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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.
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.
Conspiracy Theories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,810. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Conspiracy theories, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Who killed JFK? Was Jack the Ripper a member of the Freemasons? Is Skull and Bones a secret society placed to form a sinister shadow government, or is it a gathering of wealthy kids performing bizarre adolescent rituals? Are we alone in the universe? Van Dyk’s Conspiracy Theories takes a look at some of the most provocative stories of our time, and the conspiracies that shroud them.
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!
Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,890. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Literary Criticism & Collections, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Who was Cinna? What do the hawthorn and primrose symbolize? Or President Snow’s roses and Peeta’s bread? What about Katniss’s last name? Bringing details from myths, herbal guides, military histories, and the classics, English professor and award-winning pop culture author Valerie Estelle Frankel sheds light on the deeper meanings behind Panem’s heroes and villains in this hottest of YA trilogies.
Earth Star: A Monograph on the 1977 Vision of Battlestar Galactica
Price: $3.15 USD. Words: 16,160. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
The Battlestar Galactica franchise has undergone many changes throughout its history, from the books by Richard Hatch to the reimagined TV series of Ron Moore. The second edition of this monograph goes back to the beginning to undercover the earliest version of the show. Examining unused scripts, storyboards and other production documentation, it reveals the universe of Battlestar Galactica 1977.
Darker Side Of The Moon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,740. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012 by Rob Shelsky. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & 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" Expert Author collaboration of Rob Shelsky & George Kempland
The English Teacher’s Guide to the Hamilton Musical: Symbols, Allegory, Metafiction, and Clever Language
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,570. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
The high school or college English class offers a long list of technical terms: Symbolism, Irony, Metafiction, Allegory, Metaphor… here’s the list, from Absurdity to Zeugma, all defined through the clever wordplay of Hamilton.
Animated Discussions: Critical Essays on Anime
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,360. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Whether they’re tracing depictions of the apocalypse from their roots in the ancient Near East to hit anime of the 90s and 2000s, exploring the ways in which certain mecha and magical girl shows equate trauma and heroism, or just trying to figure out why Utena turned into a car, the essays in this collection combine an accessible style with literary analysis to present anime in a new light!
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.
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.
Galateo della Cartomanzia
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: Italian. Published: March 13, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
In questo libro ho cercato di rispondere a quelle che sono le domande di base sul mondo dei Tarocchi, e ho cercato di fissare un comportamento minimo (Galateo) da tenere sia da parte dei cartomanti che da parte dei consultanti affinché il consulto possa ottenere i migliori risultati.
Sleight of Hand: Chaos, Authorship & Humanity in the Malazan Book of the Fallen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,820. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen is a post-modern journey through the mind and soul of the characters and the author himself. Sleight of Hand explores the central themes appearing in the series, and is one of the first works to analyse those themes across the entire series. Sleight of Hand the journey of a reader and anybody with a tale to tell, as they seek their humanity.
A Rey of Hope: Feminism, Symbolism and Hidden Gems in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,210. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
A guide to the feminist tropes and deep symbols in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
John Cleese
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2019 by Summary Station. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
John Cleese The Inspirational Life Story of John Cleese; Comedian, Public Speaker, and The Movie Star Who Helped Introduce Monty Python to the World By Patrick Bunker John Cleese was born on October 27th, 1939 in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England. He was the only child of Muriel and Reginald Francis Cleese. His parents earned a modest living. His father worked as an insurance salesman
Examination of Chucky: An Unauthorized Dissection of the Child's Play Series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,440. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
An unauthorized collection of essays covering beloved slasher icon Chucky the killer doll. Examining all six films in the Child's Play series, author Troy H. Gardner explores the many colorful characters and themes found in the popular horror franchise.
From the Ridiculous to the Sublime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,950. Language: British English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
a collection of remarkable short stories to astonish and amaze.
What They Wrote: In Praise of Dark Fiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
What They Wrote is a collection of introductions, articles, and reviews by Jack Ketchum of various horror novels and collections. Included here are introductions for works by Edward Lee, Stanley Wiater, Barry Hoffman, Kealan Patrick Burke, Thomas Tessier, P.D. Cacek, Lucy Taylor, Tim Lebbon, and T.M. Wright. Also included are reviews of two Stephen King novels and a John Carpenter movie.
Red, Blue, and Bronze: Inside the Symbols of the Wonder Woman Film
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,900. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Deep analysis of the Wonder Woman film. In fact, a deep symbolism lurks behind Diana’s lasso, shield, and crown, especially the new film versions. Why is her island filled with shells and spirals? As she explores Edwardian London, and mucks through the trenches, how is her journey particularly superheroic? The characters, their origins, and the nuances of feminism reveal much.