Books on Film

If You Like Monty Python…

If You Like Monty Python…

| January 24, 2012

One of the wonderful things about Limelight’s If You Like… series is that they’re exactly what they should be: they’re written with the enthusiasm of a friend recommendation, with the research instincts of a journalist. A.V. Club writer Zack Handlen is your friendly guide through the influences on and of Monty Python in the latest […]

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CINEMATOGRAPHY

CINEMATOGRAPHY

| January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

“A cinematographer has to design and write a story, starting at the beginning, through the evolution to the end. That’s why I consider my profession is as a writer of light,” shares Italian cinematographer and three-time Academy Award Winner, Vittorio Storaro, one of 16 voices lending their individual sage about their craft to Cinematography, a […]

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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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