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Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker
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Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker

By Hanke, Ken

L.A., California: Renaissance Books, 1999 FINE/NEAR-FINE First Edition (stated), 1st Printing. Like new book, no wear, no markings. Unclipped DJ is almost perfect, no chipping, no tears. 6.25" x 9.25", 249 pages, filmography, bibliography, index, b&w photos. Based on personal interviews with Johnny Depp, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, and others, this unauthorized psychological biography brilliantly captures the life of filmmaking genius Tim Burton. . First Edition. Hard Cover.

$24.00

The Official Prisoner Companion: The Only Guide to the MOst Original and Innovative TV Series of All Time
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The Official Prisoner Companion: The Only Guide to the MOst Original and Innovative TV Series of All Time

By White, Matthew; Ali, Jaffer

Warner Books, 1988 VERY GOOD 5th Printing Trade Paperback. Very nice, small mark on top edge is visible at very top of first 54 pages. 6" x 9", 244 pages. Includes a guide to all 17 episodes, cast and crew credits, production details, anecdotes, trivia, debates about content and symbolism, short biography and interview with Patick McGoohan, excerpts of shooting scripts.. Soft Cover.

$9.95

Donald Brittain: Never the Ordinary Way

By Kolomeychuk, Terry; National Film Board of Canada

National Film Board of Canada: The Board of Evangelism and Social Service of the United Church of Canada, 1991. VERY GOOD First Edition, oblong trade paperback, 8.5" x 11", 107 pages. A look at the life works of Canadian documentary film maker Donald Brittain, who died in 1989. Includes the eulogy read at his funeral, essays by Ronald Bloomer and Rick Groen, filmography, film awards, honours and distinctions, bibliography, biography.. Large Softcover.

$9.95

Puppet Shows: Using Poems and Stories

By Ross, Laura

NY: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1973 VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD 3rd printing (1st Printing was 1970). Ex-library copy in nice shape, publisher's extra strong library binding, normal library markings, card pocket etc., all text clean and bright. Unclipped DJ in mylar. 7" x 9.5", 192 pages, drawings in text by Frank Ross, Jr. - The purpose of this book is to provide poems and stories that permit staging of puppet shows, with little or no planning preparation or rehearsal. Includes puppet plays based on medieval times, Bible stories, fables, ballads, folk tales, nursery rhymes, etc. Includes about 48 stories and poems, each with production notes.. Hard Cover.

$12.95

Stanley Kubrick Companion
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Stanley Kubrick Companion

By Howard, James

London, UK: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1999 FINE Trade Paperback. An exceptional unread and unmarked copy. Brand new condition but for one small bump/tiny tear at base of spine. 7" x 9.5", 190 pages, index. A remarkable resource for film students, this book provides a complete survey of Stanley Kubrick's cinematic career. It includes all the movies from Kubrick's earliest pre-professional efforts - to his box office successes, including The Killing, Paths of Glory, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut, and every other Kubrick film and project.. Soft Cover.

$18.00

The Soviet Circus, A Collection of Articles

By Lipovsky, Alexander

Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1967 VERY GOOD/no DJ First Edition, 1st Printing in English language. A beautiful copy in decorated yellow-orange cloth boards, pristine interiors but for former owner's markings on front endpaper only. Crisp & clean, square & solid. 7" x 8.75", 234 pages, many b&w photos. This collection of articles and essays on the Soviet Circus includes many stories and photos of legendary circus performers from the USSR: The Durovs, Karandash, Kio, Serge-Alexandrov, Ali-Bek Kantemirov, Walter Zapashny, four-legged performers including bears, Blue Dragon-Flies, The Volzhanskys, Lev Osinsky, Valentina Surkova, Lisin and Sinkovskaya, Chekhov, A. Kuprin, Sergei Eisenstein, and many more. . Hard Cover.

$34.95

Tallulah, Darling: A Biography of Tallulah Bankhead
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Tallulah, Darling: A Biography of Tallulah Bankhead

By Brian, Denis

NY: Macmillan Publishing, 1980 Very Good/Very Good First Edition, 1st Printing HCDJ. Crisp, clean, no markings but for short gift inscription on front endpaper. Unclipped DJ has light edge wear & creases. 5.75" x 8.5", 292 pages, index, b&w plates. Complete and intimate biography of actor Tallulah Bankhead, with many comments from her contemporaries and friends: Sir Laurence Olivier, Joan Crawford, Alfred Hitchcock, Burgess Meredith, Walter Slezak, Tennessee Williams, Tony Randall, etc. . Hard Cover.

$9.95

The Transparent I: Self/Subject in European Cinema

By Snyder, Stephen

NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 1994 FINE First Edition HC. Undamaged glossy boards, as-new binding. All pages as-new, except for infrequent highlighting of text. 6.25" x 9.25", 202 pages. Volume 2 in the series entitled 'Comparative Literary and Film Studies: Europe, Japan and the Third World.' This wonderfully deep book is a university level study that analyzes the representations of human subjectivity in a number of European films, from "Pandora's Box" to "The American Friend." The various analyses incorporate the issues prominent in current post-structuralist discourse, psychoanalysis, existentialism, and, to some degree, contemporary art and science. The study challenges the assumptions of "suture" theory, while discussing extra-textual relationships between films and culture.. Hard Cover.

