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  • MOVIE DOCTORS
    MOVIE DOCTORS
    KERMODE MARK / MAYO SIMON
    ISBN: 9781782116646
    Title: MOVIE DOCTORS
    Author: KERMODE MARK / MAYO SIMON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    For over a decade, Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode have been sharing their film expertise with each other (and occasionally the odd listener) on the airwaves.

    Now they bring their unique blend of deep movie knowledge and medical ignorance to their new guise as the Movie Doctors, ready to offer improbable cinematic cures for the dilemmas of modern life.

    Need an alternative to counting sheep? Try The Piano. Tinnitus driving you up the wall? Interstellar can help. Stressed and anxious? The Big Lebowski is what you need. Mayo and Kermode also take their scalpel to 'sick' movies, dissecting the perils of excessive length, the ill effects of glowing praise and warning how cosmetic surgery can change the face of a film. Celluloid or humanoid, the Movie Doctors are here to help.

    Imprint: CANONGATE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • NEIL JORDAN
    NEIL JORDAN
    PRAMAGGIORE MARIA
    ISBN: 9780252075308
    Title: NEIL JORDAN
    Author: PRAMAGGIORE MARIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS
    RRP: $33.95
    Price: $33.95
  • NEO FEMINIST CINEMA : GIRLY FILMS CHICK FLICKS AND CONSUMER CULTURE
    NEO FEMINIST CINEMA : GIRLY FILMS CHICK FLICKS AND CONSUMER CULTURE
    RADNER HILARY
    ISBN: 9780415877749
    Title: NEO FEMINIST CINEMA : GIRLY FILMS CHICK FLICKS AND CONSUMER CULTURE
    Author: RADNER HILARY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What lies behind current feminist discontent with contemporary cinema? Through a combination of cultural and industry analysis, Hilary Radner's Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture shows how the needs of conglomerate Hollywood have encouraged an emphasis on consumer culture within films made for women. By exploring a number of representative "girly films," including Pretty Woman, Legally Blonde, Maid in Manhattan, The Devil Wears Prada, and Sex and the City: The Movie, Radner proposes that rather than being "post-feminist," as is usually assumed, such films are better described as "neo-feminist." Examining their narrative format, as it revolves around the story of an ambitious unmarried woman who defines herself through consumer culture as much as through work or romance, Radner argues that these films exemplify neo-liberalist values rather than those of feminism. As such, Neo-Feminist Cinema offers a new explanation as to why feminist-oriented scholars and audiences who are seeking more than "labels and love" from their film experience have viewed recent "girly films" as a betrayal of second-wave feminism, and why, on the other hand, such films have proven to be so successful at the box office.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $54.00

    Price: $54.00
  • NEW CHINESE CINEMA   %%
    NEW CHINESE CINEMA %%
    TAM KWOK-KAN / DISSANAYAKE WIMAI
    ISBN: 9780195906073
    Title: NEW CHINESE CINEMA %%
    Author: TAM KWOK-KAN / DISSANAYAKE WIMAI
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $31.95
    Price: $31.95
  • OSTRICH BOYS : CRITICAL SCRIPTS
    OSTRICH BOYS : CRITICAL SCRIPTS
    GRAY KEITH / MILLER CARL
    ISBN: 9781408130827
    Title: OSTRICH BOYS : CRITICAL SCRIPTS
    Author: GRAY KEITH / MILLER CARL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2010 besides a host of other awards, Keith Gray's hit novel features a group of three friends who embark on a remarkable journey from Cleethorpes to Scotland with a stolen urn containing the ashes of their best friend. Now adapted for the stage, Ostrich Boys will appeal strongly to boys as well as girls. Building on a decade of highly effective work and publications, each book in this series features detailed, structured schemes of work utilising drama approaches to improve literary and language analysis and places pupils' understanding of the learning process at the heart of the activities.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $23.00
  • REEL MEALS SET MEALS : FOOD IN FILM AND THEATRE   %%
    REEL MEALS SET MEALS : FOOD IN FILM AND THEATRE %%
    POOLE GAYE
    ISBN: 9780868195780
    Title: REEL MEALS SET MEALS : FOOD IN FILM AND THEATRE %%
    Author: POOLE GAYE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $27.45
    Price: $27.45
  • RIN TIN TIN : THE LIFE AND THE LEGACY
    RIN TIN TIN : THE LIFE AND THE LEGACY
    ORLEAN SUSAN
    ISBN: 9780857896292
    Title: RIN TIN TIN : THE LIFE AND THE LEGACY
    Author: ORLEAN SUSAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: ATLANTIC BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • ROMAN POLANSKI
    ROMAN POLANSKI
    MORRISON JAMES
    ISBN: 9780252074462
    Title: ROMAN POLANSKI
    Author: MORRISON JAMES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS
    RRP: $33.95
    Price: $33.95
  • ROMULUS MY FATHER  -  SCREENPLAY
    ROMULUS MY FATHER - SCREENPLAY
    DRAKE NICK
    ISBN: 9780868198101
    Title: ROMULUS MY FATHER - SCREENPLAY
    Author: DRAKE NICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $21.95
    Price: $21.95
  • SATYAJIT RAY : THE INNER EYE : BIOGRAPHY OF A MASTER FILM MAKER
    SATYAJIT RAY : THE INNER EYE : BIOGRAPHY OF A MASTER FILM MAKER
    ROBINSON ANDREW
    ISBN: 9781860649653
    Title: SATYAJIT RAY : THE INNER EYE : BIOGRAPHY OF A MASTER FILM MAKER
    Author: ROBINSON ANDREW
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: I B TAURIS
    RRP: $48.00
    Price: $48.00
  • SHINING A LIGHT : 50 YEARS OF THE AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE
    SHINING A LIGHT : 50 YEARS OF THE AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE
    FRENCH LISA / POOLE MARK
    ISBN: 9781876467203
    Title: SHINING A LIGHT : 50 YEARS OF THE AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE
    Author: FRENCH LISA / POOLE MARK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: AUSTRALIAN TEACHERS OF ME
    RRP: $39.95
    Price: $40.00
  • SHOOT LIKE SCORSESE : THE VISUAL SECRETS OF SHOCK ELEGANCE AND EXTREME CHARACTER
    SHOOT LIKE SCORSESE : THE VISUAL SECRETS OF SHOCK ELEGANCE AND EXTREME CHARACTER
    KENWORTHY CHRISTOPHER
    ISBN: 9781615932320
    Title: SHOOT LIKE SCORSESE : THE VISUAL SECRETS OF SHOCK ELEGANCE AND EXTREME CHARACTER
    Author: KENWORTHY CHRISTOPHER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Martin Scorsese directs films that range from the subtlest studies of relationships to violent gangster movies, with characters who are driven to the extremes of their personality. This book looks at Scorsese s key techniques, showing how he uses space, framing, and a strong sense of direction, to en-sure that your films are brimming with tension, shock, and emotion."

