Instant Love: How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids
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Instant Love: How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids

With instant film once again available, Polaroids and other instant cameras are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. This friendly and informative guide is the essential how-to book for shooting gorgeous instant pictures with personal panache and a touch of romance. Packed with tips on how to shoot with various cameras, details about the different types of film available, advice on composition and lighting techniques, plus creative p...

Early American Cinema in Transition: Story, Style, and Filmmaking, 1907-1913
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Early American Cinema in Transition: Story, Style, and Filmmaking, 1907-1913

The years 1907-1913 mark a crucial transitional moment in American cinema. As moving picture shows changed from mere novelty to an increasingly popular entertainment, fledgling studios responded with longer running times and more complex storytelling. A growing trade press and changing production procedures also influenced filmmaking. In Early American Cinema in Transition, Charlie Keil looks at a broad cross-section of fiction films...

100 Things WWE Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know)
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100 Things WWE Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

No punches pulled, you get the most you can get out of brief explanations of key events/people/etc. in the WWE timeline. If you've read Death of WCW, you know what to expect as a fan of the business. It's entertaining, informative, and simply fun. I'm only about 1/3rd of the way through and can say it has a much more general appeal potential than his previous books, and that's not to take away from it at all. One example is his Hulk ...

Projecting Citizenship : Photography and Belonging in the British Empire
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Projecting Citizenship : Photography and Belonging in the British Empire

“Brilliantly elucidates the inner photographic workings of the fraught historical and cultural processes that are at work whenever we see, or think we see, images of citizens. Moser’s book adds important historical nuance to the burgeoning literature on photography and citizenship, demonstrating that the scenes of precarious spectatorship that came to structure concepts and practices of citizenship across the British Empire were ofte...

The Cambridge Companion to William Blake (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
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The Cambridge Companion to William Blake

"Like other volumes in the "Cambridge Companions to Literature" series, this collection of essays is designed to be useful for a broad academic audience. It maintains the normally high standards of editing, writing, and scholarship that characterize the series. Highly recommended." Choice

Thematic And Methodological Foundations Of Alfred Hitchcock's Artistic Vision
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Thematic And Methodological Foundations Of Alfred Hitchcock's Artistic Vision

Dr. Drumin uses a thematic approach to the study of a selection of Hitchcock's work. The book is clearly grounded in the author's background as a professor of philosophy, and the writing is a little academically stilted in places, as befitting what appears to be a textbook (and at a textbook price). However, the book is highly readable, and at the same time, thorough and insightful. Scholars as well as fans will enjoy this book. Dr. ...

My First Movie: Take Two: Ten Celebrated Directors Talk About Their First Film
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My First Movie: Take Two

If you're an aspiring director or a film maker looking to make an indy feature, this is a great book. You read about the first hand experiences of established feature directors as they take on their first film. You'll see exactly the kind of drive and ambition that is necessary to make it.

Garden of Dreams: The Life of Simone Signoret
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Garden of Dreams: The Life of Simone Signoret

I must admit I was not familiar with the name Simone Signoret before a friend told me about her, but after reading this wonderful biography I am now intrigued to know more about this complicated, talented, mentally strong and socially conscious woman. I was as impressed with the detailed research done to paint a fascinating mosaic as I was with the comfortable writing style of the author. I had a strong feeling that the author truly ...