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Mitchell, John Flickering Shadows - a lifetime in film
Malvern Wells: Harold Martin & Redman Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Good. Sixty years as a top-ranking sound-mixer and recordist, on the James Bond movies among many others - a unique insight on film history. Ex-lib, clean, tight and sound, good in good, sound DJ. (Book ref. BYB9172) £5.29
Mannon, Warwick Miranda - book of the film
World Film Publications London 1948 PB. Soft cover. Good. Adapted from the Gainsborough Films production, with b/w stills and biographical notes, with photographs, on Glynnis Johns, Googie Withers, Griffith Jones and John McCallum. Covers a little worn and creased, good. 78pp (Book ref. BYB9019) £9.70
Britton, Eric Hue and Cry - book of the film
World Film Publications London 1947 PB. Soft cover. Good. Based on the Ealing Studios' film produced by Michael Balcon, directed by Charles Crichton. With b/w stills from the film, and biographical notes, with photographs, on Valerie White, Alastair Sim, Jack Warner and Harry Fowler. Covers worn and creased, good. 78pp (Book ref. BYB9018) £7.06
Mannon, Warren No Room at the Inn - book of the film.
World Film Publications London 1948 PB. Soft cover. Good. Adapted from Dylan Thomas and Ivan Foxwell's screenplay, with b/w stills from the film. Based on the play by Joan Temple. Also contains photo-preview of "Edward My Son." Good, backstrip is worn, some creasing to covers. 76pp (Book ref. BYB9017) £9.70
Britton, Eric (adapts) Blanche Fury
World Film Publications London 1949 PB. Soft cover. Good. Book of the film, an adapation from a screenplay of a Joseph Shearing novel with b/w stills and some short biogs ofthe people involved. Good only. Backstrip is starting away .Fr. and the rear cover is loosening. 78pp (Book ref. BYB8921) £11.47
Monaghan, Jno F The Authorised Biography of James Mason
World Film Publications London 1947 PB. Soft cover. Good. An early biography of the British actor, with b/w stills from his films to date and photographs of his home life, with cats. Stapled booklet, covers worn, marked and a little chipped, occasional creases and the odd grubby mark to pages, but internally sound and good. 78pp (Book ref. BYB8920) £11.47
Graff, Julian ed. Edinburgh International Television Festival 1978 - official programme
Broadcast London 1978 PB. Soft cover. Good. The theme of the 1978 festival was 'taboos in television'; it dealt also with censorship in relation to Northern Ireland. Many b/w illustrations. Discussed such issues as racism in television, and current affairs programmes produced by the ITV regions of the time. This is a fascinating look back seen through the industry itself at the themes and issues that drove creative British television in the late 70's. Large stapled booklet, covers creased and marked, with small closed tear, number written on front cover, good. 73pp (Book ref. BYB8763) £15.88
Freedlamnd, Michael Linda Evans
Weidenfeld & Nicholson London 1986 HB. Hardcover. Good. A biography of the Dynasty star. Covers a little marked, wear to eps, pages yellowed, no inscriptions, good in VG DJ. 127pp (Book ref. BYB8761) £5.29
Wapshott, Nicholas Peter O'Toole - a biography
New English Library Sevenoaks 1983 HB. Hardcover. Good. Ex-lib, missing ffep, o/w clean, tight and sound, good in good DJ. 239pp (Book ref. BYB8739) £5.29
Terry-Thomas with Terry Dunn Terry-Thomas Tells Tales
Robson London 1992 PB. Soft cover. Good. The autobiography of the upper-class English cad - a series of naughty stories. Some creases to the stiff card covers, no inscriptions, clean, tight and sound, good. 213pp (Book ref. BYB8729) £17.64
Jones, E Haydn Audio Frequency Engineering
Chatto & Windus London 1st 1961 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. A detailed survey of sound engineering, including archictectural acoustics and a chapter on sound in film recording, with many diagrams and formulae. Green cloth very slightly worn and marked, no inscriptions, clean, tight and sound, generally VG in chipped, worn, grubby, good DJ. 245pp (Book ref. BYB8607) £11.47
Nadell, Aaron Projecting Sound Pictures- a practical textbook for projectionists and managers
McGraw-Hill New York 1st 1931 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. A classic of early sound engineering, illustrated with many photographs and diagrams. Black cloth covers a little worn and marked, no inscriptions, pages yellowed, tight and sound, generally VG, no DJ. 265pp (Book ref. BYB8606) £38.81
Brown, Julian ed. Variety Comedy Movies
Hamlyn London 1992 HB, 1992. Hardcover. Very Good. Illustrated reviews of the classic films. Laminated illustrative covers, no inscriptions, generally VG, no DJ. 128pp (Book ref. BYB8533) £7.06
Thompson, Kristin Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible - a neoformalist analysis
Princeton University Press 1981 PB, 1981. Soft cover. Good. A detailed study of the film, with 254 small stills in colour and black and white. Ex-lib, with a stiff laminated illustrative library cover, marked and creased, marks and stamp to edge of page block, missing ffep, o/w clean, tight and sound, good. 321pp (Book ref. BYB8484) £24.70
Gairn, Louisa ed. The Red Wheelbarrow - the film issue - 9
St Andrews 2004 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. A magazine of poetry and opinion. Works by Patience Agbabi, Pedro Serrano (translated by Anna Crowe), David Taylor, Alice White, Brian Johnstone, Ian Revie, Roddie Lumsden. Stapled booklet, VG. 32pp (Book ref. BYB8328) £5.29
South West Scotland Screen Commission South West Scotland - Locations
SWSSC Dumfries PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Undated but contemporary - superb colour photographs illustrating the wealth of varied scenes in Dumfries and Galloway to inspire potential film-makers and draw them to the region. VG. 40pp (Book ref. BYB7932) £9.70
Hartley, Hal Simple Men
1989 PB. Soft cover. Good. A typed screenplay, toggle-bound. Cover marked and worn, good. 105pp (Book ref. BYB7588) £9.70
Clement, Dick and la Frenais, Ian No Use Talking
Fuji/Magnus Santa Monica 1993 PB. Soft cover. Good. The third draft of an un-published screenplay based on the life of Harpo Marx. Ring-bound type-script, marked and creased, with occasional annotation, good. 114pp (Book ref. BYB7539) £24.70
Mullan, Peter Fridge
Greenbridge Films Glasgow 1994 PB. Soft cover. Good. The first draft of this award-winning short film. Stapled type-script, un-bound, good. 14pp (Book ref. BYB7532) £15.00
Hamilton, Jake Special Effects in Film and Television
Dorling Kindersley London 1998 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. A behind-the-scenes look at how special effects were achieved in such films as Star Wars, Superman, Independence Day, Jurassic Park and The Mask. VG, laminated illustrative boards, in good edge-worn but generally sound DJ, not price-clipped. 63pp (Book ref. BYB7462) £11.47