Take a journey through the makers and shapers of celluloid history. From horror to romance, noir to slapstick, adventure to tragedy, Western to new wave, this selection gathers the greats of 20th-century cinema into one indispensable guide to movie gold.The collection is arranged chronologically and..
The must-have book for any fan of The HobbitA is for auditions. Find out which pop star auditioned to play an elf and who impressed Peter Jackson the most. B is for Bilbo. Martin Freeman had reservations about playing Bilbo at first--discover why and find out who he loved working with, and who he di..
Film production is a highly creative and collaborative industry, full of multi-skilled artists and craftsmen. The fast-moving pace of technology makes it hard to keep abreast of current practices in production design. However, the ethos and skills behind filmmaking remain the same. In The Art of Ill..
With its release this year, Tangled will be the 50th animated feature produced by Walt Disney Animated Classics. This gorgeous 3-D film offers a lighthearted twist on Rapunzel, the beloved fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm, complete with a daring heroine and, of course, seventy feet of golden hair...
After "Toy Story", "Ratatouille", "W.A.L.L.E", and other blockbusters, where else could Pixar Animation Studios go but UP? Their latest film is a heartwarming and hilarious coming-of-age story about a 78-year-old widower. It features Carl Fredrickson (voiced by Ed Asner)...
Pixar Animation Studios, the innovators behind "Toy Story", "The Incredibles", and "Ratatouille", has again reinvented the genre with "Wall.E". When a robot searching for a connection finds EVE, a sleek female probe-droid from outer space, he embarks on an adventure-filled journey across the galaxy...
Within a year of arriving in Hollywood in 1914, British-born Charlie Chaplin had become the slapstick king of America. By the end of his second year on the silver screen, Chaplin's fame had spread worldwide. He was the first international film star and rapidly one of the richest men in the world, wi..
The Classics is a panorama of films spanning most of the 20th Century. Showcasing the great stars and directors of each era, Retro Film features more than 400 films, and more than 400 images, in its pages. With essential information and important background facts, Retro Film has all the great films,..
First advertised as a "mind-stretching experience," Nicolas Roeg's 1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth stunned the cinema world. A tour-de-force of science fiction as art form, the movie brought not only hallucinatory visuals and a haunting exploration of contemporary alienation, but also glam-rock legen..
Design is at the essence of storytelling, but how does a production find its style and identity? This book explains how to approach design, whether for film, television, video promo or commercial making, and introduces the techniques needed to make ideas happen. Through theory and practical exercise..
Many of the greatest film makers have used the legendary city of Paris as a backdrop for their work. This guide takes us to some of the most famous and also some lesser-known sets in the city, neighbourhood by neighbourhood to facilitate visits. This illustrated guide completed by QR (quick respons..
Whether it's Double Indemnity, Kiss Me Deadly, or The Big Sleep, roam a screen world of dark and brooding elegance with this essential handbook to Film Noir. From private eyes and perfect crimes to corrupt cops and doomed affairs, editors Paul Duncan and Jurgen Muller examine noir's key themes and t..