Did you know that Bill Murray ad-libbed most of his lines on Ghostbusters? To which blockbuster film does hit TV show Stranger Things pay homage in several scenes? Did you know that Carrie Fisher (then 19) and Harrison Ford (then 33) had a prolonged, until-recently secret love affair on the set of Star Wars? The behind-the-scenes world of cinema and TV can be as colourful and dramatic as the on-screen stories created. Here are some books that reveal the oft-untold tales from behind the cameras.
The first official Black Mirror book. Takes the millions of fans of the international cult-hit TV show inside creator Charlie Brooker’s mind for the first time.
Journey deep into the story of Stranger Things with the definitive behind-the-scenes companion
Words of wisdom and life advice – slayer style. Official gift book from the hit cult TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, with the best quotes and iconic scenes from the show.
The most talked about memoir is now available in paperback
An offbeat exploration of the brilliantly bizarre anecdotes that surround the legendary actor Bill Murray. Tales and rumours surrounding the cult figure's famous line 'No-one will ever believe you' have become a viral phenomenon and this book captures the moment with wit and a sprinkling of Murray-wisdom...
Intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy – including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Roseanne, Harold Ramis, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham.
Part biography, part cultural history, these stories cover the stuff that films are made of: love, sex, drugs, illegitimate children, illicit affairs, and botched cover-ups. But it's not all just tawdry gossip in the pages of this book.
How one young nun, one handsome Austrian Captain, and seven singing Von Trapp children inspired the most beloved film of all time
In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again.
Books for the independent masters of self-control born 22 December – 19 January.
Books for the open-minded, philosophical enthusiasts born 22 November – 21 December.
Books for the assertive, resourceful decision-makers born 23 October – 21 November.