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History & Criticism

  • Hitchcock Lost and Foundby Alain Kerzoncuf; Charles Barr; Philip French

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Known as the celebrated director of critical and commercial successes such as Psycho (1960) and The Birds (1963), Alfred Hitchcock is famous for his distinctive visual style and signature motifs. While recent books and articles discussing his life and work focus on the production and philosophy of his iconic Hollywood-era films like Notorious... more...

  • Alistair Cooke at the Moviesby Alistair Cooke

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A wonderful entertainment that reflects Alistair Cooke?s love affair with cinema, from his early days as a film critic to his iconic role as the host of Masterpiece Theatre Humphrey Bogart, Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, and Marilyn Monroe are just a few of the stars profiled, along with many directors, in this sparkling and... more...

  • A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Filmby Alexandra Juhasz; Alisa Lebow

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film presents a collection of original essays that explore major issues surrounding the state of current documentary films and their capacity to inspire and effect change.  Presents a comprehensive collection of essays relating to all aspects of contemporary documentary films Includes nearly 30 original... more...

  • Blind Spots - eine Filmgeschichte der Blindheit vom frühen Stummfilm bis in die Gegenwartby Alexandra Tacke

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 50.00

    Charlie Chaplin, Luis Bunuel, Lars von Trier, Takeshi Kitano: Das Thema Blindheit zieht sich durch die ganze Filmgeschichte. Den blinden Protagonisten kommen dabei ganz unterschiedliche Funktionen zu. Zum einen werden durch sie die spezifischen Wahrnehmungsmöglichkeiten des Kinos, technische Neuerungen (wie z.B. vom Stumm- zum Tonfilm) reflektiert;... more...

  • Reel Photosby Wendy Sterba

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book focuses on the role of photographs embedded in specific films to look at how we understand images. The book also explores how the viewer?s perceptions of the photos are vital to the understanding and interpretation of each of the films discussed. more...

  • Studies in Medievalism XXIVby Karl Fugelso; Vincent Ferré; Alicia C. Montoya

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the middle ages. more...

  • The Sound of Music Storyby Tom Santopietro

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    On March 2, 1965, "The Sound of Music" was released in the United States and the love affair between moviegoers and the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was on. Rarely has a film captured the love and imagination of the moviegoing public in the way that "The Sound of Music" did as it blended history, music, Austrian location filming, heartfelt... more...

  • Film Analysisby Bert Cardullo

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95

    Film Analysis: A Casebook offers an accessibleintroduction to film analysis through close readings of 25historically significant films from around the world. Features a geographically diverse selection of films anddirectors, with representation from 20 different countries Covers many of the central films treated in today?scinema courses, and... more...

  • A Kim Jong-Il Productionby Paul Fischer

    Flatiron Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Conceiving every movie made, he acted as producer and screenwriter. Despite this control, he was underwhelmed by the available talent and took drastic steps, ordering the kidnapping of Choi Eun-Hee (Madam Choi)--South Korea's... more...

  • Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhoodby Kristen Hatch

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In the 1930s, Shirley Temple was heralded as ?America?s sweetheart,? and she remains the icon of wholesome American girlhood, but Temple?s films strike many modern viewers as perverse.  Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhood  examines her early career in the context of the history of girlhood and considers how Temple?s star image emerged out... more...