Books tagged: film criticism

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Movie Outlaw
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 140,590. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
From filmmaker and journalist Mike Watt comes a new collection of essays focusing on more than 70 "underseen" films. These include "lost" films like Johnny Depp's directorial debut, "The Brave"; "Don's Plum", the film that Leo DiCaprio sued to hide from the public; Mauritzio Nichetti's sexy live-action/animated comedy "Volere Volare"; "The Ghastly Love of Johnny X", the last 35mm b&w sf musical!
The Very Soil: An Unauthorized Critical Study of Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,180. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
A critical study of the hit 2011 anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica, covering the original television series, three spinoff manga, and the film Rebellion. From Buddhist belief and paper theater to Walpurgisnacht and the commedia dell'arte, this is a must-read for fans and scholars alike!
What If the Star Wars Sequels Were Based on a Kurosawa Movie Just Like the Original Star Wars?
Price: Free! Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Fans of Star Wars know full well the debt George Lucas owes to Akira Kurosawa for many of the elements that inspired Star Wars, but few have considered plundering once again from the cave of samurai movies in order to bring back the magic! This thought experiment takes us through that scenario with the point of view that wholesale plagiarism is the key to reviving the franchise.
Jar Jar Binks Must Die... and Other Observations about Science Fiction Movies
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,150. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by Gray Rabbit Publications / Fantastic Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Hugo Award finalist. In this collection of essays, film critic and sf fan Kimmel covers movies from Metropolis (1927), answering the absurd claim that the restoration of this silent classic negated its status as a science fiction film, to how Star Trek, Avatar, Moon, and District 9 may have made 2009 a "miracle year" for the genre.
The C. Dennis Moore Horror Movie Guide, Vol. 3
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,190. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This latest collection of movie reviews from horror author C. Dennis Moore runs the gamut from forgotten classics to new releases, from Hollywood films to the micro budget films of producer Charles Band. There’s a collection of Asian horror, as well as three blaxploitation classics,
Video Krypt's Bumper Book of Movie Reviews 2011-2013
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,500. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Video Krypt's Bumper Book of Movie Reviews is a must for all film buffs. Packed with insight, analysis, criticism, pithy observation and blunt sarcasm, this collection of over sixty reviews takes you on a cinematic journey from Rick's Cafe to the barren wastes of the Antarctic; from the beginning of the universe to the distant future!
From Director Steven Spielberg: Jurassic Park
Price: Free! Words: 26,380. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature
From Director Steven Spielberg: Jurassic Park is an in-depth analysis of Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster 'Jurassic Park'. The book looks at how Spielberg evolved themes explored in films like 'Duel' and 'Jaws', with a particular emphasis on his use of horror movie tropes, audience involvement, nature and masculinity.
A Screenwriters Guide to Watching Movies
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment
Are you writing a screenplay? Did someone tell you "go watch movies and learn from what they did"? Do you have the foggiest idea how to do that? Right. Then this book is for YOU!
Movies That Witness Madness Part II
Price: Free! Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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Movies That Witness Madness is an ongoing series dedicated to the trashy, schlocky, stupid joys of Midnight Cinema. Part II, "Strange Invaders", includes Cat Women Of The Moon, Santa Claus Conquers The Martians and Teenagers From Outer Space.
Jane Eyre (1934): An Essay
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 860. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature
Charlotte Brontë’s dark and brooding story of an abused orphan who becomes the self-possessed governess to a little girl in a strange family comes to the screen stripped of its 19th century social criticisms and laid bare as a pure Rom Com. Blogger Java Bean Rush delves into the 1934 movie in this essay.