Film
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Mr. Know-It-All
The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder
John Waters
The newest essay collection from the New York Times bestselling author John Waters, reflecting on how to overcome newfound respectability and rebel in the autumn of your years.
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Grove
A Field Novel
Esther Kinsky
Esther Kinsky, author of River, returns with Grove, a stunning blend of nature writing and a meditation on grief.
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I Like to Watch
Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution
Emily Nussbaum
From The New Yorker's fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch.
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Play the Way You Feel
Jazz Stories on Film
Kevin Whitehead
Spanning 93 years of film history, Play the Way You Feel looks closely at movies, cartoons, and a few TV shows that tell jazz stories, from early talkies to modern times.
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Zoological Surrealism
The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlevé
James Leo Cahill
Before Jacques-Yves Cousteau, there was Jean Painlevé, a pioneering French scientific and nature filmmaker with a Surrealist's eye. Creator of more than two hundred films, his studies of strange animal worlds doubled as critical reimaginations of humanity.
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Life As We Show It
Writing On Film
Brian Pera, Masha Tupitsyn
Writings about the influence of film on the cultural and individual imagination
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Pier Paolo Pasolini
Poet of Ashes
Pier Paolo Pasolini, Roberto Chiesi, Andrea Mancini
In this book, readers will find poems that Pasolini wrote during his brief stay in New York, interviews, and an anthology of statements, reflections, and notes on his films.
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Chris Marker
Nora M. Alter
Having spearheaded the bourgeoning Nouvelle Vague scene in the late 1950s and developed a distinctive style involving still images, Chris Marker (born Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve) stands among the most influential filmmakers of the postwar era...
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A Panorama of American Film Noir (1941-1953)
Raymond Borde, Etienne Chaumeton
When it appeared in France in 1955, A Panorama of American Film Noir was the first book ever on the genre. Now this classic is at last available in English translation. This clairvoyant study of Hollywood film noir is "a 'benchmark' for all later...
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The Shadow and its Shadow
Surrealist Writings on the Cinema
Paul Hammond
Here is a classic collection of writings by the Surrealists on their mad love of moviegoing. Forty-odd theoretical, polemical, and poetical essays document Surrealism's scandalous and nonreductive take on film. The essayists include such names as...
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Coming Unbuttoned
James Broughton
This witty and impudent confession is the work of a pioneer independent filmmaker whose adventures among the famous and the infamous extend from New York circles of the '30s to the avant-garde antics of San Francisco in the '60s and '70s.