The 'Radio Times Guide to Films' reviews thousands of films and includes cast, character, writer and director credits, plus family viewing advice and BBFC classification, as well as Blu-ray, HD and DVD availability for all titles.
Author: Tom Ang
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Digital Photography Essentials is the authoritative guide to digital photography from bestselling author and photographer Tom Ang. Using beautiful images and jargon-free yet highly practical text, Digital Photography Essentials covers the basics of digital photography and explains different ways to approach a subject, how to develop projects, image manipulation, and printing and sharing techniques, so you can build your skills from beginner to confident and creative photographer. Completely updated and now newly repackaged with a fresh, contemporary layout, Digital Photography Essentials is a must-have for any aspiring digital photographer.
Author: Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2016-04-01
This cutting-edge edited collection brings together 17 scholarly essays on two of cinema and television’s most enduring and powerful themes: law and crime. With contributions by many of the most prominent scholars in law, sociology, criminology, and film, Framing Law and Crime offers a critical survey of a variety of genres and media, integrating descriptions of technique with critical analysis, and incorporating historical and socio-political critique. The first set of essays brings together accounts of the history of the Law and Cinema Movement; the groundbreaking genre of “post-apocalyptic fiction;” and the policy-setting genesis of a Canadian documentary. The second section of the book turns to the examination of a range of international or global films, with an eye to assessing the strengths, frailties, and possible functions of law, as depicted in fictional cinema. After an international focus in the second section, the third section focuses on law and crime in American film and television, inclusive of both fictional and documentary modes of narration. This section’s expansion beyond film narratives to include television series attempts to broaden the scope of the edited collection, in terms of media discussed; it is also a nod to how the big screen, although still a dominant force in American popular culture, now has to compete, to some extent, with the small screen, for influence over the collective American popular cultural imaginary. The fourth section, titled brings together various chapters that attempt to instantiate how a “Gothic Criminology” could be useful, as an interpretative framework in analyzing depictions of law and crime in film and television. The fifth and final section covers issues of pedagogy, epistemology, and ethics in relation to moving images of law and crime. Merging wide-ranging analyses with nuanced scholarly interpretations, Framing Law and Crime examines key concepts and showcases original research reflecting the latest interdisciplinary trends in the scholarship of the moving image. It addresses, not only scholars, but also fans, and will heighten the appreciation of connoisseurs and newcomers to these topics alike.
A versatile craftsman, actor Van Heflin was never concerned with popularity or comfortable with stardom. Lauded by his peers, Heflin won over moviegoers with his portrayal of resolute homesteader Joe Starrett in George Stevens' classic Shane (1953). He impressed in all genres, convincingly portraying every type of character from heel to hero. Van Heflin first garnered attention as the sensitive, alcoholic friend of gangster Johnny Eager (1941), for which he won an Academy Award, and later gave notable performances in a string of noirs, dramas and westerns. He was memorable as the psychotic cop in Joseph Losey's masterpiece The Prowler (1951) but equally impressive as the doubtful executive in Jean Negulesco's smart satire Woman's World (1954). This first full-length biography of Heflin covers his early life as a sailor and his career on stage and screen, providing detailed commentary on all his films.
Author: Peter Newark
Publisher: Brown Dog
Release Date: 2016-04-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Star of Bedroom Farce and Glengarry Glen Ross, Derek Newark acted in the very first episode of Doctor Who. From the army to RADA to the National Theatre and Broadway, this is the story of the rise and fall of a talented actor brought down by booze and bad behaviour. Once challenging film star Oliver Reed to a fight in a studio canteen, Derek was knocked down in a Green Room drinking confrontation by Jim Carter, later to win fame as the butler in Downton Abbey. Full of behind-the-scenes anecdotes captured by his brother, this book appeals to anyone interested in the history of the British theatre - as well as those who like tales of Soho bad boys. From Sir John Gielgud, Michael Winner, Oliver Reed, Ray Winstone to gangster John Bindon and Francis Bacon's lover George Dyer - Derek knew them all and clashed with most of them!
