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CORE BOOKS – Motion Pictures, Filmmaking
Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic – Filmmaking Books PDF
St. Martin’s 1998
Writing with the full cooperation of the director’s family, many crew members, and the film’s restoration team, film historian Dan Auiler offers an in-depth re-creation of the making of Hitchcock’s signature thriller. Through an extensive review of early script drafts, detailed interviews with the participants, and many archival materials, Auiler leads us down the winding path that brought this spellbinding and desperately romantic film to the screen. Scores of production notes, sketches, and storyboards – some in Hitchcock’s own hand – are included, along with a generous array of stills from the film and its restoration.
Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy – Filmmaking Books PDF
Chicago Review 2010
30 chapters and 100 essays follow the connections that link Mae West to Marilyn Monroe and W. C. Fields to Will Ferrell. Offering unvarnished insight into comedians and directors such as Buster Keaton, Christopher Guest, Eddie Murphy, and Ben Stiller, this eye-opening, entertaining, and enlightening tour encompasses the masterpieces, the box-office smashes, and all the little-known gems in between. Laurel and Hardy, Marilyn Monroe, Peter Sellers, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, and the Coen Brothers are among others profiled, while a list of the top-100 American film comedies is also included.
Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood – Filmmaking Books PDF
One World Ballantine 2005
Spanning sixty years, this deliciously entertaining history uncovers the audacious manner in which many blacks made a place for themselves in an industry that originally had no place for them. We discover that Black Hollywood was a place distinct from the studio-system-dominated Tinseltown–a world unto itself, with unique rules and social hierarchy. It had its own talent scouts and media, its own watering holes, elegant hotels, and fashionable nightspots, and of course its own glamorous and brilliant personalities.
A History of Narrative Film – Filmmaking Books PDF
Cook, David A.
Adopted at over 325 colleges and universities in its Second Edition, David A. Cook’s A History of Narrative Film has established itself as a leader in its field. Throughout, A History of Narrative Film integrates film history and aesthetics with an astute analysis of the technological, social, and economic context of world cinema.
Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia (Volume 1) – Filmmaking Books PDF
Volume 2 – Movies PDF
Volume 3 – Movies PDF
Dimare, Philip C., ed.
A reference text focused on the relationship between American society and movies and filmmaking in the United States from the late 19th century through the present. Beyond discussing many important American films ranging from Birth of a Nation to Star Wars to the Harry Potter film series, the essays included in the volumes explore sensitive issues in cinema related to race, class, and gender, authored by international scholars who provide unique perspectives on American cinema and history.
A Short History of Film – Movies PDF
Dixon, Wheeler W. & Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey
Rutgers University 2008
A history of international film. Succinct yet comprehensive, A Short History of Film provides an accessible overview of the major movements, directors, studios, and genres from the 1880s to the present. More than 250 rare stills and illustrations accompany the text, bringing readers face to face with many of the key players and films that have marked the industry.
French Cinema – Movies PDF
Faber and Faber 2011
The respected film critic Charles Drazin has written what will become the definitive history of French cinema. Drazin examines France’s role as the inventor of cinema and its pivotal influence over the language of cinema across the past century. Along the way, he highlights the influence of Hollywood directors such as Hitchcock, Ford, and Hawks on Truffaut’s generation, as well as the impact of British directors such as Ken Loach and Mike Leigh on current filmmakers.
America’s Film Legacy: The Authoritative Guide to the Landmark Movies in the National Film Registry – Filmmaking Books PDF
A reference guide to the most significant films ever made in the United States. Chosen by filmmakers and the public under the auspices of the Library of Congress, the 450 titles in the National Film Registry run the gamut from big-budget Hollywood blockbusters to landmark independent, documentary, animation and avant-garde masterpieces and experimental shorts. Unlike opinionated Top 100 and arbitrary Best Of lists, these are the real thing: groundbreaking films that make up the backbone of American cinema.
