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- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99
In this deeply researched and fascinating study, Melvyn Stokes illuminates the origins, production, reception, and continuing history of D. W. Griffith's controversial film The Birth of a Nation. The 1915 film introduced many new conventions that would soon come to define American cinema, while it also drew large numbers of middle-class patrons... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 26.99
Almost all students have seen 2001, but virtually none understand its inheritance, its complexities, and certainly not its ironies. The essays in this collection, commissioned from a wide variety of scholars, examine in detail various possible readings of the film and its historical context. They also examine the film as a genre piece--as the summa... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 29.95
Within a short space of time, the film Memento has already been hailed as a modern classic. Memorably narrated in reverse, from the perspective of Leonard Shelby, the film?s central character, it follows Leonard?s chaotic and visceral quest to discover the identity of his wife?s killer and avenge her murder, despite his inability to form new long-term... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 29.95
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of the most widely discussed and thought-provoking films of recent years. This is the first book to explore and address the philosophical aspects of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind . Beginning with a helpful introduction that places each essay in context, specially commissioned chapters examine... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 85.95
Since its famed introduction of the “boiled bunny,” Fatal Attraction (1987) established itself as one of American cinema’s most controversial films. This insightful new book surveys the film's formal features and its ideological impact, paying special attention to the film’s signature mix of sexuality, fear, and family... more...
- ECW Press 2007; US$ 10.95
A comprehensive look at the making of the wildly successful Disney Channel film High School Musical , this unofficial guidebook explores the cultural phenomenon and loyal fan base the movie spawned. Providing detailed profiles on the film?s cast members?including Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, and Corbin Bleu?this companion follows... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99
With such iconic films as the Oscar-winning Pulp Fiction , Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2 , and Reservoir Dogs , Quentin Tarantino has become the most famous and revered writer/director of his generation. Now he's back with his most ambitious movie yet: the World War II epic Inglourious Basterds . Starring Brad Pitt and filmed on location in Germany... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 36.00
During the 1920s and ’30s, Mexico attracted an international roster of artists and intellectuals—including Orson Welles, Katherine Anne Porter, and Leon Trotsky—who were drawn to the heady tumult engendered by battling cultural ideologies in an emerging center for the avant-garde. Against the backdrop of this cosmopolitan milieu,... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 99.99
Despite more than a passing nod to such crowdpleasing classics as Hitchcock's North by Northwest, playwright-turned-independent filmmaker David Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner is a particularly idiosyncratic film that betrays its origin outside the Hollywood mainstream. Featuring a convoluted narrative, an excessive, often anti-classical, visual... more...
- SAGE India 2006; US$ 29.95
Convenient coincidences and glycerine tears, star-crossed lovers and happy endings, mindless songs and energetic dances These elements, and more, have sustained the Bollywood brand of cinema for nearly a century, so much so that it has now found acceptance across continents. This book is a road map for the fast-changing entertainment landscape... more...