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  • Lebanese Cinemaby Lina Khatib

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    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$ 14.95

    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...

  • Cinema Beyond Filmby Franšois 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...

  • Brazil on Screenby Lucia Nagib

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    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, L˙cia Nagib... more...

  • Elia Kazanby Brian Neve

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Night to Rememberby Jeffrey Richards

    I.B.Tauris 2002; US$ 14.95

    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$ 14.95

    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...

  • Vsevolod Pudovkinby Amy Sargeant

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 14.95

    Pudovkin is listed amongst the great and the good of twentieth century directors: his influence is acknowledged by such diverse figures as Hitchcock and Kubrick, Zavattini and Mamet, and Walter Benjamin usedhis work as a vital source forhis studies of the aesthetics and cultural politics of the period. This is the first book on Pudovkin for more than... more...

  • Slaves on Screenby Natalie Zemon Davis

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 17.95

    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...