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  • FRANCE ON FILM : REFLECTIONS ON POPULAR FRENCH CINEMA   %%
    FRANCE ON FILM : REFLECTIONS ON POPULAR FRENCH CINEMA %%
    MAZDON LUCY [ED]
    ISBN: 9781903364086
    Title: FRANCE ON FILM : REFLECTIONS ON POPULAR FRENCH CINEMA %%
    Author: MAZDON LUCY [ED]
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: WALLFLOWER PRESS
    RRP: $39.95
    Price: $39.95
  • GERMAN NATIONAL CINEMA
    GERMAN NATIONAL CINEMA
    HAKE SABINE
    ISBN: 9780415089029
    Title: GERMAN NATIONAL CINEMA
    Author: HAKE SABINE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $58.00
    Price: $58.00
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL : THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION
    GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL : THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION
    SEITZ MATT ZOLLER
    ISBN: 9781419715716
    Title: GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL : THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION
    Author: SEITZ MATT ZOLLER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The eighth feature film from writer/director Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel, premiered at the 64th International Film Festival in February 2014, winning the Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear award and, shortly after, widespread critical and popular acclaim.

    Centered around Ralph Fiennes’s M. Gustave as the slick beating heart of a meticulously crafted, visually resplendent matryoshka-doll caper-film set primarily in an alternate-history version of 1930s Europe, Grand Budapest Hotel is also, perhaps, the most fullest expression to date of Anderon’s varied thematic and stylistic idiosyncrasies, influences, and obsessions.

    This supplemental one-volume companion to The Wes Anderson Collection (Abrams, 2013) is the only book to take readers behind the scenes of The Grand Budapest Hotel with in-depth interviews between Anderson and cultural critic/New York Times bestselling author Matt Zoller Seitz.
    Anderson shares the story behind the film’s conception, the wide variety of sources which inspired it—from author Stefan Zweig to filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch to Photochrom landscapes from turn of- the-century Middle Europe—personal anecdotes about the making of the film, and many other reflections on his filmmaking process. These interviews will be accompanied by behind-the-scenes photos, ephemera, and artwork, all woven together by the same designer, Martin Venezky, and illustrator, Max Dalton, behind The Wes Anderson Collection.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • HOW STAR WARS CONQUERED THE UNIVERSE
    HOW STAR WARS CONQUERED THE UNIVERSE
    TAYLOR CHRIS
    ISBN: 9781784970475
    Title: HOW STAR WARS CONQUERED THE UNIVERSE
    Author: TAYLOR CHRIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Forty years and $37 billion later, on the eve of EPISODE VII, the first complete history of STAR WARS - from Lucas's early drafts to the present day.

    Why do most people know what an Ewok is, even if they haven't seen Return of the Jedi? How have Star Wars action figures come to outnumber human beings? How did 'Jedi' become and officially recognised religion? When did the films' merchandising revenue manage to rival the GDP of a small country?

    Tracing the birth, death and rebirth of the epic universe built by George Lucas and hundreds of writers, artists, producers, and marketers, Chris Taylor jousts with modern-day Jedi, tinkers with droid builders, and gets inside Boba Fett's helmet, all to find out how STAR WARS has attracted and inspired so many fans for so long.

    Imprint: HEAD OF ZEUS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • HOW TO WATCH A MOVIE
    HOW TO WATCH A MOVIE
    THOMSON DAVID
    ISBN: 9781781250440
    Title: HOW TO WATCH A MOVIE
    Author: THOMSON DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From one of the most admired critics of our time, brilliant insights into the act of watching movies and an enlightening discussion about how to derive more from any film experience.

    Since first publishing his landmark Biographical Dictionary of Film in 1975 (now in its sixth edition), David Thomson has been one of the most trusted authorities on all things cinema. Now, he offers his most inventive exploration of the medium yet: guiding us through each element of the viewing experience, considering the significance of everything from what we see and hear on screen - actors, shots, cuts, dialogue, music - to the specifics of how, where, and with whom we do the viewing. With customary candour and wit, Thomson delivers keen analyses of a range of films from classics such as Psycho and Citizen Kane to contemporary fare such as 12 Years a Slave and All Is Lost, revealing how to more deeply appreciate both the artistry and manipulation of film, and how watching movies approaches something like watching life itself.

    Discerning, funny and utterly unique, How to Watch a Movie is a welcome twist on the classic proverb: Give a movie fan a film, she'll be entertained for an hour or two; teach a movie fan to watch, her experience will be enriched forever.

    Imprint: PROFILE BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • INNOCENCE OF MEMORIES
    INNOCENCE OF MEMORIES
    PAMUK ORHAN
    ISBN: 9780571338665
    Title: INNOCENCE OF MEMORIES
    Author: PAMUK ORHAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: February 2019 New Release

    The Innocence of Memories is an important addition to the oeuvre of Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk. Comprised of the screenplay of the acclaimed film by Grant Gee from 2015 (by the same name), a transcript of the author and filmmaker in conversation, and captivating colour stills, it is an essential volume for understanding Pamuk's work.

    Drawing on the themes from Pamuk's best-selling books, The Museum of Innocence, Istanbul and The Black Book, this book is both an accompaniment to the author's previous publications and a wonderfully revelatory exploration of Orhan Pamuk's key ideas about art, love, and memory.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • JACK NICHOLSON : ANATOMY OF AN ACTOR
    JACK NICHOLSON : ANATOMY OF AN ACTOR
    WALKER BEVERLY
    ISBN: 9780714866680
    Title: JACK NICHOLSON : ANATOMY OF AN ACTOR
    Author: WALKER BEVERLY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A new title in the fascinating series from world-renowned cinema magazine Cahiers du cinéma, which focuses on ten key performances from a single actor in a useful and illuminating monograph.

    Jack Nicholson (b.1937) has twice taken the Academy Award for Best Actor (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975, and As Good as It Gets, 1997) and holds a record twelve Oscar nominations, making him the most nominated actor of all time. Widely considered to be one of the finest actors working today, Nicholson's career spans such classics as Easy Rider (1969), Chinatown (1974), The Shining (1980), The Postman Always Ring Twice (1981), Terms of Endearment (1983), The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and The Departed (2006).

    An accessible text combines both a narrative and analytical dimension and is illustrated by 300 film stills, set photographs and film sequences.



    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $49.95
    Price: $49.95
  • KIN : An Extraordinary Australian filmmaking family
    KIN : An Extraordinary Australian filmmaking family
    DUTHIE AMANDA [ED]
    ISBN: 9781743056028
    Title: KIN : An Extraordinary Australian filmmaking family
    Author: DUTHIE AMANDA [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: December 2018 New Release


    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $24.95
    Price: $24.95
  • LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS AND TWO FRIENDS - TEXT CLASSICS
    LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS AND TWO FRIENDS - TEXT CLASSICS
    GARNER HELEN
    ISBN: 9781925355635
    Title: LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS AND TWO FRIENDS - TEXT CLASSICS
    Author: GARNER HELEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Last Days of Chez Nous & Two Friends showcases the range of one of Australia's greatest writers. These two scripts for films - The Last Days of Chez Nous was directed by Gillian Armstrong in 1991, and Two Friends by Jane Campion in 1986 - are funny, sharp observations of relationships and friendships that are as intimate and engrossing as Helen Garner's acclaimed novels. This edition comes with a new introduction by the internationally renowned screenwriter Laura Jones, winner of the inaugural Australian Writers' Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.



    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $12.95
    Price: $12.95
  • LIMITS OF AUTEURISM : Case Studies in the Critically Constructed New Hollywood
    LIMITS OF AUTEURISM : Case Studies in the Critically Constructed New Hollywood
    GODFREY NICHOLAS
    ISBN: 9780813589145
    Title: LIMITS OF AUTEURISM : Case Studies in the Critically Constructed New Hollywood
    Author: GODFREY NICHOLAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The New Hollywood era of the late 1960s and early 1970s has become one of the most romanticized periods in motion picture history, celebrated for its stylistic boldness, thematic complexity, and the unshackling of directorial ambition. The Limits of Auteurism aims to challenge many of these assumptions.

