Cinemaps

Cinemaps
An Atlas of 35 Great Movies

by Andrew DeGraff,A.D. Jameson

  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release : 2017-10-24
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1594749906
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This beautifully illustrated atlas of beloved movies is an essential reference for cinephiles, fans of great films, and anyone who loves the art of mapmaking. Acclaimed artist Andrew DeGraff has created beautiful hand-painted maps of all your favorite films, from King Kong and North by Northwest to The Princess Bride, Fargo, Pulp Fiction, even The Breakfast Club—with the routes of major characters charted in meticulous cartographic detail. Follow Marty McFly through the Hill Valley of 1985, 1955, and 1985 once again as he races Back to the Future. Trail Jack Torrance as he navigates the corridors of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. And join Indiana Jones on a globe-spanning journey from Nepal to Cairo to London on his quest for the famed Lost Ark. Each map is presented in an 9-by-12-inch format, with key details enlarged for closer inspection, and is accompanied by illuminating essays from film critic A. D. Jameson, who speaks to the unique geographies of each film.

Plotted

Plotted
A Literary Atlas

by Andrew DeGraff,Daniel Harmon

  • Publisher : Millbrook Press
  • Release : 2019-08-01
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1541581946
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lost in a book? There's a map for that. This incredibly wide-ranging collection of maps—all inspired by literary classics—offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. Andrew DeGraff's stunningly detailed artwork takes readers deep into the landscapes from The Odyssey, Hamlet, Robinson Crusoe, Pride and Prejudice, Invisible Man, A Wrinkle in Time, Watership Down, Moby Dick, Around the World in Eighty Days, A Christmas Carol, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Waiting for Godot, and more. Sure to reignite a love for old favorites and spark fresh interest in more recent works as well, Plotted provides a unique new way of appreciating the lands of the human imagination. "A unique, display-ready volume of great allure and pleasure."—starred, Booklist "[A] rewarding excursion across the literary landscape that will be cherished by map enthusiasts as well as bibliophiles."—starred, Publishers Weekly

I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing

I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing
Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture

by A. D. Jameson

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2018-05-08
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0374717079
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Funny, incisive, and timely ... Jameson does for geeks what geek culture does for its superheroes: he takes them seriously, respects their power, and refuses to hide his deep affection." —Lawrence Kasdan, co-screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and Solo: A Star Wars Story In I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing, A. D. Jameson takes geeks and non-geeks alike on a surprising and insightful journey through the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero franchises that now dominate pop culture. Walking us through the rise of geekdom from its underground origins to the top of the box office and bestseller lists, Jameson takes in franchises like The Lord of the Rings, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter, Star Trek, and, in particular, Star Wars—as well as phenomena like fan fiction, cosplay, and YouTube parodies. Along the way, he blasts through the clichés surrounding geek culture: that its fans are mindless consumers who will embrace all things Spider-Man or Batman, regardless of quality; or that the popularity and financial success of Star Wars led to the death of ambitious filmmaking. A lifelong geek, Jameson shines a new light on beloved classics, explaining the enormous love (and hate) they are capable of inspiring in fan and non-fan alike, while exploding misconceptions as to how and why they were made. I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing tells the story of how the geeks have inherited the earth.

The Art of Mondo

The Art of Mondo
A Book

by Mondo

  • Publisher : Insight Editions
  • Release : 2017-09-12
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781608878062
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Experience the incredible pop culture art of Mondo, beloved by fans and iconic filmmakers alike. Based in Austin, Texas, Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to the love of film, art, music, and collectibles. Over the years, the company has received global recognition for its incredible art posters that bring to life classic films, TV shows, and comics in a refreshing and utterly striking new way, offering a unique perspective on everything from Star Wars to Robocop, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Game of Thrones, Godzilla, Kill Bill, and many, many more. For the first time, The Art of Mondo will bring together this much sought-after art in one deluxe volume that showcases the incredible ingenuity of the studio’s diverse stable of artists whose vastly different styles are united by one guiding principle: limitless passion for their subject matter. Adored by the creative talents to whom Mondo’s art pays tribute—including Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo del Toro, Zack Snyder, Quentin Tarantino, and Edgar Wright, to name but a few—this richly imaginative work is fueled by a love of pop culture that fans recognize and identify with, giving Mondo’s output a rare and valuable synergy with its audience. While these posters are normally produced in a limited quantity and sell out in minutes, The Art of Mondo will allow fans to explore the studio’s remarkable back catalog, including Olly Moss’s iconic Star Wars trilogy work, Laurent Durieux’s brilliantly subtle Jaws poster, and Tyler Stout’s evocative Guardians of the Galaxy art. Other key Mondo artists such as Jock, Martin Ansin, and Aaron Horkey will also feature. Definitive, visually stunning, and filled with art that celebrates some of the biggest and best-loved properties in pop culture, The Art of Mondo will be the ultimate book for cult art fans everywhere.

