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  • Hitchcock's Magicby Neil Badmington

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Why are we drawn to the work of Alfred Hitchcock so long after his final film appeared? What is the source of Hitchcock’s magic? This book answers these questions by focussing upon the films themselves, upon how they hold our attention by constantly withholding something from us. Combining close analysis of a number of Hitchcock’s most famous... more...

  • A History of Horrorby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    Ever since horror leapt from popular fiction to the silver screen in the late 1890s, viewers have experienced fear and pleasure in exquisite combination. A History of Horror, with rare stills from classic films, is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre. Chronologically examining over fifty horror films from... more...

  • We Saw the Lightby Daniel Kane

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 29.95

    By the mid-1960s, New American poets and Underground filmmakers had established a vibrant community. Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, and Frank O?Hara joined Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie, and Andy Warhol to hang out, make films, read poems, fight censorship, end racism, and shut down the Vietnam... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Spainby Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    Part of the "Directory of World Cinema" series, this title includes contributions from some of the leading academics in the field. It features film recommendations from a range of genres for those interested in watching more German cinema. It includes 50 full colour illustrations. It also features comprehensive filmography as an index. Spanish... more...

  • Literatur-Comicsby Monika Schmitz-Emans; Christian A. Bachmann

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    Comics retain close links with literature which are analysed in detail in this volume with reference to examples. Its main focus is upon adaptations of literary texts by comic-strip artists. It presents examples of such adaptations taken from the international body of literary comic art and includes theoretical reflections upon them. This monograph... more...

  • Nice Work If You Can Get Itby Dean Saunders

    John Blake 2008; US$ 9.99

    The Costa Del Sol is a paradise for many. Sun, sea, beaches, and a laid-back lifestyle?no wonder it attracts so many ex-pat Brits. But for women who find themselves alone or trapped in stalled marriages, it can be a version of hell. That's where Dean Saunders comes in. The handsome 20-something Essex boy has what any man would consider a dream job.... more...

  • Shining in Shadowsby Murray Pomerance

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 25.95

    Shining in Shadows examines a wide range of Hollywood icons from a turbulent decade for the film industry and for America itself. Perhaps reflecting our own cultural fragmentation and uncertainty, Hollywood’s star personas sent mixed messages about Americans’ identities and ideals. With a multigenerational, international cast of stars,... more...

  • Visions of Paradiseby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    Depictions of sex, violence, and crime abound in many of today's movies, sometimes making it seem that the idyllic life has vanished-even from our imaginations. But as shown in this unique book, paradise has not always been lost. For many years, depictions of heaven, earthly paradises, and utopias were common in popular films. Illustrated throughout... more...

  • Glamour in a Golden Ageby Adrienne McLean; Christine Becker; James Castonguay; Corey Creekmur; Mary Desjardins; Alexander Doty; Lucy Fischer; Kathryn Fuller-Seeley; Ina Rae Hark; Adam Knee; Allen Larson; David Lugowski; Susan Ohmer

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Glamour in a Golden Age, incorporating archival and popular material, including fan and mass market magazines, other promotional and publicity material, and films themselves, presents original essays from eminent film scholars that analyze movie stars of the 1930s. Against the background of contemporary American cultural history, stardom is approached... more...

  • Hong Kong Screenscapesby Esther M. K. Cheung; Gina Marchetti; See-Kam Tan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 25.00

    Global connections and screen innovations drive Hong Kong screenscapes that flow with transnational cultural production, circulation and consumption, highlighting innovations, interactions, disjunctures, differences, and ruptures therein. Focusing on the film clubs of the 1960s and 1970s, the successive new waves since the 1980s and the post-handover... more...