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Stylized Moments--Turning Film Style Into Meaning
Price: $32.00 USD. Words: 84,740. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Plays » American / African American
Concretely discover meaning in film by decoding the simple, often invisible, stylistic choices (significant camera placement/movement, lighting, spatial relationships, editing, soundtrack, etc.) made by directors and their creative collaborators. Readers are instructed in the language of film and interpretive strategies so that all films begin to speak in more meaningful ways.
Vertigo: the Making of Hitchcock Classic Special Edition
Price: $17.99 USD. Words: 55,750. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Special edition of the the bestselling Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic. The new e-text has images, a new preface and additional commentary on Vertigo's selection as the Best Film Ever Made by the BFI's Sight and Sound.
Five Stars! How to Become a Film Critic, the World's Greatest Job
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,720. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
*** SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED - PUBLISHED MARCH 2013 *** So you want to be a film critic and review movies for a living? Veteran film critic Christopher Null teaches you, step by step, how to break into the business with the lessons he's learned from more than a decade in the industry. Five Stars! will teach you all you need to know!
Darker Side Of The Moon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Philosophy of Science, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Travel to the DARKER SIDE OF THE MOON and discover: - "They" Are Watching Us! - The Mysterious World of UFOs - Lethal UFO Encounters, Actual Cases - Hidden Alien Bases, Evidence from NASA’s Report - Deadly Interference by Ancient Aliens - The Alien Agenda - Alien Abductions - Apocalypse “2012” and Doomsday - Aliens—Are Not Our "Friends"
The Secret History of Star Wars: The Art of Storytelling and the Making of a Modern Epic
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 251,780. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015 by Legacy Books Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Star Wars is one of the most important cultural phenomena of the Western world. The tale of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and the fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalker has become modern myth, an epic tragedy of the corruption of a young man in love into darkness, the rise of evil, and the power of good triumphing in the end. But it didn’t start out that way...
Stanley Kubrick: the Odysseys
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,930. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018 by Books We Live by. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
April 2, 2018 was the 50th anniversary of a 1968 premiere screening in Washington, D.C. of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film remains the most fascinating cinematographic adventure given to experience. This essay explores the multiple connections to the Odyssean theme in Stanley Kubrick's filmography.
Winning the Game of Thrones: The Host of Characters and their Agendas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,030. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
This book explores characters’ agendas, from Sansa’s secret schemes to Arya’s ultimate goal. What is Cersei’s true fear? What do trout or golden roses symbolize? Is the show a feminist success or a male playground? This book answers all these and more, revealing the enigmas and surprises hidden deep within the series.
The 56 Founding Fathers of The USA
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,970. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Sometimes, I find myself thinking that perhaps there's a larger benefit for some groups in keeping the country divided, because there's no other explanation and the more they spread this message charged with all kinds of negative aspects and propaganda. The people of this nation will remain divided and weary, that's why I find myself thinking and believing that there's more to this...
Be A Hater: A Polemic on the Hater Mindset
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,220. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
What do Taylor Swift, Cognitive Psychology, Gucci Mane, Dissent, and The Most Dangerous Person Alive have in common? The answer is the “Hater Mindset”. In “Be A Hater” Dr. Parham uses a pop culture approach to examine a subtle and subconscious cultural shift in the concept of a “hater”. A shift with implications for critical thinking, relationships, individual happiness, and more.
TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1: William Hartnell (Second Edition)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,770. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
This all-new, revised, and expanded first volume of essays from the acclaimed blog TARDIS Eruditorum traces the evolving critical history of the hit television show Doctor Who. This volume covers the first three years of the program, with William Hartnell in the starring role. Features extensive revisions and eleven new essays exclusive to this book.
Hitchcock Lost The Lost Silent Hitchcock and Frenzy 67
You set the price! Words: 15,490. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Hitchcock Lost focuses on the story behind the lost silent Hitchcock, The Mountain Eagle and the remarkable, unmade project of the late 60s known as Kaleidoscope or Frenzy. The two film serve as anchor points in a career so rich in realized projects that their absence tantalizes like the green haze of desire Scottie's desire evokes at the Empire Hotel.
Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who 2012-2013: The Critical Fan’s Guide to Matt Smith’s Final Series (Unauthorized)
Series: Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,270. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by Punked Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
At over 90,000 words, this is the most comprehensive fan guide yet published to the 2012-2013 season of Doctor Who, and its 50th Anniversary. This series was the most demanding yet for Steven Moffat; no other Doctor Who showrunner had previously faced an assignment like writing a series finale, an anniversary story, and a combined Christmas Special/Doctor finale in quick succession.
Killer B's: The 237 Best Movies on Video You've (Probably) Never Seen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,680. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
The iTunes Movie Guru (Emeritus) shares his pick of the best unknown movies available on demand -- great little films that never found their proper audiences. No "forgotten favorites," no "so bad they're good" trash, just the delight of discovery of terrific films. It’s just as easy to find a hidden gem as a blockbuster, if you know what to look for. Killer B’s tells you what to look for.
Hammer Films
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,780. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. An informed history of the company that put British horror on the map, this book takes an in-depth look at every film.
Empowered: The Symbolism, Feminism, and Superheroism of Wonder Woman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,130. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
This book analyzes each era of Wonder Woman, from the Golden Age to George Pérez and Gail Simone’s reboots to The New 52 and television shows, cartoons, and films. Which present an empowering female superhero and which just a fun-loving princess in an improbably clinging corset?
History, Homages and the Highlands: An Outlander Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,830. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
With oodles of steamy romance, paranormal time travel, adventure, and much more, Outlander is sweeping the nation. Discover the facts behind it: from kilts and bagpipes to selkies and the fair folk. Bonnie Prince Charlie, Doctor Who, folklore, fantasy, customs, cities, festivals, and much more.
Box Set Confessions of a Network News Producer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,610. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
confessions of a network news producer. War Stories: Beirut 1982, Berlin Wall 189, Tiananmen Square 1898
The Questionable Success of Unquestioned Excess: Martin Scorsese & The Wolf of Wall Street
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014 by Robert Cettl. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Essay » Sociology
American Capitalism as envisioned by Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese. In this e-Book, Australian National Film & Sound Archive former SAR Research Fellow Robert Cettl takes a critical look at Scorsese's new film: at its ethical overtones (or lack of them), its celebration of excess and its divisive critical interpretation as allegory, satire and/or dark comedy.
John Wayne: The Westerns
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Few film actors had the lasting popularity of John Wayne, especially when he appeared in westerns. In this comprehensive essay, Rambo-creator David Morrell analyzes Wayne’s career in westerns and explores his fascinating, complex personality, including his Latin studies in high school and his skills as a chess player. Even Wayne’s most knowledgeable fans will be surprised by this insightful essay.
Celebrity Spies, True Stories, Book 1, Actors
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,920. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Celebrity Spies, Book I - Actors, features over fifty actors who actively participated in espionage activities or worked directly with the intelligence services. The book features true stories, biographies and filmographies from 'real-life' spies as well as fascinating trivia and over one hundred and fifty images.

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