Books on Film

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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A Hard Day’s Night: Music on Film Series

A Hard Day’s Night: Music on Film Series

| October 3, 2011

In 1963, the Beatles had an exclusive contract for the release of original singles and LPs with Parlophone and EMI. But motion picture studio United Artists discovered a loophole in the Fab Four’s contract, in which Parlophone neglected to secure the rights to any motion picture soundtracks released by the band. Thus, UA determined to […]

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Leonard Maltin’s 2012 Movie Guide

Leonard Maltin’s 2012 Movie Guide

| August 25, 2011

Leonard Maltin is one of the most respected film critics in the United States. He has worked for Entertainment Tonight for the last 19 years. He was Playboy’s resident film critic for six years, as well as hosting his own film review show on the ReelzChannel, Maltin On Movies. Mr. Maltin was not only the […]

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It’s A Long Way From China to Hollywood

It’s A Long Way From China to Hollywood

| August 24, 2011

Grace Yang’s memoir shares her life journey as a Chinese immigrant staking her claim on American soil and forging ahead to capture the American dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Along with thoughtful poems written by her beloved father, Grace presents intimate portraits of her childhood in Communist China parallel to those […]

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The Snowman

The Snowman

| May 29, 2011

Of the four Harry Hole books by Nesbo available in the States, The Snowman is the best by far. Fans of this series might wonder how this could be possible after losing so many wonderful characters in previous novels, but Jo Nesbo does a superb job of creating wholly new characters for us to enjoy […]

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