Getting the Most Out of Mozart: The Instrumental Works (Jan., $19.95) by Daniel Felsenfeld examines the lasting impact of the composer's work through seven pieces; includes CD. Advertising.
The Wizardry of Oz: The Artistry and Magic of the 1939 M-G-M Classic, Revised and Expanded Edition (Sept., $19.95) by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman explores the making of this classic film on its 65th anniversary. Author publicity.
Best in Show: The Films of Christopher Guest and Company (Oct., $18.95) by John Kenneth Muir offers an in-depth look at director/actor Guest's films including Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind. Author publicity.
The Movie Game Book (Sept., $29.95) by Peirre Murat and Michel Grisolia challenges readers' knowledge of film trivia from silent movies to present-day blockbusters.
BACK STAGE BOOKS
What Were They Thinking?: The 100 Dumbest Events in Television History (Oct., $14.95) by David Hofstede spotlights TV's great screw-ups and unforgettable moments.
The Beach Boys: The Definitive Diary of America's Greatest Band on Stage and in the Studio (Sept., $29.95) by Keith Badman covers the band's career as told by its members and eyewitnesses.
DVD & Video Guide 2005 (Sept., $19.95) by Mick Martin and Marsha Porter celebrates the 20th anniversary of this annual film guide. Author publicity.
Keys to the Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (Oct., $29.95) by Oliver Trager offers a complete chronicle of Dylan's recorded work.
The Liza Minnelli Scrapbook (Nov., $21.95) by Scott Schechter delves into the life and career of the award-winning singer/actress.
WM. B EERDMANS
Catching Light: Looking for God in the Movies (Sept., $20) by Roy M. Anker examines how 19 films convey human encounters with God.
FSG/FABER AND FABER
The Pillowman (Sept., $13) by Martin McDonagh. In this new play by the Anglo-Irish talent, a writer is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child murders.
Projections 13: Women Film-makers on Film-making (Dec., $20), edited by John Boorman and Isabella Weibrecht, looks at film-making in the global sphere.
Animation Art: From Pencil to Pixel, the World of Cartoon, Anime and CGI (Nov., $45) by Jerry Beck is an encyclopedic reference covering the history of animation throughout the world.
New York Times
Essential Library: Opera: A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings (Nov., $17) by Anthony Tommasini. The newspaper critic selects his favorites. Advertising.
Round About the Ballet (Sept., $29.95) by William Cubberly and Joseph Carman, photos by Roy Round, profiles stars of the top New York City ballet companies. Advertising.
Gods and Monsters (Nov., $15.95) by Peter Biskind chronicles Hollywood's superfreaks, lowlifes, charlatans and occasional geniuses who have left their mark on American culture.
Vol. 2 (Oct., $19.95 each) by Paul Feig and Judd Apatow are the companion books to the Emmy Award-winning TV show. Advertising.
Leonard Maltin's 2005 Movie Guide (Sept., $20) by Leonard Maltin adds 300 more capsule reviews to the more than 18,000 previously listed. Author publicity.
Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppelganger (Sept., $14) by Neil McCormick. A music critic and childhood friend of U2's Bono offers a candid look at the star.
That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (Sept.; $35, cloth $95), edited by Murray Forman and Mark Anthony Neal, collects pieces on rap and hip-hop from its inception to the present. Advertising.
The Art of Downloading Music (Oct., $9.95) by Steve Levine is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Greendale (Nov., $23.95) by Neil Young is the companion book to Young's CD that tells the story of a small-town generational family who battles against corporate greed and environmental destruction.
Little Caesar: A Biography of Edward G. Robinson (Sept., $29.95) by Alan L. Gansberg recalls how Robinson struggled to rebuild his career and reputation after a shattering blow by the McCarthy Commission.
Gotta Get Signed: How to Become a Hip-Hop Producer (Jan., $16.95) by Sahpreem King. A musician, producer, deejay and beatmaker offers straight-talk.
Shooting Stars: Drugs, Hollywood and the Movies (Nov., $19.99) by Harry Shapiro examines how Hollywood has tried to shape the public view of drugs and has been forced to respond to its realities.
Album Guide, Complete Revised and Updated 4th Edition (Oct., $29.95) by Rolling Stone editors returns this classic to the scene after a 14 year absence. Ad/promo.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
On Broadway: Art and Commerce on the Great White Way (Nov., $27) by Steven Adler. Sixty-six theatre makers including Stephen Sondheim and Frank Rich assess the premier site of American theatre and predict for the future.
SOUTHWATER (dist. by NBN)
Illustrated Book of Great Composers (Sept., $18.99) by Wendy Thompson takes a chronological look at the lives and works of more than 100 classical composers.
STONE BRIDGE PRESS
The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film (Oct., $22.95) by Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp covers the hottest Japanese directors and their cool films.
Ten Minutes to the Audition (Oct., $12.95) by Janice Lynde is an insider's guide to landing the part.
THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
Caroline, or Change (Sept., $13.95) by Tony Kushner is the book for this Tony-nominated musical. Advertising. Author publicity.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen, 35 Great Stories that Have Inspired Great Films (Feb., $15.95) by Stephanie Harrison is by a University of Florida professor of film, literature and creative writing.
TIME INC. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Will & Grace: Fabulously Uncensored (Sept., $19.95) by Jim Colucci reveals the secrets that go into creating the comedy hit. 60,000 first printing. $300,000 ad/promo.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
The Story of Film (Nov., $39.95) by Mark Cousins weaves personalities, technology and production together to capture the shifting trends of movie history.
TRAFALGAR SQUARE PUBLISHING
A Passion for Opera: Learning to Love It—The Greatest Masters, Their Greatest Music (Oct., $24.95) by Peter Fox Smith is for beginners anxious to learn and opera lovers seeking more information.
Cinematherapy Goes to the Oscars (Nov., $15.95) by Nancy Peske and Beverly West blends the themes of each era's award-winning films with dish on award speeches, fashion worn by whom and Oscar party planning.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
Swing It!: The Andrews Sisters Story (Oct., $19.95) by John Sforza covers the career of the sisters who made up one of the best-selling female vocal groups of all time.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors (Dec., $25) by Tim Lawson and Alisa Persons packages biographies of the actors who have created some of the most popular animated characters.
WESLEYAN UNIV. PRESS
American Science Fiction TV: Star Trek, Stargate, and Beyond (Dec., $22.95) by Jan Johnson-Smith looks at how science fiction has replaced the western in American cultural imagination.
Bringing It All Back Home (Sept., $24.95) by Nuala O'Connor tells the story of Irish music and its influence at home and overseas.