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  • Alphavilleby Chris Darke

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    A striking black-and-white hybrid of film noir and science fiction, Alphaville (1965) is now one of the most enduringly popular of Jean-Luc Godard's films of the 1960s. Working without sets, special effects, or even a script, Godard created a dystopian vision of a technocratic city of the future, which resonates with filmmakers today. Alphaville pits... more...

  • American Film in the Digital Ageby Robert Sickels

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 64.00

    The American film industry has entered a new era. American Film in the Digital Age traces the industrial changes since 1990 that have brought us to this point, namely: the rise of media conglomerates, the proliferation of pornography through peripheral avenues of mainstream media, the role of star actors and directors in distributing and publicizing... more...

  • American Independent Cinemaby Anna Backman Rogers

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Anna Backman Rogers argues that American independent cinema is a cinema not merely in crisis, but also of crisis. As a cinema which often explores the rite of passage by explicitly drawing on American cinematic heritage, from the teen movie to the western, American independent films deal in images of crisis, transition and metamorphosis, offering a... 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 naïve French Parisian who devotes herself to mending the lives of the people around her. Shot on location... 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...

  • Animated Films - Virgin Filmby James Clarke

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.98

    Animation has never been so popular. The best animated films have combined the latest technology with creativity and a flair for storytelling and are adored by both children and adults. With films such as Monsters, Inc. , Shrek and Toy Story capturing the imagination of moviegoers and critics, animated film is enjoying a resurgence unseen since... more...

  • Animation in Chinaby Sean Macdonald

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    By the turn of the 21st century, animation production has grown to thousands of hours a year in the People?s Republic of China (PRC). Despite this, and unlike American blockbuster productions and the diverse genres of Japanese anime, much animation from the PRC remains relatively unknown. This book is an historical and theoretical study of animation... 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...

  • Antichristby Amy Simmons

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Written and directed by Lars von Trier, one of the most influential and provocative filmmakers working today, Antichrist (2009), tells a story of parental loss, mourning and despair that result from the tragic death of a child. When the film screened at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, it split audiences down the middle. Some attacked von Trier for... more...

  • The Apocalypse in Filmby Karen A. Ritzenhoff; Angela Krewani

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 79.99

    Apart from well-established Hollywood blockbusters that imagine the end of the world, there is a new wave of zombie narratives and independent films about Armageddon that were released around the predicted Maya calendar?s apocalypse in 2012. This volume offers an overview of the depiction of the Apocalypse in film past to present, and the essays... more...