The Film That Changed My Life

The Film That Changed My Life
30 Directors on Their Epiphanies in the Dark

by Robert K. Elder

  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 2011-01-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1569768285
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Spanning several generations—from newcomers to Oscar Award-winning veterans—this volume features a discussion of the movies that shaped the careers of these filmmakers and, in turn, cinema history. Here directors, including Peter Bogdanovich, Kimberly Peirce, Arthur Hiller, and John Waters, explore the film they saw at an especially formative moment, how it influenced their own work—or, in some cases, led them to tell stories through movies themselves—and the effects it had on their thoughts about cinema. Revealing stories include how after watching Rebel Without a Cause, John Woo started combing his hair like James Dean and even began talking like him; Apocalypse Now inspired Danny Boyle to take risks and make larger-than-life films; and a line in The Wizard of Oz—"Who could ever have thought a good little girl like you could destroy all my beautiful wickedness?"—has become almost a personal mantra or prayer for John Waters.

Moments That Made the Movies

Moments That Made the Movies
A Book

by David Thomson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-09-29
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9780500291559
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This visual tour of the past 100 years of cinema presents key images from memorable and pioneering moments in film including stills from Citizen Kane, Sunset Boulevard, The Piano Teacher and Burn After Reading. 15,000 first printing.

William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future!

William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future!
A Book

by Ian Doescher

  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release : 2019-04-23
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1683690958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the iconic film by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, teenaged Marty McFly travels back in time from the 1980s to the 1950s, changing the path of his parents’ destiny . . . as well as his own. Now fans of the movie can journey back even further—to the 16th century, when the Bard of Avon unveils his latest masterpiece: William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future! Every scene and line of dialogue from the hit movie is re-created with authentic Shakespearean rhyme, meter, and stage directions. This reimagining also includes jokes and Easter eggs for movie fans, from Huey Lewis call-outs to the inner thoughts of Einstein (the dog). By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll be convinced that Shakespeare had a time-traveling DeLorean of his own, speeding to our era so he could pen this time-tossed tale.

The Godfather Notebook

The Godfather Notebook
A Book

by Francis Ford Coppola

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-12-20
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN : 1942872313
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE PUBLISHING SENSATION OF THE YEAR FOR EVERY FILM FAN The never-before-published edition of Francis Ford Coppola’s notes and annotations on The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo reveals the story behind one of the world’s most iconic films. The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather, written before filming, by the man who wrote and directed it—Francis Ford Coppola, then only thirty-two years old—reveals the intense creative process that went into making this seminal film. With his meticulous notes and impressions of Mario Puzo’s novel, the notebook was referred to by Coppola daily on set while he directed the movie. The Godfather Notebook pulls back the curtain on the legendary filmmaker and the film that launched his illustrious career. Complete with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola and exclusive photographs from on and off the set, this is a unique, beautiful, and faithful reproduction of Coppola’s original notebook. This publication will change the way the world views the iconic film—and the process of filmmaking at large. A must-have book of the season. Nothing like it has ever been published before

Gunner Stahl's Portraits

Gunner Stahl's Portraits
A Book

by Gunner Stahl

  • Publisher : Abrams Image
  • Release : 2019-10-15
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781419741319
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Intimate pictures of the top artists in rap music from one of the most influential and culturally relevant photographers of his generation Despite only being 26 years old, photographer Gunner Stahl has captured shots of some of the world's most famous rappers including Drake, Migos, Kayne West, A$sap Rocky, Childish Gambino, Gucci Mane, Post Malone, Migos, and many others. He started by capturing the burgeoning hip-hop scene in Atlanta with an undeniable raw energy that has led to professional opportunities with magazines like Vogue, Fader and Highsnobiety as well as brands like Google, Red Bull, Moncler, Adidas, Stella McCartney, PUMA, and Kylie Jenner's Thick clothing collection. In Portraits, he will publish unseen images of rap's most famous artists along with written contributions from rapper Swae Lee and photographer Chi Modu.

Cinegeek

Cinegeek
A Book

by Pluttark

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-06-20
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781631409004
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An encyclopedia of fun, useless little tidbits about the most popular films! Imagine a list of the best romantic comedies without Hugh Grant! Or a tally of the most improbable fantasy flicks. Or even a ranking of giant movie monsters by size! In Cinegeek, messy, joyful, and 100% subjective appreciation of cinema comes into focus for the delight of moviegoers and pop culture fans everywhere!

