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History & Criticism

  • The Genius of the Systemby Thomas Schatz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 30.99

    At a time when the studio is making a stunning comeback, film historian Thomas Schatz provides an indispensable account of Hollywood's tradional blend of business and art. This book lays to rest the persistent myth that businesspeople and producers stifle artistic talent and reveals instead the genius of a system of collaboration and conflict. Working... more...

  • Shooting the Moonby Brian Willems

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    The first book to examine the multiple and contradictory strategies for putting the moon on film. more...

  • Great British Moviesby Don Shiach

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    Which British movies are the best that this country has produced? In this volume Don Shiach encapsulates the peaks of the British film achievement from the beginning of the sound era to the first decade of the 21st century. The giant figures of the 1930s, Alfred Hitchcock and Alexander Korda, set a standard for the domestic film industry in its attempt... more...

  • Orphans of the Eastby Constantin Parvulescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films... more...

  • Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Filmby Carol J. Clover; Carol J. Clover

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    From its first publication in 1992, Men, Women, and Chain Saws has offered a groundbreaking perspective on the creativity and influence of horror cinema since the mid-1970s. Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks in particular at slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films. Although such movies have been traditionally... more...

  • Screening Post-1989 Chinaby Wing Shan Ho

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This unique book investigates the tug-of-war between the free market economy and authoritative state regulation in Chinese TV and film culture after 1989. more...

  • The Horror of It Allby Adam Rockoff

    Scribner 2015; Not Available

    Pop culture history meets blood-soaked memoir as a horror film aficionado and screenwriter recalls a life spent watching blockbuster slasher films, cult classics, and everything in between. Horror films have simultaneously captivated and terrified audiences for generations, racking up billions of dollars at the box office and infusing our nightmares... more...

  • The Horror of It Allby Adam Rockoff

    Scribner 2015; US$ 24.00

    Pop culture history meets blood-soaked memoir as a horror film aficionado and screenwriter recalls a life spent watching blockbuster slasher films, cult classics, and everything in between. Horror films have simultaneously captivated and terrified audiences for generations, racking up billions of dollars at the box office and infusing our nightmares... more...

  • The Horror of It Allby Adam Rockoff

    Scribner 2015; Not Available

    Pop culture history meets blood-soaked memoir as a horror film aficionado and screenwriter recalls a life spent watching blockbuster slasher films, cult classics, and everything in between. Horror films have simultaneously captivated and terrified audiences for generations, racking up billions of dollars at the box office and infusing our nightmares... more...

  • The Ancients and the Postmodernsby Fredric Jameson

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 34.95

    Fredric Jameson sweeps from the Renaissance to The Wire High modernism is now as far from us as antiquity was for the Renaissance. Such is the premise of Fredric Jameson?s major new work in which modernist works, this time in painting (Rubens) and music (Wagner and Mahler), are pitted against late-modernist ones (in film) as well as a variety... more...