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101 Nowlan, Robert A. & Gwendolyn Wright THE FILMS OF THE EIGHTIES: A Complete, Qualitative Filmography to over 3400 Feature-Length English Language Films, Theatrical and Video-Only, Released between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1989
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (1991). 0899505600 / 9780899505602 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in orange cloth, titles in black; issued without dust jacket. 
"Wonderful reference including popular and lesser known films ranging from Aliens to Zilch. Each of the more than 3400 alphabetical title entries contains a brief plot summary/evaluation, full cast and awards listings, ...complete production credits." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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102 Okuda, Michael STAR TREK: SHIPS OF THE LINE
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Pocket Books, (2006). 1416532439 / 9781416532439 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 176 pages. Oblong quarto. 
Editors Doug Drexler and Margaret Clark collected spectacular images from the acclaimed Star Trek: Ships of the Line calendars. Gloriously rendered, each of these illustrations, on strikingly detailed color plates, were created exclusively for this book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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103 Parish, James Robert THE GREAT GANGSTER PICTURES II
Metuchen, N.J. & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1987. 0810819619 / 9780810819610 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Companion volume and follow-up to THE GREAT GANGSTER PICTURES, provides production credits, synopses, capsule production history and review samples for films produced since the first volume was issued, as well as omissions and rediscoveries. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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104 Parker, Alan THE MAKING OF EVITA
(New York, N.Y.): CollinsPublishers, (1996). 0006491006 / 9780006491002 First edition, trade paperback issue. Trade Paperback. Fine, in slick, color photo-pictorial wraps. Large square quarto. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author/filmmaker Alan Parker. 
Director Parker's chronicle of the long-awaited translation of Rice and Lloyd Webber's hit stage musical to the silver screen; lavishly illustrated with color stills and on-set candids, many reproduced in double-spreads. Introduction by star Madonna. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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105 Parrish, James Robert THE GREAT COMBAT PICTURES: Twentieth-Century Warfare on the Screen
Metuchen, N.J. & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1990. 0810823152 / 9780810823150 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in brown cloth with gilt titling; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Film by film capsule encyclopedic reference, providing credits and critical anaylsis for each film, with b&w stills reproduced intext. Filmography and TV-ography. 476 pages. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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106 Parrish, James Robert & Pitts, Michael R. THE GREAT DETECTIVE PICTURES
Metuchen, N.J. & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1990. 0810822865 / 9780810822863 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Lightly worn at the extremities, especially the corner tips, some mild soiling to the page edges, thus an about near fine copy in teal cloth with gilt lettering; no dust jacket, as issued. 
A-Z listing featuring detailed credits, synopsis, capsule history, sampling of reviews, and critical commentary. Illustrated with stills reproduced intext. Appendices include Radio & Television Programs; Chronology; Bibliography. 616 pages. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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107 Rafferty, Kevin, Jayne Loader and Pierce Rafferty THE ATOMIC CAFÉ: The Book of the Film
Toronto/New York/London/Sydney/Auckland: A Peacock Press/Bantam Book, (1982). B0007AZF62 First edition, first printing: a paperbound original. Trade Paperback. Miniscule rub mark to front cover, very nearly fine in color illustrated wraps. Oblong paperback. 122 pages; black and white photo-illustrations. 
Designed by David Larkin, this slice of the film, documenting the American 1940s and 1950s "red scare culture" and fearful cold war politics is filled with actual photographs and commentaries of the extreme, funny and frightening era of the atomic bomb. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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108 Rebello, Stephen & Allen, Richard REEL ART: Great Posters from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen
New York: Abbeville Press, (1988). 0896598691 / 9780896598690 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, bound in silver-stamped crimson cloth, with silver foil endpapers, printed on heavy, coated stock; in full-color, illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. 
Spectacular production, unrivalled among many imitators, with hundreds of striking, full-color, exquisitely reproduced film posters from the silents through the 40's. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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109 Rothman, Jack HOLLYWOOD IN WIDE ANGLE: How Directors View Filmmaking
Lanham, Maryland/Toronto/Oxford: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2004. 081085015X / 9780810850156 First edition, first printing: Trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine in photo-pictorial wraps. 
More than thirty directors were interviewed for this intimate and candid portrait of work on and off the set in the film industry. The directors were promised anonymity to encourage revealing responses. 199 pages; 31 director photos; credits; and index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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110 Rovin, Jeff THE FABULOUS FANTASY FILMS
South Brunswick & New York/London: A.S. Barnes and Company/Thomas Yoseloff, Ltd., (1977). 0498018032 / 9780498018039 First edition. Hardcover. Tiny rubber-stamped date to final leaf, else fine, in an illustrated dust jacket that shows just a hint of rubbing. Quarto. Illustrated with nearly 400 photographs, many never before published. 
