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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95
Hammer Film's output is justly famous for Gothic horror but the company also excelled in the genre of the psychological thriller. Though indebted to the example of Henri-Georges Clouzot and Alfred Hitchcock, Hammer nonetheless created its own style and approach to this genre in a series of often under-rated films that are, in fact, some of the... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99
Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities – as actor, writer, producer, and director – all while maintaining a monolithic presence. With The Ultimate Stallone Reader, this icon finally receives concerted academic attention.... more...
- Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00
Celebrating Shanghais rich cinematic history, the films covered here represent a lengthy time period, from the first Golden Age of Chinese Cinema in the 1930s to the citys status as an international production hub in 2013. more...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95
Dogs have been part of motion pictures since the movies began. They have been featured onscreen in various capacities, from any number of ?man?s best friends? (Rin Tin Tin, Asta, Toto, Lassie, Benji, Uggie, and many, many more) to the psychotic Cujo. The contributors to Cinematic Canines take a close look at Hollywood films and beyond in order to... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 95.00
Film Manifestoes and Global Cinema Cultures is the first book to collect manifestoes from the global history of cinema, providing the first historical and theoretical account of the role played by film manifestos in filmmaking and film culture. Focussing equally on political and aesthetic manifestoes, Scott MacKenzie uncovers a neglected, yet nevertheless... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Film Criticism, the Cold War, and the Blacklist examines the long-term reception of several key American films released during the postwar period, focusing on the two main critical lenses used in the interpretation of these films: propaganda and allegory. Produced in response to the hearings held by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
Nicolas Winding Refn has emerged as a uniquely talented international filmmaker with an eye for visceral, iconic images. A 21st century mythmaker from his cult Pusher trilogy to the award-winning Drive and Only God Forgives, Refn infuses a sophisticated avant-garde sensibility with the grit of exploitation cinema. This book relates Refn's films... more...