Books on Film

The Film Scripts Series: Classic Screenplays

The Film Scripts Series: Classic Screenplays

| November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Now available from Applause Books, this series of four, massive yet surprisingly affordable tomes, reprints George P. Garrett, O.B. Hardison Jr. and Jane R. Gelfman’s 1971 Film Scripts books. The series was later reprinted in 1989 and the screenplays herein have since garnered the designation of classics, an especially accurate term for these scripts featuring […]

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Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge

Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Curly, the long-standing icon of the legendary comedy troupe The Three Stooges, is still a mystery to many—even those who knew him personally.  Joan Howard Maurer, Curly’s niece, went about trying to figure out this complicated clown, one whose complexities were buried under a childlike sheen of simplicity and an ability to send people into […]

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FilmCraft: Screenwriting

FilmCraft: Screenwriting

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Screenwriting is one of the most difficult and severely under appreciated aspects of filmmaking. It requires one to have both diligence in creating something in a rigid structure, as well as be creative to lay the groundwork for any film. While there are plenty of great screenplays and many well written books on the subject, […]

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Film Noir FAQ

Film Noir FAQ

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Film Noir is a genre unlike any other in the history of cinema and has managed to fascinate people for over 70 years. With its dark alleyways and dames to die for, the genre only existed for about two decades, but managed to leave an indelible print on society and filmmakers around the world. In […]

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Les Miserables: From Stage to Screen

Les Miserables: From Stage to Screen

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The new book: Les Miserables: From Stage to Screen takes the prize for one of the geekiest books ever written, and this is very good thing, if you’re a Les Mis fan that is. Bursting at the seams with related memorabilia and dozens of intriguing photographs, this book serves as the perfect summation of the […]

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The Treasures of Bruce Lee

The Treasures of Bruce Lee

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Paul Bowman’s The Treasures of Bruce Lee, currently available from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, offers a biography of the late great film star and martial artist, housed in a dynamic hardcover volume that offers those who purchase it so much more than merely an interesting read. The book features a foreward by Lee’s daughter […]

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Doctor Who FAQ

Doctor Who FAQ

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dave Thompson, author of numerous books on the history of rock and roll, turns his attentions to Doctor Who, that 50-year-old children’ series that has, since it premiered in 1963, become a global sensation with its current run drawing in millions of viewers worldwide and raking in cash for the BBC by the truckload. Thompson’s […]

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FilmCraft: Producing

FilmCraft: Producing

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

While not every filmmaker has gone to film school and there are a few that actually disapprove, there are certain perks in going. One of these is having guest lectures of filmmakers and industry professionals that show up and share some of their experiences with you. Whether its an actual director explaining methods they’ve used […]

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The Screenwriter’s Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story

The Screenwriter’s Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story

| December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Screenwriting is one of the hardest aspects of filmmaking, which makes writers take their creative input and conform it to an solid format and structure. While its certainly easy for anyone to claim they’re a screenwriter, if they’ve written anything in the format, it takes true skill, hard work and dedication to master the art […]

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Standup Guys: A Generation of Laughs by John DeBellis

Standup Guys: A Generation of Laughs by John DeBellis

| December 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

John DeBellis should be famous.  Far from a household name, he’s shared the company with Larry David, Richard Lewis, Jerry Seinfeld, Gilbert Gottfried, Bill Maher, Andy Kaufman, Woody Allen, Eddie Murphy, and plenty others whose presence is more instantly recognizable than his own.  He even wrote some jokes for Rodney Dangerfield and sketches with Billy […]

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