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  • Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinemaby James MacDowell

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The Hollywood ‘happy ending’ has long been considered among the most famous and standardised features in the whole of narrative filmmaking. Yet, while ceaselessly invoked, this notorious device has received barely any detailed attention from the field of film studies. This book is thus the first in-depth examination of one of the most overused... more...

  • The New Neapolitan Cinemaby Alex Marlow-Mann

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Vito and the Others (1991), Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician (1992) and Libera (1993), the debuts of three young Neapolitan filmmakers, stood out dramatically from the landscape of Italian cinema in the early 1990s. On the back of their critical success, over the next decade and a half, Naples became a thriving centre for film production.In this... more...

  • Contemporary Action Cinemaby Lisa Purse

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Action cinema is a popular and familiar form which reflects the cultural, industrial and historical landscape from which it emerges. Lisa Purse analyses the genre's pleasures and complexities in the light of both its cinematic history and the latest critical debates. Focussing on action cinema of the 2000s, this book explores issues of visual style,... more...

  • The New Extremism in Cinemaby Tanya C. Horeck; Tina Kendall

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Explosive images of sex and violence in films by directors such as Catherine Breillat, Gaspar Noé, Michael Haneke and Lars von Trier have attracted media attention for the ways in which they seek to shock and provoke the spectator into powerful affective and visceral responses.This first collection of essays devoted to the new extremism in contemporary... more...

  • Heritage Film Audiencesby Claire Monk

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    The concept of 'heritage cinema' is now firmly established as an influential - as well as much-debated and contested - critical framework for the discussion of period or historical representation in film, most prominently with reference to British heritage and post-heritage film successes since the 1980s, but also to comparable examples from... more...

  • Falling in Love Againby Stacey Abbott; Deborah Jermyn

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Romantic comedy has long been a mainstay of the movies, from the classic screwballs of the 1930s, through Woody Allen?s ?nervous comedies? of The 1970s, to the current great Hollywood revival, featuring such movies as 'Maid in Manhattan' and 'Lost in Translation'; yet rom-coms have often struggled to be taken seriously._x000D__x000D_This original... more...

  • Repentanceby Denise J. Youngblood

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 14.95

    Tengiz Abuladze?s allegorical film, made in Georgia, is the best-known movie of the perestroika and glasnost years. With its outspoken and controversial reference to the Stalin years and Stalin?s place in the Soviet psyche, Repentance was originally shelved but eventually released in 1986 to widespread popular and critical acclaim. more...

  • Horror Zoneby Ian Conrich

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    Robin Wood has noted that horror ?has consistently been one of the most popular and, at the same time, the most disreputable of Hollywood genres?._x000D_Horror is still immensely popular but its assimilation into our culture continues apace. In Horror Zone, leading international writers on horror take horror into the world outside cinema screens to... more...

  • Grande Illusion, Laby Martin O'Shaughnessy

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    Directed by the great Jean Renoir, 'La Grande Illusion' (1937) is the finest of all anti-war films and a cinematic masterwork. Other films oppose war by showing its horror. Renoir?s film holds the horror at arm?s length to give us a clearer view of it. A prisoner-of-war drama, with brilliant performances from leading stars of its period, including... more...

  • The Godfather Effectby Tom Santopietro

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 35.99

    A brilliant examination of our forty year obsession with the classic film trilogy?and a personal reflection on what it means to be Italian-American Forty years and one billion dollars in gross box office receipts after the initial release of The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola's masterful trilogy continues to fascinate viewers old and new. The Godfather... more...