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  • Fluchtpunkt Hollywoodby Gundolf S. Freyermuth

    FUEGO 2011; US$ 2.71

    Die große Flucht vor der Nazi-Barbarei war ein einmaliger Exodus an Talent und Wissen, an Erfahrung und handwerklichem Können. Eine ganze Kultur wanderte nach 1933 aus. Kaum ein Schriftsteller von Rang mochte den Nazis dienen, von zehn Professoren flohen vier, die Mitarbeiter von Filmproduktionen fanden sich fast vollständig in Hollywood wieder. Die... more...

  • Gangsters and G-Men on Screenby Gene D. Phillips

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    In this book, noted film and literature scholar Gene D. Phillips looks at the crime film genre. In addition to the usual suspects like Little Caesar , and The Godfather Part II , which he examines with a fresh perspective, Phillips also calls attention to some of the less heralded but no less worthy films and filmmakers that represent the genre.... more...

  • We Don't Need Roadsby Caseen Gaines

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the wildly successful and beloved Back to the Future trilogy, just in time for the 30th anniversary Long before Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled through time in a flying DeLorean, director Robert Zemeckis, and his friend and writing partner Bob Gale, worked tirelessly to break into the industry with a... more...

  • Omnibus Films: Theorizing Transauthorial Cinemaby David Scott Diffrient

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Omnibus films bring together the contributions of two or more filmmakers. Does this make them inherently contradictory texts? How do they challenge critical categories in cinema studies? What are their implications for auteur theory? As the first book-length exploration of internationally distributed, multi-director episode films, David Scott Diffrient's... more...

  • The Hollywood Action and Adventure Filmby Yvonne Tasker

    Wiley 2015; US$ 84.95

    The Hollywood Action and Adventure Film presents a comprehensive overview and analysis of the history, myriad themes, and critical approaches to the action and adventure genre in American cinema. Draws on a wide range of examples, spanning the silent spectacles of early cinema to the iconic superheroes of 21st-century action films Features... more...

  • Frightmaresby Ian Cooper

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The horror film reveals as much, if not more, about the British psyche as the heritage film or the social realist drama. But like a mad relative locked in the attic, British horror cinema has been ignored and maligned. Even when it has been celebrated, neglect is not far behind and what studies there have been have been have concentrated largely on... more...

  • Boro, L'Ile d'Amourby Kamila Kuc; Kuba Mikurda

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 90.00

    There has been a recent revival of interest in the work of Polish film director Walerian Borowczyk, a label-defying auteur and "escape artist" if there ever was one. This collection serves as an introduction and a guide to Borowczyk's complex and ambiguous body of work, including panoramic views of the director's output, focused studies of particular... more...

  • Andre Techineby Bill Marshall

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 23.99

    This is the first full-length monograph in English about one of France's most important contemporary filmmakers, perhaps best known in the English speaking world for his award winning Les Roseaux sauvages/Wild Reeds of 1994. This study locates Andre Techine within historical and cultural contexts that include the Algerian war, May 1968 and contemporary... more...

  • Anthony Asquithby Tom Ryall

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 20.99

    This is the first comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith. Ryall sets the director's work in the context of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, examining the artistic and cultural influences which shaped his films. Asquith's silent films were compared favourably to those of his eminent contemporary Alfred Hitchcock,... more...

  • Maurice Pialatby Marja Warehime

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 23.99

    One of the most gifted directors of the post New Wave, Maurice Pialat is frequently compared to such legendary filmmakers as Jean Renoir and Robert Bresson. A quintessentially realist filmmaker, who, like Bresson, was also trained as a painter, Pialat's particular form of realism influenced an entire generation of young filmmakers in the 1990s.... more...