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  • BUÑUEL, Luis
    AN UNSPEAKABLE BETRAYAL. Selected Writings. With a Foreword by Jean-Claude Carrière. Translations from the Spanish and French by Garrett White (proof copy)

    Edition: First edition in English

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. Octavo, 263 pp. UNCORRECTED PROOF in white non-pictorial card covers printed in black. Fine copy. The book "proceeds chronologically, from poetry and short stories written in Buñuel's youth in Spain to an essay written in 1980, not long before his death."

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 11833
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  • GODDEN, Rumer
    BLACK NARCISSUS

    London: World Film Publications, 1947. Black cloth lettered in white on front covers. pp 158. Includes stills from the film. 1952 ink ownership inscription at front; text paper a little toned as always; else fine The 1939 Peter Davies first edition was the basis of the 1947 Powell & Pressburger erotic film classic, featuring Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, Sabu, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Esmond Knight, and Jean Simmons. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50969
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  • TUSKA, Jon
    DARK CINEMA: American Film Noir in Cultural Perspective

    Edition: First printing

    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1984. Octavo, black cloth without jacket, as issued. pp xxiv, (307), [3]. Tidy ink name at front, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 39586
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  • GRIERSON, John
    GRIERSON ON DOCUMENTARY. Edited with an introduction by Forsyth Hardt

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1946. Mint green cloth. pp 256 + plates; index. Bookplate at front, else fine. Jacket has creases and small tears at top of front panel, small chip at foot of spine, VG otherwise. Grierson, a pioneer of documentary film, was a very important figure in the early days of the National Film Board of Canada.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43739
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  • MARX, Harpo, with Rowland Barber
    HARPO SKEAKS. Illustrated by Susan Marx

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Bernard Geis, 1961. Octavo, blue cloth and boards, red endpapers and top page edges. pp (475), (3) + plates. VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. The price-clipped jacket has small chips and tears, old internal tape repairs, just good.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 36655
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  • VADIM, Roger, Roger Vailland, Claude Brulé, screenplay by)
    LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES

    Edition: First printing

    New York: 1962. Paperback original, Ballantine S 586. 256 pp, with over 200 photos from the film directed by Roger Vadim. Spine lightly sunned, small dimple to inner margin of front cover, else a fine, crisp copy. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Mass Market Paperback

    Book ID: 49566
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  • Giannetti, Louis
    Masters of the American Cinema

    Edition: First printing

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hill, 1981. Octavo, silver boards. pp (xiv), 466. Photos, glossary, index. Spine lightly yellowed, else a fine, jacketless copy. "Louis Giannetti has given us a book this is indispensible for film fans and should be mandatory reading in film schools. "Masters of the American Cinema" provides analyses of the directing styles of 18 of the most famous names in film history - DW Griffith- Charlie Chaplin- Buster Keaton- Ernst Lubitsch- Frank Capra- John Ford- Howard Hawks- William Wyler- Fritz Lang- John Huston- Orson Welles- Alfred Hitchcock- Billy Wilder- Elia Kazan- Fred Zinneman- Arthur Penn- Stanley Kubrik- Robert Altman One might quibble with some of his selections, but surely he has 10 to 12 of the directors…

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    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hill, 1981. Octavo, silver boards. pp (xiv), 466. Photos, glossary, index. Spine lightly yellowed, else a fine, jacketless copy. "Louis Giannetti has given us a book this is indispensible for film fans and should be mandatory reading in film schools. "Masters of the American Cinema" provides analyses of the directing styles of 18 of the most famous names in film history - DW Griffith- Charlie Chaplin- Buster Keaton- Ernst Lubitsch- Frank Capra- John Ford- Howard Hawks- William Wyler- Fritz Lang- John Huston- Orson Welles- Alfred Hitchcock- Billy Wilder- Elia Kazan- Fred Zinneman- Arthur Penn- Stanley Kubrik- Robert Altman One might quibble with some of his selections, but surely he has 10 to 12 of the directors that would appear on everyone's list. In this 400+ page book, Giannetti spends about 20 pages on each of the directors, giving us incisive commentary about their films, their strengths and weaknesses, and their place in filmdom. His bibliography at the end of each chapter conatins some of the seminal papers and books on the subject matter."