Exceptional illustrated overview of the field, with chapters on movies about mythology, ghosts, fairy tales, devils, vampires, werewolves, giant monsters, reincarnation, witchcraft, magic, etc. Over 600 films are discussed! 
Price: 25.00 USD
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111 Royal, John F. TELEVISION PRODUCTION PROBLEMS
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1948. First edition. Inscribed, SIGNED, and dated (1948) on the front endpaper by the author and, then, Vice President of NBC. Hardcover. Upper and lower spine ends worn, frayed, and rubbed, covers display some fading and soiling, gold spine lettering tarnished, light age-toning to the cover fore-edges, else a very good copy in blue cloth with gilt titles on a red panel; no dust jacket. 
A volume in the NBC-Columbia University Broadcasting Series. An early attempt to address the production problems of this new and growing medium. 179 pages with a glossary of television terms and an index. Illustrated with vintage photos of set designs. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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112 Royal, John F. TELEVISION PRODUCTION PROBLEMS
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Shelfwear at the upper spine edge and the lower shelf edges, gold spine lettering tarnished, light age-toning to the cover fore-edges, else a very good copy in blue cloth with gilt titles on a red panel; no dust jacket. 
A volume in the NBC-Columbia University Broadcasting Series. Included are problems with writing, facilities, settings, opera, and mobile units. 179 pages with a glossary of television terms and an index. Illustrated with photographs of set designs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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113 Russell, Maureen THE BEST OF HIGHLANDER
[No place]. Davis/Panzer Productions, Inc., 1999. First edition: a trade paperback original. Quarto. Trade Paperback. Some very minor rubbing to covers, else a nearly fine copy in slick, illustrated covers. 
Russell conducted interviews with all the major creative contributors to the swashbuckling time travel series, and solicited their commentary on a handful of the best episodes for this generously illustrated peek behind the scenes of the cult sensation. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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114 Schell, Orville VIRTUAL TIBET: Searching for Shangri-La from the Himalayas to Hollywood
New York: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, (2000). 0805043810 / 9780805043815 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 340 pages, bibliography, and an index. 
A study of the West's fascination with Tibet and its exiled leader the Dalai Lama, from Marco Polo to James Hilton's LOST HORIZON, with a particular focus on the role Hollywood has played in both filming Tibet themed films and rallying for support. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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115 Sjoman, Vilgot I WAS CURIOUS: Diary of the Making of a Film
New York: Grove Press Inc., (1968). First edition. Hardcover. Mild dust soiling to the page edges, else a near fine copy in a lightly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with stills from the film and on-set candids. 
Kaleidoscopic chronicle by Swedish filmmaker Vilgot Sjoman of the making of his groundbreaking, sexually explicit, and controversial film (initially banned in the U.S.), I WAS CURIOUS--YELLOW. SIGNED and dated by Sjoman to the front free endpaper. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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116 Smith, Scott THE FILM 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential People in the History of the Movies
(Secaucus, N.J.): A Citadel Press Book/Published by Carol Publishing Group, (1998). 0806519401 / 9780806519401 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 318 pages, including index. 
"I wanted to celebrate individuals who, directly or indirectly, created significant changes in the way films are made, seen, distributed, and appreciated." From W.K. Laurie Dickson to John Cassavetes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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117 Solomon, Charles ENCHANTED DRAWINGS: The History of Animation
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. 0394546849 / 9780394546841 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a very lightly rubbed, else fine acetate-overlay illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. 322 pages. 
Lavishly decorated with more than 400 illustrations, 250 in full-color. This copy inscribed to Gary K. Wolf--who penned the source novel upon which WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? was based--and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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118 Street, Douglas, editor CHILDREN'S NOVELS AND THE MOVIES
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1983). 0804428409 / 9780804428408 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
The first book to exclusively devote itself to film adaptations of children's classics. Includes extended filmographies, bibliographies, as well as photographs. Octavo. 304 pages; indexed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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119 Sturges, Preston FIVE SCREENPLAYS
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, (1985). 0520054423 / 9780520054424 First edition, first printing. Edited with an Introduction by Brian Henderson. Illustrated with stills. Hardcover. Very small, very faint patch of stain to upper page edges and to fore-edge, else fine in black cloth lettered in silver to the spine; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket featuring caricature of the filmmaker by David Levine. 
Not only five of Sturges's best, but five of the best comic screenplays ever written by anybody: THE GREAT MCGINTY; CHRISTMAS IN JULY; THE LADY EVE; SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS; HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO. One of the Hollywood 100. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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120 Taylor, John Russell & Jackson, Arthur THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1971). 070629536 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Light bumps to lower edges and upper corner tips and a bookstore label to the front free endpaper, else nearly fine; in a like photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows minor edge wear. 
A comprehensive look at the musical film with 1,443 films listed and 275 detailed entries. Many black-and-white and color photographs, indexes of names, songs and titles, selected filmographies and a history of the genre. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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