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  • 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...

  • Watching the Worldby Thomas Austin

    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...

  • 3D Cinemaby Miriam Ross

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    'Covering the optical and illusory quality of 3D from its Victorian beginnings to its new digital dominance, Ross presents a new critical perspective on 3D that should be required reading for anyone in the field.' - Keith M. Johnston, University of East Anglia, UK  'With 3D Cinema Miriam Ross has finally written the book I've been waiting for someone... more...

  • A History of 1970s Experimental Filmby Patti Gaal-Holmes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    "Patti Gaal-Holmes's book offers a comprehensive, informative and readable survey of the creative innovations of experimental filmmakers working in Britain in the 1970s which places their work in key historical, political and socio-cultural contexts. What is particularly impressive here is the balance between Gaal-Holmes's passionate love of experimental... more...

  • The Fascination of Film Violenceby Henry Bacon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Henry Bacon is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Previously he worked as a research fellow at the Finnish Film Archive, where he also acted as project manager in charge of designing a national radio and television archive. more...

  • Classical Myth on Screenby Monica S. Cyrino; Meredith E. Safran

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    "Hollywood and art-house movies use classical mythology as a means of thinking about contemporary preoccupations. Classical Myth on Screen is a fresh and energetic look at myth in the movies, with new insights on myth, gender, and religion, as well as the processes of cinematic myth-making. There are many delights in this collection; I will never... 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...

  • Coen Brothers - Virgin Filmby Eddie Robson

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    Joel and Ethan Coen make up one of the most original and unconventional movie-making partnerships to come out of America at the end of the 20th century. From their debut tour de force Blood Simple to the hugely acclaimed The Man Who Wasn't There , the brothers' films have attracted critical kudos and commercial success in equal measure due to... more...