The Encyclopedia of Westerns – Movies PDF
Facts on File 2003
With more than 3,500 entries, The Encyclopedia of Westerns is a detailed and insightful survey of western films. Entries provide production details, cast and crew lists, and the release date of each film discussed, followed by a summary of the story and a critical analysis of the most significant movies covered. Also featured is an appendix listing spaghetti westerns (the genre that made Clint Eastwood a star), an overview of westerns at the Academy Awards, a look at literary sources and inspirations, and more than 100 photographs.
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 and Clyde-and through them, the larger story of the cultural revolution that transformed Hollywood, and America, forever.
Nobody’s Perfect: Writings from the New Yorker – Movies PDF
For ten years, Anthony Lane has delighted New Yorker readers with his film reviews, book reviews, and profiles that range from Buster Keaton to Vladimir Nabokov to Ernest Shackleton. Nobody’s Perfect is an unforgettable collection of Lane’s trademark wit, satire, and insight that will satisfy both the long addicted and the not so familiar.
Guide to British Cinema – Filmmaking Books PDF
An invaluable guide to the nation’s cinematic output, including entries on major British actors, directors, and films from 1929 through the present day. The volume also highlights both major cycles such as the Gainsborough melodrama, the Ealing comedy, and the British new wave; as well as less well-defined cycles including the vein of dark melodramas that characterized the British cinema from 1945 to 1950. Such figures as Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, and Dirk Bogarde are covered in detail, as well as Christopher Lee, Roy Ward Baker, Ray Winstone, and other long-serving but less well-known artists.
Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir – Movies PDF
Eddie Muller takes us on a spellbinding trip through treacherous terrain: Hollywood in the post-World War II years, when art, politics, scandal, style–and brilliant craftsmanship–produced a new approach to moviemaking, and a new type of cultural mythology.
80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards – Books about Movies PDF
Abbeville Press 2008
Robert Osborne takes readers on a star-studded journey through the best of film, illustrated with pictures and stills from the Academy’s archives. Throughout the book, vivid color and black-and-white photographs bring the films and ceremonies to life. Over 700 celebrity and movie stills are included, as is the official key-art poster for each year’s Best Picture winner. It details the accomplishments, trends, developments, and events that occurred during each ten-year period, both within the Academy and the film industry as a whole. This encyclopedic resource also provides a year-by-year glimpse of the Award ceremonies, including the award nominees and winners in each category and memorable moments of the evening’s events.
Thomas Dunne 2009
Film production veteran Tom Reilly has worked on the sets of critically praised films and commercial blockbusters for more than three decades. In The Big Picture, he explores the art and the craft of filmmaking from the vantage point of someone actually running the movie set. Using examples unlike any of those in other books on film, Reilly exposes not only the power and the personalities, but the secrets of the pros.
The Rough Guide to Film: An A-Z of Directors and Their Movies – Books about Movies PDF
Armstrong, Richard, et al
Rough Guides 2007
Rough Guides 2007
The perfect companion to cinema’s most spectacular genre, The Rough Guide to Film Musicals reveals how an escapist entertainment became Hollywood’s most ingenious art form. From such enduring classics as Singin’ In The Rain and West Side Story to recent successes like Evita and Chicago, this book reviews 50 essential musicals, including several forgotten gems. There are profiles of musical icons such as Fred Astaire, Judy Garland and George Gershwin and details of musicals from around the world. Complete with a list of the best soundtracks, websites and books for further reading.
The Rough Guide to Film Noir – Books about Movies PDF
Ballinger, Alexander & Graydon, Danny
Rough Guides 2007
From early masterpieces like Double Indemnity and Kiss Me Deadly through to neo-noir classics such as Chinatown and LA Confidential, this book highlights all the groundbreaking noir movies. There are profiles of legendary performers such as Humphrey Bogart and Barbara Stanwyck, great directors like Fritz Lang plus key cinematographers, composers and designers. Complete with website listings and books for further reading.
