Movies: From the Silent Classics of the Silver Screen to the Digital and 3-D Era
Assembled by a team of international movie reviewers, this is an accessible and thorough guide to the history of films. Hardcover, 580 pp. $37.50.
Appraising over 400 movies, this essential book unearths the best of Italian cinema through many eras, and even more genres. Softcover, 312 pp. $18.00.
Film ...Isms: Understanding Cinema
This engaging guide sorts the great classic films and directors according to the significant "isms" that have shaped the development of cinema. Softcover, 160 pp. $18.95.
Monsters in the Movies
A lushly illustrated guide to all the best mummies, vampires, werewolves, zombies, mad scientists, ghosts and more from throughout the world history of film. An unparalleled guide to all things nasty in the cinema. Hardcover, 340 pp. $45.00.
Hollywood Musicals: The 101 Greatest Song-and-Dance Movies of All Time
A full colour, in depth and entertaining ride through the 101 greatest son-and-dance movies of all time. Hardcover, 287 pp. $49.95.
500 Essential Cult Movies
Whether it's today's box office winners that keep us on the edge of our seats or all-time favorites that no one ever gets tired of seeing, this is the definitive guide to some of the best cult classics ever filmed. It brings together famous as well as lesser-known flicks, all of which boast passionate followings. Every genre you could imagine is covered, including dramas, thrillers, science fiction, comedies, horror, romance, Westerns, documentaries, and more. Each entry features a photo from the movie, a plot synopsis, a review, and suggestions for further viewing. Softcover, 383 pp. $23.50.
101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die
Steven Jay Schneider
From the string of stylish, iconic James Bond adventures to the fast-paced, dark works of Tsui Hark, John Woo, and Christopher Nolan, 101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die looks at the action film in all its forms. With insight from critics, film historians, and academics, this book explores what draws an audience to the thrills of these tense roller-coaster rides on the big screen. Softcover, 416 pp. $17.99.
101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die
Steven Jay Schneider
If you like nothing better than to spend your days (and nights) holed up watching off-beat fare such as Blue Velvet, Wings of Desire, Performance, This is Spinal Tap, and The City of Lost Children, then you might just be a cult film fanatic. If so, then you won't want to be without this informative guide to the most eccentric films available on DVD. Softcover, 416 pp. $17.99.
This concise introduction to the genre examines not only its most famous examples -- Leone's Dollars Trilogy -- but the offbeat fare as well, such as Cemetery Without Crosses and Django Kill. This book is illustrated with rare colour posters and stills, and it includes a multi-media reference section, listing essential books, websites, DVD releases and soundtracks. Softcover, 160 pp. $19.95.
Hooked: Drug War Films in Britain, Canada, and the United States
Susan C. Boyd
In Hooked, Susan C. Boyd explores over a century of American, British, and Canadian films containing fictional representations of drug use, the drug trade, and the war on drugs. She examines not only popular, mainstream films but also counter-culture, alternative, and 'stoner' movies, including Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, and Trailer Park Boys: The Movie. Softcover, 250 pp. $27.95.
50 Years of Queer Cinema
Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince
From the tawdry to the beautiful, "the love that dared not speak its name" is now firmly entrenched as a voice in independent film. 50 Years of Queer Cinema is loaded with insightful, opinionated reviews. These coupled with dozens of uber-dishy special features, disrobe for the first time some eternal truths about queer icons which in years past were only whispered about. Softcover, 522 pp. $29.95.
Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide
From the editor of the bestselling annual Movie Guide comes this updated edition of the ultimate guide for fans of classic films both familiar and obscure. Covering the period from the silent era up until 1965, this comprehensive guide now has expanded star and director indexes, more foreign films, and capsule reviews of little-known and forgotten films. This is the perfect companion for anyone who loves the thrill of discovering vintage movies on DVD, cable, or online. Softcover, 810 pp. $28.50.
