“The cream of the crop...
one of film history’s most
LEONARD MALTIN’S MOVIE
& VIDEO GUIDE 2004
“Invaluable. Head and shoulders above the
rest.”—The New York Times. “The best all-purpose video guide...the most up-to-date.”—The
New York Daily News. Named the “Best
Reference Book of the Decade” by Film
Comment. Capsule reviews of more than
18,000 films, including more than 300 new
entries. The critic also offers his exclusive list
of 50 Films That Got Away: Movies You Really
Ought to See.
Signet 1,664 pp.
Plume 1,664 pp.
THE GREAT AMERICAN BROADCAST
A Celebration of Radio’s Golden Age
“Maltin brings boundless enthusiasm and
encyclopedic recall to the golden age of broadcasting. The American Broadcast is a great
read.”—The New York Times. 384 pp.
NAL 0-451-20078-0 $17.95
Career Profiles of More Than 2,000 Actors
and Filmmakers, Past and Present
Summarizing the careers of some 2,000 personalities who made Tinsel-town history, this is
the perfect companion to Maltin’s Movie and
Video Guide. “The sort of volume that can keep
you browsing for hours.”—New York Daily
News. 992 pp.
Plume 0-452-27058-8 $23.00
OF MICE AND MAGIC
A History of American Animated Cartoons
This revised edition includes the latest animation breakthroughs over the past decade.
Illustrations, Filmography, Glossary, Video
rental sources. 529 pp.
Plume 0-452-25993-2 $28.00
The Art, Craft and Business
of Film and Television Writing
Walter shares his inside knowledge of successful screenplay writing and the industry that
buys those plays.
Plume 224 pp. 0-452-26347-6 $15.00
f SECRET CELEBRI TY
novel is a literary genre, but Wolper’s
Christine puts a smart cynical spin on it. She
may be traveling down a bumpy road, but
she’s in charge of the journey. Thoroughly
Riverhead 304pp. 1-57322-991-1 $13.00
THE CIGARETTE GIRL
“An excruciatingly witty debut from screenwriter Wolper, set in Hollywood and full of
glam-girl insights on love, sex, success, and
the search for Mr. Maybe.”—Kirkus Reviews.
Riverhead 288pp. 1-57322-818-4 $12.95
Also in Riverhead: Secret Celebrity 1-57322-214-3.
f THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S
GUIDE TO SCREENWRITING
Alpha 368 pp. 0-02-863944-8
Fine Arts & Music
Karin Kelly and Tom Edgar
FILM SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL
An Insider’s Guide to Film Schools
All the information necessary to apply to film
school, including: the curriculum, the cost,
and the real story behind the admission
office’s sales pitch. Plus, advice from real students and faculty and what Hollywood really
thinks about film school grads. 224 pp.
Perigee 0-399-52339-1 $14.95
Edward Pincus and Steven Ascher
THE FILMMAKER’S HANDBOOK
Revised and Updated Edition
Written by filmmakers for filmmakers, this
essential text now includes the latest information on digital age filmmaking, where the
shifting boundaries between film, video, and
computer systems have introduced a wide
range of new methods and equipment. New
chapters spotlight camera and video editing.
Plume 434 pp. 0-452-27957-7 $20.00
Rob Burley, Jonathan Maitland,
and Elana Rhodes Byrd
f EVA CASSID Y: SONGBIRD
Her Story by Those Who Knew Her
The stirring, full-color oral biography of the
singer whose pure, haunting voice came to be
loved by millions around the world after her
tragically brief life. Her voice has “a magical
quality. It suggests something ethereal—
something unattainable.”—Sting. Photos.
Gotham 176 pp. 1-592-40035-3 $17.50
Pat Hitchcock O’Connell
with Laurent Bouzereau
f ALMA HITCHCOCK
The Woman behind the Man
Alfred and Alma’s only daughter reveals her
mother’s extraordinary contribution to the
Hitchcock legacy. “The Hitchcock touch had
four hands and two of them were Alma’s.”—
Charles Champlin. Includes personal photos.
Berkley 320 pp. 0-425-19005-6 $24.95
REBEL WITHOUT A CREW
Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker
with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
“Straight-talking and highly entertaining.”
—Entertainment Weekly. Photographs.
Plume 256 pp. 0-452-27187-8 $15.00
BUSINESS OF ART
An indispensable guide to the business side of
the art world, offering sound advice and tested methods to help artists of all kinds get a
foothold on the art scene, gain wider exposure, and market their art effectively.
Numerous contemporary artists share their
own case histories to illustrate this advice.
Prentice Hall Press 0-735-20013-0 $25.00
f MOVIE AWARDS
The Ultimate, Unofficial Guide to the Oscars,
Golden Globes, Critics Guild and Indie Honors
“Chronologically arranged, each entry
includes a critical commentary of the awards’
procedures and voting, lists of nominees and
winners, [and] behind-the-scenes happen-ings....Numerous excellent books chronicle the
Oscars, but none combines pure pleasure and
fact so well, at such a good price.”—Library
Journal. 200 photos.
Perigee 864 pp. 0-399-52922-5 $22.95
Evan S. Smith
WRITING TELEVISION SITCOMS
With guidance from top sitcom producers and
examples straight from the screen, this book
can help anyone write, revise—and sell—a
script. 240 pp.
Perigee 0-399-52533-5 $14.95
Michele Cassou and Steward Cubley
LIFE, PAINT, AND PASSION
Reclaiming the Magic of
Foreword by Natalie Goldberg
An eloquent exploration of the process of
painting and the creative spirit that moves the
brush. Illustrated. 186 pp.
Tarcher 0-87477-810-7 $16.95
I’M LOSING YOU: A Novel
“Wagner speaks in many startling voices—
a James Joyce whose Dublin is Hollywood.”—
David Cronenberg. 336 pp.
Plume 0-452-27868-6 $14.00