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100 All-Time Favorite Movies of the 20th Century

100 All-Time Favorite Movies of the 20th Century

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Take a journey through the makers and shapers of celluloid history. From horror to romance, noir to slapstick, adventure to tragedy, Western to new wave, this selection gathers the greats of 20th-century cinema into one indispensable guide to movie gold. The collection is arranged chronologically and in an extra-handy format. Film entries include a synopsis, cast/crew listings, technical information, actor/director bios, trivia, and lists of awards, as well as film stills, production photos, and the original poster for each film. From Metropolis to Modern Times, A Clockwork Orange to Buñuel's The Young and the Damned, from the blockbusters to lesser-known masterpieces, thumb through and transform a quiet evening into an unforgettable screen encounter.

100 Animated Feature Films

100 Animated Feature Films

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The animated feature film has been long under-represented in film criticism. Yet animated films have probably never been a stronger force in world cinema than they are today. This book discusses 100 key animated films from around the world, from Shrek to Svankmajer. While the genre continues to pick up attention and garner worldwide audiences of millions, appreciation for the art of animated features seems to grow as quickly as the technology driving it forward. International in focus, 100 Animated Feature Films come to life on the page with vivid images from the films discussed.

100 Cult Films

100 Cult Films

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Some films should never have been made. They are too unsettling, too dangerous, too challenging, too outrageous and even too badly made to be let loose on unsuspecting audiences.

Yet these films, from the shocking Cannibal Holocaust to the apocalyptic Donnie Darko, from the destructive Tetsuo to the awfully bad The Room, from the hilarious This Is Sp?]nal Tap to the campy Showgirls, from the asylum of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari to the circus of Freaks, from the gangs of The Warriors to the gangsters of In Bruges and from the flamboyant Rocky Horror Picture Show to the ultimate cool of The Big Lebowski, have all garnered passionate fan followings.

Cult cinema has made tragic misfits, monsters and cyborgs, such as Edward Scissorhands or Blade Runner's replicants, heroes of our times. 100 Cult Films explains why these figures continue to inspire fans around the globe. Cult film experts Ernest Mathijs and Xavier Mendik round up the most cultish of giallo, blaxploitation, anime, sexploitation, zombie, vampire and werewolf films, exploring both the cults that live hidden inside the underground (Nekromantik, Café Flesh) and the cult side of the mainstream (Dirty Dancing, The Lord of the Rings, and even The Sound of Music).

100 Cult Films is a true trip around the world, providing a lively and illuminating guide to films from more than a dozen countries, across nine decades, representing a wide range of genres and key cult directors such as David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam and David Lynch.

Drawing on exclusive interviews with some of the world's most iconic cult creators and performers, including Dario Argento, Pupi Avati, Alex Cox, Ruggero Deodato, Jesús Franco, Lloyd Kaufman, Harry Kümel, H. G. Lewis, Christina Lindberg, Takashi Miike, Franco Nero, George A. Romero and Brian Yuzna, and featuring a foreword by cult director Joe Dante, 100 Cult Films is your ultimate ticket to the midnight movie show.

100 Silent Films

100 Silent Films

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100 Silent Films provides an authoritative and accessible history of silent cinema through one hundred of its most interesting and significant films. As Bryony Dixon contends, silent cinema is not a genre; it is the first 35 years of film history, a complex negotiation between art and commerce and a union of creativity and technology. At its most grand - on the big screen with a full orchestral accompaniment - it is magnificent, permitting a depth of emotional engagement rarely found in other fields of cinema. Silent film was hugely popular in its day, and its success enabled the development of large-scale film production in the United States and Europe. It was the start of our fascination with the moving image as a disseminator of information and as mass entertainment with its consequent celebrity culture.

The digital revolution in the last few years and the restoration and reissue of archival treasures have contributed to a huge resurgence of interest in silent cinema. Bryony Dixon's illuminating guide introduces a wide range of films of the silent period (1895-1930), including classics such as The Birth of a Nation (1915), The General (1926), Metropolis (1927), Sunrise (1927) and Pandora's Box (1928), alongside more unexpected choices, and represents major genres and directors of the period - Griffith, Keaton, Chaplin, Murnau, Sjöström, Dovzhenko and Eisenstein - together with an introductory overview and useful filmographic and bibliographic information.

