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- 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...
- Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 18.99
Screen documentary has experienced a marked rise in visibility and popularity in recent years. What are the reasons for the so-called 'boom' in documentaries at the cinema? How has television documentary met the challenge of new formats? And how do audiences engage with documentaries on screen? Watching the world extends the reach of documentary... more...
- Random House Australia 2015; US$ 24.88
The recent arrest in New Orleans and the HBO documentary The Jinx - scheduled to air on Fox in Australia in May - have put Robert Durst back in the headlines. Here, from the first reporter to access Durst's NYPD files, is the authoritative account of a decades-long criminal odyssey-the very book found in Durst's own apartment when it was searched... more...
- DK Publishing 2006; US$ 18.95
Sit back, grab some popcorn, and let the credits roll. The Complete Idiot's GuideŽ to Classic Movies provides comprehensive information on the best classic films from the silent era up through 1969, cross-referenced several different ways for easy access. Also contains fun, "insider" trivia and facts about the movies, the stars, and factors... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 30.38
At the end of the nineteenth century, audiences were enthralled by the flickering image of an oncoming train in a Lumičre 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 26.99
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... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99
Even the most ardent fans of It?s a Wonderful Life will be surprised and delighted by the insightful discussions of film details, cast anecdotes, curiosities, and gaffes found in this charming guide. Providing a fresh perspective, this companion includes a handy film chronology and an overview of the plot, a complete breakdown of the musical score,... more...
- Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 32.99
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...