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Shoot Like Spielberg by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

July 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shoot Like Spielberg by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

I was commenting to one of my reviewing team recently on the slow pace of a particular famous space opera film from the mid-1970s and pointed out that it didn’t necessarily apply to all directors from that time. With Christopher Kenworthy’s book, ‘Shoot Like Spielberg’, it quickly became apparent why his films have endured. Of […]

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Shoot Like Scorsese by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

July 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shoot Like Scorsese by Christopher Kenworthy (book review).

‘Shoot Like Scorsese’ is another in the Michael Wiese Productions books looking at how film directors convey certain scenes in their films. Writer Christopher Kenworthy does this over 10 chapters for 7 Martin Scorsese films and urges you to watch them as well as read here. As time is short for review, I’ve only seen […]

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The Art Of Incredibles 2 by Karen Paik (book review).

July 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Incredibles 2 by Karen Paik (book review).

I only saw the first ‘Incredibles’ a couple years ago, a little worried about super-hero parodies which it oddly wasn’t and happily enjoyed it. More so, as that film was made 15 years ago and, even under CGI, hasn’t dated that much. Then again, I accept the rules of any film I watch unless they […]

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Cinematography For Directors: A Guide For Creative Collaboration by Jacqueline B. Frost (book review).

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cinematography For Directors: A Guide For Creative Collaboration by Jacqueline B. Frost (book review).

In some respects, Jacqueline B. Frost’s book title, ‘Cinematography For Directors’ could be seen as a bit of a misnomer. What the content is all about is the role of the director of photography (DP) or cinematographer to the director of the film rather than turn the director into a DP. Hence the sub-title, ‘A […]

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The Art Of Solo: A Star Wars Story by Phil Szostak (book review).

June 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Solo: A Star Wars Story by Phil Szostak (book review).

With the dust having settled on ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and the franchise’s own fandom becoming entangled in a Sarlacc pit of self-loathing that has reportedly caused Disney and Lucasfilm to review the next planned movies, how refreshing it is to lose oneself in one another of Abrams’ excellent examinations of the movies’ production […]

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Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema by Mark C. Glassy (book review).

June 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema by Mark C. Glassy (book review).

Ah! A writer after my own heart. Cancer immunologist/writer Mark C. Glassy uses his book, ‘Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema’, to explore how real science was used in SF films can date when they were made and the accuracy to their display. These articles first appeared in the American […]

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Sci-Fi: Days Of Fear And Wonder (book review).

May 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sci-Fi: Days Of Fear And Wonder (book review).

The initial flick test I do on any illustrated books had me spotting some film stills I hadn’t seen before. Always a good sign when picking up a book. The ones that I initially spotted included a full page photo from ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ as Neary is being groped by the aliens […]

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Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making Of Cujo by Lee Gambin (book review).

May 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making Of Cujo by Lee Gambin (book review).

In the pantheon of great horror films, ‘Cujo’ seems a little out of place. Based on Stephen King’s 1981 novel, the film adaptation directed by Lewis Teague appeared when King’s ubiquity on the bookshelves meant that everything except his laundry list was made into a film. Released to modest reviews, the story about a rabid […]

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Cube: Inside The Making Of A Cult Classic by A.S. Berman (book review).

April 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cube: Inside The Making Of A Cult Classic by A.S. Berman (book review).

Before reading this book, if you haven’t seen the 1997 film ‘Cube’ in a while, pick up a copy and watch first. I pulled the boxset of the trilogy, mostly because I hadn’t seen the other two films, so expect a review of it when I complete watching it. Even without re-watching it, I remembered […]

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The Art Of Walt Disney by Christopher Finch (book review).

January 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Walt Disney by Christopher Finch (book review).

Christopher Finch originally wrote this book 40 years ago. The Disney Studios has done a lot since done and needed an update and so on my table is this very large updated hardback from 2011, ‘The Art Of Walt Disney’. It isn’t the kind of book you can take to bed and read because it […]

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