100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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As a Star Wars fan, you've seen the movies, from A New Hope to The Last Jedi, and beyond. And of course you've probably had a faux lightsaber battle or two, pretending to be Luke Skywalker, Rey, or maybe Kylo Ren. But can you name the seven actors who have portrayed Darth Vader? Do you know how Ralph McQuarrie helped shape the world of Star Wars? Are you familiar with Deak Starkiller, Darth Plagueis, or Drew Struzan? Have you seen the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special? 100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the galaxy far, far away. In this revised and updated edition, Dan Casey has collected every essential piece of Star Wars knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activites, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for viewers old and new to progress on their way to fan superstardom.
100 Things The Simpsons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things The Simpsons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Most fans of The Simpsons can distinguish Lenny from Carl without checking their hands. But only real fans recall the Eastern European equivalent of The Itchy & Scratchy Show, know the name of Barney Gumble's submission to the Springfield Film Festival, and have road tripped to the World's Fair in Knoxville.

100 Things The Simpsons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans, whether you read at a Ralph Wiggum or Lisa Simpson level. Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott have collected every essential piece of Simpsons knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and rank them all from 1 to 100 in this entertaining book, which was just discarded from the shelves of The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop.
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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Begin your journey through classic film with this comprehensive guide to the best movies of all time!

With over 1.75 million copies sold worldwide, this bestselling book is a must-have for all movie lovers, from casual movie-goers to film connoisseurs. The perfect gift for any film buff, this brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Selected and authored by a team of international film critics, every profile is packed with details, plot summaries and production notes, and little-known facts about the films' history. This must-have coffee table book features a fresh look at some the greatest films of all time, including:

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Forrest Gump
  • Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
  • And so many more!
  • Learn the complete history of filmmaking, from silent-era sensations like Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush to recent Oscar nominees like Mad Max: Fury Road. Discover little-known facts about Hollywood's most memorable musicals, greatest dramas, noteworthy documentaries, screwball comedies, classic westerns, bone-chilling horror, action and adventure films, and more. Movie lovers of all stripes will thoroughly enjoy this curated collection, which includes a checklist so you can check off each film as you watch it. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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    This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Every film profile is packed with details including the director and cast, a plot summary and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film's history. Is it any wonder this intensely readable book has sold more than 1.5 million copies world wide?

    Chronicling the complete history of filmmaking, this important survey dates back to silent-era sensations such as D. W. Griffith's controversial The Birth of a Nation and the immortal Little Tramp movies of Charlie Chaplin. It then covers blockbusters of the more recent past like Gone with the Wind, A Clockwork Orange, Avatar, and The Black Swan. Also described are Hollywood's most memorable musicals, great dramas, screwball comedies, experimental "New Wave" films from 1950s and '60s Europe, major films noir, classic westerns, action and adventure films, and outstanding documentaries.

    This all-new edition has been updated with:

  • 50 new films
  • 200 new images
  • Key quotations from the movies
  • More movie posters than ever
  • New interesting facts and movie trivia

    For students of cinema, discerning film buffs, DVD collectors, and readers who simply enjoy reminiscing over cherished screen moments, the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a must-have compilation of film knowledge.

  • 101 Movies to Watch Before You Die

    101 Movies to Watch Before You Die

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    Taking the form of a diary, this vibrant graphic novel takes the reader from Goodfellas to The Goonies, Harry Potter to Apocalypse Now in a zany and hilarious exploration of the movies that have shaped Cavolo's life and the lives of his generation.
    101 Things I Learned in Film School

    101 Things I Learned in Film School

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    How to set a scene? What's the best camera angle? How does the new technology interact with scenes? And how does one even get the financing to make a movie?

    These basic questions and much more are all covered in this exquisite packaged book on the film industry and making movies as a profession. Written by Neil Landau, an experienced screenwriter and script consultant to the major movie studios, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to know about the inner-workings of this industry. Whether it's someone who wants to make movies as a full-timecareer, or just someone who is interested in film, this book covers it all.

    1971

    1971

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    Featuring a host of unpublished interviews, this is the first book to explore the greatest year in Hollywood's history - 1971

    By anyone's estimate 1971 was a great year for cinema. Has any other year boasted such a mass of talented filmmakers plying their trade? Polanski, Woody Allen, Spielberg, Kubrick, Peckinpah, Sergio Leone, Robert Altman, George Lucas, Dario Argento, Nicolas Roeg and Ingmar Bergman, among many others, were behind the camera, while the stars were out in force, too. Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Al Pacino, Jane Fonda, Gene Hackman, Paul Newman, Raquel Welch, Dustin Hoffman, Robert de Niro, Jack Nicholson, Steve McQueen and Warren Beatty all had films come out in 1971.

