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1.
High Exposure : An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
by David F. Breashears, Jon Krakauer


Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 319 pages
(May 1999)
$26.00
$18.20
$7.80

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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David Breashears has climbed Mt. Everest four times. For this, he is known as a world-class mountaineer. A lengthy career in documentary filmmaking--including the Imax film, Everest--has earned him wide acclaim and four Emmy awards. For this, he is known as one of the elite cinematographers in his... Read more

2.
Conversations With Wilder
by Billy Wilder, Cameron Crowe


Knopf
Hardcover - 373 pages
1 Ed edition (October 1999)

$24.50
$10.50

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Conversations with Wilder, an invaluable, photo-intensive volume, is a kind of remake of Truffaut's must-read interview book Hitchcock, with Cameron Crowe in the inquisitive Truffaut role and wily 93-year-old Billy Wilder as the crafty master director. Drawing on his experience interviewing the... Read more

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The Filmmaker's Handbook : A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age
by Steven Ascher, et al


Plume
Paperback - 614 pages
Rev&Updtd edition (March 1999)

$15.16
$3.79

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5 out of 5 stars
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If film has a language, The Filmmaker's Handbook is your translation guide, dictionary, and phrase book. In over 600 pages, 18 chapters, and nine appendices, the authors detail virtually everything you need to know about filmmaking.

There is probably more information here than anyone needs to know,... Read more


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Film Directing Shot by Shot : Visualizing from Concept to Screen
by Steven D. Katz


Focal Press
Paperback - 325 pages
(July 1991)

$19.96


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5 out of 5 stars
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Film Directing Shot by Shot offers a good introduction to the rudiments of film production. Steven D. Katz walks his readers through the various stages of moviemaking, advising them at every turn to visualize the films they wish to produce. Katz believes that one of the chief tasks of filmmaking is... Read more

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Forever Liesl: A Memoir of The Sound of Music
by Charmian Carr, Jean A. S. Strauss (Contributor)


Viking Pr
Hardcover - 245 pages
(February 7, 2000)
$23.95
$16.76
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Charmian Carr played eldest von Trapp daughter Liesl in the mega-successful film version of The Sound of Music, and judging from her earnest memoir, the story's sentimental wholesomeness rubbed off on her permanently. It's a "great movie," she avers, acknowledging that the critics thought otherwise;... Read more

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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls : How the Sex-Drugs-And-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
by Peter Biskind


Simon & Schuster
Paperback - 506 pages
1 touchsto edition (April 1999)




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4 out of 5 stars
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Not only is Peter Biskind's Easy Riders, Raging Bulls the best book in recent memory on turn-of-the-'70s film, it is beyond question the best book we'll ever get on the subject. Why? Because once the big names who spilled the beans to Biskind find out that other people spilled an equally piquant... Read more

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All About 'All About Eve' : The Complete Behind-The-Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made
by Sam Staggs


St Martins Pr (Trade)
Hardcover - 320 pages
(March 2000)

$17.46
$7.49

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3 out of 5 stars
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Like the movie it celebrates, Sam Staggs's All About All About Eve is good, gossipy fun. The book is exhaustively researched, from behind-the-scenes anecdotes to a talk with the original, mysterious "Eve" who sparked the dinner party conversation that inspired the magazine story that eventually... Read more

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The Making of C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower
by Tom McGregor


HarperCollins (paper)
Paperback - 136 pages
Us Ed edition (March 1999)
$22.00
$17.60
$4.40

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5 out of 5 stars
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Horatio Hornblower, young midshipman and gallant hero of C. S. Forester's epic novels, arrives as a raw recruit in Nelson's navy, but is destined to rise through the ranks. Amidst a wealth of bloody sea battles, he proves himself courageous in danger and resilient intimes of trouble. The Making of... Read more

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Hitchcock's Notebooks : An Authorized and Illustrated Look Inside the Creative Mind of Alfred Hitchcock
by Dan Auiler


Spike
Hardcover
1 Ed edition (April 1999)




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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Dan Auiler is undoubtedly the luckiest Alfred Hitchcock devotee alive. With the permission of the director's family, he sifted through the Hitchcock archives at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to create a multifaceted portrait of the artist at work. If this book has a fault, it's... Read more

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Independent Feature Film Production : A Complete Guide from Concept Through Distribution
by Gregory Goodell


St. Martin's Press
Paperback - 483 pages
Rev&Updtd edition (April 1998)

$13.56
$3.39

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5 out of 5 stars
The publisher, Gordon Van Gelder , December 20, 1998
A few comments on this updated classic
"This book is a must. It is a straightforward, insightful, and articulate account of what it takes to make a successful feature film." --Ridley Scott

"Absolutely crucial for filmmakers." --FILMS IN REVIEW

"A clear, direct guide. I wish I had had this book when I started."... Read more


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The Avid Digital Editing Room Handbook
by Tony Solomons


Silman-James Pr
Paperback - 250 pages
2nd edition (July 1999)

$21.56
$5.39

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5 out of 5 stars
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Written in a clear and concise style, The Avid Digital Editing Room Handbook is a excellent guide for anyone manipulating video or feature films on an Avid nonlinear editing system. The book best serves experienced editors who want to understand and use an Avid system and refrains from addressing... Read more

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Flash 3! Creative Web Animation
by Darrel Plant


Peachpit Press
Textbook Binding - 352 pages
(August 21, 1998)

$23.99


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2 out of 5 stars
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This outstanding guide teaches users of every level how to master this animation and multimedia tool.

