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Encyclopedia of Television Film DirectorsFrom live productions of the 1950s like Requiem for a Heavyweight to big budget mini-series like Band of Brothers, long-form television programs have been helmed by some of the most creative and accomplished names in directing. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors brings attention to the directors of these productions, citing every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well as dr…

The Encyclopedia of Film ComposersFor more than a century, original music has been composed for the cinema. From the early days when live music accompanied silent films to the present in which a composer can draw upon a full orchestra or a lone synthesizer to embody a composition, music has been an integral element of most films. By the late 1930s, movie studios had established music departments, and some of the greatest names in film music emerged during Hollywood’s Golden Age, including Alfred Newman, Max Steiner, Dimitri Ti…

The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and TelevisionFrom Hollywood films to TV soap operas, from Vegas extravaganzas to Broadway theater to haute couture, this comprehensive encyclopedia contains over 200 entries and 200 photos that document the irrepressible impact of queer creative artists on popular culture.How did Liberace’s costumes almost kill him? Which lesbian comedian spent her high school years as “the best white cheerleader in Detroit?” For these answers and more, fans can dip into The Queer Encyclopedia of Film, Theater, and Pop…

The Encyclopedia of Stanley Kubrick (Library of Great Filmmakers)From anti-war dramas such as “Paths of Glory” to the complexity of his final film, “Eyes Wide Shut”, controversial film director Stanley Kubrick always commanded his audience’s attention. This encyclopaedia offers complete coverage of his life and the 13 feature films he directed, including “2001, A Space Odyssey”, “A Clockwork Orange”,and “The Shining”. In-depth entries survey: the actors who performed in his films, the writers with whom he collaborated, key members of his crew, inspiration for…

Encyclopedia of Indian CinemaCovering the full range of Indian cinema, from Hindi musicals to the impressive diversity of regional Indian Art Cinemas, this edition of the reference text includes expanded coverage of mainstream productions from the 1970s to the 1990s….

Encyclopedia of  Arab Women FilmakersArab women filmmakers: Who are they? What drives them? What are their experiences in a male-dominated profession? How do they function within the contexts – and constraints – of patriarchal societies? The answers are complex and sometimes surprising, as complex and surprising as the vastly different films these women direct. In this unprecedented book, Rebecca Hillauer assembles a comprehensive and penetrating look into the history of Arab women’s filmmaking, as well as the political and socia…

The Laurel & Hardy EncyclopediaFrom film synopses to critical evaluations, from discussions of never-released footage to analyses of recurring themes, here is everything a Laurel and Hardy fan could want. With more than 1,000 entries and illustrations, this comprehensive guide includes details on video releases, film discoveries, and rare artwork….

This Business of TelevisionBroad in scope and rich in detail, This Business of Television is an invaluable sourcebook for producers, writers, broadcasters, network executives, and other television professionals. The essential reference for anyone working in the television or video industries, it is a comprehensive guide to the inner workings of the business, examining how television programming is financed, produced, and distributed; how FCC regulations and federal law shape the form and content of broadcast, cable, and s…

The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth editionWith well over 6,300 articles, including over 500 new entries, this fourth edition of The Encyclopedia of British Film is a fully updated invaluable reference guide to the British film industry. It is the most authoritative volume yet, stretching from the inception of the industry to the present day, with detailed listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema. Brian McFarlane’s meticulously researched guide is the definitive companion for…

Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century: Essays on New AdaptationsThe 21st century is a good time to be Sherlock Holmes. He stars in the recent Guy Ritchie films, with Robert Downey, Jr., playing the great detective; an internationally popular BBC television series, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock; a novel sanctioned by the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate; and dozens of additional novels and short stories, including two by Neil Gaiman. Add to this video games, comic books, and fan-created works, plus a potent Internet and social media presence. Holmes’ L…