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- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 26.95
In ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1920s examines the film industry's continued growth and prosperity while focusing on important themes of the era that witnessed the birth of the star system that supported the meteoric rise and celebrity status of actors including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 39.95
American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary is a critical history of American filmmakers crucial to the development of ethnographic film and personal documentary. The Boston and Cambridge area is notable for nurturing these approaches to documentary film via institutions such as the MIT Film Section and the Film Study Center, the Carpenter... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 95.00
During the Silent Era, when most films dealt with dramatic or comedic takes on the "boy meets girl, boy loses girl" theme, other motion pictures dared to tackle such topics as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the grotesque. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven... more...
- Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 12.99
Margaret Rose Stringer was born in Perth in 1943 and is now a resident of Sydney, having lived there off and on since 1965. She has spent her life working mostly in the film, television, video production industry as a freelancer. more...
- Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 34.95
The work of Andrzej Wajda, one of the world's most important filmmakers, shows remarkable cohesion in spite of the wide ranging scope of his films, as this study of his complete output of feature films shows. Not only do his films address crucial historical, social and political issues; the complexity of his work is reinforced by the incorporation... more...
- Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00
This is the first comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith. Ryall sets the director's work in the context of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, examining the artistic and cultural influences which shaped his films.Asquith's silent films were compared favourably to those of his eminent contemporary Alfred Hitchcock, but... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74
With sky-high budgets and competing egos, almost any film production has the potential for disaster. But some become fully-fledged nightmares. Take Pulgasari — a North Korean Godzilla clone dreamed up by Kim Jong II and created by a kidnapped South Korean director, with a budget of millions and a staff of seven hundred fed on truckloads of pheasants,... more...
- Live Model Books 2012; US$ 9.99
Artists in search of figures in intense action?flying through the air, punching, kicking, and crouching?will find more than 100 poses of male and female models in 28 categories of dynamic movement in the latest addition to the Art Models series. Informed by diverse sources such as baroque art, with its moody lighting and twisting figures, and comic... more...
- Hale & Iremonger 2011; US$ 23.99
Powerfully written by controversial author-broadcaster Ross Fitzgerald and comedy writer Rick Murphy, Austen Tayshus: Merchant of Menace is a no holds-barred biography of Australias edgiest comedian; a man rightly regarded as the nations most dangerous and subversive performer. Austen Tayshus is the creation of Sandy Gutman, a shy, intelligent,... more...