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When Blanche Met BrandoWhen Blanche Met Brando
The Scandalous Story of A Streetcar Named Desire
Sam Stagg
When Tennessee Williams's ground-breaking play opened on Broadway, audiences were scandalized by its raw sexuality and taboo subject matter. The outrage in London was even fiercer, and Elia Kazan's movie version incensed the nation and provoked censorship by religious and political pressure groups. Yet in spite of its notoriety, A Streetcar Named Desire became both a classic and a pop-culture phenomenon. When Blanche Met Brando combines suberb research, including interviews with every living cast member of the first three revolutionary productions, in New York, London, and Hollywood, with a close reading of the play text and screenplay. Hardcover, 394 pp. $35.95.

Batman Begins: The Official Movie GuideBatman Begins: The Official Movie Guide
Claudia Kalindjian
The events of Batman Begins are captured in this extraordinary movie guide. More than 150 stunning images highlight the film's visual sophistication and drama. Alongside exerpts from the screenplay, these photographs allow readers to trace the film's story arc and experience all the action, adventure and human drama that populate the film and its environs. Interviews and essays add to the reader's behind-the-scenes knowledge. Hardco ver, 186 pp. $37.95.

Andrei Rublev: BFI Film ClassicsAndrei Rublev: BFI Film Classics
Robert Bird
While much remains mysterious in Andrei Rublev, critics have recently begun to re-appraise it as a groundbreaking film which exploits the manifold discontinuities of human experience to undermine comfortable notions of life and spirituality. Robert Bird's multi-faceted account of Andrei Rublev extends this re-evaluation of Tarkovsky's radical aesthetic by establishing the film's historical context and presenting a substancial new reading of key scenes. Softcover, 87 pp. $19.95.

Frank Miller's Sin City: The Making of the Movie Frank Miller's Sin City: The Making of the Movie
Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez
With contributions from the creators, cast and crew, Frank Miller's Sin City: The Making of the Movie covers the production from page to screen and everything in between. Featuring Rodriguez's screenplay adaptation of the original graphic novels, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, never before seen art and conceptual designs, interviews and commentary, this is the perfect companion both to the original graphic novels and to the movie. Hardcover, 267 pp. $42.00.

Derrida: Screenplay and Essays on the Film Derrida: Screenplay and Essays on the Film
Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering Kofman
This is the complete screenplay to the critically acclaimed 2002 film. Also included are essays, interviews, and a vast array of colour photographs. Softcover, $50.00.


L.A. ConfidentialL.A. Confidential
BFI Modern Classics
Manohla Dargis
Directed by Curtis Hanson from the best-selling novel by James Ellroy, L.A. Confidential is one of the key films of the 1990s. Film critic Manohla Dargis explores the careers of Hanson and Ellroy, drawing on interviews with both men, to dig deep into the film's obsession with the twinned, equally troubled histories of the Hollywood studio system and the city of Los Angeles. Softcover, 95 pp. $19.95.


The IdiotsThe Idiots
BFI Modern Classics
John Rockwell
In keeping with the principles of the Dogme 95 movement, The Idiots was shot with a hand-held camera, without ornamental music and on real locations. As well as being a shining example of this strict aesthetic, The Idiots is quintessential Lars Von Trier. This critical monograph offers a detailed analysis of the film, as well as a contextualization of it in Von Trier's body of work in film, on television and on stage. The result is a rich and illuminating interpretation of the key work of one of the most fascinating and misunderstood filmmakers of recent years. Softcover, 87 pp. $19.95.


VertigoVertigo
BFI Film Classics
Charles Barr
Released in 1958, Vertigo is Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece. Though it seems to many to be the director's most personal film, Charles Barr argues that, like Citizen Kane, Vertigo is a triumph not so much of individual authorship as of creative collaboration. This carefully considered examination explores the reasons why Vertigo is so perennially fascinating to both general audiences and critics and theorists. Softcover, 87 pp. $18.95.

Dilwale Dulhania Le JayengeDilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
BFI Modern Classics
Anupama Chopra
In 1995, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge opened to huge popular acclaim in India, eventually becoming the country's longest-running film. Displaying a distinctly European sensibility, the film exerted an enormous influence on subsequent Bollywood cinema. But, as Anupama Chorpa points out, it's a surprising film in that it upholds old-fashioned values of pre-marital chastity and family authority, affirming the idea that Westernisation need not affect an essential Indian identity. Having conducted in-depth interviews with the filmmakers, Chopra gives the definitive account of a Bollywood phenomenon. Softcover, 95 pp. $19.95.

