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If You Take a Mouse to the Movies: Book and Tape
Laura Numeroff
069470105X
September 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Welcome to the hilariously hypothetical world of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. Everything has an impact on everything else in this world, so if you take a mouse to the movies, don't be surprised if you find yourself being run ragged by the exuberant little fellow's increasingly grand appetites. When we first met him in Numeroff and Bond's tremendously popular If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, he had more energy than a 2-year-old on lollipops. Now, in the excitement of the Christmas season, he's unstoppable. Going from movie theater to Christmas tree lot to the neighbor's yard for snowmouse-building, he's a very demanding mouse indeed--in only the best way, of course.

The freshness of the If You Give a... series is diminished only slightly as the sequels pile up. The dazed and earnest look on the face of the...



A Walk to Remember
Nicholas Sparks
0446608955
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
In the prologue to his latest novel, Nicholas Sparks makes the rather presumptuous pledge "first you will smile, and then you will cry," but sure enough, he delivers the goods. With his calculated ability to throw your heart around like a yo-yo (try out his earlier Message in the Bottle or The Notebook if you really want to stick it to yourself), Sparks pulls us back to the perfect innocence of a first love.

In 1958 Landon Carter is a shallow but well-meaning teenager who spends most of his time hanging out with his friends and trying hard to ignore the impending responsibilities of adulthood. Then Landon gets roped into acting the lead in the Christmas play opposite the most renowned goody two-shoes in town: Jamie Sullivan. Against his best intentions and the taunts of his buddies, Landon finds himself falling for...



Making Movies (Vintage)

0679756604


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Book Review
It's well known that a vast number of people work on any given movie in roles as varied as writing scripts, choosing locations, dressing sets, costuming the players, lighting scenes, manipulating the camera, directing actors, editing film, working on sound, advertising the finished product, and screening it to an audience. Have you ever thought about how these components are collated? Or why the director is most often considered the author of a film? Wonder no more, because Sidney Lumet's Making Movies is a terrific journey through each stage of filmmaking that is overseen by the director. Lumet, the veteran director of Twelve Angry Men, The Pawnbroker, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, The Verdict, and many other fine movies, knows the ins and outs of American filmmaking...


Curious George Goes to the Movies
Margret Rey
0395919061
October 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
"Though he had promised to be good, little monkeys sometimes forget..." Curious George and his friend, the man with the yellow hat, have been waiting to see this movie for a long time, and finally it's here! When his friend goes to get popcorn, George watches the beginning of the movie. Soon, inevitably, this inquisitive chimp gets curious. Is that light at the back of the theater the place where the movie comes from? Curiosity doesn't kill the cat--or the ape--but it sure gets him in a lot of messes! Quick as a wink, George has managed to get tangled up in the film, and the audience is getting restless. Luckily, resourceful George finds a way to save the day.

The wonders of modern technology, combined with creative genius, have brought Curious George to life again. Based on the original Curious George character, and...



Cinematherapy : The Girl's Guide to Movies for Every Mood

0440508509


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Book Description
What can take the edge off a bad day at the office better than a movie where the boss gets his (9-5)? And, of course, that close-up of Antonio Banderas, wet and naked in a cage, is the best cure for the break-up blahs known to modern science (Never Talk to Strangers). Now, for the first time, Cinematherapy acknowledges what women have known for years, and provides a sage guide to the best movie medicine currently available for whatever ails you, whether it's a sudden hormonal shift, a bad-hair day, or a full-fledged identity crisis.

About the Author
Nancy Peske and Beverly West arefilm fanatics, best friends, identical cousins, and the coauthors of Bibliotherapy: The Girl’s Guide to Books for Every Phase of Our Lives, Meditations for Men...


Little Engines Can Do Big Things
Britt Allcroft
0375805532
June 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
From working in the scrapyard to working together, Thomas proves that little engines can do big things in this Pictureback filled with photos from the movie Thomas and the Magic Railroad.

Inside Flap Copy
From working in the scrapyard to working together, Thomas proves that little engines can do big things in this Pictureback filled with photos from the movie Thomas and the Magic Railroad.


Making Sense of Movies: Filmmaking in the Hollywood Style

0072397659


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Book Description
Making Sense of Movies is a film appreciation text that focuses on the Hollywood style of moviemaking to examine the aesthetic, historical, and theoretical aspects of film studies. The text focuses on a limited number of significant movies to provide greater depth of knowledge and understanding, gradually expanding the number of films with each chapter.

About the Author
Dr. Robert Henry Stanley is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he has taught for over thirty years. His four previous books include The Celluloid Empire: A History of the American Movie Industry (1978). His professional activities have involved coordinating faculty/industry seminars for the International Radio and Television Society, moderating...


