Most popular Individual film directors, film-makers books
The most popular Individual film directors, film-makers books currently available. Updated weekly.
Kubrick's extraordinary gift for thought-provoking entertainment is the driving force behind A Clockwork Orange, which tells the story of a young man subjected to inhumane treatment to "cure" him of his violent behavior. Each set in the Making of a Masterpiece series comes in a deluxe LP-sized folio and includes the remastered DVD, the original...
Stanley Kubrick's epic mind-expanding adventure traces man's journey from prehistory into the uncharted universe of the future, inviting us to rethink everything we thought we knew. Each set in the Making of a Masterpiece series comes in a deluxe LP-sized folio and includes a DVD of the remastered film, the original poster, interviews, and...
From the opening sequence of Killer's Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, this dazzling collection includes some of Kubrick's most unforgettable shots and revealing interviews, as well as abundant material from his own archives, such as set designs, screenplays, notes, correspondence, and shooting schedules.
Cult Filmmakers is the first in a series of illustrated gift books that each profile 50 cult individuals in the visual arts.
Studded with cameos of Waters's stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from Waters's personal collection, Mr. Know-It-All is Waters's most hypnotically readable, upsetting, revelatory book - another instant Waters classic.
*****AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4***** A meditative and inspiring diary of Derek Jarman's famous garden at Dungeness. Modern Nature is both a diary of the garden and a meditation by Jarman on his own life: his childhood, his time as a young gay man in the 1960s, his renowned career as an artist, writer and film-maker.
Sets down the author's thoughts and his memories, revealing for the original inspirations for his films - Ivan's Childhood, Andrey Rublyov, Solaris, The Mirror, Stalker, Nostalgia, and The Sacrifice. The author discusses their history and his methods of work, and he explores the many problems of visual creativity.
An exploration of "Hollywood's glamorous golden age via the cenematic life of Howard Hughes and the women who encountered him--sometimes at the expense of their minds and souls"--Dust jacket flap.
The definitive history of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew. From the early days of daring to dream it could be done, through the highs and lows of making the films, to fan adoration and, finally, Oscar glory.
In this celebration of one of the most remarkable filmmakers of the last 30 years, film critic and journalist Ian Nathan explores the depths of Burton's imagination and inspiration.
Barry Lyndon is a cinematic masterwork without equal. At first misunderstood upon its 1975 release, it is now widely considered to be one of Kubrick's finest achievements. Each set in the Making of a Masterpiece series comes in a deluxe LP-sized folio and includes a DVD of the remastered film, the original poster, essays, interviews, and...
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.
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,...
Exploring the most successful director-composer partnerships of all time, and the musical realms they created
An exclusive look at the making of Wes Anderson's newest animated film, Isle of Dogs
The Wes Anderson Collection is the first in-depth overview of Anderson's work, guiding readers through the life and career of one of the most talked-about contemporary filmmakers. Previously unpublished photos, artwork and ephemera complement a book-length interview between Anderson and award-winning film critic Matt Zoller Seitz
Shares the life and career of the producer, writer, and director charting the changes in Hollywood over the decades.
A story of the making on location of this classic film at a seventeenth-century mansion in the Norfolk countryside, starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates.
A collection of essays, speeches, inteviews and reflections by the acclaimed filmaker Hayao Miyazaki.
Featuring rarely seen multimedia works by the revered cult filmmaker David Lynch, this revelatory book shows how he applies his powerful imagination and visual language across genres.
In this book Richard Ayoade -- actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist -- reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines Ayoade fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary.
The Pixels of Paul Cezanne is a collection of essays by Wim Wenders which he presents his observations and reflections on the fellow artists who have influenced, shaped and inspired him."How are they doing it?"
TIM BURTON - Brand New Books -Paperback 2009 - by Tim Burton
A playfully illustrated critical journey through the Coen brothers' filmography
Nicolas Roeg is one of the most distinctive and influential film-makers of his generation. His explosive debut as a director with "Performance", established an approach to film-making that was unconventional and ever-changing. In this book, he intends to pass on the wealth of wisdom and experience he has garnered over fifty years of film-making.
A poetic meditation on life and death, by one of the most renowned and respected film-makers and intellectuals of our time. It is a remarkable narrative - part pilgrimage, part meditation, and a confrontation between a great German Romantic imagination and the contemporary world.
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.
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.
Hidden motifs, references, background details, set design, cameos, crossovers, inspirations and oddities in the history of cinema.
The most comprehensive study of Stanley Kubrick to date. His films are nothing short of superb visual experiences; big screen storytelling at its very best. Featuring enlarged film stills and previously unseen Kubrick material, including posters, set designs, props, screenplays, and shooting schedules, this richly illustrated book offers...
Reservoir Dogs launched Quentin Tarantino as a pioneering new filmmaker and director - his hip-talking, hypnotically shot, ultraviolent US indie films revolutionised American filmmaking and spawned a number of imitators.
A fascinating insight on avant-garde film director Walter Ruttmann, the first in English of its kind.
Based on the famous series of dialogues between Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock from the 1960s, this book moves chronologically through Hitchcock's films to discuss his career, techniques, and effects he achieved. It changed the way Hitchcock was perceived, as a popular director of suspense films - such as Psycho and The Birds.
The long-awaited retrospective from the internationally renowned film director celebrated for his visually lush and atmospheric films.
a total of 20 of Hitchcock's films are discussed in depth - many others are considered in passing section introductions by the editors that contextualize the essays and the films they discuss well-researched bibliographic references, which will allow readers to broaden the scope of their study of Alfred Hitchcock.
Acclaimed critic Matt Zoller Seitz goes behind the scenes of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel
Impassioned, witty and polemical, At Your Own Risk is Derek Jarman's defiant celebration of gay sexuality. This is Jarman at his passionate best, written when he was already ill with HIV and in the midst of the moral panic surrounding the AIDS crisis.
With films such as "The Brood" and "Videodrome", David Cronenberg established himself as Canada's most provocative director. This title charts his development from maker of inexpensive exploitation cinema to internationally renowned director of million-dollar movies, and reveals the concerns and obsessions which continue to dominate his work.
The international bestseller: a cry of witness to the 20th century - the unforgettable memoir of 70 years of contemporary and personal history from the great French filmmaker, journalist and intellectual Claude Lanzmann. 'A masterpiece' Le Point 'A masterpiece' Der Spiegel 'A masterpiece' Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung