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  • Les Diaboliquesby Hayward Susan

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    Les Diaboliques was a top grossing film in 1955. Clouzot shrouded his film in mystery and also radically changed the original story of the novel, heterosexualising the original lesbian plot. Les Diaboliques still intrigues perhaps due to its excessive ambiguities and numerous plot twists that make it a ?film noir? to end all ?films noir?, and not least... more...

  • New Hollywood Cinemaby Geoff King

    I.B.Tauris 2002; US$ 14.95

    What exactly is New Hollywood? - is the first question answered by Geoff King in his lively and accessible introduction to modern Hollywood cinema and its films.In the expanding literature on this area, New Hollywood Cinema fills a gap by offering a single, up-to-date volume covering the ground coherently and accessibly.From the radical gestures of... more...

  • Amélieby Isabelle Vanderschelden

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    Le Fabuleux destin d?Amélie Poulain was the surprise boxoffi ce success of 2001, with nine million spectators in France, and more than 30 million worldwide. The fi lm turned Audrey Tautou into an international star, in her iconic role as Amélie, a naďve French Parisian who devotes herself to mending the lives of the people around her. Shot on location... more...

  • La Haineby Ginette Vincendeau

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    Released in 1995, La Haine is the black and white chronicle of 24 hours in the life of a mixed-race young male trio from a run-down Parisian suburb. The work of a then unknown young team (director and actors were all under 30), it became hugely and unexpectedly successful, launchingdirector Mathieu Kassovitz and lead player Vincent Cassel to stardom.The... more...

  • Writings, 1934-1947by Sergei Eisenstein; Richard Taylor; William Powell

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    I.B. Tauris is delighted to announce the reissue in paperback in three volumes of the definitive, most comprehensive edition, in the finest translations and fully annotated, of the writings of this great filmmaker, theorist and teacher of film - and one of the most original aesthetic thinkers of the twentieth century._x000D__x000D_Volume 3 follows... more...

  • Projecting Empireby James Chapman; Nicholas J. Cull

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    Projecting Empire, James Chapman and Nicholas J. Cull have written the first major study of imperialism and cinema for over thirty years. This welcome text maps the history of empire cinema in both Hollywood and Britain through a series of case studies of popular films, including adventures, biopics, literary adaptations, melodramas, comedies and documentaries.... more...

  • Makhmalbaf at Largeby Hamid Dabashi

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    The name of Mohsen Makhmalbaf is almost synonymous with the dramatic rise of Iranian cinema in the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution, and over the last quarter of a century, his career as filmmaker and writer has reflected the tumultuous history of his homeland and the fate of its neighbours. _x000D_Hamid Dabashi draws from his friendship with Makhmalbaf,... more...

  • Writings, 1922-1934by Sergei Eisenstein; Richard Taylor

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    I.B. Tauris is delighted to announce the reissue in paperback in three volumes of the definitive, most comprehensive edition, in the finest translations and fully annotated, of the writings of this great filmmaker, theorist and teacher of film - and one of the most original aesthetic thinkers of the twentieth century. _x000D__x000D_Now in paperback... more...

  • East Asian Cinemasby Leon Hunt; Leung Wing-Fai

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Cinemas from East Asia are among the most exciting and influential in the world. They are attracting popular and critical attention on a global scale, with films from the region circulating as arthouse, cult, blockbuster and ?extreme? cinema, or as Hollywood remakes. This book explores developments in the global popularity of East Asian cinema, from... more...

  • Spanish Labyrinth, Aby Mark Allinson

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 14.95

    Almodóvar is Spain?s most successful and controversial director, a unique blend of art-house auteur and popular film-maker. His films, with their mix of Hollywood and European styles and of popular melodrama and comedy, have been attracting growing international audiences since the success of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. His most recent... more...