CesarCesar
BFI Film Classics
Stephen Heath
After contextualizing Marcel Pagnol's career -- as a writer turned filmmaker -- Stephen Heath discusses the making of Cesar, the final installment in the "Marseille Trilogy." In doing so, he is lead to consider questions of speech and accent, cinema and theatricality, stereotypes and the film's cultural effects. Above all, he looks at Cesar's relation to the contemporary artistic and cultural-historical reality of Marseille, the defining locality of the trilogy and, in many ways, its main character. Softcover, 87 pp. $19.95.

Martin Scorsese's Raging BullMartin Scorsese's Raging Bull
Kevin J. Hayes
Raging Bull has been called the greatest film of the 1980s, the greatest boxing film ever made, and one of the greatest films of all time. A variety of respected scholars have pooled together their efforts to provide this scholarly account of this seminal film. Chapters include: "Art and Genre in Raging Bull,""Visual Absurdity in Raging Bull,""Raging Bull and the Idea of Performance," and others. Softcover, 164 pp. $29.95.

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Memories of a MunchkinMemories of a Munchkin: An Illustrated Walk Down the Yellow Brick Road
Meinhardt Raabe
One of the last surviving cast members of The Wizard of Oz shares his memories of making a beloved Hollywood classic. Featuring rare photographs, behind-the-scenes glimpses and gossip, original promotional material, and more than 50 specially commissioned illustrations by renowned artists such as Al Hirschfeld, Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, Sergio Aragones, Greg Hildebrandt, Al Jaffee, and many others. This is a book that no fan of Oz -- or fantasy illustration -- will want to be without. Hardcover, 288 pp. $54.95.

Making Friday the 13th: The Legend of Camp Blood Making Friday the 13th: The Legend of Camp Blood
David Grove
Eleven films, a body count in the hundreds, a fan base in the millions: Friday the 13th is the horror film series that refuses to die. Combining detailed production histories and previously unseen photos with rare anecdotes and interviews, this detailed chronicle of the films provides an entertaining and extensive document of this cinematic phenomenon. David Grove's carefully researched book will delight fans the world over. Softcover, 239 pp. $27.95.

Re-Viewing the PassionRe-Viewing The Passion
Mel Gibson's Film and the Critics

S. Brent Plate
The Passion has provoked millions to ask questions of their faith, the faith of others, and the movie itself, and this book is the tool that can help you find answers. In Re-Viewing the Passion, experts from diverse backgrounds discuss the cultural significance of this historic production. Exploring the film through such lenses as film, history, feminism, art and literature, and such viewpoints as Catholicism, Judaism, and Protestantism, top thinkers give us fresh insight into the debates surrounding The Passion. Softcover, 198 pp. $21.95.

The Phantom of the Opera CompanionAndrew Lloyd Webber's
The Phantom of the Opera Companion

Katherine Morton
This is the definitive account of the award-winning masterpiece, tracing the Phantom legend from its orgins in historical fact, through numerous artistic incarnations to the present-day theatre productions and film. Divided into three parts -- an introduction to Gaston Leroux's classic story, an in-depth look at the Andrew Lloyd Webber theatre production, and a detailed examination of Joel Schumacher's 2004 film -- this is a must-have movie companion. Softcover, 144 pp. $34.95.


Aliens of the DeepAliens of the Deep

Dr. Joseph MacInnes
Football-sized clams, eyeless shrimp, red-tipped tube worms, and lavish layers of microbes: these extraordinary organisms, tucked away at the botton of the ocean, are as close to alien life as anything seen on earth. In Aliens of the Deep veteran ocean explorer and writer Dr. Joseph MacInnis follows James Cameron and his crew as they overcome technical and physical challenges to provide an astonishing view of an extreme world and dream about one day exploring oceans -- and life -- beyond Earth. Hardcover, 192 pp. $43.50.

if.... BFI Film Classicsif.... BFI Film Classics
Mark Sinker
Released at a time of unprecedented student uprisings across the globe, if.... provided a peculiarly English perspective on the battle between generations -- the perennial war of the romantically passionate against the corrupt, the ugly, the old, and the foolish. Mark Sinker's detailed analysis of the film views it both in the context in which it was released, as well from a contemporary perspective. Softcover, 88 pp. $19.95.

The Matrix: BFI Modern Classics The Matrix: BFI Modern Classics
Joshua Clover
The first chapter in a bonafide pop-cultural phenomenon, The Matrix combined thrilling genre-mixing with highbrow contemporary philosophy, resulting in a cinematic puzzle waiting to be decoded. In this exciting BFI film guide, Joshua Clover undertakes the task of decoding the film, examining its technical wizardry, philosophical allusions, and cultural commentary. Softcover, 95 pp. $19.95.

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Geisha - Harlot - Strangler - StarGeisha - Harlot - Strangler - Star
William Johnston
The film In the Realm of the Senses was based on an actual incident. In May 1936, former geisha and prostitute, Abe Sada, murdered and castrated her lover, in one of the most notorious crimes in twentieth-century Japan. This book is a detailed non-fictional account of the events leading up to the murder, and its aftermath. Hardcover, 245 pp. $41.95.

The Art of The IncrediblesThe Art of The Incredibles
Mark Cotta Vaz
This brilliantly illustrated book provides a unique look at the creative process of animation at its best. Inside are hundreds of pieces of concept art that Academy Award-winning Pixar Animation Studios developed for the colorful characters and backdrops of The Incredibles -- with behind-the-scenes insights from the director, artists, and designers of this groundbreaking film. Hardcover, 160 pp. $56.00.


There and Back Again: An Actor's TaleThere and Back Again: An Actor's Tale

Sean Astin
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a phenomenon -- a pop culture event that transcends all expectations and becomes a part of history. Sean Astin, who played the role of Sam Gamgee, was there, on the set, for nearly two years of his life, and this account is of the on- and off- screen events before and during the film, through his eyes. Hardcover, 308 pp. $35.95.

Jacking in to the Matrix FranchiseJacking in to the Matrix Franchise: Cultural Reception and Interpretation
Matthew Kapell & William C. Doty
Feminist issues meet cyberpunk, cosmological perspectives meet mythological and literary analysis, violence in society, American values, politics, heroic models -- all are called into question as several esteemed scholars decode the entire world of the Matrix franchise. Softcover, 215 pp. $29.95.

In the Realm of the SensesIn the Realm of the Senses
BFI Film Classics
Joan Mellen
Declared obscene in Japan, where it has never been shown in its entirety, Oshima Nagisa's In the Realm of the Senses is a film overwhelmed by the controversy that surrounds it. In this illuminating monograph, Joan Mellen reclaims the film from the controversy by taking a serious look at the director's original intent to break free from the social conventions and filmmaking traditions in Japanese culture. Softcover, 88 pp. $20.95.

Caught in the Web: Dreaming Up the World of Spider-Man 2Caught in the Web: Dreaming Up the World of Spider-Man 2
Mark Cotta Vaz
In this captivating behind-the-scenes journey, fans can discover how the myth and magic became real in Spider-Man 2, as they plunge deeper into Spider-Man's world to meet the characters, explore the environments, and follow the storyline in a stunning visual journey. Packed with hundreds of amazing production illustrations, Caught in the Web is certain to extend to enjoyment of the thrilling motion picture. Softcover, 159 pp. $27.95.

Shreck: From the Swamp to the ScreenShreck: From the Swamp to the Screen
John Hopkins
This light-hearted book chronicles the dramatic (and occasionally comic) adventures of the making of Shreck and Shreck 2. It features a trove of behind-the-scenes information and trivia, and is jam-packed with illustrations -- including concept art and character sketches, storyboards, models, set and prop designs, and stills. Hardcover, 176 pp. $45.00.

Groundhog Day: BFI Film ClassicsRyan GilbeyGroundhog Day: BFI Film Classics
Ryan Gilbey
Groundhog Day tells the story of an unhappy TV weatherman named Phil Connors, who one day finds himself repeating one boring day over and over again in the Pennsylvania town of Punxutawney. Drawing upon the moralistic magic of It's a Wonderful Life, Groundhog Day is a romantic-comedy with echoes of Samuel Beckett. The book includes a thorough analysis of the script, details about the actors and creators, and general commentary on the film. Softcover, 95 pp. $20.95.

