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    Wally Koval

    Accidentally Wes Anderson

    $61.00

    A visual adventure of Wes Anderson proportions, authorized by the legendary filmmaker himself: stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of his films, presented with fascinating human stories behind each façade. Accidentally Wes Anderson began as a personal travel bucket list, a catalog of visually striking and historically unique destinations that capture the imagined worlds of Wes Anderson. Now, inspired by a community of more than one million Adventu...

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    Douglas Wolk

    All Of The Marvels

    $31.00

    The superhero comic books that Marvel Comics has published since 1961 are, as Douglas Wolk notes, the longest continuous, self-contained work of fiction ever created: over half a million pages to date, and still growing. The Marvel story is a gigantic mountain smack in the middle of contemporary culture. Thousands of writers and artists have contributed to it. Everyone recognizes its protagonists: Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men. Eighteen of the hundred highest-grossing movies of all time...

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    Neil Postman

    Amusing Ourselves To Death

    $29.00

    Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media—from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs—it has taken on even greater significance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religi...

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  • Glenn Dakin

    Be More Batman

    $15.00

    Boost your confidence and become a hero! If you're looking to find a new mission in life, create the perfect cave-based hangout, or update your wardrobe, channel your inner Super Hero and ask yourself: "What would Batman do?" With his strength, sophistication, razor-sharp wit, and unrivalled gadget collection, Batman has all the advice you'll need to become a legend! Hardback: 64 PagesProduct Dimensions: 132 x 184 mmISBN: 9780241460771 Published by DK

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    Christian Blauvelt

    Be More Lando

    $15.00

    Packed with witty career advice for budding entrepreneurs, this Star Wars self-help book is full of brilliant business advice and funny quotes from Lando Calrissian and other Star Wars characters. As the galaxy's resident wheeler-dealer, Lando has lots of useful advice for the business novice. If you're setting up a start-up and want to know how to win over investors, when to back away from a deal, or how to gamble away the fastest starship in the galaxy, this is the book for you! With additi...

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    Christian Blauvelt

    Be More Leia

    $15.00

    This novelty Star Wars book is full of wise words and sage advice from the galaxy's leading rebel, Princess Leia, and many other brave, confident characters. Full of Star Wars quotes, witty advice and stills from the iconic films, this book will help with everything from starting a revolution to succeeding at life in a galaxy of mindless stormtroopers. General. Senator. Princess. Rebel. Feminist icon. Leia Organa is a legendary Star Wars symbol of what it means to stand up for yourself and fi...

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    Christian Blauvelt

    Be More Vader

    $15.00

    Move from apprentice to master with assertiveness advice from the Star Wars galaxy's most powerful leaders, including Darth Vader, Palpatine, and Supreme Leader Snoke. Negotiating the workplace can be an impossible task, especially if that workplace is a towering, all-powerful force intent on taking over the galaxy. Whether your day-to-day work involves developing plans to build the Death Star, building a rebellion, or simply trying to make the printer work, the leaders of the Star Wars unive...

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    Cheryl Rickman

    Be More Wonder Woman

    $15.00

    Be the best you can be and make no apologies! Whether you want the confidence to take on a challenge or the voice to speak up and right a wrong in the world, channel your inner Super Hero and ask yourself, "What would Wonder Woman do?" Suit up, take charge, and claim your power with guidance from a warrior princess on how to live life with kindness and courage.Hardback: 64 PagesProduct Dimensions: 136 x 185 mmISBN: 9780241458228Published by DK

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    Christian Blauvelt

    Be More Yoda

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    Pursue a more mindful life with words of wisdom from esteemed Star Wars mentors Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker. A balanced mind. Inner calm. A positive influence on the world. A Jedi must embody all of these qualities in order to master the Force. But these same self-enlightenment skills can also help you to master a chaotic life in a galaxy much closer to home. The heroes of the Star Wars galaxy have faced many trials and tribulations during their adventures. Learn from their exper...

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  • Lucas Mann

    Captive Audience

    $27.00

    In Lucas Mann's trademark vein--fiercely intelligent, self-deprecating, brilliantly observed, idiosyncratic, personal, funny, and infuriating--Captive Audience is an appreciation of reality television wrapped inside a love letter to his wife, with whom he shares the guilty pleasure of watching "real" people bare their souls in search of celebrity. Captive Audience resides at the intersection of popular culture with the personal; the exhibitionist impulse, with the schadenfreude of the vicario...

