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  • The Art and Making of The Greatest Showman by Signe Bergstrom
    The Art and Making of The Greatest Showman (English, Hardback) Signe Bergstrom

    Go behind the scenes of The Greatest Showman, and discover the work that brought to life the inspiring story of legendary impresario P.T. Barnum.

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  • Film Noir by Alain Silver
    Film Noir (English, Hardback) Alain Silver, James Ursini

    Explore the dark and brooding elegance of Film Noir with this essential handbook to the genre, exploring key noir themes and their most representative movies. Copiously illustrated with film stills as well as original posters, the book also lists TASCHEN's top 50 noir classics. A must for amateurs and aficionados alike.

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  • House Of Psychotic Women (paperback) by Kier-La Janisse
    House Of Psychotic Women (paperback) (English, Paperback) Kier-La Janisse

    Cinema is full of neurotic personalities, but few things are more transfixing than a woman losing her mind onscreen. Unlike her male counterpart, the female neurotic lives a shamed existence, making these films rare places where her destructive emotions get to play. House of Psychotic Women is an examination of these characters through a daringly autobiographical lens. Anecdotes and memories...

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  • James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction by Randall Frakes
    James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction (English, Hardback) Randall Frakes

    The perfect companion to AMC's six-part television series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, this unique book explores the history and evolution of the genre with contributions from the filmmakers who have helped bring it to life...

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  • Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History by Stephen Jones
    Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History (English, Hardback) Stephen Jones

    The ultimate guide to art used in the horror film genre, tracing its history from the Silent era to the latest releases and trends

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  • As You Wish by Cary Elwes
    As You Wish (Paperback) Cary Elwes, Joe Layden

    From Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes the bestselling behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film.

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  • Chronicles: Art & Design by Daniel Falconer
    Chronicles: Art & Design (English, Hardback) Daniel Falconer, Weta Workshop

    The ultimate celebration of the second Hobbit movie reveals the full creative vision of the art and design teams with more than 1,000 exclusive images and photos, including designs and concepts that never made it to the big screen.

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  • Danger: Diabolik by Leon Hunt
    Danger: Diabolik (English, Paperback) Leon Hunt

    Danger: Diabolik (1968) was adapted from a comic that has been a social phenomenon in Italy for over fifty years. This study examines its status as a comic-book movie, traces its production and initial reception in Italy, France, the U.S., and the UK, and its cult afterlife as both a pop-art classic and campy "bad film."

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  • American Independent Cinema by Yannis Tzioumakis
    American Independent Cinema (English, Paperback) Yannis Tzioumakis

    This undergraduate textbook examines American independent cinema from the very beginnings of US cinema and includes chapters on independence within the studio system, B Films, exploitation cinema and independent cinema in the age of the conglomerates.

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  • Watching Skies: Star Wars, Spielberg and Us by Mark O'Connell
    Watching Skies: Star Wars, Spielberg and Us (English, Paperback) Mark O'Connell

    A unique and timely memoir, full of `80s nostalgia, that explores the golden age of Hollywood cinema

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  • Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde by Susan Pack
    Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde (Multiple languages, Hardback) Susan Pack

    At the vivid intersection of cinematic and graphic design history, this book gathers 250 film posters from 1920s and 1930s Russia to explore a world of innovative, revolutionary aesthetics. Brimming with bold colors, dramatic angles, and eye-catching typography, these startling designs bear witness to the experimental avant-garde of the...

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  • Men, Women, and Chain Saws by Carol J. Clover
    Men, Women, and Chain Saws (English, Paperback) Carol J. Clover

    From its first publication in 1992, Men, Women, and Chain Saws has offered a groundbreaking perspective on the creativity and influence of horror cinema since the mid-1970s. Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks in particular at slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films. Although such movies have been traditionally understood as offering only sadistic pleasures...

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  • Pandora's Box by Pamela Hutchinson
    Pandora's Box (English, Paperback) Pamela Hutchinson

    Die Buchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box, 1929), starring Hollywood icon Louise Brooks, is an established classic of the silent era. Pamela Hutchinson revisits and challenges many assumptions made about the film, its lead character and its star.

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  • The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy by Paul Kane
    The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy (English, Paperback) Paul Kane

    "Explores not only the cinematic interpretations of the Hellraiser mythos but also its intrusion into other artistic and cultural forms. It examines various themes found throughout the film series and the ways in which the representation of these themes changes from film to film"--Provided by publisher.

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  • The Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' by Piers Bizony
    The Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' (English, Hardback) Piers Bizony

    Part visual majesty, part meticulous science, part limitless imagination. Previously available as part of the multi-volume and instant sell-out Collector's Edition, this exhaustive compendium of photographs, pre-production paintings, and conceptual designs explores the genius behind 2001: A Space Odyssey, the sci-fi classic that remains the...

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  • The Star Wars Phenomenon in Britain by Craig Stevens
    The Star Wars Phenomenon in Britain (English, Paperback) Craig Stevens

    Provides a detailed account of the Star Wars saga's British connection, including personal recollections of fans in the UK, exclusive interviews with staff members of Palitoy who took on the challenge of producing millions of toys, and the story of how a group of writers from the underground press in London combined with Marvel comics to produce the first Star Wars expanded universe.

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  • Ain't Got Time to Bleed by Andrew Shaffer
    Ain't Got Time to Bleed (English, Hardback) Andrew Shaffer, Steven Lefcourt

    Discover how some of the silver screen's most iconic action heroes would really fare after being shot, stabbed, and dropped off buildings in this witty look at the real science behind Hollywood injuries....

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  • Frightmares by Ian Cooper
    Frightmares (English, Paperback) Ian Cooper

    The horror film reveals as much, if not more, about the British psyche as the heritage film or the social-realist drama. Yet British horror films have been critically ignored or maligned, with most studies concentrating on Hammer. British horror encompasses both celebrated auteurs, such as Hitchcock and Polanski, and opportunistic hacks.Frightmares is an in-depth analysis of the homegrown British...

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  • The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan
    The James Bond Archives (English, Hardback) Unknown

    The ultimate companion to all things 007, covering the making of every single movie in the James Bond franchise, from Dr. No to Spectre. With more than 1,000 images and an oral history recorded from 150 cast and crew members, this re-edition of the original XL book, as comprehensive as it is compact, will delight fans of the most successful and...

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  • Who'S in the Money? by Harvey G. Cohen
    Who'S in the Money? (English, Paperback) Harvey G. Cohen

    Using newly unearthed primary sources, this ground-breaking book examines the bitter and little known struggle in Hollywood and Washington D.C. during 1933 to create a National Recovery Administration (NRA) code of practice for the motion picture industry.

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