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- Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available
George Cukor is one of the studio eras most famous and admired directors, with many of the American cinemas most beloved classics to his credit, including The Women , Gaslight , Adams Rib , A Star is Born , and My Fair Lady to his credit. Not himself a scriptwriter, he was particularly adept at choosing which properties to adapt and... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 29.95
Laura Horak spent a decade scouring film archives worldwide, and what she discovered could revolutionize our understanding of gender roles in the early twentieth century. Girls Will Be Boys examines over 400 examples of women dressed as men in American films made between 1908 and 1934, revealing that Cross-Dressed women were once viewed as wholesome... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 22.95
By reconsidering assumptions about mainstream popular culture and its revolutionary possibilities, author Dana Heller reveals that John Waters' popular 1988 film Hairspray is the director's most subversive movie. Represents the first scholarly work on any of film director John Waters' films Incorporates original interview material with the director... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 8.31
'The finest film critic in Britain at the absolute top of his form' Stephen Fry 'Entertainingly incendiary stuff' Empire A hatchet job isn't just a bad review, it's a total trashing. Mark Kermode is famous for them - Pirates of the Caribbean , Sex and the City 2 , the complete works of Michael Bay. Beginning with his favourite hatchet job... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 35.00
While the pimps and players of blaxploitation movies dominated inner-city theaters, good old boys with muscle under their hoods and moonshine in their trunks roared onto drive-in screens throughout rural America. The popularity of these "hick flicks" grew throughout the '70s, and they attained mass acceptance with the 1977 release of... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 54.99
A History of American Movies provides a survey of the narrative feature film from the 1920s to the present. The book focuses on 170 of the most highly regarded and recognized feature films selected by the Hollywood establishment: each Oscar winner for Best Picture, as well as those voted the greatest by members of the American Film Institute.... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95
This is a clear and engrossing account of how popular films in America just after the close of the Second World War played out America's mood at that crucial time. It is also a revisionist challenge to received scholarly understanding of this mood, which has tended to be seen as characterized by an abiding pessimism most clearly manifested in the... more...
- Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 24.99
This book explores the changing representation of the couple, focusing on themes of marriage, equality and desire. Kathrina Glitre moves beyond the usual screwball territory to consider cycles of production from 1934-65. The central concern with the representation of the couple is distinctive and includes discussion of three star couples: Myrna Loy... more...