It's A Wonderful Life: A Memory BookIt's A Wonderful Life: A Memory Book
Stephen Cox
Today, It's a Wonderful Life sparkles as one of Hollywood's most brilliant ornaments, a treasured gift for generations of movie lovers to eagerly unwrap each year. It's a Wonderful Life: A Memory Book takes you behind the snowy scenes of Frank Capra's magical film and features a feast of stories from cast members, commentary from the director, as well as rare previously unpublished photographs. Hardcover, 139 pp. $28.95.

Unforgiven: BFI Modern ClassicsUnforgiven: BFI Modern Classics
Edward Buscombe
In this book, Edward Buscombe explores the ways in which Unforgiven, the story of an aging gunfighter who comes out of retirement for one last job, moves between the requirements of the traditional western, with it's conventions of revenge and male bravado, and more modern sensitivities. Softcover, 95 pp. $20.95.

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Withnail & IWithnail & I
Kevin Jackson
Not simply the tale of a booze-fuelled bender in the English countryside (as many critics were quick to point upon its original release), Withnail & I has endured the test of time and proven itself to be a bonafide cult classic. In this enlightening film guide, Kevin Jackson analyses the mood and magic of the film, its aesthetic sensibility, and its deft balance of comic brilliance and unflinching drama. Softcover, 95 pp. $20.95.

Nosferatu: Phantom der NachtNosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
S.S. Prawer
Werner Herzog's 1979 remake of the 1922 seminal horror film is an arresting work of cinema: a visual tour-de-force displaying all of the director's signature melancholy, pessimistic Romanticism, spirituality and technical flair. In S.S. Prawer's detailed examination of the film, he offers an account of the film's production history as well as a detailed discussion of its aesthetic merits. Softcover, 87 pp. $20.95.

Alien WomanAlien Woman:
The Making of Lt. Ellen Ripley
Ximena Gallardo & C. Jason Smith
Across three decades and four films, Lt. Ellen Ripley's struggle with the fierce and terrible Alien and the powers that desire it traces the arc of women's struggles in America. Alien Woman makes the Alien saga an important site for the discussion and study of sex and gender systems, the refashioning of the female body, and the creation and commodification of the female hero. Softcover, 241 pp. $25.95.

Up Periscope YellowUp Periscope Yellow: The Making of the Beatles Yellow Submarine
Al Brodax
The producer and co-author of the screenplay for Yellow Submarine recalls a madcap, frenzied escapade that came to be reflected in an enduring piece of screen history in Up Periscope Yellow. Brodax's generously illustrated book is a special gift to fans of the Beatles, of Yellow Submarine and of spirited, flavourful writing about movies. Softcover, 267 pp. $37.95.

The Art of the Ridiculous SublimeThe Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch's Lost Highway
Skavoj Zizek
This detailed analysis of Lost Highway, based on the premisis of Lacanian psychoanalysis, interprets David Lynch's unique universe of the "ridiculous sublime" as a simultaneous playful staging and traversing of the fundamental ideological fantasies that sustain our late capitalist society. Zizek invites readers to reexamine easy assumptions, recieved opinion, and current political trends. He also poses questions about the ways in which we understand our world and culture. Softcover, 47 pp. $22.95.

Cold MountainCold Mountain: The Journey from Book to Film
Edited by Linda Sunshine
Observing the pre-production, production, and post production of the film Cold Mountain, this book goes beyond the technicalities to recount and reflect upon the creation of this epic film. With introductions by both Charles Frazier and Anthony Minghella, Cold Mountain: The Journey from Book to Film, explores the many challenges they faced, and the paths taken to transform the novel into the film. Hardcover, 192 pp. $46.95.

The Alamo: Illustrated HistoryThe Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film
Thompson Thompson
With more than 125 photos, in full colour, this official companion book, The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film, tells the exciting story of this remarkable movie in pictures and words, revealing all the behind-the-scenes drama of 101 days of production. Also included is the full-length screenplay. Softcover, 160 pp. $29.95.

The Last SamuraiThe Last Samurai
Various authors
Edward Zwick's The Last Samurai, starring Tom Cruise, is the epic story of an American cavalry officer's search for redemption amid the upheaval of late-nineteeneth-century Japan. Journey deeper into the world of the film with this unique collection of photographs, screenplay excerpts, and historical contextualization. Softcover, 159 pp. $19.95.

Bond Girls Are ForeverBond Girls Are Forever
Maryam d'Abo & John Cork
For over forty years, James Bond has had the good fortune to share the screen with some of the most dangerous, sexy, self-sufficient, brilliant, and beautiful women of our times. With its stunning photographs and tantalizing background information, Bond Girls Are Forever is an elegant celebration of the Bond Girls phenomenon and a must-have for Bond fans. Hardcover, 191 pp. $65.00.

