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Best American Screen-Plays: First Series
The Biz 2nd Edition
Gilliam on Gilliam
Good Will Hunting: A Screenplay
Grierson on Documentary
Prime Mover On Collecting Media Art
Producing, Financing & Distributing Film
Robert Lepage: Connecting Flights
Sync Sound with the New Media
the drawings of Norman McLaren
Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner
Paul Apak Angilirq
The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age
Steven Ascher, Edward Pincus
Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction
Patricia Aufderheide
American Cinema/American Culture
John Belton
Wild Strawberries: A Film.
Ingmar, Bergman
The Art of Watching Films
Joe Boggs, Dennis W. Petrie
Film Art: An Introduction
David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema.

Taking a skills-centered approach supported by a wide range of examples from various periods and countries, the authors strive to help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will deepen their understanding of any film, in any genre. Frame enlargements throughout the text enable students to view images taken directly from completed films, while an optional, text-specific tutorial CD-ROM helps clarify and reinforce specific concepts addressed in the text with the use of film clips. Building on these strengths, the ninth edition adds coverage of new technologies, updated examples, and references to the authors' acclaimed weblog to provide unparalleled currency and connect students with the world of cinema today.
Sound Design in the Theatre
John L. Bracewell
Motion Picture Production In British Columbia: 1898-1940
Colin Browne
Hollywood: The Pioneers
Kevin Brownlow, John Kobal
Monty Python's the Meaning of Life
Graham Chapman
Get Carter and Beyond: The Cinema of Mike Hodges
Steven Paul Davies
The Best Film You've Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love
Robert K. Elder In this book, 35 directors champion their favorite overlooked or critically savaged gems. Among these guilty pleasures, almost-masterpieces, and undeniable classics in need of revival are unsung noirs (Murder by Contract), famous flops (Can’t Stop the Music, Joe Versus the Volcano), art films (L’ange), theatrical adaptations (The Iceman Cometh), B-movies (Killer Klowns from Outer Space), and even a few Oscar-winners (Some Came Running).


In these conversations, the filmmakers defend their choices. These films, they argue, deserve a larger audience and for their place in movie history to be reconsidered. But the conversations’ tangents, diversions, and side trips provide as much insight into the directors’ own approach to moviemaking as into the film they’re discussing. The filmmakers are the perfect hosts, often setting the tone, managing expectations, and giving advice about how you should watch each movie. They’re often brutally honest about a film’s shortcomings or the reasons why it was lost in the first place.


The Best Film You’ve Never Seen is not only a guide to some badly overlooked movies but a bold attempt to rewrite film history.
The Independent Film Producers Survival Guide: A Business and Legal Sourcebook
Gunnar Erickson, Harris Tulchin, Mark Halloran In this comprehensive guidebook, three experienced entertainment lawyers tell you everything you need to know to produce and market an independent film from the development process to deal making, financing, setting up the production, hiring directors and actors, securing location rights, acquiring music, calculating profits, digital moving making, distribution, and marketing your movie.
The Truth About Lemurs
Dr. I.M.A. Fossa (not a fossa) * * * * *
The Perfect Monologue
Ginger Friedman
Film Preservation: Competing Definitions of Value, Use, and Practice
Karen F. Gracy
The Complete Film Production Handbook
Eve Light Honthaner
The Virgin's Promise: Writing Stories of Feminine Creative, Spiritual, and Sexual Awakening
Kim Hudson
Book of Movie Classics
Allan Hunter
Canadians All 3 Portraits of Our People
Charles Kahn an Maureen Kahn
Home movies: Tales from the Canadian film world
Martin Knelman
Liveliest Art
Arthur Knight
Behind the Seen: How Walter Murch Edited Cold Mountain Using Apple's Final Cut Pro and What This Means for Cinema
Charles Koppelman
The Film Producer: A Handbook for Producing
Paul N. Lazarus Do you have what it takes to be a producer? Do you know what it takes? In Hollywood in the nineties, the power is with the producer-either working within a studio system or as an independent.

Learn the basics of:
-Acquiring rights-how to negotiate an option
-Involving agents-how to get them to sit up and take notice of your project
-Dealing with studios-how to make an effective "pitch" to studio execs
-Financing-how to determine whether studio or independent is the way to go
-Putting the package together-how to get the right mix of writer, director, and stars
Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity
David Lynch In this "unexpected delight,"* filmmaker David Lynch describes his personal methods of capturing and working with ideas, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.

Now in a beautiful paperback edition, David Lynch's Catching the Big Fish provides a rare window into the internationally acclaimed filmmaker's methods as an artist, his personal working style, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.

Catching the Big Fish comes as a revelation to the legion of fans who have longed to better understand Lynch's personal vision. And it is equally compelling to those who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity.

Catching Ideas

Ideas are like fish.

If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper.

Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They're huge and abstract. And they're very beautiful.

I look for a certain kind of fish that is important to me, one that can translate to cinema. But there are all kinds of fish swimming down there. There are fish for business, fish for sports. There are fish for everything.

Everything, anything that is a thing, comes up from the deepest level. Modern physics calls that level the Unified Field. The more your consciousness-your awareness-is expanded, the deeper you go toward this source, and the bigger the fish you can catch.

