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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 7.39
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...
- Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 39.99
What is Film Noir? surveys the various theories of film noir, defines film noir, and explains how the genre relates to the style and the period in which noir was created. It also provides a very useful theory of genre and how it relates to film study. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 14.24
From the author of the definitive heavy metal history, Bang Your Head, a behind-the-scenes look a century of horror films Reel Terror is a love letter to the wildly popular yet still misunderstood genre that churns out blockbusters and cult classics year after year. From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Paranormal Activity, Konow explores its... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 27.18
It is unusual to come across a life so rich in varied experiences as the one that Bijoya Ray, wife and constant companion to the renowned film-maker Satyajit Ray, has lived. Despite being closely related, Satyajit??Manik? to his friends and family?and Bijoya fell in love and embarked on a life together years before Ray?s groundbreaking film Pather... more...
- Rough Guides Ltd 2012; Not Available
Celebrate the centurys' finest movies in The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema , a lavishly illustrated homage to the world's best movies of this new era of cinema. The best 101 films: a run down of the finest films of the millenium from Hollywood blockbusters to indie gems. The hottest stars: features on the up and coming actors and actresses... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95
For fervid or feverish film professionals and buffs, there is a term--"Kitchen Sink movies"--referring to films that take severe-angle turns at unexpected moments, where a filmmaker will borrow from across the artistic spectrum to create a wild, disorienting ride. They are what this book is about. Throwing marketing reports and box-office... more...