A CAPPELLA BOOKS
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The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made (Apr., $17.95) by David Hughes offers inside stories of sci-fi films that never reached the big screen. Ad/promo.
The Everything Playing Piano and Keyboards Book (July, $12.95) by Brooke Halpin advises on how to purchase a piano and instructs on how to read music and develop an ear for the right chords. 40,000 first printing. $500,000 series ad/promo.
The Directors: Take One (Mar., $19.95) by Robert J. Emery. Acclaimed directors reveal behind-the-scenes details about their work. Advertising. Tie-in to Starz/Encore-TV program The Directors.
Making Crime Pay: The Writer's Guide to Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedure (Mar., $19.95) by Andrea Campbell explains criminal law's intricate principles for writers of mysteries, crime novels and screenplays. Advertising.
Filthy: The Phenomenon of John Waters (June, $15.95) by Robert L. Pela examines Waters's films and their impact on independent filmmaking and pop culture. Advertising.
A Pianist's Landscape (Mar., $17.95) by Carol Montparker presents essays exploring the many aspects of a professional pianist's life.
Reprint: The House That Jack Built: My Life as a Trailblazer in Broadcasting and Entertainment (Apr., $13.95) by Hal Jackson.
The Full Monty: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Hit Broadway Musical (Mar., $14.95) by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek offers lyrics and photos from the Broadway hit. Advertising.
The Prime Time Closet: A History of Homosexuality on Television (May, $16.95) by Stephen Topiano studies how homosexuality was handled on television from the 1950s to the present.
Reprints: Ok! The Story of Oklahoma!: A Celebration of America's Most-Loved Musical (Mar., $24.95) by Max Wilk; A Star Is Born: The Making of the 1954 Movie and Its 1983 Restoration (Apr., $16.95) by Ronald Haver.
Black Gold: The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix (Apr., $19.95) by Steven Roby includes interviews and previously unpublished information from obscure Hendrix performances and lost tapes.
Creepshows: The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Guide (Apr., $19.95) by Stephen Jones guides readers through more than 50 film and television productions, sequels, spinoffs, stage shows, radio plays and computer games adapted from the work of the master storyteller.
Breaking in to the Movies (Mar., $24.95) by Henry A. Giroux charts 20 years of observing the Hollywood tradition.
Rock & Roll's Most Wanted: The Top Ten Book of Lame Lyrics, Egregious Egos, and Other Oddities (July) by Stuart Shea features stories from 50 years of rock lore, while Hollywood's Most Wanted: The Top Ten Book of Lucky Breaks, Prima Donnas, Box Office Bombs, and Other Oddities (Aug., $12.95 each) by Floyd Conner aims its focus on Tinseltown.
The Girls' Guide to Elvis: The Clothes, the Hair, the Women, and More! (July, $12.95) by Kim Adelman offers a guide to Elvis for his continuing legions of female fans.
The Weakest Link Quiz Book (Mar., $10.95) enables readers to compete in their own living rooms. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
The Elton John Scrapbook (Apr., $21.95) by Mary Anne Cassata explores all aspects of the rock musician's extraordinary career.
Sinema: Erotic Adventures in Film (Apr., $18.95) by Douglas Brode takes a look at movies' erotic element from the birth of film to the present.
Of Thee I Sing: Lyrics and Music for America's Most Patriotic Songs (May, $18.95) by Jerry Silverman offers more than 50 songs, including a brief history of some.
Reprint: The 100 Greatest American Films: A Quiz Book (May, $16.95) by Andrew J. Rausch.
Hollywood Bad Boys: Loud, Fast, and Out of Control (June, $14.95) by James Robert Parish reveals the stormy and sometimes wacky lives of the wild boys of show business.
The Sopranos: A Viewer's Guide (June, $18.95) by Maurice Yacowar takes an in-depth look at a television phenomenon.
Reprint: Gielgud: A Theatrical Life, 1904-2000 (May, $24.95) by Jonathan Croall.
COOPER SQUARE PRESS
Reprint: Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers (Aug., $18.95) by Constance Valis Hill.
DA CAPO PRESS
When Surface Was Depth: Death by Cappuccino and Other Reflections on Music and Culture in the 1990s (Apr., $16.50) by Michael Bracewell offers a funny and engaging collection of pieces on music and culture.
Reprint: Dazzler: The Life and Times of Moss Hart (Mar., $19) by Stephen Bach.
