Film and Television Books
There are 52 books in this catalogue.
Book Number: 65853
Penguin Australia, 1994. 8vo. softcover. 178pp. b/w illus. Very good, page edges lightly toned.
The Devil's Playground
Book Number: 65847
Currency Press, Strawberry Hills NSW, 2002. 8vo. softcover. 81pp. b/w illus. Very good. An intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is also the story of the Brothers and how they cope with the demands of thier faith. A 1976 semi-autobiographical film by Australian director Fred Schepisi. Christos Tsiolkas invites you into his twenty year journey of viewing, re-viewing and re-imagining the film.
Practical DV Filmmaking
Book Number: 58585
Focal Press, UK 2007 Large 8vo. softcover. 408pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
Sound for Film and Television
Book Number: 58625
Focal Press, UK 2010 4to. softcover. 248pp. b/w illus. Very good+. Includes DVD.
Australian Film Posters: 1906-1960
Book Number: 63931
Currency Press, Woollahra 1978. Large 4to. softcoer. 56pp. colour illus. Very good, small crease to front cover corner. Contains full page posters for 24 films with descriptions on opposing pages.
Filming the Impossible
Book Number: 23842
London: Jonathan Cape, 1982 8vo. hardcover. 256pp. colour photos. very good+. / very good d/w.
No picnic : an autobiography
Book Number: 56218
1995 Sydney Macmillan 8vo. hardcover. 321pp. b/w plates. very good, / very good d/w.
"Cinema Paradiso" film script
Book Number: 42867
Faber and Faber June 21, 1995 8vo softcover 95pp very good. Screenplay. English. Cinema Pardiso is one of the most honoured films in recent times. Winner of an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, A Golden Globe as well as a host of major European awards. It was voted Best Film of the Decade by the Guardian. The film tells the story of a young boy who is taken in hand by his surrogate father, the projectionist of the local cinema, and initiated into the magic relm of movies. The film is a hymn to movie romance, all the more so since in the real world love is fleeting, full of pain and regret. It is a bittersweet lament for the love that eludes us in real life, but is there to confort us in the dark embrace of the cinema.
Starsky and Hutch Annual 1978
Book Number: 39011
BBC TV 4to. Pictorial laminated boards. 61pp. Illustrated end pages. Illustrated throughout in colour with photo's and drawings. Crossword has not been filled in.
Hollywood Tricks of the Trade
Book Number: 32126
Admiral Bks. 1986 4to hardcover 168pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Book Number: 36907
ABC Books 2003 4to hardcover 160pp index, colour illus. very good+ / very good with small tear bottom of spine d/w.
The Bill. The Inside Story
Book Number: 36913
HarperCollins Entertainment 1999 4to softcover 128pp colour illus. very good. Since its creation in 1983, "The Bill" has consistently pulled in some of TV's biggest audiences - around eight million viewers per episode. It is the most successful police drama series on British TV ever. "The Bill: The Inside Story" is an illustrated colour companion. "The Bill" has provided some of the most hard-hitting drama on television over the last 16 years, holding the attention of the nation episode after episode.
The Bill - The First 10 Years - Signed x2
Book Number: 50858
ABC Books 1994 4to. Softcover. 128pp. Signed on half-title with dedication by Colin Tarrant (Insp. Monroe) and Simon Rowse (DCI Jack Meadows). Illustrated with colour and b&w photo's. Contents includes Ten Tough Years, Sun Up on Sun Hillo, The Making of an Episode, Identity Parade, All Right on the Night, Teach Yourself Billspeak, Closed Files, Past Stars, Case Book - episode guide.
The Technique of Film Animation.
Halas, John & Manville, Roger
Book Number: 21635
New York and London: Focal. 1971 8vo. hardcover. 360pp. index. b/w illus. very good. / very good d/w.
Ifp/West Independent Filmmaker's Manual
Laloggia, Nicole Shay;Wurmfeld, Eden H.
Book Number: 61306
Focal Press, 199. 4to. softcover. 289pp. index. Good, corners bumped. Missing CD.
Continued Next Week: A History of the Moving Picture Serial
Lahue, Kalton C.
Book Number: 25284
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964 second printing Hard Cover. Excellent copy in lightly rubbed price clipped d/w. 293 pp., B&w photograph Illustrations, Appendix: Serials from 1912 to 1930, Index of names, Index of Titles, General Index. Includes Pearl White, Arline Pretty, William Desmond, Eileen Sedgwick, Neva Gerber, Jack Perrin, Ruth Royce, Jack Mower, Eddie Polo, Marie Walcamp.
Jump Cut: Hollywood, Politics and Counter Cinema
Steven, Peter (editor)
Book Number: 40103
Between the Lines 1985 8vo softcover 400pp index, b/w illus. very good. In the world of film, Hollywood has always been the center of power; it has supplied the dominant voice. Hollywood stars and movies with their sophisticated blend of entertainment, art, and ideology have captivated audiences everywhere. But there is another world of film, perhaps lesser known: the counter-cinema. This kind of film provides a dynamic, growing opposition -- a subservice counterpoint -- to Hollywood. It includes the work of radical Third World filmmakers, the women's movement, gays and lesbians, and the independent left. It is a practice that identifies with political movements in society and has developed a conscious critique of the dominant cinema. The essays in this collection bring together an integrated analysis of Hollywood and the counter-cinema, and call for a political criticism of the cinema.