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  • Night Passageby Robert B. Parker

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 1.99

    After a busted marriage kicks his drinking problems into overdrive and the LAPD unceremoniously dump him, 35-year-old Jesse Stone's future looks bleak. He is shocked, however, when a small Massachusetts town called Paradise hires him as their police chief. Once on board he doesn't have to look for trouble in Paradise - it comes to him. For what is... more...

  • Blaxploitation Filmsby Mikel J Koven

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 11.99

    What is Blaxploitation? In the early 1970s a type of film emerged that featured all- black casts, really cool soul, R 'n' B and disco music soundtracks, characters sporting big guns, big dashikis, and even bigger 'fros, and had some of the meanest, baddest attitudes to shoot their way across our screens. More than that, for African-American audiences... more...

  • Neo-Noirby Douglas Keesey

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 11.99

    A world- weary detective, a seductive femme fatale, a mysterious murder- these elements of classic film noir live again in more recent hardboiled detective films from Chinatown to Sin City. But the themes and styles of noir have also spilled over into contemporary films about gangsters, cops and serial killers (Reservoir Dogs, The Departed, Se7en).... more...

  • The Dropby Howard Linskey

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 1.99

    Geordie' Cartwright has disappeared, along with Bobby Mahoney's money. I have to find him and fast, or it's going to be my face staring into the business end of a nail gun' David Blake is no gangster, or so he likes to think. He's a white-collar criminal, working for gangster Bobby Mahoney, enjoying the good life while the money keeps on pouring in.... more...

  • Alan Mooreby Lance Parkin

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    For nearly forty years, from his earliest work in underground Arts Lab projects to his latest work as author of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Lost Girls, Moore has pushed the boundaries like few others, ranging from farce and high comedy to the dark, grim work that epitomised the comics revolution of the late eighties. This book examines the... more...

  • John Carpenterby Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 14.99

    Tension. Fear. Exhilaration. Atmospheric synthesizers. You're in John Carpenter territory. One of the most iconic directors of American cinema John Carpenter has astonished audiences the world over with his tightly crafted horror, thriller and science-fiction films. Not just a director, Carpenter's talents also extend to writing the screenplays and... more...

  • Silent Cinemaby Brian J. Robb

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 11.99

    Silent cinema was never truly silent. Performances were more often than not accompanied by live music -- whether from a solo pianist or a small orchestra -- and the noise of audiences more than made up for the lack of a soundtrack accompanying the film. It was from the origins of cinema onwards to the coming of sound in 1929 with The Jazz Singer that... more...

  • Cassavetes Directsby Michael Ventura

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 19.99

    In 1983 visionary director John Cassavetes asked journalist Michael Ventura to write a unique film study -- an on-set diary of the making of his film Love Streams. Cassavetes laid out his expectations. He wanted 'a daring book, a tough book'. In Ventura's words, 'All I had to do for 'daring' and 'tough' was transcribe this man's audacity day by day.'... more...

  • Dalí, Surrealism and Cinemaby Elliott H. King

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 15.99

    Salvador Dali is one of the most widely recognised and most controversial artists of the twentieth century. He was also an avant-garde filmmaker -- collaborating with such giants as Luis Bunuel, Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock -- though the impetus and endurance of his fascination with film has rarely been given the attention it merits. King surveys... more...

  • Movie Movementsby James Clarke

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 19.99

    Movie Movements: Films That Changed the World of Cinema is a one-stop guide to the major movements that have shaped our sense of what cinema is and can be. It introduces the reader to definitions of the founding concepts in Film Studies such as authorship and genre, technological impacts and the rise of digital cinema, social influences and notions... more...