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  • The Pleasure and Pain of Cult Horror Filmsby Bartlomiej Paszylk

    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...

  • 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...

  • Body Gothicby Xavier Aldana Reyes

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 160.00

    Body Gothic assesses the role and relevance of corporeal transgression in literature and film of the last three decades, from splatterpunk and body horror to torture porn and surgical horror. more...

  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universeby Chris Taylor

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    Why do most people know what an Ewok is, even if they haven't seen Return of the Jedi? How have Star Wars action figures come to outnumber human beings? How did 'Jedi' become an officially recognised religion? When did the films' merchandising revenue manage to rival the GDP of a small country? Tracing the birth, death and rebirth of the epic universe... more...

  • The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro Xby Rick Young

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Master invaluable workflow tips that will allow you to tap into the full power of Final Cut Pro X and achieve results quickly, regardless of your skill level. Rick Young?s Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X, Second Edition is the ultimate mentor for getting up and running with Apple?s professional editing software. In this step-by-step, full-color... more...

  • The Life and Loves of a He Devilby Graham Norton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    'Full of wicked asides, tart observations and sharp remarks that could only have originated in Graham Norton's witty brain' Terry Wogan, The Irish Times In his new autobiography, written with characteristic humour and often outrageous candour, Graham shows that life is more than just a series of dates and it's really the things you love that... more...

  • 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...

  • Journeys in Argentine and Brazilian Cinemaby Natália Pinazza

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Many South American films that use the popular road movie format to examine regional culture and attitudes, especially in Argentina and Brazil. Pinazza performs a careful cultural analysis of the films and investigates how road movies deal with narratives on nationhood whilst simultaneously inserting themselves in a transnational dialogue. more...

  • James Bond and Popular Cultureby Michele Brittany

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    The most recognizable fictional spy and one of the longest running film franchises, James Bond has inspired a host of other pop culture contributions, including Doctor Who (the Jon Pertwee era), the animated television comedy series Archer, Matt Kindt's comic book series Mind MGMT, Japan's Nakano Spy School Films, the 1960s Italian Eurospy... more...

  • Welcome to Our Nightmaresby Jason Norman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks--many of today's most celebrated actors began their careers on the sets of horror movies. However, the majority of performers in even the most popular horror films remain relatively unknown. This engaging collection of profiles introduces many of the actors behind the heroes, heroines, monsters... more...