    This remarkable artistic flowering that came from the 'New Hollywood' of the '70s was just beginning in 1971. The old guard was fading away and the new guard was taking over. With a decline in box office attendances by the end of the '60s, along with a genuine inability to come up with a reliable barometer of box office success, studio heads gave unprecedented freedom to younger filmmakers to lead the way. Featuring interviews with some of Hollywood's biggest names, bestselling author Robert Sellers explores this landmark year in Hollywood and in Britain, when this new age was at its freshest, and where the transfer of power was felt most exhilaratingly.

    2001 A Space Odyssey

    2001 A Space Odyssey

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    Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is widely regarded as one of the best films ever made. It has been celebrated for its beauty and mystery, its realistic depiction of space travel and dazzling display of visual effects, the breathtaking scope of its story, which reaches across millions of years, and the thought-provoking depth of its meditation on evolution, technology and humanity's encounters with the unknown. 2001 has been described as the most expensive avant-garde movie ever made and as a psychedelic trip, a unique expression of the spirit of the 1960s and as a timeless masterpiece.

    Peter Krämer's insightful study explores 2001's complex origins, the unique shape it took and the extraordinary impact it made on contemporary audiences, drawing on new research in the Stanley Kubrick Archive to challenges many of the widely-held assumptions about the film. This edition includes a new afterword by the author.

    24: The Official CTU Operations Manual

    24: The Official CTU Operations Manual

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    Welcome to the Counter Terrorist Unit.
    As a new agent with the U.S. government's elite Counter Terrorist Unit, you are expected to carefully review the contents of this handbook. Many of the situations you are likely to encounter--from assassination attempts to bioweapon attacks--are detailed within these pages. We have divided the agency's manual into seven sections for quick reference and ease of use:
    - Working at CTU: An overview of the office, its policies, and its facilities
    - Gear: Essential supplies, firearms, and other tools of the trade
    - Surveillance: A primer on tracking suspects and their vehicles
    - Undercover Ops: Establishing cover and "going dark"
    - Combat: From securing the perimeter to securing hostiles
    - Interrogation: Getting the information you need when the clock is ticking
    - Disaster Management: Live bombs, chemical attacks, and beyond
    Complete with archival photographs, weaponry schematics, step-by-step instructions, and a foreword by Federal Special Agent Jack Bauer, this manual is a reference that no CTU agent can do without.
    50 Greatest Westerns

    50 Greatest Westerns

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    Author Barry Stone has served his apprenticeship as a western movie geek and aficionado. The Magnificent Seven, The Wild Bunch, Red River - for 50 years the western has been the only genre in a life that 'just ain't big enough for two'. He has written on the history of cinema for the illustrated reference book Historica, is a regular attendee to western premieres for FOX Studios Australia, and was recently a guest of the Museum of Western Film History in Independence, California.

    Intrigued by the idea of frontier wilderness, of law and order vs lawlessness, and a firm belief that 'the better the bad guy, the better the film', he goes beyond the American south-west to pay homage to the Italian and even Australian western - and, after much deliberation, he ranks them in order.

    50 Oscar Nights

    50 Oscar Nights

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    An exclusive look behind the scenes of the Academy Awards as top stars and filmmakers discuss their Oscar wins and tell never-before-told tales of Hollywood's biggest night, in a collection of original interviews with Turner Classic Movies host and entertainment media journalist Dave Karger.

    For almost a century, movie fans have been riveted by the Academy Awards and the stars who have won Oscars. 50 Oscar Nights takes readers behind the scenes of Hollywood's most storied awards show through new and exclusive interviews with dozens of A-list actors, filmmakers, and craftspeople spanning sixty years of the Oscars. Here these artists reflect on their winning work and recount all the details of how they got ready, how they felt when they heard their name and got up on stage to accept their award, what they wore, how the entire experience impacted their life, and more.

