Books on Film

Cut Short: Animation Unlimited surveys more than six decades of stunning experimental work.

1. Hollywood Animal: A Memoir Showgirls scribe and Rolling Stone vet Joe Eszterhas tackles his favorite subject.

2. Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at Seventy Producer-professor Colin MacCabe attempts a definitive biography.

3. Scorsese on Scorsese Marty talks (and talks) in this expanded edition, which adds new chapters on Kundun, Bringing Out the Dead, My Voyage to Italy, and Gangs of New York.

4. Animation Unlimited: Innovative Short Films Since 1940 A beautifully designed book—and two-hour companion DVD—that features some amazing animation, from short-stuff heroes like Harry Smith and Jan Svankmajer to bleeding-edge collectives like Pleix and Insertsilence.

5. Bollywood: Popular Indian Cinema A star-spangled and gold-bangled tribute that’s smart—and gorgeous—enough for both Bollywood buffs and dilettantes.

Books on Film