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Film

  • 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...

  • The Sounds of Early Cinemaby Richard Abel; Rick R. Altman

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 18.35

    The Sounds of Early Cinema is devoted exclusively to a little-known, yet absolutely crucial phenomenon: the ubiquitous presence of sound in early cinema. "Silent cinema" may rarely have been silent, but the sheer diversity of sound(s) and sound/image relations characterizing the first 20 years of moving ... more...

  • Home Front Heroesby Elizabeth Abele

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This book traces the effects of the feminist and civil rights movements in the construction of Hollywood action heroes. Starting in the late 1980s, action blockbusters regularly have featured masculine figures who choose love and community over the path of the stoic loner committed solely to duty. The American heroic quest of the past 25 years increasingly... more...

  • Hitchcock & the Anxiety of Authorshipby Leslie H. Abramson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    How are issues of authorship engaged by and dynamized within the films of Alfred Hitchcock? Abramson interrogates his oeuvre as an extended, ever shifting meditation on the authorial conflicts endemic to the conditions and processes of cinema production, exhibition, and reception. more...

  • The Creation of the Cowboy Heroby Jeremy Agnew

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    As business interests have commercialized the American West and publishers and studios have created a compelling image of the West, the expectations of readers and moviegoers have influenced public perception of the cowboy as a hero figure. This book describes the evolution of the Western cowboy hero as a mythic persona created and propagated by dime... more...

  • New Argentine Filmby G. Aguilar

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2011; US$ 29.26

    Respected film critic Gonzalo Aguilar offers a lucid and sophisticated analysis of Argentine films of the last decade. This is the most complete and up-to-date work in English to examine the "new Argentine cinema" phenomenon. Aguilar looks at highly relevant films, including recent award-winners at all of the major festivals. more...

  • Other Worldsby G. Aguilar

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2016; US$ 92.66

    Respected film critic Gonzalo Aguilar offers a lucid and sophisticated analysis of Argentine films of the last decade. This is the most complete and up-to-date work in English to examine the 'new Argentine cinema' phenomenon. Aguilar looks at highly relevant films, including those by Lucrecia Martel and Sergio Rejtman. more...

  • The Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of the Documentary Filmby Ian Aitken

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 300.00

    The Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film is a fully international reference work on the history of the documentary film from the Lumière brothers' Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory (1885) to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 (2004). Previously published in three volumes, entries have been edited and updated for the new, concise... more...

  • Media Practice in Iraqby A. Al-Rawi

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 75.10

    A historical survey of the Iraqi media from its beginning up to the present day, focusing on the post-2003 media scene and the political and societal divisions that occurred in Iraq after US-led occupation. Investigates the nature of the media outlets and offers an analysis of the way Iraqi satellite channels covered the 2010 general elections. more...

  • The Insider's Guide to Film Financeby Philip Alberstat

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Financing an independent feature film production is a highly complex process. This book demystifies the legal and commercial implications of a film from start to finish. It provides a detailed survey of each of the processes and players involved, and analyses of the legal and commercial issues faced by all of the participants in a film financing... more...