Our favorite Film books!
A classic look at Hollywood and the American film industry by The New Yorker's Lillian Ross, and named one of the "Top 100 Works of U.S. Journalism of the Twentieth Century."
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.
Jordan Peele's celebrated screenplay combines horror and dark humor to reveal the terrifying realities of being Black in AmericaBlending race-savvy satire with horror to especially potent effect, this bombshell social critique from first-time director Jordan Peele proves positively fearless.
-Peter Debruge, Variety
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AMAZON BESTSELLER$27.00ISBN: 9780374214968Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 21st, 2019
No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling—than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame, is one of the world’s great sophisticates, and in Mr.$28.00ISBN: 9780374282233Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Sarah Crichton Books - November 12th, 2019
A remarkably candid biography of the remarkably candid—and brilliant—Carrie Fisher$29.00ISBN: 9780316439152Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 22nd, 2019From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold, "richly detailed" story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations (Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Figures).
From Snow White to Moana, from Pinocchio to Froz$29.95ISBN: 9780935398311Published: George Eastman House - October 22nd, 2019
A gorgeous gift for every cinephile, The Art of Film Projection celebrates this enduring analog art
The Art of Film Projection: A Beginner's Guide is a beautifully produced, comprehensive outline of the materials, equipment and knowledge needed to present the magic of cinema to an enthralled audience.$14.95ISBN: 9781681370248Published: NYRB Classics - November 15th, 2016
The French film director Robert Bresson was one of the great artists of the twentieth century and among the most radical, original, and radiant stylists of any time.$16.00ISBN: 9781476730400Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Simon & Schuster - October 7th, 2014
Now a major motion picture—directed by and starring James Franco
From the actor who somehow lived through it all, a “sharply detailed…funny book about a cinematic comedy of errors” (The New York Times): the making of the cult film phenomenon The Room.
In 2003, an independent film called The Room—starring and written, produc$16.00ISBN: 9780394714394Published: Vintage - May 12th, 1983
Translated by Audie E. Bock.$19.00ISBN: 9780767900416Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Broadway Books - September 2nd, 1997
"Never go to a meeting without a strategy." "Ride the horse in the direction it's going." These are just two of the gems unearthed from the trenches of Hollywood by Lynda Obst, one of the most successful producers in the movie business today. In Hello, He Lied, Obst offers real, practical advice to would-be professionals in any$28.99ISBN: 9781250301826Published: Flatiron Books - February 4th, 2020
From the New York Times bestselling author of Fifth Avenue, Five A.M. and Fosse comes the revelatory account of the making of a modern American masterpiece$20.00ISBN: 9780593136942Published: Broadway Books - March 10th, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The definitive biography of a vulnerable and talented actress, now with explosive new chapters and insider details of her tragic death, the cover-ups, and the reopened investigation.
An ID Book Club Selection • “Impressive, disturbing, and revelatory.”—Variety$27.99ISBN: 9781982144890Published: Simon & Schuster - April 21st, 2020
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Legendary actor Val Kilmer shares the stories behind his most beloved roles, reminisces about his star-studded career and love life, and reveals the truth behind his recent health struggles in a remarkably candid autobiography.
Val Kilmer has played many iconic roles over his nearly four-decade film career.$19.95ISBN: 9780816697328Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - April 27th, 2015
In late November 1974, filmmaker Werner Herzog received a phone call from Paris delivering some terrible news. German film historian, mentor, and close friend Lotte Eisner was seriously ill and dying. Herzog was determined to prevent this and believed that an act of walking would keep Eisner from death.