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Winged MigrationWinged Migration
Jacques Perrin & Jean Francois Mongibeaux
With patience, perseverance, and a passion for their subject, Jacques Perrin and his team of filmmakers and ornithologists spent years following both individual birds and entire flocks on their yearly pilgramages around the world. This majestic book furthers the experience of the film, and offers what is easily the most informative and stunning document ever about the amazing migratory odysseys of birds. Hardcover, 270 pp. $75.00.

The Donnie Darko BookThe Donnie Darko Book
Richard Kelly
Although largely ignored at the box-office, Donnie Darko has since aquired an almost instantaneous cult following on home video. This stunning book, which includes an interview with the writer/director, the complete screenplay, and an eclectic collection of photos and illustrations, brings the reader further into the twisted labyrinth and nightmarish landscape of this unique film. Softcover, 155 pp. $28.00.

The Making of Master and CommanderThe Making of Master and Commander
Tom McGregor
The epic adventure Master and Commander has taken over a decade to bring to the screen. This comprehensive guide reveals the vision that shaped the project and contains fascinating background information and exclusive interviews with cast and crew. Illustrated with colour photographs. Softcover, 168 pp. $26.95.

The Lord of the RingsThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Visual Companion
Jude Fisher
Re-live the excitement and explore the artistry behind The Return of the King in this majestic official companion. Cover-to-cover colour photographs are supported by an illuminating text. Hardcover, 71 pp. $36.95.

Gollum: How We Made Movie MagicThe Lord of the Rings
Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic
Andy Serkis
Filmmaking history was made when, in The Two Towers, an actor's performance and digital animaion were seamlessly integrated to create the world's first totally lifelike computer-generated character. Now Andy Sekais (a.k.a. Gollum) tells how a three-week commission to provide a voiceover, grew into a five-year commitment to breath life and soul into The Lord of the Rings' most challenging creation. Softcover, 122 pp. $19.99.

Carry On Films: The Pocket EssentialCarry On Films: The Pocket Essential
Mark Campbell
In this handy pocket guide, all thirty Carry On films are examined in detail. Inside you'll find, full cast and crew listings, biographies of the major players, critical evaluations of the films, an exhaustive bibliography, a listing of Carry On related web-sites, and much more. Softcover, 96 pp. $11.95.


Kind Hearts and CoronetsKind Hearts and Coronets
Michael Newton
Michael Newton looks into the turbulent personalities that formed the complex style of Kind Hearts and Coronets, with its dandies, blackmailers, aristocrats and assassins. Softcover, 87 pp. $19.95.


Rio Bravo: BFI Film ClassicsRio Bravo: BFI Film Classics
Robin Wood
For Robin Wood, Rio Bravo may be the greatest American film: the epitome of the collaborative art of the studio system. In this passionate and intelligent monograph, the esteemed film critic extolls the virtues of this classic Western. Softcover, 88 pp. $19.95.



The Coen Brothers' FargoThe Coen Brothers' Fargo
William G. Luhr
Fargo
is the most commercially and critically successful film of Ethan and Joel Coen. Immediately recognized as an important work, it was nominated for five Academy Awards, and won two. In this intelligent monograph, William G. Luhr closely examines this remarkable film in the context of genre, gender and sexuality, race, history, culture, and myth. Softcover, 162 pp. $28.95.

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The War of the WorldsThe War of the Worlds
Sourcebooks
In 1938, Orson Welles threw the nation into a state of panic with his startlingly realistic radio performance of The War of the Worlds. This is the first book to capture the H.G. Wells story, the Orson Welles broadcast, and all of the other works inspired by this seminal work of science-fiction into one volume. A bonus CD, with a recording of Welles's 1938 performance, is also included. Softcover, 265 pp. $31.95.

Close-Up On Sunset BoulevardClose-Up On Sunset Boulevard
Sam Staggs
Close-Up On Sunset Boulevard
goes behind the scenes to reveal everything about the making of the movie and the larger-than-life personalities of its creators and stars. Featuring unforgettable anecdotes about every aspect of the production, this book is a remarkable account of one of the most enduring of all screen classics. Softcover, 420 pp. $23.95.  


