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  • The Cinema of Raśl Ruizby Michael Goddard

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Raśl Ruiz, while considered one of the world's most significant filmmakers by several film critics, is yet to be the subject of any thorough engagement with his work in English. This volume sets out on this task by mapping, as fully as possible, Ruiz's cinematic trajectory across more than five decades of prolific work, up to his death in 2011; ranging... more...

  • An Actor's Guide--Your First Year in Hollywoodby Michael St. Nicholas

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    An Actor's GuideYour First Year in Hollywood should be required reading for any young actor headed to La-La Land with a dream in his heart and a shine on his shoes. Sure, it's a great guide to auditioning, getting a SAG card, finding an agent, landing parts, gaining exposure, and creating publicitybut it?s also packed with real-world advice from... more...

  • The Cinema of Michael Mannby Jonathan Rayner

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Michael Mann is one of the most important American filmmakers of the past forty years. His films exhibit the existential concerns of art cinema, articulated through a conspicuous and recognizable visual style and yet integrated within classical Hollywood narrative and genre frameworks. Since his beginnings as a screenwriter in the 1970s, Mann has... more...

  • Mintby Clare Lizzimore

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    A sharp and detailed portrayal of a man struggling to keep his head above water. Over 10 years of imprisonment Alan’s life has been measured out in weekly visits from his family; slices of the normal life he’s left behind. Everything will be so much better once he’s finally out and back home for good. Won’t it? Clare Lizzimore's... more...

  • From Underground to Independentby Paul G. Pickowicz; Yingjin Zhang

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 39.99

    This groundbreaking book presents a critical introduction to the cultural and political dimensions of contemporary Chinese cinema. Exploring the complex and shifting world of Chinese underground and independent film, leading Western and Chinese scholars trace the changing dynamics of Chinese film culture since the early 1990s as it moves away from... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinemaby Lisa Odham Stokes

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 129.99

    Despite the industry being shutdown by two world wars, having its martial arts films dismissively labeled as 'chopsocky,' and operating on shoestring budgets, the films of Hong Kong have been praised and imitated all over the world. From its beginning in 1909 with the silent short Stealing the Roast Duck to the martial arts classic Enter the Dragon... more...

  • The Films of Robert Wiseby Richard C. Keenan

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 49.99

    The Films of Robert Wise examines the nearly 40 features that represent the director's career. From Curse of the Cat People in 1944 to A Storm in Summer in 2001, Keenan offers a reappraisal of Wise's films so that the true quality of his work can be better appreciated. Drawing on more than 30 hours of interviews with Wise?as well as additional... more...

  • Carte Blancheby Jessica Pitchford

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 15.99

    Carte Blanche burst onto the scene in 1988 as a genre never before seen on South African television: a trail-blazer, a blend of sociological awareness, sophistication and audacity. When pay channel M-Net came up with this different and daring weekly eye-opener that pushed the envelope, it brought promise of freedom and creativity and ended a period... more...

  • Voices of Stanleyby Jo Bath

    The History Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    An oral history of Durham more...

  • Documentary Superstarsby Marsha McCreadie

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    The first book to trace the rise of documentaries as mainstream entertainment. When did documentaries get glamorous? Documentary Superstars looks at the history of documentaries and traces their transition from hands-off to in your face. Exclusive interviews with Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, Errol Morris, George Clooney, Sacha Baron Cohen, Morgan... more...