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- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 24.99
The story of the music that accompanies the cinematic adventures of Ian Fleming's intrepid Agent 007 is one of surprising real-life drama. In The Music of James Bond, author Jon Burlingame throws open studio and courtroom doors alike to reveal the full and extraordinary history of the sounds of James Bond, spicing the story with a wealth of fascinating... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 49.99
With the exception of die-hard aficionados of European or Italian horror cinema, most people may not have heard of giallo cinema or have seen many films in this subgenre of horror. Most academic film studies tend to ignore horror cinema in general and the giallo specifically. Critics often deride these films, which reveal more about the reviewers'... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 35.00
From one of America's most renowned film scholars: a revelatory, perceptive, and highly readable look at the greatest silent film stars -- not those few who are fully appreciated and understood, like Chaplin, Keaton, Gish, and Garbo, but those who have been misperceived, unfairly dismissed, or forgotten. Here is Valentino, "the Sheik," who was hardly... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 84.99
Since the early 1980s, Jim Jarmusch has produced a handful of idiosyncratic films that have established him as one of the most imaginatively allusive directors in the history of American cinema. Three of his films? Dead Man (1995), Ghost Dog (1999), and The Limits of Control (2009) ? demonstrate the director?s unique take on Eastern... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 34.99
In Shocked But Connected , distinguished filmmaker Michael Roemer reflects on the nature of comedy and laughter. Incorporating the work of both the great thinkers and great comedians of our age, Roemer investigates what makes us laugh and what distinguishes comedy from all other art forms. more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 39.95
This definitive work offers a new approach to the period film at the turn of the twenty-first century, examining the ways in which contemporary cinema recreates the historical past. This book explores the relation between visual motifs and cultural representation in a range of key films by James Ivory, Martin Scorsese and Jane Campion, among others.... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 19.99
Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard , a classic film noir and also a damning dissection of the Hollywood dream factory, evokes the glamour and ruin of the stars who subsist on that dream. It's also one long in-joke about the movie industry and those who made it great-and who were, in turn, destroyed by it. One of the most critically admired films... more...
- Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 23.10
Populærkulturens spillefilm er meget mere end blot underholdning. I denne bog demonstrerer 10 yngre forskere, hvordan en række udvalgte spillefilm kan tjene som ramme om en analyse og diskussion af væsentlige spørgsmål relateret til terror og terrorbekæmpelse: Hvad er præventiv krig, og hvilke problemer er forbundet med denne form for krigsførelse... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 49.99
Including over 60 titles each of romantic and screwball comedy dating from the 1930's to the present, this research tool not only demonstrates how screwball and romantic comedy are two distinct genres, but also highlights pivotal social and artistic changes which impacted both genres. Includes 16 black and white movie stills, countless quotations from... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99
Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, The A to Z of African American Cinema provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in... more...