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History & Criticism

  • House Fullby Lakshmi Srinivas

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 37.50

    India is the largest producer and consumer of feature films in the world, far outstripping Hollywood in the number of movies released and tickets sold every year. Cinema quite simply dominates Indian popular culture, and has for many decades exerted an influence that extends from clothing trends to music tastes to everyday conversations, which are... more...

  • The Hero Maker: A Biography of Paul Brickhillby Stephen Dando-Collins

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 24.08

    The Dam Busters , The Great Escape and Reach for the Sky were all written by Paul Brickhill, an Australian hero of WWII. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth and the 25th anniversary of his death. It was 1956 and the writer from Sydney's lower North Shore had every reason to feel blessed. Former journalist Paul Brickhill was the highest-earning... more...

  • Smutty Little Moviesby Peter Alilunas

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    In the late 1970s, the adult film industry began the transition from celluloid to home video. Smutty Little Movies traces this change and examines the cultural and legal efforts to regulate, contain, limit, or eradicate pornography. Drawing on a wide variety of materials, Smutty Little Movies de-centers the film text in favor of industry histories... more...

  • Hollywood in Crisis or: The Collapse of the Realby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book discusses the collapse and transformation of the Hollywood movie machine in the twenty-first century, and the concomitant social collapse being felt in nearly every aspect of society. Winston Wheeler Dixon examines key works in cinema from the era of late-stage capitalists, analyzing Hollywood films and the current wave of cinema developed... more...

  • Mothers, Comrades, and Outcasts in East German Women's Filmby Jennifer L. Creech

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 37.99

    Mothers, Comrades, and Outcasts in East German Women's Film merges feminist film theory and cultural history in an investigation of "women?s films" that span the last two decades of the former East Germany. Jennifer L. Creech explores the ways in which these films functioned as an alternative public sphere where official ideologies of socialist progress... more...

  • Hollywood Sound Design and Moviesound Newsletter: A Case Study of the End of the Analog Ageby David Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    As film students and younger fans experience "Big Hollywood Sound" in Imax presentations and digital theaters, many are also discovering action and adventure movies made well before they were born. There is a legacy to be enjoyed in the sound of these films: Blockbuster movies of the ?80?s, and ?90?s are notable for the extraordinarily dramatic impact... more...

  • Le vent se lève de Miyazaki Hayaoby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Une fiche de référence sur Le vent se lève , un chef-d'oeuvre de Miyazaki Hayao. « Le vent se lève ! il faut tenter de vivre ! » Ce vers du Cimetière marin de Paul Valéry est cité à plusieurs reprises (en français) dans ce qui sera ? le cinéaste l?a annoncé ? le dernier long-métrage de Miyazaki Hayao. Un ouvrage conçu par des spécialistes... more...

  • Épouses et concubines de Zhang Yimouby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Une fiche de référence sur Épouses et concubines , un chef-d'oeuvre de Zhang Yimou. Ce film, et le précédent de Zhang, Ju Dou , sont sortis immédiatement après le massacre de la place Tiananmen (1989). Il est symptomatique d'une société où le degré de censure était extraordinairement élevé que l'on ait voulu voir, dans ces histoires de femmes... more...

  • À tombeau ouvert de Martin Scorseseby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Une fiche de référence sur À tombeau ouvert , un chef-d'oeuvre de Martin Scorsese. Sous l'effet d'une drogue, Frank voit des morts sortir du macadam ; l'ambulancier baptiste Marcus pratique une « résurrection » (revival) ; le possédé Noel est assoiffé parce qu'il « revient du désert » ; le couple hispanique, dont la femme se nomme Maria, a conçu... more...

  • Yi Yi d'Edward Yangby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Une fiche de référence sur Yi Yi , un chef-d'oeuvre d'Edward Yang. Le titre du film en suggère l'esprit. En chinois, l'idéogramme « Yi » signifie « un » et s'inscrit comme le premier mot dans un dictionnaire. Représenté au générique par deux courtes barres horizontales, très légèrement ondulées et superposées, « Yi Yi » pourrait se traduire par... more...