eBook-Tipp Special: Die Welt der Filme und Filmemacher

Ein großer Stapel Bücher über Filme mit unterschiedlichen Themen, alle zu Sonderpreisen!

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The Making of Hitchcock’s The Birds

Sachbuch von Moral Tony Lee

In his most innovative and technically challenging film, The Birds, Alfred Hitchcock follows the success of Psycho with a modernist, avant garde horror-thriller, which has spawned many imitators and triggered the cycle for disaster and man versus nature films. Now to mark The Birds‘ 50th anniversary in 2013 and the digitally restored Blu-Ray release, The Making of Hitchcock’s The Birds is the first book-length treatment on the production of this modernist masterpiece.

Moral Tony Lee ist ein britischer Dokumentarfilmer und Autor. Er hat drei bemerkenswerte Bücher über Filme von Hitchcock geschrieben. “Tony has done an excellent job bringing out fascinating details about one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest movies.” (Leser) (14 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 225 Seiten noch günstig?

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Dolce Vita Confidential

Sachbuch von Shawn Levy

1950s Rome. From the ashes of war, the Eternal City is reborn as the epicentre of film, style and boldfaced libertinism. Movie stars including Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor flock to Cinecittà studio and mix with blue bloods and bohemians at the bars on Via Veneto, while behind them trail street photographers in pursuit of the most unflattering and dramatic portraits of fame. In a fast-paced, kaleidoscopic narrative, Shawn Levy recreates Rome’s ascent with compelling tales of its glitterati and artists, down to every last outrageous detail of the city’s magnificent transformation into ‚Hollywood on the Tiber‘.

Shawn Levy, geb. 1961 ist ein amerikanischer Filmkritiker und Autor etlicher Bücher aus der Filmwelt. “Levy captures much of the excitement of that time and place in a prose style that is teeming with satisfying gossipy details.” (The Guardian) (17 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 480 Seiten noch günstig?

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The True Adventures of the World’s Greatest Stuntman

Biografie von Vic Armstrong

You may not know it, but you’ve seen Vic Armstrong’s work in countless movies. From performing stunts in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice to directing the actions scenes for recent blockbusters The Green Hornet and Thor, the Academy Award-winning Vic Armstrong has been a legend in the movie industry for over 40 years. Along the way he’s been the stunt double for a whole host of iconic heroes, including 007, Superman, and most memorably, Indiana Jones – as Harrison Ford once joked to him, “If you learn to talk I’m in deep trouble.”

Robert Sellers ist ein britischer Autor, vor allem von Biografien aus der Filmwelt, hier zusammen mit dem eigentlichen Helden. “A spills’n’thrills ride through a fast-forward life in pictures.” (The Times) (46 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 345 Seiten noch günstig?

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Very Naughty Boys

Historisches Sachbuch von Robert Sellers

It all started when Beatle George Harrison stepped in to fund Life of Brian when Monty Python’s original backers pulled out. His company, HandMade films, went on to make some of the best British films of the 80s (Withnail and I, Time Bandits and Mona Lisa among them), but then things started to go wrong… This is the incredible and often hilarious insiders‘ story of what happened…

Ein sehr interessantes Buch für die Fans inzwischen klassischer britischer Filme. “Very Naughty Boys is a funny (and eventually sad) and fact-filled book about filmmaking that should be required reading for all Python, George Harrison, and British film enthusiasts.” (Leserin) (10 Rezensionen / 4,1 Sterne), 348 Seiten noch günstig?

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The Elephant to Hollywood

Autobiografie von Michael Caine

It’s been a long journey for Maurice Micklewhite – born with rickets in London’s poverty-stricken Elephant & Castle – to the bright lights of Hollywood. With a glittering career spanning more than five decades and starring roles which have earned him two Oscars, a knighthood, and an iconic place in the Hollywood pantheon, the man now known to us as Michael Caine looks back over it all. Funny, warm, honest, Caine brings us his insider’s view of Hollywood (where there’s neither holly nor woods).

Sir Michael Caine, CBE (* 14. März 1933 in London als Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Jr.) ist ein britischer Schauspieler. Er gilt als einer der profiliertesten und erfolgreichsten Charakterdarsteller seiner Generation und ist unter anderem mehrfacher Oscar- und Golden-Globe-Preisträger. “To read Caine is to be in the company of an amiable, sentimental man who has achieved great success – and happiness – without appearing to be in the least smug.” (Daily Mail) (542 Rezensionen / 3,8 Sterne), 416 Seiten noch günstig?

