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Modern Myths Adventures in the Machinery of the Popular Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9780226719269, University of Chicago Press, April 2021
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 60 halftones
Myths are usually seen as stories from the depths of time – fun and fantastical, but no longer believed by anyone. Yet, as Philip Ball shows, we are still writing them – and still living them – today. From Robinson Crusoe and Frankenstein to Batman,...
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£20,00
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Zurich Transit
ISBN: PB: 9780857428189, ISBN: HB: 9781906497637, Seagull Books, March 2021
88 pp., 25x15 cm
This screenplay by Swiss playwright and novelist Max Frisch was developed from an episode in his 1964 novel "Gantenbein", or "A Wilderness of Mirrors". At the center of both works is Theo Ehrismann, a man who cannot seem to change his life no matter...
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£7,99
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£11,50
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Stanley Kubrick American Filmmaker
ISBN: HB: 9780300224405, Yale University Press, October 2020
248 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 11 black&white illus.
Kubrick grew up in the Bronx, a doctor's son. From a young age he was consumed by photography, chess, and, above all else, movies. He was a self?taught filmmaker and self?proclaimed outsider, and his films exist in a unique world of their own outside...
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£16,99
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Behind Bars High Class Cocktails Inspired by Low Life Gangsters
ISBN: HB: 9783791386843, Prestel Publishing, September 2020
144 pp., 18.7x15 cm, 60 colour illus.
It's been a century since the prohibition sent Americans scurrying to speakeasies. And decades since the movie industry turned mobsters into celebrities. Now the two worlds collide in this highly original pocket-sized collection that creates signatur...
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£9,99
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Murder and the Movies
ISBN: HB: 9780300220018, Yale University Press, September 2020
240 pp., 21.6x14 cm
How many acts of murder have each of us followed on a screen? What does that say about us? Do we remain law-abiding citizens who wouldn't hurt a fly? Film historian David Thomson, known for wit and subversiveness, leads us into this very delicate sub...
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£16,99
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On Screen... Audrey Hepburn Every Film, Every Role
ISBN: PB: 9781789520118, Bookport, Sonicbond Publishing, July 2020
160 pp., 21.1x14.7 cm
Written by an experienced film author with many books to her credit. The only book in print to examine Audrey's films in detail. Audrey remains an icon – both as a film star of considerable talent and also for her influence on fashion in the 1950s a...
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£14,99
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Bridge of Light Yiddish Film between Two Worlds
ISBN: PB: 9781584658702, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, July 2020
432 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Published to great acclaim in 1991, J. Hoberman's "Bridge of Light" is now back in print with a new foreword and final chapter discussing recent research, rediscoveries, and restorations.
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£36,00
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Ben Hecht Fighting Words, Moving Pictures
ISBN: PB: 9780300251814, Yale University Press, April 2020
264 pp., 21x14.6 cm
He was, according to Pauline Kael, "the greatest American screenwriter". Jean-Luc Godard called him "a genius" who "invented 80 percent of what is used in Hollywood movies today". Besides tossing off dozens of now-classic scripts – including "Scarfac...
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£10,99
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Child of the Century
ISBN: PB: 9780300251791, Yale University Press, April 2020
680 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm
Ben Hecht's critically acclaimed autobiographical memoir, first published in 1954, offers incomparably pungent evocations of Chicago in the 1910s and 1920s, Hollywood in the 1930s, and New York during the Second World War and after.
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£16,00
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Miyazakiworld A Life in Art
ISBN: PB: 9780300248593, Yale University Press, January 2020
344 pp., 19.7x15.2 cm, 20 colour illus., 15 black&white illus.
A thirtieth?century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red?haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit – what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide f...
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£14,99
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