Film & Drama Guides

Film & Drama Guides


  • 'Have You Seen...?': A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films

    By David Thomson

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307264619
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 2008
    In 1975, David Thomson published his 'Biographical Dictionary of Film', and few film books have enjoyed better press or such steady sales. Now thirty-three years later, we have 'Have You Seen...?' the companion volume, a second book of more than 1,000 pages in one voice - that of our most provocative contemporary film critic and historian. Juxtaposing the fanciful and the fabulous, the old favorites and the forgotten, this sweeping collection presents the films that Thomson offers in response to the question he gets asked most often - 'What should I see3?' This book is a generous history of film and an enticing critical appraisal written with much humor and passion.
  • 1,000 Best Movies on DVD

    By Peter Travers

    Our Price: $7.47
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781932958522
    • Publisher: Wenner Books
    • Published: 2006
    The film critic and senior film editor at Rolling Stone shares his selections for the finest one thousand movies available on DVD, covering everything from Citizen Kane to Dodgball, while providing information on the actors, directors, deleted scenes, bonus features, trivia, and more. Original.
  • 100 All-Time Favorite Movies of the 20th Century

    By Jürgen Müller

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783836556187
    • Publisher: Taschen
    • Published: July 2015
    Must-see movies: Get to know cinema's greatsTake a journey through the makers and shapers of celluloid history. From horror to romance, noir to slapstick, adventure to tragedy, western to new wave, this selection gathers thegreats of 20th century cinema into one indispensable guide to movie gold.The collection is arranged chronologically and in an extra-handy format. Film entries include asynopsis, cast/crew listings, technical information, actor/director bios, trivia, and lists of awards, as well as film stills, production photos, and theoriginal poster for each film.From Metropolis to Modern Times, A Clockwork Orange to Buñuel’sThe Young and the Damned, from the blockbusters to lesser-known masterpieces, thumb through and transform a quiet evening into anunforgettable screen encounter.
  • The 100 Best Films of the Century

    By Barry Norman

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780806514260
    • Publisher: Citadel Press
    • Published: September 1993
  • 100 Cult Films (Bfi Screen Guides)

    By Xavier Mendik

    Our Price: $39.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844574087
    • Publisher: British Film Institute
    • Published: December 2011
    Thisaccessible guide takes cult cinema fanatics and academics alike through the 100 most memorable films, showcasing such diverse hits as The Sound of Music, Edward Scissorhands, and The Gods Must Be Crazy. This guide does not limit readers to cinematic favorites of the general public alone, but instead explores the worlds of such cult sub-genres as Italian cannibal movies and Japanese anime. Including vivid photos of unforgettable scenes, this Screen Guide brings to life the success behind some of the biggest movies of our time.
  • 100 Road Movies

    By Jason Wood

    Our Price: $39.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844571604
    • Publisher: British Film Institute
    • Published: July 2007
    This book offers a critique in terms of aesthetics, plot structure and defining formal and thematic features, while also considering under what criteria a film may be considered a road movie. Full credits, including year of production, principal cast, technical crew, and country of origin are also included at the foot of each entry.
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

    By Steven Jay Schneider

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780764157011
    • Publisher: Barron's
    • Published: February 2004
    A movie guide with facts and vital statistics for must-see films, with color and B&W photos, in chronological order with title index and director index.
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

    By Steven Jay Schneider

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780764166136
    • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
    • Published: October 2013
    This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Every film profile is packed with details including the director and cast, a plot summary and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film's history. Is it any wonder this intensely readable book has sold more than 1.5 million copies world wide?Chronicling the complete history of filmmaking, this important survey dates back to silent-era sensations such as D. W. Griffith's controversial The Birth of a Nation and the immortal Little Tramp movies of Charlie Chaplin. It then covers blockbusters of the more recent past like Gone with the Wind, A Clockwork Orange, Avatar, and The Black Swan. Also described are Hollywood's most memorable musicals, great dramas, screwball comedies, experimental "New Wave" films from 1950s and '60s Europe, major films noir, classic westerns, action and adventure films, and outstanding documentaries. This all-new edition has been updated with:50 new films200 new imagesKey quotations from the moviesMore movie posters than everNew interesting facts and movie triviaFor students of cinema, discerning film buffs, DVD collectors, and readers who simply enjoy reminiscing over cherished screen moments, the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a must-have compilation of film knowledge.
  • 1001 TV Shows You Must Watch Before You Die

