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  • FILMS OF JOSEPH LOSEY
    FILMS OF JOSEPH LOSEY
    PALMER JAMES
    ISBN: 9780521387804
    Title: FILMS OF JOSEPH LOSEY
    Author: PALMER JAMES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
    RRP: $39.95
    Price: $39.95
  • 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
  • I WAS A TEENAGE MOVIE MAKER
    I WAS A TEENAGE MOVIE MAKER
    GLUT DON
    ISBN: 9780786430413
    Title: I WAS A TEENAGE MOVIE MAKER
    Author: GLUT DON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: MCFARLAND AND CO
    RRP: $46.95
    Price: $46.95
  • IRISH FILM : THE EMERGENCE OF A CONTEMPORARY CINEMA
    IRISH FILM : THE EMERGENCE OF A CONTEMPORARY CINEMA
    MCLOONE MARTIN
    ISBN: 9780851707938
    Title: IRISH FILM : THE EMERGENCE OF A CONTEMPORARY CINEMA
    Author: MCLOONE MARTIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE
    RRP: $55.00
    Price: $55.00
  • ITALIAN CINEMA : Arthouse to Exploitation
    ITALIAN CINEMA : Arthouse to Exploitation
    FORSHAW BARRY
    ISBN: 9781843449102
    Title: ITALIAN CINEMA : Arthouse to Exploitation
    Author: FORSHAW BARRY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    From the unbridled sensuality of silent Italian films, to the neorealist classic Bitter Rice, to the astonishing imagination of Fellini and the more cerebral and fascinating movies of Antonioni, Italy has a filmic legacy unlike that of any other nation.

    This greatly expanded edition of Italian Cinema explores the new generation of Italian film and TV successes as well as important directors and movements of the past, with every kind of film examined.

    Imprint: KAMERA BOOKS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 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
  • JIM JARMUSCH
    JIM JARMUSCH
    SUAREZ JUAN
    ISBN: 9780252074431
    Title: JIM JARMUSCH
    Author: SUAREZ JUAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS
    RRP: $33.95
    Price: $33.95
  • LA GRANDE ILLUSION
    LA GRANDE ILLUSION
    JACKSON JULIAN
    ISBN: 9781844572854
    Title: LA GRANDE ILLUSION
    Author: JACKSON JULIAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: PALGRAVE
    RRP: $32.00
    Price: $32.00
  • 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
  • LOVING AND HATING HOLLYWOOD : REFRAMIING GLOBAL AND LOCAL CINEMAS
    LOVING AND HATING HOLLYWOOD : REFRAMIING GLOBAL AND LOCAL CINEMAS
    MILLS JANE
    ISBN: 9781741756647
    Title: LOVING AND HATING HOLLYWOOD : REFRAMIING GLOBAL AND LOCAL CINEMAS
    Author: MILLS JANE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $40.00
    Price: $40.00
  • 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: JULY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    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
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