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46603
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  • Lanken, Dane
    Montreal Movie Palaces: Great Theatres of the Golden Era, 1884-1938

    Edition: First Edition

    Waterloo, ON: Archives of Canadian Art / Penumbra Press, 1993. Black cloth. pp 190, [2]. B&w photos, index. Text softly ripped from damp but no tide marks. Rear panel and flap softly rippled, near fine otherwise. Inscribed by the author. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51002
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  • Mirams, Gordon, 1909-1966.
    Speaking candidly : films and people in New Zealand

    Hamilton, New Zealand: Paul's Book Arcace, 1945. 241 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm. Small ink notation on front free endpaper, VG otherwise. Shabby dust jacket lacks top 1.5 inches of spine, upper rear panel stuck to cover from damp.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29218
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  • FARRAR, Geraldine
    SUCH SWEET COMPULSION

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Greystone Press, 1938. Mauve cloth. pp (xvi), 303 + plates; index. Faded spine a bit worn at head; sunning to margins of sides; ink owner names; VG jacketless copy otherwise. Farrar was an American soprano opera singer and film actress, influential on young women, Toscanini's lover. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48017
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  • THE CHARLIE CHAPLIN BOOK by (Chaplin, Charlie)
    (Chaplin, Charlie)
    THE CHARLIE CHAPLIN BOOK

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons and Company, 1916. Narrow quarto, 31.5 x 17.5. pp (12), stapled, in color card covers. Soft crease to lower outer corner of front cover and text; faint pencil price to upper outer corner of front cover; some faint foxing to covers, quite minor spine rubbing; text paper a little yellowed as always; ink name inside front cover; else a fine copy, in remarkably nice condition for such a vulnerable book. Photos of Chaplin as the little tramp, with captions, in the text. The first book on Chaplin, and a must-have for the Chaplin collector.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 36947
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  • THE FILMGOERS' ANNUAL 1932 by MUTCH, William A.
    MUTCH, William A.
    THE FILMGOERS' ANNUAL 1932

    Edition: First edition

    London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1932. Red cloth spine and printed boards - front cover bears a colour photo of Greta Garbo. pp 170. Colour frontispiece photo of Ronald Coleman, sepia and b&w photos on every page. Shelf rubbing to lower edges of boards and outer corners; Xmas, 1932, ink gift inscription at front; VG+ copy otherwise, nice. Garbo, Gary Cooper, Dietrich, Shearer, Will Rogers, Jeanette MacDonald, William Powell, Chevalier, Loretta Young, Chaplin, Edward G. Robinson, Keaton, etc.. etc. - tout le monde is here in picture or biographical sketch. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50177
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  • TYLER, Parker
    THE SHADOW OF AN AIRPLANE CLIMBS THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING A World Theory of Film

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1972. Light green cloth. pp xvi, 248. Index. Ink owner name at front, page edges yellowed, else a VG clean copy in VG jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44464
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  • DUNNE, John Gregory
    THE STUDIO

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1969. Black cloth. Mulberry top page edges sunned, yellowing to page edges, else fine in VG jacket. A humourous and detailed report on a year spent studying the doings of Twentieth Century Fox. His second book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46701
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  • BALÁZS, Béla
    THEORY OF THE FILM: character and growth of a new art. Translated from the Hungarian by Edith Bone

    (Gloucester, Massachusetts): Peter Smith (Dover), c1970. Reissue of the 1970 Dover paperback, which was itself a reprint, with minor corrections, of the London, 1952, editor. Red cloth. pp 291 + Dover ads. Fine, jacketless (as issued?) copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46607
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  • WHITE SHADOWS IN THE SOUTH SEAS. Illustrated with Scenes from the Photoplay. A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture by O'BRIEN, Frederick
    O'BRIEN, Frederick
    WHITE SHADOWS IN THE SOUTH SEAS. Illustrated with Scenes from the Photoplay. A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, c1919 (for 1928). Reprint from plates of the 1919 Century edition. Photoplay edition. Octavo, red linen grain cloth lettered in black. pp xii, 450, (2, ads) + frontispiece and three double-sided plates of stills from the 1928 MGM film starring Monte Blue and Raquel Torres. Long Jan., 1933, ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper, else a fine copy. Dust jacket (colourful front panel art by Skrenda) has small chips and rubbing to tips of slightly tanned spine; rubbing and small holes to spine folds; nicks to edges of panels; front flap fold has a short tear and some rubbing; pencil drawing of palms covers the rear pastedown; else a VG copy, the front…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, c1919 (for 1928). Reprint from plates of the 1919 Century edition. Photoplay edition. Octavo, red linen grain cloth lettered in black. pp xii, 450, (2, ads) + frontispiece and three double-sided plates of stills from the 1928 MGM film starring Monte Blue and Raquel Torres. Long Jan., 1933, ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper, else a fine copy. Dust jacket (colourful front panel art by Skrenda) has small chips and rubbing to tips of slightly tanned spine; rubbing and small holes to spine folds; nicks to edges of panels; front flap fold has a short tear and some rubbing; pencil drawing of palms covers the rear pastedown; else a VG copy, the front panel showing well. This was MGM's first sound picture, and the first to use the famous lion logo. "A record of one happy year spent by the author among the simple friendly cannibals of Atuona valley, in those marvelous islands, the Marquesas."

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31096
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