Film Glossaries and Encyclopedias
This is the most comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia on film, and it has
long been considered the undisputed bible of the film industry. With up-to-date
additions, this fifth edition features more than 8,000 A-Z entries on the artistic,
technical, and commercial aspects of moviemaking. Unrivaled in its scope, The
Film Encyclopedia is the indispensable film book for moviegoers, students,
critics, and everyone associated with the art and craft of motion pictures.
Softcover, 1542 pp. $39.95.
the Baby and Kill the Blonde: An Insider's Guide to Film Slang
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a gaffer and a grip?
Or what makes the best boy so great? In this fact-filled book, Dave Knox, a
top camera operator and longtime veteran of the film industry, gives you the
inside story on the lingo and slang heard on a set. This is an A-Z guide to
making a movie: the equipment, the crew, and sometimes hilarious terminology
-- everything that you need to know to sound like a seasoned pro. Softcover,
223 pp. $17.95.
If you want to make it in Hollywood you'd better learn the lingo! This indipensible
A-to-Z guide is guaranteed to make you sound like you know what you're talking
about -- even when you don't. Hardcover, 96 pp. $18.95.
on Film: Walking Tours of Hollywood's Fabled Front Lot
This special guide to the Big City takes the reader on fourteen walking tours
of Manhattan's most memorable film locations. From Katz's Delicatessen, where
Meg Ryan verbally simulated an orgasm in When Harry Met Sally...
to the Dakota apartment building, where Rosemary's Baby slept, to St. Bartholomew's
Church, where Arthur left his bride at the altar, here you will find key sites
from more than seventy-five years of moviemaking. Softcover, 331 pp. $28.95.
What is the longest film ever made? Why do all movie phone numbers begin with
555? Who did one-arm push-ups while collecting his Oscar? Discover the answer
to these and other movie trivia questions in this entertaining collection of
fascinating film facts. Hardcover, 153 pp. $23.95.
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
Expanded and updated for 2004. More a bible than a dictionary, this revised
edition of David Thomson's definitive classic is required reading for anyone
with even a passing interest in film. With over 1300 concise yet astutely observed
biographical sketches of the most significant personalities in film history,
this book is as intelligent as it is comprehensive as it is entertaining. Essential.
to Z Guide to Film Terms
This handy, pocket-sized A-Z guide is exhaustive in its listings of film
industry jargon and technical terms. "Dutch Angle", "Buffalo
Box", "MacGuffin", "Work Print", "BFL",
and more terms than you can ever imagine are defined herein. An absolute must
for industry professionals, film students, and movie fans. Softcover, 96 pp.
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