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Films, cinema

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Star Trek: Picard Official Collector's Edition

Star Trek: Picard Official Collector's Edition

Author: Titan Magazines Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2020

A behind-the-scenes guide to the highly-anticipated upcoming new Star Trek TV Show based on fan-favorite captain of the enterprise, Jean Luc Picard! A deluxe collector's edition offering a behind-the-scenes guide to the brand new Star Trek TV show, following the adventures of Patrick Stewart's fan-favourite Star Trek character, Jean-Luc Picard!

Bond Photographed by Terry O'Neill

Bond Photographed by Terry O'Neill

Author: Terry O'Neill Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2020

Terry O'Neill was given his first chance to photograph Sean Connery as James Bond in the film Goldfinger. From that moment, O'Neill's association with Bond was made: an enduring legacy that has carried through to the era of Daniel Craig. It was O'Neill who captured gritty and roguish pictures of Connery on set, and it was O'Neill who framed the super-suave Roger Moore in Live and Let Die. His images of Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore are also important, celebrating the vital role of women in the James Bond world. But it is Terry O'Neill's casual, on-set photographs of a mischievous Connery walking around the casinos of Las Vegas or Roger Moore dancing on a bed with co-star Madeline Smith that show the other side of the world's most recognisable spy. Terry O'Neill opens his archive to give readers - and viewers - the chance to enter the dazzling world of James Bond. Lavish colour and black and white images are complemented by insights from O'Neill, alongside a series of original essays on the world of James Bond by BAFTA-longlisted film writer, James Clarke; and newly-conducted interviews with a number of actors featured in O'Neill's photographs.

National Trust on Screen Discover the Locations That Made Film and TV Magic

National Trust on Screen Discover the Locations That Made Film and TV Magic

Author: Harvey Edgington, Lauren Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

From Mr Darcy wading through the lake at Lyme to Harry Potter exploring the cloisters at Lacock Abbey, National Trust on Screen goes behind the scenes of some of the most iconic film and TV moments. Ranging from lavish costume dramas such as Poldark and Wolf Hall to epic fantasies including Game of Thrones and The Dark Knight Rises, the historic houses and stunning landscapes of the National Trust have provided backdrops to some unforgettable on-screen moments. This fact-filled guidebook is organised geographically enabling the planning of single visits or entire adventure trips. Films and TV series include Poldark, Sense and Sensibility, Wolf Hall, The Other Boleyn Girl, the Harry Potter films, The Duchess, The Crown, Snow White and the Huntsman, Never Let Me Go, Remains of the Day, Miss Potter, The History Boys, Game of Thrones and many many more.

Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps A Life of John Buchan

Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps A Life of John Buchan

Author: Ursula Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

John Buchan's name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps. In the past one hundred years the classic thriller has never been out of print and has inspired numerous adaptations for film, television, radio and stage, beginning with the celebrated version by Alfred Hitchcock. Yet there was vastly more to 'JB'. He wrote more than a hundred books - fiction and non-fiction - and a thousand articles for newspapers and magazines. He was a scholar, antiquarian, barrister, colonial administrator, journal editor, literary critic, publisher, war correspondent, director of wartime propaganda, member of parliament and imperial proconsul - given a state funeral when he died, a deeply admired and loved Governor-General of Canada. His teenage years in Glasgow's Gorbals, where his father was the Free Church minister, contributed to his ease with shepherds and ambassadors, fur-trappers and prime ministers. His improbable marriage to a member of the aristocratic Grosvenor family means that this account of his life contains, at its heart, an enduring love story. Ursula Buchan, his granddaughter, has drawn on recently discovered family documents to write this comprehensive and illuminating biography. With perception, style, wit and a penetratingly clear eye, she brings vividly to life this remarkable man and his times.

Women's Cinema in Contemporary Portugal

Women's Cinema in Contemporary Portugal

Author: Mariana (University of Lisbon, Portugal) Liz Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Women's Cinema in Contemporary Portugal brings together scholars from Portugal, UK and the USA, to discuss 14 women film directors in Portugal, focussing on their production in both feature film and documentary genres over the last half-century. It charts the specific cinematic visions that these women have brought to the re-emergence of Portuguese national cinema in the wake of the 1974 Revolution and African decolonisation, and to the growing internationalisation of Portugal's arguably 'minor' or 'small nation' cinema, with significant young women directors such as Leonor Teles achieving prominence abroad. The history of Portuguese women's cinema only begins systematically after the 1974 revolution and democratisation. This collection shows how female auteurs made a specific mark on Portugal's post-revolutionary conceptualisation of a differently 'national' cinema, through the ethnographic output of the late 1970s. It goes on to explore women's decisively gendered interventions in the cinematic memory practices that opened up around the masculine domain of the Colonial Wars in Africa. Feminist political issues such as Portugal's 30-year abortion campaign and LGBT status have become more visible since the 1990s, alongside preoccupations with global concerns relating to immigration, transit and minority status communities. The book also demonstrates how women have made specific contributions to the evolution of soundscapes, the genre of essay cinema, film's relationship to the archive, and the adaptation of the written word. The result is a powerful, provocative and definitive challenge to the marginalisation of Portuguese female-directed film in terms of 'double minority'.