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  • Sheila Weller

    Carrie Fisher: A Life On The Edge

    $49.00

    In her 2008 bestseller, Girls Like Us, Sheila Weller--with heart and a profound feeling for the times--gave us a surprisingly intimate portrait of three icons: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. Now she turns her focus to one of the most loved, brilliant, and iconoclastic women of our time: the actress, writer, daughter, and mother Carrie Fisher. Weller traces Fisher's life from her Hollywood royalty roots to her untimely and shattering death after Christmas 2016. Her mother was the...

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  • Yomi Braester and James Tweedie

    Cinema At The City's Edge

    $43.00

    This anthology presents a number of leading voices on contemporary Asian cinema studies, including Ackbar Abbas, Chris Berry, Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, Darrell William Davis, Dudley Andrew, Yomi Braester, Susie Jie Young Kim, Akira Mizuta Lippit, James Tweedie, Yiman Wang and Zhang Zhen. Through a range of interdisciplinary responses that simultaneously investigate film practices and technologies, the contributors offer a timely look at the ever-shifting cities in East Asia and their portrayal in c...

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  • Jacques Rancière

    Film Fables

    $32.00

    In Film Fables Jacques Rancière turns his critical eye to the history of modern cinema. Combining an extraordinary breadth of analysis with an attentiveness to detail born from an obvious love of cinema, Rancière shows us new ways of looking at and interpreting film. His analysis moves effortlessly from Eisenstein's and Murnau's transition from theatre to film to Fritz Lang's confrontation with television, from the classical poetics of Mann's Westerns to Ray's romantic poetics of the image, f...

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    Edward Ross

    Filmish

    $34.00

    Edinburgh-based cartoonist Edward Ross uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favourite films. In Filmish, Ross's cartoon alter-ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing us to some of the strange and fascinating concepts at work in the movies. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme - the body, architecture, language - and explores an eclectic mix of cinematic triumphs, from A Trip to the Moon to Aliens. Sitting within the tradition of bestselling non-...

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    Michael Crandol

    Ghost In The Well

    $56.00

    Ghost in the Well is the first study to provide a full history of the horror genre in Japanese cinema, from the silent era to Classical period movies such as Nakagawa Nobuo's Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan (1959) to the contemporary global popularity of J-horror pictures like the Ring and Ju-on franchises. Michael Crandol draws on a wide range of Japanese language sources, including magazines, posters and interviews with directors such as Kurosawa Kiyoshi, to consider the development of kaiki eiga, t...

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  • Duncan Ryuken Williams

    Hapa Japan: Identities & Representations

    $34.00

    The film Kiku and Isamu (1959) was one of the first cinematic depictions of mixed-race children in postwar Japan, telling the story of two protagonists facing abandonment by two different Black GI fathers and ostracism from Japanese society. Bringing together studies of the representations of the Hapa Japanese experience in culture, Hapa Japan: Identities & Representations tackles everything from Japanese and American films like Kiku and Isamu to hybrid graphic novels featuring mixed-race...

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    Leo Braudy

    Haunted

    $36.00

    Leo Braudy, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, has won accolades for revealing the complex and constantly shifting history behind seemingly unchanging ideas of fame, war, and masculinity. Continuing his interest in the history of emotion, this book explores how fear has been shaped into images of monsters and monstrosity. From the Protestant Reformation to contemporary horror films and fiction, he explores four major types: the monster from...

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  • Chris Taylor

    How Star Wars Conquered The Universe

    $22.00

    Why do most people know what an Ewok is, even if they haven't seen Return of the Jedi? How have Star Wars action figures come to outnumber human beings? How did 'Jedi' become an officially recognised religion? When did the films' merchandising revenue manage to rival the GDP of a small country? Tracing the birth, death and rebirth of the epic universe built by George Lucas and hundreds of writers, artists, producers, and marketers, Chris Taylor jousts with modern-day Jedi, tinkers with droid ...

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  • Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart

    How To Read Donald Duck

    $41.00

    First published in 1971, How to Read Donald Duck shocked readers by revealing how capitalist ideology operates in our most beloved cartoons. Having survived bonfires, impounding and being dumped into the ocean by the Chilean army, this controversial book is once again back on our shelves. Written and published during the blossoming of Salvador Allende's revolutionary socialism, the book examines how Disney comics not only reflect capitalist ideology, but are active agents working in this ideo...

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  • Anthony Daniels

    I Am C-3PO

    $29.90

    When Star Wars burst on to the big screen in 1977, an unfailingly polite golden droid called C-3PO captured imaginations around the globe. But C-3PO wasn't an amazing display of animatronics with a unique and unforgettable voiceover. Inside the metal costume was an actor named Anthony Daniels. In this deeply personal memoir, Anthony Daniels recounts his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years. For the very first time, he candidly desc...

