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The Colour Of Wine - Tasting Change (Paperback): Harriet Perlman The Colour Of Wine - Tasting Change (Paperback)
Harriet Perlman; Photographs by Mark Lewis
R450 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R78 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Colour of Wine isn’t just another book about picturesque Cape vineyards. Instead, it tells the remarkable story of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy through the personal journeys of black winemakers. Woven through their stories are interviews with wine producers and politicians, chefs and sommeliers, connoisseurs and teachers, drinkers and tasters.

The book, twinned with the documentary film The Colour of Wine (included on DVD), explores the turbulent history of winemaking in South Africa, and the varied careers the industry has to offer. Wine doyen John Platter offers insights into where South African wine is now, and where the industry needs to go. You’ll also discover a rich array of local recipes that complement South African wines.

The Colour of Wine gives a taste of the changing world of South African wine.

Black And White Bioscope - Making Movies In Africa 1899 To 1925 (Hardcover): Neil Parsons Black And White Bioscope - Making Movies In Africa 1899 To 1925 (Hardcover)
Neil Parsons; Foreword by Kevin Brownlow
R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Black And White Bioscope recovers a neglected chapter in the histories of world cinema and Africa. It tells the story of movie production in Africa that long predated francophone African films and Nollywood that are the focus of most histories of this industry.

At the same time as Hollywood was starting, a film industry in Southern Africa was surging ahead in integrating production, distribution, and exhibition. African Film Productions Limited made silent movies using technical and acting talent from Britain, the United States, and Australia, as well as from Africa. These included not only the original “long trek movie” and the prototype for the movies Zulu and Zulu Dawn but also the first King Solomon's Mines and the original Blue Lagoon, featuring African actors such as Goba, Tom Zulu, and Msoga Mwana, who starred as the black revolutionary in Prester John.

In this lavishly illustrated book, fifty movies are reconstructed with graphic photographs and plot synopses—plus quotations from reviews—so that readers can rediscover this long-lost treasure trove of silent cinema.

Blowing The Bloody Doors Off - And Other Lessons In Life (Paperback): Michael Caine Blowing The Bloody Doors Off - And Other Lessons In Life (Paperback)
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R487 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R166 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With over 100 movies to his credit over six decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career - and now his 85th year.

One of the world's best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films - including all-time favourites - from the classic British movies Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and Cider House Rules. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy. He knows what success takes - he's made it to the top of his profession from the toughest beginning. But as he says 'Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it.'

Now in his 85th year he wants to share everything he's learned. With brilliant new insight into his life and work and with his wonderful gift for story, this is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.

Frozen: Official 2017 Calendar (Calendar): Frozen: Official 2017 Calendar (Calendar)
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R283 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R154 (54%) In stock

Your little ones will love seeing Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf all year round in this magical calendar for 2017. Calendar includes 12 colourful images from the Disney hit film Frozen along with plenty of space for daily activities and notes. Size H305 x W305mm - Format Square 12-month Wall Calendar.

How Star Wars Conquered The Universe - The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Paperback): Chris... How Star Wars Conquered The Universe - The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Paperback)
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R295 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R54 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why do most people know what an Ewok is, even if they haven't seen Return of the Jedi? How have Star Wars action figures come to outnumber human beings? How did 'Jedi' become an officially recognised religion? When did the films' merchandising revenue manage to rival the GDP of a small country?

Tracing the birth, death and rebirth of the epic universe built by George Lucas and hundreds of writers, artists, producers, and marketers, Chris Taylor jousts with modern-day Jedi, tinkers with droid builders, and gets inside Boba Fett's helmet, all to find out how Star Wars has attracted and inspired so many fans for so long.

I Carried a Watermelon - Dirty Dancing and Me (Hardcover): Katy Brand I Carried a Watermelon - Dirty Dancing and Me (Hardcover)
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R381 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R100 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Massively enjoyable.' Dawn French I Carried a Watermelon is a love story to Dirty Dancing. A warm, witty and accessible look at how Katy Brand's life-long obsession with the film has influenced her own attitudes to sex, love, romance, rights and responsibilities. It explores the legacy of the film, from pushing women's stories to the forefront of commercial cinema, to its 'Gold Standard' depiction of abortion according to leading pro-choice campaigners, and its fresh and powerful take on the classic 'coming of age' story told from a naive but idealistic 17-year-old girl's point of view. Part memoir based on a personal obsession, part homage to a monster hit and a work of genius, Katy will explore her own memories and experiences, and talk to other fans of the film, to examine its legacy as a piece of filmmaking with a social agenda that many miss on first viewing. One of the most celebrated and viewed films ever made is about to have the time of its life.

