Home  -  Back Issues  -  The Team  -  Contact Us
     Volume 5 Issue 86 | March 17, 2006 |

   Cover Story
   Straight Talk
   Time Out
   Food For Thought
   Human Rights
   Slice of Life
   Dhaka Diary
   Book Review
   New Flicks
   Write to Mita

   SWM Home


It's all about Cinema

The Film Encyclopedia
Ephraim Katz
Collins; November 2005

Long considered the undisputed bible of the movie industry, Ephraim Katz's The Film Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia on film. Unrivaled in its scope, this intelligent and engrossing A to Z reference contains nearly 8,000 entries on the artistic, technical and commercial aspects of moviemaking. Now in its fully revised and updated fourth edition with hundreds of new entries, The Film Encyclopedia is the indispensable film book for moviegoers, students, critics, and everyone associated with the art and craft of motion pictures.

Exploring 3D Modeling with Cinema 4D
Tony Alley
Thomson Delmar Learning; July 2005

Maxon's Cinema 4D continues to challenge Alias/Wavefront's Maya and Discreet's 3Ds max as the animation programme of choice among 3D artists and within the professional production community. Veteran Cinema 4D user and teacher Tony Alley introduces the key concepts of building 3D models using C4D. Explaining the technology in clear, design-oriented terms, exploring 3D modeling with cinema 4D covers basic modeling techniques, working with colours and textures, lighting, cinematography, and rendering. Throughout, the emphasis is on how designers can use cinema 4D to meet client needs with stunning animation while exploring their own artistic impulses.

Cinema Treasures
Ross Melnick & Andreas Fuchs
MBI Publishing Company LLC; September 2004

For more than a century, movie theatres have provided the physical setting where motion pictures have delighted and transported audiences. While enough books about film, filmmakers, and movie stars have been written to wrap around the equator, the story behind the movie theatres, the buildings themselves and the manner in which industrial, social and artistic trends have informed its evolution has remained largely ignored. Cinema Treasures is an ambitious and marvelously illustrated history of the American movie theatre from the early nickelodeons through today's state-of-the-art megaplexes. The authors show how industry leaders, social, cultural, and economic change, and ever-evolving technologies have shaped the fabulous movie palaces, the cozy neighbourhood theatres, and the multiplexes and megaplexes in which generations have experienced motion pictures. Each chapter details a period of movie theatre history and celebrates the greatest remaining classic theatres that still show movies today, including stunning two-color page spreads featuring interior and exterior shots; a history of the theatre; memories from former staffers, patrons, or owners; theatre specifications, including screen size, seating capacity, past owners, design features, and architectural style; a timeline listing important media, historical, and film events occurring throughout the theater's existence. Together with evocative photography that brings the movie going experience to the printed page, and the insightful and entertaining accounts of an industry that evolved with a nation and world, Cinema Treasures is a must-have for movie lovers and film buffs who love the theatre as much as the movie that's showing.




Compiled by: Sanyat Sattar

Copyright (R) thedailystar.net 2006