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  • Emily Nussbaum

    I Like To Watch

    $30.00

    From her creation of the “Approval Matrix” in New York magazine in 2004 to her Pulitzer Prize–winning columns for The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum has argued for a new way of looking at TV. In this collection, including two never-before-published essays, Nussbaum writes about her passion for television, beginning with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the show that set her on a fresh intellectual path. She explores the rise of the female screw-up, how fans warp the shows they love, the messy power of s...

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    David Kalat

    J-Horror

    $25.00

    Navigating the numerous versions released in the U.S. and Japan of The Ring, The Grudge, Tomie and other films and sorting out the finest output of legends like Takashi Miike is an intimidating task. J-Horror breaks down each and every franchise, from the narrative to the talent behind the screen and other trivia, for a greater understanding and appreciation of the genre. Learn about the influence Japanese folklore and ghost stories had on J-Horror, and the influence of J-Horror on American c...

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  • Stephen Teo

    King Hu's A Touch Of Zen

    $29.50

    A Touch of Zen is one of the first Chinese-language films to gain recognition in an international film festival (the Grand Prix at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival), creating the generic mould for the "crossover" success of Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon in 2000. The film has achieved a cult status over the years but little has been written about it. This first book-length study of the classic martial arts film therefore redresses its critical neglect, and explores its multi-leveled dim...

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  • Jean Ma

    Melancholy Drift

    $41.00

    Ma offers an innovative study of three provocative Chinese directors Wong Kar-wai, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang. Focusing on the highly stylized and nonlinear configurations of time in each director’s films, she argues that these directors have brought new global respect for Chinese cinema in amplifying motifs of loss, nostalgia, haunting, absence and ephemeral poetics. Hou, Tsai, and Wong all insist on the significance of being out of time, not merely out of place, as a condition of ...

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    Spoke Art Gallery

    My Neighbor Hayao

    $51.00

    Beloved by millions, praised by film critic Roger Ebert as "the best animation filmmaker in history," and referred to as the "Japanese Walt Disney," Hayao Miyazaki is known for his sense of whimsical adventure, deep reverence for nature, and strong female characters. As a prolific creator, his influence and admirers include Steven Spielberg, Wes Anderson, and Akira Kurosawa. Curated by Spoke Art Gallery, My Neighbor Hayao features work from more than 250 artists in celebration of the acclaime...

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  • Michael Keane, Anthony Y. H. Fung and Albert Moran

    New Television, Globalisation, And The East Asian Cultural Imagination

    $34.00

    Challenging assumptions that have underpinned critiques of globalisation and combining cultural theory with media industry analysis, Keane, Fung and Moran give a groundbreaking account of the evolution of television in the post-broadcasting era, and how programming ideas are creatively redeveloped and franchised in East Asia. In this first comprehensive study of television program adaptation across cultures, the authors argue that adaptation, transfer, and recycling of content are multiplying...

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  • Mark Asch

    New York Movies

    $21.00

    New York has always been one of the world's most filmed cities, with its apartments housing tenants like Rosemary's Baby and the Royal Tenenbaums, its skyscrapers scaled by the likes of King Kong and graffiti artists and its rubble-strewn streets prowled by everyone from Travis Bickle to Carrie Bradshaw. In this illustrated pocket guide to New York and its movies, Mark Asch explores the Big Apple block by block and neighbourhood by neighbourhood, jogging past the iconic bench from Manhattan, ...

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  • James Udden

    No Man An Island

    $58.50

    Hou Hsiao-hsien is arguably the most celebrated Chinese-language film director in the international film festival realm. However, this is not due to an inert cultural tradition so much as to numerous historical/contextual factors―most of all his being from Taiwan―which together explain the accomplishments of Hou.Hardback: 244 PagesProduct Dimensions: 165 x 248 mmISBN: 9789622090743Published by Hong Kong University Press

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    Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer

    No Rules Rules

    $30.00

    There has never before been a company like Netflix. It has led nothing short of a revolution in the entertainment industries, generating billions of dollars in annual revenue while capturing the imaginations of hundreds of millions of people in over 190 countries. But to reach these great heights, Netflix, which launched in 1998 as an online DVD rental service, has had to reinvent itself over and over again. This type of unprecedented flexibility would have been impossible without the counter...

