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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, £25.00
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, £25.00
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, £22.95
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.

Coen Brothers: The iconic filmmakers and their work

Hardback, 25/10/2017, £25.00
Renowned film journalist Ian Nathan delves into the extraordinary lives of the Coen brothers to reveal how they survived flops and triumphs alike, never once compromising their vision, to become two of the world's most interesting, distinctive and creative filmmakers.

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, £16.99

In The Scene: Ang Lee

Paperback, 01/09/2018, £12.99

Tarantino: A Retrospective

Paperback, 24/10/2019, £24.95

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, £33.95
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, £28.99

After Kubrick: A Filmmaker's Legacy

Paperback, 26/08/2021, £28.99

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

Will She Do?: Act One of a Life on Stage

Hardback, 07/10/2021, £18.99
Funny, lively and a fascinating memoir; how Eileen Atkins came from Tottenham to be one of our great actresses - and a Dame.

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.

Jean-Jacques Beineix

Paperback, 13/12/2001, £14.99
This volume examines the films of Jean-Jacques Beineix. His work is placed within the context of the 1980's and each film is discussed in detail, including the controversies surrounding them, while attempting to analyze the films for their intrinsic interest.


Paperback, 01/02/2005, £17.99
Focuses on a century of film. This book argues that - after the century of Chaplin and Pol Pot, Monroe and Hitler, Stalin and Mae West, Mao and the Marx Brothers - film and history are inextricably intertwined. It presents the author's thoughts on film theory, cinematic technique, film histories, as well as the video revolution.

Bollywood Babylon: Interviews with Shyam Benegal

Paperback, 01/03/2006, £29.99
Shyam Benegal is one of India's major film directors. A career spanning more than forty years includes documentaries and television programs as well as over twenty feature films. This book features interviews, which cover Benegal's life and work and, in doing so, present a history of Indian cinema.

Hollywood Interviews:

Paperback, 01/08/2006, £18.99
Brings together five of the contemporary auteur directors - Francis Ford Coppola, Brian de Palma, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood and Tim Burton - and the directorial team of the Coen brothers. This work features interviews that catch each director at a crucial juncture in their development.

Complete Cinematic Works

Hardback, 12/01/2003, £22.00

Mike Hodges

Paperback, 10/10/2001, £3.99
Maverick British film director Mike Hodges has created such diverse works as "Get Carter", "A Prayer for the Dying", "Flash Gordon", and "Morons from Outer Space". This book profiles his work and his influence.
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