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History & Criticism

  • The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinemaby Adam Smith (2)

    Rough Guides Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Celebrate the centurys' finest movies in The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema , a lavishly illustrated homage to the world's best movies of this new era of cinema. The best 101 films: a run down of the finest films of the millenium from Hollywood blockbusters to indie gems. The hottest stars: features on the up and coming actors and... more...

  • Inventoryby A.V. Club; Chuck Klosterman

    Scribner 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Inventoryby A.V. Club; Chuck Klosterman

    Scribner 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Making the White Man's Indianby ANGELA ALEISS

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 66.00

    The image in Hollywood movies of savage Indians attacking white settlers represents only one side of a very complicated picture. In fact sympathetic portrayals of Native Americans stood alongside those of hostile Indians in the silent films of D. W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille, and flourished during the early 1930s with Hollywood's cycle of pro-Indian... more...

  • Reel Black Talkby LINDA ALLEN; SPENCER MOON

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 182.00

    As evidenced in interviews included in this volume, many African American filmmakers consider themselves artists first, their ethnicity being only part of what influences their work. This is the first book by an African American on contemporary African American filmmakers. Here directors and producers speak for themselves, posing challenges to current... more...

  • Death and the Moving Imageby Michele Aaron

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; Not Available

    Exploring gender, race, nation and narration, this groundbreaking study isolates how mainstream cinema works to bestow value upon certain lives and specific socio-cultural identities in a hierarchical and partisan way. Dedicated to the popular, to the political and ethical implications of mass culture’s themes and imperatives, this book takes... more...

  • The Street Was Mineby Megan E. Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 120.00

    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$ 29.00

    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...

  • 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$ 90.00

    The group of contemporary German directors collectively known as the "Berlin School" constitutes the most significant filmmaking movement to come out of Germany since the 1970s New German Cinema, not least because its films mark the emergence of a new film language in German cinema. This volume is the first book-length study in any language... more...