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  • La Haineby Ginette Vincendeau

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 24.00

    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, launching director Mathieu Kassovitz and lead player Vincent Cassel to stardom.The... more...

  • Projecting Empireby James Chapman; Nicholas J. Cull

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • East Asian Cinemasby Leon Hunt; Leung Wing-Fai

    I.B.Tauris 2010; 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...

  • Slaves on Screenby Natalie Zemon Davis

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 21.00

    People have been experimenting with different ways to write history for 2,500 years, yet we have experimented with film in the same way for only a century. Noted professor and historian Natalie Zemon Davis, consultant for the film The Return of Martin Guerre , argues that movies can do much more than recreate exciting events and the external look... more...

  • Hairsprayby Dana Heller

    Wiley 2011; US$ 22.95

    By reconsidering assumptions about mainstream popular culture and its revolutionary possibilities, author Dana Heller reveals that John Waters' popular 1988 film Hairspray is the director's most subversive movie. Represents the first scholarly work on any of film director John Waters' films Incorporates original interview material with the... more...

  • Magnoliaby Christina Lane

    Wiley 2011; US$ 23.95

    There are certain films and shows that resonate with audiences everywhere—they generate discussion and debate about everything from gender, class, citizenship and race, to consumerism and social identity. This new 'teachable canon' of film and television introduces students to alternative classics that range from silent film to CSI. Magnolia... more...

  • French Animation Historyby Richard Neupert

    Wiley 2011; US$ 41.95

    Animation began in France, and for over 100 years French animators have remained devoted to their own artistic and technical traditions. Today, France is the third largest producer of animation in the world, and French animation is truly a unique product of the country?s rich cultural, economic, and technical background. French Animation History... more...

  • The Conversationsby Michael Ondaatje

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 29.95

    The Conversations is a treasure, essential for any lover or student of film, and a rare, intimate glimpse into the worlds of two accomplished artists who share a great passion for film and storytelling, and whose knowledge and love of the crafts of writing and film shine through. It was on the set of the movie adaptation of his Booker Prize-winning... more...

  • Cinema Beyond Filmby François Albera; Maria Tortajada

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    A remarkable and wide-ranging examination of some of the crucial issues in film theory, drawing on the Foucauldian concepts of the dispositif and the episteme. more...

  • Ostrannenieby Annie van den Oever

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Leading international film scholars assess the impact and evolution of the concept of ostrannenie, or defamiliarisation, since its original appearance in literary debates in the 1920s. more...