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  • Lebanese Cinemaby Lina Khatib

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 30.00

    Modern Lebanese cinema can best be explored in the context of the Civil War, in part because almost all the Lebanese films made since its outset in 1975 have been about this war. Lina Khatib takes 1975 Beirut as her starting point, and takes us right through to today for this, the first major book on Lebanese cinema and its links with politics and... more...

  • Whisky Galore! & The Maggieby Colin McArthur

    I.B.Tauris 2002; US$ 25.00

    Colin McArthur covers two films, both made by Alexander Mackendrick. Whisky Galore! appeared in 1949 in post-war 'austerity Britain' and The Maggie in 1953 when Britain was emerging into relative affluence. Both films are Ealing Studios productions, providing the opportunity to explore this remarkable outfit, and both offer distinct and fascinating... more...

  • Hollywood Catwalkby Tamar Jeffers McDonald

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 29.00

    The High School outsider takes off her glasses, puts on a dress, and becomes the Prom Queen; the dowdy woman has her hair done, buys some chic new clothes and starts to attract the men. Cinderella and Pygmalion stories still provide inspiration for the plots of Hollywood romantic comedies, dramas, and even action films. Their perennial use prompts... more...

  • Hairsprayby Dana Heller

    Wiley 2011; US$ 75.95

    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 director... more...

  • Magnoliaby Christina Lane

    Wiley 2011; US$ 79.95

    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...

  • Brazil on Screenby Lucia Nagib

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 32.00

    Two periods of Brazilian film history are particularly notable for their artistic momentum: the Cinema Novo movement of the 1960s and early ?70s, and the film revival from the mid 1990s onwards. What makes them especially strong, this book argues, is their utopian impulse. By adopting Utopia as a theme, as well as a method of film analysis, Lúcia Nagib... more...

  • French Animation Historyby Richard Neupert

    Wiley 2011; US$ 124.95

    French Animation History is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of animation, illuminating the exceptional place France holds within that history. Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 The first book dedicated exclusively to this history Explores how French animators have forged their own visual styles,... more...

  • Elia Kazanby Brian Neve

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 44.00

    In 1999, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) received an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement; it was a controversial award, for in 1952 he had given testimony to the HUAC Committee, for which he was ostracized by many. That Oscar also acknowledged Kazan's remarkable contribution to American and world cinema, making such films as 'On the Waterfront' and 'A... more...

  • Night to Rememberby Jeffrey Richards

    I.B.Tauris 2002; US$ 25.00

    The Titanic was believed to be unsinkable. On the night of 14-15 April 1912, during her maiden voyage, she struck an iceberg and sank, losing 1,490 of her 2,201 passengers. Of the five epic films of this tragic event, the classic docu-drama, A Night to Remember (1958), scripted by Eric Ambler and directed by Roy Baker, is the definitive version.... more...

  • Iranian Cinemaby Reza Sadr Reza

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 35.00

    Recent, post-revolutionary Iranian cinema has of course gained the attention of international audiences who have been struck by its powerful, poetic and often explicitly political explorations. Yet mainstream, pre-revolutionary Iranian cinema, with a history stretching back to the early twentieth century, has been perceived in the main as lacking... more...