    Some interviews bring to light fun stories like why Hilary Swank decided to celebrate her Academy Award at the Astro Burger in West Hollywood, or insight into the work as Elton John explains why he was convinced he won his Best Original Song award for the wrong tune. Other interviews illuminate why for some honorees, such as Julia Roberts, John Legend, and Octavia Spencer, the day remains a life highlight to be treasured, while for Marlee Matlin, Mira Sorvino, and Barry Jenkins, complex emotions cloud what most think would be a purely celebratory moment.
    Filled with more than 150 photos of red-carpet moments, emotional acceptances, and after-party play, 50 Oscar Nights is both a stunning record of cinema glamour and a must-read for any movie lover.

    Full list of interviewees: Nicole Kidman, Elton John, Jennifer Hudson, Steven Spielberg, Jane Fonda, Barry Jenkins, Halle Berry, J. K. Simmons, Julia Roberts, John Legend, Rita Moreno, Martin Scorsese, Marlee Matlin, Dustin Hoffman, Hannah Beachler, Cameron Crowe, Mira Sorvino, Kevin O'Connell, Sally Field, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Eddie Redmayne, Lee Grant, Louis Gossett Jr., Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Jessica Yu, Michael Douglas, Catherine Martin, Francis Ford Coppola, Allison Janney, Mel Brooks, Emma Thompson, Peter Jackson, Marcia Gay Harden, Mark Bridges, Sofia Coppola, Joel Grey, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, Olivia Colman, Rob Epstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Menken, Melissa Etheridge, Sissy Spacek, Keith Carradine, Estelle Parsons, Geoffrey Fletcher, Octavia Spencer, Aaron Sorkin, Meryl Streep

    5001 Nights at the Movies

    5001 Nights at the Movies

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    The intelligent person's guide to the movies, with more than 2,800 reviews

    Look up a movie in this guide, and chances are you'll find yourself reading on about the next movie and the next. Pauline Kael's reviews aren't just provocative---they're addictive.

    These brief, informative reviews, written for the "Goings On About Town" section of The New Yorker, provide an immense range of listings---a masterly critical history of American and foreign film. This is probably the only movie guide you'll want to read for the sheer pleasure of it.

    99 Classic Movies for People in a Hurry

    99 Classic Movies for People in a Hurry

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    99 Classic Movies for People in a Hurry compresses 99 of the worlds most famous movies - in just four squares! In a remarkable way, riotously entertaining texts and spot on illustrations lets you, so to speak, get the picture, summarizing all the must-see classics. Get the low down on: Citizen Kane, Psycho, The Seventh Seal, Gone With the Wind, Dirty Dancing, Jaws, Bagdad Caf, Rocky, Yojimbo, The Guns of Navarone, Jailhouse Rock, The Big Blue, Rebel Without a Cause, Taxi Driver, The Shawshank Redemption, The Misfits, among many others.
    99 Film Scenes for Actors

    99 Film Scenes for Actors

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    Looking for a great piece to work on in your scene study class? For an audition? You want something fresh, juicy, well-written-something you haven't seen in every scene book. Give Chekov a rest and turn to memorable characters and scenes from the silver screen.

    Paperback Fiction

    House That Horror Built
    By: Henry, Christina
    Kairos
    By: Erpenbeck, Jenny
    Honey Witch
    By: Shields, Sydney J
    You May Now Kill the Bride
    By: Weston, Kate
    Long After We Are Gone
    By: Shelton Harris, Terah
    Serpent & the Wings of Night
    By: Broadbent, Carissa
    How to Kill a Guy in Ten Ways
    By: Kellman, Eve
    Death Valley
    By: Broder, Melissa
    Tiananmen Square
    By: Wen, Lai

    Hardcover Non-Fiction

    Somehow
    By: Lamott, Anne
    Demon of Unrest
    By: Larson, Erik
    Swans of Harlem
    By: Valby, Karen
    Race to the Future
    By: St Clair, Kassia
    Infernal Machine
    By: Johnson, Steven
    Amphibious Soul
    By: Foster, Craig
    Rebel Girl
    By: Hanna, Kathleen
    When You See My Mother Ask Her to Dance
    By: Baez, Joan
    Coming Home
    By: Burford, Michelle

    Hardcover Fiction

    Funny Story
    Author: Henry, Emily
    All Fours
    Author: July, Miranda
    Blue Ruin
    Author: Kunzru, Hari
    Body Farm
    Author: Geni, Abby
    This Strange Eventful History
    Author: Messud, Claire
    When Among Crows
    Author: Roth, Veronica
    Red Grove
    Author: Fontaine, Tessa
    Ministry of Time
    Author: Bradley, Kaliane
    Long Island
    Author: Toibin, Colm