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  • THE PHANTOM HERD. by Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    Bower, B. M. [Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, 1871-1940]
    THE PHANTOM HERD.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1916.). Hardcover - Lucky Lindsay, former ranch-hand and now involved with a moving-picture company wants to make authentic films of the disappearing West.. Foreword by Bower states: 'For the accuraacy of certain parts of this story which deal most intimately with the business of making motion pictures, I am indebted to Buck Connor, whose name is a sufficient guarantee that all techinical points are correct.'.Frontispiece by Monte Crews. 325 pp.

    Condition: Very good- in tan illustrated boards (missing front endpaper, but otherwise tight and clean.).

    Book ID: 44483
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  • REEL POLITICS: American Political Movies from Birth of a Nation to Platoon. by Christensen, Terry.
    Christensen, Terry.
    REEL POLITICS: American Political Movies from Birth of a Nation to Platoon.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Oxford: Basil Blackwell, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A survey of over 200 films from the age of silent films through two World Wars, the McCarthy era, the counterculture, Vietnam and to the present, which reveals the ways in which the genre has changed to reflect the changes in our culture, and which demonstrates that even ostensibly liberal films are essentially conservative. Illustrated with photographs, notes at the end of each chapter. Political Filmography, index. x, 244 pp. ISBN: 0-631-158448.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some rubbing and edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 58095
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  • Connolly, Ray.
    SHADOWS ON A WALL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (1995.). First edition - Author's highly praised novel about the film industry - it begins with a small boy, on a fishing trip, who discovers a limousine lying at the bottom of a river. Inside are the bodies of two Hollywood stars, a young director and a famous rock musician. Meanwhile, production on a movie about Napoleon, 'Shadows on a Wall', is millions of dollars over budget, and the producer has gone missing. Among the reviews are these comments: "Probably the best novel about movie-making ever written." (Sunday Express). "Without a doubt, the best movie story I have ever read. A brilliant mixture of irony, comedy, pathos." (Publishing News.) 541 pp.

    Condition: Fine in black wrappers - much less common than the trade edition which had a planned first printing of 75,000 copies.

    Book ID: 35070
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  • SLOW FADE TO BLACK: The Negro in American Film, 1900-1942. by Cripps, Thomas.
    Cripps, Thomas.
    SLOW FADE TO BLACK: The Negro in American Film, 1900-1942.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1977. Set against the backdrop of the black struggle in society, this is a comprehensive history of African-American accomplishment in film--both before and behind the camera--from the earliest movies through World War II. Illustrated with many black and white photographs, extensive notes, subject and title indexes. 447 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5021304.

    Condition: Good condition - some toning to the pages, minor wear to the covers.

    Book ID: 65721
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  • JOHN HUSTON: King Rebel. by [Huston, John] Nolan, William F
    [Huston, John] Nolan, William F
    JOHN HUSTON: King Rebel.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, (1965.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by Nolan on the title page. Biography of the controversial and award-winning director, covering the entire span of his career. Illustrated with photographs. Two appendixes: The Projects of John Huston: Films and Plays 1931-1965, and A Huston Bibliography. 247 pp, Review copy with publisher's slip laid in.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (short closed tear to lower corner in dj.)

    Book ID: 40839
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  • EITHER YOU'RE IN OR YOU'RE IN THE WAY: Two Brothers, Twelve Months, And One Filmmaking Hell-ride To Keep A Promise To Their Father. by Miller, Logan and Noah Miller.
    Miller, Logan and Noah Miller.
    EITHER YOU'RE IN OR YOU'RE IN THE WAY: Two Brothers, Twelve Months, And One Filmmaking Hell-ride To Keep A Promise To Their Father.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - When their homeless father died alone in a jail cell twin brothers Logan and Noah vowed to make a film in his honor - this is the story of how they succeeded despite all obstacles. INSCRIBED on the title page " Dear . . . Enjoy the ride" and SIGNED by both authors. 281 pp. ISBN: 978-0061763144.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.) Promotional book mark laid in.

