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A Christmas Story

By Caseen Gaines

 

Since its release in 1983, A Christmas Story has become a perennial holiday favorite. While millions watch the movie every year on television, few know the story behind the film’s production, release, and unlikely ascent. Ralphie Parker’s quest for “a Red Ryder carbine ... Read more

Arabian Nights

By Michael Moon
Series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

A Queer Film Classic on 1974's Arabian Nights by Pier Paolo Pasolini, the controversial Italian director who was murdered under mysterious circumstances in 1975.

Already internationally distinguished as a poet, novelist, and outspoken social critic of the postwar period, Pasolini ... Read more

Black and White and Blue

By Dave Thompson

In the 1920s they were called stags, smokes, or blue movies;todayit's adult films. But until now, apart from brief summaries infilm historiesand scholarlyarticles, there has been no complete history ofthepornographic film industry.That gap is fill

Decline of the Hollywood Empire ebook

By Hervé Fischer
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

The Hollywood empire was built over the course of a century through hard-nosed business practices such as block booking, dumping and buying up the competition, turning the silver screen into a goldmine in the process. The business logic that has driven the industry since its ... Read more

Depp

By Christopher Heard

The truth behind Johnny Depp’s bad-boy image in this definitive biography. Accidental actor? Bratty bad boy? Consummate craftsman? Take a little of each, and a whole lot more, and you’ve got Johnny Depp. Delectably dreamy, dramatically dynamic, and Depp-endably dedicated, ... Read more

Everybody Loves Nothing

Contributions by Mike Hoolboom
By Steve Reinke
Introduction by Lisa Steele

Artist and writer Steve Reinke is best known for his video work, an acerbic oeuvre that spans over a decade and includes his most famous piece, The Hundred Videos, literally a hundred short videos in which he explores the myriad permutations of identity, sexuality and art. The ... Read more

From the Atelier Tovar

By Guy Maddin

One of the Village Voice's Top 25 Books of 2003.

Guy Maddin is one of Canada's most celebrated and original filmmakers, the director of such delirious films as Tales from the Gimli Hospital, Careful, Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary and the forthcoming The Saddest Music ... Read more

Gentlemen of the Shade

By Jen Sookfong Lee

 

Gus Van Sant’s film and the ’90s cult of the alternative

Gus Van Sant’s 1991 indie darling My Own Private Idaho perplexed and provoked, inspiring a new ethos for a new decade: being different was better than being good. Gentlemen of the Shade examines how the film was ... Read more

Inside Pee-wee's Playhouse

By Caseen Gaines

On the 25th anniversary of the show Pee-wee's Playhouse, the behind-the-scenes story is being told for the first time by those who experienced it. Complete with an episode guide, biographical information about the cast and key members of the showÓ³ creative team, never-before-told ... Read more

Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse

By Caseen Gaines

 

Between 1986 and 1991, nearly ten million people a week watched Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the critically acclaimed and widely successful children’s program broadcast on CBS. Now, on the 25th anniversary of the show, the complete behind-the-scenes story is being told for the ... Read more