Exploring Movie Construction & Production: What’s so exciting about movies? – Filmmaking Books PDF
Open SUNY 2017
This textbook contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate building blocks of each theme. Filmmaking textbooks pdf.
The Rough Guide to American Independent Film – Books about Movies PDF
Rough Guides 2006
The essential companion for anyone interested in American Independent, low-budget and maverick filmmaking. The book looks at the deep-reaching history of American ‘indie’ cinema in all its guises, from its earliest incarnations in the 60s and 70s to the growth of indie avatars (Sundance & Miramax) and even considers where it is today. It explores the definitions of ‘independent’ film in terms of both aesthetics and means of production and comes complete with a canon of the 50 greatest American ‘Indie’ films of all time.
Siegel, Scott and Siegel, Barbara
Facts on File 1990
Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror – Books about Movies PDF
Tells the unlikely story of how directors like Wes Craven, Roman Polanski, and John Carpenter revolutionized the genre in the 1970s, plumbing their deepest anxieties to bring a gritty realism and political edge to their craft. From Rosemary’s Baby to Halloween, the films they unleashed on the world created a template for horror that has been relentlessly imitated but rarely matched.
Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide – Books about Movies PDF
Annual editions from 1993 to 2015, not complete. Also special editions for some genres.
Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema – Filmmaking Books PDF
Sharman, Russell Leigh
University of Arkansas 2020
“This is an extremely comprehensive book for an introductory to film class. The first half of the book is entitled “An Introduction to Cinema,” and it covers a short history and also discusses how one should watch a film, but also has chapters on Mise-en-scene, narrative, cinematography, editing, sound, and acting. The second half of the book covers representation of African Americans and women in film, each having its own chapter.” – Review. Filmmaking books pdf.
Stubbs, Liz and Rodriguez, Richard
The high-spirited, freewheeling ins and outs of the sizzling independent film scene are fully documented in this compelling collection of interviews with the industry’s brightest young directors and producers. Part how-to guide and part riveting expose, it discusses training, financing, preproduction, shooting, postproduction, festivals, and distribution. Every page offers budding artists keen insights that are vital to success in a field that’s tough to crack.
Magill’s Cinema Annual – Movies PDF
Tallerico, Brian and others, eds.
Annual Editions from 1982 to 2016, not complete.
The Spectator: Talk about Movies and Plays with the People who Make Them – Books about Movies PDF
New Press 1999
“Telling portraits of a wide range of artists in conversation with a passionately involved, prodigiously well prepared interlocutor.” Booklist.
The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry – Books about Movies PDF
Scarecrow 1998 Dewey Dec. 384
It is not a who’s who of the industry, but rather a what’s what: a dictionary of producing and releasing companies, technical innovations, industry terms, studios, genres, color systems, institutions and organizations, etc.
BOOK COLLECTIONS – Filmmaking PDF
Books about Movies Free – Film History Books – Collection – Filmmaking Books PDF
Collection of about 135 books related to Film and Cinema, free and online, at the Internet Archive, assembled by Folkscanomy. Some books: Encyclopedia of Film, Hollywood’s West: the American frontier in film, TV & history, New Guide to Italian Cinema, Crime Films, The International Movie Industry, Designing and Regulating Brutality in Hollywood Cinema 1930-1968, Australian Cinema after Mabo, The Films of Clint Eastwood, Three Philosophical Filmmakers: Hitchcock Welles Renoir, Documentary Filmmakers Speak, History of Film Music, Big Picture Magazine, many more. Film history books pdf.
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Films & Cinema Books – Collection – Filmmaking Books PDF
About 160 films & cinema books free from the Internet Archive. Some books: Encyclopedia of Movie Awards, the American Gangster/Crime Film, VideoHound’s DVD Guide, Hollywood Creative Directory, Comedy Movies: illustrated reviews of the classic films, Film Producers studios agents and casting directors guide, Film Review (annual volumes), Film Lighting: talks with Hollywood’s cinematographers and gaffers, Essential Guide to Bollywood, Film Composers Guide, Transamerica shooting script, many more. Film history books free, filmmaking books pdf free download.
