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Film

  • Soul of the Dark Knightby Alex M. Wainer

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

    This is a book about the comics genre and language, how these were used to create Batman, and how that character's longevity is largely due to the medium's unique formal qualities. It argues that Batman's core appeal is his mythic nature which allows him to transcend changes in reader tastes, the vicissitudes of the comics industry, and... 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...

  • Fascism in Filmby Marcia Landy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.00

    Through her study of the narrative themes and strategies of Italian commercial sound films of the fascist era, Marcia Landy shows that cultural life under fascism was not monopolized by official propaganda. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...

  • Book of Sidesby Dave Kost

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 19.95

    Looking for fresh, original scenes for your fast-paced acting or directing class? Tired of the same old material everyone recognizes? Want the flexibility to play any character in any scene? Book of Sides: Original, Short Scenes for Actors and Directors offers scenes that are considerably shorter than those in similar books but still feature... more...

  • The Art Direction Handbook for Film & Televisionby Michael Rizzo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In this new and expanded edition of The Art Direction Handbook , author Michael Rizzo now covers art direction for television, in addition to updated coverage of film design. This comprehensive, professional manual details the set-up of the art department and the day-to-day job duties: scouting for locations, research, executing the design concept,... more...

  • Slapstick and Comic Performanceby Louise Peacock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Slapstick comedy has a long and lively history from Greek Theatre to the present day. This book explores the ways in which comic pain and comic violence are performed within slapstick to make the audience laugh. It draws examples from theatre, television and film on both sides of the Atlantic. more...

  • Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Televisionby Michael Stewart

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television debates the ways in which melodrama expresses and gives meaning to: trauma and pathos; memory and historical re-visioning; home and borders; gendered and queer relations; the family and psychic identities; the national and emerging public cultures; and morality and ethics. more...

  • Produce Your Own Damn Movie!by Lloyd Kaufman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 19.95

    Often low-budget filmmakers get thrown into the position of being not only the director, but their own producer. Using tips from the finest washed-up has-been producers in the business, this book will give the low-budget filmmaker practical tools for getting a movie shoot started, and keeping it going until it is supposed to end. From budgeting concerns... more...

  • Film Directing Fundamentalsby Nicholas Proferes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director an organic methodology for realizing on the screen the full dramatic possibility of a screenplay. Unique among directing books, this book provides clear-cut ways to translate a script to the screen. Using the script as a blueprint, the reader is led through specific techniques to analyze and translate... more...

  • Motion Picture and Video Lightingby Blain Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Motion Picture and Video Lighting, Second Edition, is your indispensable guide to film and video lighting. Written by the author of the industry bible Cinematography , this book explores technical, aesthetic, and practical aspects of lighting for film and video. It will show you not only how to light, but why. Written by a professional in the field,... more...