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  • Adam Mars-Jones

    Noriko Smiling

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    “Late Spring, directed and co-written by Yasujiro Ozu, was released in 1949, which makes it an old film, or a film that has been new for a long time…” So begins this remarkable essay in narrative reconstruction. Film-critic, novelist and essayist Mars-Jones gives a virtuoso performance as the lost figure of film explainer, drawing out a host of meaning from the reticence of Ozu’s classic Japanese movie. “So long after its first release Late Spring is still limber and elusive,” enthuses Mars-J...

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  • Lillian Ross

    Picture

    $29.00

    Lillian Ross worked at The New Yorker for more than half a century, and might be described not only as an outstanding practitioner of modern long-form journalism but also as one of its inventors. Picture, originally published in 1952, is her most celebrated piece of reportage, a closely observed and completely absorbing story of how studio politics and misguided commercialism turn a promising movie into an all-around disaster. The charismatic and hard-bitten director and actor John Huston is ...

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  • Lisa Rogak

    Rachel Maddow: A Biography

    $49.00

    Rachel Maddow has beaten the odds in a way that's novel in today's America: she uses her brain. In a world of banal and opinionated soundbites, she regularly crushes Sean Hannity's ratings thanks to her deeply researched reports. And in our highly polarized world, Maddow amiably engages the staunchest conservatives, while never hesitating to expose their light-on-facts defenses. As a result, she's become the top anchor for MSNBC and a beloved representative for all that progressive America ho...

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  • David Lynch

    Room To Dream

    $22.00

    In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he's faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition. Lynch's lyrical, intimate, and unfiltered personal reflections riff off biographical sections written by close collaborator Kristine McKenna and based on more than one hundred new interviews with surprisingly candid ex-wives, family members, actors, agents, mus...

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  • Carrie Fisher

    Shockaholic

    $19.00

    By the time Carrie Fisher wrote Shockaholic, it had been a roller coaster of a few years since her Tony- and Emmy-nominated, one-woman Broadway show and New York Times bestselling book Wishful Drinking. The electro-convulsive shock therapy she's been undergoing is threatening to wipe out (what's left of) her memory. She lost her beloved father, Eddie Fisher, but also her once-upon-a-very-brief-time stepmother, Elizabeth Taylor, as well as over forty pounds of unwanted flesh, all the while sta...

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  • Peter Brunette

    Shoot The Piano Player

    $38.00

    When it appeared in 1960, the inspired fun of François Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player shocked and delighted critics and audiences around the world. Its sudden shifts of tone and mood, its willful play with genre stereotypes, and its hilarious in-jokes clearly signaled that Jean-Luc Godard's equally innovative Breathless was not a fluke. The two films heralded the arrival of the so-called New Wave, sharing with other New Wave films an insistence on low-budget, location shooting and, above a...

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    Fran Martin

    Situating Sexualities

    $49.00

    This is the first book in English to analyse the stunning rise to prominence of cultures of dissident sexuality in Taiwan during the 1990s. Positioned at the crossroads of queer theory and postcolonial cultural studies, this book intervenes in current debates on sexuality and globalization to argue that the current emergence of public, dissident sexualities in non-Western locations like Taiwan cannot be reduced to the effects of homogenizing 'Westernization'. Instead, Situating Sexualities ap...

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    Courtney Watson McCarthy

    Star Trek Pop-Ups

    $44.00

    Star Trek Pop-Ups delivers seven iconic Star Trek images in a new way - popping off the page in three dimensions. From the Enterprise NX01 in flight to the dreaded Borg cube from The Next Generation and beyond, here is an unforgettable series of alien encounters and thrilling action scenes, featuring memorable moments from Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. Bursting with energy and ingenuity, Star Trek Pop-Ups will capture the imaginations of fans young and old. Hardback: 16 PagesProduc...

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  • Hans Jenssen, Richard Chasemore and Kemp Remillard

    Star Wars: Complete Locations

    $69.00

    Incredible cross-section artworks, maps, illustrations, and photographs show the key worlds, cities, and battles of the Star Wars saga in more detail than ever before. This edition is packed with brand new imagery of major Star Wars locations, including Starkiller Base, Maz's castle, and Rey's AT-AT home. Star Wars: Complete Locations is a must-have for any avid Star Wars fan, and an essential guide for anyone wanting to find their way around the galaxy far, far away.Hardback: 192 pagesProduc...

