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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...

  • 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...

  • Learning with the Lights Offby Devin Orgeron; Marsha Orgeron; Dan Streible

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 37.99

    Learning With the Lights Off is the first collection of essays to address the phenomenon of film's educational uses in twentieth-century America. Each essay analyzes in close detail some crucial aspect of educational film history, ranging from case studies of films and filmmakers to analyses of genres and broader historical assessments. more...

  • Nixon at the Moviesby Mark Feeney

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 27.50

    Was it an omen? Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913. As Mark Feeney relates in this unusual and unusually absorbing book, Nixon and the movies have shared a long and complex history. Some of that history?the president's multiple screenings of Patton before and during the invasion of Cambodia,... 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...

  • Photography, Cinema, Memoryby Damian Sutton

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; Not Available

    Cinema and photography are both intimately associated with time?cinema with time in passing, the photograph with the lost moment. In Photography, Cinema, Memory, Damian Peter Sutton explores time in both media to present a radical new understanding of the photographic image as always coming into being. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze?s concept of the... more...