Eat What You Watch - A Cookbook for Movie Lovers (Hardcover): Andrew Rea Eat What You Watch - A Cookbook for Movie Lovers (Hardcover)
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R501 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R178 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Many of our favourite movies come with a side of iconic food moments: the comforting frothy butterbeer from Harry Potter, the sumptuous apple strudel from Inglorious Basterds, the delectable deli fare from When Harry Met Sally, or Remy the rat-chef’s signature ratatouille in Ratatouille.

In this cookbook, author Andrew Rea (of the hit YouTube channel ‘Binging with Babish’) recreates these iconic food scenes and many more. With recipes from more than 40 classic and cult films, Eat What You Watch is the perfect gift for both movie buffs and cooks who want to add some cinematic flair to their cooking repertoire.

Min Shaw: Sprokie van 'n Liefling - 'n Plakboek van Herinneringe (Afrikaans, Paperback): Shaun Andrew Mynhardt Min Shaw: Sprokie van 'n Liefling - 'n Plakboek van Herinneringe (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Shaun Andrew Mynhardt
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

“Sy bly nog steeds ná 50 jaar in die vermaaklikheidsbedryf ’n nooi soos Min!” – André H. van Dyk

In hierdie pragboek word foto’s en memento’s uit Min Shaw se persoonlike fotoalbums en plakboeke opgeneem. Min se herinneringe aan haar kinderdae, haar transformasie van onderwyseres tot sang- en filmster, en die mense wat haar op haar pad na sukses gehelp het, word in haar eie woorde weergegee. Min deel verder snaakse staaltjies uit haar verlede, skoonheidsgeheime en interessante “Min-feite”. Sy vertel hoe haar geloof haar positief en plat op die aarde hou. Boodskappe aan Min van bekendes soos Corlea Botha, Franz Marx, Lance James en Leon van Nierop word ook ingesluit.

Vampire Movies (Hardcover, Epub Edition): Charles Bramesco, Little White Lies Vampire Movies (Hardcover, Epub Edition)
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R285 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R76 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The indispensable, illustrated pocket guide to the world of vampire movies, from Nosferatu to A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. ALSO AVAILABLE: Close-Ups: Wes Anderson Close-Ups: New York Movies When F. W. Murnau brought Nosferatu to the screen in 1922 he ushered in the bloody reign of cinema's most venerable villain - the vampire. Nocturnal, fanged and insatiable for human blood, the vampire has infected the public consciousness like no other movie monster. In this illustrated pocket guide, Charles Bramesco goes vampire hunting across a century of cinema, stalking around lonely Transylvanian castles, dusty New York apartments and rain-soaked Washington woods to discover why the vampire has become cinema's most enduring villain.

New York Movies (Hardcover, Epub Edition): Mark Asch, Little White Lies New York Movies (Hardcover, Epub Edition)
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R285 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R76 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The indispensable, illustrated pocket guide to New York movies, from Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen to Lena Dunham and Noah Baumbach. ALSO AVAILABLE: Close-Ups: Wes Anderson Close-Ups: Vampire Movies New York has always been one of the world's most filmed cities, with its apartments housing tenants like Rosemary's baby and the Royal Tenenbaums, its skyscrapers scaled by the likes of King Kong and graffiti artists and its rubble-strewn streets prowled by everyone from Travis Bickle to Carrie Bradshaw. In this illustrated pocket guide to New York and its movies, Mark Asch explores the Big Apple block by block and neighbourhood by neighbourhood, jogging past the iconic bench from Manhattan, eating at Katz's Deli from When Harry Met Sally and mooching around the Coney Island boardwalk like one of The Warriors. Retracing the steps of countless iconic actors, cinematographers and directors, he draws up a unique cinematic map of The City That Never Sleeps.

