Oscar and Lucinda

Press:Vintage; 1st Vintage International ed edition (November 11, 1997) Vintage
Publication Date:1997-11-11
ISBN:9780679777502
Author:Peter Carey
Pages:433
The Booker Prize-winning novel--now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight  Pictures.This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could onl

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Hamlet

Press:Ags Pub (June 1994) Ags Pub
ISBN:9781561036585
Author:Shakespeare, William
The authoritative version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, with a cover still from Kenneth Branagh's movie version of the play that defines English literature. The text is taken from the Norton Critical Editi

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Romeo and Juliet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

Press:Penguin Classics; Edition Unstated edition (February 1, 2000) Penguin USA
Publication Date:2000-2
ISBN:9780140714845
Author:Shakespeare, William/ Holland, Peter (EDT)
Pages:128
The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel   The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired w

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Cary Grant

Press:Columbia University Press (March 15, 1998) Columbia Univ Pr
Publication Date:1998-6
ISBN:9780231108850
Author:McCann, Graham
Pages:352
More than a biography, this is a savvy portrait of how Archie Leach, born to a poor working-class family in Bristol, England became Cary Grant, one of Hollywood's most irresistible and admired celebri

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The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood

Press:Da Capo Press; Revised ed. edition (April 20, 2001) Perseus Books Group
Publication Date:2001-4
ISBN:9780306810503
Author:Mcdougal, Dennis
Pages:600
The reviewer of the Boston Globe said point blank: "Over the years, I've read hundreds of books on Hollywood and the movie business, and this one is right at the top." As the elusive, tyrannical head

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The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks

Press:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition (May 4, 2010) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date:2010-05-04
ISBN:9780547134703
Author:Nicole LaPorte
Pages:448
For sixty years, since the birth of United Artists, the studio landscape was unchanged.Then came Hollywood’s Circus Maximus—created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen,

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Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade

Press:Vintage; Reprint edition (February 20, 2001) Vintage
Publication Date:2001-2-20
ISBN:9780375703195
Author:William Goldman
Pages:512
From the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride (he also wrote the novel), and the bestselling author of Adventures in the Screen Trade comes a garrulo

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Illustrated Shakespeare: Hamlet

Press:Gramercy; illustrated edition edition (January 20, 1992)
ISBN:9780517064887
Author:Shakespeare, William
Pages:160
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digit

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The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare Library Classic)

Press:FQ Classics (September 3, 2007)
ISBN:9781599867793
Author:Shakespeare, William
Pages:120
The Comedy of Errors is a Comedy written by English playwright William Shakespeare, who is widely considered to be the greatest writer of the English language. The Comedy of Errors is a play about the

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Henry V

Press:W. W. Norton & Company (November 17, 1997)
ISBN:9780393316773
Author:Branagh, Kenneth
Pages:128
Kenneth Branagh made his mark as our generation's premier Shakespearean actor and director upon the release of Henry V, his first film.Henry V established Kenneth Branagh as one of the most gifted and

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The Science of Star Wars: An Astrophysicist's Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots as Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and Books

Press:St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (May 5, 2000) St Martins Pr
Publication Date:2000-5
ISBN:9780312263874
Author:Jeanne Cavelos
Pages:256
Former NASA astrophysicist Jeanne Cavelos examines the scientific possibility of the fantastical world of Star Wars. She explains to non-technical readers how the course of science might soon intersec

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Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema; 1930-1934

Press:Columbia University Press; 2nd edition (August 15, 1999) Columbia Univ Pr
Publication Date:1999-8
ISBN:9780231110952
Author:Doherty, Thomas
Pages:400
Pre-Code Hollywood explores the fascinating period in American motion picture history from 1930 to 1934 when the commandments of the Production Code Administration were violated with impunity in a ser

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Oscar and Lucinda

Press:Faber & Faber Faber and Faber Ltd
ISBN:9780571934423
Author:Peter Carey
From the author of JACK MAGGS and ILLYWHACKER, a reissued romantic novel tied to the release of a feature film, originally published in 1988.

