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Editor's Picks of '99

From screenwriters to songwriters to superstars to scenesters, these stellar titles will fulfill your deepest entertainment desires.

 
1.
Hitchcock Poster Art : From the Mark H. Wolff Collection
by Mark H. Wolff(Editor), Tony Nourmand (Editor)

Overlook Press
Hardcover
(September 1999)


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4 out of 5 stars
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The 100th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock's birth brought about numerous retrospectives of his career, but Hitchcock Poster Art is perhaps the most fitting tribute for such a master of visual images. This stunning compilation contains posters for each of Hitchcock's films--even one from an early... Read more

 


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In the Groove : Vintage Record Graphics, 1940-1960
by Eric Kohler, Tony Bennett (Introduction)

Chronicle Books
Paperback - 132 pages
(July 1999)


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Whaddya know--turns out size does matter. In this stunning collection of album cover art from 1940 to 1960, it is instantly apparent that despite the advantages CDs may have in the technology or convenience departments, vinyl albums--even based on their sheer proportions--have always been way... Read more

 


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Our Dumb Century : The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source
by The Onion, et al

Three Rivers Pr
Paperback - 164 pages
(April 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Every Wednesday, work at Amazon.com--along with just about every other company connected to the fantastical "information superhighway" invented by Vice President Al Gore and actress Hedy Lamarr--grinds to a halt as employees hasten to read the latest issue of The Onion, America's most popular... Read more

 


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100 Best Album Covers
by Storm Thorgerson(Editor), Aubrey Powell

DK Publishing
Paperback - 160 pages
(November 1999)


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The immediate question that arises with a book entitled 100 Best Album Covers is, of course, "Says who?" Wisely, authors Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell have anticipated such widespread suspicion. In their thorough and amusing introduction, the two former cover designers (of Hipgnosis) go on at... Read more

 


5.
70 Years of the Oscar : The Official History of the Academy Awards
by Robert Osborne

Abbeville Press, Inc.
Hardcover - 384 pages
Rev&Updtd edition (January 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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The only book officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this hefty tome presents the history of the movies through the lens of the industry's central organizing body. On May 4, 1927, AMPAS came into formal existence, and since then it has served as the primary forum... Read more

 


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The Noir Style
by Alain Silver, et al

Overlook Press
Hardcover
(December 6, 1999)


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Standard histories of film noir commence the coining of the term (which means "black film") by French writers in the years after the war when they saw a new mingling of grit, wit, and swooning Thanatos in movies like The Maltese Falcon and Double Indemnity. Alain Silver's and James Ursini's nearly... Read more

 


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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
(October 1999)


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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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Screenwriters : America's Storytellers in Portrait
by Helena Lumme(Editor), Mika Manninen (Editor)

Angel City Pr
Hardcover - 128 pages
1 Ed edition (February 1999)


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4 out of 5 stars
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Even if you don't agree with the editors that screenwriting is the toughest and riskiest profession in the movie business, this lovely book holds tremendous appeal. Screenwriters offers unique visual and verbal portraits of each of the 47 writers covered. The striking photographs presented here were... Read more

 


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High Exposure/Hollywood Lives Found Photos from the Archives of the Los Angeles Times
by Amanda Parsons

Los Angeles Times
Hardcover - 208 pages
0 edition (February 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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This lush, exquisitely produced collection of black-and-white journalistic photographs offers a fascinating look at Hollywood's glitterati from 1920 to 1970. A freelance anthropologist and photojournalist, Amanda Parsons combed through the archives of the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Mirror... Read more

 


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Sin In Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood
by Mark A. Vieira

Harry N Abrams
Hardcover - 240 pages
(October 1999)


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Prudes and the faint-of-heart shield your eyes! The stunning Sin in Soft Focus contains some of the most breathtaking black-and-white stills ever taken, all from the debaucherous decade before the Hollywood production code was established. With chapters devoted to "The Warners Grit," "The MGM... Read more

 



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