Film-Making Books – Collection – Filmmaking Books PDF
About 5,000 free books on Film Making. Be patient while the page loads. Some books: European Cinema: an introduction, the Language of Cinema, Encyclopedia of British Film, The Total Film-maker, A History of Film, Complete Guide to Film Scoring, The Producers, Film & Television in Education, Eastern Europe: an illustrated guide, Hong Kong Action Cinema, Australian Film: a bibliography, Survey of World Cinema, The Technique of Film Editing, The Film Experience: elements of motion picture art, The Movies as History, many more. Motion picture producers and directors. Film history books pdf, filmmaking books pdf.
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History of Motion Pictures Books – Collection – Movies PDF
About 250 books on the history of motion pictures. Some books: History of Film, History of World Cinema, Short History of the Movies, A Pictorial History of the Movie Villain, Cinema Year by Year 1894-200, Interpreting Films, 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, The Birth of the Movies, Introduction to the Art of the Movies, The Filmviewer’s Handbook, The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema, Movies of Alfred Hitchcock, Thriller Movies, many more. Film history books pdf.
Cinematography Books – Collection – Movies PDF
About 630 free books on Cinematography. Some books: Photographic Theory for the Motion Picture, The Movie Maker’s Handbook, Home Movies Made Easy, How to Shoot a Movie Story, Shooting in the Wild, Creative Film-Making, Handbook of Basic Motion Picture Techniques, The Animation Handbook, Digital Cinematography, Special Effects in the Movies, Adobe After Effects, The Animation Bible, Film Production, American Cinematographer Manual, Basic Grip Book, A Technological History of Motion Pictures and TV, many more. Cinematography books pdf.
Motion Picture Producers and Directors – Collection – Filmmaking Books PDF
About 1,600 books on Movie Producers and Directors. Some books: The Moviemakers, Illustrated Who’s Who of Hollywood Directors, The Directors in their own words, South American Cinema Dictionary of Film Makers, Women Filmmakers of the African and Asian Diaspora, The Films of Peter Weir, Independent Women Directors, Inner Views: ten Canadian film-makers, Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers, Growing up in Hollywood, many more. Film history books pdf.
CORE BOOKS – Television PDF
American Television Directory: Official Yearbook of the American Television Society, Inc. – Books on Television PDF
American Television Society
American Television Society 1946 Dewey Dec. 384
This is the first directory or yearbook by this organization, which had been recently created for this entirely new industry. The publication is made up of approximately 40 contributed articles, and also includes information about the American Television Society. Among the articles are: ‘Is Television Tomorrow’s Radio?’; ‘The Bell System’s Plan for Tele-networks’; ‘Sports for Millions by Television’; ‘The Economics of Television’; ‘Televised News for Theater-goers’; ‘Television and Fashion’; ‘Is Today’s Television Here to Stay?’; ‘Publications Reporting Television’. Bibliography included.
TV Guide: The First 25 Years – Books on Television PDF
Harris, Jay S.
NY: Simon and Schuster 1978
“A brilliant, lavishly illustrated, rollicking, zany, tear-jerking, and definitive portrait of the great moments, issues, programs, and personalities that filled America’s airwaves, homes, hearts, and minds for a quarter of a century …” – Book cover.
Hilliard, Robert L., ed.
Hastings House 1978 Dewey Dec. 384
Television broadcasting book.
The Encyclopedia Of American Television: Broadcast Programming Post-World War II to 2000 – Books on Television PDF
An alphabetical reference to programs and personalities of network television over the last fifty years includes storylines, broadcast histories, air times, and awards. Book on television history.
