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  • Australian Horror Films, 1973-2010by Peter Shelley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95

    This pioneering work provides in-depth coverage of 76 horror films produced in Australia, where serial killers, carnivorous animals, mutants, zombies, vampires and evil spirits all receive the "antipodean" cinematic treatment unique to the Land Down Under. Titles covered were released between 1973 and 2010, a period coinciding with the revival... more...

  • Brutal Visionby Karl Schoonover

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 75.00

    Film history identifies Italian neorealism as the exemplar of national cinema, a specifically domestic response to wartime atrocities. Brutal Vision challenges this orthodoxy by arguing that neorealist films—including such classics as Rome, Open City; Paisan; Shoeshine; and Bicycle Thieves —should be understood less as national products... more...

  • The Great Debateby Rachel Caine

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2012; US$ 2.99

    From A New Dawn: Your Favorite Authors on Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Series : Completely Unauthorized: Rachel Caine explores, in the form of a debate between teen bloggers and a pair of academics, the "appropriateness" of the attraction young women feel for Edward Cullen. more...

  • Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywoodby Ron Backer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    This companion volume to Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood (McFarland, 2010) focuses on 22 different series and 167 individual films, primarily released during the 1930s. It was a decade that featured some of the most famous cinema detectives of all time, among them Charlie Chan, Nick and Nora Charles, Philo Vance, Nancy Drew, and some lesser... more...

  • The British New Waveby B. F. Taylor

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book offers an opportunity to reconsider the films of the British New Wave in the light of forty years of heated debate. By eschewing the usual tendency to view films like A Kind of Loving and The Entertainer collectively and include them in broader debates about class, gender, and ideology, this book presents a new and innovative look at this... more...

  • Hollywood romantic comedyby Kathrina Glitre

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    This work explores the changing representation of the couple in romantic comedy, focusing on the key themes of marriage, equality and desire. It considers the three cycles of production: screwball comedy in the thirties; career woman comedy in the forties; and sex comedy in the fifties. This work analyses shifting discourses around heterosexuality,... more...

  • Daniel Calparsoroby Ann Davies

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00

    Daniel Calparsoro, a director who has provided a crucial contribution to the contemporary scene in Spanish and Basque cinema, has provoked strong reactions from the critics. Reductively dismissed as a purveyor of crude violence by those critics lamenting a 'lost golden age' of Spanish filmmaking, Calparsoro’s films reveal in fact a more... more...

  • Humphrey Jenningsby Keith Beattie

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    Humphrey Jennings has been described as the only real poet that British cinema has produced. His documentary films are remarkable records of Britain at peace and war, and his range of representational approaches transcended accepted notions of wartime propaganda and revised the strict codes of British documentary film of the 1930s and 1940s.Poet, propagandist,... more...

  • Anthony Asquithby Tom Ryall

    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...

  • The Wider Worlds of Jim Hensonby Jennifer C. Garlen; Anissa M. Graham

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Jim Henson was the creative force behind a huge catalog of television series, films, specials, and other productions, even excepting the Muppets. This collection of essays delves into the rest of Henson's body of work, including projects developed during his lifetime and those that represent his legacy. Covered here are Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal,... more...