Reference & Annuals
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010
For nearly twenty-five years, Roger Ebert's annual collection has been recognized as the preeminent source for full-length critical movie reviews. The 2010 Yearbook includes more than five hundred reviews along with interviews, essays, tributes, journal entries, and his famous "Questions for the Movie Answer Man." Softcover, 662 pp. $36.99.
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.
Halliwell's The Movies that Matter
Long established as the first and last word in movie-going information, Halliwell's is the film industry's favourite guide. In this major new edition, David Gritten, former chairman of the London Film Critics' Circle, brings Halliwell's into the 21st century. Here are the movies that have created a benchmark and stand out through more than seven decades of filmmaking. Softcover, 711 pp. $41.95.
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.
Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide 2009
More than 17,000 capsule movie reviews, with more than 300 new entries; more than 10,000 DVD and 14,000 video listings; an up-to-date list of mail-order and online sources for buying and rentings DVDs and videos; and a newly updated index of leading performers and an index of leading directors. Softcover, 1644 pp. $10.99.
"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.
Time Out Film Guide 2009
The annual Time Out Film Guide covers every area of world cinema: classic silents and 1930s comedies, documentaries and the avant-garde, Europe and Asia, the Hollywood mainstream and B-movie horrors. Includes 17,500 films reviewed over the last 39 years by Time Out critics, credits for cast and other key creative personnel, strong international coverage, and a list of the world's 100 key movie websites. Softcover, 1345 pp. $32.95.
140 chapters, profiling 140 movies, chosen from among the most beautiful, the most imaginative, the most surprising, and also the most successful in the history of cinema. Cinephiles will get lost in the gorgeously illustrated pages of this luxurious volume. Hardcover, 600 pp. $75.00.
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.
Obsessed With Hollywood
Andrew J. Rausch
With a whopping 2,500 original questions spanning the world of film, Obsessed With Hollywood is a movie-lover's untimate trivia experience! Test your knowledge on everything from the most popular movie moments to the most obscure factoids in categories such as Classic Films, The Directors, Academy Awards, and more - including Guilty Pleasures: those movies so bad, they're terrific. Filled with movie morsels to elevate even the most diehard film junkies beyond their current level of expertise, Obsessed with Hollywood is an addictive diversion for anyone with an appreciation for the silver screen. Hardcover, 320 pp. $25.95.
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.
The Academy Awards: The Complete Unofficial History
Jim Piazza & Gail Kinn
Meet the cast of thousands - the stars and storytellers, those behind the scenes and in front of the cameras - as they enjoy their coveted moment in the spotlight at Hollywood's most glamorous and important celebration. Nearly eighty years of film history unfold in these pages, in words and images, along with all the detailed information that makes it the perfect one-stop reference for film fans. So settle into your seat on the aisle at the Academy Awards!
Movies of the 30s
From Tod Browning's Dracula (1931) to Charlie Chaplin's Great Dictator (1940), this volume dives into the flashy and vibrant cinema of the 1930s. It was a time when the world was plagued by great economic hardship, an unfathomable war was taking shape, and humanity sought refuge in the sweet distraction of motion pictures. Softcover, 575 pp. $52.99.
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.
Film Studies: The Basics
Film Studies: The Basics gives necessary information about the movie industry; who does what on a film set; the history, the technology and the art of cinema, and theories of stardom, genre and film-making. Including illustrations and examples from an international range of films drawn from a century of movie making and a glossary of terms for ease of reference, this book is a suitable guide for film students or fans. Softcover, 171 pp. $22.50.
Zombiemania: 80 Movies to Die For
Arnold T. Blumberg & Andrew Hershberger
Zombiemania takes an in-depth look at one of the most popular horror film categories of all time. What is it that makes us so scared of and yet so intrigued by the living dead? Why is it that shambling corpses with a taste for brains, or mindless automatons controlled by a voodoo master still retain such relentless power? This book is illustrated with many still photographs from films of this genre, some published for the first time. Softcover, 497 pp. $29.95.
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.
Film Review 2006-2007
Film Review is the world's longest-established film annual. The 62nd edition presents the definitive guide to the year's cinema, featuring reviews of every theatrically released movie and new DVD. The reviews and technical information are accompanied by features on new faces, noteworthy events, outstanding soundtracks, details of awards and festivals and a chapter of showbusiness obituaries. Lavishly illustrated and packed with incisive commentary and opinions, Film Review is an essential reference for movie enthusiasts and industry professionals. Hardcover, 208 pp. $49.95. Film Review 2005-2006 - Hardcover, 208 pp. $49.99.
Screen World - Volume 57: 2006
Movie fans eagerly await each year's new edition of Screen World, the definitive record of the cinema since 1949. Volume 57 provides an illustrated listing of every significant American and foreign film released in the United States in 2005, documented with more than 1000 color and black-and-white photographs. Hardcover, 466 pp. $64.95.
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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