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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95
Richard Dyer's classic study of movie stars and stardom has been updated, with a new introduction by the author discussing the rise of celebrity culture and developments in the study of stars since publication of the first edition in 1986. Dyer's illuminating study is based around case studies of three major stars: Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson and... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00
The third edition of Indelible Shadows includes five new chapters. It addresses the treatment of rescuers, as in 'Schindler's List'; the controversial use of humor, as in 'Life is Beautiful'; the distorted image of survivors, and the growing genre of documentaries that return to the scene of the crime or rescue. more...
- Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 15.95
The conversion to sound cinema is routinely portrayed as a homogenizing process that significantly reduced the cinema's diversity of film styles and practices. Cinema's Conversion to Sound offers an alternative assessment of synchronous sound's impact on world cinema through a shift in critical focus:... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 17.99
Romantic Comedy offers an introduction to the analysis of a popular but overlooked film genre. The book provides an overview of Hollywood's romantic comedy conventions, examining iconography, narrative patterns, and ideology. Chapters discuss important subgroupings within the genre: screwball sex comedy and the radical romantic comedy of the 1970s.... more...
- Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00
The Cinema Makers investigates how cinema spectators in south-eastern and central European cities became cinema makers through such practices as squatting in existing cinema spaces, organizing cinema events, writing about film and making films themselves. Drawing on a corpus of interviews with cinema activists in Germany, Austria and the... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95
Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer Lawrence Turman, the producer of more than forty films, including The Graduate , The River Wild , Short Circuit , and American History... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 37.95
SCMS Award Winner "Best Edited Collection" The standard analytical category of "national cinema" has increasingly been called into question by the category of the "transnational." This anthology examines the premises and consequences of the coexistence of these two categories and the parameters of historiographical approaches that cross the borders... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 26.00
The KINO Russian Cinema series has been expanding to provide students and general readers with readable, companion handbooks to important and interesting films of Russian cinema from its beginnings to the late 1990s. This volume investigates the production, context and reception of the film "Battleship Potemkin", the people who made it, and... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 44.00
Films evoke broad moods and cue particular emotions that can be broadly shared as well as individually experienced. Film Structure and the Emotion System synthesizes recent research on emotion in cognitive psychology and neurology in an effort to provide a more nuanced understanding of how film evokes emotion. more...