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  • Cinema and Nationby Mette Hjort; Scott Mackenzie

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    Ideas of national identity, nationalism and transnationalism are now a central feature of contemporary film studies, as well as primary concerns for film-makers themselves. Embracing a range of national cinemas including Scotland, Poland, France, Turkey, Indonesia, India, Germany and America, Cinema and Nation considers the ways in which film production... more...

  • The Battle for the Bsby Blair Davis

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    In The Battle for the B?s , Blair Davis analyzes how B-films were produced, distributed, and exhibited in the 1950s and demonstrates the new possibilities that existed for low-budget filmmaking at a time when many in Hollywood abandoned the B?s. B-movies innovated such industrial components as demographic patterns and marketing approaches, created... more...

  • Movie-Made Americaby Robert Sklar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.95

    Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in 1975 and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological innovation, big business, and shaper of American values. 80 black-and-white photos. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Film Structure and the Emotion Systemby Greg M. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Synthesizes research on emotion in cognitive psychology and neurology to provide an understanding of how film evokes emotion. more...

  • Movie Listsby Paul Simpson

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Action, African greats, alcohol, Robert Aldrich, aliens, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Robert Altman, animated, anime, apocalypses, Argentina, art, Asia minor, avant garde... And that's just A for you. A taste of this fabulously quirky and enjoyable book which is both a celebration of movies - and movie trivia - and a handy, entertaining guide to... more...

  • Introduction to Documentaryby Bill Nichols

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Introduction to Documentary provides a one-of-a-kind overview of the most important topics and issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, from the law to anthropology, and from history to journalism, this... more...

  • British Popular Films 1929-1939by Stephen Shafer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Shafer's study challenges the conventional historical assumption that British feature films during the Thirties were mostly oriented to the middle-class. Instead, he makes the critical distinction between films intended for West End and international circulation and those intended primarily for domestic, working-class audiences. Far from being alientated... more...

  • The Film Researcher's Handbookby Jenny Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    The Film Researcher's Handbook is a comprehensive reference guide to international film and video libraries, archives and collections. The Handbook will enable researchers to select footage sources by subject and location in North and South American, Asia, Australasia and Africa. Features of the Handbook include: * A guide to the perils and... more...

  • Understanding Cinemaby Per Persson

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    First published in 2003, Understanding Cinema analyzes the moving imagery of film and television from a psychological perspective. more...

  • Indelible Shadowsby Annette Insdorf; Elie Wiesel

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    Includes five additional chapters that cover recent trends, as well as rediscoveries of motion pictures. more...