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  • Nobody's Perfectby Anthony Lane

    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...

  • Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orangeby Stuart Y. McDougal

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 26.00

    Brings together critically informed essays about one of the most controversial films ever made. more...

  • Contemporary American Cinemaby Linda Ruth Williams

    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...

  • Five Came Backby Mark Harris

    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...

  • The Postfeminist Biopicby Bronwyn Polaschek

    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...

  • Re-Reading Harry Potterby Suman Gupta

    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...

  • How Hystericalby Erin Runions

    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...

  • Film Studiesby Andrew Butler

    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...

  • Incorporating Imagesby Brigitte Peucker

    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...

  • Complicated Womenby Mick LaSalle

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Between 1929 and 1934, women in American cinema were modern! For five short years women in American cinema were modern! They took lovers, had babies out of wedlock, got rid of cheating husbands, enjoyed their sexuality, led unapologetic careers and, in general, acted the way many think women only acted after 1968. Before then, women on screen had... more...