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Mummy's Boy

Paperback, 03/03/2011, £13.99
An incredibly moving story of fatherhood and family - good and bad - from the star of Eastenders and Gavin and Stacey

JFK, Nixon, Oliver Stone & Me - An Idealist's Journey from Capitol Hil

Hardback, 29/08/2002, £17.99
This is the memoir of a former Congressional staffer who left DC for Hollywood and a job with Oliver Stone, hoping to help make politically engaged films and a difference, and found himself instead in a universe ruled by greed, paranoia, narcissism, competition, alcohol and drugs.

Tarantino: A Retrospective

Hardback, 01/09/2017, £24.95
A profusely illustrated celebration of an uncompromising, passionate director's enthralling career at the heart of cult filmmaking.

Laurel and Hardy Encyclopedia

Paperback, 10/07/2008, £12.99

Hitchcock & the Making of Marnie

Hardback, 02/01/2003, £7.99
Hitchcock's 1964 psychological thriller "Marnie" generated wider critical controversy than any other film of his career. This study details the film from conception to postproduction and marketing, showing the film-making process in action, with production details and participants' oral history.

Films of Peter Weir

Paperback, 19/10/2006, £12.99
Peter Weir is, without doubt, one of the most important Australian film directors of all time. This book takes an in-depth look at the career of a filmmaker who has, over the course of 30 years, put together a substantial and much-loved body of work. It illustrates how Peter Weir brings a consistent vision to his films.

Short-Fiction Scenario

Paperback, 17/11/2017, £16.99

On the Detective Story

Paperback, 17/11/2017, £16.99

On Disney

Paperback, 17/11/2017, £16.99

At Your Own Risk: A Saint's Testament

Paperback, 21/01/1993, £9.99
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MATTHEW TODD In At Your Own Risk, Derek Jarman weaves poetry, prose, photographs and newspaper extracts into a rich tapestry of gay experience in the UK. This is Jarman at his passionate, polemic best, written when he was already ill with HIV and in the midst of the moral panic surrounding the AIDS crisis.

Fellini on Fellini

Paperback, 01/03/1996, £15.99
"One of the greatest Italian filmmakers, Federico Fellini (1920-1993) created such masterpieces as La Strada, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Juliet of the Spirits, Satyricon, and Amarcord. His prodigious body o"

Antonioni, or, The Surface of the World

Paperback, 01/07/1992, £27.00
Michelangelo Antonioni is one of the great visual artists of the cinema. This book shows how difficult it was for the filmmaker to liberate his art from the conventional means of rendering narrative, especially dialogue, conventional sound effects, and commentative music.

Andrei Tarkovsky: Elements of Cinema

Paperback, 01/09/2007, £19.95
The films of Andrei Tarkovsky have been revered as ranking on a par with the masterpieces of Russia's novelists and composers. This book offers a comprehensive account of Tarkovsky's entire film output. It examines Tarkovsky's films elementally, grouping them into four sections: Water, Fire, Earth, and Air.

Magic Lantern

Paperback, £18.00

Coen Brothers: Interviews

Paperback, 30/08/2006, £30.95
Working entirely outside the studio system, the Coen brothers scored an unlikely first success in 1984 with their postmodern noir film Blood Simple. Two decades and nearly a dozen movies later, the Coens are now among the best-known writer/directors in Hollywood. This collection of their most important interviews spans twenty years and is the most comprehensive published on the brothers.

Room to Dream

Paperback, 06/06/2019, £12.99
The extraordinary (and typically unconventional) memoir from visionary filmmaker David Lynch, co-creator of Twin Peaks

Second Sight: The Selected Film Writing of Adam Mars-Jones

Hardback, 16/09/2019, £14.99
Adam Mars-Jones guides us through his entire career as viewer and film critic.


Hardback, 20/02/2020, £20.00
The concluding thoughts of one of Britain's greatest film-makers (Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, Hope and Glory, The General ...)

My Autobiography

Paperback, 24/04/2003, £10.99
Born into a theatrical family, Chaplin's father died of drink while his mother, unable to bear the poverty, suffered from bouts of insanity, Chaplin embarked on a film-making career which won him immeasurable success, as well as intense controversy. This autobiography constructs the poor London childhood and his prodigious life in the movies.

