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  • 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
  • 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
  • MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA   %%
    MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA %%
    ROBERTS GRAHAM
    ISBN: 9781860643941
    Title: MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA %%
    Author: ROBERTS GRAHAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: I B TAURIS
    RRP: $41.95
    Price: $41.95
  • MARILYN : THE PASSION AND THE PARADOX
    MARILYN : THE PASSION AND THE PARADOX
    BANNER LOIS
    ISBN: 9781408831335
    Title: MARILYN : THE PASSION AND THE PARADOX
    Author: BANNER LOIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Marilyn Monroe died on 5th August, 1962. Since then, the appetite for information about Monroe has proved insatiable. Lois Banner's new biography is revelatory. Banner had access to material no one else has seen, from a trove of personal papers to facts and anecdotes about her childhood and her death. Banner traces the eleven foster homes Marilyn went to, uncovering the sexual abuse she suffered and her bisexuality. She is also the first biographer to read Monroe's psychiatric records, revealing a woman deeply rooted in paradox. No biographer before has attempted to analyse - much less realise - most of these aspects of her personality. Lois Banner has.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • POST POP CINEMA : THE SEARCH FOR MEANING IN NEW AMERICAN FILM   %%
    POST POP CINEMA : THE SEARCH FOR MEANING IN NEW AMERICAN FILM %%
    MAYSHARK JESSE FOX
    ISBN: 9780275990800
    Title: POST POP CINEMA : THE SEARCH FOR MEANING IN NEW AMERICAN FILM %%
    Author: MAYSHARK JESSE FOX
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: PRAEGER
    RRP: $54.95
    Price: $54.95
  • PROJECTIONS 15 - THE EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY
    PROJECTIONS 15 - THE EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY
    COWIE PETER [ED]
    ISBN: 9780571235292
    Title: PROJECTIONS 15 - THE EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY
    Author: COWIE PETER [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The European Film Academy was founded in 1988 as a cinematic brotherhood that would bring together film-makers from across the East/West divide. The first winner of the Best Film prize was Polish director Krzystof Kieslowski's A Short Film About Killing. Since then the extent to which the map of Europe has changed is exemplified by the most recent winner of the Best Film prize, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's The Lives of Others.This volume features articles and interviews with leading directors, writers, producers, actors, cinematographers, critics, directors of festivals and cinema institutions - as well as audience-members from across the wide swathe of Europe - in which they discuss the question: what is a European film?

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $45.00
    Price: $45.00
  • QUEEN
    QUEEN
    MORGAN PETER
    ISBN: 9780571236077
    Title: QUEEN
    Author: MORGAN PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.95
    Price: $24.95
  • 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
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