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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Silent Cinemaby Brian J. Robb

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 11.65

    Silent cinema was never truly silent. Performances were more often than not accompanied by live music -- whether from a solo pianist or a small orchestra -- and the noise of audiences more than made up for the lack of a soundtrack accompanying the film. It was from the origins of cinema onwards to the coming of sound in 1929 with The Jazz Singer that... more...

  • Horror Filmsby Colin Odell; Michelle LeBlanc

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 11.65

    Horror is one of cinema's most disreputable genres. Frequently dismissed or reviled by critics, the horror film nevertheless provides a way of confronting our fears in a safe environment. Often subject to more cuts at the hands of the censor than a serial killer's razor, the horror film is also a benchmark, a sign of what's considered acceptable for... more...

  • Independent Cinemaby D.K. Holm

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 11.65

    Just what is 'independent' cinema? D. K. Holm aims to define a term all too carelessly used both by media commentators and marketers, and distinguish it from categories such as avant-garde, underground, experimental or 'art' films, with which it is often confused. By contrasting studio-era Hollywood with changes in the business since the 1970s, and... more...

  • East Asian Cinemaby David Carter

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 11.65

    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...

  • A Cinema of Lonelinessby Robert Kolker

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99

    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...