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Edgar Wright

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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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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
Seduction
Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
Karina Longworth - Nov 13, 2018
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In this riveting popular history, the creator of You Must Remember This probes the inner workings of Hollywood’s glamorous golden age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes, to reveal how the millionaire mogul’s obsessions with sex, power and publicity trapped, abused, or benefitted women who dreamt of scree...
Edgar Wright
Apr 19, 2020
@billyeichner Books: Pictures At A Revolution, Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood, Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine & Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood, Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley, Hollywood Babylon (and then Karina Longworth podcast that fact checks it) x     source
Tinseltown
Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood
William J. Mann - Oct 06, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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New York Times Bestseller Edgar Award winner for Best Fact CrimeThe Day of the Locust meets The Devil in the White City and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in this juicy, untold Hollywood story: an addictive true tale of ambition, scandal, intrigue, murder, and the creation of the modern film industry.By 1920, the movies had suddenly becom...
Edgar Wright
Apr 19, 2020
@billyeichner Books: Pictures At A Revolution, Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood, Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine & Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood, Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley, Hollywood Babylon (and then Karina Longworth podcast that fact checks it) x     source
Buzz
The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley (Screen Classics)
Jeffrey Spivak - Dec 01, 2010
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Characterized by grandiose song-and-dance numbers featuring ornate geometric patterns and mimicked in many modern films, Busby Berkeley's unique artistry is as recognizable and striking as ever. From his years on Broadway to the director's chair, Berkeley is notorious for his inventiveness and signature style. Through sensational films like 42nd St...
Edgar Wright
Apr 19, 2020
@billyeichner Books: Pictures At A Revolution, Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood, Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine & Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood, Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley, Hollywood Babylon (and then Karina Longworth podcast that fact checks it) x     source
Pictures at a Revolution
Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
Mark Harris - Jan 27, 2009
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Explores the epic human drama behind the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967-Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night, Doctor Doolittle, and Bonnie and Clyde-and through them, the larger story of the cultural revolution that transformed Hollywood, and America, forever....
Edgar Wright
Apr 19, 2020
@billyeichner Books: Pictures At A Revolution, Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood, Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine & Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood, Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley, Hollywood Babylon (and then Karina Longworth podcast that fact checks it) x     source
Hollywood Babylon
The Legendary Underground Classic of Hollywood's Darkest and Best Kept Secrets
Kenneth Anger - Nov 15, 1975 (first published in 1959)
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Originally published in Paris, this is a collection of Hollywood's darkest and best kept secrets from the pen of Kenneth Anger, a former child movie actor who grew up to become one of America's leading underground film-makers....
Edgar Wright
Apr 19, 2020
@billyeichner Books: Pictures At A Revolution, Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood, Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine & Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood, Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley, Hollywood Babylon (and then Karina Longworth podcast that fact checks it) x     source
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