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- Random House 2011; US$ 27.60
At the end of the nineteenth century, audiences were enthralled by the flickering image of an oncoming train in a Lumière 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...
- Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 32.00
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...
- Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 40.00
The concept of 'heritage cinema' is now firmly established as an influential - as well as much-debated and contested - critical framework for the discussion of period or historical representation in film, most prominently with reference to British heritage and 'post-heritage' film successes since the 1980s, but also to comparable examples... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 37.00
Explosive images of sex and violence in films by directors such as Catherine Breillat, Gaspar Noe, 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 49.95
The horror genre harbors a number of films too bold or bizarre to succeed with mainstream audiences, but offering unique, startling and often groundbreaking qualities that have won them an enduring following. Beginning with Victor Sjostrom's The Phantom Carriage in 1921, this book tracks the evolution and influence of underground cult horror over... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95
Master classic and cutting-edge Foley techniques that will allow you to create rich, convincing sound for any medium, be it film, television, radio, podcasts, animation, or games. In The Foley Grail, Second Edition award-winning Foley artist Vanessa Theme Ament teaches you how Foley is designed, crafted, and edited for any project, right down... 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...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 31.00
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?._x000D_ 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... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 29.00
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._x000D_ _x000D_ This original... more...