HBO’s Game of Thrones reigns as cable’s highest-rated series. This official companion book gives fans new ways to enter this fictional world and discover more about the beloved (and reviled) characters and the electrifying plotlines. Hundreds of set photos, production and costume designs, storyboards, and insider stories reveal how the show’s creators translated George R. R. Martin’s best-selling fantasy series into the world of Westeros. Featuring interviews with key actors and crew members that capture the best scripted and unscripted moments from the first two seasons, as well as a preface by George R. R. Martin, this special volume, bound in a lavishly debossed padded cover, offers exclusive access to this unprecedented television series.
Lynnette Porter - Benedict Cumberbatch In Transition
From brilliant scientist to iconic artist, the world's greatest detective to intergalactic terrorist, Benedict Cumberbatch is a rising star who is almost impossible to pin down and is now at a pivotal point in his career. The trajectory of his choices of roles makes him uniquely suited to an atypical examination of just what it means to be a celebrity or star, first in Britain and then the United States, and how an actor may be perceived very differently in London or Hollywood. This intensively researched performance biography is an analysis of the work of a man in transition from working actor to multimedia star - taking in his work on stage, radio, television and film - as well as examining the difficult balance between the perception of actor and celebrity. It looks at what makes this actor so well suited to play such a daring interpretation of one of popular culture's most iconic characters, Sherlock Holmes and how Sherlock has been in turn so well suited to propel Cumberbatch toward the greater global fame he has achieved.
Neil Jordan - The Borgia Apocalypse
From Academy Award-winning screenwriter Neil Jordan comes THE BORGIA APOCALYPSE, the epic conclusion to Showtime’s acclaimed TV series THE BORGIAS, which was cancelled after its third season. Fans left wanting more can now read the screenplay for the two-hour finale and see how Jordan planned to bring the family to a suitably apocalyptic end.
Mark Cotta Vaz - Beautiful Creatures - The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
Explore the making of the film "Beautiful Creatures" in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the on-screen creation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's fascinating world, brought to life by screenwriter and director Richard LaGravenese. With never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews and personal stories, Mark Cotta Vaz takes you behind the scenes with cast and crew, uncovering intimate details of the film-making process.
Veronica Roth - Divergent - Official Illustrated Movie Companion
DIVERGENT - a major motion picture in 2014. With never-before-seen photos; personal interviews with the directors, actors, and writers; and exclusive extras, this lush, oversize volume is a true behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Divergent.
John Hodge - Trainspotting - The Screenplay
Set in the underbelly of Edinburgh, Trainspotting is a story inhabited by a galaxy of immensely colorful characters -- liars, thieves, junkies -- people whose habits, emotions, and stories will leave an indelible imprint on the reader's mind.
Mark Cotta Vaz - The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn: Part 1 - The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
Designed as a celebration of the film, this lavishly illustrated paperback edition is an exclusive behind-the-scenes guide featuring full-colour photos of the cast, locations and sets, as well as storyboards, interviews, details of the special effects and much more.
Mark Cotta Vaz - The Host - The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
Stephenie Meyer's novel The Host - one of the most unusual love stories ever written - has enthralled millions of readers around the world. Now acclaimed director Andrew Niccol brings The Host to the silver screen with a star-studded cast, stunning visuals, and breathtaking special effects. This definitive companion book takes fans behind the scenes with extensive full-colour photographs and exclusive interviews with the cast, crew, director and producers, including Stephenie Meyer. Offering an intimate look at the filmmaking process, New York Times bestselling author Mark Cotta Vaz tells the inside stories behind the exotic locations, massive sets and spectacular stunts, and shows how cast and crew come together to bring Meyer's extraordinary vision to life.
Ismeretlen szerző - Bob's Big Surprise
When Wendy is away visiting her sister, Bob and the team get busy planning a surprise for her. Pilchard has a surprise in the office for Bob too!
Ismeretlen szerző - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles, Creatures & Characters
The ultimate celebration of the first Hobbit movie reveals the culmination of the creative vision for the film through exclusive interviews with the designers, cast and crew, and more than 500 previously unpublished photographs, written and designed by the team at Weta Workshop. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles - Creatures and Characters explores the amazing cast of heroes and villains, beasts and beings that populate Middle-earth in the first chapter of Peter Jackson's film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital renders and film stills, this comprehensive book goes species by species, character by character, through the film's huge ensemble of characters and bustling menagerie of creatures, both physical and digital, telling the stories of how each came to be realized for the film. In first-hand quotes from the actors, make-up artists, digital effects artists, dialect coaches, prosthetics technicians, movement coach and many other crew, the stories of the production unfold, processes are described and insights into characters shared. As a bonus feature, unique to this book, there is a special fold-out Character Size Chart, which compares all the major creatures and characters of the film, from Radagast's hedgehog friend to the towering Stone Giants! Compiled by Weta Workshop designer Daniel Falconer, and featuring a wealth of stunning imagery, this book puts the reader face to face with the Dwarf heroes of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the dark denizens of Middle-earth, such as Orcs, Goblins, Trolls and Wargs, and of course, the hobbit himself, Bilbo Baggins.
Mark Cotta Vaz - Eclipse - The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
Explore the making of the film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the onscreen creation of Stephenie Meyer's fascinating world, brought to life by critically acclaimed director David Slade. With never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews and personal stories, renowned author Mark Cotta Vaz takes you behind the scenes with cast and crew, uncovering intimate details of the filmmaking process.