    By Paul Condon

    Our Price: $18.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780789329387
    • Publisher: Universe
    • Published: October 2015
    The most groundbreaking and important must-see shows from the 1950s to today’s golden age of television. This latest addition to the best-selling and highly acclaimed 1001 series showcases the best programs produced for television from its inception to the bumper crop of great shows being produced in today’s era of original cable programming and digital streaming.Offering a critical evaluation of the most important and groundbreaking TV programs ever created, this book tracks television’s evolution through decades of social, cultural, and stylistic change. Included are shows that broke new ground, influenced the future, and left a lasting mark, ranging from the wholesomeness of Leave It to Beaveror The Andy Griffith Show through the mod cool of Laugh-In and The Avengers to the present day. Every important genre and era is represented, from award-winning sitcoms such asAll in the Family and Seinfeld to the recent wave of high-quality cable series, includingThe Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men. This volume is the perfect guide to what next to binge watch—every program is available via DVD or streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.
  • 101 Greatest Film of Mystery & Suspense

    By Otto Penzler

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743407175
    • Publisher: SIMON AND SCHUSTER
    • Published: November 2000
    From America's leading mystery authority, this informative guide is packed with plot twists, cast lists, delectable bits of fun, and often scandalous trivia. The finest Hitchcockian suspense movies, the toughest gangster flicks, the wittiest Thin Man titles, the bleakest noir films, and the best of the '80s and '90s. This survey is enhanced by the extensive knowledge and sharp style of Otto Penzler, who Booklist calls "a mystery superbuff."
  • 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen

    By Leonard Maltin

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061732348
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: February 2010
    A popular film critic unearths 151 movies that he thinks have been unfairly assessed and explains why, in a book for anyone who has been baffled at all the choices when trying to pick a movie to watch. Original. 35,000 first printing.
  • 50 Greatest Jewish Movies : A Critic's Ranking of the Very Best

    By Kathryn Bernheimer

    Our Price: $11.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781559724579
    • Publisher: Carol Publishing Group
    • Published: May 1998
    A fascinating guided journey though film history furnishes an insightful analysis of the movies that best reflect the wide range of the Jewish experience, including in-depth essays, movie stills, and biographical and historical information.
  • 501 Movie Stars: A Comprehensive Guide to the Greatest Screen Actors

    By Steven-Jay Schneider

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780764160219
    • Publisher: BARRON'S
    • Published: November 2007
    In this thrilling new compendium to the films you know and love, the team of world renowned film critics, journalists, historians, and scholars that brought you '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' is back again with their lenses this time focused on the greatest actors of our time. From Bud Abbott to Ziyi Zhang, this book has everything you need to know about the people who are constantly working to re-invent our movie going experience with each performance. With a full page analysis of each actor, a filmography, biographical information, and statements on the Actors' ideologies and missions '501 Movie Stars' is the ultimate companion to the movies.
  • 501 Must See Movies

    By Bounty Books

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780753722329
    • Publisher: Lasgo Books
    • Published: May 2014
  • Advanced Cinematherapy: The Girl's Guide to Finding Happiness One Movie At a Time

    By Nancy K. Peske

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780440509158
    • Publisher: Dell Publishing
    • Published: 2002
    A fully illustrated guide to movies that suit and soothe a woman's every possible mood features dozens of new reveiws of classic and contemporary films that address a wide variety of psychological and emotional issues ranging from depression to mid-life crises. Original.