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Chilean Cinema

By: Chanan, Michael, ed.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, British Film Institute: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21974

ISBN: 0851700586

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, extremely light handling wear]. Trade PB Issued in conjunction with a BFI retrospective of Chilean cinema. Following an introduction discussing the historical background of the cinema in Chile, there are interviews with four filmmakers: Raul Ruiz, Helvio Soto, Miguel Littin, and Armand Mattelart. There are appendixes presenting a document, "Manifesto of the Film Makers' Committee of Support for Popular Unity," and three press reports; plus a ... View more info

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Report on Blacklisting - I - Movies

By: Cogley, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: (n.p.), The Fund for the Republic, Inc.: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14842

Condition: Good


[moderately worn but clean copy, small tear at top of front cover]. Trade PB Volume I of a report on blacklisting in the entertainment industry (Volume II dealt with TV and radio), conducted by a civil liberties thinktank funded in large measure by the Ford Foundation. Its "staff of ten reporters and researchers collected facts in Hollywood and New York. They spent the next eight months interviewing persons on both Coasts who had first-hand knowledge of the situati... View more info

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The Hollywood Screenwriters; a Film Comment Book

By: Corliss, Richard, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Avon Books (Discus Books): 1972

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 21975

Condition: Very Good


[solid copy, mild browning to page edges, a little soft creasing to front cover, abrasions on title page from erasure of previous owner's name]. Mass Market PB An essential collection of essays, interviews and filmographies, this was a seminal work (and a precursor to Corliss's 1974 manifesto, Talking Pictures) in terms of bringing the screenwriter out from under the director's shadow, following a decade of auteurist criticism run rampant. There are essays on Anita Loos,... View more info

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Hollywood Saga [*SIGNED* by both William and Cecil]

By: de Mille, William C.

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: (c.1939)

Edition: 1st Edition (2nd printing jacket)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22429

Condition: Good in Good dj


[front hinge cracked, rear hinge weak, but otherwise with just light shelfwear and moderate age-toning to edges of text block; unpersonalized "Ex Libris" bookplate on front pastedown, plus small stamped bookstore name (Larry Edmunds Cinema Bookshop); jacket has a half-dozen or so shallow chips, some scuffing and general wear]. (B&W photographs) SIGNED and generically inscribed ("Sincerely") by the author on the title page, and additionally SIGNED (and als... View more info

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The Cinema of Baseball: Images of America, 1929-1989

By: Dickerson, Gary E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Westport CT/London, Meckler Publishing: (c.1991)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18389

ISBN: 0-88736-710-0

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean book, essentially as-new, with the teensiest bumping to the top corners]. (Baseball and American Society, 14) Series (B&W photographs) Sociocultural survey of baseball movies as a reflection of American society from the Depression Era through the end of the 1980s. The book had its origins as the author's Ph.D. dissertation, as evidenced by its more-than-occasional lapses into pedantry. ("The Bad News Bears is primarily a comm... View more info

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The Haunted Screen: Expressionism in the German Cinema and the Influence of Max Reinhardt

By: Eisner, Lotte H. (translated from the French by Roger Greaves)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Berkeley/Los Angeles, University of California Press: (c.1969)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23434

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[minor shelfwear, a little bit of yellow hi-liting in the text, one long sentence underlined in ink on page 51; jacket shows light surface wear, tiny closed tear at top rear hinge, short diagonal crease at top corner of front flap]. (B&W photographs) Classic critical/historical work on German cinema of the silent era and its theatrical roots. Originally published in France in 1952 (as "L'Ecran Demonaique"), it was revised and reissued in 1965; this translation ... View more info

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The American Newsreel, 1911-1967

By: Fielding, Raymond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Norman OK, University of Oklahoma Press: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14489

ISBN: 0-8061-1004-X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[beautiful clean book, no discernible wear; jacket bright and clean, blemished only by one tiny tear and associated crease at top of front panel]. (B&W photographs) "A definitive history of the American newsreel from its inception in Europe and the United States to its demise in the late 1960's, when it was supplanted by TV news. The newsreel cameras were present at every major event during those years [and] newsreel cameramen had their moments of glory, as when the... View more info

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Pictorial Beauty on the Screen

By: Freeburg, Victor Oscar

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Benjamin Blom Inc.: 1972

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 3600

Condition: Near Fine


(maroon cloth; no dust jacket, as issued) [clean and tight, just a bit of handling wear]. (B&W photographs) Reprint of the original (1923) edition, one of the earliest published treatises on the aesthetic values of the motion picture, issued at a time when the silent film was nearing its artistic apex -- and talkies were a mere four or five years in the future. Chapter titles are -- Pictorial Art in the Movies; The Practical Value of Pictorial Composition; Eye Tests for... View more info

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I Coulda Been a Contender

By: Gardner, Gerald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9757

ISBN: 0-446-36284-0

Condition: Fine


[very nice copy, the faintest bit of handling wear but essentially as new; tight, uncreased spine]. Mass Market PB This book "contains thousands of witty, funny, pithy, punny, and classic lines selected from the silver screen's most treasured films -- including cult favorites." Paperback original. View more info

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Reality Ends Here: 80 Years of USC Cinematic Arts

By: Goldman, Michael

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Rafael CA, Insight Editions: (c.2009)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20759

ISBN: 1933784776

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[as-new copy, but bumped at the spine ends, hence not quite "Fine"; jacket shows very slight effects from the same bumping, but is otherwise flawless]. (B&W and color photographs, graphics) Elaborately-produced and fantastically self-congratulatory history of the film school at the University of Southern California, founded in 1929 with a little boost from the then two-year-old Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (There's a fabulous photo in the book of... View more info

