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  • Film Studies: An Introductionby Warren Buckland

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 16.60

    An unpretentious guide for all those who want to learn to analyse, understand and evaluate films. Film Studies: An Introduction provides an overview of the key areas in film studies, including aesthetics, narrative, genre, documentary films and the secrets of film reviewing. From Hitchcock and Tarantino to Spielberg and Bigelow, you will gain... more...

  • Film Studies: An Introductionby Warren Buckland

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    An unpretentious guide for all those who want to learn to analyse, understand and evaluate films. Film Studies: An Introduction provides an overview of the key areas in film studies, including aesthetics, narrative, genre, documentary films and the secrets of film reviewing. From Hitchcock and Tarantino to Spielberg and Bigelow, you will gain... more...

  • Film Studies: An Introductionby Warren Buckland

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    An unpretentious guide for all those who want to learn to analyse, understand and evaluate films. Film Studies: An Introduction provides an overview of the key areas in film studies, including aesthetics, narrative, genre, documentary films and the secrets of film reviewing. From Hitchcock and Tarantino to Spielberg and Bigelow, you will gain... more...

  • My Fair Ladiesby Julie Wosk

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Taking us on a fascinating tour across a wide variety of media, from sci-fi films to underwear ads, My Fair Ladies introduces us to a bevy of lifelike, manmade women, from automatons to artificial intelligent robots. Julie Wosk considers how this figure of the ?perfect woman? has come to embody not only fantasies, but also fears about gender and... more...

  • My Fair Ladiesby Julie Wosk

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Taking us on a fascinating tour across a wide variety of media, from sci-fi films to underwear ads, My Fair Ladies introduces us to a bevy of lifelike, manmade women, from automatons to artificial intelligent robots. Julie Wosk considers how this figure of the ?perfect woman? has come to embody not only fantasies, but also fears about gender and... more...

  • The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realismby Hermann Kappelhoff

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Hermann Kappelhoff casts the evolution of cinema as an ongoing struggle to relate audiences to their historical moment. Appreciating cinema?s unique ability to bind concrete living conditions to individual experience (which existing political institutions cannot), he reads films by Sergei Eisenstein and Pedro Almodóvar, by the New Objectivity and... more...

  • Images of Blood in American Cinemaby Dr Kjetil Rødje

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Through studying images of blood in film from the mid-1950s to the end of the 1960s, this path-breaking book explores how blood as an (audio)visual cinematic element went from predominately operating as a signifier, providing audiences with information about a film?s plot and characters, to increasingly operating in terms of affect, potentially evoking... more...

  • In Conversation with Cinematographersby David A. Ellis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    This is a collection of interviews with some of the most significant British cinematographers of the last 30 years. The subject included here discuss their craft and recount their experiences working on some of the most notable films of the last few decades, including Anna Karenina, Atonement , The Avengers, Casino Royale, The Cider House Rules... more...

  • Selling Sex on Screenby Karen A. Ritzenhoff; Catriona McAvoy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    The volume explores contemporary and historical films about ?marked women? in various national cinema traditions. The essays focus on the depictions of prostitution and promiscuity in visual media from Silent Film in America to Weimar Cinema in Germany, the Golden Years in Hollywood, to the present. The book also touches on the Western genre, exploitation... more...

  • Marxism and Film Activismby Ewa Mazierska; Lars Kristensen

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    In  Theses on Feuerbach , Marx writes, "The philosophers have only interpreted the world differently; the point is to change it." This collection examines how filmmakers have tried to change the world by engaging in emancipatory politics through their work, and how audiences have received them. It presents a wide spectrum of case studies, covering... more...