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  • Rebels on the Backlotby Sharon Waxman

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99

    The 1990s saw a shock wave of dynamic new directing talent that took the Hollywood studio system by storm. At the forefront of that movement were six innovative and daring directors whose films pushed the boundaries of moviemaking and announced to the world that something exciting was happening in Hollywood. Sharon Waxman, editor and chief of The... more...

  • Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plusby Lucy Mazdon; Catherine Wheatley

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 120.00

    A series of limiting definitions have tended to delineate the Franco-British cinematic relationship. As this collection of essays reveals, there is much more to it than simple oppositions between British critical esteem for the films of France and French dismissal of 'le cinema British', or the success of Ken Loach et al. at the French box office... more...

  • Knockoutby Leger Grindon

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 55.00

    Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema is the first book-length study of the Hollywood boxing film, a popular movie entertainment since the 1930s, that includes such classics as Million Dollar Baby , Rocky , and Raging more...

  • Avant-garde to New Waveby Jonathan L. Owen

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    The cultural liberalization of communist Czechoslovakia in the 1960s produced many artistic accomplishments, not least the celebrated films of the Czech New Wave. This movement saw filmmakers use their new freedom to engage with traditions of the avant-garde, especially Surrealism. This book explores the avant-garde's influence over the New Wave... more...

  • Scarface Nationby Ken Tucker

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    KEN TUCKER is Editor-at-Large for Entertainment Weekly and the magazine's TV critic. He has won two National Magazine Awards, two ASCAP Deems Taylor music awards, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. He is also a regular weekly interviewer for NPR's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross." He lives in Pennsylvania. more...

  • Easy Riders Raging Bullsby Peter Biskind

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 18.00

    In 1969, a low-budget biker movie, Easy Rider, shocked Hollywood with its stunning success. An unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (onscreen and off), Easy Rider heralded a heady decade in which a rebellious wave of talented young filmmakers invigorated the movie industry. In Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind takes us... more...

  • Film Noirby Bruce Crowther

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    With the advent of the Second World War a new mood was discernible in film drama - an atmosphere of disillusion and a sense of foreboding, a dark quality that derived as much from the characters depicted as from the cinematographer's art. These films, among them such classics as Double Indemnity, The Woman in the Window, Touch of Evil and sunset... more...

  • Monsters in the Moviesby John Landis

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Be afraid, be very afraid...a century of cinema nightmare with John Landis, in ePub format for iPad From B-movie bogeymen and outer space-oddities to big-budget terrors, Monsters in the Movies by horror film maestro John Landis celebrates the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk or rampage across the Silver Screen. Feast your... more...

  • Horror Films - Virgin Filmby James Marriott

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.98

    From the Slick horror of Alien , Scream and The Ring and the cult classics Dracula , Frankenstein and The Mummy to the slasher icons Jason, Freddy and Leatherface, horror just won?t stay dead. The genre has earned its place in the moviegoing psyche, with many of the key films spawning numerous copycats. But what are the 20 most influential... more...

  • Apocalypse on the Setby Ben Taylor

    Overlook 2012; US$ 14.99

    Cinebyte.com "Taylor provides a thoroughly entertaining look at the trials and tribulations that plagued the film of nine now infamous motion pictures. A must read for film buffs or anyone curious about the many ways a film can go awry." ? Booklist ]]> more...