Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor. No, and that's exactly the point. Bookstores are chock full of household name actors and their high stakes shenanigans. I don't want to be a spoilsport, but we've all been down that road before. Case in point: look to your left - see that Judy Garland book? You don't need that, you know plenty about her already - great voice, crappy life. Now look to your right at the Charlton Heston book.
You don't need to cough up hard-earned dough for that either. You know his story too - great voice, crappy toupee. The truth is that though you might not have a clue who I am, there are countless working stiffs like me out there, grinding away every day at the wheel of fortune. If the book sucks, at least there are gobs of pictures, and they're not crammed in the middle like all those other actor books. DK September 6, Hardcover English.
Produced in full collaboration with Lucasfilm and written by renowned Star Wars experts, Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual History, Updated Edition provides a unique timeline of every facet of Star Wars history, as well as the saga's impact on popular culture and world events. Titan December 19, Hardcover English. Running Press September 18, Hardcover English. Insight Editions July 31, Paperback English. What would it be like to ride on the Hogwarts Express from King's Cross station, shop in Diagon Alley, be sorted into one of the four Hogwarts houses, attend a potion's class and try out for Quidditch?
Packed with fun activities and pictures from the eight Harry Potter films, including an 8-page fold-out Hogwarts Diary and full-page character posters. Anything can happen at Hogwarts! Insight Editions October 23, Hardcover English. Titan May 1, Hardcover English. Loyola Press August 1, Paperback English. You'll find many distinct stories that only each specific writer could tell, all painting a fun and surprisingly touching portrait of the true impact of anime over multiple generations. Learn how anime has impacted culture from authors, artists, critics, anime enthusiasts, and super fans such as John Rodriguez, Alicia Malone, Emma Fyffe, and many more.
Martin's Press February 21, Paperback English. From the first "talkies" to modern blockbusters, The New York Times Guide to the Best 1, Movies Ever Made collects the original reviews of the most popular and influential films exactly as they appeared in print, creating a fascinating history of nearly a century of cinema. Written by such acclaimed critics as Vincent Canby, Janet Maslin, Elvis Mitchell, and others, the film reviews featured in this indispensable volume cover black and white classics, Technicolor musicals, widescreen extravaganzas, genre favorites, art films, and foreign masterpieces with honest and thought-provoking assessments that reflect the eras in which they were initially released.
With critiques of beloved European and Asian films by directors such as Truffaut, Fellini, Almodovar, and Kurosawa appearing beside Hollywood milestones from Kubrick, Spielberg, Hitchcock, and Welles, this book traces the careers of these groundbreaking filmmakers, and encapsulates the evolution of the medium and film criticism-making this an invaluable resource for any movie fan. Gallery Books July 7, Paperback English.
The Worst. Enough time has passed since Showgirls flopped spectacularly that it's time for a good hard look back at the sequined spectacle. A salvage operation on a very public, very expensive train wreck, It Doesn't Suck argues that Showgirls is much smarter and deeper than it is given credit for. In an accessible and entertaining voice, the book encourages a shift in critical perspective on Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls , analyzing the film, its reception, and rehabilitation.
This in-depth study of a much-reviled movie is a must-read for lovers and haters of the Razzie winner for Worst Picture. This expanded edition includes an exclusive interview between the author and Showgirls director Paul Verhoeven, as well as a new preface. Titan December 6, Hardcover English. Taschen September 25, Hardcover English. One of the most creative minds of the 20th century, Walt Disney created a unique and unrivaled imaginative universe.
Like scarcely any other classics of cinema, his astonishing collection of animated cartoons revolutionized storytelling on screen and enchant to this day across geographies and generations. In TASCHEN's first volume of one of the most expansive illustrated publications on Disney animation, some 1, images and essays by eminent Disney experts take us to the beating heart of the studio's "Golden Age of Animation.
With extensive research conducted through the historical collections of the Walt Disney Company, as well as private collections, editor Daniel Kothenschulte curates some of the most precious concept paintings and storyboards to reveal just how these animation masterpieces came to life. Masterful cel setups provide highly detailed illustrations of famous film scenes while rare pictures taken by Disney photographers and excerpts from story conferences between Walt and his staff bring a privileged insider's view to the studio's creative process.
Each of the major animated features that were made during Walt's lifetime-including Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and One Hundred and One Dalmatians-are given their own focus chapter, without forgetting less familiar gems such as the experimental short films of the Silly Symphonies series and underappreciated episodic musical films such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time, all of which receive the same meticulous research and attention. Many unfinished projects, among them the proposed sequels to the legendary musical Fantasia or a homage to Davy Crockett by painter Thomas Hart Benton, are also highlighted with rarely seen artworks, many of them previously unpublished.
