Make Your Own Animated Movies
. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1970. An excellent handbook giving valuable tips about equipment and supplies. Also, tips and tested activities for making animated movies.
Make Your Own Movies and Videotapes
. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1991. An excellent up-to-date guide on the art of filmmaking.
How Movies Are Made
. New York: Facts on File, Inc. 1989. The book gives a brief history about filmmaking. The book contains an excellent introduction to film terminology.
Great Movie Spectaculars
. New York: Doubleday and Co., 1976. Edelson describes the fascinating stories and techniques behind many great movies such as: “Ben Hur,” “Mutiny on the Bounty,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Cleopatra” and hundreds more.
. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. 1976. In his book Engel reviews the reviewers. It is his contention that a production should not be viewed through the eyes of the critics alone. He examines issues such as the power behind making or breaking productions.
. New York: St. Martin’s Press., 1973. The book covers the development of the motion picture industry. Well known figures such as Wait Disney, Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock and others are featured in chapter headings throughout the book.
. New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., Inc., 1976. The book attempts to give the reader an in-depth look into the film-making process through the mind of a film’s creator. Contains an excellent glossary.
Gleasner, Diana C.
. New York: Walker and Co., 1983. A short book bringing to life the early days of the movies. The book describes different techniques used in early film-making.
Your Career in Theatre: Stagestruck.
NewYork: Julian Messner., Inc., 1963. The book offers the reader an overview of the development of the theatre. It describes what goes into producing a show.
Great Days of the Circus
. New York: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc.. 1962. A delightful book giving the history of the “stars” performing under the Big Top. The book contains pictures of an era gone by.
Howard, Vernon. Pantomimes,
Charades and Skits
. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1959. An excellent activity book for helping the young child develop characters for a play.
The Complete Book of Children’s Theater
. New York: Doubleday and Co., Inc., 1964. A beautiful book giving activities for pantomime and staging expressions.
American Film Criticism
. New York:. Liveright, 1972. Kauffmann offers the reader a critical overview surrounding American film. Included are legends such as: “The Birth of a Nation;” “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari;” “The Blue Angel;” “City Lights and countless others.
You Can Put On A Show
. New York: Sterling Publishing Inc., 1975. A helpful book for the inexperienced who need direction and help in organizing a school production.
The Amencan Theatre
. New York: Franklin Wafts, Inc., 1984. The book gives a short history of the American theatre.