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  • Flickers of Filmby Jason Sperb

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Whether paying tribute to silent films in Hugo or celebrating arcade games in Wreck-It-Ralph , Hollywood suddenly seems to be experiencing a wave of intense nostalgia for outmoded technologies. Flickers of Film offers a nuanced look at the benefits and risks of this nostalgia, considering how it registers industry-wide uncertainty with the dominance... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Photography, Cinema, Memoryby Damian Sutton

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    Cinema and photography are both intimately associated with time—cinema with time in passing, the photograph with the lost moment. In Photography, Cinema, Memory, Damian Peter Sutton explores time in both media to present a radical new understanding of the photographic image as always coming into being.Drawing on Gilles Deleuze’s concept of... more...

  • They Thought it was a Marvelby Tjitte Vries de; Ati Mul

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    In a world obsessed with 'firsts', this fascinating book with its accompanying DVD analyses the stop-motion films made by the British pioneer filmmaker Arthur Melbourne-Cooper, arguably the maker of the first ever animation. more...

  • Mapping the Moving Imageby Pasi Všliaho

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 83.00

    A compelling study of how the medium of film came to shape our experience and thinking of the world and ourselves. more...