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  • Agatha Christieby Mark Campbell

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    An informed introduction to the Christie phenomenon, updated to include new material on the final Poirot adaptation series and Sophie Hannah's The Monogram Murders Since her debut in 1920 with The Mysterious Affair At Styles , Agatha Christie has become the chief proponent of the English village murder mystery. Although she created two enormously... more...

  • A Short History of Diseaseby Sean Martin

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    A concise and accessible history of infectious and non-infectious diseases, complete with the most up-to-date research on 2014?s Ebola outbreak Using an interdisciplinary approach, this survey chronicles the historical and geographical evolution of infectious and non-infectious diseases, from their prehistoric origins to the present day, offering... more...

  • Studio Ghibliby Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    The first English language book about Studio Ghibli, now updated to include The Wind Rises The animations of Japan?s Studio Ghibli are among the highest regarded in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly-anticipated release a guaranteed box-office smash.... more...

  • 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...

  • Horror Filmsby Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc

    Oldcastle Books 2008; US$ 13.99

    Often subject to more cuts at the hands of the censor than a serial killer's razor, the horror film has a fascinating history, not only as film study but also as a look at what has been considered acceptable for the public to view, and what the state will allow its citizens to see. But for the most part horror films are about entertainment—consistently... 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...

  • The Westernby David Carter

    Oldcastle Books 2008; US$ 13.99

    From the very beginnings of American cinema the Western has been a central genre, as the hazardous lives of the settlers, their conflict with Native Americans, the lawless frontier towns, outlaws, and cattle rustlers all found their way into the new medium of film. This book   provides a basic work of reference for all the major directors and noteworthy... 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...