    Imprint: MICHAEL WIESE PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SO ANYWAY...
    SO ANYWAY...
    CLEESE JOHN
    ISBN: 9780099580089
    Title: SO ANYWAY...
    Author: CLEESE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Candid and brilliantly funny, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a comedy giant.

    En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-wracking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of 8 and 5/6ths; his endlessly peripatetic home life with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work as a teacher who knew next to nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman. And so on to his dizzying ascent via script-writing for Peter Sellers, David Frost, Marty Feldman and others to the heights of Monty Python.

    Punctuated from time to time with John Cleese's thoughts on topics as diverse as the nature of comedy, the relative merits of cricket and water-skiing, and the importance of knowing the dates of all the kings and queens of England, this is a masterly performance by a master performer.

    Imprint: ARROW
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • STAR WARS STORMTROOPERS : Beyond the Armor
    STAR WARS STORMTROOPERS : Beyond the Armor
    WINDHAM RYDER
    ISBN: 9780062681171
    Title: STAR WARS STORMTROOPERS : Beyond the Armor
    Author: WINDHAM RYDER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Just in time for the next blockbuster, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this unique and beautifully designed compendium with removable features traces one of the franchise's most iconic characters-the stormtrooper-from initial development through all nine Star Wars movies to their many iterations in TV, comics, videogames, novels, and pop-culture.

    Star Wars: A New Hope, the very first installment in the beloved science-fiction series, introduced the Imperial stormtroopers-the army of the fearsome and tyrannical Galactic Empire. Charged with establishing Imperial authority and suppressing resistance, these terrifying, faceless, well-disciplined soldiers in white have become a universal symbol of oppression.

    Star Wars Stormtroopers explores these striking warriors and their evolution in depth for the first time. Ryder Windham and Adam Bray trace the roots of their creation and design, and explore how these elite troops from a galaxy far, far away have been depicted in movies, cartoons, comics, novels, and merchandizing.

    Filled with photographs, illustrations, story boards, and other artwork, this lavish officially licensed book comes complete with removable features, including posters, stickers, replica memorabilia and more, making it an essential keepsake for every Star Wars fan, as well as military, design, and film aficionados.

    Imprint: HARPER DESIGN
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • TARANTINO : A Retrospective
    TARANTINO : A Retrospective
    SHONE TOM
    ISBN: 9780500519486
    Title: TARANTINO : A Retrospective
    Author: SHONE TOM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Reservoir Dogs by diving into the brilliant, twisted mind of Quentin Tarantino and discover the artistic process of an Oscar-winning legend.

    Known for his highly cinematic visual style, out-of-sequence storytelling, and grandiose violence, Tarantino’s films have provoked both praise and criticism over the course of his career. They’ve also won him a host of awards—including Oscars, Golden Globes, and BAFTA awards—usually for his original screenplays. His oeuvre includes the cult classic Pulp Fiction, bloody revenge saga Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, and historical epics Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight .

    This stunning retrospective catalogs each of Quentin Tarantino’s movies in detail, from My Best Friend’s Birthday to The Hateful Eight. The book is a tribute to a unique directing and writing talent, celebrating an uncompromising, passionate director’s enthralling career at the heart of cult filmmaking.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • TERRENCE MALICK : REHEARSING THE UNEXPECTED
    TERRENCE MALICK : REHEARSING THE UNEXPECTED
    VILLA DANIELE
    ISBN: 9780571234561
    Title: TERRENCE MALICK : REHEARSING THE UNEXPECTED
    Author: VILLA DANIELE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    The brilliant and essential guide to the award-winning director of Days of Heaven, Badlands and The Tree of Life.


    Terrence Malick's debut film, Badlands, announced the arrival of a unique talent. In the 40 years since that debut, Malick has only made 5 films, but they are distinctive in their beauty.

    This book is not meant to be a biography of Terrence Malick. The purpose behind the book is to introduce readers to the extraordinary universe of his film-making and to aid them in understanding his work. And to do this through the words of his closest collaborators - cinematographers, set designers, costumers, cameramen, directors, producers, and actors such as Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek and Jessica Chastain. As their words flow from one to another, they form a fascinating, kaleidoscopic vision of American film and specifically Malick's artistic world. who make up a film.

    This book is the fruit of a journey began years ago when Luciano Baracaroli, Carlo Hintermann, Gerardo Panichi and Daniele Villa made a documentary on the work of Terrence Malick, which led to the making of this book as well.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
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