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Edgar Howard Wright is an English director, screenwriter and producer. He is known for his fast-paced and kinetic, satirical genre films, which feature extensive utilization of expressive popular music, Steadicam tracking shots, dolly zooms and a signature editing style that includes transitions, whip pans and wipes.
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A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away
My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits―Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Mission
Paul Hirsch - Nov 05, 2019
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A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years as seen through the eyes of Paul Hirsch, the Oscar-winning film editor who worked on such classics as George Lucas’s Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, Brian De Palma’s Carrie and Mission: Impossible, H...
Edgar Wright
Apr 09, 2021
@PeterAPeel Loved that book.      source
Jews Don’t Count
David Baddiel - Apr 20, 2021
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Jews Don’t Count is a book for people on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you.It is the comedian and writer David Baddiel’s contention that one type of racism has been left out of this fight. In his unique combination of reasoning, ...
Edgar Wright
Mar 31, 2021
Will add to the chorus of great reviews for @Baddiel's 'Jews Don't Count'; a fascinating, thought provoking and thorough account of the biases, blind spots and hypocrisies of progressives. The book is literally a longer conversation than what can be said on Twitter. A must read.      source
Mike Nichols
A Life
Mark Harris - Feb 02, 2021
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A magnificent biography of one of the most protean creative forces in American entertainment history, a life of dazzling highs and vertiginous plunges--some of the worst largely unknown until now--by the acclaimed author of Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came BackMike Nichols burst onto the scene as a wunderkind: while still in his twenties, he ...
Edgar Wright
Mar 24, 2021
NB. This book, along with 'Five Came Back' and 'Pictures At A Revolution' prove that @MarkHarrisNYC is one of the very best writers on film, and I just want him to live forever so he can write all the film books.      source
Five Came Back
A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Mark Harris - Feb 24, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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In Pictures at a Revolution, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history, a book about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified. In Five Came Back, he achieves something larger and even more remarkable, giving us the untold story of how...
Edgar Wright
Mar 24, 2021
NB. This book, along with 'Five Came Back' and 'Pictures At A Revolution' prove that @MarkHarrisNYC is one of the very best writers on film, and I just want him to live forever so he can write all the film books.      source
Them
Adventures with Extremists
Jon Ronson - Jan 07, 2003 (first published in 2001)
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From the bestselling author of The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.A wide variety of extremist groups -- Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis -- share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists...
Edgar Wright
Jan 21, 2021
'Them: Adventures With Extremists' by @jonronson is 20 this year. I'm not sure there's been a non-fiction book that was more of an ominous bellwether of what was to come... Required reading then, and shockingly ahead of its time, now.      source
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Rebel without a Crew
Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
Robert Rodriguez - Sep 01, 1996 (first published in 1995)
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In Rebel Without a Crew, famed independent screenwriter and director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Sin City 2, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids) discloses all the unique strategies and original techniques he used to make his remarkable debut film, El Mariachi, on a shoestring budget. This is both one man's remarkable story and an essential guide ...
Edgar Wright
Jul 19, 2020
@paniq Great book. What really inspired me to pick up a camera and start making shorts was this UK doc back in 1988...      source
Clive Barker's Books of Blood
Volume One (Movie Tie-In)
Clive Barker - Sep 29, 2020 (first published in 1984)
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THE INSPIRATION FOR THE HULU ORIGINAL FILMRediscover the true meaning of fear in this collection of horror stories from Clive Barker, New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Hellraiser series.Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red.In this tour de force collection of brilliantly disturbing tales, Clive Barker com...
Edgar Wright
May 05, 2020
@jamie_graham9 I loved the Books Of Blood.      source
Books of Blood, Vol. 3
Clive Barker - Jan 01, 1988
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To a mortician, the preparation of a corpse is an art. The smooth, silent exchange of blood and embalming fluid is like a symphony to be orchestrated. The presentation of the deceased -- lying in a shining casket framed by flowers -- is an exquisitely composed tableau. And the burial itself is the magnificent climax to his craftsmanship. Clive Bar...
Edgar Wright
May 05, 2020
@jamie_graham9 I loved the Books Of Blood.      source
Clive Barker's Books of Blood
Vol.4
Clive Barker - Jan 01, 1987
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A master storyteller and unrivaled visionary, Clive Barker has mixed the real and unreal with the horrible and wonderful in more than twenty years of fantastic fiction. The Inhuman Condition is a masterwork of surrealistic terror, recounting tragedy with pragmatism, inspiring panic more than dread and evoking equal parts revulsion and delight.Stori...
Edgar Wright
May 05, 2020
@jamie_graham9 I loved the Books Of Blood.      source
Books of Blood Volume V
Clive Barker - Jan 01, 1986
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Terrifying and forbidding, subversive and insightful, Clive Barker's groundbreaking stories revolutionized the worlds of horrific and fantastical fiction and established Barker's dominance over the otherworldly and the all-too-real. Here, as two businessmen encounter beautiful and seductive women and an earnest young woman researches a city slum, B...
Edgar Wright
May 05, 2020
@jamie_graham9 I loved the Books Of Blood.      source
Books of Blood Volume Two
Clive Barker (Signed) - Jan 01, 1984
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Alternate Cover Edition of ISBN 9780425087398To a surgeon, cutting into the human body is an art. Muscle and flesh are his canvas, the scalpel his tool. He studies the composition of the organs -- their balance and form -- the structure of the bones and network of blood vessels. He makes his incision, cutting, slicing with loving care. Clive Barke...
Edgar Wright
May 05, 2020
@jamie_graham9 I loved the Books Of Blood.      source
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Buzz by Jeffrey Spivak
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Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger
Never a Dull Moment by David Hepworth
The Show That Never Ends by David Weigel
On Writing by Stephen King
Meet Me in the Bathroom by Lizzy Goodman
David Bowie by Dylan Jones
Caddyshack by Chris Nashawaty
Hard-Boiled Hollywood by Jon Lewis
Blitzed by Norman Ohler
Little Deaths by Emma Flint
Lonely Boy by Steve Jones
A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer
The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday by Kim "Howard" Johnson
Black Hole by Charles Burns
Who the Hell's in It by Peter Bogdanovich
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis
Shock Value by Jason Zinoman
Dolce Vita Confidential by Shawn Levy
Rat Pack Confidential by Shawn Levy
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses by Chris Nashawaty
Members Only by Paul Willetts