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History & Criticism

  • World Film Locations: Maltaby Jean Pierre Borg; Charlie Cauchi

    Intellect 2015; US$ 15.50

    Malta has served as a beautiful backdrop for films for nearly as long as there has been a film industry. This entry in the World Film Locations series traces the history of Malta on screen, from bigbudget blockbusters to modest indie pictures. more...

  • Architecture & the Virtualby Marta Jecu

    Intellect 2015; US$ 46.00

    Architecture and the Virtual is a study of architecture as it is reflected in the work of seven contemporary artists, working with the tools of our post-digital age. more...

  • Hitchcockby Francois Truffaut

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 25.00 US$ 17.50

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • William Cameron Menziesby James Curtis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 40.00 US$ 29.99

    He was the consummate designer of film architecture on a grand scale, influenced by German expressionism and the work of the great European directors. He was known for his visual flair and timeless innovation, a man who meticulously preplanned the color and design of each film through a series of continuity sketches that made clear camera angles, lighting,... more...

  • A Year of Moviesby Ivan Walters

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    This book lists 365 films, one for each day of the year, organized by the date on which at least one scene in the movie occurs on that date. For example, The Longest Day , a movie about the 1944 Normandy invasion, is the entry for June 6. For some films the scene that occurred on the date only lasts a few moments, but is pivotal to the film; for... more...

  • The Maltese Falcon to Body of Liesby Robert von Hallberg

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the earliest examples of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon , The Big Sleep , and Out of the Past , to such twenty-first-century spy films as The Good Shepherd , Syriana , and The Bourne Ultimatum , this study explores the representations of trust and commitment that noir and spy films propose. more...

  • Animation in Chinaby Sean Macdonald

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    By the turn of the 21st century, animation production has grown to thousands of hours a year in the People?s Republic of China (PRC). Despite this, and unlike American blockbuster productions and the diverse genres of Japanese anime, much animation from the PRC remains relatively unknown. This book is an historical and theoretical study of animation... more...

  • Black and White Cinemaby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Black and White Cinema is the first study to consider black-and-white film as an art form in its own right, providing a comprehensive and global overview of the era when it flourished, from the 1900s to the 1960s. Including over forty stills that give us a unique glimpse behind the scenes, Wheeler Winston Dixon introduces us to the masters of this... more...

  • Rashomon Effectsby Blair Davis; Robert Anderson; Jan Walls

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Akira Kurosawa is widely known as the director who opened up Japanese film to Western audiences, and following his death in 1998, a process of reflection has begun about his life?s work as a whole and its legacy to cinema. Kurosawa?s 1950 film Rashomon has become one of the best-known Japanese films ever made, and continues to be discussed and imitated... more...

  • A Companion to Wong Kar-waiby Martha P. Nochimson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    With 25 essays that embrace a wide spectrum of topics and perspectives including intertextuality, transnationality, gender representation, repetition, the use of music, color, and sound, depiction of time and space in human affairs, and Wong?s highly original portrayal of violence, A Companion to Wong Kar-Wai is a singular examination of the prestigious... more...