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A Comparative Study of the Influence of Motion Pictures and Discussion Lessons on Students' Attitudes Toward Patriotism, Democracy and the Constitution

By: Hamilton, DeForest Shaw

Price: $40.00

Publisher: [Berkeley CA], 1950

Seller ID: 12211

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket) [minor shelfwear]. Bound copy of a seminar study, "Submitted in Partial Satisfaction of the Departments for the Degree of Master of Arts in Education in the Graduate Division of the University of California, September, 1950." The author states that "in this study an attempt was made to discover which of two methods of instruction, the use of educational motion pictures or discussion sections, would bring about a greater change in students' a... View more info

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A History of the Movies

By: Hampton, Benjamin B.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Covici, Friede: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20634

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good+


(blue cloth; no dust jacket) [decent reading/reference copy, front hinge a little weak but still holding (not split), internally quite clean; spine cloth faded and somewhat mottled]. (B&W photographs) One of the earliest historical examinations of the movies as an industry, written by an insider: the author, after stints in advertising, publishing and as a tobacco company executive, entered the film business in 1916 and worked for a number of production/distribution comp... View more info

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Filmgoers' Review: A Pictorial Survey of the Year's Films 1946-47

By: Hardy, Forsyth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Albyn Press: 1947

Edition: (No. 3)

Seller ID: 5306

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(pictorial hard covers, no dust jacket) [considerable wear to edges and covers, exterior of spine appears to be splitting but all pages still firmly affixed, long ink line and small surface-peeled spot on front cover, previous owner's signature and date on ffep, small annotations in table of contents]. (B&W photographs) Brief reviews of 41 notable releases of the year, including ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM, LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS, LADY IN THE LAKE, MILDRED PIERCE, SARATOGA... View more info

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MGM: When the Lion Roars [boxed Collector's Edition, with filmstrip]

By: Hay, Peter, with numerous others

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Turner Publishing, Inc.: (c.1991)

Edition: Collector's Edition

Seller ID: 20758

ISBN: 1-878685-95-3

Condition: Fine


(no dust jacket; in slipcase, as issued) [book is in brand-new, flawless condition; blue cloth slipcase shows the faintest bit of surface wear, just from normal handling, but still presents as like new]. (B&W and color photographs, artwork) Lavishly-illustrated history of MGM from its beginnings through 1959. This is the "boxed Collector's Edition," so stated on a special bookplate affixed to the ffep, bearing the printed signature of Ted Turner; adjacent to th... View more info

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French National Cinema

By: Hayward, Susan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London/New York, Routledge: 1993

Edition: Unstated ed

Seller ID: 10431

ISBN: 0-415-05729-9

Condition: Near Fine


[nice tight copy, clean inside and out, minor exterior wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "This examination of France's national cinema takes its primary artefact, the feature film, and discusses both popular cinema and the 'avant-garde' cinema that contests it. [The author] argues that writing on French national cinema has tended to focus on either 'great' film-makers or on specific movements, addressing moments of exception rather than the global picture. Her work... View more info

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Cecil B. DeMille and American Culture: The Silent Era

By: Higashi, Sumiko

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: (c.1994)

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 11781

ISBN: 0-520-08557-4

Condition: Near Fine


[very light handling wear, almost like new]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) This scholarly study of DeMille's silent film work "shows that the director best remembered today for overblown biblical epics was in fact one of the most remarkable pioneers in the film industry during the Progressive Era. In an innovative work that illustrates the intersection of cultural history with cultural studies, [the author] describes how DeMille artfully introduced cinema -- yet to ac... View more info

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Harnessing the Rainbow: Technicolor Aesthetics in the 1930s

By: Higgins, Scott Patrick

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor MI, UMI Dissertation Services: 2001 (c.2000)

Seller ID: 20729

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fine


[nice clean copy, with no discernible wear]. Facsimile of the author's Doctoral dissertation, "made from the microfilm master copy"; a revised version was later published by the University of Texas Press under the title "Harnessing the Technicolor Rainbow: Color Design in the 1930s." View more info

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Blacks in Hollywood: Five Favorable Years in Film & Television, 1987-1991 [*SIGNED*]

By: Hill, George, and Spencer Moon

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Daystar Publishing Company: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10310

ISBN: 0933-6503-61

Condition: Very Good+


[light overall wear, soft diagonal crease at top corner of rear cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by author Hill on the title page. "This book is a comprehensive chronicle of Black participation in film and television for the five year period from 1987 to 1991." Includes separate essays on film and television, plus reviews of numerous individual films and programs. An appendix lists awards won by black performers and creative artists duri... View more info

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Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film Between Two Worlds

By: Hoberman, J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Museum of Modern Art / Schocken Books: (c.1991)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16809

ISBN: 0-8052-4107-8

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, slight bump to both book and jacket at base of spine]. (B&W photographs) A cultural and social history of Yiddish film, by a longtime Village Voice film critic. "An epic tale of adventure and trauma, its turbulent scenes shifting from Moscow to New York, from Warsaw to Vienna, as a background of wars and revolution leads up to the tragic fate of European Jewry." View more info

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Making Images Move: Photographers and Avant-Garde Cinema

By: Horak, Jan-Christopher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington/London, Smithsonian Institution Press: (c.1997)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20748

ISBN: 1-56098-744-8

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[no discernible wear to book at all; jacket rear panel show a little surface-scratching, otherwise very nice]. (Smithsonian Studies in the History of Film and Television) Series (B&W photographs) An analysis of the cinematic work of eight American and European still photographers: Chris Marker, Helmar Lerski, Paul Strand, László Moholy-Nagy, Helen Levitt, Robert Frank, Danny Lyon, and Ed van der Elsken. Notes, Filmography ("Photographers Making Films," supply... View more info