Archive for Items Categorized 'Movies', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by R.M. Hayes
The “hyperhaptic visuality” in Avatar in 2009 may have created a lot of hoopla—only to then fizz out again—but the 3D film process was already over a hundred years old by then! From specific movies to how they’re made and on what equipment, this book by an industry insider is a good overview.
by Michael Benson
The movie is still fantastic. It has aged very, very well. Michael Benson tells the story of its conception, gestation and birth. He did his job so well that our reviewer was too involved and engrossed to actually write a proper review, but, please, check out his attempt . . .
by Cynthia Marylee Molt
It was the highest-earning film for a quarter century. It set records for the total number of Oscar nominations and wins at the time. You’ve seen it, probably more than once. Before you watch it again, read this book!
by Randy Rasmussen
Three classic horror films. Rasmussen’s prose takes us scene by scene into their terrors and madness. A diverting book. Light your candle on your great-grandmother’s skull, swipe away the cobwebs and, dear Speedreaders readers, read all about it.
by Bill Warren
Warren’s book will absolutely answer any question you might have concerning vintage Sci-Fi cinema, along with many, many things you would not even think to ask. That this book is inclusive is the understatement of the past, the present—and the FUTURE!
by Simon D. Beck
An indispensable companion when you watch a movie and wonder “What was that??” The book tells you that, and more: who flew it, who built it, where is it, was it real?
by Michael G. Farrow
You don’t have to be from Altoona, Pennsylvania to find something interesting in this look at the entertainment palaces—and dives—of a bygone era. The author may overwhelm the general reader in a sea of facts and minutia, but his contribution to film scholarship cannot be ignored.
by David Thomson
From movie to TV to smartphone screen, from communal to solitary consumption, the author examines 100 years of moving pictures changing life as we know it.
by Tracy Hickman
A novel about the man behind the mask, the man who has no superpowers but uses his wits and his considerable resources to be, well, a detective.
by M. Todd Bennett
The film theater and the geopolitical theater come together in a book that explores how movies affect pubic opinion.
by Mark Cotta Vaz
Meet the caped crusader and his primary toy, the Batmobile. From its comic book origins to today’s Hollywood blockbuster all the various models are examined.
by John Heitmann
It’s complicated . . . what aspect of life is not affected by the car? It’s a big topic and this little book can get you started.