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
A Book

by Juliette Michaud

  • Publisher : Flammarion
  • Release : 2017-09-12
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9782080203335
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work examines Hollywood from every angle-offering an insider's view of the iconic films and people that comprise the epicenter of unrivaled cinematic glory-and includes first-hand interviews with the stars. From the pioneers of cinema to the New Hollywood of the 1960s, this volume tells the epic tale of the golden age of American film studios. Featuring previously unpublished or rare interviews with Hollywood greats from Mickey Rooney to Kirk Douglas and from Jane Fonda to Julie Andrews, and including an excerpt from the last interview ever granted by the late Richard Burton, this history offers an insider's perspective of the world's most beloved entertainment traditions. From silent films to the innovations of sound and then color, from the studio systems that shaped Hollywood (nababs, censure, and "starification"), to glamour in all its facets (from set design to the femme fatale), and featuring all of the emblematic genres, professions, and even the studio brands, this book celebrates the vast creative hive at the center of the world's cinematic hub. Rare archival photographs from the set and behind the scenes accompany reproductions of the great movie posters and headshots of screen stars to provide a visual chronology of the evolution of American cinema. From musicals to Westerns to live-action movies, all of the great films, producers, stars, and directors that propagate the fabulous myth of Hollywood make this the ultimate homage and a valuable reference.

Materiality and Popular Culture

Materiality and Popular Culture
The Popular Life of Things

by Anna Malinowska,Karolina Lebek

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2016-08-12
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1317219139
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book critically approaches contemporary meanings of materiality and discuses ways in which we understand, experience, and engage with objects through popular culture in our private, social and professional lives. Appropriating Arjun Appadurai’s famous phrase: "the social life of things", with which he inspired scholars to take material culture more seriously and, as a result, treat it as an important and revealing area of cultural studies, the book explores the relationship between material culture and popular practices, and points to the impact they have exerted on our co-existence with material worlds in the conditions of late modernity.

Literary Wonderlands

Literary Wonderlands
A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release : 2016-11-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0316547735
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A glorious collection that delves deep into the inception, influences, and literary and historical underpinnings of nearly 100 of our most beloved fictional realms. Literary Wonderlands is a thoroughly researched, wonderfully written, and beautifully produced book that spans four thousand years of creative endeavor. From Spenser's The Fairie Queene to Wells's The Time Machine to Murakami's 1Q84 it explores the timeless and captivating features of fiction's imagined worlds including the relevance of the writer's own life to the creation of the story, influential contemporary events and philosophies, and the meaning that can be extracted from the details of the work. Each piece includes a detailed overview of the plot and a "Dramatis Personae." Literary Wonderlands is a fascinating read for lovers of literature, fantasy, and science fiction. Laura Miller is the book's general editor. Co-founder of Salon.com, where she worked as an editor and writer for 20 years, she is currently a books and culture columnist at Slate. A journalist and a critic, her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, the Guardian, and the New York Times Book Review, where she wrote the "Last Word" column for two years. She is the author of The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia and editor of the Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors.

Letters from Hollywood

Letters from Hollywood
Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking

by Rocky Lang,Barbara Hall

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2019-09-10
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1683356667
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rare notes, memos, and telegrams from Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, and more Letters from Hollywood reproduces in full color scores of entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the most notable and talented film industry names of all time—from the silent era to the golden age, and up through the pre-email days of the 1970s. Culled from libraries, archives, and personal collections, the 135 letters, memos, and telegrams are organized chronologically and are annotated by the authors to provide backstories and further context. While each piece reveals a specific moment in time, taken together, the letters convey a bigger picture of Hollywood history. Contributors include celebrities like Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan, Cary Grant, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda. This is the gift book of the season for fans of classic Hollywood.

Rotten Movies We Love

Rotten Movies We Love
Cult Classics, Underrated Gems, and Films So Bad They're Good

