Film Guides and Reference
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.
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.
Establishing Your Career in Film & 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 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.
Watching Films With Wisdom and 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.
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
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 Tarantino and Martin Scorcese. Original.
The Wizardry of Oz
The Artistry and Magic of the 1939 M-G-M Classic
Paperback ISBN: 1557836248
PUBLISHED ON THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF THE FILM: AUGUST 15, 2004! The Wizard of Oz is one of the most popular and beloved motion pictures of all time. Seen by over one billion people worldwide since its 1939 premiere, Oz is an indelible part of our national consciousness and our earliest childhood memories. Why does this movie endure despite modern advances in film make-up and special effects? This lavishly illustrated book explores the construction of Oz at the height of Hollywood's golden age and under the auspices of filmdom's greatest studio. Details about Oz's make-up, costumes and special effects are revealed, accompanied by rare stills, Technicolor test frames, and blueprints - over 300 color and BandW illustrations, many published for the first time! Actual costumes and props - now priceless treasures - are presented from the archives of memorabilia collectors, supplemented by never-before-conducted interviews with Oz's cast and crew. Written by the nation's leading Oz authorities, and with a foreword by the Cowardly Lion's make-up man, The Wizardry of Oz is a fascinating trip over the rainbow, from concept to realization. This book is an absolute must for Oz fans, film scholars, devotees of Judy Garland and Hollywood's golden era, or anyone who's ever wondered, "How'd they do that?" while watching this classic.