Houseplants and Hot Sauce

Author: Sally Nixon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452163338
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre: Games & Activities

This cheeky seek and find features illustrated scenes from the life of a modern gal—from brunch with friends to shopping for succulents—with clever and funny challenges on every page. Lenny Letter contributor Sally Nixon combines the nostalgia of visual puzzles with smart, contemporary content for a fresh and charming ebook.

Now Playing A Seek and Find Book for Film Buffs

Author: Alexandre Clerisse
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452166307
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Genre: Games & Activities

Can you find Edward Scissorhands, Steve Zissou, Mrs. Bates, and seven Gremlins? This deluxe seek-and-find for film buffs challenges viewers to locate iconic characters and elements from the work of 12 great directors within largeformat, sumptuously illustrated set-piece spreads (one for each director, with the Coen brothers as a pair). Featured here are Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, and more. With answer keys following the spreads, and visual discovery and delight on every page, Now Playing is a beautifully packaged treat for movie and visual puzzle fans.

Movie Geek

Author: Simon Brew
Publisher: Cassell
ISBN: 9781844039364
Release Date: 2017-10-05
Genre: Performing Arts

Movie Geek is a nerdy dive into popular movies, brought to you by the award-losing Den Of Geek website, with a foreword by the UK's foremost film critic, Mark Kermode. Discover hidden stories behind movies you love (and, er, don't love so much), and find out just why the most dangerous place to be is in a Tom Hanks film. Fascinating, surprisingly and hugely entertaining, this leftfield movie guide is gold for film buffs, and might just bring out the geek - hidden or otherwise - within you... Includes: Alternative movie endings that were binned Movie sequels you didn't know existed Massive box office hits that were huge gambles The collateral damage of Tom Hanks movies Hidden subtexts in family movies Disastrous things that went wrong on modern movie sets...and much, much more!

Plotted

Author: Andrew DeGraff
Publisher: Pulp
ISBN: 9781936976959
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Reference

This incredibly wide-ranging collection of maps - all inspired by literary classics - offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. Andrew DeGraff's stunningly detailed artwork takes readers deep into the landscapes from The Odyssey, Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Invisible Man, A Wrinkle in Time, Watership Down,A Christmas Carol, and more. Sure to reignite a love for old favorites and spark fresh interest in more recent works as well, Plotted provides a unique new way of appreciating the lands of the human imagination.

Cinegeek

Author: Pluttark
Publisher:
ISBN: 163140900X
Release Date: 2017-06-20
Genre: Humor

An encyclopedia of fun, useless little tidbits about the most popular films! Imagine a list of the best romantic comedies without Hugh Grant! Or a tally of the most improbable fantasy flicks. Or even a ranking of giant movie monsters by size! In Cinegeek, messy, joyful, and 100% subjective appreciation of cinema comes into focus for the delight of moviegoers and pop culture fans everywhere!

The Filmmaker Says

Author:
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781616892852
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Design

Inspiring everything from pop culture earthquakes to popular revolutions, filmmakers have demonstrated an uncanny ability to move the masses. But the drama they project on screen is only half the picture. Stretching from its earliest days of two-reel silent films to the latest 3-D digital blockbusters, film history provides a cast of characters ready to spill witty bon mots, outrageous pronouncements, and heartfelt reflections. The Filmmaker Says is a colorful compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history's most influential and opinionated creators of filmed entertainment. Paired like guests at the ultimate film geek dinner party, a celebrated filmmaker of today might sit next to a giant from the silent era, this raucous crew puts on a show arguing, complimenting, and disagreeing with each other about every step of the moviemaking process. A perfect gift for working filmmakers, aspiring auteurs, and avid moviegoers, The Filmmaker Says will delight anyone who has'dreamed of yelling "action" or just can't wait for the lights to go down and the curtain to go up.

The World s Greatest Music Festival Challenge

Author: Matt Everitt
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1780679785
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre: Humor

From muddy fields to rock legends, Woodstock to Glastonbury, rock to dance this book celebrates the greatest festivals of all. Explore the headliners and highlights from Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix and Oasis and beyond. Discover Monsters of Rock, Tomorrowland, Coachella and South by South West as you hunt for the legends that performed there, and find your welly in this fast paced fun adventure through the history of music festivals.

Death at the Movies

Author: Lyn Genelli
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 9780835609166
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"A study of the issue of death and dying and how it is treated in several films. Covers Buddhist concepts such as the Bardo and reincarnation"--

The Film Buff s Bucket List

Author: Chris Stuckmann
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 9781633530942
Release Date: 2016-03-05
Genre: Performing Arts

#1 Amazon Best Seller! Theaters around the world are dominated by comic book heroes, ice princesses, apocalyptic love-struck teens, and whatever masterpiece Pixar is rolling out. It’s clear that cinema is as healthy as ever. Oscar-worthy directors, indie geniuses and foreign artists are creating stunning, boundary-pushing work. Since the turn of the century, movie lovers have been enjoying a second golden age. But which films are the best of the best? What are the top movies since 2000 to see before you die? Chris Stuckmann, one of YouTube’s most popular film reviewers (70+ million views) gives us his best of the best! In his book debut, Stuckmann delivers his list of the very best 50 Movies since 2000 – with that style and punch that YouTube viewers have come to love. These are the films you must see before you die.