Throughout, contributions from leading Disney specialists detail the evolution of each respective film. First volume of one of the most expansive illustrated publications on Disney animation. Covers the Walt Disney journey from the era of silent films through to his final masterpiece The Jungle Book Includes the first full-length feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , the landmark artistic experiment Fantasia , and beloved postwar classics such as Cinderella and Peter Pan Remarkable behind-the-scenes insight with excerpts from story conferences with Walt and his staff and rare pictures taken by Disney studio photographers.
Taschen April 12, Hardcover English. This is the first book to explore Stanley Kubrick's archives and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date. In , when Stanley Kubrick was asked to comment on the metaphysical significance of A Space Odyssey, he replied: "It's not a message I ever intended to convey in words. I tried to create a visual experience, one that bypasses verbalized pigeonholing and directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophic content. A completely nonverbal experience. The second part of the book brings to life the creative process of Kubrick's filmmaking by presenting a remarkable collection of mostly unseen material from his archives, including photographs, props, posters, artwork, set designs, sketches, correspondence, documents, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules.
Accompanying the visual material are essays by noted Kubrick scholars, articles written by and about Kubrick, and a selection of Kubrick's best interviews.
Disney Editions September 15, Hardcover English. Chronicle Books October 10, Hardcover English. Disney Editions January 31, Hardcover English. Insight Editions July 18, Hardcover English. Carlton Books May 1, Hardcover English. How to explain the enduring appeal of the The Godfather film and its two sequels?
This book, The Godfather , concentrates on the elements that combined, against all odds, to make the Paramount production so successful when it appeared in the screenplay from Mario Puzo's bestselling novel; a cast of actors who, apart from Marlon Brando, had not yet achieved celebrity; the vivid locations in New York and Sicily; and the inspired direction of Francis Ford Coppola only 31 years old when shooting commenced. Film historian and The Godfather afficionado Peter Cowie - who's written extensively on Francis Ford Coppola - delves deep into the trilogy's history.
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the '70s -- an unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll both onscreen and off and a climate where innovation and experimentation reigned supreme. Based on hundreds of interviews with the directors themselves, producers, stars, agents, writers, studio executives, spouses, and ex-spouses, this is the full, candid story of Hollywood's last golden age. There was no cocaine before Easy Rider on the street. After Easy Rider, it was everywhere.
Why do people go see them? Why is the public so stupid? That's not my fault. See details Item can only be shipped in Canada Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. Not yet rated write a review. Now, in West of Eden, she turns to Los Angeles, the city of her childhood. Stein vividly captures a mythic cast of characters: their ambitions and triumphs as well as their desolation and grief.
These stories illuminate the bold aspirations of five larger-than-life individuals and their families. West of Eden is a work of history both grand in scale and intimate in detail. At the center of each family is a dreamer who finds fortune and strife in Southern California: Edward Doheny, the Wisconsin-born oil tycoon whose corruption destroyed the reputation of a U.
Finally, Stein chronicles the ascent of her own father, Jules Stein, an eye doctor born in Indiana who transformed Hollywood with the creation of an unrivaled agency and studio. In each chapter, Stein paints a portrait of an outsider who pins his or her hopes on the nascent power and promise of Los Angeles. West of Eden depicts the city that has projected its own image of America onto the world, in all its idealism and paradox.
As she did in Edie, Jean Stein weaves together the personal recollections of an array of individuals to create an astonishing tapestry of a place like no other. As ever, gaudy, debauched, merciless Hollywood has the power to enthrall its audience. New York Times bestseller— now a major motion picture directed by and starring James Franco! In , an independent film called The Room —starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit named Tommy Wiseau—made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles.
Bates, and seven Gremlins? This deluxe seek-and-find for film buffs challenges viewers to locate iconic characters and elements from the work of 12 great directors within largeformat, sumptuously illustrated set-piece spreads one for each director, with the Coen brothers as a pair.
With answer keys followingthe spreads, and visual discovery and delight on every page, Now Playing is a beautifully packaged treat for movie and visual puzzle fans. Many of our favorite movies come with a side of iconic food moments: the elaborate timpano from Big Night, Charlie Chaplin's dancing dinner rolls in The Gold Rush, the orgasmic deli fare from When Harry Met Sally, or the redemptive birthday cake from Sixteen Candles. In this cookbook, author Andrew Rea of the hit YouTube channel "Binging with Babish" recreates these iconic food scenes and many more.