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Welcome to Temptation: A Novel

Press:St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (September 14, 2010)
Publication Date:2010-9
ISBN:9780312641375
Author:Crusie, Jennifer
Pages:430
Sophie Dempsey wants to help her sister film a video and then get out of Temptation, Ohio. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But when Sophie and Phin

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Bringing Out the Dead: A Screenplay (Faber and Faber Screenplays)

Press:Faber & Faber (October 20, 2000)
ISBN:9780571204892
Author:Paul Schrader
Pages:128
The screenplay for Martin Scorsese's most recent film, starring Nicolas Cage, a work of stunning power aobut a burned-out New York paramedic who is hooked on the addictive thrill--and terror--of savi

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High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

Press:Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (May 10, 1999) Simon & Schuster
Publication Date:1999-5-10
ISBN:9780684853611
Author:David Breashears,Jon Krakauer
Pages:320
This extraordinary memoir is the story of the famed IMAX cinematographer, adventurer, and mountaineer, whose terrifying experiences during the 1996 season on Mt. Everest became the defining moment of

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Silent Stars

Press:Wesleyan; 1st edition (November 1, 2000) Wesleyan
Publication Date:2000-11-1
ISBN:9780819564511
Author:Jeanine Basinger
Pages:510
Film scholar Jeanine Basinger offers a revelatory, perceptive, and highly readable look at the greatest silent film stars -- not those few who are fully appreciated and understood, like Chaplin, Keato

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Which Lie Did I Tell?

Press:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; New edition edition (May 21, 2001) Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date:2001-5-21
ISBN:9780747553175
Author:William Goldman
Pages:496
Following the bestselling "Adventures in the Screen" Trade Goldman has even more secrets to tell. He shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the sets of such movies as "The Princess Bride", "Misery an

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The Gross

Press:Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (January 5, 2000)
Publication Date:2000-1
ISBN:9780786117109
Author:Bart, Peter
The Gross is an all-access pass to the movers, shakers, and fakers who make Hollywood run. Tinseltown is an edgy place where risk-taking is a way of life—and the risks now run into the hundreds

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Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film

Press:Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (December 1, 2008)
ISBN:9781423371137
Author:Biskind, Peter
Down and Dirty Pictures chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers and of the twin engines—the Sundance Film Festival and Miramax Films—that have powered them. Peter Biskind profiles th

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Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood

Press:Penguin Books; Reprint edition (January 27, 2009) Penguin Books
Publication Date:2009-1
ISBN:9780143115038
Author:Harris, Mark
Pages:490
The New York Times bestseller that follows the making of five films at a pivotal time in Hollywood history In the mid-1960s, westerns, war movies, and blockbuster musicals like Mary Poppins swept the

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Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Library Classic)

Press:FQ Classics (September 3, 2007)
ISBN:9781599867786
Author:Shakespeare, William
Pages:160
Much Ado About Nothing is a Comedy written by English playwright William Shakespeare, who is widely considered to be the greatest writer of the English language. Much Ado About Nothing is a play about

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The Gross: The Hits, The Flops: The Summer That Ate Hollywood

Press:St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (February 21, 2000) St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date:2000-02-21
ISBN:9780312253912
Author:Peter Bart
The Gross is an all-access pass to the movers, shakers, and fakers who make Hollywood run. Tinseltown is an edgy place where risk-taking is a way of life—and the risks now run into the hundreds

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When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man

Press:Twelve; Reprint edition (March 23, 2011)
Publication Date:2011-3
ISBN:9780446548168
Author:Weintraub, Jerry; Cohen, Rich;
Pages:291
Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has p

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Press:Macmillan Audio Books; Unabridged film tie-in ed edition Macmillan Digital Audio
Publication Date:2005-4-1
ISBN:9781405053976
Author:Douglas Adams
“Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book WorldSeconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthu

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Star Wars The Visual Dictionary

Press:Ulverscroft Large Print Books (April 1, 2000) Dorling Kindersley
Publication Date:1998-10-22
ISBN:9780751370812
Author:David West Reynolds
Pages:64
Ever wondered how a Stormtrooper's equipment works or what R2-D2's attachments do? This visual dictionary uses annotated photographs and stills from the film to explain every important feature of the

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The Namesake: A Portrait of the Film

Press:Newmarket Press (December 1, 2006)
ISBN:9781557047311
Author:Nair, Mira
Pages:144
Original essays and glorious photography, stunningly designed in this unique moviebook from the director of Monsoon Wedding and Vanity Fair—a Fox Searchlight release.In her essay "Writing and Fi

