Books tagged: History & Criticism

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A Christmas Story

By Caseen Gaines

 

“The definitive book about Bob Clark’s 1983 classic holiday film. ” Parade

A delightful gift book with rare and previously unreleased photographs, behind-the-scenes insight, and interviews with the stars of the beloved film

Learn about the special effects required ... Read more

Any Night of the Week

By Jonny Dovercourt

The story of how Toronto became a music mecca.

From Yonge Street to Yorkville to Queen West to College, the neighbourhoods that housed Toronto’s music scenes. Featuring Syrinx, Rough Trade, Martha and the Muffins, Fifth Column, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Rheostatics, ... Read more

Approaching the Possible

By Jo Storm

Serving as a comprehensive introduction for those who are just starting to watch, while also providing long-time viewers with an episode-by-episode guide to the entire eight seasons, this book is a must-have addition to any Stargate SG-1 fan's library.

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

Battle of the Five Spot, The

By David Neil Lee

This is a new-format reprint of a successful jazz book documenting the debate over ground-breaking jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Coleman revolutionized jazz when he first started playing at The Five Spot in New York City in 1959. Lee investigates this time, considering both ... Read more

Bayou Underground

By Dave Thompson

 

A veteran music journalist explores rock-n-roll’s bayou roots in “a jolting 18-track joy ride [that] unlocks secrets and back-stories worth savoring” The Wall Street Journal

The bayou of the American south — stretching from Houston, Texas, to Mobile, Alabama — ... Read more

Black and Blue

By Stanley Péan
Translated by David Homel

Author and radio personality Stanley Péan is a jazz scholar who takes us seamlessly and knowledgeably through the history of the music, stopping at a number of high points along the way. He gets behind the scenes with anecdotes that tell much about the misunderstandings that ... Read more

Black and White and Blue

By Dave Thompson

 

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