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  • Shot/Countershotby Lucy Fischer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Do films made by women comprise a "counter-cinema" radically different from the dominant tradition? Feminist film critics contend that women filmmakers do present from a distinctive vision, or "countershot," and Lucy Fischer argues persuasively for this view. In rich detail this book relates the idea of a counter-cinema to theories of intertextuality... more...

  • How to Watch a Movieby David Thomson

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 14.66

    From one of the most admired critics of our time, brilliant insights into the act of watching movies and an enlightening discussion about how to derive more from any film experience. Since first publishing his landmark Biographical Dictionary of Film in 1975 (now in its sixth edition), David Thomson has been one of the most trusted authorities on... more...

  • Watching the Worldby Thomas Austin

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 18.99

    Screen documentary has experienced a marked rise in visibility and popularity in recent years. What are the reasons for the so-called 'boom' in documentaries at the cinema? How has television documentary met the challenge of new formats? And how do audiences engage with documentaries on screen? Watching the world extends the reach of documentary... more...

  • Slasher Filmsby Kent Byron Armstrong

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    The slasher film genre got its start in the early 1960s with filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock Psycho and Michael Powell Peeping Tom making provocative mainstream films, but it is most associated with the late 1970s and the releases of Halloween and Friday the 13th. They have been frightening and thrilling audiences ever since with their bloody scenes... more...

  • Western Film Highlightsby Henryk Hoffmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    Westerns may have had their heyday, but they remain popular. The greatest films from 1914, when The Squaw Man and The Virginian were among the genre's best, through 2001, when American Outlaws and Texas Rangers were tops, are the subject of this work. For each year, the author names the outstanding western films in the following categories: picture,... more...

  • Some Kind of Heroby Matthew Field; Ajay Chowdhury

    The History Press 2015; US$ 36.46

    For over 50 years, Albert R Broccoli's Eon Productions has navigated the ups and downs of the volatile British film industry, enduring both critical wrath and acclaim in equal measure for its now legendary James Bond series. Latterly, this family-run business has been crowned with box office gold and recognised by motion picture academies around the... more...

  • Introduction to Video Productionby Ronald Compesi; Jaime Gomez

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.95

    Written in a clear, non-technical manner, Introduction to Video Production focuses on the fundamental principles of video production and the technologies used in production. This book discusses video aesthetics, technologies, and production practice in a clear and concise manner. It also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and planning in the... more...

  • Video Field Production and Editingby Ronald Compesi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 132.95

    Video Field Production and Editing concentrates on video techniques and technology appropriate for "small scale" single-camera electronic field production (EFP) and electronic news gathering (ENG). This book offers the latest material on new digital field recording and editing technologies and is written in a concise, non-technical, user-friendly... more...

  • Design for Motionby Austin Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Plumb the depths of core motion design fundamentals and harness the essential techniques of this diverse and innovative medium. Combine basic art and design principles with creative storytelling to create compelling style frames, design boards, and motion design projects. Here, in one volume, Austin Shaw covers all the principles any serious motion... more...

  • A Short History of Filmby Wheeler Winston Dixon; Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 26.95

    The history of international cinema is now available in a concise, conveniently sized, and affordable volume. Succinct yet comprehensive, A Short History of Film provides an accessible overview of the major movements, directors, studios, and genres from the 1880s to the present. More than 250 rare stills and illustrations accompany the text, ... more...