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  • The Horse Who Drank the Skyby Murray Pomerance

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 26.95

    What is most important about cinema is that we are alive with it. For all its dramatic, literary, political, sociological, and philosophical weight, film is ultimately an art that provokes, touches, and riddles the viewer through an image that transcends narrative and theory. In The Horse Who Drank the Sky , Murray Pomerance brings attention... more...

  • Michelangelo Red Antonioni Blueby Murray Pomerance

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Michelangelo Antonioni, who died in 2007, was one of cinema?s greatest modernist filmmakers. The films in his black and white trilogy of the early 1960s? L?avventura, La Notte, L?eclisse ?are justly celebrated for their influential, gorgeously austere style. But in this book, Murray Pomerance demonstrates why the color films that followed are, in fact,... more...

  • Shining in Shadowsby Murray Pomerance

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 25.95

    Shining in Shadows examines a wide range of Hollywood icons from a turbulent decade for the film industry and for America itself. Perhaps reflecting our own cultural fragmentation and uncertainty, Hollywood?s star personas sent mixed messages about Americans? identities and ideals. With a multigenerational, international cast of stars, this collection... more...

  • Enfant Terrible!by Murray Pomerance

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 27.00

    A witty and provocative re-evaluation of the phenomenon known as Jerry Lewis, an accomplished yet controversial figure in American cinema. more...

  • Johnny Depp Starts Hereby Murray Pomerance

    Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 25.95

    From beloved bad-boy to cool and captivating maverick, Johnny Depp has inspired media intrigue and has been the source of international acclaim since the early 1990s. He has attracted attention for his eccentric image, his accidental acting career, his beguiling good looks, and his quirky charm. In Johnny Depp Starts Here, film scholar Murray... more...

  • Alfred Hitchcock's Americaby Murray Pomerance

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29

    With a sharp eye for social detail and the pressures of class inequality, Alfred Hitchcock brought to the American scene a perspicacity and analytical shrewdness unparalleled in American cinema. Murray Pomerance works from a basis in cultural analysis and a detailed knowledge of Alfred Hitchcock's films and production techniques to explore how America... more...

  • The Eyes Have Itby Murray Pomerance

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    The Eyes Have It explores those rarified screen moments when viewers are confronted by sights that seem at once impossible and present, artificial and stimulating, illusory and definitive. Murray Pomerance takes readers on an illuminating filmic journey through a vast array of cinematic moments, technical methods, and laborious collaborations from... more...

  • Moment of Actionby Murray Pomerance

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 26.95

    Moment of Action delves into the mysteries of screen performance, revealing both the acting techniques and the technical apparatuses that coalesce in an instant of cinematic alchemy to create movie gold. Considering a range of acting styles while examining films as varied as Bringing Up Baby , Psycho , The Red Shoes , Godzilla , and The Bourne... more...

  • From Hobbits to Hollywoodby Ernest Mathijs; Murray Pomerance

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 119.00

    Peter Jackson’s film version of The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) is the grandest achievement of 21st century cinema so far. But it is also linked to topical and social concerns including war, terrorism, and cultural imperialism. Its style, symbols, narrative, and structure seem always already linked to politics, cultural definition, problems... more...

  • Larger Than Lifeby R. Barton Palmer; R. Barton Palmer; William Brown; Foster Hirsch; Frank Krutnik; Amy Lawrence; Adrienne L. McLean; Murray Pomerance; Tison Pugh; Barry Sandler; Matthew Solomon; Susan White; Pamela Robertson Wojcik

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    The constellation of Hollywood stars burned brightly in the 1950s, even as the industry fell on hard economic times. Major artists of the 1940s--James Stewart, Jerry Lewis, and Gregory Peck--continued to exert a magical appeal but the younger generation of moviegoers was soon enthralled by an emerging cast, led by James Dean and Marlon Brando. They,... more...