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Stanley Kubrick: the Odysseys
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,680. 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.
The Most Important Science Fiction Films of The 20th Century - Vol 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,270. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A collection of essays by the author about films which were important to pop culture and the genre. Each essay includes a complete plot synopsis, additional analyses and notes, anecdotal information and data about each production. The chronology runs from 1925 to 1968.
Before Mako Came Yoko: Comparative Study of Pacific Rim and Yoko Tsuno
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Comics & Graphic Novels
Much praise was given to the character Mako Mori in the 2013 movie "Pacific Rim" because of her personality and her unique narrative. Yet, a character very similar to Mako emerged decades prior to her: Yoko Tsuno, the main character from the eponymous comic book series. Mako and Yoko have much in common, including their Japanese and scientific background, as well as their composite close circles.
A Galaxy of Possibilities: Representation and Storytelling in Star Wars (New Revised Edition)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,980. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Almost forty years of narratives of multiple forms has pitted Star Wars against societal and media evolutions, thus affecting narrative approaches and choices. A Galaxy of Possibilities explores some of their impacts on the franchise. The new revised edition brings more in-depth content, as well as two bonus chapters to provide a broader look at the complex notion of inclusiveness.
2016: A Year in Reviews
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,990. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
During 2016, Chris Luckett wrote 45 reviews for The Apple Box, covering some of the best and worst the year had to offer. From Arrival to Zootopia, this is a time capsule of all the biggest movies worth seeing and worth avoiding from last year.
The Budding Madscientist Attempts Cold Fusion
You set the price! Words: 41,510. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mashups
A collection of interconnected short stories centering around two young men traveling around America drinking in dive bars. Influences and meta-commentary on road trip stories, peppered with poetry, reflections on movies and love. Some post-modern influences. Though the style, in my own phrasing would be; cerebralism. A mix of the overly cerebral and realistic.
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.