Books

From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies

From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies is a revolutionary classic of feminist cinema criticism. Molly Haskell’s From Reverence to Rape remains as insightful, searing, and relevant as it was the day it was first published. Ranging across time and genres from the golden age...

A Life at Risk

Stuntman and Stunt Coordinator, Rick Avery. After losing two consecutive matches while wrestling on his high school wrestling team, Rick Avery learned from his wrestling coach what would become Rick’s life motto—regardless of the risk factor and intensity of whatever obstacles he...

Action Movie Maker’s Handbook

Action Movie Maker's Handbook by Andy Armstrong Action Movie Maker's Handbook is Movie Action Director and Stunt Coordinator Andy Armstrong's instruction manual for anyone making action movies. Information gained from his over forty year career designing, coordinating and directing action on some of...

Stars, Stunts and Stories: A Hollywood Stuntman’s Fall to Fame

Carl Ciarfalio's book Stars, Stunts and Stories: A Hollywood Stuntman's Fall to Fame, readers will travel behind the scenes - hearing insider anecdotes about mega-stars, experiencing some gnarly stunts, and receiving useful insights and advice about the unique and exciting world of action in film and TV.

Stunts: The How To Handbook

Award winning, veteran stuntwoman, Angela Meryl, has written a tried and proven "How To" guide called Stunts: The How To Handbook. The book was written for men and women interested in beginning or advancing a successful professional stunt career in Hollywood. When not jumping off roof tops for people...

Movie Stunts & Special Effects: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Throughout film history, one of the fundamental fantasies portrayed on screen has been the kind of physical action few of us could ever experience in real life. The image of an 'every man' engaged in hand-to-hand, mortal combat, defending his family or even the world population against...

Helen Gibson Silent Serial Queen

Helen Gibson Silent Serial Queen is a book by Larry Telles about the life of a woman who spent her 51 year career in film, rodeo, circus and vaudeville. In 1930 she became Hollywood's first professional stunt woman for many major studios. She was fearless in her career and life on and off the screen.