Story of the Scene: The Inside Scoop on Famous Moments in Film
Did Arnold Schwarzenegger really improvise "I'll be back" in The Terminator? Were the cast and crew of The Exorcist truly victims of a demonic curse? Was Stanley Kubrick actually obsessed with the rape scene from Deliverence? Story of the Scene opens up the true stories behind the myths and legends of 80 iconic cinematic moments. Softcover, 160 pp. $29.95.
101 War Movies: You Must See Before You Die
Steven Jay Schneider
With insight from critics, film historians, and academics, this book offers a breadth of knowledge and passion for a celluloid century of tanks and trenches, guns and grenades, heartrending deaths, and heroic leadership. Whether you know every line from The Great Escape or could watch The Bridge on the River Kwai again and again, this is the book for you. Softcover, 415 pp. $17.99.
101 Gangster Movies you must see before you die
Steven Jay Schneider
Sharp suits, fast cars, foul language, and grisly violence define the genre that has given us some of cinema's most memorable moments depicting society's underbelly in action. With insight from critics, film historians, and academics, 101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die explores the rise of the gangster movie, from its humble beginnings to the popular phenomenon it is today. Softcover, 416 pp. $17.99.
10,000 Ways to Die
Based upon a manuscript written when he was still a graduate student, 10,000 Ways to Die has been completely revised to reflect author Alex Cox's insights as a filmmaker in his own right. The result is a highly unique book about the Spaghetti Western, from a director's POV. When focused under Cox's keen intelligence, we see that not only have these films stood the test of time, but some of them have reached the level of high art. Softcover, 336 pp. $32.95.
These film-obsessive lists, arranged by genre, director or actor, answer that most difficult of questions: what DVD should you rent? Fancy a screwball comedy? Here, you will find all of the classics. Not seen all of Herzog's oeuvre? Here's the guide to his best. Desperate to see another James Cagney movie? No problem. In all, this is an entertaining an addictive movie encyclopedia. Softcover, 416 pp. $17.95.
Stagecoach to Tombstone: The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Westerns
The American West on film is dust and drama, shootouts and saloons in a land created by the directors who themselves were captivated by the romance of it all. Stagecoach to Tombstone tells the true story of the American West on film. With fresh insight, Howard Hughes explores 27 key films and draws on production notes, cast and crew biographies, and the films' box-office success, to reveal their place in western history. Softcover, 274 pp. $21.95.
101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die
Steven Jay Schneider
From the low-budget Flash Gordon tales to the the slick CGI-realized world of The Matrix, science-fiction films have long pushed at the boundaries of the visually and dramatically fantastic. In this book, you will be guided through the history of this famous genre, with 101 profiles of the best films that this cinematic mode has to offer. Softcover, 416 pp. $17.99.
101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die
Steven Jay Schneider
Fascinating and disturbing, horror films expose our most primal fears: our nightmares, our terrors, our vulnerability and revulsion, our terror of the unknown, and our fear of sex, death, or loss of identity. With insight from critics, historians, and academics, this book explores and illuminates the enduring popularity of this genre. Softcover, 415 pp. $17.99.
Movies: The Ultimate Insider's Guide
Always in pursuit of the best and most obscure movies, filmmakers, artists, and writers are ideal guides to film. With over 250 films to choose from, discover great but little-known films in this unique guide from the creators of the City Secrets travel series. Softcover, 306 pp. $22.95.
The Greatest Movies Ever
Jim Piazza & Gail Kinn
From a century of great comedies, dramas, musicals, romances, and more, Kinn and Piazza have selected and ranked the top 101 films worldwide -- and provided insightful commentary, facts and figures, behind-the-scenes info, and lush photographs that bring each film to life on the page. The Greatest Movies Ever is a must-have for film buffs of every age and taste. Softcover, 324 pp. $26.95.
"Have You Seen...?"
This new book is a generous history of film and an enticing critical appraisal written with as much humor and passion as historical knowledge. Not content to choose his own top films (though they are here), Thomson has created a list that will surprise and delight you. He also probes the question: after one hundred years of film, which ones are the best, and why? Hardcover, 1007 pages. $45.00.
