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Film

  • Classical Myth on Screenby Monica S. Cyrino; Meredith E. Safran

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    "Hollywood and art-house movies use classical mythology as a means of thinking about contemporary preoccupations. Classical Myth on Screen is a fresh and energetic look at myth in the movies, with new insights on myth, gender, and religion, as well as the processes of cinematic myth-making. There are many delights in this collection; I will never... more...

  • The Fascination of Film Violenceby Henry Bacon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Henry Bacon is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Previously he worked as a research fellow at the Finnish Film Archive, where he also acted as project manager in charge of designing a national radio and television archive. more...

  • Educational Institutions in Horror Filmby Andrew L. Grunzke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    1. Introduction 2. Is There A Doctor In The House?: The Evolution of Van Helsing And Frankenstein As Intellectual 3. The Transformation of Dr. Jekyll: The Evolution of Film and Television Portrayals of Stevenson's Intellectual in the Age of Academe 4. Student Bodies: The School as Locus of Trauma in American Horror Films of the 1970s and 1980s 5. Final... more...

  • The Noir Westernby David Meuel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Beginning in the mid-1940s, the bleak, brooding mood of film noir began seeping into that most optimistic of film genres, the western. Story lines took on a darker tone and western films adopted classic noir elements of moral ambiguity, complex anti-heroes and explicit violence. The noir western helped set the standard for the darker science fiction,... more...

  • 3D Cinemaby Miriam Ross

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    'Covering the optical and illusory quality of 3D from its Victorian beginnings to its new digital dominance, Ross presents a new critical perspective on 3D that should be required reading for anyone in the field.' - Keith M. Johnston, University of East Anglia, UK  'With 3D Cinema Miriam Ross has finally written the book I've been waiting for someone... more...

  • Producing and Directing the Short Film and Videoby Peter Rea; David K. Irving

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Fifth Edition is the definitive book on the subject for the serious film student or beginning filmmaker. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both the producer and director, and clearly explains how their separate roles must work together to create a successful... more...

  • A History of 1970s Experimental Filmby Patti Gaal-Holmes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    "Patti Gaal-Holmes's book offers a comprehensive, informative and readable survey of the creative innovations of experimental filmmakers working in Britain in the 1970s which places their work in key historical, political and socio-cultural contexts. What is particularly impressive here is the balance between Gaal-Holmes's passionate love of experimental... more...

  • A New History of British Documentaryby James Chapman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    A New History of British Documentary is the first comprehensive overview of documentary production in Britain from early film to the present day. It covers both the film and television industries and demonstrates how documentary practice has adapted to changing institutional and ideological contexts. more...

  • Curating Africa in the Age of Film Festivalsby Lindiwe Dovey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    "An essential read. Dovey's book offers rich insights into the circulation of African cinema while expanding our understanding of film festivals." - Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival   "Artfully crafted, Lindiwe Dovey successfully combines field research, critical insight and theoretical rigour to provide a highly... more...

  • Cinema, Gender, and Everyday Spaceby Natalie Fullwood

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Commedia all'italiana , or Comedy, Italian style, became popular at a time of great social change. This book, utilizing comedies produced in Italy from 1958-70, examines the genre's representation of gender in the everyday spaces of beaches and nightclubs, offices, cars, and kitchens, through the exploration of key spatial motifs. more...