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Moving Image Store

The Moving Image Store has dozens of books for everyone including cinephiles, casual movie buffs, video gamers, and students. The Store also offers a selection of DVDs, specially-designed Museum souvenirs, and gifts for children and adults.

Store Hours
Wednesdays–Thursdays: 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Fridays: 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Contact: 718 777 6800 ext. 120

Give the Gift of Moving Images
Purchase a $24 or $36 gift pass valid for admission* to Museum of the Moving Image. Gift passes are available to purchase online or at the guest services desk at the Museum.

*Seating for all regular screenings and workshops is subject to availability and is first-come, first-served. Gift passes cannot be used for special ticketed events, ticketed screenings, or ticketed workshops. Gift passes are for Museum admission only. They cannot be used in the Museum shop or cafe. Gift passes are for one-time use only and expire one year after purchase. No refunds, credits, or cash back.

Special Events

Book Signing with Max Alvarez
Saturday, April 19
Following the 4:00 p.m. T-Men screening

The Crime Films of Anthony Mann (UP Mississippi, 2013, 272 pages)
Price: $60.00
Member Price: $51.00

Anthony Mann (1906-1967) is renowned for his outstanding 1950s westerns starring James Stewart (Winchester '73, The Naked Spur, The Man from Laramie). But there is more to Mann's cinematic universe than those tough Wild West action dramas featuring conflicted and secretive heroes. This brilliant Hollywood craftsman also directed fourteen electrifying crime thrillers between 1942 and 1951, among them such towering achievements in film noir as T-Men, Raw Deal, and Side Street. Mann was as much at home filming dark urban alleys in black-and-white as he was the prairies and mountains in Technicolor, and his protagonists were no less conflicted and secretive than his 1950s cowboys.

In these Mann crime thrillers we find powerful stories of sexual obsession (The Great Flamarion), the transforming images of women in wartime and postwar America (Strangers in the Night, Strange Impersonation), exploitation of Mexican immigrants (Border Incident), studies of the criminal mind (He Walked by Night), and Civil War bigotry (The Tall Target). Mann's forceful camera captured such memorable and diverse stars as Erich von Stroheim, Farley Granger, Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Richard Basehart, Ricardo Montalbán, Ruby Dee, and Raymond Burr.

The Crime Films of Anthony Mann features analysis of rare documents, screenplays, story treatments, and studio memoranda and reveals detailed behind-the-scenes information on preproduction and production on the Mann thrillers. Author Max Alvarez uses rare and newly available sources to explore the creation of these noir masterworks. Along the way, the book exposes secrets and solves mysteries surrounding the mercurial director and his remarkable career, which also included Broadway and early live television.

Max Alvarez is the author of Index to Motion Pictures Reviewed by Variety: 1907-1980 and coeditor of Harrison's Reports Film Review Index, 1919-1962. His work has been published in Film History: An International Journal; Independent Film & Video Monthly; and Cinecittà Magazine.

Highlighted Items

​​Jim Campbell: Material Light
Price: $55.00
Member P​r​ice: $46.75
Edited by Steve Dietz, 2010 (Hardcover, 168 pages)

Jim Campbell has mastered manipulating the base materials of electronics and computers into visual haiku of the information age, bridging the disciplines of sculpture and new media art. This retrospective of his career is complemented by commentary from some of the genre's leading critics, including John G. Hanhardt of the Smithsonian, Richard Schiff of the University of Texas at Austin and Richard Grusin, co-author of Remediation: Understanding New Media. They trace not only the aesthetics of Jim Campbell’s installations over the decades, but also the personal inspirations that have contributed to his works.

​3D Specs Contact Case
Price: $9.00
Member Price: $7.65
Contact lens case

Keep your lenses safe in this cool, 3D-glasses-styled case! This contact lens case is leak-proof and made from durable plastic with secure, snap lids. Press the button on the back for easy opening. 3D Specs are great for both hard and soft contact lenses.

The Architecture of the Screen
Price: $28.50
Member Price: $24.23
Author: Graham Cairns, 2013 (Softcover, 360 pages)

Have you ever found yourself captivated by a particular scene or singular, stunning shot in a film and wondered, “How or why the camera did do that?!” Through this collection of essays, architecture professor and multimedia auteur Graham Cairns answers those questions and much more. The valley between filmmaking techniques (cutting, dissolving, tracking, etc.) and audiences’ perceptions of space and movie sets is bridged through an exploration of film reviews, design plans and theoretical works. You will even discover how the birth of film’s visual language forever changed the life of architecture overall.

Movie Icons: 365- A Year in Pictures- Day by Day
Price: $29.99
Member price: $25.49
Taschen, 2013 (Hardcover, 736 pages)

Excellent as a conversation-starting coffee table book or an aesthetically pleasing, practical adornment for your desk at work, Taschen’s latest hardcover perpetual calendar is sure to inspire. Enjoy page after page of breathtaking images from iconic scenes of the silver screen and even learn the birthdays of your favorite actors and filmmakers. Movie Icons: 365- A Year in Pictures- Day by Day provides the perfect combination of artwork and trivia, along with the nostalgic warmth for analogue datebooks.

Lomokino Super 35 Movie Maker by Lomography
Price: $79.95
Member price: $67.99
Load any kind of 35mm film, start rotating the easy-to-use advancing hand-crank and you will be on your way to making your own movies. The Lomokino Super 35 Movie Maker shoots three to five frames per second at full speed and features continuous aperture settings from f/5.6 to f/11, so you can effortlessly adjust settings while filming.

The Film-Maker Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom
Price: $14.95
Member price: $12.71
Edited by Jamie Thompson Stern, 2013 (Hardcover, 160 pages)

This compendium of quotes by filmmakers about filmmaking was made for filmmakers and fans alike. Learn something insightful or engaging from a 21st century indie director and turn the page to discover a piece of advice from one of the Golden Age of Hollywood’s auteurs that almost acts as an affirmation or a clever retort. Editor Jamie Thompson Stern compiled The Film-Maker Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom to sound like a spirited discussion on cinema throughout the ages.

Animation Studio: Everything You Need to Create Stop-motion Pictures on Your Cell Phone or Digital Camera
Price: $19.99
Member price: $16.99
Author: Helen Piercy 2013 (32 pages, ages 8+)
Learn how to build a storyboard, design a character and what “squash and stretch” means in the exciting world of animation. This boxed set includes a mini stage set, press-out props, a puppet monster with moveable parts, storyboard samples and sheets as well as an engaging animation handbook to help you create your very own animated movies. Whether you are creating with 3-D models, hand-drawn sequences or lighting a set to using a variety of camera shots, Animation Studio is the perfect gift for young film-makers ages eight and up.