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  • Politics and Filmby Daniel P. Franklin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    Politics and Film examines popular movies and television shows as indicators of social and political trends to explore the political culture of the United States. more...

  • Bollywoodby Tejaswini Ganti

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 32.95

    'Bollywood' is the dominant global term to refer to the prolific Hindi language film industry in Bombay (renamed Mumbai in 1995). Characterised by music, dance routines, melodrama, lavish production values and an emphasis on stars and spectacle, Bollywood films have met with box-office success and enthusiastic audiences from India to West Africa to... more...

  • Hollywood Hoofbeatsby Petrine Day Mitchum; Audrey Pavia

    Lumina Media 2014; US$ 24.99

    The horses that captured the moviegoers? hearts are the common denominator in Hollywood Hoofbeats. As author Petrine Day Mitchum writes, the movies as we know them would be vastly different without horses. There would be no Westernsno cowboy named John Wayneno Gone with the Wind, no Ben Hur, no Dances with Wolves? no War Horse, no True Grit, no Avatar!... more...

  • The Definitive Guide To Screenwritingby Syd Field

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 21.14

    Published for the first time in the UK, Syd Field, acclaimed writer and director, tells you step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems, providing the professional secrets that make films brilliant - secrets that can make your screenplay a success. He provides easily understood guidelines for writing a screenplay, from concept... more...

  • Electric Dreamlandby Lauren Rabinovitz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion picture technology. Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren... 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...