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Variety Film Reviews, 1921-1925
Variety Film Reviews, 1921-1925
Hardcover      ISBN: 0824052013
The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
The Anime Encyclopedia
A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
Paperback      ISBN: 1880656647

Here is the long-awaited, biggest guide ever, the absolute must-have for every fan, collector, library, and video-store browser. Included are over 2,000 Japanese animation films-from today's "PokA(c)mon," "Tenchi Muyo, "and "Sailor Moon" to the classic "Tetsuwan Atomu" ("Astro Boy") and little-known artistic gems like the anime life of Mozart-with key personnel, running time, studio, alternative titles, cross references, critical comment, and sex/violence warnings. Illustrated and fully indexed.

Jonathan Clements has translated over 70 anime and manga and was editor of "Manga Max" from 1998-2000. Helen McCarthy is former editor of "Anime UK" and "Manga Mania" and author of "The Anime Movie Guide," "Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation," and, with Jonathan Clements, "The Erotic Anime Movie Guide."

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Have You Seen...?: A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
Have You Seen...?
A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0307264610

In 1975, David Thomson published his Biographical Dictionary of Film, and few film books have enjoyed better press or such steady sales. Now, thirty-three years later, we have the companion volume, a second book, of more than a thousand pages in one voice--that of our most provocative contemporary film critic and historian. Juxtaposing the fanciful and the fabulous, the old favorites and the forgotten, this sweeping collection presents the films David Thomson offers in response to the question he gets most often--What should I see? This new book is a generous history of film and an enticing critical appraisal written with as much humor and passion as historical knowledge. Not content to choose his own top films (though they are here), Thomson has created a list that will surprise and delight--and send you to your best movie rental service. But within it, he probes the question: after one hundred years of films, which ones are the best, and why? Have You Seen . . . ? suggests a true canon of cinema and one that's accessible now thanks to DVD. This is a must for anyone who loves the silver screen: the perfect confection to dip into at any point for a taste of controversy, little-known facts, and ideas about what to see. This too is a volume you'll want to return to again and again, like a dear but argumentative friend in the dark at the movies.

Hollywood Musicals Year by Year
Hollywood Musicals Year by Year
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1423489039

Whose singing voice was substituted for Marjorie Reynolds in Holiday Inn? What movie was the first to combine live action with animated cartoon characters? What movie did Marlon Brando first sing in? These and thousands of other interesting facts about Hollywood's favorite musicals are answered in Hollywood Musicals Year by Year. This book provides a world of information, facts, and trivia about cinema's favorite musicals. Beginning with The Jazz Singer and moving through the years, this illustrated book documents more than 300 movies. Each entry includes the screenplay writer, producer, director, choreographer, cast list, song list, release date, plot summary, and interesting notes surrounding the production, cast, and spin-offs that the movie inspired. Hollywood Musicals Year by Year also contains many photographs of memorable moments in celluloid history.

Screen World: 2003
Screen World
2003
Hardcover      ISBN: 1557835284

Movie fans eagerly await each year's new edition of Screen World, the definitive record of the cinema since 1949. Volume 54 provides an illustrated listing of every American and foreign film released in the United States in 2002, all documented with more than 1000 photographs. The 2003 edition of Screen World features such notable films as Chicago, the Academy Award winner for Best Picture; Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-nominated Gangs of New York; The Pianist, featuring the surprise Academy Award winners Adrien Brody for Best Actor and Roman Polanski for Best Director; Spider-Man, the highest grossing film of 2002; The Hours with Academy Award winner for Best Actress Nicole Kidman; and About Schmidt starring Academy Award nominees Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates. As always, Screen World's outstanding features include: photographic stills and shots of the four Academy Award-winning actors as well as all acting nominees; a look at the year's most promising new screen personalities; complete filmographies - cast and characters, credits, production company, date released, rating and running time; and biographical entries - a priceless reference for over 2 400 living stars, including real name, school, and date and place of birth. Includes over 1 000 photos "The enduring film classic." - Variety

A Guide to the Star Wars Universe
A Guide to the Star Wars Universe
Paperback      ISBN: 0345386256

A guide to the popular science fiction saga contains information on characters, planets, technical terms, historical events, spaceships, alien species, nicknames, droid types, and more

Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Episode I: The Complete Guide to the Incredible Locations from the Phantom Menace
Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Episode I
The Complete Guide to the Incredible Locations from the Phantom Menace
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789466929

This complete guide to the planetary locations in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace contains illustrative maps, routes taken by characters, and full-color artwork and stills from the film.

Screen World 2006: Film Annual
Screen World 2006
Film Annual
Paperback      ISBN: 1557837074

(Screen World). The 2006 edition of Screen World highlights the surprise Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, Crash, featuring Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard, and Sandra Bullock, which also won Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing; the groundbreaking gay love story Brokeback Mountain, winner of three Academy Awards, with Oscar-nominated performances by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal; the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, which earned a Best Actress Academy Award for Reese Witherspoon and a Best Actor nomination for Joaquin Phoenix; Philip Seymour Hoffman's uncanny, Oscar-winning Best Actor impersonation of Truman Capote in Capote; Best Supporting Actress winner Rachel Weisz in The Constant Gardener; plus George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck, and Syriana, the former bringing him Oscar nominations as director and writer, the latter the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Screen World's outstanding features include: * A color section of highlights and a comprehensive index. Full-page photograph s of the four Acadmey Award-winning actors as well as photos of all acting nominees; A look at the year's most promising new screen personalities; Complete film information: cast and characters, credits, production company, date released, rating, capsule plot summary, and running time; Biographical entries: a priceless reference on over 2,400 living stars, including real name, school, and date and place of birth; Obituraries for 2005; The top box office stars and top 100 box office films. Includes over 1000 color and b&w photos.

The Art of Bond: From Storyboard to Screen: the Creative Process Behind the James Bond Phenomenon
The Art of Bond
From Storyboard to Screen: the Creative Process Behind the James Bond Phenomenon
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810954885

Published to coincide with the fall 2006 release of the newest Bond film, Casino Royale, and profusely illustrated with exclusive images from the Eon Archive, this book is a visual tribute to an incomparable cinematic icon.

The Wizardry of Oz: The Artistry and Magic of the 1939 MGM Classic
The Wizardry of Oz
The Artistry and Magic of the 1939 MGM Classic
Paperback      ISBN: 1557836248

The story of one of the most popular and beloved movies of all time Celebrating its 65th birthday this year, The Wizard of Oz has been seen by more than one billion people worldwide since its 1939 premiere. Why does Oz endure? This lavishly illustrated book reveals all as it explores the making of the movie at the height of Hollywood's Golden Age. Details of Oz's costumes, make-up, and special effects are revealed, accompanied by rare stills, Technicolor test frames, over 300 colour and b and w illustrations (many published for the first time) and much, much more.