How to Read a Film: The World of Movies, Media, Multimedia: Language, History, Theory
James Monaco
019503869X
March 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
First published in 1977, this popular book has become the source on film and media. Now, James Monaco offers a revised and rewritten third edition incorporating every major aspect of this dynamic medium right up to the present.

Looking at film from many vantage points, How to Read a Film: Movies, Media, Multimedia explores the medium as both art and craft, sensibility and science, tradition and technology. After examining film's close relation to such other narrative media as the novel, painting, photography, television,
and even music, Monaco discusses those elements necessary to understand how films convey meaning and, more importantly, how we can best discern all that a film is attempting to communicate.

In a key departure from the book's previous editions, the new and still-evolving digital...


Brokeback Mountain
Annie Proulx
0743275306
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
Originally published in THE NEW YORKER and then as part of the collection CLOSE RANGE, Annie Proulx's short story packs a punch. Cowboys Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar find love or something like it watching over a herd of sheep one summer on Wyoming's Brokeback Mountain. Their lives diverge and intersect again and again as they simultaneously resist and are drawn into a doomed, impossible romance. Campbell Scott's clear reading puts Proulx's beautiful and harsh language front and center. The story is mostly straight narration, but there are a few chances for dialogue, and Scott gives the various characters subtle Western shading, with a gentle drawl for Jack and a gravelly growl for Ennis. It's a timeless story that stands up to repeated listening and will stay with listeners long after they've finished the hour-long CD. ...


Rolling Stone's 1000 Best Movies on DVD
Peter Travers
1932958525
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, one of the nation’s most influential and popular film critics, takes readers beyond the movie to discuss what really counts on the DVD Peter Travers, film critic and senior editor at Rolling Stone, has compiled reviews of the 1000 best film DVDs available. With an irreverent tone and an eclectic scope, Rolling Stone’s 1000 Best Movies on DVD was compiled on the premise that there’s room for Citizen Kane and Dodgeball in the same list. It details best bonus features (actor, director, commentaries, deleted scenes, new endings, and surprises hidden on the disc); reviews all aspects of the films and the quality of the DVD transfer; and includes "Hot Bonus" notes designed to let the reader know which segments will show off their DVD player and surround sound to greatest...


Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell
0446365386
August 1993
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Sometimes only remembered for the epic motion picture and "Frankly ... I don't give a damn," Gone with the Wind was initially a compelling and entertaining novel. It was the sweeping story of tangled passions and the rare courage of a group of people in Atlanta during the time of Civil War that brought those cinematic scenes to life. The reason the movie became so popular was the strength of its characters--Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler, and Ashley Wilkes--all created here by the deft hand of Margaret Mitchell, in this, her first novel. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The New York Times Book Review
This is beyond a doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best. --This text...


Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Ann Brashares
0553494791
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
They were just a soft, ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans until the four girls took turns trying them on--four girls, that is, who are close friends, about to be parted for the summer, with very different sizes and builds, not to mention backgrounds and personalities. Yet the pants settle on each girl's hips perfectly, making her look sexy and long-legged and feel confident as a teenager can feel. "These are magical Pants!" they realize, and so they make a pact to share them equally, to mail them back and forth over the summer from wherever they are. Beautiful, distant Lena is going to Greece to be with her grandparents; strong, athletic Bridget is off to soccer camp in Baja, California; hot-tempered Carmen plans to have her divorced father all to herself in South Carolina; and Tibby the rebel will...


Understanding Movies (10th Edition)
Louis Giannetti
0131890980
March 24, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Helps readers understand how the many languages of film work together to create meaning. Louis Giannetti organizes Understanding Movies around the key elements of filmmaking, including cintematography, Mise en Scène, movement, editing, sound, acting, drama, casting, story, screenwriting, ideology, and theory. He synthesizes every element through a complete case study: Citizen Kane. This book's ideas are illuminated with hundreds of high-quality still photos, more than 70 in full color, taken from movies such as The Matrix, Almost Famous, jackass the movie, Chicago, Lord of the Rings, Mystic River, and Traffic. New in this edition: a full section on contemporary special effects and computer generated imagery (CGI); up-to-the-minute information on new developments in film technology; more coverage of recent films...


Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell
068483068X
May 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
Sometimes only remembered for the epic motion picture and "Frankly ... I don't give a damn," Gone with the Wind was initially a compelling and entertaining novel. It was the sweeping story of tangled passions and the rare courage of a group of people in Atlanta during the time of Civil War that brought those cinematic scenes to life. The reason the movie became so popular was the strength of its characters--Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler, and Ashley Wilkes--all created here by the deft hand of Margaret Mitchell, in this, her first novel. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The New York Times Book Review
This is beyond a doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best. --This text...