IVAN R. DEE
Heidegger in 90 Minutes and Rousseau ... (June; $6.95 each, cloth $14.95 each) by Paul Strathern are new additions in the Philosophers in 90 Minutes series.
Reprint: Days and Nights at The Second City: A Memoir, with Notes on Staging Review Theatre (Apr., $14.95) by Bernard Sahlins.
Lilo & Stitch: Collected Stories from the Film's Creators (May, $19.95) is inspired by Disney's newest animated feature.
Reprint: Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas: The Film-The Art-The Vision (Aug., $17.95) by Frank Thompson.
The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (Apr., $39.95), edited by John Gassner and Edward Quinn, focuses on plays, their authors and historical background.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Working Like a Homosexual: Camp, Capital, Cinema (Apr., $18.95) by Matthew Tinkcom studies camp and consumer culture found in the films of Minnelli, Warhol, Anger and Waters.
|E.T. Phones Again After grossing $700 million worldwide, that celebrated extraterrestrial revisits our planet for a 20th-anniversary rerelease of his movie, which--complete with added scenes--opens in over 2000 theaters on March 22. Marking the event, Newmarket steps behind the camera and inside the movie with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Illustrated Story of the Film and the Filmmakers (Apr.), edited by Laurent Bouzereau and Linda Sunshine. Containing 200 color and b&w illustrations, the book also has an introduction by director Steven Spielberg and, for the first time anywhere, the never-before-published screenplay by Melissa Mathison. "The key here is that there never was a 'making of' book for E.T.," says Newmarket publisher Esther Margolis. "We have first-person recollections from Steven, Melissa, [producer] Kathleen Kennedy and the actors, too--Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas. We also have a lot of material about why they made the decisions they did--why E.T. looks the way he does, how the actors were chosen." Margolis loves the idea that youngsters who saw the film during its initial release will now be able to see it again with their own kids|
FACTS ON FILE
The Encyclopedia of Alfred Hitchcock (May) by Thomas Leitch; ... Stanley Kubrick (June) by Gene D. Phillips and Rodney Hill; ... Orson Welles (July, $19.95 each) by Chuck Berg and Tom Erskine are new titles in the Great Filmmakers series.
FSG/FABER & FABER
Vanilla Sky (Mar., $14) by Cameron Crowe offers the script for this newly released film.
Moviemaker Master Class: Private Lessons from the World's Foremost Directors (June, $15) by Laurent Tirard collects interviews with 20 of the greatest directors.
Reprint: Tales from Hollywood (May, $12) by Christopher Hampton.
Working Musicians: Defining Moments from the Road, the Studio, and the Stage (Aug., $14.95) by Bruce Pollock. More than 100 musicians describe the music life.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera (June; $21.95, cloth $39.95) by Mark Ross Clark teaches how to integrate the three.
LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS
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Music Is the Weapon of the Future: Fifty Years of African Popular Music (Aug., $18.95) by Frank Tenaille gathers 30 portraits of African musicians. Ad/promo.
100 Great Film Performances You Should Remember--But Probably Don't (May, $17.95) by John DiLeo recalls outstanding cinema.
Heaven and Hell to Play With: The Filming of The Night of the Hunter (July, $18.95) by Preston Neal Jones follows the making of the only film to be directed by Charles Laughton.
MTV's Real World Chicago (May, $16.95) by Alison Pollet chronicles the adventures of the cast of TheReal World during its newest season.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: The Illustrated Story of the Film and the Filmmakers (Apr.; $19.95, cloth $34.95) features the screenplay and the story behind the making of the movie. Ad/promo. Tie-in to the 20th anniversary of the film's re-release.
Human Nature: The Shooting Script (Apr., $18.95) by Charlie Kaufman offers the script of the new film by the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Being John Malkovich. Advertising. Movie tie-in.
Windtalkers: The Making of the John Woo Film About the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II (June; $19.95, cloth $32.95) gathers photos for a pictorial tie-in to the film starring Nicholas Cage. Ad/promo. Movie tie-in.
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music by Tim Smith and ...Jazz (both Aug., $13.95 each) by Loren Schoenberg provide a basic music education.
PRINCETON BOOK CO.
Appreciating Dance (Apr., $19.95) by Harriet R. Lihs covers the history of all forms of dance.
