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Hiroshima Mon Amour
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Paperback      ISBN: 0802131042
Jacket description/back: One of the most influential works in the history of cinema, Alain Renais's Hiroshima Mon Amour gathered international acclaim upon its release in 1959 and was awarded the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film festival and the New York Film Critics' Award. Ostensibly the story of a love affair between a Japanese architect and a French actress visiting Japan to make a film on peace, Hiroshima Mon Amour is a stunning exploration of the influence of war on both Japanese and French culture and the conflict between love and humanity.
Film Directing, Cinematic Motion: A Workshop for Staging Scenes
Film Directing, Cinematic Motion
A Workshop for Staging Scenes
Paperback      ISBN: 0941188140
This is practical guide addresses problems encountered when staging and blocking scenes. Includes discussions of scheduling, staging without dialogue, choreography, sequence shots, and more.
Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting
Story
Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0060391685
A guide to the art of screenwriting explains how to develop a storyline, refine a work in progress, and do other key aspects of creating works for film
Beginner's Guide to Animation
Beginner's Guide to Animation
Paperback      ISBN: 0823099229
Got a digital camera, basic software, and a computer? You’re good to go! • A complete toolbox for creating 2D and stop-motion movies • Includes ready-to-scan templates plus tips, shortcuts, and more • Great for YouTube fans and everyone who loves animated movies To beginners, making an animated movie can seem like voodoo magic. And in fact, until recently, animation was expensive and time-consuming. But now, now, with the help of Beginner’s Guide to Animation, anyone can make animated movies, using a digital camera, basic software, and a computer. The book begins with an illustrated guide to setting up a simple animation studio at home, including a list of essential items. Then new animators hit the ground running with six innovative, instructive projects designed to develop technical skills and explore the potential of animation. A full collection of scannable templates make it even easier to get started and to finish up. Tips, tricks, and clear instructions on editing, scoring, even making your own show reels and shorts make this the complete one-volume guide to amazing friends and family–and everyone on YouTube!–with great I-made-it-myself animation.
Final Cut: Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate, the Film That Sank United Artists
Final Cut
Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate, the Film That Sank United Artists
Paperback      ISBN: 1557043744
"What altered Hollywood irrevocably was the notorious 1980 film Heaven's Gate." —Irwin Winkler, The New York Times (January 14, 1999) Heaven's Gate is probably the most discussed, least seen film in modern movie history. Its notoriety is so great that it has become a generic term for disaster, for ego run rampant, for epic mismanagement, for wanton extravagance. It was also the watershed film of the '80s—not for its cinematic qualities, but for its effect on Hollywood and the way movies were and were not made for years afterward. For Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate did not merely fail; the film did the unthinkable: it sank a studio. Less than a month after the picture's second release, United Artists—the company founded in 1919 by Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, and Charlie Chaplin—for all practical purposes ceased to exist. What happened? Why? How? In answering these questions, combining wit, extraordinary anecdotes, and historical perspective, Steven Bach has produced a landmark book on Hollywood and its people, and in so doing, tells a story of human absurdity that would have made Chaplin proud.
Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littin
Clandestine in Chile
The Adventures of Miguel Littin
Paperback      ISBN: 1590173406
In 1973, the portly, dark-haired, bearded film director Miguel Littín fled Chile after a U.S.-supported military coup toppled the democratically elected Socialist government of Salvador Allende, replacing it with the rule of General Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet’s cruel reign was to last some seventeen years, during which Chile was turned into a laboratory for the economic ideas of Milton Friedman, leading to a society where the rich became richer and the poor much poorer, and the government was sustained by an ongoing reign of terror. In 1985, Littín returned to Chile, now slim and clean-shaven, with a false name, false passport, and false wife. Pretending to be a Uruguayan businessman, he was bent on making a movie that told the truth about life under Pinochet. This is the story of Littín’s escapade, which was a journey to a risky and in many ways unexpected new country—and into his own complicated feelings as an exile. Gabriel García Márquez brings all his gifts as a novelist to the telling Littín’s tale, revealing the unreal essence of life in a country where the plain truth was inadmissible. Clandestine in Chile is a true-life adventure story and a classic of modern reportage.
Lulu on the Bridge: A Film
Lulu on the Bridge
A Film
Paperback      ISBN: 0805059784
02 The insider's guide and perfect companion to the new film starring Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino, and Vanessa Redgrave.Stunning and surreal, Lulu on the Bridge is a romantic mystery with a lot on its mind. It is the story of Izzy and Celia, two lonely, wounded, and mismatched strangers, transformed into soul mates by the uncanny powers of a phosphorescent stone. Destiny, as well as some bizarre and near-tragic circumstances, conspire to keep the lovers apart. But the audience and reader are privy to a grand and surprising finale that explains all. Thought-provoking, intriguing, and utterly romantic, Lulu on the Bridge offers a lyrical meditation on what distinguishes chance from fate, reality from illusion, and life from death. Following on the success of the screenplay cornpanion to Smoke and Blue in the Face, this book contains the shooting script; an interview with Paul Auster by Rebecca Prime; interviews with the producer, costume designer, editor, director of photography, and production designer; and stills from the film. The insider's guide and perfect companion to the new film starring Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino, and Vanessa Redgrave.Stunning and surreal, Lulu on the Bridge is a romantic mystery with a lot on its mind. It is the story of Izzy and Celia, two lonely, wounded, and mismatched strangers, transformed into soul mates by the uncanny powers of a phosphorescent stone. Destiny, as well as some bizarre and near-tragic circumstances, conspire to keep the lovers apart. But the audience and reader are privy to a grand and surprising finale that explains all. Thought-provoking, intriguing, and utterly romantic, Lulu on the Bridge offers a lyrical meditation on what distinguishes chance from fate, reality from illusion, and life from death. Following on the success of the screenplay cornpanion to Smoke and Blue in the Face, this book contains the shooting script; an interview with Paul Auster by Rebecca Prime; interviews with the producer, costume designer, editor, director of photography, and production designer; and stills from the film.
The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film
The Making of Star Wars
The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film
Paperback      ISBN: 0345477618
Coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary of the first Star Wars film and including long-lost interviews and photos, a title penned by a Lucasfilm staff member uncovers the challenges and dramas behind the creation of a movie that changed filmmaking forever. Simultaneous.
Frank Films: The Film and Video Work of Robert Frank
Frank Films
The Film and Video Work of Robert Frank
Paperback      ISBN: 3865218156
Edited by Brigitta Burger-Utzer, Stefan Grisseman.
The Independent Filmmaker's Guide: Make Your Feature Film for $2000
The Independent Filmmaker's Guide
Make Your Feature Film for $2000
Paperback      ISBN: 0879104236
Award-winning independent filmmaker Glenn Berggoetz shares all he knows about making a marketable feature film for $2,000. While most books on independent filmmaking talk about how to make a film with a budget of anywhere from $50,000 to half a million dollars or more, the reality of the indie film world is that most filmmakers rarely have more than a few thousand dollars at their disposal for making their film. This book is written specifically for those filmmakers, and for filmmakers who would typically waste years trying to raise tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to make their film simply because they're not aware that there's another, more efficient way to go about it.