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The Wicked Wit of the West

Press:Ben Yehuda Press (January 17, 2009)
Publication Date:2009-1
ISBN:9780978998080
Author:Brecher, Irving
Pages:340
"Brecher is the most influential writer you've never heard of in Hollywood. He wrote At the Circus and Go West for the Marx brothers and classics such as Du Barry Was a Lady and Meet Me in St. Louis f

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Hamlet (Shakespeare Library Classic)

Press:Filiquarian (November 7, 2007)
ISBN:9781599867748
Author:Shakespeare, William
Pages:240
Hamlet is a Tragedy written by English playwright William Shakespeare, who is widely considered to be the greatest writer of the English language. Hamlet is the story of Prince Hamlet, who learns that

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Fight Club: Screenplay

Press:ScreenPress Books (September 17, 2001) ScreenPress Books
Publication Date:2001-09-17
ISBN:9781901680386
Author:Chuck Palahnuik
Chuck Palahniuk's startling and outrageous debut novel, basis of the hit movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. THE FIRST RULE about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Every weekend,

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The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945 (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)

Press:University of California Press; Reprint edition (October 26, 1999) University of California Press
Publication Date:1999-10-26
ISBN:9780520220690
Author:Klaus Kreimeier
Universum-Film AG—best known by its signature logo, Ufa—was once the largest film company in Europe. Founded by the German High Command as a propaganda medium during World War I and always c

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I Feel Bad About My Neck

Press:Walker Large Print; 1st Edition, Later Printing edition (April 8, 2008) Random House Inc
Publication Date:2006-08-08
ISBN:9780753156735
Author:Nora Ephron
With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are g

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Oscar and Lucinda

Press:Faber & Faber; Main edition (February 1, 2011)
Publication Date:2011-2
ISBN:9780571270163
Author:Carey, Peter
Pages:544
Peter Carey's novel of the undeclared love between clergyman Oscar Hopkins and the heiress Lucinda Leplastrier is both a moving and beautiful love story and a historical tour de force set in Victorian

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Quentins

Press:Berkley (August 26, 2003) New Amer Library
Publication Date:2003-8
ISBN:9780451209900
Author:Binchy, Maeve
Pages:488
#1 New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy tells the story of a generation and a city through the history of a Dublin restaurant in this “warm-hearted” (Boston Herald

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The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks

Press:Mariner Books; Reprint edition (May 24, 2011)
Publication Date:2011-5-24
ISBN:9780547520278
Author:Nicole LaPorte
Pages:491
Former Variety reporter Nicole LaPorte draws from years of inside-the-filmmakers-studio access to spin a smart, gritty tell-all about a clash of industry titans in The Men Who Would Be King. Drea

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You're Only as Good as Your Next One: 100 Great Films, 100 Good Films, and 100 for Which I Should Be Shot

Press:Atria; First Edition edition (January 29, 2002)
ISBN:9780743400541
The legendary studiohead with seven Best Picture Oscars under his belt takes us behind Hollywood's velvet rope with an authoritative, inside history of the movie industry from the 1960s on. Name any o

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Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film

Press:Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (January 3, 2005) Simon & Schuster
Publication Date:2004-12-21
ISBN:9780684862583
Author:Peter Biskind
Pages:560
Down and Dirty Pictures chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers and of the twin engines -- the Sundance Film Festival and Miramax Films -- that have powered them. As he did in his acclaimed Easy

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Nicole Kidman

Press:Vintage (January 8, 2008)
Publication Date:2008-1
ISBN:9781400077816
Author:Thomson, David
Pages:286
From the brilliant film historian and critic David Thomson, a book that reinvents the star biography in a singularly illuminating portrait of Nicole Kidman—and what it means to be a top actress

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Hamlet (New Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

Press:W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (October 28, 2010) W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date:2010-10-28
ISBN:9780393929584
Author:William Shakespeare
Pages:432
Hamlet, Shakespeare’s most famous play, is now available in an all-new, illustrated Norton Critical Edition. This Norton Critical Edition of Hamlet features a newly edited text based on the Sec

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Quentins

Press:Berkley; Reprint edition (April 29, 2008)
Publication Date:2008-4
ISBN:9780451223913
Author:Binchy, Maeve
Pages:403
#1 New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy tells the story of a generation and a city through the history of a Dublin restaurant in this “warm-hearted” (Boston Herald) enthralling n

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Point Omega: A Novel

Press:Scribner; Reprint edition (December 14, 2010)
Publication Date:2010-12
ISBN:9781439169964
Author:DeLillo, Don
Pages:117
A brief, unnerving, and exceptionally hard-hitting novel about time and loss as only the bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of White Noise and Underworld can tell it.In this potent and

