Virgin Film Oliver Stone

This is an essential reference for all fans of Oliver Stone, writer, director and one of the most influential filmmakers of the last twenty-five years.

Virgin Film  Oliver Stone

Three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone is one of the most controversial and well-known contemporary American directors. He began his professional life as a screen writer and was responsible for the scripts of Midnight Express and Scarface. As a director he made one of the all-time great Vietnam war movies, Platoon, and went on to helm such definitive cinematic works as Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Natural Born Killers and, most recently, Alexander - an epic biography of the legendary Greek king starring Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins. This indispensable guide takes each of Stone's writing and directoial features in chronological order, discussing them within categories such as Casting, Cut Scenes, Music Conspiriacy Theory? and Controversy. It looks at the inspiration behind his work, its connection with the real world and the story behind each film's development. Whether the subject is war, politics, sport or the defining aspects of an era, Stone is an expert at polarising audience views. This is an essential reference for all fans of Oliver Stone, writer, director and one of the most influential filmmakers of the last twenty-five years.

The Thirteenth Virgin Film Guide

The critically acclaimed Virgin Film Guide makes every film count by providing more information on the films that matter from the 1930s to the present day.

The Thirteenth Virgin Film Guide

The critically acclaimed Virgin Film Guide makes every film count by providing more information on the films that matter from the 1930s to the present day. It offers fuller credits, longer synopses and reviews plus comprehensive Oscars information, alternative titles, a complete star rating and a comprehensive index of directors. It also draws on the expertise of TV Guide's entire team of film experts - each skilled in a different kind of film, from classic Hollywood musicals to low-budget cult favourites - giving the reader more informed and opinionated critique than other books of this kind.

Scorsese

This essential guide to Scorsese explores his career from his early student works, including It’s Not Just You, Murray!: through his personal examinations of his Italian American heritage in Mean Streets, Italianamerican and Goodfellas: ...

Scorsese

Martin Scorsese’s obsession with sin and redemption, conflict and violence runs through much of his work. This essential guide to Scorsese explores his career from his early student works, including It’s Not Just You, Murray!: through his personal examinations of his Italian American heritage in Mean Streets, Italianamerican and Goodfellas: the extreme violence of Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Cape Fear: and the religious themes – from a director who originally wanted to be a priest – of The Last Temptation of Christ and Kundun. Including all Scorsese’s films up to Gangs of New York, this is a comprehensive study of the work of this widely respected film maker. Also covering his influences, the controversy surrounding his films, exhaustive music lists and long-time collaborations, this is an extensive analysis of the most consistently passionate, committed and inventive film director of the last thirty years.

Horror Films Virgin Film

The book reveals the inspiration behind each film and examines the choice of director, cast, soundtrack and marketing.

Horror Films   Virgin Film

From the Slick horror of Alien, Scream and The Ring and the cult classics Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy to the slasher icons Jason, Freddy and Leatherface, horror just won’t stay dead. The genre has earned its place in the moviegoing psyche, with many of the key films spawning numerous copycats. But what are the 20 most influential horror films of all time? And what made them so important? James Marriott give an incisive account of the definitive works (and the most influential directors) of the genre over the last 80 years – from silent Expressionist classics to Japanese wraiths. The book reveals the inspiration behind each film and examines the choice of director, cast, soundtrack and marketing. Marriott analyzes the critical reception of each film and examines the subsequent impact on the industry and the public worldwide.

Animated Films Virgin Film

From the earliest full-length feature animation, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, through stop-motion animation and Japanese anime to the advent of CGI, this book takes a critical look at animation through the ages and explores its ...

Animated Films   Virgin Film

Animation has never been so popular. The best animated films have combined the latest technology with creativity and a flair for storytelling and are adored by both children and adults. With films such as Monsters, Inc., Shrek and Toy Story capturing the imagination of moviegoers and critics, animated film is enjoying a resurgence unseen since its golden age in the 30s and 40s. From the earliest full-length feature animation, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, through stop-motion animation and Japanese anime to the advent of CGI, this book takes a critical look at animation through the ages and explores its infinite cinematic possibilities.

Virgin Film War Films

The book also offers links between the different films, historical and cinematic worth and profiles of key actors and directors.

