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  • The Hero Maker: A Biography of Paul Brickhillby Stephen Dando-Collins

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 24.23

    The Dam Busters , The Great Escape and Reach for the Sky were all written by Paul Brickhill, an Australian hero of WWII. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth and the 25th anniversary of his death. It was 1956 and the writer from Sydney's lower North Shore had every reason to feel blessed. Former journalist Paul Brickhill was the highest-earning... more...

  • Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introductionby Ashish Rajadhyaksha

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The Indian cinema sells 2.9 billion movie tickets annually, the largest in the world. Yet, as an economic entity, the Indian movie industry remains small, with an annual revenue that is 5% of Hollywood's. This volume throws light on the history of Indian cinema and the circumstances that saw the birth of one of the world's great countercultures. more...

  • Danse Macabreby Stephen King

    Pocket Books 2011; US$ 17.00

    From the author of dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers and the creator of many unforgettable movies comes a vivid, intelligent, and nostalgic journey through three decades of horror as experienced through the eyes of the most popular writer in the genre. In 1981, years before he sat down to tackle On Writing, Stephen King decided to address the... more...

  • World Film Locations: Shanghaiby John Berra; Wei Ju

    Intellect Books Ltd 2014; US$ 19.00

    Celebrating Shanghai?s rich cinematic history, the films covered here represent a lengthy time period, from the first Golden Age of Chinese Cinema in the 1930s to the city?s status as an international production hub in 2013. Given the enduring status of Shanghai as the "Paris of the East," World Film Locations: Shanghai emphasizes the city?s cosmopolitan... more...

  • Playing to the World?s Biggest Audienceby Michael Curtin

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96 US$ 15.97

    In this provocative analysis of screen industries in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore, Michael Curtin delineates the globalizing pressures and opportunities that since the 1980s have dramatically transformed the terrain of Chinese film and television, including the end of the cold war, the rise of the World Trade Organization, the escalation... more...

  • The Great Movies IIby Roger Ebert

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 19.00

    From America's most trusted and highly visible film critic, 100 more brilliant essays on the films that define cinematic greatness. Continuing the pitch-perfect critiques begun in The Great Movies , Roger Ebert's The Great Movies II collects 100 additional essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of love, analysis,... more...

  • The Power of Moviesby Colin McGinn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    How is watching a movie similar to dreaming? What goes on in our minds when we become absorbed in a movie? How does looking ?into? a movie screen allow us to experience the thoughts and feelings of a movie?s characters? These and related questions are at the heart of The Power of Movies, a thoughtful, invigorating, and remarkably accessible book... more...

  • De mechanisering van het wereldbeeldby Eduard J. Dijksterhuis

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 78.50

    Het standaardwerk van Dijksterhuis over de ontwikkeling van het wetenschappelijk denken more...

  • Other Worldsby Gonzalo Aguilar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 120.00

    Respected film critic Gonzalo Aguilar offers a lucid and sophisticated analysis of Argentine films of the last decade. This is the most complete and up-to-date work in English to examine the 'new Argentine cinema' phenomenon. Aguilar looks at highly relevant films, including those by Lucrecia Martel and Sergio Rejtman. more...

  • From Grain to Pixelby Giovanna Fossati

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    Film is in a state of rapid change: the transition from analog to digital is profoundly affecting not just filmmaking and film distribution but a number of other facets of the industry, including the ways in which films are archived. In From Grain to Pixel ?the first volume in the new Framing Filmseries from Amsterdam University Press?Giovanna... more...