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  • 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
  • MARTIN SCORSESE IN TEN SCENES : THE STORIES BEHIND THE KEY MOMENTS OF CINEMATIC GENIUS
    MARTIN SCORSESE IN TEN SCENES : THE STORIES BEHIND THE KEY MOMENTS OF CINEMATIC GENIUS
    GRIERSON TIM
    ISBN: 9781781573068
    Title: MARTIN SCORSESE IN TEN SCENES : THE STORIES BEHIND THE KEY MOMENTS OF CINEMATIC GENIUS
    Author: GRIERSON TIM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From the violent mob tale and surreal dark comedy to the restrained period piece and Hollywood blockbuster, the five-decade career of Martin Scorsese has been compellingly varied. Recognised as one of the most innovative and exciting filmmakers of our time, Scorsese might have been denied Oscar success until 2007, for The Departed - but his films have always made an impact. An essential read for filmmakers, film students and movie fans alike, Martin Scorsese in Ten Scenes brings a fresh perspective to one of the greatest directors in the world. Selecting ten indelible scenes and exploring them from every angle, film critic Tim Grierson examines what it is about these sequences that makes them so unforgettable, to shed light on Scorsese's approach as a whole. With insights from the cast and crew who have worked most closely with him, and featuring rare behind-the-scenes material including scripts, storyboards and set designs, this book will give you a new understanding of the man whose films have inspired generations of moviegoers and filmmakers.

    Imprint: ILEX
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • MILLER AND MAX
    MILLER AND MAX
    BUCKMASTER LUKE
    ISBN: 9781743793084
    Title: MILLER AND MAX
    Author: BUCKMASTER LUKE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2017 NEW RELEASE

    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
    MONTY PYTHONS FLYING CIRCUS : Hidden Treasures
    BESLEY ADRIAN
    ISBN: 9781853759741
    Title: MONTY PYTHONS FLYING CIRCUS : Hidden Treasures
    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: $59.99
  • 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
  • OLIVER STONE EXPERIENCE
    OLIVER STONE EXPERIENCE
    SEITZ MATT ZOLLER
    ISBN: 9781419717901
    Title: OLIVER STONE EXPERIENCE
    Author: SEITZ MATT ZOLLER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2016 NEW RELEASE

    Oliver Stone is one of the grand masters of American cinema. A multiple Academy Award–winning screenwriter and director (Midnight Express, Scarface, Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Snowden), he is as well known for his outspoken, controversial political beliefs as he is for his innovative films. Here, Stone and author Matt Zoller Seitz discuss the arc of Stone’s life and work with extraordinary candor. The cinematic mastermind shares anecdotes about Vietnam, his childhood, his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his continual struggle to reinvent himself as an artist. The book includes never-before-seen material that dates back to Stone’s childhood in the 1950s, personal snapshots, private correspondence, annotated script pages and storyboards, and behind-the-scenes photography. At once a complex analysis of a master director’s vision and a painfully honest autobiography, The Oliver Stone Experience promises to be as daring, intense, and provocative as Stone’s films. Both this book and Stone’s highly anticipated film, Snowden, will be released in September 2016 to coincide with Stone’s seventieth birthday (September 15, 1946).

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • 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
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