Godzilla: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide by Graham Skipper

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Starting with the reptile-textured cover, this is the definitive guide for Godzilla fans or anyone interested in Japanese cinema and popular culture. It's also a beautiful book, featuring lots and lots of gorgeous, glossy production stills and original posters accompanied by punchy, insightful commentary on not just the films, but also on Godzilla's appearances on TV and in manga. Even the most dedicated Godzilla buffs will learn something here--did you know, for example, that there was a re-edited and colorized Italian version of the original, entitled Cozilla? This volume is Informative, entertaining, and terrific fun.

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ISBN: 9781787398993
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Published: Welbeck Publishing - November 8th, 2022

Pedro Almodóvar: Installation/Instalación by Pedro Almodóvar

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A companion volume to an exhibit the Spanish auteur oversaw for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. this survey covers 22 groundbreaking films, charting the psychological and visual complexity that has marked Almodóvar's work throughout his career. In what is easily the most comprehensive volume on his oeuvre to date, you can find here not only an exploration of the depth and breadth of the filmmaker's thematic obsessions, but glimpses of his cinematic muses and inspirations along with some of his most iconic scenes--all with a lush accompaniment of images and illustrations. 

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By Pedro Almodóvar (Artist), Jenny He (Editor), J. Guzmán (Editor)
ISBN: 9781636810195
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Published: Delmonico Books - June 20th, 2023

Blue, by Derek Jarman

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Jarman’s still powerful and timely 1993 jeremiad against the indifference of the political establishment during the AIDS crisis was originally a feature film. Written when he was suffering from AIDS-related illnesses, the text juxtaposes tender observations of everyday life with grand and mystical visions, creating a hallucinatory and prophetic invocation from a man who has seen his friends--indeed, his entire community--struggle with and succumb to AIDS.




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By Derek Jarman, Michael Charlesworth (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781644230886
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Published: David Zwirner Books - May 9th, 2023