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  • American Cinema of the 1920sby Lucy Fischer; Angela Dalle Vacche; Jennifer Bean; Sumiko Higashi; Michael Aronson; Mark Anderson; Sara Ross; Gwenda Young; Maureen Turim; Marcia Landy; Lucy Fischer

    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...

  • American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentaryby Scott MacDonald

    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...

  • American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913–1929by John T. Soister; Henry Nicolella; Steve Joyce

    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...

  • And Then Like My Dreamsby Margaret Rose Stringer

    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...

  • Andrzej Wajdaby Janina Falkowska

    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...

  • Anecdotal Humourby Aluta Nite

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Contained in this book are 110 anecdotes covering many aspects of contemporary life on non-fiction level. The anecdotes are real life situations which the author has gone through or witnessed or heard or imagined. more...

  • The Annotated Marx Brothersby Matthew Coniam

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Have you ever watched a Marx Brothers film and wondered what "habeas Irish rose" is? What is the trial of Mary Dugan with sound? What is a college widow? When exactly did Don Ameche invent the telephone? Their films are full of such in-jokes and obscure theatrical, literary and topical references that can baffle modern audiences. In this... 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...

  • Apocalypse on the Setby Ben Taylor

    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...

  • Architecture of the Novelby Jane Vandenburgh; Anne Lamott

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 15.95

    Jane Vandenburgh, the author of two highly acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers aspiring writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels filled not only with good writing but also dynamic storytelling. Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that... more...