Reprints: Angry Blonde (June, $14.95) by Eminem; The Dirt: Confessions of the Most Notorious Rock Band (July, $15.95) by Tommy Lee and Vince Neil.
REYNOLDS & HEARN
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Frightening the Horses: The Rise and Rise of Gay Cinema (Apr., $24.95) by Eric Braun is a comprehensive filmography of gay-themed cinema.
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Screencraft: Directing (Apr., $45) by Mike Goodridge explains the creative process of influential directors with in-depth interviews, detailed storyboards, scripts and photographs.
What's Your Hi-Fi Q?: From Prince to Puff Daddy, 30 Years of Black Music Trivia (June, $12) by Scott-Poulson Bryant and Smokey D. Fontaine asks questions about every black music genre from the funk and soul of the 1970s to the rap and R&B of today. Ad/promo.
SMITH AND KRAUS
Megiddo: The Making of the Movie (Mar., $13.95) by Michael York chronicles the making of York's latest movie.
A Spiritual Guide to Acting: Your Art, Your Business, and Your Calling (Mar., $16.95) by Kathleen Bild offers a manual for anyone wishing to succeed in a creative endeavor.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
The Body Can Speak: Essays on Creative Movement Education with Emphasis on Dance and Drama (June, $20), edited by Annelise Mertz, argues the case for creative arts in contemporary public education.
Gangs of New York: Making the Movie (May, $24.95) looks into the mind of director Martin Scorsese and the soul of his latest film.
THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
Homebody/Kabul (Apr., $13.95) by Tony Kushner presents a play that examines current-day Afghanistan. Advertising.Author publicity.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
Jet Li (June, $17.95) by James Robert Parish features a biography of the man considered to be Hollywood's new Bruce Lee. Advertising.
Radiohead: Back to Save the Universe (June, $22.95) by James Doheny takes a look at the popular British band's music. Advertising.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Lalo: My Life and Music (Mar.; $17.95, cloth $29.95) by Lalo Guerrero remembers a musical genius who transformed Latin music over a 60-year career.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Rainbow Quest: The Folk Music Revival and American Society, 1940-1970 (Aug., $24.95) by Ronald D. Cohen chronicles the folk music boom in mid-20th-century America.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
Staging Desire: Queer Readings of American Theater History (Apr., $22.95), edited by Kim Marra and Robert A. Schanke, studies how early theater professionals who didn't necessarily hide their homosexuality influenced the art.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Reprint: Buster Keaton: The Man Who Wouldn't Lie Down (Mar., $18.95) by Tom Dardis.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Close Harmony: A History of Southern Gospel (Mar.; $24.95, cloth $45) by James R. Goff Jr. examines its social and theological roots, the industry that has grown up around it and its impact on American music and culture.
UNIV. OF TENNESSEE PRESS
A Hot-Bed of Old-Time Musicians: Traditional Music in the Upper New River Valley-Whitetop Region (May; $14, cloth $28) by Paula Hathaway Anderson-Green recalls the experiences and enduring values behind the music of Appalachia.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Television Talk: A History of the TV Show (Aug.; $29.95; cloth $70) by Bernard M. Timberg offers a 50-year history of the TV talk show.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Martha Graham: The Evolution of Her Dance Theory and Training, Revised Edition (May, $24.95) by Marian Horosko examines Graham's work.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Steven Soderbergh: Interviews (Mar.), edited by Anthony Kaufman and Orson Welles: ... (Apr.; $18 each, cloth $46 each), edited by Mark W. Estrin, look at the careers of these creative men.
VH1: Before They Were Rock Stars (Mar.) and ... Country Stars (Aug., $12.95 each) by Michael Goudreau spotlight the pre-fame days of music stars, past and present. Advertising.
Electric Guitar (May, $24.95) by Paula Trynka features the stories of electric guitar legends, with specially commissioned photography.
The Complete Scorsese (June, $24.95) by Jim Sangster offers an extensive analysis of Scorsese's career.
Mozartiana: Two Centuries of Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mar, $12) by Joseph Solman intersperses letters, opinions and remembrances of the great composer with the author's own sketches and drawings.
Cuban Music: From Son and Rumba to the Buena Vista Social Club and Timba Cubana (Mar.; $22.95, cloth $44.95) by Maya Roy surveys Cuban music. Author tour.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Reprint: Piano Roles: A New History of the Piano (Mar.; $17.95, cloth $40) by James Parakilas et al.