Virgin Film  War Films

War films have existed since the birth of cinema, typically gung-ho tales of macho derring-do. But war films are not always about bravado and bravery, they also detail the horrors of war, the sadness, the brotherhood of soldiers and comedy that can be found in the bleakest of situations, as well as the excitement of the battlefield. War Films explores defining movies of the genre in sections covering different wars as well as wars with other worlds. The book also offers links between the different films, historical and cinematic worth and profiles of key actors and directors. Among the films included are Saving Private Ryan, Dr Strangelove,Welcome to Sarajevo, The Dam Busters, Gallipoli, The Deer Hunter and Ran.

Cannes A Festival Virgin s Guide 7th Edition

Cannes - A Festival Virgin's Guide (7th Edition) is the definitive handbook for filmmakers and film industry professionals looking to attend the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes   A Festival Virgin s Guide  7th Edition

Cannes - A Festival Virgin's Guide (7th Edition) is the definitive handbook for filmmakers and film industry professionals looking to attend the Cannes Film Festival. Demystifying the event and providing practical advice for attending, the book is about helping you make the most of your visit to the world's most famous film festival, and most importantly, assisting you in coming out with your wallet intact. Packaged as a handy travel-sized book, Cannes - A Festival Virgin's Guide walks you through the city, the festival, and the business of Cannes, examining all of the details that are necessary to make your trip successful and cost-effective. In addition, there are six appendices of contacts and useful information for your reference, and we present a series of interviews with a range of professionals from across the industry so you can get the inside word on the event from group of Cannes veterans.

Virgin Film Ridley Scott

This indispensable guide provides a thorough chronological examination of Ridley Scott's directorial career.

Virgin Film  Ridley Scott

This indispensable guide provides a thorough chronological examination of Ridley Scott's directorial career. All of Scott's films are included, along with information on his frequent collaborators, his thoughts on his own films, and a section on his unrealised projects. This is the essential reference guide to one of mainstream cinema's most diverse directors.

Coen Brothers Virgin Film

Well, in the format established by previous entries in the Virgin Film series, information and criticism are ordered under category headings to aid the ...

Coen Brothers   Virgin Film

Joel and Ethan Coen make up one of the most original and unconventional movie-making partnerships to come out of America at the end of the 20th century. From their debut tour de force Blood Simple to the hugely acclaimed The Man Who Wasn't There, the brothers' films have attracted critical kudos and commercial success in equal measure due to their irreverent, individual and technically virtuoso nature. Each of their films defies categorisation, yet you're never in any doubt you're watching a Coen brothers movie. This exploration of the movie career of Hollywood's best-loved outsiders charts their rise from cult favourites to box-office contenders, whilst combining indispensable reference material and critical analysis of their films.

Comic Book Movies Virgin Film

Although limited to twenty titles, Comic Book Movies follows a format similar to the other books in the growing Virgin Film range, each chapter broken down ...

Comic Book Movies   Virgin Film

The superheroes are back! Since the 1970s, the film world has found inspiration in comic books and graphic novels. These days no summer is complete without a major blockbuster movie based on a comic: Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Men in Black, Daredevil, and The Hulk. Modern special effects have made large-scale superhero epics possible, but the diversity of the comics being published has made for a wide variety of subjects, as evidenced by Ghost World, From Hell, Akira and Road to Perdition. This book looks in detail at twenty key titles, covering every step of the development from comic book panel to feature film frame. Includes interviews with key creative artists about the evolution of the films from the original comics, and speculates about future films.

The Virgin Encyclopedia of the Movies

An illustrated work, covering every aspect of the movie industry.

The Virgin Encyclopedia of the Movies

'The Virgin Encyclopedia of the Movies' is the definitive illustrated movie guide, covering every facet of the most popular and influential entertainment medium of the twentieth century. It provides a decade-by-decade history of the movies, an extensive A to Z of actors and actresses, directors and producers, and reviews of the landmark movies from the first hundred years of international cinema, plus coverage of the technological aspects of movie-making, appraisals of the major movie genres and a list of Oscar winners. The book concentrates on what was popular with cinema-goers rather than what is highly regarded by critics and movie historians.

George Lucas

The step-by-step companion to the work of George Lucas.

