Academic Films for the Classroom
by Geoff Alexander
John Gregory Dunne
Behind the Scenes with the film "Up Close and Personal" (1996)
Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Redford.
How the script developed.
It took eight years to get the film made.
In 1967, John Gregory Dunne
asked for unlimited access
to the inner workings of Twentieth Century
Miraculously, he got it.
For one year, Dunne went everywhere
and talked to everyone in the studio.
Photo by Naomi Eszterhas
The Devil's Guide to Hollywood
True Confessions of a Film Critic
by Robert Fontaine
General Store Publishing House
Also available through your
Robert Fontaine grew up in the
sixties in a house where movies were woven into the family fabric —
all-night marathons at the drive-in and Saturday matinee double
bills were treasured family outings, eagerly anticipated and
energetically discussed afterwards. In retrospect it seems
inevitable that he would gravitate toward film studies and
broadcasting. Robert has been a freelance writer-broadcaster for the
past twenty years, reviewing films for CBC Radio and covering jazz
for Radio-Canada in Ottawa.
Passionate about movies and music, Robert is also a working drummer
and has led his own jazz quartet since 2009. Married, he lives in
Gatineau with his wife, Sylvie and their son, David.
Their large Lab mix, Buffie, enjoys light classical music
and watching Wallace and Gromit cartoons.
The Film Club
The perfect book for all film buffs...
You will experience a nostalgia
for all the best films you've ever seen,
and you will discover some you
may have inadvertently missed.
A Star Is Found
Our Adventures Casting Some of Hollywood's Biggest
by Janet Hirshenson and Jane Jenkins
An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at casting for
What are the challenges, what do casting directors look
what is the process of selecting actors for a film.
Drama: An Actor's Education
by John Lithgow
An excellent read - following the development
of a very talented actor - spanning many decades,
from a small-town banker in "Terms of Endearment"
to a very creepy serial killer in "Dexter."
The characters he creates take him everywhere.
In one film, he's a transsexual, in another, he's a
Hollywood Dressed & Undressed:
A Century of Cinema Style
By Sandy Schreier
A very humorous book
about the costume designers and
the people who wore the clothes
The Romance of Transgression in Canada
Queering Sexualities, Nations, Cinemas
by Thomas Waugh
McGill-Queen’s University Press
A history of sexual representation on the
large and small screen in English Canada and Quebec
by Frank Vitale
Bozo, Frank (with camera), Stephen and Brawley (far
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