AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies: DVD Edition: "To commemorate the first century of American moviemaking, the American Film Institute has embarked on a celebration of America's greatest movies--"AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies." This ten part retrospective explores many aspects of the human condition from the depths of depravity, horror and the dregs of underworld crime to the heights of heroism and passionate romance, covering the many genres, styles and types of films that make up the first 100 years of the glorious American film, as chosen by Hollywood's top directors, writers, stars and executives. Hosted by Jodie Foster, Richard Gere and Sally Field, narrated by James Woods."
AFI's 100 Years, 100 Stars: DVD Edition: "America's greatest screen legends! The American Film Institute continues its celebration of the first century of American moviemaking with "AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars." In this prime-time special, originally broadcast June 15, 1999 on CBS, 50 of today's biggest stars celebrate and count down the 50 greatest American screen legends, as determined by leaders from across the American film community. Hosted by Shirley Temple Black, featuring James Caan, Clint Eastwood, Goldie Hawn, Martin Landau, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, James Woods any many, many more, with a special performance by Liza Minnelli."
How Movies Work: "How Movies Work offers the filmgoer an engaging and informative guide to the appreciation and evaluation of films. It provides a comprehensive consideration of movies from idea to script, casting, financing, shooting and distribution. Bruce Kawin addresses the book not just to students of film but to any filmgoer curious to know more about the process of the conception and creation of our favorite entertainment and art form."
A Short History of the Movies: "The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it one of the most popular books ever in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hollywood Renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship and recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic."