Download E-books Gods and Monsters: A Novel PDF

By Christopher Bram

Previously titled Father of Frankenstein, this acclaimed novel used to be the root for the 1998 movie starring Sir Ian McKellen, Lynn Redgrave, and Brendan Fraser. It trips again to 1957 la, the place James Whale, the once-famous director of such classics as Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, resides in retirement, haunted via his earlier. Rescuing him from his too-vivid mind's eye is his gardener, a good-looking ex-marine. The friendship among those very diversified males is usually tentative, occasionally touching, usually dangerous—and continually captivating.

This P.S. version beneficial properties an additional sixteen pages of insights into the publication, together with writer interviews, instructed examining, and more.

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Download E-books Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film PDF

By Zack Carlson

The main dazzlingly insane movie reference ebook of all time, Destroy All Movies!!! is an informative, hilarious and impossibly entire advisor to each visual appeal of a punk (or new waver!) to hit the monitor within the twentieth Century. This wildly entire unlock comprises A-to-Z assurance of over 1100 function movies from around the globe, in addition to dozens of specific interviews with the cast/creators of the most important titles like Repo guy, go back of the residing lifeless, The Decline of Western Civilization and Valley Girl. additionally tested are a number of hundred leading examples of straight-to-VHS slasher trash, Brooklyn skid row masterpieces, Filipino breakdancing fairytales, no-budget apocalyptic epics and flicks that can not also have been published, lots of that have by no means been written approximately. Plus countless numbers of eyeball-smashing stills and posters, many in complete color!

Interviewees contain display veteran punk musicians Richard Hell, Ian MacKaye of youth chance, Lee Ving of worry, Exene Cervenka and John Doe of X, Keith Morris of Black Flag and Circle Jerks, Chris D. of The Flesh Eaters, early life Brigade's Shawn Stern, Sickie Wifebeater of The Mentors, Ivan Kral of the Patti Smith crew etc. additionally featured are conversations with filmmakers Penelope Spheeris (the Decline of Western Civilization documentaries, Suburbia), Mark Lester (Class of 1984), Martha Coolidge (Valley Girl), Alex Cox (Repo Man), Lech Kowalski (D.O.A.), Allan Arkush (Rock 'n' Roll excessive School), Amos Poe (The clean Generation), Susan Seidelman (Smithereens), Slava Tsukerman (Liquid Sky), Alan Sacks (Du-beat-e-o), Eric Mitchell (Underground USA), Brian Trenchard-Smith (Dead finish Drive-In), Dave Markey (Desperate Teenage Lovedolls), Bruce LaBruce, and NYC transgressor Nick Zedd. Performers like Mary Woronov, Eddie Deezen, Clint Howard, Jon Gries, P.J. Soles and Dick impolite communicate out, plus numerous different actors and creators from the frontlines of punk's big-screen explosion.

Destroy All Movies!!! nails down many years of madness with superhuman learn, vicious precision and electrically charged stills and pictures, and is the 1st and ultimate definitive armchair roadmap to punk and new wave on celluloid. 5 years within the making, this pulse-bursting monument to lowbrow cultural obsession is a needs to for all movie lovers, track maniacs, anti-fashion mutants, '80s nostalgists, sleazoids, cop-killers and spazzmatics!

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Download E-books The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television PDF

By David Coleman

The Sasquatch movie style, dedicated to the mythical and notoriously elusive creature often referred to as Bigfoot, and its Himalayan counterpart, the Yeti, is the focal point of this illustrated reference advisor. here's a fascinatingly particular examine the cinematic heritage of Sasquatch, from the earliest trick motion pictures of Georges Melies to the main up to date CGI efforts. serious insights concerning the genre's improvement are provided, in addition to an exhaustively researched filmography that gathers each recognized movie or tv visual appeal (including ads!) of Sasquatch, Bigfoot and Yeti in either fictitious and documentary codecs. incorporated are in-depth interviews with such filmmakers as Kevin Tenney, Adam Muto, Ryan Schifrin, Tim Skousen and Michael worthy, in addition to reproductions of infrequent motion picture stills, posters, foyer playing cards and behind-the-scenes construction images. well known cryptozoologist Loren Coleman (no relation) offers an insightful foreword.

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Download E-books Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture PDF

By Peter Kobel

A beautiful, lavish heritage of silent videos - with greater than four hundred striking photographs - captures the beginning of movie and icons like Chaplin, Garbo, Clara Bow, and Valentino.

Drawing at the awesome number of The Library of Congress, one of many maximum repositories for silent movie and memorabilia, Peter Kobel has created the definitive visible historical past of silent movie. From its start within the Nineties, with the earliest narrative shorts, during the impressive full-length beneficial properties of the Nineteen Twenties, SILENT videos captures the best administrators and actors and their immortal movies. SILENT video clips additionally seems to be on the know-how of early movie, using colour images, and the recovery paintings being spearheaded through a few of Hollywood's most vital administrators, similar to Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola.
Richly illustrated from the Library of Congress's vast choice of posters, paper prints, movie stills, and memorabilia-most of that have by no means been in print-SILENT videos is a crucial paintings of heritage that may even be a sought-after reward publication for all fanatics of movie.

