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Berkeley has published the paperback version of the new Ron Howard film “Backdraft,” a novelization by Kirk Mitchell based on a screenplay by Gregory Widen.

Instead of a novelization, Heinemann is publishing the screenplay of Samuel Goldwyn Co.’s “Truly, Madly, Deeply.” The author is Anthony Minghella, who also directed the British film. Both the book and the movie bowed Stateside last week.

Jacqueline Martin’s “Voice In Modern Theater,” from Routledge, covers the development of vocal technique from the Greeks to contemporary actors. The same publisher has published “Inside Family Viewing: Ethnographic Research On Television’s Audiences” by James Lull. It studies the impact of tv on everyday life.

For jazz buffs, there is Christiane Bird’s “The Jazz And Blues Lover’s Guide To The U.S.” Addison-Wesley’s reference book lists more than 900 “clubs, cool joints, landmarks and legends.”

Harper Collins has put Eric Bogosian’s play “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll” into book form. The film version is due out this summer.

Film students are the target readers of “Filmmaking Foundations” from Focal Press. It was written by film teacher Jerry Bloedow.

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