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  • Easy Riders Raging Bullsby Peter Biskind

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 18.00

    In 1969, a low-budget biker movie, Easy Rider, shocked Hollywood with its stunning success. An unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (onscreen and off), Easy Rider heralded a heady decade in which a rebellious wave of talented young filmmakers invigorated the movie industry. In Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind takes us... more...

  • Ein Cinegraph Buch - Tenöre, Touristen, Gastarbeiterby Francesco Bono; Johannes Roschlau; Hans-Michael Bock; Jan Distelmeyer; Jörg Schöning

    edition text + kritik 2013; US$ 20.03

    Die Beziehungen zwischen Deutschland und Italien waren im 20. Jahrhundert vor allem durch zwei Weltkriege von Krisen und Brüchen geprägt, die Mentalitätsunterschiede beider Völker sorgten oft für ambivalente Gefühle von Anziehung und Ablehnung. Nirgendwo spiegeln sich die Entwicklung und die unterschiedlichen Facetten dieses Verhältnisses deutlicher... more...

  • Elia Kazanby Brian Neve

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • The Encyclopedia of Film Composersby Thomas S. Hischak

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    In addition to the handful of composers known to the general public, this book brings recognition to the many men and women who have written music for the movies over the past 100 years?those who have not been given their due in previous books and other sources. This volume features more than 250 famous and little-known movie composers from around... more...

  • End of St. Petersburg, Theby Vance Kepley

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    Pudovkin?s epic is the most complex work of his brilliant career. The film was made to commemorate the Bolshevik Revolution?s tenth anniversary and it is a gripping recreation of the events of 1917 as well as the conditions and events that led to revolution. It is a remarkable interweaving of sub-plots, motifs and historical references, realised through... more...

  • The Essential Humphrey Bogartby Constantine Santas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    This book looks at approximately 45 of the best movies featuring screen icon Humphrey Bogart, from his early films as a second lead to his starring roles in such classics as The Maltese Falcon , Casablanca , The Treasure of the Sierra Madre , and The African Queen . more...

  • The Essential Mickey Rooneyby James L. Neibaur

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    From silent films in the 1920s to featured films through 2015, Mickey Rooney had one of the longest careers in Hollywood. This book looks at the most significant films in Rooney?s career, from his years as a juvenile lead in such classics as Babes in Arms , Boys Town , and The Human Comedy to his Oscar nominated supporting roles in The... more...

  • Experimental Film and Videoby Jackie Hatfield; Stephen Littman

    John Libbey Publishing 2006; US$ 26.99

    The past 40 years of technological innovation have significantly altered the materials of production and revolutionized the possibilities for experiment and exhibition. Not since the invention of film has there been such a critical period of major change in the imaging technologies accessible to artists. Bringing together key artists in film, video,... more...

  • Fado and the Urban Poor in Portuguese Cinema of the 1930s and 1940sby Michael Colvin

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 90.00

    A compelling account of the role of Fado and the fadista in Portuguese film and the wider culture. more...

  • Film Noirby Bruce Crowther

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    With the advent of the Second World War a new mood was discernible in film drama - an atmosphere of disillusion and a sense of foreboding, a dark quality that derived as much from the characters depicted as from the cinematographer's art. These films, among them such classics as Double Indemnity, The Woman in the Window, Touch of Evil and sunset Boulevard,... more...