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Most popular Film: styles & genres books

The most popular Film: styles & genres books currently available. Updated weekly.
Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood
Stephen King at the Movies
Making of Quadrophenia
This is the definitive account of the making of Britain's greatest youth movie.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Foil Note Cards
Show your Hogwart pride with this classic set of ten Hogwarts note cards, the newest addition to Insight Editions' best-selling Harry Potter stationery series! Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded by Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin, is located in the grand Hogwarts castle. These embossed foil note cards celebrate the iconic school by showcasing its classic crest in a clean, minimal design. A perfect accessory to the beloved Harry Potter films, the Hogwarts Crest Foil Note Cards invite fans to show their love for the magical series.
Making Moon: A British Sci-Fi Cult Classic
The official 10th anniversary making of book for the Duncan Jones directed sci-fi film Moon.
How to Survive A Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills
Written by bestselling author, screenwriter, and producer Grahame-Smith (The Lego Batman Movie; Stephen King's It), this is a hilarious must-read for any horror movie fan--and it just might save his or her
Star Wars: Rogues, Scoundrels & Bounty Hunters
99 Ways to Die in the Movies
There have been many spectacular, tragic, shocking and downright gruesome deaths in Hollywood films over the years, and this little compendium brings together 99 of the most memorable.
Alita: Battle Angel - The Art and Making of the Movie
Delve into the world of Alita in this glossy hardback filled with concept art, stills and interviews with the creatives, including Rodriguez and Cameron.
10,000 Ways To Die
Film: A Very Short Introduction
Film is considered to be the dominant art form of the twentieth century. It can be considered many other things; a record of events, a modern mythology, a career, an industry, an art, a hobby, and much else. Michael Wood explores the history of film, its venture into the digital age, and its role and impact on modern society.
American Film: A History
A closer look at the captivating history of American cinema.
Ultimate Superhero Movie Guide
From the early glories of Superman and Tim Burton's Batman, to the modern dominance of Marvel and DC's cinematic universes, this book celebrates the stars, stunts and special effects that have brought dozens of legendary comic book heroes to the big screen.
Making of Alien
To celebrate Alien's fortieth anniversary, author J.W. Rinzler (The Making of Star Wars) tells the story of how it evolved from a simple idea into one of the most memorable sci-fi horror thrillers of all time.
Inside the Star Wars Empire: A Memoir
Inside the Star Wars Empire is the very funny and insightful tell-all about the two decades author Bill Kimberlin spent as a department director at LucasFilm Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), the special effects studio founded by the legendary filmmaker George Lucas.
'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy': On Where Eagles Dare
Blade Runner 2049: A Philosophical Exploration
Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny
Secret Life of the Movies
Hidden motifs, references, background details, set design, cameos, crossovers, inspirations and oddities in the history of cinema.
Dictionary of Film Terms: The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art - Fifth Edition
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.
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
From Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes the bestselling behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film.
Solo: A Star Wars Story: The Official Collector's Edition
An all-new Star Wars story arrives in cinemas returns as the hotly anticipated stale of Han Solo's early years. Meet the characters including familiar acquaintances such as Lando Calrissian and the mighty Chewbacca!
Harry Potter: Gryffindor Foil Note Cards
Rick and Morty: Ruled Notebook
Ghostbusters: P.K.E. Meter
Tying into the 35th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters, this new collectible kit will be a must have for fans of the classic film.
American Independent Cinema: Second Edition
This introduction to American Independent Cinema offers both a comprehensive industrial and economic history of the sector from the early twentieth century to the present and a study of key individual films, filmmakers and film companies.
Vampire Movies
Making of Planet of the Apes
Teenage Slasher Movie Book, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition
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.
Green Hollow
In 1966 a coal slag heap collapsed on a school in south Wales, killing 144 people, most of them children. Perhaps most significantly: what is Aberfan like today? The Green Hollow is a historical story with a deeply urgent contemporary resonance;
Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction
James Naremore introduces film noir, highlighting key themes, films, and styles, and exploring why the genre is so difficult to categorize. First associated with Hollywood thrillers of the 1940s and 50s, film noir has become fully international in its nature and appeal, attracting the interest of great directors right up to our present time.
