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  • MAKING THE MAGIC HAPPEN : The Art and Craft of Film Directing
    MAKING THE MAGIC HAPPEN : The Art and Craft of Film Directing
    MARSHALL PETER D
    ISBN: 9781615932658
    Title: MAKING THE MAGIC HAPPEN : The Art and Craft of Film Directing
    Author: MARSHALL PETER D
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Filmmaking can be a complicated and risky adventure, but Making the Magic Happen shows you why directing a movie is actually simpler than you think. The trick is to properly learn the "craft" of filmmak-ing first, and then adapt your logistical and creative skills to the "art" of filmmaking.

    Imprint: MICHAEL WIESE PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA   %%
    MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA %%
    ROBERTS GRAHAM
    ISBN: 9781860643941
    Title: MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA %%
    Author: ROBERTS GRAHAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: I B TAURIS
    RRP: $41.95
    Price: $41.95
  • MARGARET AND DAVID : 5 STARS
    MARGARET AND DAVID : 5 STARS
    DUTHIE AMANDA [ED]
    ISBN: 9781743055137
    Title: MARGARET AND DAVID : 5 STARS
    Author: DUTHIE AMANDA [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Margaret & David: 5 stars, Australian filmmakers, critics, distributors and festival directors pay tribute to Australia’s most loved critics. Over 28 years, on The Movie Show and then on At The Movies, Margaret and David shaped the way Australians saw and talked about cinema - and themselves.

    Major essay by Sandy George, with contributions from Geoffrey Rush, Fred Schepisi, Jan Chapman, Cate Shortland, Gillian Armstrong, Andrew Bovell, Josh Pomeranz, Al Clark, Richard Kuipers, Jay Weatherill, Andrew Mackie, Sandra Levy, Nashen Moodley, Adolfo Aranjuez, Kath Shelper and Warwick Thornton. Edited by Amanda Duthie.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $19.95

    Price: $19.95
  • MONTY PYTHONS FLYING CIRCUS : Hidden Treasures   **Special Price**
    MONTY PYTHONS FLYING CIRCUS : Hidden Treasures **Special Price**
    BESLEY ADRIAN
    ISBN: 9781853759741
    Title: MONTY PYTHONS FLYING CIRCUS : Hidden Treasures **Special Price**
    Author: BESLEY ADRIAN
    Format: BOXED SET
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Monty Python's Flying Circus: Hidden Treasures is the complete, authorised history of Monty Python, with bits in. Never before has the story of the Pythons been so brilliantly told, in words, rare and unseen photographs and fascinating examples of removable and on-the-page facsimile memorabilia.

    The 'Dead Parrot' sketch. 'The Lumberjack Song'. 'Argument Clinic'. 'Spam'. Monty Python's Flying Circus was packed with famous skits and classic one-liners, many of which are still globally recognized from the Hollywood Bowl to the University of Woolloomooloo. Their irreverent humour is the yardstick by which others are judged and the adjective 'Pythonesque' has been part of the English language for years. This book delves into the official Monty Python archives for the first time and tells the Monty Python story through photographs, text and props in the shape of removable facsimile memorabilia, including hand-scribbled scripts, never-before-published cue sheets, postcards, programmes and more.

    Imprint: CARLTON - HARIDE GRANT
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $19.99
  • NEIL JORDAN
    NEIL JORDAN
    PRAMAGGIORE MARIA
    ISBN: 9780252075308
    Title: NEIL JORDAN
    Author: PRAMAGGIORE MARIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS
    RRP: $33.95
    Price: $33.95
  • NEO FEMINIST CINEMA : GIRLY FILMS CHICK FLICKS AND CONSUMER CULTURE
    NEO FEMINIST CINEMA : GIRLY FILMS CHICK FLICKS AND CONSUMER CULTURE
    RADNER HILARY
    ISBN: 9780415877749
    Title: NEO FEMINIST CINEMA : GIRLY FILMS CHICK FLICKS AND CONSUMER CULTURE
    Author: RADNER HILARY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What lies behind current feminist discontent with contemporary cinema? Through a combination of cultural and industry analysis, Hilary Radner's Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture shows how the needs of conglomerate Hollywood have encouraged an emphasis on consumer culture within films made for women. By exploring a number of representative "girly films," including Pretty Woman, Legally Blonde, Maid in Manhattan, The Devil Wears Prada, and Sex and the City: The Movie, Radner proposes that rather than being "post-feminist," as is usually assumed, such films are better described as "neo-feminist." Examining their narrative format, as it revolves around the story of an ambitious unmarried woman who defines herself through consumer culture as much as through work or romance, Radner argues that these films exemplify neo-liberalist values rather than those of feminism. As such, Neo-Feminist Cinema offers a new explanation as to why feminist-oriented scholars and audiences who are seeking more than "labels and love" from their film experience have viewed recent "girly films" as a betrayal of second-wave feminism, and why, on the other hand, such films have proven to be so successful at the box office.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $54.00