Memoirs of a Geisha
Arthur Golden
0307275167
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
According to Arthur Golden's absorbing first novel, the word "geisha" does not mean "prostitute," as Westerners ignorantly assume--it means "artisan" or "artist." To capture the geisha experience in the art of fiction, Golden trained as long and hard as any geisha who must master the arts of music, dance, clever conversation, crafty battle with rival beauties, and cunning seduction of wealthy patrons. After earning degrees in Japanese art and history from Harvard and Columbia--and an M.A. in English--he met a man in Tokyo who was the illegitimate offspring of a renowned businessman and a geisha. This meeting inspired Golden to spend 10 years researching every detail of geisha culture, chiefly relying on the geisha Mineko Iwasaki, who spent years charming the very rich and famous.

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Brokeback Mountain
Annie Proulx
0743271327
Nov 2005
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Originally published in THE NEW YORKER and then as part of the collection CLOSE RANGE, Annie Proulx's short story packs a punch. Cowboys Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar find love or something like it watching over a herd of sheep one summer on Wyoming's Brokeback Mountain. Their lives diverge and intersect again and again as they simultaneously resist and are drawn into a doomed, impossible romance. Campbell Scott's clear reading puts Proulx's beautiful and harsh language front and center. The story is mostly straight narration, but there are a few chances for dialogue, and Scott gives the various characters subtle Western shading, with a gentle drawl for Jack and a gravelly growl for Ennis. It's a timeless story that stands up to repeated listening and will stay with listeners long after they've finished the hour-long CD. ...


Short History of the Movies, A (9th Edition)
Gerald Mast, Bruce Kawin
0321262328
March 23, 2005
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it one of the most popular books ever in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hollywood Renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship and recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic. Features an emphasis on key historical and aesthetic principles provides solid scholarship in an accessible, intelligent, and readable format. ...


If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
Laura Numeroff
0060278684
October 2000
Library Binding
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Book Review
Welcome to the hilariously hypothetical world of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. Everything has an impact on everything else in this world, so if you take a mouse to the movies, don't be surprised if you find yourself being run ragged by the exuberant little fellow's increasingly grand appetites. When we first met him in Numeroff and Bond's tremendously popular If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, he had more energy than a 2-year-old on lollipops. Now, in the excitement of the Christmas season, he's unstoppable. Going from movie theater to Christmas tree lot to the neighbor's yard for snowmouse-building, he's a very demanding mouse indeed--in only the best way, of course.

The freshness of the If You Give a... series is diminished only slightly as the sequels pile up. The dazed and earnest look on the face of the...



Star Wars
Ryder Windham
0756614201
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Providing fans and newcomers everything they need to know about the highest-grossing movie saga ever, this is the first-ever visual guide to the entire Star Wars franchise


Pirates of the Caribbean : From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies
Jason Surrell
0786856300
November 15, 2005
Paperback
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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Steven Jay Schneider (Editor)
0764159070
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Film lovers seeking critical guidance more discerning than daily newspaper reviews but less daunting than scholarly journal articles depend on a handful of critics who write about rarefied films for a general audience. 1001 Movies You Must See before You Die puts a user-friendly mask on the serious thought animating its effort to create a roster of indispensable films and rather belies the erudition of its well-qualified contributors. The chosen 1,001 are chronologically listed, from the surreal sf short A Trip to the Moon (1902) to Russian Ark and chicago (both 2002). This list has been compiled with an eye to historical importance and popular acclaim, which explains the presence of such critically suspect crowd-pleasers as Saturday Night Fever, Top Gun, and E.T. Since Chantal...


What Stories Does : A Guide to Books and Movies that Build Character in Boys
Michael Gurian
1585420409
June 1, 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Psychotherapist and father Gurian is the author of several previous books on parenting sons (A Fine Young Man and The Wonder of Boys). Here, he focuses on the role stories and movies play in shaping boys' character and in teaching moral lessons. After an introductory chapter about the need for stories and movies, Gurian identifies and summarizes 100 movies and 100 books and suggests questions for parents to ask when discussing these books and movies with their sons. The listings are arranged according to the age at which Gurian believes they are appropriate: preschool, lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school, and high school. The list, of course, is not inclusive, and most of the selections would also suit daughters. Parents and others who work with children can use this as a selection tool and as a model...


Party Princess: (The Princess Diaries Series, Volume VII)
Meg Cabot
0060724536
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 5-8. Class president (and princess) Mia Thermopolis is in hot water when it is discovered that the purchase of new recycling containers has wiped out the funds needed for commencement. Her grandmother decides to help by producing a school musical starring a very reluctant Mia. Mia's quandaries are less involving here than in previous books in the series, but readers will still enjoy this seventh cast reunion. Cindy Welch
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Book Description

Princess just want to have fun

This spring, Mia's determined to have a good time, despite the fact that the student government over which she presides is suddenly broke. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) Grandmère has...



