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  • Art Direction and Production Designby Lucy Fischer; Lucy Fischer; Mark Shiel; Merrill Schleier; Charles Tashiro; J.D. Connor; Stephen Prince

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    It is impossible to imagine filmmaking without an understanding of the contributions of art direction and production design. In Art Direction and Production Design , six outstanding scholars survey the careers of notable art directors, the influence of specific design styles, the key roles played by particular studios and films in shaping the field,... more...

  • A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Filmby Alexandra Juhasz; Alisa Lebow

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film presents a collection of original essays that explore major issues surrounding the state of current documentary films and their capacity to inspire and effect change.  Presents a comprehensive collection of essays relating to all aspects of contemporary documentary films Includes nearly 30 original... more...

  • Cinema's Strangest Momentsby Quentin Falk

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    How did Leonardo DiCaprio become a hero on The Beach? Why would the Droids lode control in Star Wars? What persuaded Mad Max to become Hamlet? Who made Long John Silver's parrot dread Treasure Island? When was there a curse on The Exorcist? Where did Harrison Ford's quick-thinking profit Raiders Of The Lost Ark? From the earliest black-and-white... more...

  • Motion(less) Picturesby Justin Remeselnik

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Justin Remes is a special lecturer in film and literature at Oakland University. His research interests include experimental cinema, film theory, and aesthetics, and his essays have appeared in Cinema Journal, Screen, the British Journal of Aesthetics, and Film-Philosophy. more...

  • Reel Photosby Wendy Sterba

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book focuses on the role of photographs embedded in specific films to look at how we understand images. The book also explores how the viewer?s perceptions of the photos are vital to the understanding and interpretation of each of the films discussed. more...

  • Conversations with Gus Van Santby Mario Falsetto

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 41.99

    Mario Falsetto is professor emeritus in film studies at Concordia University (Montreal). He is the author of Perspectives on Stanley Kubrick (1996) and Stanley Kubrick: A Narrative and Stylistic Analysis , 2 nd edition (2001) and has produced two collections of original interviews with film directors, Dialogues with Independent... more...

  • Orienting Hollywoodby Nitin Govil

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    ?Impressively researched and astutely argued, Orienting Hollywood will no doubt change the way we think about and research transnationalism in film and media. Govil brilliantly integrates notions of aspirational practice, affective labor, contact tropes, industrial mirroring, and cultural echoing in a compelling and original analysis. Orienting... more...

  • Derrida, Heidegger, Blanchotby Timothy Clark

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00

    This book considers Derrida's reading of literature as a form of philosophical thinking. more...

  • The Methods of Breaking Badby Jacob Blevins; Dafydd Wood

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad has emerged as the embodiment of the recent renaissance in television-making. The visionary scope and complexity of the series demand rigorous critical analysis. This collection of new essays focuses on a variety of themes in Breaking Bad. Walter White is discussed as father, psychopath and scientist and as an example... more...

  • The Comic Galaxy of Mystery Science Theater 3000by Chris Morgan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    One of the most original shows in the history of television, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a beloved cult hit built on the back of another cult phenomenon: the bad movie. The show's premise involved a man and some robots watching cheesy movies and cracking jokes. Over its 197 episodes, MST3K developed a passionate fan base that took it from a... more...