Jaw-dropping tales of legendary excess and bad behaviour from the British stars of the 1950s and 60s, from the author of the bestselling Hellraisers and Hollywood Hellraisers.
Expanding on the winning formula that made Hellraisers such a success, this book explores the rise and camaraderie of that entire generation of h... read more
After training as a teacher, Pete Postlethwaite started his acting career at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre where his colleagues included Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Antony Sher and Julie Walters. After routine early appearances in small parts for television programmes such as The Professionals, Postlethwaite's first succe... read more
Actor Bill Tarmey first appeared as Jack Duckworth in Coronation Street in November 1979, when his formidable on-screen wife Vera dragged him to Brian and Gail Tilsley's wedding, only to have him sneak off for a pint at the first opportunity. After playing what is arguably the nation's best-loved soap character for 31 years, ... read more
|Author:||Dr. David Wills (State University of New York, Albany Louisiana State University State University of New York, Albany State University of New York, Albany Louisiana State University)|
Audrey Hepburn, 60s icon
Audrey Hepburn charmed audiences in the 1950s as a new type of cinema personality - gamine, doe-eyed and refreshingly casual. By the 1960s she had transformed into a trendsetting sophisticate and achieved unrivaled careers as an actress, model, movie star and champion for underprivileged childre... read more
|Author:||A. V. Club|
16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 104 More Obsessively Specific Pop Culture Lists "24 Great Films Too Painful to Watch Twice" "14 Cover Songs That Are Better Than the Originals" "14 Tragic Movie Masturbation Scenes":If any of these titles intrigue you, you're ready for ... read more
This lavishly illustrated film companion takes the reader on a journey into the magical world of Pandora, to get closer to the landscapes, creatures and characters of James Cameron's blockbuster epic, Avatar.
Marking James Cameron's first film since 1997's Titanic, Avatar is a major milestone in movie history. Using st... read more
|Author:||Trisha Dunleavy & Hester Joyce|
Whilst there is a growing body of academic work on New Zealand film and television, this book adresses relatively little exists on industries, institutions and policy.
Jem Roberts, the author of "The Authorised History of 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue'" -- the antidote to panel games, is now moving on to "The Unadulterated True History of THE BLACKADDER." British history as we know it is a cluttered patchwork of questionable stories which have been re-written, re-evaluated and ridiculed, and ... read more
|Author:||Ian Conrich & Stuart Murray|
|Series:||Tauris World Cinema Series|
Since New Zealand Cinema burst on to the global stage in the late 1970s, it has maintained a high-profile presence, capturing the imagination and enthusiasm of both national and international audiences, through such films as "Vigil", "Whale Rider" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Contemporary New Zealand Cinema provides a... read more
Only a year after being published, Pot Culture is already in its seventh printing with net sales of 48,100, making it one of the best-selling titles for Abrams Image. Halperin and Bloom's great follow-up book, Reefer Movie Madness will be the most extensive guide ever to feature movies with specific stoner appeal, as well as ... read more
Geoff Dyer, described by the Daily Telegraph as 'possibly the best living writer in Britain', takes on his biggest challenge yet: unlocking the film that has obsessed him all his adult life. Magnificently unpredictable and hilarious (and surely one of the most unusual books ever written about cinema), Zona takes the reader on... read more
A new play, with songs by Neil Hannon, based on the much loved children's classic; coming into the West End for Christmas 2011.
For generations of entranced readers, and now a new generation of filmgoers, Tolkien is synonymous with his most famous creation - the hobbit. Written for all those who are interested in Tolkien's work, and of course for all those interested in hobbits, this is the first book to focus on the changes made to the hobbits' chara... read more
Whether you are already a seasoned director or simply a film fan, this comprehensive guide features everything you need to know to make a digital film: From the basics of capturing footage and planning a shoot, to the more advanced aspects of editing and post-production. Clear, step-by-step instruction on the technical aspec... read more
|Series:||No Fear Shakespeare|
No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of "Romeo and Juliet" on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare contains
Meet the filmmaker who is the voice of his generation! Behind the camera, Andrew Jenks has captured the attention of young adults everywhere with his innovative MTV documentary series, World of Jenks. When asked about his inspiration for the show, Jenks said, "I want to tell the stories of my generation. I want to be a filmma... read more
|Series:||Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide (Paperback)|
The &quot;New York Times&quot; bestselling movie guide from the household name in film criticism &lt;br&gt; Consulted more frequently than ever in this era of Netflix as &quot;the&quot; resource, Leonard Maltinas &quot;New York Times&quot; bestselling film guide ... read more
Bond is back - new edition of this thrill-packed dossier on the world's most famous spy. Become an expert on the extraordinary career of 007 and get the inside scoop on his missions, from defeating the power-mad schemes of Dr No to the mysteries of Casino Royale and go behind the scenes of his latest movie, "Quantum of Solac... read more
This is a fascinating behind-the-scenes book about The Lord of the Rings as a contemporary cinema phenomenon. Compiled by a leading American film academic, it is the fullest possible inside story - of the planning for the movie, the corporate battles, the struggle to get the movie made, the creative genius of Peter Jackson, t... read more
Cracking open a whole barrel-load of movie mirth, The Rough Guide to Comedy Movies gives you the ultimate lowdown on laughter in the cinema, from Airplane! to Withnail and I, and from John Belushi to Billy Wilder. Features include: The comedy story: Tells the tale of the genre, from the mayhem of the silents to the 'gross... read more