2 Kinds of People

Author: João Rocha
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9781523500628
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Humor

It takes all kinds of people to make a world, the expression goes. But maybe it really takes only two kinds. People who put ketchup on their fries, and people who put the ketchup on the side. People who squeeze gently from the bottom, and people who manhandle the toothpaste tube. 2 Kinds of People is the interactive visual personality quiz that’s as much fun as a game. It works by showing two illustrations side by side. If you and your partner pick the same one, score it on the foldout wheel in the back, and move to the next. At the end, the number of matches determines where you fall on the Scale of Compatibility, ranging from mortal enemies to soul mates. There are 85 pairs in all, covering food, home, technology, travel, and more. It’s the perfect icebreaker, a clever way to find out if you and your best friend/date/coworker and/or person you just met in a bar are compatible. Cup or cone? Cash or plastic? Shower or bath? Escalator or stairs? Toilet paper over, or toilet paper under? Like they say, it’s the little things in life that really count.

Film in Five Seconds

Author: H-57
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623658330
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: Art

In today's jet-fueled, caffeine-charged, celebrity-a-minute world, who actually has the time to watch a film from start to finish? Let's face it, life's too short. Now, Film in Five Seconds lets you fast-forward to the best bits so you can enjoy all your favorite movie moments in--literally--moments. Design studio H-57 have taken over 150 iconic films and cut away all the useless details, boiling them down into ingenious pictograms and creating hilarious visual snapshots that are witty, provocative and to the point. From Batman to Bridget Jones, Grease to The Godfather, King Kong to The King's Speech, via slapstick, sci-fi and superheroes, you'll laugh out loud as you identify some of the greatest screen moments of all time. This is the perfect book for film buffs and anyone with a sense of humor or a short attention span.

Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers

Author: Robert Schnakenberg
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594747427
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Strange-But-True Tales of Cross-Dressers, Drug Addicts, Foot Fetishists, and Other Legendary Filmmakers. With outrageous and uncensored profiles of everyone from D. W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino, Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers reveals the little-known secrets of all your favorite directors. Why did Charlie Chaplin refuse to bathe for weeks at a time? Was Alfred Hitchcock really missing a belly button? Is Walt Disney’s corpse preserved in a state of suspended animation? And why on earth did Francis Ford Coppola direct a 3-D pornographic movie? The legends of the silver screen will never be the same!

The Crystal Maze Challenge

Author: Neale Simpson
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 9781472250407
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Genre: Games & Activities

The Crystal Maze is back and there's no place like dome. Packed full of over 100 new games, mind benders and riddles, with this book you can now play the ultimate game show in the playground of your own home. Join ranks with family and friends as you travel through the four iconic zones - Aztec, Industrial, Future and Medieval - guided by Maze Master Richard Ayoade. Some games are quick, so you can have a spontaneous game if you fancy, whilst others require a bit more preparation but they can all be played with household items! Test your skill, mental and physical abilities as you try to leap around your living room without touching the floor, solve puzzles and brainteasers, and complete treasure hunts around the house, all the while trying to win the crystals before heading to The Crystal Dome ... and remembering not to leave anyone locked in any cupboards! The Crystal Maze is ready and waiting ... will you start the fans please!

Name That Movie

Author: Paul Rogers
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452116358
Release Date: 2012-03-16
Genre: Games

Every classic film features iconic images that are unforgettable to movie lovers, from the house on the hill from Psycho to Pulp Fiction's the Big Kahuna burger to the giant dinosaur sculptures of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. In Name That Movie, celebrated illustrator Paul Rogers tests our visual knowledge of the world of cinema, highlighting both obscure and instantly recognizable references to 100 classic films, from the golden age of cinema to the blockbusters of today. The rules of the game are simple: each film gets six line drawings, delivered in sequence, and—here's the clincher—no movie stars. Complete with answer key and index, this elegant gift book will delight cinephiles who will see their favorite films in a whole new light.

The Art of Horror

Author: Stephen Jones
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema
ISBN: 1495009130
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Genre: Art

(Applause Books). Amazingly, there has never been a book quite like The Art of Horror a celebration of frightful images, compiled and presented by some of the genre's most respected names. While acknowledging the beginnings of horror-related art in legends and folk tales, the focus of the book is on how the genre has presented itself to the world since the creations of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley first became part of the public consciousness in the 19th century. It's all here: from early engravings via dust jackets, book illustrations, pulp magazines, movie posters, comic books, and paintings to today's artists working entirely in the digital realm. Editor Stephen Jones and his stellar team of contributors have sourced visuals from archives and private collections (including their own) worldwide, ensuring an unprecedented selection that is accessible to those discovering the genre, while also including many images that will be rare and unfamiliar to even the most committed fan. From the shockingly lurid to the hauntingly beautiful including images of vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, demons, serial killers, alien invaders, and more every aspect of the genre is represented in ten themed chapters. Quotes from artists/illustrators, and a selection from writers and filmmakers, are featured throughout.