The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hardcover): Mark Salisbury The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hardcover)
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R1,011 R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Save R377 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Take a front-row seat and witness the filmmaking magic that brought J.K. Rowling's script for the Academy Award (R)-nominated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the screen. Explore the realm of fantastical creatures that roam the wizarding world and discover the magical cast of characters in pursuit of them. Officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and designed by MinaLima, designers of the graphic props for the Harry Potter films as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Case of Beasts delivers an enchanting interactive experience by sharing filmmaking secrets, film photography and artwork, and behind-the-scenes stories from cast and crew. Full of removable, facsimile reproductions of props and paper ephemera from the movie, along with some very special effects, this collectible volume offers a unique look from the talented group who created this movie magic.

Middle-earth: From Script to Screen - Building the World of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit (Hardcover): Daniel Falconer Middle-earth: From Script to Screen - Building the World of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit (Hardcover)
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R2,041 R1,257 Discovery Miles 12 570 Save R784 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the first time ever, the epic, in-depth story of the creation of one of the most famous fantasy worlds ever imagined, a richly illustrated compendium that reveals the breathtaking craftsmanship, artistry, and technology behind the magical Middle-earth of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogies, directed by Peter Jackson. Middle-Earth: From Script to Screen tells the complete story of how J. R. R. Tolkien s magic world was brought to vivid life on the big screen in the record-breaking film trilogies The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy. Drawing on resources, stories, and content from the archives of the companies and individuals behind the films, much of which have never appeared in print before, as well as interviews with director Peter Jackson and key members of the Art Department, Shooting Crews, Park Road Post, and Weta Digital teams who share their personal insights on the creative process, this astonishing resource reveals: How the worlds were built, brick by brick and pixel by pixel;How environments were extended digitally or imagined entirely as computer generated spaces;How the multiple shooting units functioned;How cast members and characters interacted with their environments. Daniel Falconer takes fans from storyboard concepts to deep into the post-production process where the films were edited, graded, and scored, explaining in depth how each enhanced the films. He also discusses how the processes involved in establishing Middle-earth for the screen have evolved over the fifteen years between the start and finish of the trilogies. Going region by region and culture by culture in this fantasy realm, Middle-Earth: From Script to Screen describes how each area created for the films was defined, what made it unique, and what role it played in the stories. Illustrated with final film imagery, behind-the-scenes pictures and conceptual artwork, including places not seen in the final films, this monumental compilation offers unique and far-reaching insights into the creation of the world we know and love as Middle-earth.

Ian Fleming's War - The Inspiration for 007 (Hardcover): Mark Simmons Ian Fleming's War - The Inspiration for 007 (Hardcover)
Mark Simmons
R564 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R150 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1953, Ian Fleming's literary sensation James Bond emerged onto the world's stage. Nearly seven decades later, he has become a multi-billion-pound film franchise, now equipped with all the gizmos of the modern world. Yet Fleming's creation, who battled his way through the fourteen novels from 1953 to 1966, was a maverick - a man out of place. Bond even admits it, wishing he was back in the real war ... the Second World War. Indeed, the thread of the Second World War runs through the whole of the Bond series, and many were inspired by the real events and people Fleming came across during his time in Naval Intelligence. In Ian Fleming's War, Mark Simmons explores these remarkable similarities, from Fleming's scheme to capture a German naval codebook that appears in Thunderball as Plan Omega, to the exploits of 30 Assault Unit, the commando team he helped to create, which inspired Moonraker.

Breakfast at Tiffany's Companion - The Official 50th Anniversary Companion (Hardcover): Sarah Gristwood Breakfast at Tiffany's Companion - The Official 50th Anniversary Companion (Hardcover)
Sarah Gristwood
R471 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R114 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Holly Golightly was undoubtedly the role that made Audrey Hepburn a movie icon. Dressed by Hubert de Givenchy and holding the infamous cigarette holder, she played her most memorable part in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Adapted from the Truman Capote novella of the same name, the inspired cast took the screenplay and fashioned it into the touching comedy of a young woman finding her way in the world. 2011 was the 50th anniversary of the release of Breakfast at Tiffany's and this lavish book pays tribute to its ongoing popularity. The only official companion to be published in association with Paramount Pictures and the Audrey Hepburn estate, it includes favourite images from the film as well as unpublished behind the scenes footage from the Paramount archives, stories from the set, and a history of the screenplay since the hugely popular film. A celebration of a timeless classic, this is the perfect book for any fan of Hepburn or 1960s film-making.