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The Wicked Wit of the West: The Last Great Golden Age Screenwriter Shares the Hilarity and Heartaches of Working With Groucho, Garland, Gleason, Burns, Berle, Benny, and many more

Press:Ben Yehuda Press (2009)
ISBN:9781934730232
Author:Brecher, Irving/ Rosenfeld, Hank
Pages:340
Who is this Irving Brecher? What was it like to be the only man ever to write two Marx Brothers movies by himself? To be the last of the great MGM roundtable of screenwriters? To be the famous unknown

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The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution, 1926-1930

Press:The Johns Hopkins University Press; New edition edition (May 24, 1999) The Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date:1999-05-24
ISBN:9780801861925
Author:Scott Eyman
Although motion pictures had existed since the turn of the century, it was D. W. Griffith's controversial but wildly successful The Birth of the Nation, released in 1915, that transformed what had bee

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Hello, He Lied & Other Tales from the Hollywood Trenches

Press:Broadway Books; Reprint edition (September 2, 1997) Broadway
Publication Date:1997-9-2
ISBN:9780767900416
Author:Lynda Obst
Pages:272
"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 Hollyw

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Making Movies

Press:Bloomsbury; Minimum Fax, Roma edition (1996) Vintage Books
Publication Date:1996
ISBN:9780747527671
Author:Sidney Lumet
Pages:240
Why does a director choose a particular script? What must they do in order to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene? How do you stage a shootout—involving more

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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Press:Paw Prints 2008-05-29; Reprint edition (May 29, 2008)
ISBN:9781435291164
Author:Thomson, David
David Thomson’s New Biographical Dictionary of Film topped Sight & Sound magazine’s 2010 poll of international critics and writers as the best film book of all time.Now in its fifth ed

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Snow Falling on Cedars

Press:Vintage; 1st edition (September 26, 1995) Vintage
Publication Date:1995-09-26
ISBN:9780679764021
Author:David Guterson
Pages:480
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner AwardAmerican Booksellers Association Book of the Year AwardSan Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make en

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Nobody's Perfect

Press:Picador (November 7, 2003)
Publication Date:2003-11
ISBN:9780330419710
Author:Lane, Anthony
Pages:762
"Nobody's Perfect", the much anticipated collection from the "New Yorker" critic, brings together a generous selection of Lane's film criticisms, profiles, book reviews, and essays on art and culture.

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Kazan on Film: The Master Director Discusses His Films--Interviews With Elia Kazan (Newmarket Insider Filmbooks)

Press:Newmarket Press (January 5, 2001)
Publication Date:2007-2
ISBN:9781557044464
Author:Young, Jeff 编
Pages:368
First time in paperback—Selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the Best Books of 1999, these never-before-published interviews conducted in the early 1970s prove to be "an invaluable additi

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Going to the Movies: A Personal Journey Through Four Decades of Modern Film

Press:Dell Publishing (October 9, 2001) Delta
Publication Date:2001-10-09
ISBN:9780440508496
Author:Syd Field
Pages:336
Featuring insights ... analysis ... great films and filmmakers from “the most-sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” (The Hollywood Reporter).A life in film. An extraordinary car

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Hit and Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber took Sony for a ride in Hollywood

Press:Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (June 19, 1996) Simon & Schuster
Publication Date:1996-6-19
ISBN:9780684809311
Author:Nancy Griffin,Kim Masters
Pages:480
Hit and Run tells the improbable and often hilarious story of how two film packagers well known for spending other people's money and ripping off credit for other people's work went on a deliberate ca

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Point Omega: A Novel

Press:Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (February 2, 2010)
Publication Date:2010-2
ISBN:9781442300545
Author:DeLillo, Don
In the middle of a desert “somewhere south of nowhere,” to a forlorn house made of metal and clapboard, a secret war advisor has gone in search of space and time. Richard Elster, seventy-t

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Hamlet (Simply Shakespeare)

Press:Barron's Educational Series; New edition edition (March 1, 2002) Barron's Educational Series
Publication Date:2002-03-30
ISBN:9780764120848
Author:William Shakespeare
Pages:200
This tale of the immortal Prince of Denmark delves deeply into the complexities of the human soul as it recounts Hamlet's tragic struggle to avenge his father's death. Books in this new, illustrated s

