Film and Television Books
There are 55 books in this catalogue.
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.
Levinson on Levinson
Thompson, David (Editor)
Book Number: 40105
Faber & Faber 1992 8vo softcover 170pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Book Number: 49689
Mcfarland Classics, USA 1994 8vo. softcover. 257pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine
Enough Rope With Andrew Denton
Denton, Andrew - Foreword by Michael Parkinson
Book Number: 53259
ABC Books 2005 8vo softcover 273pp very good. Contents include Richard E. Grant, Rne Rivkin, Cate Blanchett, Bono, Kiruna Stamell, Bernie and Karen Bantion, Steve Irwin, Tania Major, Peter Singer, Dave Grohl, Three Homeless People - Damo, Elena and Peachy, Alan Bond, Bill Clinton, Jane and Glenn McGrath, Lincoln Hall, Mark Latham, Lee Stringer, Gill Hicks and Joe Kerr, Elton John, Mark Chopper Read, Martg Krelle, Phil and Julie Jamieson, Rolf Harris, Allan Stephan and Jill Hellyer, Mel Brooks, John Coleman and Roger McDuff, Jane Goodall, Three Cabbies - Bruce Tootell, Chris Seroukas and Gerard Donaghy, Pat Rafter, Matt Lucas and David Walliams, Tim Winton, Living Library - Catharina Noren, Sara Lund and Camilla Gisslow, Michael Parkinson.
Hollywood's Stephen King
Book Number: 54796
Palgrave, New York 2003 8vo. softcover. 233pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+, crease on top corner of fep.
Book Number: 2349
Indiana University Press, 1969 PB, good cond pp.167, index, photos.
Some Joe You Don't Know
Book Number: 25079
USA. Greenwood Press, 1996 8vo hardcover laminated boards, 271pp b/w illus. index. near fine. From Booknews: Provides biographical essays, complete with bibliographies, on 100 of the best known actors and actresses from Richard Greene (Robin Hood) and William Russel (Sir Lancelot) in the 1950s through stars of Masterpiece Theatre including Robin Ellis and Jean Marsh, to the new generation of British comedy performers such as Alexei Sayle and Jennifer Saunders. Includes samples of contemporary critical commentary and interviews.
I Am Spock
Book Number: 29222
Century December 1995 8vo hardcover 342pp index, b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w. Nimoy tells his own story. As the coldly logical Mister Spock in "Star Trek" - first a TV series, later a series of feature films - he created a character who is one of the 20th century's most recognizable cultural icons. He is now also a respected film director in his own right.
100 Best Films of the Century
Book Number: 35572
Chapmans Publishers 1992 8vo hardcover 276pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Skywalking: The Life And Films Of George Lucas, Updated Edition
Book Number: 44573
Da Capo Press May 30, 1999 8vo softcover 368pp very good. Filled with revelations about the origins and making of American Graffiti, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi, this only full-length biography of filmmaker and cinematic visionary George Lucas has been updated with a substantial new chapter that discusses the revamped Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition, the Star Wars prequels, the filming of the first installment, and the controversial ways in which Lucas's approach and success continue to alter the landscape of the film industry.
John Gielgud: An Actor's Life
Book Number: 45557
Sutton Publishing April 25, 2001 8vo Hardcover in d/w. 208pp very good. This celebration of John Gielgud tells the extraodinary story of a unique actor, film star and director who, at 78, won Oscar for his role in Arthur.
Josh Hartnett Definitely Wants to Do This...True Stories from a Life in the Screen Trade
Book Number: 46585
Fourth Estate January 2007 8vo Hardcover in d/w 322pp Near fine. A wickedly funny account of celebrity, Hollywood, and everything in between. What's it like to be a veteran director up against the machinations of modern-day Hollywood, with its self-absorbed stars, studio executives who think 'Singapore' is a made-up country, destitute producers posing as lords of finance - the mad, the bad and the downright notorious. Award-winning film-maker Bruce Beresford takes us through the highs and lows of the screen trade - from high-powered dinner tables to obscure backlots, from the centres of power to far-flung locations -- with a cast of characters that includes Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Jeffrey Archer, Steven Seagal, and many others. Delightfully literate and sharply observant, this is a highly entertaining insider's account of a rarely glimpsed world. Bruce Beresford has made some of Australia's best known and most interesting films, including Breaker Morant, Puberty Blues and The Adventures of Barry Mackenzie, and has had international success with Black Robe, Double Jeopardy and Driving Miss Daisy, which won an Academy Award. He lives in Sydney. This is his first book.
Between the Devil and the Deep: A Memoir of Acting and Reacting
Book Number: 46831
Zebra Press January 2005 8vo softcover 259pp near fine. In this witty memoir, Pieter takes us on a journey through his life in the theatre. We follow him from his early years as a stage manager and actor at The Space Theatre, his brushes with censorship, the political satire that made him famous. Yus explains his alter ego Evita Bezuidenhout. Illustrated with scenes from his plays and revues.
My Life and My Films
Book Number: 48919
Collins 1974 8vo hardcover 287pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. The autobiography of the director many consider the greatest in the history of cinema.
Book Number: 56461
O'Mara Books 2008 8vo. softcover. 256pp. index, colour illus. Very good+.
One Flew Into The Cuckoos Egg
Book Number: 48034
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2008. 8vo. softcover. 308pp. colour illus. Very good.
Entirely Up To You, Darling
Attenborough, Richard & Hawkins, Diana
Book Number: 61846
Hutchinson, London, 2008. 8vo. softcover.318pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Very good+.
The Undeclared War
Book Number: 52942
Harper Collins 1997 8vo hardcover 414pp index, b/w illus. very good, large owner's inscription on fep. / very good d/w with curled top edge.