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The Prop Effects Guidebook: Lights, Motion, Sound, and Magic

Eric Hart · Routledge
Pages: 198
Format: Hardcover

In The Prop Building Guidebook, author Eric Hart demonstrated how to cut, glue, sculpt, and bend raw materials to build props. Now in The Prop Effects Guidebook, he shows us how to connect and assemble components and parts to make those props light up, explode, make noise, and bleed. It delves...
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Harry Potter Page to Screen: Updated Edition: The Complete Filmmaking Journey

Bob McCabe · Harper Design
Pages: 540
Format: Hardcover

Harry Potter Page to Screen: Revised and Expanded now has more pages devoted to the legacy of the Harry Potter films. In addition to the complete history of all eight Harry Potter films, the book now explores the theme parks in Florida, California and Japan, the sets and props in Leavesden,...
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Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days

Janice Dean · Harper
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Fox & Friends meteorologist Janice Dean explains how she purposefully finds the silver lining in every cloud, no matter what challenge she faces.Janice is well-known for the infectious joy she brings to segments on Fox & Friends, no matter the weather. Yet many of her fans know...
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Funny Man: Mel Brooks

Patrick McGilligan · Harper
Pages: 656
Format: Hardcover

A deeply textured and compelling biography of comedy giant Mel Brooks, covering his rags-to-riches life and triumphant career in television, films, and theater, from Patrick McGilligan, the acclaimed author of Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane and Alfred...
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What If This Were Enough?: Essays

Heather Havrilesky · Doubleday
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

By the acclaimed critic, memoirist, and advice columnist, an impassioned collection tackling our obsession with self-improvement and urging readers to embrace the imperfections of the everydayHeather Havrilesky's writing has been called "whip-smart and profanely funny" (Entertainment...
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Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of "The View"

Ramin Setoodeh · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Like Fire & Fury, the gossipy real-life soap opera behind a serious show. When Barbara Walters launched The View, network executives told her that hosting it would tarnish her reputation. Instead, within ten years, she'd revolutionized morning TV and made household names of her co-hosts:...
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Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire

David Thomson · Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the celebrated film critic and author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, an original, seductive account of sexuality in the movies and of how actors and actresses on screen have fed our desire.Film can make us want things we can not have. But, while sometimes rapturous, the interaction...
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Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art

Susan Napier · Yale University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the world A thirtieth‑century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red‑haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit - what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind...
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The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film

W. K. Stratton · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

For the fiftieth anniversary of the film, W.K. Stratton's definitive history of the making of The Wild Bunch, named one of the greatest Westerns of all time by the American Film Institute.Sam Peckinpah's film The Wild Bunch is the story of a gang of outlaws who are one big steal...
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Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men

Alexandra Robbins · Dutton
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of Pledged is back with an unprecedented fly-on-the-wall look inside fraternity houses from current brothers' perspectives - and a fresh, riveting must-read about what it's like to be a college guy today. Two real-life stories. One stunning...
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