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  • Black Narcissusby Sarah Street

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 23.00

    Black Narcissus is a landmark film in the canon of Powell and Pressburger. With the centenary of Powell?s birth in 2005, this timely book - the first dedicated exclusively to the film - draws on archival documents, original set drawings and stills to explore its enduring images of both place and gender. Street also here examines Black Narcissus as... more...

  • If....by Paul Sutton

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 25.00

    Lindsay Anderson?s 1968 film, If...., which deals fundamentally - and controversially - with England and ?Englishness?, was the first film ever with a British setting and cast to win the Palme d?Or for Best Film at Cannes. The fruit of Anderson?s first-hand studies of the Czech, Polish and Indian New Waves led by Milos Forman, Andrzej Wajda and Satyajit... more...

  • Alexander Medvedkinby Emma Widdis

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 32.00

    This first introduction to Medvedkin?s film-making career traces his process of developing a unique brand of cinematic satire throughout the period of the Soviet revolutionary experiment. Using original archival material and Medvedkin?s writings towards his unfinished autobiography, Widdis explores his films from the 1936 The Miracle Worker, through... more...

  • Cranes are Flyingby Josephine Woll

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 27.00

    The first indisputable masterpiece of post-Stalin cinema, The Cranes Are Flying is a fascinating intersection of politics and art. A product of ?the thaw? promoted by Krushchev, it combines several trends apparent in other films, including the choice of WWII as a source for hero-images. more...

  • Religion and Filmby Melanie Wright

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 32.00

    From silent films to contemporary blockbusters, religion has always proved a popular theme for the cinema. However, all too often religion and film are discussed from narrowly confessional perspectives, with the result that the field has long been dominated by the question of a film's fidelity to a religious text or worldview, or its value as a tool... 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 New Neapolitan Cinemaby Alex Marlow-Mann

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    The New Neapolitan Cinema provides close analysis of the whole of this movement, which stands as one of the most vital and stimulating currents in contemporary European Cinema. 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...

  • Film and Video Censorship in Modern Britainby Julian Petley

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    Why and how film and video censorship has developed in Britain since the birth of the domestic video industry in 1979. more...

  • American Politics in Hollywood Filmby Ian Scott

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    In this second edition of American Politics in Hollywood Film, Ian Scott takes up his analysis of political content and ideology through movies and contends that American culture and the institutional process continues to be portrayed, debated and influenced by a whole series of films. more...