Author: Leonard Maltin
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Performing Arts
NEARLY 16,000 ENTRIES INCLUDING 300+ NEW ENTRIES AND MORE THAN 13,000 DVD LISTINGS Summer blockbusters and independent sleepers; masterworks of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Martin Scorsese; the timeless comedy of the Marx Brothers and Buster Keaton; animated classics from Walt Disney and Pixar; the finest foreign films ever made. This 2015 edition covers the modern era, from 1965 to the present, while including all the great older films you can’t afford to miss—and those you can—from box-office smashes to cult classics to forgotten gems to forgettable bombs, listed alphabetically, and complete with all the essential information you could ask for. NEW: • Nearly 16,000 capsule movie reviews, with 300+ new entries • More than 25,000 DVD and video listings • Up-to-date list of mail-order and online sources for buying and renting DVDs and videos MORE: • Official motion picture code ratings from G to NC-17 • Old and new theatrical and video releases rated **** to BOMB • Exact running times—an invaluable guide for recording and for discovering which movies have been edited • Reviews of little-known sleepers, foreign films, rarities, and classics • Leonard’s personal list of Must-See Movies • Date of release, running time, director, stars, MPAA ratings, color or black and white • Concise summary, capsule review, and four-star-to-BOMB rating system • Precise information on films shot in widescreen format • Symbols for DVDs, videos, and laserdiscs • Completely updated index of leading actors
Author: Steve O'Brien
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Genre: Doctor Who (Television program : 1963-1989)
"JUST HOW TALL IS THE MASTER? WHO WAS KILLED BY PSYCHIC SPIDER ELECTRICITY? WHAT CAN'T A SONIC SCREWDRIVER DO? More colourful than Tom Baker's scarf, and more clever than Osgood, Whographica explores the rich and peculiar history of Doctor Who through infographics, charts, maps - and more! Follow the tangled threads of the Doctor's family tree. Discover the secrets of Dalek evolution. Learn what the Doctor so desperately wants to know himself- where and when to find his home planet. Captivating, intriguing, beautiful and strange, Whographica will show you so much more than the average eye is allowed to see. Because, if you look hard, there are more wonders in this universe than you could have ever dreamed of."
Author: Alan Jones
Release Date: 2017-10-15
Genre: Performing Arts
World renowned film critic Alan Jones takes you on a startling tour through the extremes of the exploitation movie's Golden Era of 1935-1985. With an introduction by Combat Shock writer/director Buddy Giovinazzo, The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies fully captures the range of the entire exploitation spectrum. Enter, if you dare, into the sordid, sleazy underworld of Z-studio slime and punishment, where orgies of the dead, cesspools of vice and shameless desires featured tantalising titles, lurid artowrk, daring advertising campaigns and overblown hype.
Author: David J. Howe
Publisher: Telos Pub Limited
Release Date: 2008-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
From 1973 until 1994, the Target Doctor Who paperbacks were a mainstay of the publishing world. From humble beginnings, they grew into a list running to 156 individual titles and selling over 13 million copies world-wide. This is the story of Target Books. Noted researcher and historian David J Howe chronicles the origins of the imprint, speaking to all the major players in its development, from editors to art directors, managing directors to artists and authors, and charts the books' critical reception as well as the fortunes and failings of the many publishing houses involved in their production. Profusely illustrated with all the covers, plus rare and unseen sketches and unused concepts and ideas, The Target Book is the definitive guide to a range of books which shaped the reading habits of a generation. Introduction by writer Terrance Dicks.
Author: Lynn Kear
Release Date: 2016-03-30
Genre: Performing Arts
This book is the definitive guide to the film, stage, radio and television career of Kay Francis, one of the most glamorous stars from the golden age of Hollywood. For each film, the authors provide a thorough synopsis plus cast and crew information (including biographies), opening dates, production notes, behind-the-scenes details, and reviews. In addition, information is provided on her stage, radio, and television appearances, and a section is devoted to collecting Kay Francis memorabilia, including such items as cigarette cards, sheet music and soundtracks. Also covered is the stage and vaudeville career of Kay Francis’ mother, Katherine Clinton. A brief biography of Kay Francis is provided, along with an insightful foreword by film scholar James Robert Parish. Truly a treasure trove for Kay Francis fans and anyone interested in classic filmmaking in the 1930s and 1940s, the book includes more than 130 illustrations, many of them rare.