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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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£14,99
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People's Porn A History of Handmade Pornography in America
ISBN: HB: 9781789142266, Reaktion Books, June 2020
256 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 99 illus., 70 in colour
"The People's Porn" is the first history of American handmade and homemade pornography, which offers the back story to the explosion of amateur pornography on the Internet. In doing so, it is a much-needed counterweight to the ahistorical and ideolog...
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£30,00
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Ben Hecht Fighting Words, Moving Pictures
ISBN: PB: 9780300251814, ISBN: HB: 9780300180428, 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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£10,99
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£16,99
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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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£16,00
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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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£27,00
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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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£26,00
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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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£14,99
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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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£28,00
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£79,00
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Color Mania The Material of Color in Photography and Film
ISBN: PB: 9783037786079, Lars Muller Publishers, November 2019
120 pp., 24x16.5 cm, 82 colour and black&white illus.
Since the earliest days of cinema, film has been a colourful medium and art form. More than 230 film colour processes have been devised in the course of film history, often in close connection with photography. In this regard, both media institutiona...
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£25,00
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Cinemachines An Essay on Media and Method
ISBN: PB: 9780226656731, ISBN: HB: 9780226656564, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 31 halftones, 1 line drawing
The hero stands on stage in high-definition 3-D while doubled on a crude pixel screen in "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk". Alien ships leave Earth by dissolving at the conclusion of "Arrival".  An illusory death spiral in "Vertigo" transitions abrup...
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£24,00
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£64,00
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