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  • Pablo Hidalgo

    Star Wars: Rogue One (The Ultimate Visual Guide)

    $48.00

    illustrated by Kemp Remillard Produced in collaboration with Lucasfilm and written by renowned Star Wars expert Pablo Hidalgo, Star Wars: Rogue One (The Ultimate Visual Guide) combines lavish movie stills with in-depth character profiles, fascinating insider information and incredible vehicle cross-sections. See inside the rebels' U-wing gunship, explore new planets and ancient worlds, discover the origins of the death troopers, learn about kyber crystals and Death Star technology and more! S...

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  • Jason Fry

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Incredible Cross-Sections)

    $39.00

    illustrated by Kemp Remillard This beautiful hardback book reveals the inner workings of 13 key vehicles from Episode VIII of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Each vehicle is shown as an intricately detailed, full-colour cross-section artwork, complete with callouts to the important features of each ship. Clear, comprehensive text makes this an indispensable reference guide for the new craft in the Star Wars galaxy.Hardback: 48 pagesProduct Dimensions: 268 x 356 mmISBN: 978024128...

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  • Pablo Hidalgo

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi (The Visual Dictionary)

    $39.00

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi (The Visual Dictionary) is the definitive guide to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, revealing the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology from the new film. Packed with 100+ images and information as penned by Star Wars scribe Pablo Hidalgo, it's a must-have for all fans who want to go beyond the movie experience.Hardback: 80 pagesProduct Dimensions: 255 x 307 mmISBN: 9780241281093Published by DK

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  • Adam Bray, Cole Horton and Tricia Barr

    Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia

    $49.00

    From lightsabers to beasts to food and clothing, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia is a virtual museum in a book. Explore beautiful galleries with more than 2,500 images, and discover facts about Star Wars culture, science, and geography. With a full history of the galactic politics, the Jedi Council, and the Empire, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia walks fans through the entire timeline of Star Wars. See the blasters of Star Wars: A New Hope, look at the stormtroopers of Star Wars: The Fo...

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  • Popular Culture

    Star Wars: Year By Year

    $69.00

    Painstakingly produced and superbly illustrated, Star Wars: Year by Year charts the evolution of the Star Wars phenomenon decade-by-decade, year-by-year, month-by-month. Discover the full history of the amazing Star Wars phenomenon as you've never seen it before, including the Saga's impact on popular culture and world events. This updated edition includes brand new content covering Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as the animated TV series Star Wars Rebels and new Star Wars-themed lands...

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  • Hayao Miyazaki

    Starting Point

    $26.00

    In the first two decades of his career, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki laid the groundwork for his legendary movies. Starting Point is a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that go back to the roots of Miyazaki's childhood, the formulation of his theories of animation, and the founding of Studio Ghibli. Before directing such acclaimed films as Spirited Away, Miyazaki was just another salaried animator, but with a vision of his own. Follow him as he takes his first steps on the road to suc...

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  • Saul Austerlitz

    Still Friends

    $29.00

    Twenty-five years on from when it first aired, Still Friends is an entertaining, fascinating and deeply researched behind-the-scenes look at the success of the hit show, Friends, featuring exclusive interviews with the show's creators, cast members and industry insiders. In September 1994, six friends sat down in their favourite coffee shop and began bantering. A quarter of a century later, new fans are still finding their way into the lives of Rachel, Ross, Joey, Chandler, Monica and Phoebe,...

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  • Eva Minguet

    Stranger Things: Tribute

    $36.00

    Stranger Things draws on the mythical series and films of the 80s, from The Goonies, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, The Neverending Story and so many more, which were authentic icons for that generation. The series has the same breath of fresh air as the past that it wants to reflect. Since the first episode it has managed to captivate our hearts. From its aesthetics, music on tape cassettes, arcades, the first malls... A brilliant series that explores the crossroads between the ordinary a...

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  • Michael Davis

    Street Gang

    $31.00

    Sesame Street is the longest-running-and arguably most beloved- children's television program ever created. Today, it reaches some six million preschoolers weekly in the United States and countless others in 140 countries around the world. Street Gang is the compelling, comical, and inspiring story of a media masterpiece and pop-culture landmark. Television reporter and columnist Michael Davis-with the complete participation of Joan Ganz Cooney, one of the show's founders-unveils the idealist...

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  • David Kamp

    Sunny Days

    $30.00

    In 1970, on a soundstage on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a group of men, women, and Muppets of various ages and colors worked doggedly to finish the first season of a children’s TV program that was not yet assured a second season: Sesame Street. They were conducting an experiment to see if television could be used to better prepare disadvantaged preschoolers for kindergarten. What they didn’t know then was that they were starting a cultural revolution that would affect all American kids. In S...

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