Film & Video
For the thousands who love the offbeat Yuletide classic A Christmas Story comes a delightful gift book with rare and previously unreleased photographs, behind-the-scenes knowledge, and interviews with the stars of the beloved film.
Learn about the special effects required ... Read more
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
The films that society has termed pornographic movies have been with us for over a century now, since the first flickering kinetoscopes stumbled into life in 1889. Yet beyond a handful of scholarly tracts, and a few glancing references in certain Hollywood histories, there ... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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