Film Guides and Reference
A Guide to the Star Wars Universe
Paperback ISBN: 0345386256
This revised and updated encyclopedia of the popular science fiction saga contains information on characters, planets, technical terms, historical events, spaceships, alien species, nicknames, android types, and more. Original.
The Visual Guide to the Complete Movie Trilogy
Hardcover ISBN: 0756627052
A two-part guide to the Spider-Man movie triology, in which the first work provides an in-depth look at Peter Parker and the other main characters, and the second work discusses the plot line and the interactions of the characters.
The Great American Playwrights on the Screen
A Critical Guide to Film, Tv, Video, and Dvd
Paperback ISBN: 1557835128
The Great American Playwrights on the Screen is a complete, up-to-date record of movie and television productions of classic and contemporary works of the great playwrights. Rich in historical value and detail, this reference book not only tracks Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners, but also unearths unheralded treasures and forgotten performances by great actors and the great directors they served. To show the ongoing influences and legacies of the great plays, Roberts compares and contrasts the adapted versions, and includes colorful reviews by prominent critics of tv and film (beginning with those of the silent era). The profound expansion of television into American homes in the 1950s brought a flood of adapted plays to the small screen, and resulted in the rebirth of the careers of many significant playwrights. The Great American Playwrights on the Screen provides fans with a video and DVD guide to the adapted works of the playwrights, and shows which versions are available for home viewing and in which media (VHS, Beta, Laser, DVD, Letterbox). Simultaneously, this book is a unique, one-stop source for academics, students of the theatre arts, actors, directors and producers. Organized in an easy-to-use A-Z format, the book features over 200 playwrights including Arthur Miller, Marsha Norman, Eugene O'Neill, Aaron Sorkin, Neil Simon, Wendy Wasserstein, and Tennessee Williams. In addition, The Great American Playwrights on the Screen resurrects the memories of television productions of plays at a critical time, when many of them - including Emmy Award winners and nominees - are deteriorating in vaults.
Sports Cinema 100 Movies
The Best of Hollywood's Athletic Heroes, Losers, Myths, and Misfits
Paperback ISBN: 0879103310
From All the Right Moves to Olympia, from Caddyshack to Rocky, Sports Cinema is an in-depth companion guide celebrating movies centered on sports-oriented stories, characters, events, or backdrops, complete with more than 200 black-and-white movie stills. Beginning with Million Dollar Legs (1932), Mr. Williams counts down his top 100 movie picks from more than seven decades, based upon hundreds of hours of film watching and his expertise as a lifelong sports fan and sports writer for national and international publications, including Sports Illustrated, The Hollywood Reporter, Olympic Review, Reuters, and the Washington Post. Enhancing his chapter-by-chapter explorations of each film are sports-themed sections, including "The Players," which lists cast members; "The Game," which provides a synopsis of each movie; "Instant Replay," which includes movie commentary by Mr. Williams, as well little-known trivia; and "All-Star Moments," which offers movie highlights. Casual moviegoers, sports fans, and film buffs will get "the story behind the film" from those involved, including actors, directors, and various cast members in the "Post-Game Comments" section.
Behind the Scenes
Paperback ISBN: 0671769812
Describes the historical background of the well-known World War II film, and recounts the development of the script and characters, casting changes, censorship problems, and other details of the Warner Brothers production
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
Manhattan On Film
Walking Tours of Hollywood's Fabled Front Lot
Paperback ISBN: 0879103191
This book offers 18 of the best walking tours you'd ever want to take of the greatest venues of movie scenes in New York City. In one volume, Katz updates the two best-selling Limelight Editions guidebooks, Manhattan on Film and Manhattan on Film 2 to include films released over the past six years as well as changes to New York City neighborhoods, especially lower Manhattan. Each tour is illustrated with photos from each film shot along its route and includes maps and travel tips. No tour takes more than two hours. A list of the films, with page references, provides an easy guide for those who want to quickly look up their favorite movies.