American Independent Cinema: Second Edition
This introduction to American Independent Cinema offers both a comprehensive industrial and economic history of the sector from the early twentieth century to the present and a study of key individual films, filmmakers and film companies.
Geek's Guide to SF Cinema: 30 Key Films that Revolutionised the Genre
From one of the key contributors to popular website Den of Geek. Once a cult phenomenon, now a fixture of contemporary pop culture, SF cinema is explored through key turning points in its history through 30 significant films.
Alfred Hitchcock. The Complete Films
Meet the inventor of modern horror. This complete guide to the Hitchcock canon is a movie buff's dream: from his 1925 debut The Pleasure Garden to 1976's swan song Family Plot, we trace the filmmaker's entire life and career. With a detailed entry for each of Hitchcock's 53 movies, this clothbound book combines insightful texts, photography,...
Talking Films and Songs: Javed Akhtar in conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir
Where No Black Woman Has Gone Before: Subversive Portrayals in Speculative Film and TV
Equipping James Bond: Guns, Gadgets, and Technological Enthusiasm
Taking a wide-ranging look at factual (and fictional) technology, Millard views the James Bond universe as evidence for popular perceptions of technological development as both inevitably progressive and apocalyptically threatening.
Green Hollow
In 1966 a coal slag heap collapsed on a school in south Wales, killing 144 people, most of them children. Perhaps most significantly: what is Aberfan like today? The Green Hollow is a historical story with a deeply urgent contemporary resonance;
10,000 Ways To Die: A Director's Take on the Spaghetti Western
Lost in Space: The Art of Juan Ortiz
Lost in Space<br>Juan Ortiz turns his unique eye for poster design to the classic sci-fi series Lost In Space. Each episode is lovingly reimagined as a visually striking poster, creating a one of a kind collection to accompany one of the most influential and celebrated sci-fi series of all time. Each poster has a different aesthetic, taking inspiration from 60s movie posters, comic books, pulp novel covers and blacklight posters.<br>
English Gothic: Classic Horror Cinema 1897-2015
A book, that intends to trace the rise and fall of horror cinema from its beginnings in the 1890s right through to the end of the 20th century, encompassing the lost films of the silent era, the Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi chillers of the 1930s, the lurid classics from Hammer's house of horror and the explicit shockers of the 1970s.
Horror Cinema
Get ready to quake in fear with this revised and expanded edition of our history of horror cinema. From serial killers to satanists, The Shining to Scream, some 600 pages explore the genre's favorite themes, mythologies, and motifs, and get up close and trembling to 50 top horror masterworks from the 1920s to the 2000s.
Star Trek: Costumes
Showcasing the unique costumes featured in the Star Trek franchise, from Mr. Spock's Starfleet uniform to Uhura's mirror universe ensemble. The book features a wardrobe gallery that explores beautiful and innovative fashions from the various film and television versions of Star Trek.
Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde
At the vivid intersection of cinematic and graphic design history, this book gathers 250 film posters from 1920s and 1930s Russia to explore a world of innovative, revolutionary aesthetics. Brimming with bold colors, dramatic angles, and eye-catching typography, these startling designs bear witness to the experimental avant-garde of the pre-...
Monsters, Demons and Psychopaths: Psychiatry and Horror Film
Star Wars Memorabilia: An Unofficial Guide to Star Wars Collectables
A lavishly illustrated guide to Star Wars action figures, comic books and all other kinds of memorabilia.
Monster Movies of Universal Studios
Universal Studios produced some of the most famous movie monsters in history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, and The Wolf Man. This book looks at each of the key films produced by Universal from 1931 until The Creature Walks among Us in 1956. A concluding chapter will discuss the continued impact of the films.
Encyclopedia of Hammer Films
This reference work contains entries on every film made by Hammer Films, a British studio renowned for its horror films of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. In addition, entries on people-directors, writers, producers, etc.-who have worked with the studio, as well as the stars associated with the studio, notably Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.
James Bond Archives
The ultimate companion to all things 007, covering the making of every single movie in the James Bond franchise, from Dr. No to Spectre. With more than 1,000 images and an oral history recorded from 150 cast and crew members, this re-edition of the original XL book, as comprehensive as it is compact, will delight fans of the most successful and...
Cinema Between Media: An Intermediality Approach
Offers new tools from intermediality studies for analysing contemporary cinema.