Books tagged: filmmaking

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Making the Tin Man
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,480. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Details the problems experienced in order to make a first feature film, "Tin Man." Not some Hollywood publicist's account, but the no-holds-barred description of everything that happened - the triumphs and the disasters. Takes you through every step from raising the money through distribution. A major emphasis on directing actors, editing and dealing with unions or guilds.
HD-DSLRs for Filmmakers
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Video production
HD-DSLRs offer filmmakers the capability to shoot HD that looks far more like film than is possible from HD camcorders in the same price range. But, getting consistent high-quality video is not easy because there are, mostly undocumented, major technology differences between cameras. Before buying an HD-DSLR, or to get the best results from your camera, you need to read "HD-DSLRs for Filmmakers."
New Light on Movie Bests
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Everyone loves Best Movies' lists. But this book is much more than just a list of 400 great movies. Many are examined in exhaustive detail: "The Third Man", "Shepherd of the Hills", "The General", "Gilda", "Tales of Manhattan", "The Big Clock", "Anna Karenina", "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", "China Seas", "Duck Soup", "Thin Man" films, "Cat People", "Old Dark House", "Trouble with Harry", etc.
For Esme--With Love
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,930. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Esme, an artist, learns a valuable lesson in honesty when she enters a golf tournament. Then her father sets out to find her long lost sister. At age 17, Esme finally gets to meet Darcy. When Darcy appears in an independent film shot on a beach in Southern California by two young filmmakers, Esme meets Steve Ford, one of the producers, but he thinks she's too young.
British Movie Entertainments on VHS and DVD
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,400. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
British DVD suppliers have now released around 700 classic films. This book details some of Britain’s best. Over 400 movies in all are described in either minute detail or in summary form. And the quality (or lack of same) in the DVD transfer is fearlessly indicated. The author's emphasis is on movies made before 1970, especially those featuring popular stars as Stewart Granger, James Mason.
Award-Winning Films of the 1930s
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,170. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Unlike other books on this topic, Reid's account includes more than just the main winners. Most books, even those that claim to be complete, exclude those films associated with honorary award winners such as Judy Garland's Babes in Arms, Mickey Rooney's Hold That Kiss and Judge Hardy's Children, Edgar Bergen's Goldwyn Follies, Shirley Temple's Baby Take a Bow, Charles Chaplin's The Circus, etc.
"B" Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,030. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
In the days when cinema audiences insisted that movie programs include two features, plus shorts, a newsreel, trailers and a cartoon, the supporting feature was known as a "B". On many occasions, the unheralded "B" movie turned out to be more entertaining than the "A" attraction. Many of Hollywood’s biggest stars, like John Wayne, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, got their start in "B" movies.
Hollywood Movie Musicals: Great, Good and Glamorous
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,620. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
In the golden years of cinema, Hollywood's Christmas presents to world-wide movie fans were always three or four spectacular musicals. In those days, musicals easily rated as the most popular movie genre. They were eagerly anticipated not only by the carriage trade but working-class audiences as well. This book provides a guide to over 150 of these crowd-pleasing, star-studded musical delights.
Films Famous, Fanciful, Frolicsome & Fantastic: Classic Movies from Cinema's Golden Age
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,840. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
A book that examined all my favorite films! That aim proved impossible. I have so many! But I did manage to detail Alias Nick Beal, Arabian Nights, Band Wagon, Easy Living, Elephant Walk, Fabiola, Far Country, 5th Chair, 5000 Fingers of Dr T, Foreign Affair, Green Pastures, Heartbeat, Iron Horse, Love, Narrow Margin, October Man, Quiet Man, Quo Vadis, Rope, Tall T, Tall Target, and many more.
Zebra's Rock and Me
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,700. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
A crazy casting call, a twelve-hour wait and a whole bunch of patience was all it took to land a major role in a multi-million dollar studio film. The nineteen-week production and working side-by-side with Rock Hudson, Ernie Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Tony Bill and Jim Brown, turned out to be only part of the exciting journey.