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  • Projecting Empireby James Chapman; Nicholas J. Cull

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    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$ 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 Makhmalbaf,... 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...

  • 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 director... 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...

  • 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 is... more...

  • French Animation Historyby Richard Neupert

    Wiley 2011; US$ 41.95

    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... 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...