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  • Film Sequelsby Carolyn Jess-Cooke

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    The film sequel has been much maligned in popular culture as a vampirish corporative exercise in profit-making and narrative regurgitation. Drawing upon a wide range of filmic examples from early cinema to the twenty-first century, this exciting new volume reveals the increasing popularity of, and experimentation with, film sequels as a central dynamic... more...

  • Film and Knowledgeby Kevin L. Stoehr

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2002; US$ 39.95

    Film has become such an underpinning of art and pop culture that its potential for inspiring serious thought is often overlooked. Our intellectual involvement with film has been minimized as more in the audience want to be merely amazed and entertained. Essays written by both established and cutting-edge philosophers of film concentrate in this work... more...

  • Film and Urban Spaceby Geraldine Pratt; Rose Marie San Juan

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Film and Urban Space: Critical Possibilities traces recurring debates about what constitutes film’s political potential and argues that the relation between film and urban space has been crucial to these debates and their historical transformations. The book demonstrates that in the attempt to follow certain prescriptions †" shooting... more...

  • Film and Video Censorship in Modern Britainby Julian Petley

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    How does film and video censorship operate in Britain? Why does it exist? And is too strict? Starting in 1979, the birth of the domestic video industry - and the first year of the Thatcher government - this critical study explains how the censorship of films both in cinemas and on video and DVD has developed in Britain. As well as presenting a detailed... more...

  • Filming the Modern Middle Eastby Lina Khatib

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    Filming the Modern Middle East' is the first comparative investigation of how modern American cinema and the cinemas of the Arab world represent Middle Eastern politics to their audiences. Lina Khatib examines the cinematic depictions of major political issues, from the Arab-Israeli conflict to the Gulf War, to Islamic fundamentalism and covers films... more...

  • Five Came Backby Mark Harris

    Canongate Books 2014; US$ 19.13

    Before the Second World War the Hollywood box office was booming, but the business was accused of being too foreign, too Jewish, too 'un-American'. Then the war changed everything. With Pearl Harbor came the opportunity for Hollywood to prove its critics wrong. America's most legendary directors played a huge role in the war effort: John Ford,... more...

  • Fluchtpunkt Hollywoodby Gundolf S. Freyermuth

    FUEGO 2011; US$ 2.83

    Die große Flucht vor der Nazi-Barbarei war ein einmaliger Exodus an Talent und Wissen, an Erfahrung und handwerklichem Können. Eine ganze Kultur wanderte nach 1933 aus. Kaum ein Schriftsteller von Rang mochte den Nazis dienen, von zehn Professoren flohen vier, die Mitarbeiter von Filmproduktionen fanden sich fast vollständig in Hollywood wieder. Die... more...

  • For His Eyes Onlyby Lisa Funnell

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The release of Skyfall in 2012 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. It earned over one billion dollars in the worldwide box office and won two Academy Awards. Amid popular and critical acclaim, some have questioned the representation of women in the film. From an aging M to the limited role of the Bond Girl and the characterization... more...

  • Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistanceby J. E. Smyth

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    A compelling history of the director's films of war and resistance more...

  • French Animation Historyby Richard Neupert

    Wiley 2011; US$ 41.95

    French Animation History is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of animation, illuminating the exceptional place France holds within that history. Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 The first book dedicated exclusively to this history Explores how French animators have forged their own visual... more...