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History & Criticism

  • Deathwatchby C. Scott Combs

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to “watch life? and “write movement,? it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema?s long history of representing death, this book considers movie sequences in which the process of dying becomes an exercise in legibility and exploration for the camera and... more...

  • German Romance V: Erecby Hartmann von Aue; Cyril Edwards; Cyril Edwards

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    New edition, with facing English translation, of one of the most important Arthurian works from the middle ages. more...

  • Warner Bros.by Steven Bingen; Marc Wanamaker; Doris Day

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    Movie studios are the wondrous, almost magical locales where legends are created. Unfortunately, these celebrity playgrounds are, and always have been, largely closed to the public, save for tours which barely scrape the surface and never pass the soundstage wall. In this book, studio staff historian and Hollywood insider Steven Bingen is your guide... more...

  • Emergence of Film Culture, Theby Malte Hagener

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • World Film Locationsby Anna Poupou; Afroditi Nikolaidou; Eirini Sifaki

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    A filmic guidebook of the Greek capital, World Film Locations: Athens takes readers to film locations in the central historical district with excursions to the periphery of Athens—popular neighborhoods, poor suburbs, and slums often represented in postwar neorealist films—and then on to garden cities and upper class suburbs, especially those... more...

  • World Film Locationsby Alberto Zambenedetti

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    Florence, with its rich history, privileged place in the canon of Western art, and long-standing relationship with the moving image, is a cinematic city equal to Venice or Rome. World Film Locations: Florence explores the city as it is manifested in the minds of filmmakers and filmgoers. more...

  • World Film Locationsby Duncan Petrie; Lorenzo Codelli

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    A vibrant city and country nestled at the foot of the Malaysian peninsula, Singapore has long been a crossroads, a stopping point, and a cultural hub where goods, inventions, and ideas are shared and traded. more...

  • Abjection and Representationby Rina Arya

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Abjection and Representation is a theoretical investigation of the concept of abjection as expounded by Julia Kristeva in Powers of Horror (1982) and its application in various fields including the visual arts, film and literature. It examines the complexity of the concept and its significance as a cultural category. more...

  • Hitchcock's Starsby Lesley L. Coffin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    After making a name for himself in his native England, Alfred Hitchcock was drawn to the U.S. in 1939, where he had unprecedented access to all of the riches the Hollywood studios had to offer. From set designers to cinematographers, Hitchcock could draw from the elite personnel behind the camera. But his choice of on-screen talent was an even greater... more...

  • Marx at the Moviesby Ewa Mazierska; Lars Kristensen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Marx and the Moving Image approaches cinema from a Marxist perspective. It argues that the supposed 'end of history', marked by the comprehensive triumph of capitalism and the 'end of cinema', calls for revisiting Marx's writings in order to analyse film theories, histories and practices. more...