You start off with a tour of Flash and its toolset and then import files from (and export to) Macromedia FreeHand, Extreme 3D, Fontographer, Director, and Authorware. Next you learn how to use... Read more


13.   The Anime Companion: What's Japanese in Japanese Animation
by Gilles Poitras


Stone Bridge Press
Paperback - 176 pages
(November 1998)

$13.56
$3.39

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3.5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, May 27, 2000 4 out of 5 stars
perfect for almost any anime otaku
this book is great. its kinda like a japanese dictionary with a whole bunch of anime refrences. its got a bunch of pictures from diffrent series used as examples to what certian words mean. really speaking, its a dictionary with lots of pictures, lots of words, in black and white, and one of the... Read more

 


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Print the Legend : The Life and Times of John Ford
by Scott Eyman


Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 592 pages
(November 1999)

$28.00


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5 out of 5 stars
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Borrowing his title from dialogue in John Ford's classic Western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ("When the legend becomes fact, print the legend"), Scott Eyman heeds this advice in his splendid study of Ford, finding a convincing balance between the gruff image Ford cultivated and the sensitive... Read more

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Film Production : The Complete Uncensored Guide to Filmmaking
by Greg Merritt


Lone Eagle Publishing Company
Paperback - 350 pages
(April 1998)

$19.96


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5 out of 5 stars
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Aims to provide the reader with real world facts about producing and selling a motion picture. Read more

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Star Wars the Making of Episode I : The Phantom Menace (Star Wars)
by Laurent Bouzereau, Jody Duncan


Lucasbooks
Hardcover - 192 pages
1 Ed edition

$27.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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An Imperial Star Destroyer plus a doughnut equals a Neimoidian battleship. So reveals Phantom Menace design director Doug Chiang, as he's discussing how the previous Star Wars films influenced the conceptual planning of Episode I. Fans of Star Wars, of course, love to get this kind of skinny, and ... Read more

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Hitchcock
by Francois Truffant, et al


Simon & Schuster (Paper)
Paperback - 367 pages
Revised edition (October 1985)

$16.80
$4.20

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5 out of 5 stars
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Any book-length interview with Alfred Hitchcock is valuable, but considering that this volume's interlocutor is François Truffaut, the conversation is remarkable indeed. Here is a rare opportunity to eavesdrop on two cinematic masters from very different backgrounds as they cover each of... Read more

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Eyes Wide Open : A Memoir of Stanley Kubrick
by Frederic Raphael


Ballantine Books (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 190 pages
1 Ed edition (June 23, 1999)




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2.5 out of 5 stars
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Hurriedly published to coincide with the July 1999 release of Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut, this slim, rather obviously titled volume by the film's distinguished screenwriter offers considerably less than its cover copy leads you to expect. But for avid followers of Kubrick's career,... Read more

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The Avid Handbook, Techniques for the Avid Media Composer and Avid Xpress
by Steve Bayes


Focal Press
Paperback - 248 pages
Revised edition (March 15, 1999)

$27.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
* Revised throughout to reflect system upgrades, including a new chapter on Symphony
* For anyone with some experience with the Avid Media Composer or Avid Xpress who wants to expand their knowledgeA guide to strategies, common problems, and techniques while editing nonlinear digital video or film

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The Director's Vision : A Concise Guide to the Art of 250 Great Filmakers
by Geoff Andrew


Lawrence Hill Books
Paperback - 272 pages
No Amer edition (October 1999)

$19.96


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3.5 out of 5 stars
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In a refreshingly literal examination of "moving pictures," Geoff Andrew, film editor of London's Time Out magazine, explores the work of 250 filmmakers, one frame at a time. Andrew's approach is akin to yelling "Freeze!" in the middle of a movie, and then analyzing the frozen image as if it were a... Read more

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Stanley Kubrick, Director
by Alexander Walker, et al


W W Norton & Co
Hardcover - 368 pages
Rev&Exp edition (September 1999)

$24.50
$10.50

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4 out of 5 stars
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An exclusive window on one of the most brilliant --and most secretive --filmmakers in history. No moviemaker has kept his world so tightly sealed against intruders as the late great Stanley Kubrick. While many of his films have turned into modern metaphors --we speak of "a 2001 world" or "a... Read more

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Directing Actors : Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television
by Judith Weston


Michael Wiese Productions
Paperback
(September 1996)

$21.56
$5.39

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5 out of 5 stars
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So, you're the director and you're making a film. The actors memorize their lines, get in front of the camera and you tell them to say it with "feeling." What could be simpler?!? The fact is, there's a lot more at play here, and a lot more a director needs to know about working with actors... Read more

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Making Movies
by Sidney Lumet


Vintage Books
Paperback
Reprint edition (March 1996)




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4.5 out of 5 stars
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It's well known that a vast number of people work on any given movie in roles as varied as writing scripts, choosing locations, dressing sets, costuming the players, lighting scenes, manipulating the camera, directing actors, editing film, working on sound, advertising the finished product, and... Read more

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Animation from Script to Screen
by Shamus Culhane


St Martins Pr (Trade)
Paperback - 336 pages
Reprint edition (December 1990)

$11.96
$2.99

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4.5 out of 5 stars
Carlos Pons , May 23, 2000 4 out of 5 stars
Good for "Traditional" Animation
I'm a digital artist and 3D animator, so I bought it to gain a bit of knowledge on traditional techniques, and this is what is all about, thought to me it could be better if the theory was covered more in depth. On the practical side a must. Read more

 


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The Art of the Storyboard: Storyboarding for Film, TV, and Animation
by John Hart


Focal Press
Paperback - 223 pages
(January 15, 1999)

$23.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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This book will show beginners how to use storyboards to communicate their vision to the cinematographer, set designer and special effects supervisor, or to create the skeletal outline around which an animated program is developed, or to plan a multimedia project.

It covers the history and evolution... Read more


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