Monster: The Crimes of Il Sonnambulo
Venice, 1888: A killer haunts the calles and canals of the Floating City, a killer that many claim is 'Il Sonnambulo' — the Sleepwalker — a mythical figure familiar from old tales and nursery rhymes.
Art student Vittorio Innocenti is convinced he has identified the murderer, but only Commissario Voza, the 'magistrates lackey', believes the young man and fully understands the danger. Soon, Il Sonnambulo will prove how untouchable he is, and how deep his depravity goes.
Ripper: The Crimes of Il Sonnambulo
London, 1888: In the second part of the Crimes of Il Sonnambulo series,
Vittorio arrives in London to study at St. Martin's School of Art.
At first overwhelmed by the bustling capital of the British Empire, and shocked by the conditions he finds in London's impoverished East End, he becomes involved with political activists and reunited with La Contessa Adriana.
As summer fades into the fateful autumn of 1888, Vittorio begins to suspect that Il Sonnambulo has arrived in England and is stalking the streets of Whitechapel.
Demon: The Crimes of Il Sonnambulo
London, 1888: The third novella in The Crimes of Il Sonnambulo series.
Following an attack in the notorious slums of Whitechapel, Vittorio hides out in Hanbury Street — where the next Ripper victim will be found.
As events escalate in the East End, Vittorio is drawn ever closer to the crimes and to the perpetrator himself.
Antichrist: The Crimes of Il Sonnambulo
Paris, 1893: The fourth and final novella in The Crimes of Il Sonnambulo series.
It's five years since the last of the Ripper murders in Whitechapel. Exiled from London, Vittorio lives a bohemian life amongst the artists of fin de siècle Paris.
His connection to the Whitechapel murders has made him notorious, and draws infamous characters into his orbit.
Friday Night Fish Fry
Hugo Valjean helps 'friends' who have a problem. In this instance, the problem is a young woman inconveniently found dead in the Hollywood Hills home of a TV star.
To put things right, Valjean trawls through the murky underworld of the Los Angeles porn industry, and the murkier waters of Hollywood celebrity. While keeping one step ahead of his nemesis, Homicide Detective Kevin Woodley.
Valjean figures that someone behind the scenes is manipulating events. And there's something he can do about that. For the sake of friendship.
Decoding The Script: The Filmmaker's Art Vol. 1
Many books have been written about how to write a screenplay, but there's very little information on how to read a screenplay. In this book, the first in The Filmmaker's Art series, Markus Innocenti reveals how directors read, and how that reading allows them to build their vision for the film.
There are clues that lie, almost unnoticed, in every screenplay. Having the ability to identify and 'decode' those clues separates directors from every other person who reads the script, and points the way to engaging and powerfully cinematic filmmaking.
Selecting For Success: The Filmmaker's Art Vol. 2
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In the second volume of The Filmmaker's Art series, Markus Innocenti discusses the pre-production phase of filmmaking. With the script 'decoded', directors must now convey a 'vision' to their collaborators, working within the strict confines of available budget and time, and make decisions that will result in cohesive and successful storytelling..
Selecting For Success highlights the principal difficulties encountered in preparing a movie production, and reveals many areas where directors can inadvertently be set up for failure. With knowledge of how to read budgets, appraise schedules and breakdowns, run castings, brief cinematographers and much more... this book is an invaluable resource for any filmmaker.
Shooting The List: The Filmmaker's Art Vol. 3
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In the third volume of The Filmmaker's Art, Markus Innocenti devotes an entire book to a subject that is usually mentioned only in passing, or in brief references. The Shot List.
While it's true that some filmmakers don't build and use a Shot List, the majority do and a director without a Shot List makes everyone nervous, including the cast. Shooting The List takes all the mystery out of the process, explains the tricky stuff in ways that are clear and memorable, and concludes with revealing how to execute a Shot List that contributes to a filmmaker's own unique style and 'signature'.
Saturday Night Juke Jive
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Dumped by long-time girlfriend Tijuna Brown, Valjean jumps at the chance to get out of Los Angeles for a while.
Down in Jackson, Mississippi playing babysitter to a mob-associated businessman, Valjean is a fish out of water.
When things go sideways, Valjean disappears into rural Mississippi following a trail of deception and violence as he tries to dismantle an organization that sees brutal murder as just another day at the office.