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Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade
Something odd, if predictable, became of screenwriter William Goldman after he wrote the touchstone tell-all book on filmmaking, Adventures in the Screen Trade (1983), he became a Hollywood leper. Gol…
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DOWN AND DIRTY PICTURES chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers and of the twin engines the Sundance Film Festival and Miramax Films that have powered them. Peter Biskind profiles the people who…

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Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
Explores the epic human drama behind the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967-Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night, Doctor Doolittle, and Bonnie…
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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls
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This down-and-dirty romp through Hollywood in the 1970s introduces the young filmmakers--Coppola, Scorsese, Lucas, Spielberg, Altman, and Beatty--and recreates an era that transformed American culture…
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The Kid Stays in the Picture
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From his marriage to Ali McGraw, his cocaine bust, the accusations of murder, the friendships with the likes of Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman, to his legendary court case and bust up with Francis …
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Scorsese on Scorsese
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The interviews with the director Martin Scorsese which make up this book reveal a man with an unbridled passion for film. This revised edition contains material on GoodFellas, Cape Fear, The Age of In…
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The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks
For sixty years, since the birth of United Artists, the studio landscape was unchanged. Then came Hollywood’s Circus Maximus—created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey…
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You'll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again
Julia Phillips became a Hollywood player in the freewheeling 1970s, the first woman to win the Best Picture Oscar as co-producer of The Sting. She went on to work with two of the hottest young directo…
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Rebel Without a Crew, or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
In Rebel Without a Crew, famed independent screenwriter and director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Sin City 2, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids) discloses all the unique strategies and original tech…
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The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy Of A Hollywood Fiasco
When Brian De Palma agreed to allow Julie Salamon unlimited access to the film production of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book The Bonfire of the Vanities, both director and journalist must have felt like…
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The War for Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy
A dramatic account of the politics and personalities behind NBC's calamitous attempt to reinvent late-night television.

When NBC decided to move Jay Leno into prime time to make room for Conan O'Brien …
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The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company
The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the "fraternity of geeks" who shaped it. With the help of visionary businessman Steve Jobs and animating ge…
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Who the Devil Made It: Conversations with Legendary Film Directors
Peter Bogdanovich, director, screenwriter, actor and critic, interviews sixteen legendary directors of the first hundred years of film - from Allan Dwan and Raoul Walsh to Leo McCarey, Alfred Hitchcoc…
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The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film
The Conversations is a treasure, essential for any lover or student of film, and a rare, intimate glimpse into the worlds of two accomplished artists who share a great passion for film and storytellin…
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Conversations with Wilder
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In Conversations with Wilder, Hollywood's legendary and famously elusive director Billy Wilder agrees for the first time to talk extensively about his life and work.

Here, in an extraordinary book with…
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The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood
From the New York Times bestselling author of Fifth Avenue, Five A.M. and Fosse comes the revelatory account of the making of a modern American masterpiece

Chinatown is the Holy Grail of 1970s cinema…
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City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s
This dazzling story of Hollywood during the decade of its greatest success is a social and cultural history of the movie capital's golden age. Its cast includes actors, writers, musicians and composer…
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Into the Woods: A Five Act Journey Into Story
Into The Woods is a revelation of the fundamental structure and meaning of all stories, from the man responsible for more hours of drama on British television than anyone else, John Yorke.
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Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World
The first in-depth, unauthorized look at the creation and operation of the world's most popular vacation destination. The author of the best-selling Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland r…
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Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier, ER, Cheers, Law & Order, Will & Grace…Here is the funny, splashy, irresistible insiders’ account of the greatest era in television history -- told by the actors, writers, d…
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Pulp Fiction: A Quentin Tarantino Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino - director of "Reservoir Dogs" and writer of "True Romance" - won the Palme d'Or for best film at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival for "Pulp Fiction, " his unique vision of the underwor…
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Making Movies
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From one of America's most acclaimed directors comes a book that is both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on 40 years of expe…
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Paul Simon: The Life
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A publishing event from music legend Paul Simon: an intimate, candid, and definitive biography written with Simon’s full participation—but without his editorial control—by acclaimed biographer and mus…
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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
Featuring icons like Bill Murray, Steve Martin, and Eddie Murphy, and covering films like Animal House , Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters , the behind-the-scenes…
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This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!
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Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look At Making the Magic Real
Making dreams come true is what Disney does best -- and the Imagineers unite art and science to create a world in which reality surpasses imagination. The Imagineers are like Santa's elves: they are t…
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Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System
The 1990s saw a shock wave of dynamic new directing talent that took the Hollywood studio system by storm. At the forefront of that movement were six innovative and daring directors whose films pushed…
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The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script
This book provides a concise presentation of screenwriting basics. The author shows the correct formats for both screenplays and teleplays, and takes the writer through the writing and marketing proce…
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The Resistance
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Manhattan, as you know it, is underwater. The government, in an effort to maintain the delicate balance between a growing population and dwindling food supplies, regulates childbirth rates in the few …
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Maigret Goes to School
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Maigret becomes entangled in the dramas of a small town on his quest to solve the murder of their former postmistress. The forty-fourth book in the new Penguin Maigret series.

Maigret is called from hi…
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Understanding a Photograph
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John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitio…
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