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  • 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 YORK MOVIES (Close-Ups, Book 3)
    NEW YORK MOVIES (Close-Ups, Book 3)
    ASCH MARK
    ISBN: 9780008256647
    Title: NEW YORK MOVIES (Close-Ups, Book 3)
    Author: ASCH MARK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: December 2018 New Release

    The indispensable, illustrated pocket guide to New York movies, from Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen to Lena Dunham and Noah Baumbach.




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    Close-Ups: Wes Anderson


    Close-Ups: Vampire Movies

    Imprint: COLLINS & BROWN
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • 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
  • SEDUCTION : Sex Money and Power in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
    SEDUCTION : Sex Money and Power in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
    LONGWORTH KARINA
    ISBN: 9780062898210
    Title: SEDUCTION : Sex Money and Power in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
    Author: LONGWORTH KARINA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: November 2018 New Release

    In this riveting popular history, the creator of You Must Remember This probes the inner workings of Hollywood's glamorous golden age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes, to reveal how the millionaire mogul's obsessions with sex, power and publicity trapped, abused, or benefitted women who dreamt of screen stardom.In recent months, the media has reported on scores of entertainment figures who used their power and money in Hollywood to sexually harass and coerce some of the most talented women in cinema and television. But as Karina Longworth reminds us, long before the Harvey Weinsteins there was Howard Hughes-the Texas millionaire, pilot, and filmmaker whose reputation as a cinematic provocateur was matched only by that as a prolific womanizer.His supposed conquests between his first divorce in the late 1920s and his marriage to actress Jean Peters in 1957 included many of Hollywood's most famous actresses, among them Billie Dove, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner. From promoting bombshells like Jean Harlow and Jane Russell to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes-perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era-commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Yet there were also numerous women pulled into Hughes's grasp who never made it to the screen, sometimes virtually imprisoned by an increasingly paranoid and disturbed Hughes, who retained multitudes of private investigators, security personnel, and informers to make certain these actresses would not escape his clutches.Vivid, perceptive, timely, and ridiculously entertaining, The Seducer is a landmark work that examines women, sex, and male power in Hollywood during its golden age-a legacy that endures nearly a century later.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • SELLING THE MOVIE : The Art of the Film Poster
    SELLING THE MOVIE : The Art of the Film Poster
    ISBN: 9780711240247
    Title: SELLING THE MOVIE : The Art of the Film Poster
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: December 2018 New Release

    A rich visual history of the film poster from its earliest days to the present.

    Selling the Movie book showcases the best movie posters by the top designers in the field. It charts the history of the poster and how it lured audiences to cinemas across the globe to make an industry. It also illustrates how posters enhance the brand of a movie or a star, and highlights the crossover between creatives. With insights on movie genres, influential designers, Hollywood politics and the impact of typography, this book reveals how a powerful advertising medium became an art form itself and changed the face of graphic design.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • 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
  • STORY OF LOOKING
    STORY OF LOOKING
    COUSINS MARK
    ISBN: 9781782119135
    Title: STORY OF LOOKING
    Author: COUSINS MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: November 2018 New Release

    In The Story of Looking, Mark Cousins takes us on a lightning-bright tour - in words and images - through how our looking selves develop over the course of a lifetime, and the ways that looking has changed over the centuries. From great works of art to holiday photos, from cityscapes to cinema, through science and history, protest and propaganda, and the refusal to look, this book illuminates how we construct as well as receive the things we see.

    Imprint: CANONGATE
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • 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
  • THERES A FAX FROM BRUCE : EDITED CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN BRUCE BERESFORD AND SUE MILLIKEN 1989-1996
    THERES A FAX FROM BRUCE : EDITED CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN BRUCE BERESFORD AND SUE MILLIKEN 1989-1996
    BERESFORD BRUCE / MILLIKEN SUE
    ISBN: 9781925005660
    Title: THERES A FAX FROM BRUCE : EDITED CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN BRUCE BERESFORD AND SUE MILLIKEN 1989-1996
    Author: BERESFORD BRUCE / MILLIKEN SUE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In the 1980s, director Bruce Beresford and producer Sue Milliken were mid-career in a world that welcomed film makers. They worked together on a number of projects, some of which never made it to the first day of filming, and stayed in touch by fax machine. As well as taking care of professional business, the faxes are chock full of industry gossip and news, ruminations on books they had read or films that they had seen. It’s a fun, fascinating, informative and ultimately charming read.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • TIM BURTON : THE ICONIC FILMMAKER AND HIS WORK
    TIM BURTON : THE ICONIC FILMMAKER AND HIS WORK
    NATHAN IAN
    ISBN: 9781781315958
    Title: TIM BURTON : THE ICONIC FILMMAKER AND HIS WORK
    Author: NATHAN IAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A celebration of the life and films of the extraordinary filmmaker Tim Burton.Tim Burton is one of the most popular and remarkable filmmakers of the last 30 years, being responsible for such films as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride and Alice in Wonderland. He is famed for the visually arresting style of his films that combine with highly original storylines.

    A truly international filmmaker, Tim Burton has carved a reputation as one of the world's greatest creative directors. This stunning treasury explores the influences on his development as a filmmaker and assesses how he has captured the fruits of his imagination on screen. Illustrated with many behind-the-scenes photographs and stunning film stills, chapters analyze the success and style of films such as Beetlejuice, Ed Wood and Mars Attacks!, and examine how Burton breathed new life into well-known stories that include Batman, Planet of the Apes and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Finally, the book looks towards the future and his upcoming films Alice Through the Looking Glass, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and Beetlejuice 2.

    Tim Burton - the iconic filmmaker and his work is a must for anyone who enjoys the creativity of films and is a fitting appreciation of one of Hollywood's most dynamic movie directors.

    Imprint: AURUM PRESS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
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