Female Gaze: Essential Movies Made by Women

Hardback, 29/11/2018, £26.99

In The Scene: Ang Lee

Paperback, 01/09/2018, £12.99
Ang Lee came to the fore in the 1990s as one of the 'second wave' of Taiwanese directors. After studying at New York University, Lee returned to Taiwan where he directed Pushing Hands, The Wedding Banquet, Eat Drink Man Woman. Austen's Sense And Sensibility was a tremendous critical and commercial success. But it was his triumphant return to...

Tarantino: A Retrospective

Paperback, 24/10/2019, £25.00

David Lynch: Someone is in My House

Paperback, 04/02/2021, £35.00
New in paperback, this revelatory book features rarely seen multimedia works by the revered cult filmmaker David Lynch showing how he applies his powerful imagination and visual language across genres.

Archaic Modernism: Queer Poetics in the Cinema of Pier Paolo Pasolini

Paperback, 30/11/2020, £37.95
Offers the first book-length, English-language examination of three adaptations of Greek tragedy produced by the gay and Marxist Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini. Archaic Modernism makes the case that these three films are as essential as those Pasolini films more often studied in the Anglophone world.

Wim Wenders: Making Films that Matter

Paperback, 29/07/2021, £29.99

After Kubrick: A Filmmaker's Legacy

Paperback, 26/08/2021, £29.99

Honestly: My Story

Hardback, 13/10/2022, £20.00
An upcoming non-fiction title from Ebury Spotlight, cover to be revealed.

Story of Looking

Paperback, 02/09/2021, £20.00
An investigation into the elements of looking, combining art and science and painting a portrait of our culture, by the critically-acclaimed writer and filmmaker


Hardback, 09/11/2021, £20.00

Putting the Rabbit in the Hat: the fascinating memoir by acting legend and Succession star

Hardback, 28/10/2021, £20.00
Long-awaited memoir by the legendary star of Succession, Brian Cox.

Dancing Ledge: Journals vol. 1

Paperback, 27/01/2022, £9.99
In non-linear snippets and including photographs of Jarman's artwork, he describes his sexual awakening in post-war England, his early struggles to create and find recognition for his art, and vivid accounts of his friends, lovers, and inspirations.

Greenlights: Your Journal, Your Journey

Hardback, 25/01/2022, £14.99
The Academy Award (R)-winning actor, father of three, and bestselling author of Greenlights distils more than three decades of journaling experience to help you reflect, seek clarity, and forge your own path with this life-changing practice.


Paperback, 06/01/2022, £10.99
Chosen as one of Sight & Sound's 'Best Film Books of the Year' John Boorman is one of the cinema's authentic visionaries, drawn to myths and dreams. In Conclusions Boorman summarises what he has learned about the craft of film-making, and wishes to pass on to the next generation of film-makers.

The Art of Film: Working on James Bond, Aliens, Batman and More

Hardback, 24/03/2022, £25.00
In The Art of Film, legendary Art Director Terry Ackland-Snow lifts the lid on his extraordinary career in cinema

Pharmacopoeia: A Dungeness Notebook

Paperback, 03/03/2022, £12.99
Conceived of as a 'pharmacopoeia' - an ever-evolving circle of stones, plants and flotsam sculptures all built and grown in spite of the bracing winds and arid shingle - it remains today a site of fascination and wonder. Pharmacopoeia brings together the best of Derek Jarman's writing on nature, gardening and Prospect Cottage.

Old Rage

Hardback, 09/06/2022, £18.99

The Cinematic Connery: The Films of Sir Sean Connery

Hardback, 13/10/2022, £17.99
In The Cinematic Connery A. J. Black delves into Sean Connery's life for more than mere biography, exploring not just the enormously varied pictures he made but also the sweep of a career that crossed movie eras as well as decades.

Making a Scene

Hardback, 04/10/2022, £16.99
From influential and iconic star Constance Wu, a powerful and poignant memoir-in-essays full of funny and intimate observations that will resonate with readers everywhere.

The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense

Paperback, 22/07/2022, £13.99
A fresh, innovative interpretation of the life, work and lasting influence of the twentieth century's most iconic filmmaker.

Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall

Paperback, 03/05/2011, £32.95
At least three of director Jacques Tourneur's films - Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie and The Leopard Man - are recognized as horror classics. This insightful critical study examines each of Tourneur's films, as well as his extensive work on MGM shorts (1936-1942) and in television. What emerges is evidence of a highly coherent directorial style that runs throughout Tourneur's works.
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