Books on Film

Film Noir: The Directors

Film Noir: The Directors

| April 9, 2012

While every film genre strikes a chord, Film Noir is one that can strike very distinct images in one’s mind. To those familiar with it, it calls upon images of dark alleys, shadows, sexy femme fatales that give the Film Noir genre its flair. Film Noir: The Directors is a compilation of essays, biographies and […]

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Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House (Expanded Edition)

Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House (Expanded Edition)

| January 25, 2012

I first came across Steve Stoliar’s Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House on a lonely day nearly six years ago. It had been gifted to me by a family member aware of my admiration for the bespectacled comic legend, and that familiar craving for a non-fiction book found its fix within these pages. Reading […]

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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

“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

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

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

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

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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