With recipes from more than 40 classic and cult films, Eat What You Watch is the perfect gift for both movie buffs and home cooks who want to add some cinematic flair to their cooking repertoire. Roger Ebert, the famed film writer and critic, wrote biweekly essays for a feature called "The Great Movies," in which he offered a fresh and fervent appreciation of a great film. The Great Movies collects one hundred of these essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of love, analysis, and history that will send readers back to that film with a fresh set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm—or perhaps to an avid first-time viewing.
Wonderfully enhanced by stills selected by Mary Corliss, the film curator at the Museum of Modern Art, The Great Movies is a treasure trove for film lovers of all persuasions, an unrivaled guide for viewers, and a book to return to again and again. Continuing the pitch-perfect critiques begun in The Great Movies , Roger Ebert's The Great Movies II collects additional essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of love, analysis, and history that will send readers back to films with a fresh set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm—or perhaps to an avid first-time viewing.
Neither a snob nor a shill, Ebert manages in these essays to combine a truly populist appreciation for today's most important form of popular art with a scholar's erudition and depth of knowledge and a sure aesthetic sense. Once again wonderfully enhanced by stills selected by Mary Corliss, former film curator at the Museum of Modern Art, The Great Movies II is a treasure trove for film lovers of all persuasions, an unrivaled guide for viewers, and a book to return to again and again. The result is a meticulously designed book that captures and reflects the spirit of Wes Anderson's movies: melancholy, playful, wise, and wonderfully unique.
Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photographs, concept artwork, and hand-written notes and storyboards accompany the text. The book also features an introduction by critics and collaborators Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou, and a foreword by critic Matt Zoller Seitz. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
Learn all about the film's conception, hear personal anecdotes from the set, and explore the wide variety of sources that inspired the screenplay and imagery—from author Stefan Zweig to filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch to photochrom landscapes of turn-of-the-century Middle Europe. Previously unpublished production photos, artwork, and ephemera illustrate each essay and interview.
Together, they offer a complete overview of Anderson's filmography to date. Packed with bonus inserts, Diagon Alley: A Movie Scrapbook is a one-of-a-kind tour through the beloved wizarding locale. On this bustling street, seen throughout the Harry Potter films, the latest brooms are for sale, wizard authors give book signings, and young Hogwarts students acquire their school supplies—cauldrons, quills, robes, wands, and brooms. Detailed profiles of each shop include concept illustrations, behind-the-scenes photographs, and fascinating reflections from actors and filmmakers that give readers an unprecedented inside look at the beloved wizarding location.
Destined to be a must-have collectible for fans of Harry Potter, Diagon Alley: A Movie Scrapbook also comes packed with removable inserts. Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by examples from many periods and countries, the authors help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will enrich their understanding of any film, in any genre.
In-depth examples deepen students' appreciation for how creative choices by filmmakers affect what viewers experience and how they respond. Film Art is generously illustrated with more than 1, frame enlargements taken directly from completed films, providing concrete illustrations of key concepts. Along with updated examples and expanded coverage of digital filmmaking, the eleventh edition of Film Art delivers SmartBook, first and only adaptive reading experience currently available, designed to help students stay focused, maximize study time and retain basic concepts.
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What if James Cameron had directed Spider-Man? This groundbreaking book, now fully updated and revised, tells the story of legendary unmade films. Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece is rated 5 out of 5 by 1. Clarke created this cinematic masterpiece. Regarded as a masterpiece today, A Space Odyssey received mixed reviews on its release.
Despite the success of Dr. Although some leading critics slammed the film as incomprehensible and self-indulgent, the public lined up to see it. Author Michael Benson explains how was made, telling the story primarily through the two people most responsible for the film, Kubrick and science fiction legend Arthur C. Celebrate the 25th-anniversary of Reservoir Dogs by diving into the brilliant, twisted mind of Quentin Tarantino and discover the artistic process of an Oscar-winning legend.
Known for his highly cinematic visual style, out-of-sequence storytelling, and grandiose violence, Tarantino's films have provoked both praise and criticism over the course of his career. The book is a tribute to a unique directing and writing talent, celebrating an uncompromising, passionate director's enthralling career at the heart of cult filmmaking.
The result is a portrait of one of the greatest directors the world has ever known, an all-round specialist who masterminded everything, from the screenplay and the photography to the editing and the soundtrack. Hitchcock discusses the inspiration behind his films and the art of creating fear and suspense, as well as giving strikingly honest assessments of his achievements and failures, his doubts and hopes.
