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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00
Anthony Lane on Con Air ? ?Advance word on Con Air said that it was all about an airplane with an unusually dangerous and potentially lethal load. Big deal. You should try the lunches they serve out of Newark. Compared with the chicken napalm I ate on my last flight, the men in Con Air are about as dangerous as balloons.? Anthony Lane on The... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 55.00
A study of mainstream and nontraditional film since 1960. Aimed at film students and general readers interested in this art form, this work pulls together the writings of the world's leading film scholars to provide an introduction to postclassical American film. It includes a glossary of important terms and suggestions for further reading. more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99
In Pictures at a Revolution , Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history, a book about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified. In Five Came Back , he achieves something larger and even more remarkable, giving us the untold story of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 115.00
This book contributes to the growing literature on the biopic genre by outlining and exploring the conventions of the postfeminist biopic. It does so by analyzing recent films about the lives of famous women including Sylvia Plath, Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 30.00
This book discusses the political and social presumptions ingrained in the texts of the Harry Potter series and examines the manner in which they have been received in different contexts and media. The 2nd edition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 39.00
How Hysterical reads scenes from the films Light It Up , Three Kings , Remember the Titans , Paris is Burning , Boys Don't Cry , and Magnolia alongside biblical texts from Numbers , Exodus , Isaiah , Micah , Ezekiel and Revelation . An innovation in studies on Bible and film, How Hysterical is less centred on direct citation of the... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 5.08
Seeing a film is only half the fun. The real joy comes from arguing about it afterwards in the pub or on the journey home. But have you ever felt you needed to know a little more? Film Studies offers a concise introduction to the appreciation and study of film. This second edition begins with an examination of early film theory before analysing how... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00
Film, a latecomer to the realm of artistic media, alludes to, absorbs, and undermines the discourses of the other arts--literature and painting especially--in order to carve out a position for itself among them. Exposing the anxiety in film's relation to its rival arts, Brigitte Peucker analyzes central issues involved in generic boundary crossing... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.50
This rich, wide-ranging book explores Italy's national film style by relating it closely to politics and to the historicist thought of Croce, Gentile, and Gramsci. Here is a new kind of film history--a nonlinear, intertextual approach that confronts the total story of the growth of a national cinema while challenging the traditional formats of general... more...