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  • De mechanisering van het wereldbeeldby Eduard J. Dijksterhuis

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 78.50

    Het standaardwerk van Dijksterhuis over de ontwikkeling van het wetenschappelijk denken more...

  • Dead of Nightby Jez Conolly; David O. Bates

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Released a matter of days after the end of the Second World War and a dozen years ahead of the first full-blooded Hammer Horror, the Ealing Studios horror anthology film Dead of Night featured contributions from some of the finest directors, writers and technicians ever to work in British film. Since its release it has become evermore widely regarded... more...

  • Death at the Moviesby Lyn Davis Genelli; Tom Davis Genelli

    Quest Books 2013; US$ 16.95

    It?s a Wonderful Life (1946), Resurrection (1980), Poltergeist (1982), Beetlejuice (1988), Ghost (1990), Groundhog Day (1993), The Sixth Sense (1999) ? these are only a few of the influential movies in recent decades dealing with the afterlife. But beyond entertainment, do they mean anything? The authors of this wise and well-informed... more...

  • Deleuze, Altered States and Filmby Anna Powell

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Deleuze, Altered States and Film offers a typology of altered states, defining dream, hallucination, memory, trance and ecstasy in their cinematic expression. The book presents altered states films as significant neurological, psychological and philosophical experiences. Chapters engage with films that simultaneously present and induce altered consciousness.... more...

  • Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performanceby Elena del Río

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    This book offers a unique reconsideration of the performing body that privileges the notion of affective force over the notion of visual form at the centre of former theories of spectacle and performativity. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of the body, and on Deleuze-Spinoza's relevant concepts of affect and expression, Elena del Río... more...

  • Der Ullstein Verlag und der Stummfilmby Bernard Schüler

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 64.35

    Begriffe wie Medienkonvergenz und Crossmedia beschreiben Prozesse, die heute nicht nur in aller Munde sind, sondern längst den Weg in die Alltagskultur gefunden haben. Ein solcher Medienwandel wird immer durch technologische Fortschritte initiiert, so sind beispielsweise Buchdruck, Film und Internet Erfindungen, die ihre und die nachfolgenden Zeiten... more...

  • Down and Dirty Picturesby Peter Biskind

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 17.00

    It wasn't so long ago that the Sundance Film Festival was an inconsequential event somewhere in Utah, and Miramax was a tiny distributor of music documentaries and soft-core trash. Today, of course, Sundance is the most important film festival this side of Cannes, and Miramax has become an industry giant, part of the huge Disney empire. Likewise, the... 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...

  • East Asian Cinemaby David Carter

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    Film directors from East Asia frequently win top prizes at international film festivals, and are proving a strong influence on Western filmmakers but few books have yet been published about them. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and North and South Korea have been through periods of great political turmoil and the films of these countries reflect the... 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...