The Sound of Music Companion - The official companion to the world's most beloved musical (Hardcover): Laurence Maslon The Sound of Music Companion - The official companion to the world's most beloved musical (Hardcover)
Laurence Maslon
R765 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R215 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The definitive book on the world's most beloved musical, The Sound of Music Companion charts the incredible and enduring story of Maria von Trapp and her story over the last hundred years - from Maria's birth in Vienna in 1905 to the 50th anniversary of the film's release in 2015. The book details every step in the evolution of this masterwork from real-life to page to stage to film to international phenomenon. It profiles every creative artist who has helped to shape the musical version of the von Trapp Family story - from Rodgers and Hammerstein and Mary Martin to Robert Wise, Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer - and includes landmark international stage productions, the movie in pop culture and the 2012 TV movie. Folded into the saga are guest appearances by Petula Clark, Carol Burnett, John Coltrane, Noel Coward, Carrie Underwood and Connie Walsh. Included are more than 170 pictures, many never seen before, in addition to: Complete lyrics to a dozen songs Rare manuscript pages from the pens of Rodgers and Hammerstein A map of Salzburg and the film's locations Unseen storyboards from the film Updates on the Sing-A-Long phenomenon

Last Man Standing - Tales from Tinseltown (Paperback): Roger Moore Last Man Standing - Tales from Tinseltown (Paperback)
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R286 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R76 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In a career that spanned over seven decades, Roger Moore was at the very heart of the show-business scene. We all knew him as an actor who starred in films that made him famous the world over, but he was also a tremendous prankster, joker and raconteur - in fact, he was well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, and someone who was always up for some fun. In this fabulous collection of true stories from his stellar career, Roger lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. It features outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers, including Tony Curtis, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, David Niven, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, John Mills, Peter Sellers, Michael Winner, Cubby Broccoli and many more. Wonderfully entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny and told with his characteristic wit and good humour, Last Man Standing is vintage Moore at his very best.

Chronicles: The Art of War (Hardcover): Daniel Falconer, WETA Workshop Chronicles: The Art of War (Hardcover)
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R1,016 R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Save R375 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ultimate celebration of the spectacular battle in the final Hobbit movie reveals in stunning detail the full creative vision of Peter Jackson and the filmmakers, together with extensive commentary from the director, cast, crew, and almost 2,000 exclusive photos, illustrations and visual effects imagery. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles - The Art of War goes behind the lines to explore how thousands of artisans brought the defining film of Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit to the screen. More than 1,000 intricate illustrations, stunning photographs and never-before-seen imagery illuminate fascinating insights shared by cast and crew, including exclusive content from the extended edition of the final film. Also included is an exclusive fold-out battle map illustrated by Weta Workshop Designer, Nick Keller! From the sorcerous ruins of Dol Guldur and the fiery conflagration of Lake-town, follow the filmmakers on to the blood-soaked battlefields of the Lonely Mountain, and climb the steps of Ravenhill to witness the final, tragic duel of Thorin Oakenshield and Azog, the Pale Orc. Discover the challenges and reactions of the stars of The Battle of the Five Armies as they recount their experiences and excitement. Join the choreographers of the film's action to examine the battle strategies and formations of each of the five armies, and learn how a dozen stunt performers became thousands of digital troops. Pore over archive-quality photography of staggeringly detailed weapons and armour and browse galleries of fearsome war beasts and monsters. As the story of The Hobbit reaches its shattering climax amidst an epic landscape of war and tragedy, join Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer behind the scenes one last time as this sumptuous final book in The Hobbit: Chronicles series celebrates the epic conclusion of The Hobbit film trilogy.

In Pieces (Hardcover): Sally Field In Pieces (Hardcover)
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R578 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R200 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Sunday Times Book of the Year 'A memoir as soulful, wryly witty, and lyrical as it is candid and courageous' - Booklist, starred review 'Impressive, candid and vivid' The Times 'Beautifully written' Sunday Times Sally Field is one of the most celebrated, beloved and enduring actors of our time, and now she tells her story for the first time in this intimate and haunting literary memoir. In her own words, she writes about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated audiences for more than five decades, beginning with her first television role at the age of 17. From Gidget's sweet-faced 'girl next door' to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-winning ferocity and depth of her role in Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within. With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind the scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships including, most importantly, her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.

