A guide from the director of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
"1001 Movies" is now well-established as the definitive guide to everything you need to know about must-see movies, from the films you shouldn't have missed the first time around, to the films you can see again and again. Expert critics in each genre of film, from romance to horror and sci-fi, have painstakingly included, rev... read more
A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films Including Masterpieces, Oddities and Guilty Pleasures (with Just a Few Disasters)This is possibly the most entertaining, surprising and enjoyable film book ever written. Thomson set himself the near-foolhardy task of writing one page each on 1000 of the films that he has particularly lik... read more
The CD includes all the essential phrases needed to get by presented clearly and slowly by a native speaker. The packs provide a chance to practise and learn key words and vocabulary before you embark on your travels. Repeated listening will ensure that you will recognize much of what is said to you abroad.
From The Godfather to Get Carter, tales of organized crime have produced many of the big screen's greatest films and most memorable moments. The Rough Guide to Gangster Movies gives you the low-down on all aspects of the genre. It's all here, from James Cagney and his fellow 1930s mobsters right up to the hitmen of Quentin Ta... read more
A How-To Guide for the First-Time, Flat-Broke Film and Video Maker Chock-full of fascinating photographs and colorful directives, Girl Director is an instruction manual, history lesson, scrapbook, and celebration of women and film rolled into one. Director and cinephile Andrea Richards all but hands the reader a camera as... read more
New Zealand content. The history of special effects is a long and varied one and is much more than images of sleek starfighters or CG raptors. From the concealed wires on Douglas Fairbanks' flying carpet in The Thief of Baghdad to amazing scenes in Lord of the Rings, the special effects industry has been finding ways to fuel ... read more
Acclaimed filmmaker George Lucas reinvigorated the science-fiction genre more than 25 years ago with Star Wars, one of the greatest epics and cultural icons of its generation. He has enthralled audiences with his grand vision, mythic narratives, and groundbreaking visual effects ever since, and he remains a pivotal figure in ... read more
Producing Videos has been called the 'bible' of video making. It offers a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to all aspects of video production - from using a camera to the chapter on distribution. All the elements of video production are covered: camera operation; scriptwriting; composition; budgeting; preproduction plann... read more
Murder in the Cathedral, written for the Canterbury Festival on 1935, was the first high point on T. S. Eliot's dramatic achievement. It remains one of the great plays of the century. Like Greek drama, its theme and form are rooted in religion and ritual purgation and renewal, and it was this return to the earliest sources of... read more
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
Which Bond films did Stanley Kubrick and Francis Ford Coppola help out on? When did Bond meet Playboy millionaire Hugh Hefner? How many times has 009 been killed? This guide is a detailed study of the James Bond phenomenon, from the early days in the 1950s up to the 20th Bond adventure in 2002.
Featuring the latest DVD listings, director and star indexes, Academy Award listings, and much more, an ultimate movie resource features an abundance of ratings for movies, serials, B-Westerns, made-for-TV movies, and even old TV programs that are accompanied by a brief summary, hip commentary, major cast members, the year of... read more
In this tongue-in-cheek 'making of' book about the Academy Award
The fifteenth edition of the Time Out Film Guide now weighs in with more than 16,700 reviews, all written by knowledgeable critics with a real love of film. Its unrivalled coverage of international cinema, Hollywood and Bollywood, blockbusters, forgotten marvels, silent films, documentaries and esoterica includes extensive ca... read more
See other edition. Welcome to the movies you must see before you die
For more than forty years, generations of movie lovers have relied upon Leonard Maltin to help them decide what to watch. Comprehensive, trustworthy, and the most established guide on the market, "Leonard Maltin's 2012 Movie Guide" includes: more than 10,000 DVD and 14,000 video listings; an updated index of leading performer... read more
For over 40 years "Star Trek" has made a phenomenal cultural impact. Now more popular than ever - J.J. Abrams' reinvented "Star Trek" movie was one of the box office hits of 2009, grossing $385 million worldwide - the 'franchise' continues to have cultural, social and political resonance around the world. "Star Trek" has chan... read more
In this innovative work of cultural history, Simon Sigley tells the story of film culture in New Zealand from the establishment of the Auckland Film Society in the 1920s to the present day.
Rather than focusing on the work of individual filmmakers, Sigley approaches cinema as a form of social practice. He examines the r... read more