Most popular Film guides & reviews books
The most popular Film guides & reviews books currently available. Updated weekly.
Men in Black: The Official Visual Companion to the Films is the first book to cover all four films, including Men in Black International.
An interactive guide to key planets from the Star Wars galaxy.
"More than 10,000 movies from the silent era through 1965"--Cover.
Discover everything you need to know about the magical world of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald!
review and guide to the locations used for harry potter, the entire film series
Packed with slasher movie reviews and illustrated with an extensive collection of distinctive and often graphic color poster artwork, The Teenage Slasher Movie Book, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition also looks at the political, cultural, and social influences on the slasher movie and its own effect on other film genres.
Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. In this XXL-sized tome, George Lucas guides us through the original trilogy like never before, recounting the inspirations, experiences, and stories that created a modern monomyth. Complete with script pages, concept art, storyboards, on-set...
This book is a day-by-day chronicle of 1939 Hollywood's greatest year. Each entry will focus on major news events-national and international-as well as minor curiosities or news items that would prove to be more important in the future. This will be followed by a full description and commentary on the Hollywood movies that were released each day.
The best-selling and essential movie reference book fully revised and updated for 2019.
In true Pop Art style, movies of the 1960s blurred the lines between art, mass market, and pop culture into one vibrant cinematic decade. From Barbarella to Mrs. Robinson, James Bond to Jean-Luc Godard, this book gathers the must-see films of a transformational era, shaped by art form innovation, Spaghetti Westerns, sci-fi star turns, and...
Discover the locations that created movie magic with this beautifully illustrated guide to the cities, towns and windswept landscapes that have formed the backdrop to some of Scotland's most famous films.
Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award (R)-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts from the eagerly anticipated next chapter in the wizarding world.
Hidden motifs, references, background details, set design, cameos, crossovers, inspirations and oddities in the history of cinema.
From epic Hollywood blockbusters to dystopian sci-fi fantasies: the movies of the 1980s saw the invention of a new movie-world so convincingly real that none dared resist it. This compendium presents the most influential and successful films of an era when mullets and shoulder pads were all the rage. Complete with glossy images, detailed plot...
Inspired by the very newspapers seen in the Fantastic Beasts films, and produced on newsprint paper to mimic their appearance, Movie-Making News reveals previously untold behind-the-scenes stories from the first film and offers a sneak-peek at what's to come in the exciting next instalment.
A history and celebration of superhero movies.
Chronicling more than 100 of the best movies ever made and bringing cinema to life, this title covers early visionaries of the 1900's and the golden age of black and white films, to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi.
Throughout the making of the Harry Potter movies, designers and craftspeople were tasked with creating fabulous Feasts, flying brooms, enchanted maps, in addition to all the magical items necessary for everyday wizarding life. Harry Potter: The Artefact Vault chronicles the work at the graphics and prop teams in creating lovingly crafted items.
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Renowned film journalist Ian Nathan delves into the extraordinary lives of the Coen brothers to reveal how they survived flops and triumphs alike, never once compromising their vision, to become two of the world's most interesting, distinctive and creative filmmakers.
The best-selling and essential movie reference book fully revised and updated for 2018.
Now in its fifth edition, Frank Beaver's Dictionary of Film Terms has become an indispensable reference tool for the study of films and filmmaking. The updated and expanded edition includes new definitions ranging from "bullet-time" optical effects, to the coming-of-age narrative, and LED lighting technology in science fiction films. More than 200 film title references have been added.
See a new, caring side to the legendary science fiction monster as he tends to Jonesy the cat, endeavours to keep his house cleaner than the Nostromo, and searches for his place on a cold, new, alien world: Earth. From facehuggers to feather dusters, discover how the perfect killing machine relaxes after a day of scaring space marines.
RoboCop is one of the most iconic characters and movie franchises in cinema. A pop culture icon, with three movies, TV spin-offs, and a blockbuster re-envisioning. This book on the sci-fi classic includes stills and behind the scenes images, artwork and designs, as well as script extracts and interviews.
Immerse yourself in the art and making of Aquaman, the movie chronicling Arthur Curry's path to a future reign as King of the Seven Seas.
Produced with the full co-operation of the filmmakers, this book showcases production design art and behind the scenes photos.
A stylish fresh take on the world of sci-fi and geek culture through stories, illustrations, and infographics.
Focuses on "La Regle du jeu" in the context of both the time in which it was made and the currents of intertextuality by which it is traversed. This book examines sequences from the film itself, its themes, reception and critical approaches and readings.
Singin' in the Rain remains one of the best loved films ever made. In a shot-by-shot analysis of the famous title number, Peter Wollen shows how Gene Kelly binds the dance and musical elements into the narrative, and convincingly argues that the film was the high point in the careers of those who worked on it.
101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die brings knowledge, insight, and passion to a wealth of dirty rats, horses' heads, colorful misters, dons, molls, triads, kingpins, hoods, yakuza, low-life scum, informers, shoot-outs, hold- ups, heists, gangs, shakedowns, drug deals, getaway cars, murders, kidnappings, and car chases.
This two-volume set presents detailed interpretations of singular performances by several of the most compelling actors in cinema history. This volume focuses on American cinema, including case studies of key performances from actors like Bette Davis, Irene Dunne, Whoopi Goldberg, Cary Grant, Oscar Isaac, Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino.
Second volume of the Star Wars Insider, featuring content previously printed in the Star Wars Insider magazine.
British Films of the 1970s offers highly detailed and insightful critical analysis of a range of individual films of the period. This analysis draws upon an innovative range of critical methodologies which place the film texts within a rich variety of historical contexts. -- .