One of Vanity Fair's 21 Best Books of 2020
The shocking and significant story of how the White House and Pentagon scuttled an epic Hollywood production.
The new blockbuster from Christopher Nolan. Tenet is a global thriller whose action stretches across time zones, and stars Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and John David Washington. The film displays Nolan's preoccupations, especially how Time can shift from one moment to the next. The film is out in the US on July 17, 2020.
A refugee from post-World War II Europe who immigrated to the US in 1949, Jonas Mekas (1922-2019) became one of America's foremost champions of independent cinema and one of its most innovative filmmakers. An admired poet in his native Lithuania, Mekas began recording his life on film shortly after his arrival in New York.
In 1971, Newsweek heralded The Last Picture Show as "the most impressive work by a young American director since Citizen Kane." Indeed, few filmmakers rivaled Peter Bogdanovich's popularity over the next decade.
The official art book for Blade Runner 2049 and a companion volume to The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049.
Ernst Lubitsch (1982-1947) was one of the most successful and influential German filmmakers in American film comedy. In this volume, Rick McCormick argues for a more transnational view of Lubitsch's career and films with respect to nationality, ethnicity, migration, class, sexuality, and gender.
Ang Lee came to the fore in the 1990s as one of the 'second wave' of Taiwanese directors. After studying at New York University, Lee directed three comedy-dramas - Pushing Hands, The Wedding Banquet, Eat Drink Man Woman. However, it was Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility which brought him both critical and commercial success.