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Stanley Kubrick American Filmmaker
ISBN: HB: 9780300224405, Yale University Press, October 2020
248 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 11 black&white illus.
Kubrick grew up in the Bronx, a doctor's son. From a young age he was consumed by photography, chess, and, above all else, movies. He was a self?taught filmmaker and self?proclaimed outsider, and his films exist in a unique world of their own outside...
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Behind Bars High Class Cocktails Inspired by Low Life Gangsters
ISBN: HB: 9783791386843, Prestel Publishing, September 2020
144 pp., 18.7x15 cm, 60 colour illus.
It's been a century since the prohibition sent Americans scurrying to speakeasies. And decades since the movie industry turned mobsters into celebrities. Now the two worlds collide in this highly original pocket-sized collection that creates signatur...
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Murder and the Movies
ISBN: HB: 9780300220018, Yale University Press, September 2020
240 pp., 21.6x14 cm
How many acts of murder have each of us followed on a screen? What does that say about us? Do we remain law-abiding citizens who wouldn't hurt a fly? Film historian David Thomson, known for wit and subversiveness, leads us into this very delicate sub...
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On Screen... Audrey Hepburn Every Film, Every Role
ISBN: PB: 9781789520118, Bookport, Sonicbond Publishing, July 2020
160 pp., 21.1x14.7 cm
Written by an experienced film author with many books to her credit. The only book in print to examine Audrey's films in detail. Audrey remains an icon – both as a film star of considerable talent and also for her influence on fashion in the 1950s a...
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Ben Hecht Fighting Words, Moving Pictures
ISBN: PB: 9780300251814, Yale University Press, April 2020
264 pp., 21x14.6 cm
He was, according to Pauline Kael, "the greatest American screenwriter". Jean-Luc Godard called him "a genius" who "invented 80 percent of what is used in Hollywood movies today". Besides tossing off dozens of now-classic scripts – including "Scarfac...
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Child of the Century
ISBN: PB: 9780300251791, Yale University Press, April 2020
680 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm
Ben Hecht's critically acclaimed autobiographical memoir, first published in 1954, offers incomparably pungent evocations of Chicago in the 1910s and 1920s, Hollywood in the 1930s, and New York during the Second World War and after.
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Nightmares in the Dream Sanctuary War and the Animated Film
ISBN: HB: 9780226472683, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 colour plates, 20 halftones
In 2008, "Waltz with Bashir" shocked the world by presenting a bracing story of war in what seemed like the most unlikely of formats – an animated film.  Yet as Donna Kornhaber shows in this pioneering new book, the relationship between animation and...
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Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema
ISBN: PB: 9780226105635, ISBN: HB: 9780226105628, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 84 halftones, 1 table
The early years of film were dominated by competition between inventors in America and France, especially Thomas Edison and the Lumiere brothers. But while these have generally been considered the foremost pioneers of film, they were not the only cru...
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£74,00
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Miyazakiworld A Life in Art
ISBN: PB: 9780300248593, Yale University Press, January 2020
344 pp., 19.7x15.2 cm, 20 colour illus., 15 black&white illus.
A thirtieth?century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red?haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit – what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide f...
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Filmed Thought Cinema as Reflective Form
ISBN: PB: 9780226672007, ISBN: HB: 9780226671956, University of Chicago Press, December 2019
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 66 colour plates, 30 halftones
With the rise of review sites and social media, films today, as soon as they are shown, immediately become the topic of debates on their merits not only as entertainment, but also as serious forms of artistic expression. Philosopher Robert B. Pippin,...
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