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  • The Pleasure and Pain of Cult Horror Filmsby Bartlomiej Paszylk

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 49.95

    The horror genre harbors a number of films too bold or bizarre to succeed with mainstream audiences, but offering unique, startling and often groundbreaking qualities that have won them an enduring following. Beginning with Victor Sjostrom's The Phantom Carriage in 1921, this book tracks the evolution and influence of underground cult horror over... more...

  • 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...

  • Fathers and Sons in Cinemaby Gershon Reiter

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    Popular American films are replete with story lines which involve the father-son relationship, often as the pivotal conflict or dragon which a hero must overcome to achieve success. Sometimes these conflicts are straightforward; other times they are projections of the central character's unconscious becoming conscious--in essence a modern form... more...

  • Poe Evermoreby David Huckvale

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Edgar Allan Poe exerted a profound influence on many aspects of 20th-century culture, and continues to inspire composers, filmmakers, writers and artists. Popularly thought of as a "horror" writer, Poe was also a philosophical aesthete, a satirist, a hoaxer, a psychologist and a prophet of the anxieties and preoccupations of the modern world.... more...

  • The Creation of the Cowboy Heroby Jeremy Agnew

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    As business interests have commercialized the American West and publishers and studios have created a compelling image of the West, the expectations of readers and moviegoers have influenced public perception of the cowboy as a hero figure. This book describes the evolution of the Western cowboy hero as a mythic persona created and propagated by dime... more...

  • Victorians on Screenby Iris Kleinecke-Bates

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Victorians on Screen investigates the representation of the Victorian age on British television from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. Structured around key areas of enquiry specific to British television, it avoids a narrow focus on genre by instead taking a thematic approach and exploring notions of authenticity, realism and identity. more...

  • Fairy Tale and Filmby Sue Short

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Sue Short examines how fairy tale tropes have been reworked in contemporary film, identifying familiar themes in a range of genres ? including rom coms, crime films and horror ? and noting key similarities and differences between the source narratives and their offspring. more...

  • In Glorious Technicolorby Francine Stock

    Random House 2011; US$ 25.01

    At the end of the nineteenth century, audiences were enthralled by the flickering image of an oncoming train in a Lumière Brothers' short film; more than a hundred years later the immersive fantasy of Avatar enveloped audiences around the globe. Film is a communal dream in which our fears and fantasies are revealed, often to startling... 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...

  • The Star Machineby Jeanine Basinger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95

    From one of our most distinguished film scholars, comes a rich, penetrating, amusing book about the golden age of movies and how the studios worked to manufacture stars. With revelatory insights and delightful asides, Jeanine Basinger shows us how the studio ?star machine? worked when it worked, how it failed when it didn't, and how irrelevant it... more...