One Nation under Television – Books on Television PDF
MacDonald, J. Fred
Pantheon 1990 Dewey Dec. 384
Since commercial television emerged in the late 1940s, it has been on the cutting edge of social, political, economic, and cultural developments in the United States and the world. This book is a provocative history of how the major networks schemed to gain ratings and power, and to keep the FCC at bay. The result was the creation of limited and rigidly standardized television offerings. TV history, books about TV.
Understanding Society, Culture, and Television – Books about TV PDF
Praeger 2000 Dewey Dec. 384
What is the real nature of television, and what is its place in contemporary society and culture? In a provocative rethinking of the medium and its ensuing effects, this book argues that we have misunderstood television and have thus contributed to a distorted view of art and culture in the 20th century. During the final quarter of this century both in academic and popular circles, we have spread wildly exaggerated claims about television’s undermining of human consciousness and behavior. Television has become a scapegoat for all sorts of societal and cultural ills. The arguments presented by many researchers on behalf of the ill-effects of TV are fundamentally weak and flawed. Mass media and culture, Television broadcasting — Social aspects.
Target: Prime Time: Advocacy Groups and the Struggle Over Entertainment Television – Books on Television PDF
Montgomery, Kathryn C.
Oxford University 1989 Dewey Dec. 384
Television is the most powerful and pervasive storyteller of our time. The stories it tells–and, equally important, the stories it fails to tell–have a marked impact on how viewers see the world around them. Is it any wonder then that television has become the focal point of bitter struggle, with numerous advocacy groups–from the NAACP to the National Gay Task Force to the Moral Majority–battling with network executives over the content of prime time shows? Target: Prime Time is the first book to explore network television’s dealings with political advocacy groups, offering a comprehensive picture of the impact of organized pressure on prime time TV.
Television: The Critical View – Books on Television PDF
Oxford University 1994 Dewey Dec. 384
The Critical View sheds light on everything from the latest prime-time television programs to news, talk shows, and commercials. This well established and critically acclaimed text remains the leading collection of critical essays about America’s most important medium of communication. Language Arts & Disciplines / Communication Studies, Television broadcasting — United States.
BOOK COLLECTIONS – Television PDF
Television Personalities – Collection – Books on Television PDF
About 1,200 books on Television Personalities. Some personalities: Stephen Fry, Stephen Colbert, Khloe Kardashian, Joan Lunden, Graham Norton, Lisa Riley, Bruce Forsyth, Dermot O’Leary, David Attenborough, Jon Stewart, Johnny Carson, Paul Merton. Books about TV free online.
Books about the Social Aspects of Television Broadcasting – Collection – Books about TV PDF
About 180 books on the Social Aspects of Television Broadcasing. Some titles: Branded Women in U.S. Television, Armchair Nation: an Intimate History of Britain, Viewing America: 21st Century Television, The BBC in Scotland, The Citizen Machine: Governing by Television in 1950s America, Television Shows that Changed our Lives. Books about television pdf free download.
Television Broadcasting Books – Collection – Books on Television PDF
About 1,500 books about Television Broadcasting. Some books: Is Television a Bad Influence?, Let’s Visit a Television Station, Winning the Global TV News Game, How Sweet it Was: Television – a pictorial commentary with photos, Television: a world view, Contemporary World Television, Television: the first 50 years, The TV Addict’s Handbook, Encyclopedia of Television, Breaking into Television: proven advice from veterans and interns, many more. Books about television, books about television industry.
Television Broadcasting of News Books – Collection – Books about TV PDF
About 420 books about Television Broadcasting of News. Some books: Working in TV News: the insider’s guide, The Media War, Making Television News iin the Satellite Age, White News: why local news programs don’t cover people of color, Television News, News-watch: How TV Decides the News, Broadcast New Handbook: writing reporting and producing, The Evening Stars: the making of the network news anchor, In the Newsroom, The Process of Electronic News Gathering, A Guide for TV Producers and Reporters, many more. News broadcasting, history of TV news.
