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- Running Press 2014; US$ 60.00
Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became clichés long ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. In the process, he became a filmland founder. One hundred... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
From 1955 to 1964, American television was awash in adult Westerns, accounting for as much as one quarter of all prime-time programming. During its six seasons (1957-1963), Have Gun-Will Travel was recognized as one of the best shows on television--politically the most liberal, and intellectually and aesthetically the most sophisticated, largely due... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99
Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as “the happiest couple in Hollywood,? collaborating on such classics as The Lost... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99
Film Worlds unpacks the significance of the “worlds? that narrative films create, offering an innovative perspective on cinema as art. Drawing on aesthetics and the philosophy of art in both the continental and analytic traditions, as well as classical and contemporary film theory, it weaves together multiple strands of thought and analysis to provide... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00
Wars have played a momentous role in shaping the course of human history. The ever-present specter of conflict has made it an enduring topic of interest in popular culture, and many movies, from Hollywood blockbusters to independent films, have sought to show the complexities and horrors of war on-screen. In The Philosophy of War Films , David... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
Films about education provide many of the most popular interpretations of what teaching and learning mean in schools. An analysis of this medium reveals much about the historical, cultural, political, and philosophical dimensions of education. Timely and engaging, this book fills a gap for scholarly and informed public commentary on the portrayal... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 59.00
The widely acclaimed films of Wong Kar-wai are characterized by their sumptuous yet complex visual and sonic style. This study of Wongs filmmaking techniques uses a poetics approach to examine how form, music, narration, characterization, genre, and other artistic elements work together to produce certain effects on audiences. Bettinson argues... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 64.00
Transnational Representations focuses on a neglected period in Taiwan film scholarship: the golden age of the 1960s and 1970s, which saw innovations in plot, theme, and genre as directors highlighted the complexities of Taiwans position in the world. Combining a concise overview of Taiwan film history with analysis of representative Taiwan films,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99
Through suggestive readings of gender and identity, this book explores the international appeal of an acclaimed contemporary director. The author has revised the book?s introduction to reflect Ang Lee?s new films and their global reception and adds to the text a consideration of new developments in Chinese film, recent critiques of Brokeback Mountain... more...