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  • 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...

  • Art of Script Editingby Karol Griffiths

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    A clear, insightful and sensitive look at the work of script editors and screen writers' - Hossein Amini: writer of Drive and director of The Two Faces of January. The Art of Script Editing provides a comprehensive overview of this vital role, examining its responsibilities and functions during all stages of the development process, both in film and... 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...

  • For the Love of the Archersby Beth Miller

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2015; US$ 8.99

    Have you ever wondered? ? Why did listeners campaign to 'Free the Ambridge One'? ? How many of the Horrobins have spent time at Her Majesty?s pleasure? ? Who fell to his untimely death from the roof of Lower Loxley Hall one stormy January night? For the answers to all these questions and many more, dive into this fascinating miscellany and become... more...

  • Male Anxiety and Psychopathology in Filmby Andrea Bini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The most popular film genre during the golden years of Italian cinema, the Comedy Italian Style emerged after the fall of the Facist regime, narrating the identity crisis of many Italian men. Exploring the birth, growth, and decline of this genre, Bini shows this notable style was the search for a new role in the shattered postwar middle class. more...

  • The Revolting Child in Horror Cinemaby Andrew Scahill

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The monstrous child is the allegorical queer child in various formations of horror cinema: the child with a secret, the child 'possessed' by Otherness, the changeling child, the terrible gang. This book explores the possibilities of 'not growing up' as a model for a queer praxis that confronts the notion of heternormative maturity. more...

  • Hitchcock & the Anxiety of Authorshipby Leslie H. Abramson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    How are issues of authorship engaged by and dynamized within the films of Alfred Hitchcock? Abramson interrogates his oeuvre as an extended, ever shifting meditation on the authorial conflicts endemic to the conditions and processes of cinema production, exhibition, and reception. more...

  • Edwardians on Screenby Katherine Byrne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book explores television's current fascination with the Edwardian era. By exploring popular period dramas such as Downton Abbey , it examines how the early twentieth century is represented on our screens, and what these shows tell us about class, gender and politics, both past and present. more...

  • Filming the Body in Crisisby Davina Quinlivan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    How does film affect the way we understand crises of the body and mind and how does it manifest other kinds of crises levelled at the spectator? This book offers vital scholarly analysis of the embodied nature of film viewing and the ways in which film deals with the question of loss, the healing body and its material registering of trauma. more...