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  • Directory of World Cinema: Italyby Louis Bayman

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00

    Italian cinema has proved very popular with international audiences, and yet a surprising unfamiliarity remains regarding the rich traditions from which its most fascinating moments arose. Directory of World Cinema: Italy aims to offer a wide film and cultural study in which to situate some of Italian cinema?s key aspects, from political radicalism... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema Brazilby Louis Bayman; Natalia Pinazza

    Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 32.00

    Best known to international audiences for its carnivalesque irreverence and recent gangster blockbusters, Brazilian cinema is gaining prominence with critics, at global film festivals and on DVD shelves. This volume seeks to introduce newcomers to Brazilian cinema and to offer valuable insights to those already well versed in the topic. It brings into... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Britainby Emme Bell; Neil Mitchell

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00

    Bringing to mind rockers and royals, Buckingham Palace and the Scottish Highlands, Britain holds a special interest for international audiences who have flocked in recent years to quality British exports like Fish Tank, Trainspotting and The King?s Speech. A series of essays and articles exploring the definitive films of Great Britain, this addition... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: American Independentby John Berra

    Intellect Books Ltd 2010; US$ 32.00

    With high-profile Academy Award nominations and an increasing number of big-name actors eager to sign on to promising projects, independent films have been at the forefront in recent years like never before. But the roots of such critical and commercial successes as The Hurt Locker and Precious can be traced to the first boom of independent cinema... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Japan 2by John Berra

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00

    Building on and bringing up to date the material presented in the first installment of Directory of World Cinema: Japan, this volume continues the exploration of the enduring classics, cult favorites, and contemporary blockbusters of Japanese cinema with new contributions from leading critics and film scholars. Among the additions to this volume are... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Japan 3by John Berra

    Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    Back for a second encore following the success of the first two installments, this volume takes as its subject not the genres or movements that constitute the cinema of the Land of the Rising Sun but the filmmakers themselves. Focusing entirely on directors, the contributors here offer over forty essays on key Japanese auteurs, ranging from the Golden... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Chinaby Gary Bettinson

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00

    Commended for their social relevance and artistic value, Chinese films remain at the forefront of international cinema, bolstered in recent years by a new generation of talented young filmmakers. Directory of World Cinema: China presents an accessible overview of the definitive films of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China, with particular attention... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema China 2by Gary Bettinson

    Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    Since the publication of the first volume of Directory of World Cinema: China, the Chinese film industry has intensified its efforts to make inroads into the American market. The 2012 acquisition of US theatre chain AMC and visual effects house Digital Domain by Chinese firms testifies to the global ambitions of China?s powerhouse film industry. Yet... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Russiaby Birgit Beumers

    Intellect 2010; US$ 20.00

    Be they musicals or melodramas, war movies or animation, Russian films have a long and fascinating history of addressing the major social and political events of their time. From Sergei Eisenstein’s anti-tsarist drama, Battleship Potemkin, to socialist realism, to the post-glasnost thematic explosion, this volume explores the socio-political impact... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema Russia 2by Birgit Beumers

    Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    Soviet and Russian film-makers have traditionally had uneasy relationships to the concept of genre. This volume rewrites that history by spotlighting some genres not commonly associated with cinema in the region, including Cold War spy films and science-fiction films, blockbusters and horror films, remakes and adventure films and chernukha films and... more...