by The Editors of Rotten Tomatoes

  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release : 2019-10-08
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0762496061
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hook. Wet Hot American Summer. Valley of the Dolls. There are some movies that defy traditional critical assessment -- films that are panned by reviewers, but that go on to become beloved classics and cult phenoms anyway. Ever been crushed to learn your favorite movie -- or a new one you're dying to see -- has been given the big green splat from Rotten Tomatoes' infamous Tomatometer? The site's editors stand by their critics and scores, but they also feel your pain: Fresh films shouldn't get all the glory! In Rotten Movies We Love, the RT team celebrates 101 Rotten movies that can't be missed, including: Box office behemoths that bombed with critics: Space Jam, Maleficent, Bad Boys Sci-fi treasures so bad they're awesome: Cherry 2000, Zardoz, Masters of the Universe Rare Rottens from Fresh directors: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Marie Antoinette, Legend, Willow Deeply beloved cult classics: The Last Dragon, Empire Records, The Craft, MacGruber Underrated gems ahead of their time: The Strangers, Event Horizon, Practical Magic, The Cable Guy Sequels worth a second look: Home Alone 2, Rocky IV, Jurassic Park III, Return to Oz Featuring 16 essays from some of the world's most well-known film critics -- Leonard Maltin, Terri White, Amy Nicholson, David Fear, K. Austin Collins, and more -- and punctuated with black-and-white film stills and punchy graphics, it's a fun romp through the quirkier corners of film history, sure to delight any cinephile or pop-culture fanatic.

Super Graphic

Super Graphic
A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe

by Tim Leong

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2013-09-24
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 1452135274
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The comic book universe is adventurous, mystifying, and filled with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This book by one of Wired magazine's art directors traverses the graphic world through a collection of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots, and more. Super Graphic offers readers a unique look at the intricate and sometimes contradictory storylines that weave their way through comic books, and shares advice for navigating the pages of some of the most popular, longest-running, and best-loved comics and graphic novels out there. From a colorful breakdown of the DC Comics reader demographic to a witty Venn diagram of superhero comic tropes and a Chris Ware sadness scale, this book charts the most arbitrary and monumental characters, moments, and equipment of the wide world of comics. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which includes high-resolution images.

Minimal Film

Minimal Film
The Cinematic World Reimagined Through Graphic Design

by Matteo Civaschi

  • Publisher : Skira Editore
  • Release : 2019-02-19
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9788857239675
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Minimal Film is a book on film narrated through the visual magic of graphic design or a graphic design book told through the evocative magic of cinema. The goal of Minimal Film lies in representing the emotion of cinema through extreme synthesis and simplicity of forms. Plus there's colour, which makes each illustration visually stunning and effective. For example: a white circle resting on a blue field is enough to portray the ball Wilson from Cast Away , while two white triangles perfectly perpendicular to a red field suffice to evoke Dracula . From Game of Thrones to Breaking Bad , even TV series, which have been elected to "prime-time" for Hollywood productions, are visually represented in the book. Shortology is a direct language that can narrate anything through pictograms. This has allowed the author to see cinema from a different perspective, reinterpreting and reviewing it up to isolating its very essence. Exactly like the philosophy of Shortology, this publication is based on this notion: eliminating the superfluous and focusing on the essential. A book on emotions, on unforgettable traces cinema has left on our imagination as spectators and lovers of the seventh art.

Border Cinema

Border Cinema
Reimagining Identity through Aesthetics

by Monica Hanna,Rebecca A. Sheehan

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2019-04-15
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 1978803176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The rise of digital media and globalization’s intensification since the 1990s have significantly refigured global cinema’s form and content. The coincidence of digitalization and globalization has produced what this book helps to define and describe as a flourishing border cinema whose aesthetics reflect, construct, intervene in, denature, and reconfigure geopolitical borders. This collection demonstrates how border cinema resists contemporary border fortification processes, showing how cinematic media have functioned technologically and aesthetically to engender contemporary shifts in national and individual identities while proposing alternative conceptions of these identities to those promulgated by the often restrictive current political rhetoric and ideologies that represent a backlash to globalization.

The Annotated Big Sleep

The Annotated Big Sleep
A Book

by Raymond Chandler

  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release : 2018-07-17
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 080416889X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep features hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel and is an essential addition to any crime fiction fan’s library. A masterpiece of noir, Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep helped to define a genre. Today it remains one of the most celebrated and stylish novels of the twentieth century. This comprehensive, annotated edition offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of the novel, bringing the gritty and seductive world of Chandler's iconic private eye Philip Marlowe to life. The Annotated Big Sleep solidifies the novel’s position as one of the great works of American fiction and will surprise and enthrall Chandler’s biggest fans. Including: -Personal letters and source texts -The historical context of Chandler’s Los Angeles, including maps and images -Film stills and art from the early pulps -An analysis of class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in the novel

100 All-Time Favorite Movies of the 20th Century

100 All-Time Favorite Movies of the 20th Century
A Book

by Jürgen Müller

  • Publisher : Taschen America Llc
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 832
  • ISBN : 9783836556187
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The ultimate anthology of cinematic showpieces, in extra-handy format. This careful selection of movie masterworks sets noir alongside new wave, slapstick alongside tragedy in a far-reaching, infinitely inspiring guide to the jewels of 20th-century filmmaking.