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  • The Essential It's A Wonderful Lifeby Michael Willian

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99

    Even the most ardent fans of It?s a Wonderful Life will be surprised and delighted by the insightful discussions of film details, cast anecdotes, curiosities, and gaffes found in this charming guide. Providing a fresh perspective, this companion includes a handy film chronology and an overview of the plot, a complete breakdown of the musical score,... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Cult Moviesby Paul Simpson

    Rough Guides Ltd 2010; Not Available

    The Rough Guide to Cult Movies offers a blend of essential trivia and informed opinion as it takes you on a tour of the most compellingly weird - and weirdly compelling - films in the world. Whether you're a paid-up member of The Big Lebowski fan club or just looking for a night in with an interesting DVD, The Rough Guide to Cult Movies is the... more...

  • Film: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Wood

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Film is considered to be the dominant art form of the twentieth century. It can be considered many other things; a record of events, a modern mythology, a career, an industry, an art, a hobby, and much else. Michael Wood explores the history of film, its venture into the digital age, and its role and impact on modern society. more...

  • Scenes From A Revolutionby Mark Harris

    Canongate Books 2008; US$ 15.79

    With behind-the-scenes gossip creating as much drama as the movies themselves, Hollywood in 1967 showcased the future of film in more ways than one. From the anti-heroes of Bonnie and Clyde and the illicit sex of The Graduate to the race relations of In The Heat of the Night, suddenly no subject was taboo. This was a time of turbulence as hip young... more...

  • The Art of Nonfiction Movie Makingby Jeffrey Friedman; Rob Epstein; Sharon Wood

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    The past few years have featured such blockbusters as Super-Size Me , Fahrenheit 9/11 , Sicko , March of the Penguins , and An Inconvenient Truth . And as news articles proclaim a new era in the history of documentary films, more and more new directors are making their first film a nonfiction one. But in addition to posing all of the usual challenges... more...

  • Action Movie Freakby Katrina Hill

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 22.99 US$ 18.85

    Written by woman of action Katrina "Action Flick Chick" Hill, Action Movie Freak is packed with spine-tingling excitement and thrilling moments that make action movies a beloved genre for those who crave crashing cars, exploding buildings, and faces getting kicked six ways to Sunday. With badass heroes that ain't got time to bleed, women warriors,... more...

  • The British Film Industry in the 1970sby Sian Barber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Is there more to 1970s British cinema than sex, horror and James Bond? This lively account argues that this is definitely the case and explores the cultural landscape of this much maligned decade to uncover hidden gems and to explode many of the well-established myths about 1970s British film and cinema. more...

  • Sport and Filmby Seán Crosson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    The sports film has become one of commercial cinema's most recognizable genres. From classic boxing films such as Raging Bull (1980) to soccer-themed box-office successes like Bend it Like Beckham (2002), the sports film stands at the interface of two of our most important cultural forms. This book examines the social, historical and ideological... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemasby Carlos Rojas; Eileen Chow

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 159.99 US$ 137.59

    What does it mean for a cinematic work to be "Chinese"? Does it refer specifically to a work's subject, or does it also reflect considerations of language, ethnicity, nationality, ideology, or political orientation? Such questions make any single approach to a vast field like "Chinese cinema" difficult at best. Accordingly, The Oxford Handbook of... more...

  • The Devil Finds Workby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.00

    James Baldwin At The Movies...  Provocative, timeless, brilliant. Bette Davis's eyes, Joan Crawford's bitchy elegance, Stepin Fetchit's stereotype, Sidney Poitier's superhuman black man...  These are the movie stars and the qualities that influenced James Baldwin...  and now become part of his incisive look at racism in American movies. Baldwin... more...