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History & Criticism

  • The Emergence of Film Cultureby

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    Between the two world wars, a distinct and vibrant film culture emerged in Europe. Film festivals and schools were established; film theory and history was written that took cinema seriously as an art form; and critical writing that created the film canon flourished. This scene was decidedly transnational and creative, overcoming traditional boundaries... more...

  • Guía fácil para entender el cineby Julio A. Rodríguez Chico

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    Lo primero que puede pensarse es que hay infinidad de manuales de este tipo Es cierto, pero también lo es que, en ocasiones, van dirigidos a lectores con una base o una formación mínima, utilizando términos y conceptos que a veces pueden resultar difíciles de asimilar y sobre todo, aburridos. Este libro surge de la idea de ayudar a escribir mejor... more...

  • Inventoryby A.V. Club; Chuck Klosterman

    Scribner 2009; US$ 20.99

    Each week, the writers of The A.V. Club issue a slightly slanted pop-culture list filled with challenging opinions (Is David Bowie's "Young Americans" nearly ruined by saxophone?) and fascinating facts. Exploring twenty-four great films too painful to watch twice, fourteen tragic movie-masturbation scenes, eighteen songs about crappy cities, and... more...

  • Death and the Moving Imageby Michele Aaron

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Death and the Moving Image examines the representation of death and dying in mainstream cinema from its earliest to its latest renditions to reveal the ambivalent place of death in twentieth and twenty-first century culture: the ongoing split between its over- and under-statement, between its cold, bodily, realities and its fantastical, transcendental... more...

  • The Street Was Mineby Megan E. Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 125.00

    This book considers a recurrent figure in American literature: the solitary white man moving through urban space. The descendent of Nineteenth-century frontier and western heroes, the figure re-emerges in 1930-50s America as the 'tough guy'. The Street Was Mine looks to the tough guy in the works of hardboiled novelists Raymond Chandler ( The Big... more...

  • Falling in Love Againby Stacey Abbott; Deborah Jermyn

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Romantic comedy has long been a mainstay of the movies, from the classic screwballs of the 1930s, through Woody Allen?s ?nervous comedies? of The 1970s, to the current great Hollywood revival, featuring such movies as 'Maid in Manhattan' and 'Lost in Translation'; yet rom-coms have often struggled to be taken seriously._x000D__x000D_This original... more...

  • Ex-Centric Migrationsby Hakim Abderrezak

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Ex-Centric Migrations examines cinematic, literary, and musical representations of migrants and migratory trends in the western Mediterranean. Focusing primarily on clandestine sea-crossings, Hakim Abderrezak shows that despite labor and linguistic ties with the colonizer, migrants from the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia) no longer systematically... more...

  • Violent Affectby Marco Abel

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    Countering previous studies of violent images based on representational and, consequently, moralistic assumptions, which, the author argues, inevitably reinforce the very violence they critique. He explains how violent images work upon the world. more...

  • The Counter-Cinema of the Berlin Schoolby Marco Abel

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 34.95

    The first book-length study in any language of the "Berlin School," the most significant filmmaking movement to come out of Germany since the 1970s. more...

  • Counter-Cinema of the Berlin Schoolby Marco Abel

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 34.96

    The contemporary German directors collectively known as the "Berlin School" constitute the most significant filmmaking movement to come out of Germany since the New German Cinema of the 1970s, not least because their films mark the emergence of a new film language. The Berlin School filmmakers, including Christian Petzold, Thomas Arslan, Angela Schanelec,... more...