Television Programs Books – Collection – Books on Television PDF
About 1,400 books on Television Programs. Some books: TV Guide Book of Lists, The Best TV Trivia and Quiz Book Ever, Fear Factor: the fright stuff, 30 Years of Television: a Quizbook, TV 70 (several annual vols), The West Wing, Cult TV: the Detectives, Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows 1946-Present, Super TV Stars, History of Television, The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, Star Trek: Q’s Guide to the Continuum, The Wire: Truth be told, Complete Encyclopedia of Television, many more. Books on television history.
Television History Books – Collection – Books on Television PDF
About 100 free books on Television History. Some books: A History of Television in 100 Programmes, The History of Television, 1880 to 1941, What Would Buffy Do? The Apprentice A-Z, Reading the Vampire Slayer, Writers on their Favorite TV Shows, TV Wonderland, Black Power TV, Something Completely Different: British Television, The Sitcoms of Norman Lear. .
Books about TV & Children – Collection – Books on Television PDF
About 170 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of TV & Children. Some books: The Smart Parent’s Guide to Kids’ TV, TV: friend or foe?, Viewing Children through Television, The Responsible Parent’s Guide to TV, Make Television Work for Your Kids, Kick the TV Habit, Children and the Entertainment Industry, A Study of Children around the TV set, The ACT Guide to Children’s Television, Glued to the Tube, Raising Media-savvy Kids in the Age of the Channel-Surfing Couch Potato, Saturday Morning Mind Control, many more. Books about Children’s TV.
CORE BOOKS – Radio
On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio – Broadcasting PDF
Oxford University 1998
Random House 2007
Voice of America: A History – Books about Radio PDF
Heil, Alan L.
Columbia University 2003
Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960 – Books about Radio PDF
Sies, Luther F.
The Encyclopedia of American Radio: An A-Z Guide to Radio from Jack Benny to Howard Stern – Broadcasting PDF
Facts on File 2000
BOOK COLLECTIONS – Radio
Books about Radio Broadcasting – Collection – Books about Radio PDF
About 430 books on Radio Broadcasting.
Some books: License Manual for the Radio Amateur, Fundamentals of Radio Communications, ARRL Operating Manual (for the Ham), Who Really Invented Radio?, Directory of World Band Radio, Audels Radiomans Guide, Shortwave Listener’s Q and A Book, Radio Theory and Servicing, Old Radio Sets, Radios: the golden age, Lew McCoy on Antennas, Principles of Radio, Up and Down the Dial of British Radio, Writing for Radio, many more. Radio broadcasting books pdf.
Books on Radio Broadcasters – Collection – Books about Radio PDF
About 130 books on Radio Broadcasters. Some books: The Art of Talk, Golden Throats and Silver Tongues: the radio announcers, Americans Hail Rush Limbaugh, Imus: America’s cowboy, Larry King, Howard Stern, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Talked to Death: the murder of Alan Berg and the Rise of the Neo-Nazis, Life is Not a Rehearsal: a memoir, Talk Shows and Hosts on Radio, Laura Pulfer, Encyclopedia of American Radio, Johnny Holliday: from rock to jock, NPR and the Art of Radio, many more. Books about radio pdf.
VINTAGE BOOKS – Radio Broadcasting
Radio Amateur’s Hand Book – Broadcasting PDF
Rowe 1922 Dewey Dec. 384
Outline of Radio – Radio Books PDF
Hogan, John Vincent Lawless
Little, Brown 1923 Dewey Dec. 384
Radio For Everybody – Books on Radio Broadcasting PDF
Lescarboura, Austin C.
Scientific American 1922 Dewey Dec. 384
Subtitle: “Being A Popular Guide To Practical Radio-Phone Reception And Transmission And To The Dot-And-Dash Reception And Transmission Of The Radio Telegraph, For The Layman Who Wants To Apply Radio For His Pleasure And Profit Without Going Into The Special Theories And The Intricacies Of The Art.”