Books on Film

Editing

Editing

| January 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Anyone who thought editing was purely a technical or practical sort of job should be required to read Justin Chang’s new book, Editing. Never have I been so convinced of the detrimental role an editor plays in shaping a story. Emotion, intuition, perception, reaction – these are the key words used most often by the […]

The Complete Guide to Writing, Producing and Directing a Low-Budget Short Film

The Complete Guide to Writing, Producing and Directing a Low-Budget Short Film

| December 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

As having the privilege to having gone to film school, I know what it takes to make a short film. I’ve had the opportunity to shoot on 16mm film and shoot on digital formats and know the ups and downs of what it takes to try and attempt at telling a story in this format. […]

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Son of Harpo Speaks!

Son of Harpo Speaks!

| December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ll start with a confession so it’s out in the open: I adore the Marx Brothers. And my adoration is not limited to the Marx Brothers of the silver screen. No, I am equally, if not more, infatuated with the Marx Brothers as people, the Marx Brothers that so many have written fondly about in […]

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The Story of Buddha: A Graphic Biography

The Story of Buddha: A Graphic Biography

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Story of Buddha: A Graphic Biography outlines the life of Buddhism’s founder, the young prince Siddhartha. The story covers Siddhartha’s life from the age of nineteen to his death at the age of eighty. The Story of Buddha: A Graphic Biography is first non-fiction biography of this great religious and historic figure told in […]

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If You Like The Sopranos…

If You Like The Sopranos…

| November 9, 2011

The Sopranos attracted a lot of attention when it premiered. At first it was treated as television, but, as academic eyes gravitated towards it, it very quickly became synonymous with art. The literary approach by series creator David Chase and his writers offered plenty of room for analysis, and before long, the essays came flooding […]

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Screen World Volume 62: The Films of 2010

Screen World Volume 62: The Films of 2010

| November 9, 2011

The Screen World series of reference guides has provided readers with the most comprehensive record of each year’s cinematic offerings since 1949. Volume 62 contains illustrated entries of every significant American and international film released in the United States in 2010 with complete film information including cast and crew credits, production company info, release dates, […]

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Three Stooges FAQ by David J. Hogan

Three Stooges FAQ by David J. Hogan

| November 8, 2011

Right on the heels of Sony releasing the eighth and final volume of The Three Stooges Collection (finally allowing audiences to see all 190 short films on DVD), David J. Hogan published what could be the most comprehensive companion piece to the most comprehensive Stooges collection yet. His book Three Stooges FAQ: Everything Left to […]

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The Alien Vault

The Alien Vault

| October 31, 2011

Ian Nathan’s The Alien Vault touts itself as the definitive story of Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic Alien. One small glance at this book and it’s easy to say that it encapsulates Alien as a piece of film history as well rivaling any behind the scenes features on any DVD or Blu-Ray. The book is broken […]

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Viewed Sideways: Writings on Culture and Style in Contemporary Japan (2011)

Viewed Sideways: Writings on Culture and Style in Contemporary Japan (2011)

| October 25, 2011

Viewed Sideways: Writings on Culture and Style in Contemporary Japan is the third collection of essays from author Donald Richie. This new addition to the series is a page turner. Once you finish one essay, you look at the title of the next and want to keep reading. The book contains eleven essays from previous […]

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The Vampire Film: From Nosferatu to True Blood (Fourth Edition)

The Vampire Film: From Nosferatu to True Blood (Fourth Edition)

| October 23, 2011

The first edition of Alain Silver and James Ursini’s The Vampire Film was originally released in 1976, and the duo have returned to the text over the years to keep it updated and relevant. The new fourth edition is quite an update, covering vampires in film up to 2010– the previous edition was published in […]

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