Jungle - A Harrowing True Story of Adventure, Danger and Survival (Paperback): Yossi Ghinsberg Jungle - A Harrowing True Story of Adventure, Danger and Survival (Paperback)
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R326 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R121 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

I heard the rustle again, too close and too real to ignore. I clutched the flashlight, stuck my head out of the mosquito net... and found myself face-to-face with a jaguar. Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest to find a hidden tribe and explore places tourists only dream of seeing. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare. After weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth the group splits up after disagreements, and Yossi and his friend try to find their own way back without a guide. When a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive. The basis of an upcoming motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, "Jungle" is the incredible story of friendship and the teachings of nature, survival and human fortitude and a terrifying true account that you won't be able to put down.

Don't Stop Believin' (Hardcover): Olivia Newton John Don't Stop Believin' (Hardcover)
Olivia Newton John
R575 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R200 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With candour, humour and warmth, legendary musician, actress, activist, and icon Olivia Newton-John reveals her life story - from her unforgettable rise to fame in the classic musical Grease to her passionate advocacy for health and wellness in light of her battles with cancer. Perfect for fans of Tina Turner's My Love Story and Sally Field's In Pieces, this international bestseller is an extraordinary can't-miss memoir. For more than five decades, Olivia Newton-John has been one of our most successful and adored entertainers. A four-time Grammy Award winner, she is one of the world's bestselling recording artists of all time, with more than 100 million albums sold. Her starring roles in the iconic movies Grease and Xanadu catapulted her into super-stardom. Her appeal as a performer is timeless. In addition to her music and screen successes, Olivia is perhaps best known for her strength, courage and grace. After her own personal journeys with cancer, she has thrived and become an inspiration for millions around the world. A tireless advocate for countless charities, her true passion is as the founding champion of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Olivia has always radiated joy, hope and compassion - determined to be a force for good in the world. Now she is sharing her journey, from Melbourne schoolgirl to international superstar, in this deeply personal book. Published in Australia in 2018, Don't Stop Believin' is Olivia Newton-John's warm, candid and moving story in her own words for the very first time.

Star Wars Rebel Starfighters Owners' Workshop Manual - Alliance and Resistance Models (Hardcover): Ryder Windham Star Wars Rebel Starfighters Owners' Workshop Manual - Alliance and Resistance Models (Hardcover)
Ryder Windham; Illustrated by Chris Reiff, Chris Trevas 1
R665 R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Save R132 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Just as the Rebel Alliance used various starfighters in its battle against the expansion of Imperial control across the galaxy, the subsequent Resistance used even more technologically advanced ships in its fight against the rise of the First Order. Rebel starfighters have proved to be more-than-capable opponents for notoriously lethal Imperial and First Order TIE Fighters, with the X-Wing providing the core of the Rebel starfighter forces. The Rebel Starfighters Owners' Workshop Manual presents a thorough history of Rebel starfighters, including A-Wing, B-Wing, U-Wing, X-Wing and Y-Wing variants. The history of Rebel starfighters is fully illustrated with numerous photographs from the Lucasfilm archives, in addition to schematics, exploded diagrams, and computer-generated artwork by Star WarsTM vehicle experts Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas. Text is by Ryder Windham, author and co-author of more than 70 Star Wars books. This Manual is the most thorough technical guide to Rebel starfighters available, and is fully authorized and approved by Lucasfilm.

