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  • William Cameron Menziesby James Curtis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 40.00 US$ 29.99

    He was the consummate designer of film architecture on a grand scale, influenced by German expressionism and the work of the great European directors. He was known for his visual flair and timeless innovation, a man who meticulously preplanned the color and design of each film through a series of continuity sketches that made clear camera angles, lighting,... more...

  • How to Watch a Movieby David Thomson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 18.50

    From one of the most admired critics of our time, brilliant insights into the act of watching movies and an enlightening discussion about how to derive more from any film experience. Since first publishing his landmark Biographical Dictionary of Film in 1975 (recently released in its sixth edition), David Thomson has been one of our most provocative... more...

  • I Blame Dennis Hopperby Illeana Douglas

    Flatiron Books 2015; US$ 26.99

    From award-winning actress Illeana Douglas comes a memoir about learning to survive in Hollywood while staying true to her quirky vision of the world. In 1969 Illeana Douglas' parents saw the film Easy Rider and were transformed. Taking Dennis Hopper's words, "That's what it's all about man" to heart, they abandoned their comfortable upper... more...

  • Woodyby David Evanier

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    The first biography of the award-winning writer and director in twenty years, by the bestselling author of Making the Wiseguys Weep , published to coincide with Allen's 80th birthday. more...

  • Fellini: The Sixties (Turner Classic Movies)by Manoah Bowman; Anita Ekberg

    Running Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Style. Beauty. Passion. Vision. These are just a few of the words often used to describe the films of the single most celebrated director in Italy, and one of the most important directors the world has ever knownFederico Fellini. Fifty years since their initial releases, his films of the 1960?s still inspire, shock and delight. More than just encapsulating... more...

  • Borderland Filmsby Dominique Brégent-Heald

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00

    The concept of North American borderlands in the cultural imagination fluctuated greatly during the Progressive Era as it was affected by similarly changing concepts of identity and geopolitical issues influenced by the Mexican Revolution and the First World War. Such shifts became especially evident in films set along the Mexican and Canadian borders... more...

  • Black and White Cinemaby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Black and White Cinema is the first study to consider black-and-white film as an art form in its own right, providing a comprehensive and global overview of the era when it flourished, from the 1900s to the 1960s. Including over forty stills that give us a unique glimpse behind the scenes, Wheeler Winston Dixon introduces us to the masters of this... more...

  • Rashomon Effectsby Blair Davis; Robert Anderson; Jan Walls

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Akira Kurosawa is widely known as the director who opened up Japanese film to Western audiences, and following his death in 1998, a process of reflection has begun about his life?s work as a whole and its legacy to cinema. Kurosawa?s 1950 film Rashomon has become one of the best-known Japanese films ever made, and continues to be discussed and imitated... more...

  • Sex Radical Cinemaby Carol Siegel

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    In this provocative study of cinematic and televisual representations of "sex radicalism," Carol Siegel explores how representations of sexually explicit content on film have shaped American cultural visions of sex and sexual politics in the 21st century. Siegel distinguishes between a liberal approach to visual representations, which has over-emphasized... more...

  • White Robes, Silver Screensby Tom Rice

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    The Ku Klux Klan was reestablished in Atlanta in 1915, barely a week before the Atlanta premiere of The Birth of a Nation, D. W. Griffith?s paean to the original Klan. While this link between Griffith's film and the Klan has been widely acknowledged, Tom Rice explores the little-known relationship between the Klan?s success and its use of film and... more...