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Going to the Movies: A Personal Journey Through Four Decades of Modern Film

Press:Paw Prints; Reprint edition (June 5, 2008)
ISBN:9781435296138
Author:Field, Syd
Featuring insights ... analysis ... great films and filmmakers from “the most-sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” (The Hollywood Reporter).A life in film. An extraordinary car

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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Press:Little Brown and Company; 5th Revised edition edition (November 1, 2010)
Publication Date:2010-11
ISBN:9781408701591
Author:Thomson, David
Pages:1088
This book is both more and less than history, a work of imagination in its own right, a piece of movie literature that turns fact into romance.' Gavin Lambert was reviewing the first edition of David

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The Kite Runner

Press:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (April 17, 2004) Bloomsbury
Publication Date:2004-06-07
ISBN:9780747566533
Author:Khaled Hosseini
Pages:336
Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises

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When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man

Press:Twelve; Unabridged edition (June 1, 2010)
ISBN:9781607889687
Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has p

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The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood

Press:Vintage; Reprint edition (February 14, 2006) Random House Inc
Publication Date:2006-2
ISBN:9780375701542
Author:Thomson, David
Pages:416
With the same style and insight he brought to his previous studies of American cinema, acclaimed critic David Thomson masterfully evokes the history of America’s love affair with the movies and

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The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood

Press:Broadway Books; 1 Reprint edition (June 12, 2001) Broadway
Publication Date:2001-06-12
ISBN:9780767907576
Author:Thomas R. King
Pages:688
“A crazy American epic” –NewsweekComplex, contentious, and blessed with the perfect-pitch ability to find the next big talent, David Geffen has shaped American popular culture and tr

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Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film

Press:Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (December 1, 2008)
ISBN:9781423371151
Author:Biskind, Peter
Down and Dirty Pictures chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers and of the twin engines—the Sundance Film Festival and Miramax Films—that have powered them. Peter Biskind profiles th

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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Press:Little, Brown Young Readers; 4th edition (January 1, 2003)
Publication Date:2003-1
ISBN:9780316726603
Author:Thomson, David
Pages:965
'This book is both more and less than history, a work of imagination in its own right, a piece of movie literature that turns fact into romance.' Gavin Lambert was reviewing the first edition of David

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When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man

Press:Twelve; 1 edition (April 7, 2010)
Publication Date:2010-4
ISBN:9780446548151
Author:Jerry Weintraub,Rich Cohen
Pages:384
Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has p

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The Shocking Miss Pilgrim: A Writer in Early Hollywood

Press:University Press of Kentucky; 1st edition (June 10, 1999)
Publication Date:1999-6-10
ISBN:9780813121222
Author:Frederica Maas
Pages:296
" Freddie Maas's revealing memoir offers a unique perspective on the film industry and Hollywood culture in their early days and illuminates the plight of Hollywood writers working within the studio s

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Katharine Hepburn

Press:Limelight Editions; Reprint edition (August 1, 2004)
Publication Date:2004-8
ISBN:9780879102937
Author:Leaming, Barbara
Pages:550
"Not often is a book about a film star more gripping than anything the star has played on the screen, but Barbara Leaming's biography has that distinction...Katharine Hepburn is Ms. Leaming's pene

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Life, the Movie

Press:Knopf; 1st edition (November 10, 1998) Knopf
Publication Date:1998-11-10
ISBN:9780679417521
Author:Neal Gabler
In an important book that sharply illuminates our obsessions with celebrity, gossip, scandal, and real-life melodrama, Neal Gabler shows us today's astonishing conversion of life itself into Entertain

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Press:Simon & Brown (June 23, 2011)
ISBN:9781613820704
Author:Shakespeare, William
Pages:164
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus,

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Much Ado about Nothing (Shakespeare in Production)

Press:Cambridge University Press (February 28, 1998)
Publication Date:1998-2
ISBN:9780521598224
Author:Shakespeare, William; Cox, John F.; Bratton, Jacky
Pages:284
This edition of Much Ado About Nothing focuses wholly on the play in performance. Shifting trends in the production of this popular drama are analyzed in relation to the culture of each period since S

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My Movie Business: A Memoir

Press:Ballantine Books (October 10, 2000) Ballantine Books
Publication Date:2000-10-10
ISBN:9780345441300
Author:John Irving
Pages:192
After two producers, four directors, thirteen years, and uncounted rewrites, the movie version of John Irving's acclaimed novel, The Cider House Rules, at last made it to the big screen. Here is the a

