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  • Contemporary Action Cinemaby Lisa Purse

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • Heritage Film Audiencesby Claire Monk

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 38.99

    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... more...

  • The New Extremism in Cinemaby Tanya Horeck; Tina Kendall

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 36.99

    Explosive images of sex and violence in films by directors such as Catherine Breillat, Gaspar Noe, 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...

  • 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...

  • Revolutionary Mexico on Filmby Bob Herzberg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 49.95

    Drawing on studio files, newspaper critiques, internet sources and scholarly studies of Mexican cinema, this critical history focuses on film depictions, in Hollywood and in Mexico, of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and the era of Benito Juarez. Mexico's political and military battles of are discussed in detail, and contrasted with the film industry's... more...

  • Broadchurch: Old Friends (Story 3)by Chris Chibnall; Erin Kelly

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    An official and original short story to be read after watching episode three of Broadchurch : Series Two. Containing completely new material not available anywhere else, this is a must-read for all fans of the show. The third in a collection of eight short stories to run alongside the second series of ITV's BAFTA award-winning show, Broadchurch... more...

  • Broadchurch: Over the Side (Story 4)by Chris Chibnall; Erin Kelly

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    An official and original short story to be read after watching episode four of Broadchurch : Series Two. Containing completely new material not available anywhere else, this is a must-read for all fans of the show. The fourth in a collection of eight short stories to run alongside the second series of ITV's BAFTA award-winning show, Broadchurch... more...

  • Broadchurch: Protection (Story 5)by Chris Chibnall; Erin Kelly

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    An official and original short story to be read after watching episode five of Broadchurch : Series Two. Containing completely new material not available anywhere else, this is a must-read for all fans of the show. The fifth in a collection of eight short stories to run alongside the second series of ITV's BAFTA award-winning show, Broadchurch... more...