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  • The Photoplayby Hugo Munsterberg

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist Hugo Munsterberg analyzes early films from a psychological point of view. more...

  • Carrieby Neil Mitchell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Brian De Palma's adaptation of Stephen King's debut novel, Carrie (1976), is one of the defining films of 1970s "New Hollywood" style and a horror classic. The story of a teenage social outcast who discovers she possesses latent psychic powers that allow her to deliver retribution to her peers, teachers, and abusive mother, Carrie was an enormous... more...

  • Studying Early and Silent Cinemaby Keith Withall

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    In this accessible introduction to early and silent cinema, which is currently enjoying a renaissance, both academically and in the popular imagination thanks to The Artist, Keith Withall provides both a comprehensive chronology of the period until the birth of sound and also a series of detailed case studies on the key films from the period some... more...

  • Halloweenby Murray Leeder

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    The 1970s represented an unusually productive and innovative period for the horror film, and John Carpenter?s Halloween (1978) is the film that capped that golden age and some say ruined it, by ushering in the era of the slasher film. Considered a paradigm of low-budget ingenuity, its story of a seemingly unremarkable middle-American town becoming... more...

  • A Companion to Martin Scorseseby Aaron Baker

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Martin Scorsese is a comprehensive collection of original essays assessing the career of one of America’s most prominent contemporary filmmakers. Contains contributions from prominent scholars in North America and Europe that use a variety of analytic approaches Offers fresh interpretations of some of Scorsese’s most... more...

  • The Mothby Catherine Burns; Neil Gaiman

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 11.98

    With an introduction by Neil Gaiman Before television and radio, before penny paperbacks and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. The storytellers knew their craft and bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. The Moth is... more...

  • Behind the Burly Qby Leslie Zemeckis; Blaze Starr

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    Burlesque was one of America's most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century. Gaudy, bawdy, and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers every night of the week. And yet the legacy of burlesque more...

  • Citizen Keaneby Cletus Nelson; Adam Parfrey

    Feral House 2014; US$ 18.95

    The strange saga of the famous kitsch artists, the Keanes, soon to be seen in the forthcoming movie Big Eyes . more...

  • Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970sby Gene Scott Freese

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book is a biographical A to Z guide to several hundred unheralded stunt performers who created some of the cinema's greatest action scenes without credit or recognition. The time period covered encompasses the silent comedy days of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, the early westerns of Tom Mix and John Wayne, the swashbucklers of Douglas Fairbanks,... more...

  • Women in Game of Thronesby Valerie Estelle Frankel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Game of Thrones, one of the hottest series on television, leaves hundreds of critics divided on how "feminist" the show really is. Certainly the female characters, strong and weak, embody a spectrum of archetypes--widow queens, warrior women, damsels in distress, career women, priestesses, crones, mothers and maidens. However, the problematic... more...