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Total Exposure: The Movie Buff's Guide to Celebrity Nude Scenes
Total Exposure
The Movie Buff's Guide to Celebrity Nude Scenes
Paperback      ISBN: 0806520795

Includes an appendix listing body doubles for modest celebrities, a chart showing how nude scenes can advance a plot, and a wish list of celebrities who should and should not undress.

Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom & Discernment
Hollywood Worldviews
Watching Films with Wisdom & Discernment
Paperback      ISBN: 0830837132

Do you watch movies with your eyes open? You buy your tickets and concessions, and you walk into the theater. Celluloid images flash at twenty-four frames per second, and the hypnotic sequence of moving pictures coaxes you to suspend disbelief and be entertained by the implausible. Unfortunately, many often suspend their beliefs as well, succumbing to subtle lessons in how to behave, think and even perceive reality. Do you find yourself hoping that a sister will succeed in seducing her sibling's husband, that a thief will get away with his crime, that a serial killer will escape judgment? Do you, too, laugh at the bumbling priest and seethe at the intolerant and abusive evangelist? Do you embrace worldviews that infect your faith and then wonder, after your head is clear, whether your faith can survive the infection? In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his popular book, Brian Godawa guides you through the place of redemption in film, the tricks screenwriters use to communicate their messages, and the mental and spiritual discipline required for watching movies. Hollywood Worldviews helps you enter a dialogue with Hollywood that leads to a happier ending, one that keeps you aware of your culture and awake to your faith.

The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made
The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made
Paperback      ISBN: 031220082x

Think you know Hollywood movies? Think again
No matter how many movies you've seen, no matter how many trivia contests you've won, this book is sure to have some surprises for you.
The fifty flicks featured here aren't playing at the local Google-Plex or renting at your video store. These films never actually made it to the big screen---they're the gems that got lost in the Hollywood shuffle, consigned to Development Hell. Imagine, if you will:
* Alfred Hitchcock's "The Blind Man," about a pianist suddenly given the ability to see
* "Destino," the surreal fusion of two gigantic artistic talents: Salvador Dali and Walt Disney
* The unmade Star Trek film, "Starfleet Academy"
* Greta Garbo's triumphant return to the screen that never happened, "Lover and Friend"
* A senior citizens' "Animal House? ?"
Each movie here is a treat for the imagination, and also a lesson in the dos and (mostly) don'ts of Hollywood. In here are dramas, sci-fi flicks, comedies, sequels, animated films, and biopics certain to stir the imagination For the movie enthusiast, this book is a speculative joy, and for the aspiring filmmaker, it's a crash course in cinematic survival.

Action!: Establishing Your Career in Film and Television Production
Establishing Your Career in Film and Television Production
Paperback      ISBN: 1557835845

A life in the movies has been an American dream for a century. Many people dream of becoming Hollywood professionals, but either aim too high (by trying to produce their own feature film) or too low (by hanging around restaurants frequented by movie stars) and end up frustrated. Wouldn't it be great if someone who knew what to do, someone who had achieved acclaim in the field, would walk us through the steps to success? At last, here is a book by a seasoned movie and television professional, Emmy winner Sandra Gordon, that is filled with practical, yet highly effective ways to build a career in entertainment. Gordon calls upon her own experience working on the television series PARTY OF FIVE, the movie RUDY and many more. There are many books that teach job-seekers how to write resumes or ace interviews, but not many books like ACTION Uniquely designed for individuals who are interested in a career in the entertainment industry, whether they are recent college graduates or middle-aged career changers, ACTION takes the formula out of the job-hunting book to the next step, telling its readers not only how to write their resumes, but where to send them, how to keep their jobs once they are hired, and how to advance in their career.

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.

Casablanca: Behind the Scenes
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

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

Variety Film Reviews, 1921-1925
Variety Film Reviews, 1921-1925
Hardcover      ISBN: 0824052013
Ultraviolent Movies: From Sam Peckinpah to Quentin Tarantino
Ultraviolent Movies
From Sam Peckinpah to Quentin Tarantino
Paperback      ISBN: 0806520450

A history of extreme violence in movies analyzes the public response to this ever-growing phenomenon tracing its beginnings in films such as Bonnie and Clyde, and discussing how it fits into the artistic vision of filmmakers including Quentin Tarantinoand Martin Scorcese.

My Year of Flops: The A.V. Club Presents One Man's Journey Deep Into the Heart of Cinematic Failure
My Year of Flops
The A.V. Club Presents One Man's Journey Deep Into the Heart of Cinematic Failure
Paperback      ISBN: 1439153124

In 2007, Nathan Rabin set out to provide a revisionist look at the history of cinematic failure on a weekly basis. What began as a solitary ramble through the nooks and crannies of pop culture evolved into a way of life. My Year Of Flops collects dozens of the best-loved entries from the A.V. Club column along with bonus interviews and fifteen brand-new entries covering everything from notorious flops like The Cable Guy and Last Action Hero to bizarre obscurities like Glory Road, Johnny Cash's poignantly homemade tribute to Jesus. Driven by a unique combination of sympathy and Schadenfreude, My Year Of Flops is an unforgettable tribute to cinematic losers, beautiful and otherwise.