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  • Watching the Worldby Thomas Austin

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    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 studies... more...

  • 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...

  • Some Kind of Heroby Matthew Field; Ajay Chowdhury

    The History Press 2015; US$ 8.75

    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...

  • Keep Watching the Skies!by Bill Warren; Bill Thomas

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 145.00

    Long recognized as the definitive reference work on the hundreds of science fiction movies that from 1950 through 1962 terrified and fascinated a generation with zombified teenagers, robots, invading aliens and monsters of every kind, Bill Warren's Keep Watching the Skies! is greatly expanded in this 21st Century Edition. With new entries on several... more...

  • Spanish Horror Filmby Antonio Lázaro-Reboll

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Spanish Horror Film is the first in-depth exploration of the genre in Spain from the 'horror boom' of the late 1960s and early 1970s to the most recent production in the current renaissance of Spanish genre cinema, through a study of its production, circulation, regulation and consumption. The examination of this rich cinematic tradition is... more...

  • Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinemaby James MacDowell

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The Hollywood ‘happy ending’ has long been considered among the most famous and standardised features in the whole of narrative filmmaking. Yet, while ceaselessly invoked, this notorious device has received barely any detailed attention from the field of film studies. This book is thus the first in-depth examination of one of the most overused... more...

  • The New Neapolitan Cinemaby Alex Marlow-Mann

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Vito and the Others (1991), Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician (1992) and Libera (1993), the debuts of three young Neapolitan filmmakers, stood out dramatically from the landscape of Italian cinema in the early 1990s. On the back of their critical success, over the next decade and a half, Naples became a thriving centre for film production.In this... more...

  • Contemporary Action Cinemaby Lisa Purse

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • The New Extremism in Cinemaby Tanya C. Horeck; Tina Kendall

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

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