Picking through the slag heap of the Hollywood dream factory, [he] has put together a truly prodigious anthology of star-studded scandal. Hollywood Babylon was originally published in Paris, and quickly became an underground legend. Not a word has been changed. Not a story omitted. Here is the hot, luscious plum of sizzling scandal that continues to shock the world. Pricing and Purchase Info Hurry, only 3 left!
With over 1. Selected and authored by a team of international film critics, every profile is packed with details, plot summaries and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film's history. Each entry offers a fresh look at some the greatest films of all time. This all-new edition has been updated with: New films that span the globe Detailed, full-color images Key quotations from the movies More movie posters than ever Up-to-date facts and movie triviaLearn the complete history of filmmaking, from silent-era sensations such as D.
Discover little-known facts about Hollywood's most memorable musicals, greatest dramas, noteworthy documentaries, screwball comedies, classic westerns, action and adventure films, and more. Movie lovers of all stripes will thoroughly enjoy this must-have compilation.
The latest in the perennially popular line of Studio Ghibli art books, which includes interviews, concept sketches, and finished animation cels from classics such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Sheeta, a girl who has the power to defy gravity, is on the run from pirates when she meets the young inventor Pazu. Together they explore the secrets of Laputa, a flying city constructed by a long-lost race of people. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa Sally Hawkins is trapped in a life of silence and isolation.
Featuring interviews and commentary from key actors and members of the creative team, the book also showcases the amazing concept art and design work created for the film. This beautifully illustrated atlas of beloved movies is an essential reference for cinephiles, fans of great films, and anyone who loves the art of mapmaking.
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Acclaimed artist Andrew DeGraff has created beautiful hand-painted maps of all your favorite films, from King Kong and North by Northwest to The Princess Bride , Fargo , Pulp Fiction , even The Breakfast Club —with the routes of major characters charted in meticulous cartographic detail. Each map is presented in an 9-byinch format, with key details enlarged for closer inspection, and is accompanied by illuminating essays from film critic A.
Jameson, who speaks to the unique geographies of each film. There has never been a book published devoted solely to the promotional art associated with the films themselves. This magnificent companion to The Art of Horror, from the same creative team behind that award-winning illustrated volume, looks at the entire history of the horror film, from the silent era right up to the latest releases and trends.
Through a series of informative chapters and fascinating sidebars chronologically charting the evolution of horror movies for more than a century, profusely illustrated throughout with over rare and unique images including posters, lobby cards, advertising, promotional items, tie-in books and magazines, and original artwork inspired by classic movies, this handsomely designed hardcover traces the development of the horror film from its inception, and celebrates the actors, filmmakers, and artists who were responsible for scaring the pants off successive generations of moviegoers!
Edited by multiple award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, and boasting a foreword by director and screenwriter John Landis An American Werewolf in London , this volume brings together fascinating and incisive commentary from some of the genre's most highly respected experts. With eye-popping images from all over the world, The Art of Horror Movies is the definitive guide for anyone who loves horror films and movie fans of all ages. The Definitive Slasher Movie Reference The slasher movie is the most reviled but successful of horror's subgenres. Taking its cue from Hitchcock, grind-house movies, and the gory Italian giallo thrillers of the s, slasher movies brought a new high in cinematic violence and suspense to mainstream cinema.
For six bloody years -the golden age of slashers-cinema screens and video stores were stalked by homicidal maniacs with murder and mayhem on their minds. The Teenage Slasher Movie Book details the subgenre's surprising beginnings, revels in its g l ory days, and discusses its recent resurgence. Packed with reviews of the best and worst slasher movies and illustrated with an extensive collection of distinctive and often graphic color poster artwork from around the world, this book also looks at the political, cultural, and social influences on the slasher movie and its own effect on other film genres.
Reviews of every conceivable slasher film of note. Updated edition with more movies and more pages. Extensively illustrated with distinctive and often graphic color poster artwork from around the world. Looks at the political, cultural, and social influences on the slasher movie and its own effect on other film genres.
A must-have for horror movie fans. The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History is the definitive collection of rare artwork, interviews, and on-set photos from the beloved Jim Henson fantasy classic. This deluxe coffee-table book contains an in-depth look at the day-to-day production of the film and showcases a huge range of incredible visuals, including candid set photography, previously unseen concept art, storyboards, production notes, and more. The book also features a plethora of amazing removable items, such as script pages, notes and sketches from Henson, and other unique treasures.
Journey back to Jim Henson's Labyrinth in this visually stunning celebration of the enchanting fantasy classic. Three decades after its release, Labyrinth, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, continues to enthrall audiences with its winning mixture of fairy-tale magic, fantastical creatures, and unforgettable music. Filled with a wealth of rare and unseen behind-the-scenes imagery, this book explores the creation of the film as seen through the eyes of the artists, costume designers, and creature creators who gave Labyrinth its distinctive look.