The Chronicles of Narnia
Perry Moore
0060827874
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The ultimate visual companion and keepsake to the making of the stunning fantasy film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe based on the beloved children's classic by C.S. Lewis.  C.S. Lewis wrote the classic children's series over 50 years ago, and the amazing land of Narnia is finally coming to the big screen. This beautiful book captures the creative energy behind this film and offers the official inside story on how the magic was made.  Includes selections from the script, still shots from the film, photos of the production, an introduction and stories throughout from the producer, Perry Moore, reflections and anecdotes from cast and crew, and much more. By going beyond the usual soundbites which make up traditional 'Making Of' books, this insider's account allows for the real...


Let's Find Shapes
Lauryn Silverhardt
0689850646
Nov 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
CAN WE FIND SHAPES? YES, WE CAN!From the square window to the diamond-shaped kite, Bob and his friends show young readers that shapes are everywhere!


Screenwriters' Masterclass: Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies
Kevin Conroy Scott (Editor)
1557046921
December 15, 2005
Paperback
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The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday
Taps into the same market as Syd Field, but will prove infinitely more useful. This collection truly illuminates contemporary scriptwriting.

Book Description
An extraordinary collection of interviews with 21 of the leading screenwriters of our day for aspiring screenwriters, film students, and enthusiasts alike.Journalist and film industry insider Kevin Conroy Scott presents an invaluable screenwriting masterclass featuring extensive, never-before-published interviews with acclaimed screenwriters ranging from Hollywood pros to top writers in the US and European independent scenes.Each interview guides the reader through the entire creation process: how the writer handled the painstaking process of creating a three-dimensional world out of their imagination, what...


Jurassic Park
Michael Crichton
0345370775
March 1991
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Unless your species evolved sometime after 1993 when Jurassic Park hit theaters, you're no doubt familiar with this dinosaur-bites-man disaster tale set on an island theme park gone terribly wrong. But if Speilberg's amped-up CGI creation left you longing for more scientific background and ... well, character development, check out the original Michael Crichton novel. Although not his best book (get ahold of sci-fi classic The Andromeda Strain for that), Jurassic Park fills out the film version's kinetic story line with additional scenes, dialogue, and explanations while still maintaining Crichton's trademark thrills-'n'-chills pacing. As ever, the book really is better than the movie. --Paul Hughes

From Publishers Weekly
Bioengineers clone 15 species of dinosaurs and establish an...


The Great Movies
Roger Ebert
0767910389
November 11, 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
If Pauline Kael popularized “movie love,” Roger Ebert is the eloquent Valentino of cinephiles. This invaluable volume gathers 100 of the Pulitzer winner's mini-essays composed since 1997, revised and updated, to form a love letter that could only spring from decades of devotion. A feat of superlative analysis, historical reflection, personal diary, and journalistic odyssey, The Great Movies combines an accessible style with an academic’s precision. Accompanied by photos perfectly chosen by Museum of Modern Art film stills archivist Mary Corliss, the 100 films are irrefutably worthy of inclusion, allowing room for debate (John Ford’s My Darling Clementine is in, The Searchers is not--arguably a wise decision) while placing each film into its own undeniable context of superiority. Admirably, Ebert...


Digital Filmmaking 101: An Essential Guide to Producing Low Budget Movies
Dale Newton
0941188337
July 25, 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Celluloid will always be their first love, acknowledge the authors of Digital Filmmaking 101: An Essential Guide to Producing Low-Budget Movies. But after their second feature-length film, Beyond Bob, Dale Newton and John Gaspard recognized that they might never shoot in such an expensive medium again, "at least not when we were putting up the money." With chatty, postslacker humor and savvy one chapter is called "Special Effects (Please Pass the Construction Paper)" they guide the novice through each stage of using digital film: writing the script, drawing up a budget, getting funding, equipment, cast, crew, etc. Would-be indie filmmakers seeking practical, friendly advice will find this a handy reference. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
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If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)
0060278676
October 31, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Welcome to the hilariously hypothetical world of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. Everything has an impact on everything else in this world, so if you take a mouse to the movies, don't be surprised if you find yourself being run ragged by the exuberant little fellow's increasingly grand appetites. When we first met him in Numeroff and Bond's tremendously popular If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, he had more energy than a 2-year-old on lollipops. Now, in the excitement of the Christmas season, he's unstoppable. Going from movie theater to Christmas tree lot to the neighbor's yard for snowmouse-building, he's a very demanding mouse indeed--in only the best way, of course.

The freshness of the If You Give a... series is diminished only slightly as the sequels pile up. The dazed and earnest look on the face of the...


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