The Blue AngelThe Blue Angel
S.S. Prawer
In this comprehensive study, S. S. Prawer reconstructs the production history of The Blue Angel, showing how Sternberg's virtuoso visual style was amply supported by an immensely talented team of actors and technicians. Prawer also provides a detailed analysis of the film's aesthetics showing how the grave political situation in Germany reverberated in its seemingly airtight world. Softcover, 79 pp. $21.95.


Gangs of New YorkGangs of New York
Making the Movie
Journey behind-the-scenes of Martin Scorsese's epic saga Gangs of New York with this all-access account of the making of the film. Features include: interviews with the cast and production personnel, the complete screenplay, dozens of photographs, and much more. A worthy supplement to a remarkable film. Softcover, 288 pp. $34.95.


I Know Where I'm GoingI Know Where I'm Going
Pam Cook
Pam Cook traces the film's production history, exploring its place in Powell and Pressburger's canon and showing how it wove into its narrative the memories and aspirations of an international group of filmmakers. Focusing on the extensive use of special effects, she reveals a technologically ambitious masterpiece, a multilayered work rich in allusions whose emotional power time has not diluted. Softcover, 79 pp. $21.95.
 

A Long Hard Look at PsychoA Long Hard Look at Psycho
Raymond Durgnat
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is closely scrutinized in this intelligently written monograph. Raymond Durgnat develops various polemics -- about spectatorship, Hollywood narrative codes, psychoanalysis, editing and shot-composition, among other themes -- that will forever change the way that we look at this classic thriller. Softcover, 248 pp. $32.95.


Burnt by the SunBurnt by the Sun
Birgit Beumers
In this intelligent monograph, Nikita Mikhalhov's Burnt by the Sun is discussed in great detail -- from its artistic merit to its social and political implications. Also, the controversial film is contextualized, both within the director's career as well as in the history of Russian filmmaking. Softcover, 134 pp. $29.95.



Eyes Wide ShutEyes Wide Shut: BFI Modern Classics
Michel Chion
When Eyes Wide Shut opened in 1999 many of its initial audiences deemed it both baffling and breathtaking. In this insightful book by Michel Chion, Stanley Kubrick's enigmatic swan song is closely scrutinized and placed in the context of his distinguished career. Softcover, 95 pp., $21.95.



Star Wars MythmakingStar Wars Mythmaking:
Behind the Scenes of Attack of the Clones

Jody Duncan
The only total access look at the making of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, this book offers the rare chance to watch creativity spring to life in George Lucas' monumental saga of good versus evil. Filled with revealing observations from the remarkable team of artists and technicians, and featuring dozens of exclusive never-before-seen colour photographs, this extraordinary volume takes you through the complete filmmaking process to reveal the secrets and the marvelous anecdotes that lie behind the movie magic. Softcover, 224 pp. $29.95.


This Is Spinal Tap: The Official CompanionThis Is Spinal Tap:
The Official Companion

Karl French
Film critic Karl French explains what made This Is Spinal Tap an unforgettable cult classic. Packed with exclusive material, including the screenplay, movie stills, contributions from the band members, and extracts from improvised footage that never made the final cut. This book is essential reading for the Spinal Tap fan. Softcover, 309 pp. $18.50.


Code of Honor
The Making of Three Great American WesternsCode of Honor
The Making of Three Great American Westerns
Michael F. Blake
Code of Honor offers detailed accounts of the making of three classic American Westerns: High Noon, Shane, and The Searchers. Granted unfettered access to the studio archives and using original interviews, Michael F. Blake punctures long-standing myths and debates, gives credit where credit is due, and ultimately offers fresh and insightful perspectives on each of the three films. Softcover 260 pp. $31.95.

The Complete James Bond Movie EncyclopediaThe Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia
Newly Revised Edition
Steven Jay Rubin
The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia
is packed with hundreds of photographs, thousands of entertaining movie facts, and countless behind-the-scenes details, making this book the ultimate source of information on all things Bond. Entries cover everything from the recent return of James Bond's legendary Aston Martin to the villainous Zao, his newest nemesis. Softcover, 526 pp. $34.95.


Ghosts of the Abyss
A Journey into the Heart of the Titanic
Ghosts of the Abyss
A Journey into the Heart of the Titanic
Don Lynch and Ken Marschall
Curious to investigate the state of the sunken ocean liner, James Cameron had made dives to the wreck while shooting footage for his 1997 blockbuster movie Titanic. By 2001, he had developed more sophisticated photographic equipment and was finally able to photograph the wreck in a whole new way. Here is the story of that expedition -- in words and unforgettable images. Hardcover, 144 pp. $49.95.