    Book ID: 45579
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  • MY YEAR OF MEATS. by Ozeki, Ruth.
    Ozeki, Ruth.
    MY YEAR OF MEATS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: The Viking Press, (1998.). SIGNED first edition - The debut novel from this independent filmmaker features Jane Tagaki-Little, a struggling filmmaker in New York, who is given her big break - a chance to travel through the United States to produce a Japanese television program sponsored by American meat exporters. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the American Book Award and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for fiction. Bibliography, notes, 364 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (lower corner slightly creased) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 36813
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  • MY YEAR OF MEATS. by Ozeki, Ruth.
    Ozeki, Ruth.
    MY YEAR OF MEATS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The debut novel from this independent filmmaker features Jane Tagaki-Little, a struggling filmmaker in New York, who is given her big break - a chance to travel through the United States to produce a Japanese television program sponsored by American meat exporters. Dustjacket praise from Arthur Golden ("Romance, agri-business,self-discovery, cross-cultural misunderstanding - it takes a talent like Ruth Ozeki's to blend all these together") and John Sayles. Winner of the American Book Award and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for fiction. Bibliography, notes, 366 pp. ISBN: 0-670-879045.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80062
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  • MY YEAR OF MEATS. by Ozeki, Ruth.
    Ozeki, Ruth.
    MY YEAR OF MEATS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The debut novel from this independent filmmaker features Jane Tagaki-Little, a struggling filmmaker in New York, who is given her big break - a chance to travel through the United States to produce a Japanese television program sponsored by American meat exporters. SIGNED on the title page. Dustjacket praise from Arthur Golden ("Romance, agri-business,self-discovery, cross-cultural misunderstanding - it takes a talent like Ruth Ozeki's to blend all these together") and John Sayles. Winner of the American Book Award and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for fiction. Bibliography, notes, 366 pp. ISBN: 0-670-879045.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60358
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  • THE THING HAPPENS: Ten Years of Writing About the Movies. by Rafferty, Terrence.
    Rafferty, Terrence.
    THE THING HAPPENS: Ten Years of Writing About the Movies.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1993). Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays and reviews by this long time critic. Includes a long piece on Renoir's 1939 film "The Rules of the Game", briefer essays on 12 directors including John Huston, Martin Scorsese, Brian de Palma, Stanley Kubrik, Satyajit Ray and Mike Leigh, and reviews of 53 films. Index. xv, 399 pp. ISBN: 0-802114857.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 74679
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  • SHOOTING WATER. by Saltzman, Devyani.
    Saltzman, Devyani.
    SHOOTING WATER.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Newmarket Press, (2007.). SIGNED - Saltzman, the daughter of Toronto filmmaker and the acclaimed Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, tells the story of how she reunited with her mother during the shooting of the controversial film "Water;" about the fate of Hindu widows in India in 1938. SIGNED on the title page. Maps, photographs. Afterword by Deepa Mehta. Reading group guide. Index. 287 pp. ISBN: 9781557047854.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53700
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  • SHOOTING WATER. by Saltzman, Devyani.
    Saltzman, Devyani.
    SHOOTING WATER.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Newmarket Press, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Saltzman, the daughter of Toronto filmmaker and the acclaimed Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, tells the story of how she reunited with her mother during the shooting of the controversial film "Water;" about the fate of Hindu widows in India in 1938. INSCRIBED and dated in October 2007 on the title page. Maps, photographs. Afterword by Deepa Mehta. Reading group guide. Index. 287 pp. ISBN: 9781557047854.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53701
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  • A CITIZEN OF THE COUNTRY. by Smith, Sarah.
    Smith, Sarah.
    A CITIZEN OF THE COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her third novel, a story of mystery and witchcraft, set in pre World War I French Flanders. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, complete with a small drawing "For --- and thanks for a fun evening at the House of Mirrors, Best." On page 406, she added a missing word and an "anti-curse bookmark" (along with a more typical erratum slip. 420 pp. ISBN: 0-345-433025.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (faint 'x' on bottom of text block.)

    Book ID: 47685
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  • THE SAME RIVER TWICE. Honoring the Difficult. by Walker, Alice.
    Walker, Alice.
    THE SAME RIVER TWICE. Honoring the Difficult.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book Walker spent 10 years in the writing, this is perhaps her most personal book yet. The story of the making of the film "Color Purple" and of the changes in her life. SIGNED by Walker. Index. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-684-814196.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, but with a remainder dot on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 6889
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  • Walker, Alice and Parmar, Pratibha
    WARRIOR MARKS: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the making of a documentary film to educate people about the harmful practice of female genital mutilation. Color frontispiece. Photographs. Bibliography, map endpapers. 373 pp. Slightly oversized. ISBN: 0-15-1000611.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 26013
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  • WARRIOR MARKS: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women. by Walker, Alice and Parmar, Pratibha
    Walker, Alice and Parmar, Pratibha
    WARRIOR MARKS: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the making of a documentary film to educate people about the harmful practice of female genital mutilation. Color frontispiece. Photographs. Bibliography, map endpapers. 373 pp. Slightly oversized. ISBN: 0-15-1000611.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 41155
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  • JOURNEY TO BELOVED. by Winfrey, Oprah (photographs by Ken Regan, original novel by Toni Morrison.)
    Winfrey, Oprah (photographs by Ken Regan, original novel by Toni Morrison.)
    JOURNEY TO BELOVED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1998. Hardcover first edition - Notes from Oprah Winfrey about her experiences and feelings during the making of the movie 'Beloved' based on Toni Morrison's novel. She describes how jarring it is when news from the 'real' world filters in - the death of Princess Diane, rumors that Oprah was quitting her show. Illustrated throughout with photographs by Ken Regan, including many double-page spreads. Foreword by director Jonathan Demme. 165 pp plus 16 unnumbered end pages. Large format. ISBN: 0-7868-64583.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards, as issued (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 50458
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