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  • Cranes are Flyingby Josephine Woll

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    The first indisputable masterpiece of post-Stalin cinema, The Cranes Are Flying is a fascinating intersection of politics and art. A product of ?the thaw? promoted by Krushchev, it combines several trends apparent in other films, including the choice of WWII as a source for hero-images. more...

  • Woodyby David Evanier

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    The first biography of the award-winning writer and director in twenty years, by the bestselling author of Making the Wiseguys Weep , published to coincide with Allen's 80th birthday. more...

  • Hitchcockby Francois Truffaut

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 25.00

    Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic François Truffaut?providing insight into the cinematic method, the history of film, and one of the greatest directors of all time. In Hitchcock , film critic François Truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career,... more...

  • Techno-Orientalismby David S. Roh; Betsy Huang; Greta A. Niu; David S. Roh; Betsy Huang; Greta A. Niu; Kenneth Hough; Jason Crum; Victor Bascara; Warren Liu; Seo-Young Chu; Abigail De Kosnik; Jinny Huh; Steve Choe; Se Young Kim; Dylan Yeats; Julie Ha Tran; Kathryn Allan; Aimee Bahng; Douglas S. Ishii; Tzarina T. Prater; Catherine Fung; Charles Park

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    To judge from many speculative fiction films and books, the future will be full of cities that resemble Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, and it will be populated mainly by cold, unfeeling citizens who act like robots. Techno-Orientalism investigates the phenomenon of imagining Asia and Asians in hypo- or hyper-technological terms in literary, cinematic,... more...

  • The Oxford History of World Cinemaby Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

    OUP Oxford 1996; US$ 26.99

    The Oxford History of World Cinema, is the most authoritative, up-to-date history of the cinema ever undertaken. It traces the history of the twentieth-century's most enduringly popular entertainment form, covering all aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact. An invaluable and entertaining guide and resource for the student... 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...