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  • Makhmalbaf at Largeby Hamid Dabashi

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    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...

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

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    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 2010; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Spanish Labyrinth, Aby Mark Allinson

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 14.95

    Almodóvar is Spain?s most successful and controversial director, a unique blend of art-house auteur and popular film-maker. His films, with their mix of Hollywood and European styles and of popular melodrama and comedy, have been attracting growing international audiences since the success of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. His most recent... more...

  • Hollywood Genres and Postwar Americaby Mike Chopra-Gant

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    This is a clear and engrossing account of how popular films in America just after the close of the Second World War played out America's mood at that crucial time. It is also a revisionist challenge to received scholarly understanding of this mood, which has tended to be seen as characterized by an abiding pessimism most clearly manifested in the... more...

  • Outlaw Masters of Japanese Filmby D. Chris

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    Described by Takashi Miike as ?essential for understanding how filmmaking legends are made?, this book offers an extraordinary close-up of the hitherto overlooked golden age of Japanese cult, action and exploitation cinema from the early 1950s through to the late 1970s, and up to the present day. Having unique access to the top maverick filmmakers... more...

  • My Beautiful Laundretteby Christine Geraghty

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 14.95

    Described by Stuart Hall as ?one of the most riveting and important films produced by a black writer in recent years?, My Beautiful Laundrette was a significant production for its director Stephen Frears and its writer Hanif Kureshi. Omar, member of a Pakistani family ?getting ahead? in 1980s Thatcher?s Britain is charged to make over a rundown launderette,... more...

  • 39 Stepsby Mark Glancy

    I.B.Tauris 2002; US$ 14.95

    Combining humour and thrills in equal measure, The 39 Steps (1935) established Alfred Hitchcock?s name as the ?master of suspense? and is the best remembered and most acclaimed of his British films. Included in this original companion to the film are the intriguing story of the film?s production, an examination of its influences, including John Buchan?s... more...

  • Bed and Sofaby Julian Graffy

    I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 14.95

    Abram Room?s daring 1927 film is the story of a ménage ŕ trois ? one woman, two men ? set in a 1920s Moscow flat. Remarkable for its frankness, humour and corrosive assessment of the new Soviet society, Bed and Sofa has found new and enthusiastic audiences in recent years. more...

  • Draculaby Peter Hutchings

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    Hammer Horror?s Dracula was released in 1958 to a mixture of shock, outrage and praise. Yet this version of the Dracula tale, directed by Terence Fisher, was a milestone both for British cinema and for the horror genre. It made an international star of Christopher Lee, and confirmed Hammer Films as one of the world?s leading purveyors of cinematic... more...