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  • Classical Masculinity and the Spectacular Body on Filmby Daniel O'Brien

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The muscle-bound male body is a perennial feature of classically-inflected action cinema. This book reassesses these films as a cinematic form, focusing on the depiction of heroic masculinity. In particular, Hercules in his many incarnations has greatly influenced popular cultural interpretations of manliness and the exaggerated male form. more...

  • Adaptation, Authorship, and Contemporary Women Filmmakersby Shelley Cobb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    A lively discussion of costume dramas to women's films, Shelley Cobb investigates the practice of adaptation in contemporary films made by women. The figure of the woman author comes to the fore as a key site for the representation of women's agency and the authority of the woman filmmaker. more...

  • Adaptation, Authorship, and Contemporary Women Filmmakersby Shelley Cobb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    A lively discussion of costume dramas to women's films, Shelley Cobb investigates the practice of adaptation in contemporary films made by women. The figure of the woman author comes to the fore as a key site for the representation of women's agency and the authority of the woman filmmaker. 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...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classic Moviesby Lee Pfeiffer

    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...

  • 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...

  • Coen Brothers - Virgin Filmby Eddie Robson

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 13.60

    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...

  • The Godfather Effectby Tom Santopietro

    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.... more...

  • Reel Terrorby David Konow

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    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... more...

  • S/trek Ds9 Legend Of The Ferengiby Ira Steven Behr

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    "Once you have their money, never give it back." -- #1 "Anything worth doing is worth doing for money." -- #13 For centuries these and the other famous Ferengi "Rules of Acquisition' have been the guiding principles of the galaxy's most successful entrepreneurs. But the wisdom behind them was not won without a high cost in lives and latnium. Now... more...