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Chaplin's Vintage Year: The History of the Mutual-Chaplin Specials

Review 'Chaplin is Chaplin, one of the seminal figures in film history. This detailed study, on the year the Little Tramp spent with the Mutual Film Corporation, explores a key turning point not [...]

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Die, Mommie, Die! and Pyscho Beach Party: The Screenplays of Charles Busch

About the Author Charles Busch is the playwright of the award-winning Broadway play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, and author/star of such plays as The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, a [...]

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Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World's Most Notorious Horror Movie

Review '10 out of 10. A film that has managed to creep that deeply under the skin of the audience's consciousness MUST have had a truly warped and strange gestation and creation, and finally the [...]

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Francis Ford Coppola (Contemporary Film Directors)

Review 'Well researched, well written, compellingly argued. Writing intelligently and coherently about an auteur as significant and complex as Francis Coppola in a short book is more of a challen [...]

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Star Wars - From Concept to Screen to Collectible

Amazon.com Review Nowadays nearly everything linked with the original Star Wars trilogy is valuable, from bottle caps to shoelaces to posters. This beautiful volume, published by Chronicle Books, [...]

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Abigails Party And Goosepimples

Mike Leigh’s 1970s classic play ‘Abigail’s Party’ focuses on an evening of domestic hell in the guise of a suburban drinks soirée. While teenager Abigail parties a few doors away, the pretent [...]

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Memo from David O. Selznick : The Creation of 'Gone with the Wind' and Other Motion Picture Classics, as Revealed in the Producer's Private Letters, Telegrams, Memorandums, and Autobiographical Remarks

Amazon.com Review As Roger Ebert observes in his smart introduction to the collected memos of the legendary producer Selznick, this is no ordinary book. Buzzed on Benzedrine, Selznick dictated hi [...]

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Hollywood Dealmaking: Negotiating Talent Agreements for Film, TV and New Media

Review ' . . . provides a quick understanding of everything one needs to know to negotiate Hollywood talent agreements.' -- Gavin Polone, motion picture and television producer'...provides a thor [...]

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Hyper-Narrative Interactive Cinema: Problems and Solutions. (Consciousness, Literature and the Arts)

Hyper narrative interactive cinema refers to the possibility for users or "interactors" to shift at different points in an evolving film narrative to other film narrative trajectories. Such works have resulted [...]

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Hitchcock (Revised Edition)

Amazon.com Review Any book-length interview with Alfred Hitchcock is valuable, but considering that this volume's interlocutor is Fran?ois Truffaut, the conversation is remarkable indeed. Here is [...]

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Investigating Sherlock: An Unofficial Guide

Review ?Written in an intelligent and lively manner, [Investigating Sherlock] is educating as well as entertaining.? ? Publishers Weekly?Investigating Sherlock is a fascinating book that give you [...]

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The Philosophy of Horror (Philosophy Of Popular Culture)

Review 'The Philosophy of Horror captures some of the lively conversations occurring at the intersection of horror and philosophy. The volume collects a group of original essays that engage a wid [...]

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The Lost Chronicles: The Official Companion Book with Bonus DVD Behind the Scenes of LOST

Review PRAISE FOR ABC'S LOST'Another reason you may become a DVR user this fall is Lost, a new white-knuckle, edge-of-the-seat series from the creator of Alias.'?Kansas City Star [...]

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Grimm: Aunt Marie's Book of Lore

Review 'A?beautiful book' - The Fairy Tale Site'Awesome book, chock full of mythological lore.' - Starpulse'It is a perfect companion to the weekly series and would make a wonderful gift for the [...]

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The Mythology of Grimm: The Fairy Tale and Folklore Roots of the Popular TV Show

Review 'Brown's non-fiction is entertaining, easy-to-read, and an excellent source of information for readers who are fascinated by folklore'--Amanda Ferris, The Absolute Mag'...as a die-hard fan [...]

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The Plug-In Drug: Television, Computers, and Family Life

From Library Journal After 25 years, Winn (Children Without Childhood) has completely revised and updated her landmark study of the influence of television on children and family life by incorpor [...]

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Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon

Review ?A fascinating study of the modern-day deity?s 25 years as the world?s most beloved BFF, exhaustively researched and elegantly considered. Buy it for the smartest Oprah fan you know.? (Mad [...]

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Breaking Into TV News How To Get A Job & Excel As A TV Reporter-Photographer

About the Author MIKE CARROLL has been working in TV stations since he was 20 years old, starting in the mailroom. He has been a professional TV news cameraman-editor and reporter for three decad [...]

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Twin Peaks FAQ: All That's Left to Know About a Place Both Wonderful and Strange (FAQ Series)

Review ''Whether you are taking a trip back to Twin Peaks or are wanting to become acquainted with the bizarre small town, Twin Peaks FAQ really is all you need to know about a place both wonderf [...]

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Thunderbirds: The Vault

About the Author Marcus Hearn?is a film and television journalist and has been an editor at such diverse publishers as Marvel Comics, EMAP and DeAgostini. In 1996 he became editor of the UK's off [...]

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'Round the Horne': The Complete and Utter History (BBC Radio Collection)

About the Author A word from the producer about Round the Horne: 'I'm Julian, and this is my friend Sandy' - the line with which two of the characters in Round the Horne regularly introduced them [...]

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A Christmas Carol

Amazon.com Review In the history of English literature, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, which has been continuously in print since it was first published in the winter of 1843, stands out as [...]

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People We Meet: Unforgettable Conversations

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John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: The Complete Series 2

Review 'The best sketch show in years, on television or radio.' ?Radio Times Read more About the Author John Finnemore is a Briti [...]

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Alfred Hitchcock (Radio Spirits and the Smithsonian)

Hitchcock! The legendary director's name is synonymous with mystery and suspense. The Smithsonian Institution and Radio Spirits proudly present this centennial collection of the master of mayhem's classic radio broadca [...]

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On the Town with 'The League of Gentlemen' (BBC Radio Collection)

Spent is an isolated and rather odd town somewhere in the north. Its inhabitants are ferried around by Barbara, a taxi driver half way through his sex change, and served by Mr Ingleby, who brings a whole new meaning to t [...]

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The Big Sleep: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation

About the Author Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888. He was educated at Dulwich College, London and studied international law in France and Germany. He published a number of poems and e [...]

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Lord of the Rings (5 Volume Set) - Trilogy, Hobbit, and Silmarillion

TOLKIEN CLASSICS The Hobbit The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the King The Silmarillion Tolkien's epic fantasy comes alive in this five-volume set: The Hobbit, illustrated by Tolkien himself; The Lo [...]

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The Bob Hope Show (20-Hour Collections)

From the Publisher Contains a detailed 32 page booklet with rare photographs and behind the scenes stories. Read more [...]

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Voyage

Amazon.com Review Kennedy survived. Like many alternate history stories, that's the premise of Stephen Baxter's Voyage. But in Baxter's version of the past, that one altered fact is the propellan [...]

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