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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. Go…
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Final Cut: Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate, the Film That Sank United Artists
Heaven's Gate is probably the most discussed, least seen film in modern movie history. Its notoriety is so great that its title has become a generic term for disaster, for ego run rampant, for epic m…
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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 direct…
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The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy Of A Hollywood Fiasco
"A definitive portrait of the madness of big-time moviemaking."--Newsweek

When Brian De Palma agreed to allow Julie Salamon unlimited access to the film production of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book The…
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Hello, He Lied and Other Tales from the Hollywood Trenches
"Never go to a meeting without a strategy."  "Ride the horse in the direction it's going."  These are just two of the gems unearthed from the trenches of Hollywood by Lynda Obst, one of the most succ…
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Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide to Every Story Ever Told
In the long-awaited sequel to his surprise bestseller, Save the Cat!, author and screenwriter Blake Snyder returns to form in a fast-paced follow-up that proves why his is the most talked-about appro…
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A Short History of the Movies
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Offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the first movements captured on celluloid, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hollywood renaissan…
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Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film

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 wh…

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The Studio
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In 1967, John Gregory Dunne asked for unlimited access to the inner workings of Twentieth Century Fox. Miraculously, he got it. For one year Dunne went everywhere there was to go and talked to everyo…
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What Just Happened?: Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line
Art Linson's riotous journey through the making of five major motion pictures.

Whether he's trying to persuade an executive that Gwyneth Paltrow has enough chin to carry the lead in a movie, forcing a…
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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 pushe…
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Hollywood: Stars And Starlets, Tycoons And Flesh-Peddlers by Kanin, Garson
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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 Hitchco…
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Making a Good Script Great
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Making a good script great is not just a matter of having a good idea. Nor is it a matter of just putting that good idea down on paper. In scriptwriting, it's not just the writing but also the rewrit…
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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 wit…
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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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Four Screenplays: Studies in the American Screenplay
In a field being transformed by technology, Syd  Field shows you what works and why and how to find  new ways to create a truly outstanding film using  four extraordinary examples: Thelma &  Loui…
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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 storytelli…
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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 exp…
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Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner
The 1992 release of the "Director's Cut" only confirmed what the international film cognoscenti have know all along: Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's brilliant and troubling SF…
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What They Don't Teach You at Film School: 161 Strategies For Making Your Own Movies No Matter What
Two filmmakers who've beaten the system give the real dope on what it takes to get your movie made.

Do you have to go to film school to get your movies made? No, say two young entrepreneurs who surviv…
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Cassavetes on Cassavetes
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Since his death in 1989, John Cassavettes has become increasingly renowned as a cinematic hero--a renegade loner who fought the Hollywood system, steering his own creative course in a career spanning…
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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 tec…
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A History of Narrative Film
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The Fourth Edition adds an entire chapter on computer-generated imaging, updates filmographies for nearly all living directors mentioned in the text, and includes major new sections that both revisit…
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Tales from the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories
Discover the secrets of Hollywood storytelling in this fascinating collection, in which fifty screenwriters share the inside scoop about how they surmounted incredible odds to break into the business…
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