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  • 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...

  • Fantasy of Modernityby Aarti Wani

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Looks at the role of love in 1950s Bombay cinema in terms of its cultural function and its social significance. more...

  • Watching the Worldby Thomas Austin

    Manchester University Press 2013; 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 studies... more...

  • Falling in Love Againby Stacey Abbott; Deborah Jermyn

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Romantic comedy has long been a mainstay of the movies, from the classic screwballs of the 1930s, through Woody Allen’s ‘nervous comedies’ of The 1970s, to the current great Hollywood revival, featuring such movies as 'Maid in Manhattan' and 'Lost in Translation'; yet rom-coms have often struggled to be taken seriously.This original anthology from... more...

  • Repentanceby Denise J. Youngblood

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 14.95

    Tengiz Abuladze’s allegorical film, made in Georgia, is the best-known movie of the perestroika and glasnost years. With its outspoken and controversial reference to the Stalin years and Stalin’s place in the Soviet psyche, Repentance was originally shelved but eventually released in 1986 to widespread popular and critical acclaim. more...

  • Horror Zoneby Ian Conrich

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    Robin Wood has noted that horror ‘has consistently been one of the most popular and, at the same time, the most disreputable of Hollywood genres’.Horror is still immensely popular but its assimilation into our culture continues apace. In Horror Zone, leading international writers on horror take horror into the world outside cinema screens to explore... more...

  • Grande Illusion, Laby Martin O'Shaughnessy

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    Directed by the great Jean Renoir, 'La Grande Illusion' (1937) is the finest of all anti-war films and a cinematic masterwork. Other films oppose war by showing its horror. Renoir’s film holds the horror at arm’s length to give us a clearer view of it. A prisoner-of-war drama, with brilliant performances from leading stars of its period, including... more...

  • The Godfather Effectby Tom Santopietro

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 6.79

    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 Godfather... more...

  • What is Film Noir?by William Park

    Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • Reel Terrorby David Konow

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 13.29

    From the author of the definitive heavy metal history, Bang Your Head, a behind-the-scenes look a century of horror films Reel Terror is a love letter to the wildly popular yet still misunderstood genre that churns out blockbusters and cult classics year after year. From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Paranormal Activity, Konow explores its... more...