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Girl, Interrupted (Faber and Faber Screenplays)

Press:Faber & Faber (March 2000) Faber & Faber
Publication Date:2000-3
ISBN:9780571202119
Author:James Mangold
Pages:167
The film version of the national bestseller by Susanna Kaysen, which The New York Times Book Review called a "compelling and heartbreaking story, " Girl, Interrupted was written and directed by James

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Postman Always Rings Twice (Bloomsbury Film Classics)

Press:Trafalgar Square (October 15, 1997) Trafalgar Square
Publication Date:1997-10-15
ISBN:9780747537786
Author:James M Cain
Pages:117
The novelisation of a film which tells a story of lust, violence, greed and revenge, and the perfect murder. Perfect until a mistaken justice overtakes the murderers. Reissued for the BLOOMSBURY FILM

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The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926-1930

Press:Blackstone Audio, Inc.; MP3CD Unabridged edition (September 1, 2007)
Publication Date:2007-9
ISBN:9780786160235
Author:Eyman, Scott
It was the end of an era. It was a turbulent, colorful, and altogether remarkable period, four short years in which America's most popular industry reinvented itself. Here is the epic story of the tr

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The Barry Diller Story: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Entertainment Mogul

Press:Wiley (July 1, 1998) Wiley
Publication Date:1998-07-01
ISBN:9780471299486
Author:George Mair
Pages:356
The meteoric rise of "Killer Diller" Barry Diller has been a major player in the entertainment industry for more than thirty years. Always on the cutting edge, he revolutionized television with such

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Point Omega: A Novel

Press:Scribner; First Edition edition (February 2, 2010) Scribner
Publication Date:2010-2-2
ISBN:9781439169957
Author:Don DeLillo
Pages:117
In this potent and beautiful novel, the writer The New York Times calls “prophetic about twenty-first-century America” looks into the mind and heart of a scholar who was recruited to help

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Othello (Shakespeare Library Classic)

Press:Filiquarian (November 7, 2007)
ISBN:9781599867823
Author:Shakespeare, William
Pages:216
Othello is a Tragedy written by English playwright William Shakespeare, who is widely considered to be the greatest writer of the English language. Othello is a play about lovers Othello and Desdemona

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The Phantom of the Opera (Hollywood Archives Series) (v. 1)

Press:Magicimage Filmbooks (October 13, 1996)
ISBN:9781882127337
Author:Riley, Philip J.
Pages:317
Most people think that they are watching the original Phantom of the Opera on home video or in revival houses. The existing print of the film is actually a silent version of a 1929 dubbed sound reiss

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Burt Lancaster: An American Life

Press:Da Capo Press (May 2001)
Publication Date:2001-5-1
ISBN:9780306810190
Author:Kate Buford
Pages:464
Now in paperback, here is the critically acclaimed, best-selling biography of one of Hollywood's legendary stars. Burt Lancaster is known to audiences around the world as the electrifying performer of

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Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters

Press:Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (March 28, 2005) John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN:9780787978945
Author:Staub, Dick
Pages:336
Written by award-winning radio personality Dick Staub, this compelling book is filled with anecdotes from the Star Wars films that serve as a launching pad into rediscovering authentic Christianity. C

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Which Lie Did I Tell: More Adventures in the Screen Trade

Press:Bloomsbury Pub Ltd; First Edition edition (August 2000)
ISBN:9780747549772
Author:Goldman, William
Pages:495
William Goldman's follow up to Adventures in the Screen Trade is a guide to the nuts and bolts of film making that can be found behind the glitzy facade of contemporary Hollywood.

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O.K. You Mugs: Writers on Movie Actors

Press:Vintage (November 14, 2000)
Publication Date:2000-11
ISBN:9780375700927
Author:Sante, Luc; Pierson, Melissa Holbrook;
Pages:304
In this superb collection of essays edited by Luc Sante, author of Lowlife, and Melissa Holbrook Pierson, writers as diverse as John Updike, Patti Smith, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic

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Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film

Press:Brilliance Audio; Library edition (December 1, 2008)
ISBN:9781423371168
Author:Biskind, Peter
DOWN AND DIRTY PICTURES chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers and of the twin engines – the Sundance Film Festival and Miramax Films – that have powered them. Peter Biskind profi

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