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  • East Asian Cinemaby David Carter

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 16.98

    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...

  • Short Filmsby Nathan Parker

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 16.98

    This book is for anyone who has ever wanted to make a short film. Focusing on the practicalities of filmmaking. It will guide you through all the stages of the process, examining every available possibility along the way. From the development of your initial idea, to screening your finished film in front of an audience. It will enable you to make... more...

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

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • A Cinema of Lonelinessby Robert Kolker

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 19.99

    An updated and expanded version of this classic study of contemporary American film, the new edition of A Cinema of Loneliness reassesses the landscape of American cinema over the past decade, incorporating discussions of directors like Judd Apatow and David Fincher while offering assessments of the recent, and in some cases final, work from the filmmakers--Penn,... 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...

  • 1001 Moviesby Steven Jay Schneider

    Octopus 2011; Not Available

    A completely revised 10th Anniversary Edition. more...

  • Apocalypse on the Setby Ben Taylor

    Overlook 2012; US$ 14.99

    The book starts with Pulgasari --a North Korean Godzilla clone dreamed up by Kim Jong-Il and created by a kidnapped Korean director, with a budget of millions and a staff of seven hundred fed on truckloads of pheasants, wild geese, and deer. The stories behind the other eight films, from The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and The Twilight... more...

  • Word is Outby Greg Youmans

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    A Queer Film Classic on a groundbreaking 1977 documentary that profiled the lives of ordinary gay men and lesbians. more...

  • Monsterby John Gregory Dunne

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 12.95

    Monster is John Gregory Dunne's mordant account of the eight years it took to get the 1996 Robert Redford/Michelle Pfeiffer film Up Close & Personal made. A bestselling novelist, Dunne has a cold eye, perfect pitch for the absurdities of Hollywood, and sharp elbows for the film industry's savage infighting. 192 pp. Author tour & national ads. 25,000... more...