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Download E-books H.G. Wells, Modernity and the Movies (Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies) PDF

By Keith Williams

Everyone seems to be accustomed to H.G. Wells’s pioneering works of technology fiction, The struggle of the Worlds, The Time laptop, and The Invisible Man—but fewer become aware of how those works helped to technically enhance the cinematic narrative. An attractive and available research geared toward the coed of modernism and early cinema, H.G. Wells, Modernity, and the Movies reconsiders Well’s development of the cinematic narrative along the social and political effect of early media. together with infrequent illustrations from the unique magazines which released Wells’s early paintings, this groundbreaking examine might be of curiosity to someone fascinated about Wells, his paintings, and the technological parameters of contemporary tradition.

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Download E-books Hitchcock (Revised Edition) PDF

By Francois Truffaut

Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock through movie critic François Truffaut—providing perception into the cinematic process, the historical past of movie, and one of many maximum administrators of all time.

In Hitchcock, movie critic François Truffaut offers fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock concerning the entire of his huge directorial profession, from his silent video clips in nice Britain to his colour motion pictures in Hollywood. the result's a portrait of 1 of the best administrators the area has ever identified, an all-round expert who masterminded every little thing, from the screenplay and the images to the enhancing and the soundtrack. Hitchcock discusses the foundation at the back of his motion pictures and the artwork of making worry and suspense, in addition to giving strikingly sincere checks of his achievements and screw ups, his doubts and hopes. This peek into the mind of 1 of cinema’s greats is a must-read for all movie aficionados.

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Download E-books Sweet & Savage: The World Through The Shockumentary Film Lens PDF

By Mark Goodall

Mondo Cane in 1962 was once the blueprint for a surprising, debatable and influential documentary movie cycle. identified jointly as "mondo motion pictures" or "shockumentaries," this enduring sequence of movies is a precursor of the truth television show.

A box-office draw for 3 a long time and now a staple of the video condominium marketplace, those explosive exposs may usually go fabricated scenes as truth with a view to supply the general public a sensationalist, hugely emotive view of the world.

Sweet & Savage is the first-ever English-language booklet committed solely to the mondo documentary movie. A research of mondo as a world movie phenomenon, it features a distinctive exam of the foremost movies and contains specific interviews with the godfathers of this cult genre.

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Download E-books The Films of Claire Denis: Intimacy on the Border (International Library of the Moving Image) PDF

The movies of Claire Denis, the most tough and revered of up to date filmmakers, probe the psyche of world citizenship, tracing the borderlines of relations, wish, nationality and gear. With subtlety, intensity and from time to time minimalism and abstraction, her motion pictures - together with Chocolat, Beau travail and White fabric - discover connections among nationwide adventure and person situation, visualizing the problems of such dualities.

Following a Foreword via Wim Wenders, with whom Denis labored sooner than making her personal videos, overseas members discover the subjects she addresses in her movies, reminiscent of kinship and panorama, Neo-Colonialism and New French Extremity. unique interviews with an editor, actor and composers so much conversant in the operating sort of Denis , and with Denis herself, additionally demonstrate clean aspects of this intrepid filmmaker. As Wim Wenders writes in his Foreword: ‘This booklet will expectantly throw many new lighting fixtures at the outstanding director that Klärchen [Claire Denis] turned, a direction she carved out all on her own.’

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Download E-books André Bazin and Italian Neorealism PDF

By André Bazin

André Bazin and Italian Neorealism offers a brand new choice of André Bazin's writings on Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, and Federico Fellini; lesser identified yet very important neorealist works akin to The Roof, Forbidden Christ, and Love within the urban; and very important issues like realism as opposed to fact, neorealism's eclipse amid postwar Italy's monetary prosperity, and the connection among neorealism and propaganda. There also are essays on artwork and politics, movie and comedy, and cinema and the avant-garde.
The booklet additionally contains a extensive scholarly equipment together with explanatory notes, an intensive index, a contextual creation to Bazin's lifestyles and paintings, a complete Bazin bibliography, and credit of the flicks mentioned. This quantity therefore represents a massive contribution to the self-discipline of cinema stories, in addition to a testomony to the ongoing effect of 1 of film's pre-eminent severe thinkers.

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Download E-books Film Studies: An Introduction (Film and Culture Series) PDF

By Ed Sikov

Ed Sikov builds a step by step curriculum for the appreciation of all kinds of narrative cinema, detailing the basic components of movie shape and systematically education the spectator to be an lively reader and critic. Sikov primes the attention and brain within the detailed innovations of movie research. His description of mise-en-scene is helping readers snatch the importance of montage, which in flip unearths the significance of a director's use of digital camera stream. He treats a few primary components in filmmaking, together with enhancing, composition, lights, using colour and sound, and narrative. Film Studies works with any screening record and will be used inside of classes on movie background, movie conception, or pop culture. effortless causes of middle severe ideas, useful recommendation, and recommended assignments on specific technical, visible, and aesthetic features additional anchor the reader's figuring out of the formal language and anatomy of film.

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