10 Bad Dates with DeNiro: A Book of Alternative Movie Lists
Edited by Richard T. Kelly
Born of the cinephile's love of lists, penchant for argument, and obsession with the minutiae, Ten Bad Dates with DeNiro is a symposium and celebration of viewing pleasures, private passions, and cinematic lost causes. Contributions to this smart and provocative collection of out-of-the-box Top Tens include a fine cast of leading critics, filmmakers, and writers. Hardcover, 458 pp. $33.00.
From James Bond to Harry Potter, from Sense and Sensibility to The Bourne Ultimatum, Movie London is the film buff's travel guide to London. It contains detailed coverage of over 500 films, illustrated with hundreds of exclusive location photographs. This unique guide also contains maps for movie-themed walks and various full colour features. Softcover, 184 pp. $16.95.
100 Shakespeare Films
BFI Screen Guides
Shakespeare's plays have inspired spaghetti Westerns and British Oscar-winners, Bollywood thrillers and Soviet epics. Covering twenty plays, Daniel Rosenthal's selection of 100 Shakespeare films spans a century of cinema, from a silent Tempest (1907) to Kenneth Branagh's As You Like It (2006). Rosenthal traces the history of screen Shakespeare and analyses the pros and cons of adaptation. Presented alphabetically by Shakespeare play, each chapter begins with a synopsis.The film essays explore cinematography, design, dialogue, music and performance. Softcover, 298 pp. $26.99.
Movie Mistakes Take Five
Ever spotted a digital watch in a historic film? Or seen an extra walk slap bang into a door frame? There's nothing we love more than pointing out other people's mistakes, and this updated edition of the best-selling Movie Mistakes is packed with over a thousand cinematic slip-ups from some of our best-loved films. Softcover, 317 pp. $9.99.
Your Movie Sucks
In the same vein as his best-seller I Hated, Hated, Hated, This Movie, Roger Ebert's new book collects his most scathing recent reviews of not only movies that were at the bottom of the barrel, but also movies that he found underneath the barrel. Softcover, 338 pp. $20.95.
You Gotta See This: More Than 100 of Hollywood's Best Reveal and Discuss Their Favourite Films
Everyone has a favorite movie--even the people who make them. In You Gotta See This, veteran entertainment reporter Cindy Pearlman gets the scoop on the top film picks of Hollywood's entertainment elite. Through more than one hundred interviews with actors, writers, and directors, Pearlman discovers the eclectic - and frequently surprising - tastes of the people responsible for the motion pictures we love. Softcover, 256 pp. $18.50.
The all new DVD Delirium Volume 3 perfectly compliments the previous two
volumes, covering a brand new selection of the world's greatest cult
movies on DVD. Featuring in-depth reviews of horror, exploitation,
arthouse, erotic, foreign language, thriller, action, and just plain
weird movies, this edition of the ultimate guide to DVD stands alone
as an essential book for all film fanatics, and also features a comprehensive
index covering 1, 2, and 3, thus enabling readers to have instant access
to almost 2000 DVD reviews. Softcover, 639 pp. $32.95.
Packed with more than 1,300 film recommendations ranging from art
house classics to camp-filled trash, Movie Lust is the perfect guide
to finding your new favourite flicks. Here are 100 eclectic and entertaining
lists from respected film reviewer Maitland McDonagh, including: "Anime
for Dummies,""Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups,""Not Your
Father's Musicals,""Silents are Golden,""Superior
and "The Zombie Stomp."
Great Film Performances You Should Remember... But Probably Don't
In this enlightening book, John Dileo ventures beyond the obvious to pay
tribute to a collection of acting feats that have made priceless
but often underappreciated contributions to the art of screen acting.
He gets to
the heart of what made the performances so original and memorable,
whetting your appetite to see all one hundred of these superb, eye-opening
again -- or, for the first time.
Softcover, 415 pp. $27.50.
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