on his own terms: a $6 million cinematic catastrophe called The Room. Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an... (read more)

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The Making of George A. Romero's Day of the Dead
The Making of George A. Romero's Day of the Dead
by Lee Karr
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Released in 1985, Day of the Dead was the final film of George A. Romeros classic zombie trilogy, which forever changed the face of horror filmmaking. Set in an apocalyptic world where the living-dead epidemic has wiped out most of humanity, the movie... (read more)

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Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion
Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion
by Sarah Gristwood
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A celebration of a timeless classic, this companion volume, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic film, is the perfect book for any fan of Audrey Hepburn or the cinema. This gorgeously illustrated tribute to... (read more)

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Documentary : a History of the Non-fiction Film, Revised Edition (2ND 93 Edition)
Documentary : a History of the Non-fiction Film, Revised Edition (2ND 93 Edition)
by Erik Barnouw
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Now brought completely up to date, the new edition of this classic work on documentary films and filmmaking surveys the history of the genre from 1895 to the present day. With the myriad social upheavals over the past decade, documentaries have enjoyed... (read more)

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Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
by Mark Harris
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In Pictures at a Revolution, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history, a book about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified. In Five... (read more)

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Oxford History of World Cinema (96 Edition)
Oxford History of World Cinema (96 Edition)
by Geoffrey (ed.) Nowell-smith
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From its humble beginnings as a novelty in a handful of cities, cinema has risen to become a billion-dollar industry and the most spectacular and original contemporary art form. In The Oxford History of World Cinema, an international team of film... (read more)

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An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood
An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood
by Neal Gabler
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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for history, this "wonderful history of the golden age of the movie moguls" (Chicago Tribune ) is a provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the... (read more)

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Hitchcock's Films Revisited (Rev 02 Edition)
Hitchcock's Films Revisited (Rev 02 Edition)
by Robin Wood
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When Hitchcock's Films was first published, it quickly became known as a new kind of book on film and as a necessary text in the growing body of Hitchcock criticism. This revised edition of "Hitchcock's Films Revisited" includes a substantial new preface... (read more)

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Movies and Methods, Volume II (85 Edition)
Movies and Methods, Volume II (85 Edition)
by Bill Nichols
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The original Movies and Methods volume (1976) captured the dynamic evolution of film theory and criticism into an important new discipline, incorporating methods from structuralism, semiotics, and feminist thought. Now there is again ferment in the field.... (read more)

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Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies
Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies
by Robert Sklar
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Movie Mobsters Paper Dolls
Movie Mobsters Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
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From 1931's The Public Enemy, starring James Cagney and Jean Harlow, to Johnny Depp's 2009 portrayal of John Dillinger in Public Enemies, here are enough dolls and costumes to create 43 different goodfellas and gals. You'll find characters from The... (read more)

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American Films of the 70s: Conflicting Visions
American Films of the 70s: Conflicting Visions
by Peter Lev
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While the anti-establishment rebels of 1969's Easy Rider were morphing into the nostalgic yuppies of 1983's The Big Chill, Seventies movies brought us everything from killer sharks, blaxploitation, and teen comedies to haunting views of a divided America... (read more)

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I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie
I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie
by Roger Ebert
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I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie is a collection of more than 200 of Ebert's most biting and entertaining reviews of films receiving a mere star or less from the only film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize. Ebert has no patience for these atrocious movies... (read more)

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Bollywood Posters
Bollywood Posters
by Jerry Pinto
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On the streets of the vibrant and anarchic city of Mumbai, the film poster is a familiar splash of color. It is an invitation to the pleasures of Bollywood, the world’s largest film industry. The collision of this most democratic of art forms with... (read more)

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Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar
Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar
by Paul Julian Smith
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Paul Julian Smith is a professor at the City University of New York. His previous books include Vision Machines: Cinema, Literature and Sexuality in Spain and Cuba, 1983-1993 and The Moderns: Time, Space and Subjectivity in Contemporary Spanish Culture.... (read more)

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Projecting Paranoia: Conspiratorial Visions in American Film (Cultureamerica)
Projecting Paranoia: Conspiratorial Visions in American Film (Cultureamerica)
by Ray Pratt
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A lit cigarette glows in the dark. A faceless voice describes sinister forces that are hard at work behind the scenes-a hidden conspiracy that controls our lives and perhaps even our thoughts. Then, like a ghost in the night, the voice is gone, leaving a... (read more)

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Social History of Iranian Cinema #04: A Social History of Iranian Cinema: The Globalizing Era, 1984-2010
Social History of Iranian Cinema #04: A Social History of Iranian Cinema: The Globalizing Era, 1984-2010
by Hamid Naficy
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Hamid Naficy is one of the world's leading authorities on Iranian film, and A Social History of Iranian Cinema is his magnum opus. Covering the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first and addressing documentaries, popular genres, and art films,... (read more)

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Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100+ Years of Chicago and the Movies
Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100+ Years of Chicago and the Movies
by Michael Corcoran
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Ranging from the dawn of the silent era to todays blockbusters and independent films, this revamped second edition chronicles the significant contributions by Chicago and Chicagoans to more than a century of American filmmaking. Among the Windy Citys... (read more)

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Pals-Polity America Through the Lens #2: Spike Lee's America
Pals-Polity America Through the Lens #2: Spike Lee's America
by David Sterritt
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Spike Lee has directed, written, produced, and acted in dozens of films that present an expansive, nuanced, proudly opinionated, and richly multifaceted portrait of American society. As the only African-American filmmaker ever to establish a world-class... (read more)

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Ancient World in the Cinema (Rev 01 Edition)
Ancient World in the Cinema (Rev 01 Edition)
by Jon Solomon
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This entertaining and useful book provides a comprehensive survey of films about the ancient woad, from The Last Days of Pompeii to Gladiator. Jon Solomon catalogues, describes, and evaluates films set in ancient Greece and Rome, films about Greek and... (read more)

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