Featuring in-depth commentary from the talented crew and cast-including exclusive new interviews with Jennifer Connelly, Brian Henson, Brian Froud, and George Lucas-this deluxe book brings together a wealth of rare sketches, concept art, and candid set photography to form and incredible treasure trove for Labyrinth fans. With stunning visuals and unparalleled insight into the creation of a true modern classic, Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History is the perfect companion piece to one of the best-loved fantasy films of all time.
Four hundred awesome movies across four super-popular genres, all with bonus material and ranked in a countdown to 1. How many have you seen? Which LOTR film is the best? What's the best old sci-fi film? Who has the highest-ranked slasher flick, Freddy or Jason?
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Find out the answers to all these questions, then decide those answers are wrong and make up your own. The friendly and not so friendly fan debates they spawn will last for days and make you hungry to discover your favorite movies all over again. Screenwriter and historian Gary Gerani presents and evaluates each entry with an insider's perspective, and each of the four books in this set contains more than color images of rare photos, posters, and never-before-published cultural artifacts, plus an introduction from a well-known Hollywood director associated with the genre.
The definitive book for fans of monster movies, slasher films, and cult classics. They and their movies are all here in this lavishly and terrifyingly illustrated volume of the greatest, scariest, and most influential fright films. From such silent masterpieces as The Cabinet of Dr. Behind-the-scenes anecdotes, trivia, and photos complete the story of these essential motion pictures.
Anyone who has ever loved to be scared by a truly great masterpiece of terror—or even a film that strives for nothing more than to provide an audience with spooky, corny fun—will find Essential Horror Movies a necessary addition to their personal library. Romero The ultimate resource for zombie fans everywhere. The iconic images are organized chronologically and by key noir themes, including Love on the Run, Private Eye, the Heist, and the Psycho-Killer.
Along the way, we find the directorial tours de force of Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Robert Siodmak, and more, and such stars of the genre as Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, and Joan Crawford, resplendent in all their tough guy or femme fatale glory. Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in , the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
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Text in English, French, and German. Am I supposed to know this guy? Okay, so buy the damned book already and read like the wind! Best, Bruce Campbell P. Passed down from Master to apprentice, The Jedi Path is an ancient training manual that has educated and enlightened generations of Jedi. The colonists started to establish Slave Plantations producing tobacco, rice, indigo, sugar and cotton in the Southern States that was hugely profitable. To increase profits further slavery in Colonial America was introduced to provide cheap labor on the tobacco plantations.
Nearly 1 in 4 of the population were black African slaves in Colonial America. The geography, climate and natural resources available to the colonists dictated the lifestyles that would be adopted. The Colonies in the North, with limited natural resources in their colder climate, evolved into the industrial colonies concentrating on ship building and the manufacture and export of rum.
The Southern Colonies developed their agricultural resources using a system of the plantations that exported tobacco, cotton, corn, vegetables, fruit and livestock. The Middle Colonies also exported agricultural products but were also able to manufacture iron ore products such as tools, kettles, nails and large blocks of iron which they exported to England.
The original thirteen colonies entered a period of fast expansion. Original Thirteen Colonies - Foreign Interference. The newcomers were governed by the laws of the European countries who held dominion over the American colonies, which inevitably led to dissension, anger and rebellion in the original thirteen colonies. Political rivalries and military conflicts in Europe spilled across the Atlantic and into the original thirteen colonies.
European laws were introduced to the original thirteen colonies and the lucrative profits made from the hard labor the natural resources of the colonists contributed to the wealth of England. The Royal Proclamation of was designed to calm the fears of Native Indians by halting the westward expansion by colonists whilst expanding the lucrative fur trade. Original Thirteen Colonies - Rebellion The establishment and settlement of the original thirteen colonies led to many of the early Indian wars and some early rebellions.
The were early rebellions in Colonial America including Bacon's Rebellion which resulted in the Declaration of the People. The successful Pueblo Revolt which was located in New Mexico and Arizona, Pontiac's Rebellion in which a number of tribes battled against the British. The early rebellions sewed the seeds of dissent in the original thirteen colonies ultimately leading to the American Revolutionary War and the Declaration of Independence.
Original Thirteen Colonies African slaves working on a Southern tobacco plantation in For a history timeline detailing specific events relating to the Original Thirteen Colonies refer to the 13 Colonies Timeline. A comprehensive history timeline reference relating to the era can be viewed via the Colonial America Time Period. Colonial Times. First 13 Colonies. American Colonies Index. Original Thirteen Colonies Chart.
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