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But Enough About Me: A Memoir
But Enough About Me: A Memoir
By Jon Winokur Burt Reynolds
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ean: 9780399173547, isbn: 0399173544,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
A scandalous, sentimental, no-holds-barred, New York Times bestselling memoir from one of Hollywood’s most enduring and resilient stars.   Burt Reynolds is a Hollywood leading man known for his legendary performances, sex symbol status, and infam...


The Art of My Neighbor Totoro: A Film by Hayao Miyazaki
The Art of My Neighbor Totoro: A Film by Hayao Miyazaki
By VIZ Media, LLC
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mpn: FBA-|284784, ean: 9781591166986, isbn: 1591166985,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
A generous collection of concept sketches, fully rendered character and background drawings, paintings and cell images! Meet the novel's principal characters and read interviews and comments with the production staff....


Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (Post-Contemporary Interventions)
Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (Post-Contemporary Interventions)
By Duke University Press
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mpn: 24 illustrations, 8 in colour, ean: 9780822310907, isbn: 0822310902,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Now in paperback, Fredric Jameson’s most wide-ranging work seeks to crystalize a definition of ”postmodernism”. Jameson’s inquiry looks at the postmodern across a wide landscape, from “high” art to “low” from market ideology to archit...


World on Film: An Introduction
World on Film: An Introduction
By Martha P Nochimson
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mpn: 140513979X, ean: 9781405139793, isbn: 140513979X,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
This uniquely engaging and lively textbook provides a comprehensiveintroduction to international film, from the golden age of Europeancinema to the contemporary blockbusters of India and Asia, and thepost World War II emergence of global film culture...


The Devil Finds Work (Vintage International)
The Devil Finds Work (Vintage International)
By Vintage Books
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ean: 9780307275950, isbn: 0307275957,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews
Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions...


Horror Film: A Critical Introduction (Film Genres)
Horror Film: A Critical Introduction (Film Genres)
By Bloomsbury Academic
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ean: 9781501314438, isbn: 1501314432,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews
Throughout the history of cinema, horror has proven to be a genre of consistent popularity, which adapts to different cultural contexts while retaining a recognizable core. Horror Film: A Critical Introduction, the newest in Bloomsbury's Film Genre s...


The Color of Pixar
The Color of Pixar
By Chronicle Books
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mpn: 26580551, ean: 9781452159201, isbn: 1452159203,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Bold and beautiful, this volume presents hundreds of film stills from the Pixar archives in a glorious spectrum of color. Starting with bright white images and seamlessly flowing through the colors of the rainbow, it becomes crystal clear how each fr...


The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror; Revised Edition with a New Afterword
The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror; Revised Edition with a New Afterword
By Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780571199969, isbn: 0571199968,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
Illuminating the dark side of the American century, The Monster Show uncovers the surprising links between horror entertainment and the great social crises of our time, as well as horror's function as a pop analogue to surrealism and other artistic m...


Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds
Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds
By Yale University Press
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ean: 9780300203806, isbn: 0300203802,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
An award-winning scholar and author charts four hundred years of monsters and how they reflect the culture that created them Leo Braudy, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, has won accolades for rev...


The Horror Film: An Introduction
The Horror Film: An Introduction
By Brand: Wiley-Blackwell
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ean: 9781405139021, isbn: 1405139021,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
Combining historical narrative with close readings of severalsignificant horror films, this brief volume offers a broad andlively introduction to cinematic horror. In doing so, it outlinesand investigates important issues in the production, consumpti...


Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History
Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History
By Insight Editions
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mpn: 25095522, ean: 9781608878109, isbn: 1608878104,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History is the definitive thirtieth-anniversary exploration of the beloved Jim Henson classic, featuring rare artwork, interviews, and on-set photos. Journey back to Jim Henson's Labyrinth in this visually stunning cel...


A Critical History of German Film (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
A Critical History of German Film (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
By Brand: Camden House
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mpn: 38, 38 black and white, ean: 9781571134684, isbn: 1571134689,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
A history of German film dealing with individual films as works of art has long been needed. Existing histories tend to treat cinema as an economic rather than an aesthetic phenomenon; earlier surveys that do engage with individual films do not inclu...


Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film
Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film
By St. Martin's Press
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ean: 9781250061904, isbn: 1250061903,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
A larger-than-life narrative of the making of the classic film, marking the rise of America as a superpower, the ascent of Hollywood celebrity, and the flowering of Texas culture as mythology.Featuring James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Elizabeth Taylor, G...


Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000, 3rd Edition
Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000, 3rd Edition
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780195148862, isbn: 019514886X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
Critics hailed previous editions of Visionary Film as the most complete work written on the exciting, often puzzling, and always controversial genre of American avant-garde film. This book has remained the standard text on American avant-garde film s...


How to Read a Film: Movies, Media, and Beyond
How to Read a Film: Movies, Media, and Beyond
By Oxford University Press USA
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mpn: 22882692, ean: 9780195321050, isbn: 0195321057,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
Richard Gilman referred to How to Read a Film as simply "the best single work of its kind." And Janet Maslin in The New York Times Book Review marveled at James Monaco's ability to collect "an enormous amount of useful information and assemble it in ...


Film and Television Analysis: An Introduction to Methods, Theories, and Approaches
Film and Television Analysis: An Introduction to Methods, Theories, and Approaches
By imusti
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mpn: 126 colour illustrations, 3 colour line, ean: 9780415674812, isbn: 0415674816,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
Film and Television Analysis is especially designed to introduce undergraduate students to the most important qualitative methodologies used to study film and television. The methodologies covered include: ideological analysis auteur theory genre ...


The Story of Film
The Story of Film
By imusti
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mpn: 43171-616574, ean: 9781862059429, isbn: 186205942X,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
A new edition of the most accessible and compelling history of the medium published, with an updated foreword by the author to accompany his 15-hour feature documentary Film critic, producer, and presenter Mark Cousins' history shows how filmmake...


The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood, Revised and Expanded Edition (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood, Revised and Expanded Edition (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
By Amulet Books
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mpn: 9781419706424, ean: 9781419706424, isbn: 141970642X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
A NEWER, REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF THIS BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (DOG DAYS EDITION), ISBN 978-1419706424. INCLUDES 32 NEW PAGES ABOUT THE THIRD WIMPY KID MOVIE, DOG DAYS, PLUS AN ALL-NEW COVER ILLUSTRATION....


An Introduction to Film Genres
An Introduction to Film Genres
By W. W. Norton & Company
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mpn: 9780393930191, ean: 9780393930191, isbn: 039393019X,

A brisk, accessible, and informative introduction to film genres.An Introduction to Film Genres, written by leading film scholars specifically for undergraduates who are new to the study of film, provides an introduction that helps students see thirt...


Film and Literature: An Introduction and Reader
Film and Literature: An Introduction and Reader
By Routledge
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ean: 9780415560108, isbn: 0415560101,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
The Routledge new edition of this classic book functions as an accessible introduction to the historical and theoretical exchanges between film and literature and also includes the key critical readings necessary for an understanding of this increasi...



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