Making of the Empire Strikes Back (Hardcover): J. W. Rinzler Making of the Empire Strikes Back (Hardcover)
J. W. Rinzler; Foreword by Ridley Scott 2
R1,492 R1,018 Discovery Miles 10 180 Save R474 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this lavish thirtieth-anniversary tribute to the blockbuster film "Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, New York Times" bestselling author J. W. Rinzler draws back the curtain to reveal the intense drama and magnificent wizardry behind the hit movie--arguably the fan favorite of the "Star Wars" Saga.
Following his "The Making of Star Wars, " the author has once again made use of his unlimited access to the Lucasfilm Archives and its hidden treasures of previously unpublished interviews, photos, artwork, and production mementos. The result is a comprehensive behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal look at the trials and triumphs, risks and close calls, inspiration, perspiration, and imagination that went into every facet of this cinematic masterpiece. Here's the inside scoop on:
- the evolution of the script, from story conference and treatment to fifth draft, as conceived, written, and rewritten by George Lucas, famed science-fiction author Leigh Brackett, and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan
- the development of new key characters, including roguish hero Lando Calrissian, sinister bounty hunter Boba Fett, and iconic Jedi Master Yoda
- the challenges of shooting the epic ice planet battle in the frozen reaches of Norway and of conjuring up convincing creatures and craft--from tauntauns and snowspeeders to Imperial walkers
- the construction of a life-sized "Millennium Falcon" and the swamp planet Dagobah inside a specially built soundstage in Elstree Studios
- the technique behind master Muppeteer Frank Oz's breathing life into the breakthrough character Yoda
- the creation of the new, improved Industrial Light & Magic visual effects facility and the founding of the now-legendary Skywalker Ranch
In addition, of course, are rare on-the-scene interviews with all the major players: actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and David Prowse; director Irvin Kershner; producer Gary Kurtz; effects specialists Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Ken Ralston, and Phil Tippett; composer John Williams; and many others. Punctuating the epic account is a bounty of drawings, storyboards, and paintings by Ralph McQuarrie, Joe Johnston, and Ivor Beddoes, along with classic and rare production photos. An added bonus is a Foreword by acclaimed director Ridley Scott.
"The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" is a fittingly glorious celebration of an undisputed space-fantasy movie milestone. Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

My Word is My Bond - The Autobiography (Paperback): Roger Moore My Word is My Bond - The Autobiography (Paperback)
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R336 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R119 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The quintessential suave hero, Roger Moore has enjoyed a successful career that has spanned seven decades, from early television through the golden age of Hollywood and on to international superstardom. Dashing, handsome, and every inch the archetypal English gentleman, he is most widely known for making seven blockbuster films as arguably the most debonair 007 of all time. He has worked with some of the world's most legendary stars, including such luminaries as Noel Coward, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Lana Turner, Gregory Peck, Cary Grant, Richard Harris, and Michael Caine. For the first time, Roger shares his recollections of playing some of the world's most famous roles as well as myriad stories from his personal life, including events from his childhood in London and his experiences during World War II. Filled with anecdotes from his encounters with celebrities of every variety and his memories from the heydays of Hollywood, this is a frank, funny, and disarmingly charming story of a life lived among the stars.

Selling the Movie - The Art of the Film Poster (Hardcover): Ian Haydn Smith Selling the Movie - The Art of the Film Poster (Hardcover)
Ian Haydn Smith
R864 R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Save R246 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Selling the Movie takes us on a stunning visual journey through almost 150 years of movie history." - Daily Mail "An incredible illustrated history of the movie poster." - Hey U Guys Showcasing the best movie posters by the top designers in the field, this rich visual history of the film poster charts the evolution from the earliest days to the present, explaining how they were used to sell both films and the stars, and how they lured audiences to cinemas across the globe to make an industry. Understand how posters enhance the brand of a movie or a star, and how they represent the crossover between creatives with this stylish art book. With insights on movie genres, influential designers, Hollywood politics and the impact of typography, this visually stunning book reveals how a powerful advertising medium became an artform itself and changed the face of graphic design.

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - My Life (Paperback): Sophia Loren Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - My Life (Paperback)
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R290 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R94 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrowis Sophia Loren's definitive autobiography, revealing her personal journey from the hardship of her childhood in Naples to her life as a screen legend, sharing stories of work, love, and family. Each chapter begins with a letter, a document, a photograph, or object that prompts her reminiscences. In her own words, these memoirs originated as, "Unpublished memories, curious anecdotes, tiny secrets told, all of which spring from a box found by chance, a precious treasure trove filled with emotions, experiences, adventures." In her incredible life story, Loren vividly recounts her difficult childhood in Naples during World War II, remembers her parents and their tempestuous relationship, and reveals the pain of growing up in her grandparents' house with her single, unmarried mother and younger sister. She tells how she got her start by winning a beauty pageant ('La regina del mare') and how her ambition drove her success in cinema before revealing the influence of the producer Carlo Ponti, who cast her in her early roles and later became her husband. Loren takes us behind the scenes of the movies, her early stardom and move to Hollywood revealing intimate and never before shared stories of her famed costars: Brando, Newman, Burton, Peck, Heston, and many more.

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