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  • Filming the Modern Middle Eastby Lina Khatib

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 32.00

    Filming the Modern Middle East' is the first comparative investigation of how modern American cinema and the cinemas of the Arab world represent Middle Eastern politics to their audiences. Lina Khatib examines the cinematic depictions of major political issues, from the Arab-Israeli conflict to the Gulf War, to Islamic fundamentalism and covers films... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Vsevolod Pudovkinby Amy Sargeant

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 27.50

    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...

  • Zonaby Geoff Dyer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    From a writer whose mastery encompasses fiction, criticism, and the fertile realm between the two, comes a new book that confirms his reputation for the unexpected. In Zona, Geoff Dyer attempts to unlock the mysteries of a film that has haunted him ever since he first saw it thirty years ago: Andrei Tarkovsky?s Stalker, widely regarded as one... more...

  • The Politics of Loss and Trauma in Contemporary Israeli Cinemaby Raz Yosef

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00

    One of the most striking phenomena in contemporary Israeli cinema is the number and scope of films dealing with past traumatic events ? events that were repressed or insufficiently mourned, such as the memory of the Holocaust, traumas from wars and terrorist attacks, and the losses entailed by the experience of immigration.This book examines the complex... more...