Film & Drama Guides

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

    By David Thomson

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375711343
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: December 2010
    'This book is not simply my one thousand preferred films offered with whatever mixture of authority I can muster or generosity you will allow. I like or love many of thse movies and I hope you will feel that in the reading and come closer to sharing my pleasure. The first purpose or wish behind the question in my title is not to establish you as an expert in film studies but to give you a good time - or a better time than you have been having.' - David Thomson. Inclues masterpieces, oddities, guilty pleasures, and classics (with just a few disasters). Spans the film era 1895-2009. Film entries in an A-Z format. Chronology. 1,0080.
  • 100 All-Time Favorite Movies of the 20th Century

    By Jürgen Müller

    Our Price: $19.99
    • 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.
  • 100 Anime

    By Philip Brophy

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844570843
    • Publisher: BFI PUBLISHING
    • Published: January 2006
    Tentacles from the bowels of the earth. Machines from another dimension. Cyborgs designed by ghostly children. Planets destroyed by psychic amoeba. Welcome to the wonderfully complex and disorienting world of Japanese animation--anime. 100 Anime is not a guide to this world; it is a ticket to keep you lost in sensory overload. This expansive and mind-blowing book delves deep into the chaotic meaning forged by anime's mutation of Eastern/ Western themes, images, and sounds. Read it in order to navigate the postwar shock waves that still propel Japan's mass media. 100 Anime offers stimulating revelations of the wild world of anime and gives an overview of how vast the anime industry is in comparison to live- action cinema; how important the calligraphic vein of Japanese culture is in its dissemination of highly graphic material; and how the westernized reading of Japanese iconography requires a complete and irre trievable dumping of Judeo Christian Eurocentric postulations of semiotics, symbolism, and mythology.
  • The 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen

    By Richard Crouse

    Our Price: $17.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781550225907
    • Publisher: ECW Press
  • 100 Cult Films (Bfi Screen Guides)

    By Xavier Mendik

    Our Price: $29.99
    • 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 European Horror Films

    By Steven Jay Schneider

    Our Price: $29.99
    • 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 Film Musicals (BFI Screen Guides)

    By Jim Hillier

    Our Price: $27.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844573783
    • Publisher: British Film Institute
    • Published: August 2011
    This volume provides a stimulating overview of the genre’s development, its major themes and the critical debates it has provoked. While centered on the dominant Hollywood tradition, 100 FILM MUSICALS includes films from countries that often tried to emulate the Hollywood style, like Britain and Germany, as well as from very different cultures like India, Egypt, and Japan. The authors also discuss post-1960s films from many different sources which adapt and reflect on the conventions of the genre, including recent examples such as Moulin Rouge and High School Musical, demonstrating that the genre is still very much alive.100 entries in a A-Z format. References, Further Reading, Index, List of Illustrations. Illus., b&w film stills. 279p.
  • 100 Film Noirs BFI Screen Guides

    By Jim Hillier

    Our Price: $27.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844572168
    • Publisher: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
    • Published: June 2009
    A richly illustrated introduction of critical studies of the 100 most important film noirs, from Hollywood classics such as Double Indemnity to more recent titles such as Sun City. This BFI Screen Guid also includesexamples from Europe, Japan, India, and Mexico. The authors present editorial overview of the genre and its key debates, showing how the moral complexity and cinematic breakthroughs of the film noir have been key to advancing the development of movies around the world. Illus., 35 b&w photos. 272p.
  • 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 Modern Soundtracks (BFI Screen Guides)

    By Philip Brophy

    Our Price: $9.98
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844570140
    • Publisher: British Film Institute
    • Published: August 2004
    Brophy's guide provides a soundmap to 100 films that engage the ears. Covering titles as diverse as 'Way of the Dragon', 'Apocalypse Now', 'Le Samourai', 'Stalker', and 'Citizen Kane, each entry outlines the film's distinctive contribution to the hitherto under explored world of sound and music in cinema.
  • 100 Road Movies

    By Jason Wood

    Our Price: $27.99
    • 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.
  • 100 Science Fiction Films

    By Barry Keith Grant

    Our Price: $27.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844574575
    • Publisher: British Film Institute
    • Published: July 2013
    Since its explosion in the 1950s, science fiction has become one of the most popular film genres, with numerous dedicated fan conventions, academic conferences, websites, magazines, journals, book clubs, memorabilia and collectibles. Once relegated to B budget status, today's science fiction films are often blockbuster productions, featuring major stars. Despite its high profile, science fiction is notoriously difficult to define. In his introduction to 100 Science Fiction Films, Barry Keith Grant explains the genre's complexities, while also providing an overview of its history, suggesting that the cinema is an ideal medium for conveying the 'sense of wonder' that critics have argued is central to the genre. From Georges Melies's Le Voyagedans la lune (1902), to the blockbusters of the 1970s that dramatically changed Hollywood, to the major releases of the past few years, the films featured in this book represent a range of periods, countries and types (including alien invasion, space travel, time travel, apocalypse, monsters and anime), and cover the key directors and writers. 100 Science Fiction Films provides a lively and illuminating guide to the genre from the beginning of film history to the present, taking the reader on a comprehensive tour through the rich and varied alternate universe of sci-fi cinema.
  • 100 Silent Films (BFI Screen Guides)

    By Bryony Dixon

    Our Price: $29.99
    • 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.
  • 100 Westerns

    By Edward Buscombe

    Our Price: $11.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844571123
    • Publisher: BFI Publishing
    • Published: June 2006
    Addresses the perennial appeal of the Western, exploring its 19th century popular culture, and its relationship to the economic structure of Hollywood. This work considers the defining features of the Western and traces its main cycles, from the epic Westerns of the 1920s and singing cowboys of the 1930s to the Spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s.

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