Daniel Falconer - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The ultimate celebration of the first Hobbit movie reveals the full creative vision of the art and design teams with more than 1,000 exclusive images and photos, including designs and concepts that never made it to the big screen. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles - Art & Design is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life, each of whom provides detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision. As a bonus feature unique to this book, there is a special fold-out map printed in glow-in-the-dark ink and a three-page fold-out replica of Bilbo's contract. Compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, this is the first in a series of lavish hardback books written and designed by the award-winning team at Weta, who are working closely with the production team to guarantee that these books will be bursting with insider information and stunning visual imagery.
Mark Cotta Vaz - Twilight - The complete illustrated movie companion
Everything fans want to know about the hotly anticipated Twilight movie and much more... Designed as a celebration of the film, this lavishly illustrated paperback edition is an exclusive behind-the-scenes guide featuring full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets, as well as storyboards, interviews, details of the special effects, and heaps more.
Brian Selznick - The Hugo Movie Companion
This heavily illustrated, full-colour, elegant hardcover closely resembles the look and feel of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret". It is presented with interviews of key people behind the making of the film; side-by-side visual comparisons of artwork from the book and people, props, costumes and sets from the movie; as well as, information about the automatons, early cinema, special effects and 3D technology and more.
Brian Sibley - The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
Enter Bilbo Baggins' world through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and all the principal cast and filmmakers, who share film-making secrets and tales of what it was actually like making movie magic in Middle-earth. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, locations, sets, creatures and costumes, this essential guide has been produced in collaboration with the filmmakers who have brought J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel into breathtaking three-dimensional life.
Michael Temple - James S. Williams - Michael Witt - For ever Godard
For over 50 years now, Jean-Luc Godard’s work in cinema and video has innovated, provoked and inspired. Since the completion in 1998 of Histoire(s) du cinéma, Godard has featured strongly in debates about audiovisual art and culture, especially regarding questions of historical memory, technological change, and the future of cinema in all its forms. This historical moment provides the perfect opportunity for a critical reassessment and redefinition of Godard’s entire corpus and its key role within contemporary culture. With 22 lavishly illustrated chapters, as well as a photo essay and visual filmography, For Ever Godard aims to do critical justice to the full sweep of Godard’s artistic interests and preoccupations. The volume presents material by scholars and practitioners from film and media studies, art history, musicology, philosophy and aesthetics, museum studies, French studies, European history, cultural studies, and feminism and gender studies. As an important marker of current methodologies, research and practice across these different disciplinary areas, For Ever Godard is an invaluable resource and of major importance to current discourses and debates on cinema and visual culture.
Stephanie Watson - Heath Ledger: Talented Actor
The Joker in 2008s mega-hit movie The Dark Knight was an incredible, Oscar-worthy performance by this young and troubled actor. Tweens and teens were crazy about the film, and the world mourned when Ledger died. This book examines Ledgers brief career, background, and personal life, as well as the controversies surrounding his death. From his breakout role in the teen flick 10 Things I Hate About You to his Oscar nomination for his performance in Brokeback Mountain, Ledgers biography is bound to intrigue young movie fans. Lives Cut Short is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
W. B. Worthen - The Idea of the Actor
Analyzing the relationship between dramatic action and the controversial art of acting, William Worthen demonstrates that what it means to act, to be an actor, and to communicate through acting embodies both an ethics of acting and a poetics of drama. Originally published in 1984.
Peter Anghelides - Andrew Miller - Paul Leonard - Doctor Who: Earth and Beyond
BOUNTY by Peter Anghelides Seventeen-year-old Sam Jones's first trip in the TARDIS is to the Seychelles in the present day - and involves a deadly encounter with alien bounty hunters. Can the Doctor stop them making Earth their battleground? DEAD TIME by Andrew Miller The TARDIS crash-lands in a freezing world of utter darkness. Who are the whispering creatures that want the Doctor dead? And what terrible consequences will their actions have for the entire universe? THE PEOPLE'S TEMPLE by Paul Leonard Arriving at Stonehenge during its construction, the time-travellers soon discover that its mystical origins are stepped in human suffering. But in her attempts to make things better for the slave workers toiling to complete the stone circle, will Sam start a war?
Amy Lyles Wilson - Cooking With Friends
Cooking with Friends invites you to bring Friends from your living room into your kitchen. Even if you and your friends don't hang out at a neighborhood coffee house, Cooking with Friends will inspire you with hundreds of excellent culinary ideas for practically every occasion in your life. Combining the cameraderie and wit of the hit television series Friends with contemporary cuisine and familiar favorites, Cooking with Friends serves up good food and good fun, from appetizers to desserts, accompanied by a generous serving of Friends dialogue and photos.
Candace Bushnell - Sex and the City
In this chronicle of the mating habits of New York's cultural elite, Bushnell infiltrates celebrity affairs, sex clubs, and posh suburbs to introduce us to "bicycle boys," "modelizers," and "toxic bachelors" - powerful and successful men who bed single and married women as if it were a contest. Often funny and occasionally bleak, this is an inside account of the quintessential '90s romance and the never-ending search for the perfect marriage partner in high society.