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  • David Lynchby Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc

    Oldcastle Books 2007; US$ 14.99

    Internationally renowned, David Lynch is America's premier purveyor of the surreal; an artist whose work in cinema and television has exposed the world to his highly personalized view of society. Examining Lynch's entire body of work—from the cult surrealism of his debut feature Eraserhead to his latest mystery Inland Empire — this book considers... more...

  • Arts Reviewsby Celia Brayfield

    Oldcastle Books 2008; US$ 13.99

    Whether your passion is film, music, books, visual arts, or the stage, you can get closer to it as a reviewer and establish a career in one of the most influential roles open to a writer. A great review can be read by millions, and writing it calls for a high degree of skill. Based on a lifelong passion, packed into a few hundred words, and often... more...

  • East Asian Cinemaby David Carter

    Oldcastle Books 2007; US$ 13.99

    Film directors from East Asia frequently win top prizes at international film festivals, but few books have been published about them. The films of these countries reflect periods of great political turmoil, rapid modernization in the 20th century, and the conflicts between modern lifestyles and traditional values. Covering films and filmmakers from... more...

  • Movie Movementsby James Clarke

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 15.99

    Introducing the reader to definitions of the founding concepts in film studies, this guide covers such ideas as authorship and genre, technological impacts and the rise of digital cinema, social influences and notions of the avant-garde, and cinema?s emergence as a major art form that reflects and shapes the world. In concise and clear sections,... more...

  • Dario Argentoby James Gracey

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 15.99

    The stylistic and bloody excesses of the films of Dario Argento are instantly recognizable—his films lock violent deaths in a twisted embrace with an almost sexual beauty. Narrative and logic are often lost in a constant bombardment of atmosphere, technical mastery, and provocative imagery. Setting the tone with earlier gialli films such as The... more...

  • Independent Cinemaby D.K. Holm

    Oldcastle Books 2007; US$ 13.99

    Just what is "independent" cinema? D. K. Holm, columnist for Kevin Smith's website and author of Robert Crumb and Quentin Tarantino , aims to define a term that can be difficult to distinguish from categories such as avant-garde, underground, experimental, or art films. By contrasting studio-era Hollywood with changes in the business since the... more...

  • Dali, Surrealism and Cinemaby Elliott H. King

    Oldcastle Books 2007; US$ 13.99

    One of the most widely recognized and controversial artists of the 20th century, Salvador Dalí was also an avant-garde filmmaker, collaborating with such giants as Luis Buñuel, Walt Disney, and Alfred Hitchcock. Influenced by the Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton, and Stanley Kubrick, Dalí used the cinema to bring the "dream subjects" of his paintings... more...

  • Media Studiesby Dan Laughey

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.99

    With TV, internet, phone, radio, movies, music, magazines, and newspapers—just to name a few—how does one begin to understand today?s all-embracing media culture? In this book, all the key issues and debates in media studies are covered in a lively and accessible style, including the main features of global media corporations and approaches to the... more...

  • Asian Horrorby Andy Richards

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 15.99

    Since Japanese horror sensations The Ring and Audition first terrified Western audiences at the turn of the millennium, there's been a growing appreciation of Asia as the hotbed of the world's best horror movies. Over the last decade, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Hong Kong have all produced a steady stream of stylish supernatural thrillers... more...

  • Silent Cinemaby Brian J. Robb

    Oldcastle Books 2007; US$ 13.99

    Silent cinema was never truly silent as performances were more often than not accompanied by live music and the noise of enthusiastic audiences. Yet silent cinema is regarded as a specific era in the history of the medium, and often as a separate art form in its own right. New York Times -bestselling author Brian J. Robb's lively resource traces... more...