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  • World Film Locationsby Duncan Petrie; Lorenzo Codelli

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    A vibrant city and country nestled at the foot of the Malaysian peninsula, Singapore has long been a crossroads, a stopping point, and a cultural hub where goods, inventions, and ideas are shared and traded. more...

  • Glamour, Gidgets, and the Girl Next Doorby Herbie J. Pilato

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Glamour, Gidgets, and the Girl Next Door is the latest creation from biographer and pop culture expert Herbie J Pilato. Based on exclusive celebrity interviews, this book runs the gamut of female character-types from Elly May Clampett to Charlie?s Angels. If you seek extensive information on the leading ladies who shattered expectations and paved... more...

  • The Essence of Chaplinby John Fawell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Charlie Chaplin's remarkable life and comedic talent have been the focus of countless popular and scholarly studies. In this groundbreaking work, Chaplin's often underrated skills as a film director take center stage. Highlighting the screen icon's significance as a filmmaker, this study focuses on the heart of Chaplin's cinema--his... more...

  • Agatha Christie's Poirotby Jennifer Kasius

    Running Press 2014; US$ 5.95

    Agatha Christie, the world?s “bestselling novelist,? according to Guinness, centered a majority of her novels and short stories on the adventures of one master detective: Hercule Poirot. Enjoy the best of these works in this tiny tome—all in one sitting. This miniature volume opens with an introduction and biography on the “life? of Hercule Poirot,... more...

  • Last Wordsby Jason Wood

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Last Words features extensive interviews with Christopher Nolan, Harmony Korine, Charlie Kaufmann, Nicolas Winding Refn, Wim Wenders, Michael Winterbottom, Christian Petzhold, and many others. Each interview is preceded by an overview of the director?s work, and the volume?s authoritative introductory essay explores the value of these directors and... more...

  • The Cinema of István Száboby John Cunningham

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    István Szabó is one of Hungary?s most celebrated and best-known film directors, and the only Hungarian to have won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, for Mephisto (1981). In a career spanning over five decades Szabó has relentlessly examined the place of the individual in European history, particularly those caught up in the turbulent... more...

  • A Pocket Guide to Analyzing Filmsby Robert Spadoni

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The perfect concise guide to the formal analysis of film. Designed to be used by readers at many levels of knowledge, this book moves systematically through the elements that make up most films, focusing on aspects of the art of cinema that are common across history and national cinemas. From form and narrative to mise-en-scčne and cinematography... more...

  • Russian Cinemaby David Gillespie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Russian Cinema provides a lively and informative exploration of the film genres that developed during Russia's tumultuous history, with discussion of the work of Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Mikhalkov, Paradzhanov, Sokurov and others. The background section assesses the contribution of visual art and music, especially the work of the composers Shostakovich... more...

  • Hitchcock's Starsby Lesley L. Coffin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    After making a name for himself in his native England, Alfred Hitchcock was drawn to the U.S. in 1939, where he had unprecedented access to all of the riches the Hollywood studios had to offer. From set designers to cinematographers, Hitchcock could draw from the elite personnel behind the camera. But his choice of on-screen talent was an even greater... more...

  • American and Chinese-Language Cinemasby Lisa Funnell; Man-Fung Yip

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Critics frequently describe the influence of "America," through Hollywood and other cultural industries, as a form of cultural imperialism. This unidirectional model of interaction does not address, however, the counter-flows of Chinese-language films into the American film market or the influence of Chinese filmmakers, film stars, and aesthetics... more...