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  • '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 Movies You've Never Seen

    By Richard Crouse

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781550225907
    • Publisher: Ecw Press
    • Published: September 2003
  • 100 Essential Silent Film Comedies

    By Roots

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781442278240
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    • Published: May 2017
  • 100 European Horror Films

    By Steven Jay Schneider

    Our Price: $28.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844571642
    • Publisher: BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE
    • Published: July 2007
    (BFI Screen Guides series). From blood-sucking schoolgirls to flesh-eating zombies from psychopathic killers to beasts from hell, '100 European Horror Films' provides a lively and illuminating guide to a hundred key horror flicksfrom the 1920s to the present. The book features entries representing key horror subgenres such as the Italian 'giallo' thrillers of the late 1960s and 1970s, psychological thrillers, and zombie, cannibal and vampire movies. Notes, Index, List of Illustrations. Illus., b&w film stills. 258p.
  • 100 Great Film Performances You Should Remember - But Probably Don't

    By John Dileo

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780879109721
    • Publisher: Limelight Editions
    • Published: August 2004
    The author of a movie quiz book that the noted late critic Pauline Kael praised provides commentary and stills of under-recognized stellar acting in chronological order, from Lillian Gish in Way Down East (1920) to Renee Zellweger in Nurse Betty (2000). Includes a video availability guide. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • 100 Greatest American Films: A Quiz Book

    By Andrew J. Rausch

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780806523378
    • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
    • Published: August 2002
  • 100 Greatest American Plays

    By Thomas S. Hischak

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781442256057
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    • Published: March 2017
  • 100 Greatest American and British Animated Films

    By Thomas S. Hischak

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781538105689
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    • Published: April 2018
  • 100 Silent Films (BFI Screen Guides)

    By Bryony Dixon

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844573080
    • Publisher: British Film Institute
    • Published: August 2011
    100 Silent Films provides an authoritative and accessible history of silent cinema through one hundred of its most interesting and significant films. As Bryony Dixon contends, silent cinema is not a genre; it is the first 35 years of film history, a complex negotiation between art and commerce and a union of creativity and technology. At its most grand – on the big screen with a full orchestral accompaniment – it is magnificent, permitting a depth of emotional engagement rarely found in other fields of cinema. Silent film was hugely popular in its day, and its success enabled the development of large-scale film production in the United States and Europe. It was the start of our fascination with the moving image as a disseminator of information and as mass entertainment with its consequent celebrity culture.  The digital revolution in the last few years and the restoration and reissue of archival treasures have contributed to a huge resurgence of interest in silent cinema. Bryony Dixon's illuminating guide introduces a wide range of films of the silent period (1895–1930), including classics such as The Birth of a Nation (1915), The General (1926), Metropolis (1927), Sunrise (1927) and Pandora's Box (1928), alongside more unexpected choices, and represents major genres and directors of the period – Griffith, Keaton, Chaplin, Murnau, Sjöström, Dovzhenko and Eisenstein – together with an introductory overview and useful filmographic and bibliographic information.
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

    By Steven Jay Schneider

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780764164224
    • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
    • Published: September 2011
    Lists "must-see" movies in a chronological arrangement, providing information on director, producer, screenplay writer, music, cast members, and awards, along with a detailed review of each.
  • 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 Movies to Watch Before You Die

    By Ricardo Cavolo

    Our Price: $11.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781910620250
    • Publisher: Nobrow
    • Published: November 2017

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