    Imprint: RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • MAKING THE MAGIC HAPPEN : The Art and Craft of Film Directing
    MAKING THE MAGIC HAPPEN : The Art and Craft of Film Directing
    MARSHALL PETER D
    ISBN: 9781615932658
    Title: MAKING THE MAGIC HAPPEN : The Art and Craft of Film Directing
    Author: MARSHALL PETER D
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Filmmaking can be a complicated and risky adventure, but Making the Magic Happen shows you why directing a movie is actually simpler than you think. The trick is to properly learn the "craft" of filmmak-ing first, and then adapt your logistical and creative skills to the "art" of filmmaking.

    Imprint: MICHAEL WIESE PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • MARGARET AND DAVID : 5 STARS
    MARGARET AND DAVID : 5 STARS
    DUTHIE AMANDA [ED]
    ISBN: 9781743055137
    Title: MARGARET AND DAVID : 5 STARS
    Author: DUTHIE AMANDA [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Margaret & David: 5 stars, Australian filmmakers, critics, distributors and festival directors pay tribute to Australia’s most loved critics. Over 28 years, on The Movie Show and then on At The Movies, Margaret and David shaped the way Australians saw and talked about cinema - and themselves.

    Major essay by Sandy George, with contributions from Geoffrey Rush, Fred Schepisi, Jan Chapman, Cate Shortland, Gillian Armstrong, Andrew Bovell, Josh Pomeranz, Al Clark, Richard Kuipers, Jay Weatherill, Andrew Mackie, Sandra Levy, Nashen Moodley, Adolfo Aranjuez, Kath Shelper and Warwick Thornton. Edited by Amanda Duthie.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $19.95

    Price: $19.95
  • MARILYN MONROE : The Private Life of a Public Icon
    MARILYN MONROE : The Private Life of a Public Icon
    CASILLO CHARLES
    ISBN: 9781250096869
    Title: MARILYN MONROE : The Private Life of a Public Icon
    Author: CASILLO CHARLES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Based on new interviews and research, this ground-breaking biography reveals how Marilyn's childhood contributed to her struggle with bi-polar disorder, and impacted her career and personal life.

    Marilyn Monroe. Her beauty still captivates. Her love life still fascinates. Her story still dominates popular culture. Now, drawing on years of research and dozens of new interviews this biography cuts through decades of lies and secrets and introduces you to the Marilyn Monroe you always wanted to know: a living, breathing, complex woman, bewitching and maddening, brilliant yet flawed. Casillo studies Monroe’s life through the context of her times—in the days before feminism. Before there was adequate treatment for bipolar disorder. Starting with her abusive childhood, this biography exposes how—in spite of her fractured psyche—Marilyn managed to transform each celebrated love affair and each tragedy into another step in her journey towards immortality. Casillo fully explores the last two years of her life, including her involvement with both John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, and the mystery of her last day.

    Just a few of Casillo's revelations:

    *Despite reports of their bitter rivalry, Elizabeth Taylor secretly called Marilyn when she was fired from her last film to offer moral and financial support.

    *Film of a rumored nude love scene with Clark Gable was said to have been destroyed—but an exclusive interview reveals that it still exists.

    A meticulously detailed account of the events of her last day, revealing how a series of miscommunications and misjudgments contributed to her death.

    Imprint: ST MARTINS PRESS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • MEET ME AT THE INTERSECTION
    MEET ME AT THE INTERSECTION
    LIM REBECCA / KWAYMULLINA AMBELIN
    ISBN: 9781925591705
    Title: MEET ME AT THE INTERSECTION
    Author: LIM REBECCA / KWAYMULLINA AMBELIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Meet Me at the Intersection is an anthology of short fiction, memoir and poetry by authors who are First Nations, People of Colour, LGBTIQA+ or living with disability. The focus of the anthology is on Australian life as seen through each author’s unique, and seldom heard, perspective.

