Dial a Book Search Sydney Australia
 Book Search    Browse Books    Contact    About us    How to order    Shopping Cart    Book Requests    Secure Payments
Browse  Film and Television Books

There are 55 books in this catalogue.
Jump Cut: Hollywood, Politics and Counter Cinema
Steven, Peter (editor)
Book Number: 40103
ISBN: 0919946550
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.
Price: $10.00

Levinson on Levinson
Thompson, David (Editor)
Book Number: 40105
ISBN: 0571167314
Faber & Faber 1992 8vo softcover 170pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Price: $12.00

Serials-ly Speaking
Cline, William
Book Number: 49689
ISBN: 0786409185
Mcfarland Classics, USA 1994 8vo. softcover. 257pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine
Price: $15.00

Enough Rope With Andrew Denton
Denton, Andrew - Foreword by Michael Parkinson
Book Number: 53259
ISBN: 0733313612
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.
Price: $10.00

Fantastic TV 50 Years of Cult Fantasy and Science Fiction
Saville, Steven
Book Number: 54795
ISBN: 9780859654203
Plexus Publishing, London, 2008. 8vo. softcover. 272pp. b/w illus. Fine.
Price: $10.00

Hollywood's Stephen King
Magistrale, Tony
Book Number: 54796
ISBN: 0312293216
Palgrave, New York 2003 8vo. softcover. 233pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+, crease on top corner of fep.
Price: $10.00

Billy Wilder
Madsen, Axel:
Book Number: 2349
Indiana University Press, 1969 PB, good cond pp.167, index, photos.
Price: $15.00

Hercules The Legendry Journeys The Official Companion
Robert Weisbrot
Book Number: 24056
Doubleday, February 1998 first published Paperback in good condition, Illustrated throughout with b&w.
Price: $10.00

Some Joe You Don't Know
Slide, Anthony
Book Number: 25079
ISBN: 0313295506
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.
Price: $10.00

I Am Spock
Nimoy, Leonard
Book Number: 29222
ISBN: 0712676910
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.
Price: $12.00

100 Best Films of the Century
Norman, Barry
Book Number: 35572
ISBN: 185592577X
Chapmans Publishers 1992 8vo hardcover 276pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $15.00

Bloodbath : a memoir of Australian television
Edgar, Patricia
Book Number: 38478
ISBN: 9780522852813
Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Publishing 2006 8vo hardcover 466pp index, b/w illus. fine / fine d/w.
Price: $15.00

Skywalking: The Life And Films Of George Lucas, Updated Edition
Pollock, Dale
Book Number: 44573
ISBN: 0306809044
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.
Price: $15.00

John Gielgud: An Actor's Life
Brandreth, Gyles
Book Number: 45557
ISBN: 0750926902
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.
Price: $14.00

Josh Hartnett Definitely Wants to Do This...True Stories from a Life in the Screen Trade
Beresford, Bruce
Book Number: 46585
ISBN: 0732284392
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.
Price: $14.00

Between the Devil and the Deep: A Memoir of Acting and Reacting
Uys, Pieter-Dirk
Book Number: 46831
ISBN: 1770071008
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.
Price: $12.00

My Life and My Films
Renoir, Jean
Book Number: 48919
ISBN: 0002167050
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.
Price: $12.00

Year Of The Queen, The Making Of The Hit Show Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, The Musical
Stanford, Jeremy
Book Number: 52121
ISBN: 9781740184205
Wild & Woolley, Sydney, 2007 8vo. softcover. 191pp. Near Fine.
Price: $15.00

Anything Goes
Barrowman, John
Book Number: 56461
ISBN: 9781843173335
O'Mara Books 2008 8vo. softcover. 256pp. index, colour illus. Very good+.
Price: $8.00

One Flew Into The Cuckoos Egg
Oddie, Bill
Book Number: 48034
ISBN: 9780340951934
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2008. 8vo. softcover. 308pp. colour illus. Very good.
Price: $12.00

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Schneider, Steven Jay (editor)
Book Number: 62115
ISBN: 0733316441
ABC Books 2005 8vo. softcover. 960pp. index, illus. Near Fine
Price: $18.00

Godfrey's Ghost: From Father to Son
Ridley, Nicolas
Book Number: 61900
ISBN: 9781906132989
Mogzilla Life, 2009. 8vo. softcover. 258pp. b/w illus. Very good.
Price: $12.00

That's Another Story: The Autobiography
Walters, Julie
Book Number: 61901
ISBN: 9780297855132
Weidenfeld & Nicholson 2008 8vo. softcover. 287pp. index, colour illus. Very good.
Price: $12.00

Entirely Up To You, Darling
Attenborough, Richard & Hawkins, Diana
Book Number: 61846
ISBN: 9780091920999
Hutchinson, London, 2008. 8vo. softcover.318pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Very good+.
Price: $15.00

The Undeclared War
Puttnam, David
Book Number: 52942
ISBN: 0002556758
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.
Price: $12.00