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  • Figuring the Pastby Belén Vidal

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    This definitive work offers a new approach to the period film at the turn of the twenty-first century, examining the ways in which contemporary cinema recreates the historical past. This book explores the relation between visual motifs and cultural representation in a range of key films by James Ivory, Martin Scorsese and Jane Campion, among others.... more...

  • Terror og filmby Carsten Bagge Laustsen; Kasper Vandborg Rasmussen; Ditte Bak

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 23.10

    Populærkulturens spillefilm er meget mere end blot underholdning. I denne bog demonstrerer 10 yngre forskere, hvordan en række udvalgte spillefilm kan tjene som ramme om en analyse og diskussion af væsentlige spørgsmål relateret til terror og terrorbekæmpelse: Hvad er præventiv krig, og hvilke problemer er forbundet med denne form for krigsførelse... more...

  • The A to Z of African American Cinemaby Torriano S. Berry; Venise T. Berry

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, The A to Z of African American Cinema provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in... more...

  • New Waves in Cinemaby Sean Martin

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 16.98

    The term 'New Wave' conjures up images of Paris in the early 1960s: Jean Seberg and Jean Paul Belmondo, the young Jean-Pierre Leaud, the three protagonists of Jules and Jim capering across a bridge, all from the films of French filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. The impact of the French New Wave continues to be felt, and its ethos... more...

  • Sundancingby John Anderson; David Morgan

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Every winter, 8,000 feet above sea level in the Utah snow, the hopes and dreams of young moviemakers are put on display at the Sundance Film Festival--the haven for independent films where you can show up a kid and go home a star. In barely twenty years of existence, the festival--now overseen by Robert Redford's Sundance Institute--has assumed tremendous... more...

  • The West, The War, and The Wildernessby Kevin Brownlow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 27.50

    Here, from one of today?s leading authorities on film history, is the  story, told brilliantly and for the first time, of the pioneering movie makers who as early as 1905 traveled beyond the studio stages to make feature films on location?and in so doing recorded the real history and real life of their time. The War, the West, and the Wilderness ... more...

  • Adaptation Studies and Learningby Laurence Raw; Tony Gurr

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 54.99

    In Adaptation Studies and Learning: New Frontiers , Laurence Raw and Tony Gurr seek to redefine the ways in which adaptation is taught and learned. Comprised of essays, reflections, and ?learning conversations? about the ways in which this approach to adaptation might be implemented, this book focuses on issues of curriculum construction, the... more...

  • The Kubrick Facadeby Jason Sperb

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 39.99

    Many of Stanley Kubrick's films are often interpreted as cold and ambiguous. Whether viewing Barry Lyndon , 2001 , The Shining , or Eyes Wide Shut , there is a sense in which these films resist their own audiences, creating a distance from them. Though many note the coldness of Kubrick's films, a smaller number attempt to explore exactly how his... more...

  • The $11 Billion Yearby Anne Thompson

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    "This chronicle of 2012 is a slice of what happened during a watershed year for the Hollywood movie industry. It's not the whole story, but it's a mosaic of what went on, and why, and of where things are heading." What changed in one Hollywood year to produce a record-breaking box office after two years of decline? How can the Sundance Festival influence... more...

  • Life is Beautiful, But Not for Jewsby Kobi Niv; Jonathan Beyrak Lev

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 44.99

    With sharp, uncompromising logic and eye-opening insight, Niv analyzes the film and its script scene-by-scene to show why Life is Beautiful is very far from being the innocent, charming, and heartwarming film it appears to be. The author argues that the film not only lends support to the central arguments of Holocaust deniers, but is actually a quasi-theological,... more...