George Lucas

The step-by-step companion to the work of George Lucas. George Lucas has directed only five full-length pictures in thirty years, and yet he is one of the most influential of all contemporary filmmakers: not simply a director, he's also a writer, a producer and an unparalleled technical pioneer, responsible for advances in digital projection, CGI and quality cinema sound. Yet he remains defiantly outside the Hollywood system, financing his - and other people's - pictures out of his own funds, creatively answerable to no one but himself.Starting with his time as a film student, this is a critical journey through the films Lucas has directed and actively produced. It encompasses his abstract early works such as Look at Life and 6.18.67, the mainstream successes of American Graffiti, Star Wars and Indiana Jones and the record selling Star Wars prequel trilogy. There is also an extensive section detailing other projects in which he has had a hand, such as Paul Schraeder's Mishima, Haskell Wexler's controversial Latino and Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Man and His Dream. Thsi is an indispensable reference to the work of George Lucas- the mogul, the mythmaker, the one man brand and the most successful independent filmmaker who has ever lived.

Tarantino

Jim Smith’s essential guide looks in detail at Tarantino’s now world-famous works: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and the two-part Kill Bill.

Tarantino

Reservoir Dogs launched Quentin Tarantino as a pioneering new filmmaker and director - his hip-talking, hypnotically shot, ultraviolent US indie films revolutionised American filmmaking and spawned a number of imitators. Jim Smith examines the iconic films Tarantino has directed including Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and Kill Bill, as well as exploring the Tarantino scripts that were filmed by other directors such as True Romance and the controversial Natural Born Killers. Whilst exploring Tarantino's range of projects as an actor, producer and presenter, and his work outside film, Smith analyses the significance of the director's use of favourite actors, anachronisms, borrowed music and reference points and shows how they relate to recurring themes such as heritage, personal responsibility and redemption.

Coen Brothers

This insightful guide is a chronological exploration of the movie career of Hollywood's best-loved outsiders; it combines indispensable reference material with critical analysis of their films, and charts their rise from cult favorites to ...

Coen Brothers

This insightful guide is a chronological exploration of the movie career of Hollywood's best-loved outsiders; it combines indispensable reference material with critical analysis of their films, and charts their rise from cult favorites to box-office contenders. Coen Brothers is essential reading both for their fans and for film lovers in general.

Film Noir

Hollywood showed its dark side in the 1940s and 50s with a wave of highly stylized movies featuring sinister plots, shady characters, sexual tension, chaos and confusion.

Film Noir

Hollywood showed its dark side in the 1940s and 50s with a wave of highly stylized movies featuring sinister plots, shady characters, sexual tension, chaos and confusion. These films have fascinated critics, students, moviegoers, and moviemakers ever since. Classics including THE MALTESE FALCON, THE BIG SLEEP, and THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE are analysed, with iconic actors, such as Robert Mitchum and legendary directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Orson Welles profiled.

The Sixth Virgin Film Guide

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The Sixth Virgin Film Guide


The Seventh Virgin Film Guide

This fully revised, A-Z film guide offers indepth articles on every key international film from the 1930s to 1998. It presents detailed plot breakdowns, cast and production credits and details of Oscar winners and nominees.

The Seventh Virgin Film Guide

This fully revised, A-Z film guide offers indepth articles on every key international film from the 1930s to 1998. It presents detailed plot breakdowns, cast and production credits and details of Oscar winners and nominees. Information is drawn from the database of CineBooks.

The Eleventh Virgin Film Guide

While other guides may cover more movies, this film guide aims to make every film count by providing more information on the films that really matter, from the 1930s to the present day.

The Eleventh Virgin Film Guide

While other guides may cover more movies, this film guide aims to make every film count by providing more information on the films that really matter, from the 1930s to the present day. It offers fuller credits, detailed plot breakdowns, comprehensive Oscars information, alternative titles, longer synopses and reviews, a complete star rating and a comprehensive index of directors.

The Ninth Virgin Film Guide

While other guides may cover more movies, this one provides more information on each film. By narrowing the focus, the Virgin guide can offer fuller credits as well as longer synopses and reviews.

The Ninth Virgin Film Guide

While other guides may cover more movies, this one provides more information on each film. By narrowing the focus, the Virgin guide can offer fuller credits as well as longer synopses and reviews. It draws on the expertise of Cinebooks, recognized as leading the field in the depth and accuracy of its coverage, with more than 50 contributors and researchers around the world.