$45.00

Saturday Night Live

By Beatts, Anne (editor); Head, John (editor)

NY: Morrow/Avon, 1977. VERY GOOD Softcover, 8.5" by 11", 124 pages. Clean, tight, no markings. Contains skits, photos & illustrations from the first few years of Saturday Night Live. This scrapbook is a well-chosen collection of 1970's scripts, photographs, drafts, and other memorabilia from the now-legendary first casts of the show. Very collectible.. Soft Cover.

$14.00

Front Page Challenge : History of a Television Legend
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Front Page Challenge : History of a Television Legend

By Barris, Alex

Toronto: Macmillan Canada, 1999. AS-NEW/AS-NEW First Edition, 1st Printing. Small ownership sticker on endpaper, otherwise flawless. Perfect boards & binding, pristine interiors, very fine unclipped DJ. 6.5" by 9.25", 231 pages, illustrated. A rare behind-the-scenes look at the history of this legendary program from original panel member and writer Alex Barris. One of Canada's most-loved and longest-running television shows, Front Page Challenge ran on CBC-TV for 38 years. The show's fans delighted in tuning in every week to watch Pierre Burton, Gordon Sinclair, Betty Kennedy, Jack Webster and Toby Robins guess the identity of the mystery guest.. Hard Cover.

$14.00

Tallulah, Darling: A Biography of Tallulah Bankhead
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Tallulah, Darling: A Biography of Tallulah Bankhead

By Brian, Denis

NY: Macmillan of Canada, 1980 NEAR-FINE/NEAR-FINE First Edition, 1st printing stated. A very desirable copy : clean, tight, unmarked but for small ink stamp on front endpaper. Unclipped DJ is nearly perfect. 292 pages including index. Intimate biography of an outrageous, outspoken, and indomitable woman. Actress Tallulah Bankhead baited the world with her brilliant, bawdy, and profane antics for more than half a century, cultivating scandals just for the fun of it. Bankhead tells stories about Sir Laurence Olivier, Joan Crawford, Alfred Hitchcock, Burgess Meredith, Walter Slezak, Otto Preminger, Noel Coward, John F. Kennedy, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams.. Hard Cover.

$14.00

The Hollywood Guide to Film Budgeting and Script Breakdown
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The Hollywood Guide to Film Budgeting and Script Breakdown

By Chamness, Damford

Stanley J. Brooks Co., 1977 FINE Revised Second Edition, Spiral Bound Softcover, 6.5" by 9", 224 pages. Clean, tight, previous owners markings on inside of front cover, otherwise as-new. - Comprehensive book for film students, and film & video production staff. Includes breaking down the script, script logging, master shooting schedules and production boards, budget format and estimating, location selection, sample shooting script, fully illustrated examples.. Soft Cover.

$11.95

Jack's Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac
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Jack's Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac

By Gifford, Barry; Lee, Lawrence

NY: St. Martin's Press, 1978 VG+/VG First Edition, 1st Printing. Clean, tight, unmarked, appears unread, front endpaper clipped, no corner bumps. Unclipped DJ has 3 short closed tears. 6.5" by 9.5", 339 pages, illustrated throughout, 'character key to the Duluoz Legend', bibliography, index. - Jack Kerouac's friends tell his legendary stories in their own words: Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, Neal Cassady, Carolyn Cassady, John Clellon Holmes, Gore Vidal, etc. It's a monumental biography that reads like a novel.. Hard Cover.

$15.95

Five for Five: The Films of Spike Lee
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Five for Five: The Films of Spike Lee

By McMillan, Terry

NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1991 VERY GOOD+ First Edition, Large Softcover with nearly perfect covers, interiors as-new & unmarked. 8.5" by 11", 216 pages. Essays by major writers, and dozens of b&w photos by a talented young photographer. A critique and celebration of Spike Lee's films from an African-American perspective. Foreward by Melvin Van Peebles, preface by David Lee, introduction by Spike Lee, essays by Terry McMilan, Toni Cade Bambara, Nelson George, Charles Johnson, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. Large Softcover.

$16.00

A Handbook of the Theatre
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A Handbook of the Theatre

By Crampton, Esme

London, UK: Heinemann, 1982 VERY GOOD+ Trade Paperback, Updated Second Edition, 1982 printing. 5.5" by 8.5", 264 pages. Clean, tight, unmarked, just a trace of wear to wraps, interiors as-new. For theatre groups, teachers, youth organizations and students - outlines the preparation and activities of the people involved in the production of amateur and professional plays for the stage. Highly practical, well-illustrated, with five specific and highly detailed chapters devoted to the work of the director, stage manager, designer, producer and actors.. Soft Cover.

$9.95