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Tom Hardy – Rise of a Legend

Biografie von James Haydock

THERE IS A MAN BLAZING A TRAIL ACROSS THE SILVER SCREEN, DELIVERING PERFORMANCES OF SUCH ELECTRIC INTENSITY THAT HE HAS UNITED CRITICS AND CASUAL MOVIEGOERS ALIKE. THAT MAN IS TOM HARDY. Starring roles as Britain’s most dangerous prisoner in Bronson, both Kray twins in Legend and the villainous brute Bane in The Dark Knight Rises have showcased his raw talent, edginess and ability to utterly inhabit his characters.

Die Geschichte des britischen Schauspielers Tom Hardy. “Such a fascinating and depth book about one of the best British actors in the world :)” (Leserin) (34 Rezensionen / 3,9 Sterne), 313 Seiten noch günstig?

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Twenty First Century Horror Films

Sachbuch von Douglas Keesey

From the vengeful ghosts of J-horror to the walking dead in 28 Days and World War Z, from the creepiness of Spain’s haunted houses to the graphic gore of the New French Extremism, horror is everywhere in the twenty-first century. This lively and illuminating book explores over 100 contemporary horror films, providing insightful and provocative readings of what they mean while including numerous quotes from their creators.

Douglas Keesey ist ein amerikanischer Professor für Literatur und Filme und der Autor etlicher Bücher zum Thema Filme. “[H]ighly recommended . . . Keesey does an excellent job in his analysis.” (Horror Talk) (1 Rezension / 2,0 Sterne), 224 Seiten noch günstig?

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Italian Cinema

Sachbuch von Barry Forshaw

From the unbridled sensuality of silent Italian films, to the neorealist classic Bitter Rice, to the astonishing imagination of Fellini and the more cerebral and fascinating movies of Antonioni, Italy has a filmic legacy unlike that of any other nation. And then there are the popular movies: the lively sword and sandal epics of the peplum era through to the inextricable mix of sexuality and violence in the gialli of such directors as Mario Bava and Dario Argento. All the glory of Italian cinema is celebrated here in comprehensive essays, along with every key film in an easy-to-use reference format.

Barry Forshaw ist ein britischer Autor und Journalist, der vor allem Artikel und Bücher über Filme verfasst, daneben auch Bücher über Kriminalliteratur. “No one — but no one — composes brief essays on films that are as expert, as complete and as engaging as Barry Forshaw” (Donald Spoto) 187 Seiten noch günstig?

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Studio Ghibli

Sachbuch von Colin Odell und Michelle Le Blanc

The animations of Japan’s Studio Ghibli are amongst the most respected in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly-anticipated release a guaranteed box-office smash. Yet this highly profitable studio has remained fiercely independent, producing a stream of imaginative and individual animations. The studio’s founders, long-time animators Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, have created timeless masterpieces.

Colin Odell und Michelle Le Blanc sind auch Autoren, die beide auf die Welt der Filme spezilalsiert sind.“This was a very well researched and well written overview of the films of Studio Ghibli, and also the earlier films of the two premier directors, Miyazaki Hayao and Takahata Isao. I have been a fan of their animated films for years, and I learned a great deal from this book.” (Leser) (11 Rezensionen / 5,0 Sterne), 160 Seiten noch günstig?

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Out at the Movies: A History of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Queer Cinema

Sachbuch von Steven Paul Davies

Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community’s journey from persecution to emancipation to acceptance. Politicised dramas like Victim in the 60s, The Naked Civil Servant in the 70s, and the AIDS cinema of the 80s have given way in recent years to films which celebrate a vast array of gay life-styles. Gay films have undergone a major shift, from the fringe to the mainstream and 2005’s Academy Awards were dubbed „the Gay Oscars“ with gongs going to Brokeback Mountain, Capote and Transamerica.

Steven Paul Davies ist ein britischer Autor, Journalist und Filmkritiker. “This is a well researched, informative and revealing book on gay cinema and has obviously been a labour of love for its author Steven Paul Davies, whose knowledge of this genre is formidable.” (Leser) (6 Rezensionen / 3,2 Sterne), 224 Seiten noch günstig?

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