    Price: $54.00
  • NEW CHINESE CINEMA   %%
    NEW CHINESE CINEMA %%
    TAM KWOK-KAN / DISSANAYAKE WIMAI
    ISBN: 9780195906073
    Title: NEW CHINESE CINEMA %%
    Author: TAM KWOK-KAN / DISSANAYAKE WIMAI
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $31.95
    Price: $31.95
  • NEW YORK MOVIES (Close-Ups, Book 3)
    NEW YORK MOVIES (Close-Ups, Book 3)
    ASCH MARK
    ISBN: 9780008256647
    Title: NEW YORK MOVIES (Close-Ups, Book 3)
    Author: ASCH MARK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: COLLINS & BROWN
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • OSTRICH BOYS : CRITICAL SCRIPTS
    OSTRICH BOYS : CRITICAL SCRIPTS
    GRAY KEITH / MILLER CARL
    ISBN: 9781408130827
    Title: OSTRICH BOYS : CRITICAL SCRIPTS
    Author: GRAY KEITH / MILLER CARL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2010 besides a host of other awards, Keith Gray's hit novel features a group of three friends who embark on a remarkable journey from Cleethorpes to Scotland with a stolen urn containing the ashes of their best friend. Now adapted for the stage, Ostrich Boys will appeal strongly to boys as well as girls. Building on a decade of highly effective work and publications, each book in this series features detailed, structured schemes of work utilising drama approaches to improve literary and language analysis and places pupils' understanding of the learning process at the heart of the activities.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $23.00
  • POST POP CINEMA : THE SEARCH FOR MEANING IN NEW AMERICAN FILM   %%
    POST POP CINEMA : THE SEARCH FOR MEANING IN NEW AMERICAN FILM %%
    MAYSHARK JESSE FOX
    ISBN: 9780275990800
    Title: POST POP CINEMA : THE SEARCH FOR MEANING IN NEW AMERICAN FILM %%
    Author: MAYSHARK JESSE FOX
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: PRAEGER
    RRP: $54.95
    Price: $54.95
  • ROMAN POLANSKI
    ROMAN POLANSKI
    MORRISON JAMES
    ISBN: 9780252074462
    Title: ROMAN POLANSKI
    Author: MORRISON JAMES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS
    RRP: $33.95
    Price: $33.95
  • ROMULUS MY FATHER  -  SCREENPLAY
    ROMULUS MY FATHER - SCREENPLAY
    DRAKE NICK
    ISBN: 9780868198101
    Title: ROMULUS MY FATHER - SCREENPLAY
    Author: DRAKE NICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $21.95
    Price: $21.95
  • SEDUCTION : Sex Money and Power in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
    SEDUCTION : Sex Money and Power in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
    LONGWORTH KARINA
    ISBN: 9780062898210
    Title: SEDUCTION : Sex Money and Power in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
    Author: LONGWORTH KARINA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this riveting popular history, the creator of You Must Remember This probes the inner workings of Hollywood's glamorous golden age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes, to reveal how the millionaire mogul's obsessions with sex, power and publicity trapped, abused, or benefitted women who dreamt of screen stardom.In recent months, the media has reported on scores of entertainment figures who used their power and money in Hollywood to sexually harass and coerce some of the most talented women in cinema and television. But as Karina Longworth reminds us, long before the Harvey Weinsteins there was Howard Hughes-the Texas millionaire, pilot, and filmmaker whose reputation as a cinematic provocateur was matched only by that as a prolific womanizer.His supposed conquests between his first divorce in the late 1920s and his marriage to actress Jean Peters in 1957 included many of Hollywood's most famous actresses, among them Billie Dove, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner. From promoting bombshells like Jean Harlow and Jane Russell to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes-perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era-commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Yet there were also numerous women pulled into Hughes's grasp who never made it to the screen, sometimes virtually imprisoned by an increasingly paranoid and disturbed Hughes, who retained multitudes of private investigators, security personnel, and informers to make certain these actresses would not escape his clutches.

    Vivid, perceptive, timely, and ridiculously entertaining, Seduction is a landmark work that examines women, sex, and male power in Hollywood during its golden age-a legacy that endures nearly a century later.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • SHINING A LIGHT : 50 YEARS OF THE AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE
    SHINING A LIGHT : 50 YEARS OF THE AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE
    FRENCH LISA / POOLE MARK
    ISBN: 9781876467203
    Title: SHINING A LIGHT : 50 YEARS OF THE AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE
    Author: FRENCH LISA / POOLE MARK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: AUSTRALIAN TEACHERS OF ME
    RRP: $39.95
    Price: $40.00
  • SO ANYWAY...
    SO ANYWAY...
    CLEESE JOHN
    ISBN: 9780099580089
    Title: SO ANYWAY...
    Author: CLEESE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Candid and brilliantly funny, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a comedy giant.

    En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-wracking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of 8 and 5/6ths; his endlessly peripatetic home life with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work as a teacher who knew next to nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman. And so on to his dizzying ascent via script-writing for Peter Sellers, David Frost, Marty Feldman and others to the heights of Monty Python.

    Punctuated from time to time with John Cleese's thoughts on topics as diverse as the nature of comedy, the relative merits of cricket and water-skiing, and the importance of knowing the dates of all the kings and queens of England, this is a masterly performance by a master performer.

    Imprint: ARROW
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • STORY OF LOOKING
    STORY OF LOOKING
    COUSINS MARK
    ISBN: 9781782119135
    Title: STORY OF LOOKING
    Author: COUSINS MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: PUBLICATION DELAYED

    In The Story of Looking, Mark Cousins takes us on a lightning-bright tour - in words and images - through how our looking selves develop over the course of a lifetime, and the ways that looking has changed over the centuries. From great works of art to holiday photos, from cityscapes to cinema, through science and history, protest and propaganda, and the refusal to look, this book illuminates how we construct as well as receive the things we see.

    Imprint: CANONGATE
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
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