    With works by Ellen van Neerven, Graham Akhurst, Kyle Lynch, Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Olivia Muscat, Mimi Lee, Jessica Walton, Kelly Gardiner, Rafeif Ismail, Yvette Walker, Amra Pajalic, Omar Sakr, Wendy Chen, Jordi Kerr, Rebecca Lim, Michelle Aung Thin and Alice Pung, this anthology is designed to challenge the dominant, homogenous story of privilege and power that rarely admits ‘outsider’ voices.

    Imprint: FREMANTLE ART CENTRE PR.
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • MILLER AND MAX
    MILLER AND MAX
    BUCKMASTER LUKE
    ISBN: 9781743793084
    Title: MILLER AND MAX
    Author: BUCKMASTER LUKE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Miller and Max is the story of two heroes. One, a leather jacket-clad road warrior whose adventures in a dystopian future have made an indelible imprint on global popular culture. The other, the artist who created him: a softly spoken son of Greek and Turkish migrants, whose life charters a spectacular course from a tiny Queensland town to the highest echelons of Hollywood. In a sense the two men's personalities could not be more different. Max Rockatansky is ravaged by personal demons and intolerant of others: an impetuous, bitter, violent loner. George Miller is patient, collaborative and perfectionist: a filmmaker with big visions and slow, meticulous turn around times. Also, a qualified doctor with experience working in hospital emergency wards.

    George Miller would make his first film, Mad Max in 1976 after raising $300,000 from family and friends and hiring a no-name actor, Mel Gibson. Some of his team would be paid in slabs of beer. Edited in his kitchen at home, the film would go on to gross more than $100 million worldwide and become the most profitable film ever made, a title it kept for over two decades. Miller would go on to make three more Mad Max films over three and half decades culminating in Fury Road in 2015, which against all odds wins a record breaking six Academy Awards, the largest haul of an Australian film in history. In between times with both success and failure in Hollywood from Babe to Happy Feet and more, Miller's quiet determination and audacious film making is never more apparent than in the Mad Max universe.

    Written with the cooperation of a role call of cast, crew, family and associates, Miller and Max gets behind the scenes and on set, as well as behind Miller's sensible-sounding camouflage to reveal what's really inside the man — which is more than a little Max Rockatansky. Both forces seem to come out of nowhere; both remain to this day huge forces in the zeitgeist and are truly heroes of our time.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • MONTY PYTHONS FLYING CIRCUS : Hidden Treasures   **Special Price**
    MONTY PYTHONS FLYING CIRCUS : Hidden Treasures **Special Price**
    BESLEY ADRIAN
    ISBN: 9781853759741
    Title: MONTY PYTHONS FLYING CIRCUS : Hidden Treasures **Special Price**
    Author: BESLEY ADRIAN
    Format: BOXED SET
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Monty Python's Flying Circus: Hidden Treasures is the complete, authorised history of Monty Python, with bits in. Never before has the story of the Pythons been so brilliantly told, in words, rare and unseen photographs and fascinating examples of removable and on-the-page facsimile memorabilia.

    The 'Dead Parrot' sketch. 'The Lumberjack Song'. 'Argument Clinic'. 'Spam'. Monty Python's Flying Circus was packed with famous skits and classic one-liners, many of which are still globally recognized from the Hollywood Bowl to the University of Woolloomooloo. Their irreverent humour is the yardstick by which others are judged and the adjective 'Pythonesque' has been part of the English language for years. This book delves into the official Monty Python archives for the first time and tells the Monty Python story through photographs, text and props in the shape of removable facsimile memorabilia, including hand-scribbled scripts, never-before-published cue sheets, postcards, programmes and more.

    Imprint: CARLTON - HARIDE GRANT
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $24.95
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