Inside the World of Star WarsInside the World of Star Wars
Attack of the Clones
Simon Beecroft
The incredible locations of Attack of the Clones are revealed as never before in this lavishly illustrated guide. Intricate cross-section artistry and 3-D maps provide the most detailed look yet at the world of the movie. Also, the carefully researched text provides detailed background information and several new insights into the Star Wars universe. Hardcover, 40 pp., $29.99.

A City of SadnessA City of Sadness
BFI Modern Classics
Berenice Reynaud
Winner of the Golden Lion in Venice in 1989, A City of Sadness introduced Western audiences to the richness of New Taiwanese cinema. In this lucid analysis, Berenice Reynaud deciphers the complex social and historical threads that combine in the film while examining its aesthetics in the context of Hou's entire career. Softcover, 95 pp. $21.95.

Andy Warhol's Blow JobAndy Warhol's Blow Job
Roy Grundmann
Renowned for his innovations in the graphic arts (painting, drawing, and printmaking), Andy Warhol also made significant contributions to the art of filmmaking. In this detailed, funny, and scholarly yet accessible, Roy Grundmann closely scrutinizes Warhol's film Blow Job, and makes a case for it as a pivotal text in the post-war avant-garde of the 1960's. Softcover, 228 pp. $37.95.

The 39 StepsThe 39 Steps
Mark Glancy
Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps is carefully examined in this well-researched film guide. Mark Glancy provides both a detailed historical contextualization, as well as his own lucidly written critical appraisal of the film.Softcover, 119 pp. $27.95.

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The Making of CasablancaThe Making of Casablanca:
Bogart, Bergman, and World War II

Aljean Harmetz
Published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the release of Casablanca, this updated version of "Round Up the Usual Suspects" offers the ultimate insider's look at the politics and personalities behind one of the most celebrated movies of all time. Drawing upon diaries, archives, and a myriad of interviews, this richly detailed book is essential reading for Casablanca fans and anyone who loves movies. Softcover, 402 pp., $19.95.

The World of Austin PowersThe World of Austin Powers
Andy Lane
With over 350 stills and photographs taken from all three films, step inside this mojo-ridden celebration of the International Man of Mystery and all his cohorts as this definitive guide to all things groovy takes you in-depth into Austin's gadgets & girls, hangouts & hideouts, bubblies & jubblies. Can you dig it, Baby? Softcover, 116 pp. $26.95.

The Manchurian CandidateThe Manchurian Candidate
BFI Film Classics
Greil Marcus
"It may be the most sophisticated political thriller ever made in Hollywood," Pauline Kael wrote of John Frankenheimer's terrifying 1962 film about an American serviceman brainwashed in Korea and made into an assassin. In this detailed account Greil Marcus closely examines this remarkable film, whose effect time has been unable to dilute. Softcover, 79 pp., $21.95.

A Night To RememberA Night To Remember
The Definitive Titanic Film
Jeffrey Richards
This guide to A Night to Remember and the cinematic interpretations of the Titanic tragedy has fresh and interesting relevance both for film goers and those with an interest in the Titanic story itself. Included are stories about the production, background information about the Titanic, and a critical analysis of the film. Softcover, 130 pp. $25.95.


Making 2001
The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stephanie Schwam, ed.
The broadest and most current book to date to document the film's evolution - from its inception to its release. $22.50.

 

  

Pure Imagination
The Making of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryPure Imagination
The Making of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Mel Stuart and Josh Young
Re-visit one of the most enduring of all family films -- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory -- in this lavishly illustrated, fact-filled book. Herein are all the intriging stories and entertaining anedotes pertaining to the pre-production, shooting, reception, and legacy of this unique film. Hardcover, 131 pp., $44.95.

Bond On Set
Filming Die Another DayBond On Set: Filming Die Another Day
Greg Williams
Go behind the scenes with 007 in this exciting photo-essay about the making of the 20th James Bond movie, Die Another Day. The remarkable images contained within Bond On Set are accompanied by quotes and dialogue with key members of the cast and crew. This astonishing chronicle captures all the style, the excitement and the complexities of making a Bond movie, and provides an unprecedented insight into the world of 007. Softcover, 155 pp. $29.95.

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