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.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera Companion
Paperback ISBN: 186205763x
One of the most successful musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” has been running for 20 years on Broadway and on London’s West End. It has dazzled more than 100 million people in 22 countries, and went on to become a major feature film. This pictorial companion is the definitive account of the award-winning masterpiece. It traces the Phantom legend from its origins in historical fact through numerous artistic incarnations to the present-day theater production and film. Arranged in three parts, the first introduces the reader to Gaston Leroux’s classic story, while the second part offers a unique insight into the acclaimed theater production, with backstage photos and commentary from the director, designers, and crew. The final section, which contains the original screenplay, looks at the making of Joel Schumacher’s film, introducing the cast and featuring exclusive photos and interviews. A splendid celebration of a classic story and its many incarnations. This ravishing volume features the complete original screenplay and more than 150 color images from both the film and theater productions worldwide. Now in an elegant and affordable smaller-format edition.
The Big Heat
Paperback ISBN: 0851703429
The Big Heat first appeared in 1953, towards the end of the film noir cycle that had begun in the early '40s. It was greeted in the United States and Britain as a successful but modest product of the Hollywood system, "slickly written and directed" in the words of one critic. Only the extreme violence, as in the infamous scalding coffee scene, was singled out for special mention. Yet by the time the film was reissued in Britain in 1988 it had achieved undisputed classic status. How had this transformation come about? Colin McArthur takes "The Big Heat "as a case study in film criticism. He examines the film's changing critical fortunes under the influence of the so called auteur theory, and shows how other intellectual currents led to a reassessment of Lang's work in the 1970s. McArthur provides his own perceptive analysis of the film in the light of these revolutions in film criticism.
The Secret World of 007
Hardcover ISBN: 0789466910
A detailed photographic journey into the nineteen James Bond films, published with the assistance of their producers, includes dynamic stills from the movies, details on major characters, and descriptions of high-tech Bond gadgets.
The National Society of Film Critics' 100 Essential Films
Paperback ISBN: 0306810964
Based on a film's inherent merits, its role in the development of cinematic art, and its impact on culture and society, one hundred essays reveal the best movies as chosen by a consensus of the National Society of Film Critics, featuring contributions from Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, Jay Carr of the Boston Globe, and David Ansen of Newsweek. Original. 35,000 first printing.
The Film Encyclopedia
The Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry
Paperback ISBN: 0061432857
The updated sixth edition of the comprehensive film reference features more than 7,500 alphabetically organized entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of movies, including style, genres, actors and actresses, directors, producers, and motion picture studios. Original. 20,000 first printing.
The Movie Lover's Guide : The Ultimate Insider Tour To Movie Los Angeles
Paperback ISBN: 0767916352
An updated edition of the classic guide for movie-loving travelers describes points of interest in the Los Angeles and Hollywood area, including historic studios, celebrity homes, famous movie theaters, revival houses, movie-star burial sites, memorabilia shops, acting schools, and museums. Original. 17,500 first printing.