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  • Children, Cinema and Censorshipby Sarah Smith

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 35.00

    Children have long been one of cinema's largest audiences yet, from its infancy, cinema has in the minds of moral watchdogs accompanied a succession of pastimes and new technologies as catalysts for juvenile delinquency. From 'penny dreadfuls' and comic books to television, 'video nasties' and computer games, and more recently, gangsta rap, mobile... more...

  • Black Narcissusby Sarah Street

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 23.00

    Black Narcissus is a landmark film in the canon of Powell and Pressburger. With the centenary of Powell?s birth in 2005, this timely book - the first dedicated exclusively to the film - draws on archival documents, original set drawings and stills to explore its enduring images of both place and gender. Street also here examines Black Narcissus as... more...

  • If....by Paul Sutton

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 25.00

    Lindsay Anderson?s 1968 film, If...., which deals fundamentally - and controversially - with England and ?Englishness?, was the first film ever with a British setting and cast to win the Palme d?Or for Best Film at Cannes. The fruit of Anderson?s first-hand studies of the Czech, Polish and Indian New Waves led by Milos Forman, Andrzej Wajda and Satyajit... more...

  • Projecting Empireby James Chapman; Nicholas J. Cull

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 31.00

    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$ 29.00

    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... more...

  • Alexander Medvedkinby Emma Widdis

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 32.00

    This first introduction to Medvedkin?s film-making career traces his process of developing a unique brand of cinematic satire throughout the period of the Soviet revolutionary experiment. Using original archival material and Medvedkin?s writings towards his unfinished autobiography, Widdis explores his films from the 1936 The Miracle Worker, through... more...

  • Cranes are Flyingby Josephine Woll

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 27.00

    The first indisputable masterpiece of post-Stalin cinema, The Cranes Are Flying is a fascinating intersection of politics and art. A product of ?the thaw? promoted by Krushchev, it combines several trends apparent in other films, including the choice of WWII as a source for hero-images. more...

  • Religion and Filmby Melanie Wright

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 32.00

    From silent films to contemporary blockbusters, religion has always proved a popular theme for the cinema. However, all too often religion and film are discussed from narrowly confessional perspectives, with the result that the field has long been dominated by the question of a film's fidelity to a religious text or worldview, or its value as a tool... more...

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

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 37.00

    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 2008; US$ 33.00

    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...