-from Catching the Big Fish
Sewing Circle, The
1973-Eternal Network
Nicole Gingras, Cooper Battersby, Emily Vey Duke, Richard Fung, Aiyyana Maracle
Shooting to Kill
Brian Mcllroy
Censored Hollywood: Sex, Sin, & Violence on Screen
Frank Miller This provocative book chronicles the history of Hollywood's Production Code and the modern Rating System. Frank Miller shows how film censorship reflects the morals, sexuality, and politics of each decade, and explores why violence has replaced sex as the target of censorship.
The Eye is Quicker: Film Editing Making a Good Film Better
Richard D Pepperman The most comprehensive book on the principles, methods, and strategies vital to the creative art of film editing.
par Maurice Perisset
Mondo Canuck: A Canadian Pop Culture Odyssey
Geoff Pevere, Greig Dymond Nowhere in Mondo Canuck will you find what the authors of this indispensable guide to Canadian arcana dismiss as "that conventional Canadian middlebrow disinclination toward popular culture." Instead, Geoff Pevere and Greig Dymond contend that "Canada is every bit as distinct in its approach to schlock as it is to art, and that the former may indeed reveal vastly more of a distinctly national distinction than the latter." They handily make their case with this snide but affectionate series of tributes and potshots, leaving few aspects of Canadian pop culture unexplored. Topics range from the greatness of SCTV to the rise of Trivial Pursuit to the glorious careers of William Shatner, Stompin' Tom Connors, and many other noble Canadians. This may be the one book whose scope is wide enough to encompass both the Guess Who and the Galloping Gourmet.

Though the subjects are wildly diverse, Pevere and Dymond believe that the purest manifestations of Canuck junk-culture have much in common. For instance, they write that the "blithe indifference to trend and fashion" of fabled power-trio Rush makes it distinctly Canadian. Furthermore, the band's "refusal to pack up and go away even though it's constantly criticized for not being 'Canadian' enough" is evidence of "the same sheer Northern stubbornness" possessed by figures like filmmaker David Cronenberg and television innovator Moses Znaimer. Mondo Canuck also ridicules the most inane varieties of Canada's cultural output (e.g., the countless ice-skating spectaculars, the Rene Simard specials, the Celine Dion ballads). The authors describe the disastrous movies spawned by the tax-shelter film boom of the late '70s as what happens "when Canadians attempt to be just like the Americans, except without the history, money, population, promotional savvy or market base." Rigorously researched and frequently hilarious, Mondo Canuck illustrates that Canadians are no slouches when it comes to schlock. But at least it's our schlock. —Jason Anderson
The Filmakers Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide For the Digital Age
Steven Ascher and Edward Pincus
A History of the Cinema
Eric Rhode
Thinking In Pictures: The Making Of The Movie Matewan
John Sayles What choices—creative, practical, and technical—make a movie what it is? Here a gifted writer and filmmaker takes us behind the camera and provides a full description of the movie-making process.When John Sayles turned from writing fiction to making movies, he did so with little help from Hollywood: Return of the Secaucus Seven, Sayles's first movie as director and writer, was produced with $60,000 of his own money. Many films later, he still works outside the studio system and guides every phase of his productions.Now Sayles has written an illuminating book about the complex choices that lie at the heart of every movie. Using the making of his film Matewan as an example, he offers chapters on screenwriting, directing, editing, sound, and more. Photographs, sketches, and the complete shooting script illustrate this engaging account of how Sayles's curiosity about a coal miners' strike in the town of Matewan, West Virginia, became a screenplay—and then a movie.
Cinematic Storytelling
Jennifer Van Sijll
Male Impersonators: Men Performing Masculinity
Mark Simpson The book that changed the way we look at men.

Why is bodybuilding a form of transsexualism? What do football and anal sex have in common? Why is Top Gun such an flamingly 'gay' movie? Why is male vanity such a hot commodity? And why oh why do Marky Mark's pants keep falling down?

In this highly influential book Mark Simpson argues for the vital centrality of homoeroticism and narcissism in any understanding of the fraught phenomenon of modern masculinity.Male Impersonators is a penetrating, ticklish but always serious examination of what happens to men when they become 'objectified'.

From porn to shaving adverts, rock and roll to war movies, drag to lads' nights out, Male Impersonators reviews the greatest show on Earth - the performance of masculinity.
Brink of Reality: New Canadian Documentary Film and Video
Peter Steven
Canadians All 8 Portraits of Our People
Michael Barnes, Alison Buchanan, Michele Le Blanc, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Alastair Sweeny
Film History: An Introduction
Kristin Thompson, David Bordwell Written by two leading film scholars, Film History: An Introduction is a comprehensive survey of film-from the backlots of Hollywood, across the United States, and around the world. As in the authors' bestselling Film Art, concepts and events are illustrated with actual frame enlargements, giving students more realistic points of reference than competing books that use publicity stills.
Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film
Michael Weldon
Film & Video Budgets [Second 2nd Edition]
Michael; Simon, Deke Wiese
The Working Director: How to Arrive, Survive and Thrive in the Director's Chair
Charles Wilkinson
David Booth, Robert Barton, Douglas Young