A Cuban Cinema Companion

A Cuban Cinema Companion

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguia Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2020

With the recent shift in Cuba-US relations stemming from the relaxing of travel restrictions and an influx of American visitors, interest in Cuba and its culture has increased substantially. A new emphasis has been placed on the island country's many cultural and artistic achievements, specifically in film. Cuban cinema is recognized around the world as having produced some of the most celebrated works originating from Latin America-such as Fresa y Chocolate and La Muerte de un Burocrata-as well as many prominent artists-including directors Tomas Gutierrez Alea and Humberto Solas. In A Cuban Cinema Companion, editors Salvador Jimenez Murguia, Sean O'Reilly, and Amanda McMenamin have assembled a collection of essays about more than 100 films across six decades, including feature films, documentaries, and animation. These entries also provide information on directors, actresses, and actors of Cuban cinema. Entries range from films like Retrato de Teresa to Buena Vista Social Club and include descriptions of each film's plot, themes, and critical commentary, as well as comprehensive production details and brief suggestions for further reading. Beginning with the victory of the Cuban revolution-from the first ten years of what is often referred to as Cuba's Golden Age of film to the present-this volume offers readers valuable insights into Cuban history, politics, and culture. An indispensable guide to one of the great world cinemas, A Cuban Cinema Companion will be of interest to students, academics, and the general public alike.

The 9.5mm Vintage Film Encyclopaedia

The 9.5mm Vintage Film Encyclopaedia

Author: Patrick Moules Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

Written in both English and French, The 9.5mm Vintage Film Encyclopaedia provides a single-volume, comprehensive catalogue of all known 9.5mm film releases, including: Films: Comprising 12,460 individual entries, this A-Z reference index provides the main listing for each film and its origin where known, along with additional information including cast and crew, and cross references to other relevant material. People: This index of all known actors and film crew, comprising over 12,000 names, provides a listing which is cross referenced to the main entry for each original film they worked on. Numbers: Pathe-Baby/Pathescope and other distributors' catalogue numbers, film length, release dates (where known) and the series in which the films were organised, are set out in detail. With a foreword from eminent film historian and filmmaker, Keith Brownlow, this extensively researched text explains the importance of the 9.5mm film, from its beginnings in the early 1920s to becoming synonymous with Home Cinema throughout Europe. Readers will also find a brief technical explanation on how 9.5mm films were produced, along with relevant images.

Suburban Grindhouse From Staten Island to Times Square and all the Sleaze Between

Suburban Grindhouse From Staten Island to Times Square and all the Sleaze Between

Author: Nick Cato Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2020

Harry Potter: The Film Vault - Volume 6: Hogwarts Castle

Harry Potter: The Film Vault - Volume 6: Hogwarts Castle

Author: Jody Revenson Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2020

The Harry Potter Film Vault series condenses the rich concept art of the Harry Potter film series into twelve collectible volumes. Harry Potter: The Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Each intricately designed book features gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive paired with striking insights about bringing JK Rowling's Wizarding World to the big screen. In addition, a collectible poster accompanies each volume.

Becoming Carole Lombard Stardom, Comedy, and Legacy

Becoming Carole Lombard Stardom, Comedy, and Legacy

Author: Olympia (Florida Atlantic University, USA) Kiriakou Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Becoming Carole Lombard: Stardom, Comedy and Legacy is a historical critique of the development and reception of Carole Lombard's stardom from the classical Hollywood period to present day. Based on original archival research, Olympia Kiriakou combines theoretically informed textual analyses of Lombard's performances and star image across different media (biographies, publicity materials, photography and film) with a critical engagement of the cultural, economic, social and industrial conditions that shaped her stardom. Sitting at the intersection of feminist film theory, star studies and comedy theory, this work presents Lombard as a case study to challenge the screwball canon and existent academic discourse about female physical comedy and the alleged delicate female body. In doing so, it formulates a new historical approach to understanding gender, femininity, and identity in Hollywood comedies of the 1930s. Moreover, this is the first research of its kind to offer a comprehensive understanding of Lombard's stardom beyond her associations with the screwball comedy genre.

Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image

Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image

Author: Joseph (Bard College, USA) Luzzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

In this comprehensive guide, some of the world's leading scholars consider the issues, films, and filmmakers that have given Italian cinema its enduring appeal. Readers will explore the work of such directors as Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Roberto Rossellini as well as a host of subjects including the Italian silent screen, the political influence of Fascism on the movies, lesser known genres such as the giallo (horror film) and Spaghetti Western, and the role of women in the Italian film industry. Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image explores recent developments in cinema studies such as digital performance, the role of media and the Internet, neuroscience in film criticism, and the increased role that immigrants are playing in the nation's cinema.