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  • Writing Short Filmsby Linda J. Cowgill

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 19.95

    This new edition has been completely updated and revised along with the addition of several new chapters. Currently, this title remains the best selling university text book on writing short film screenplays. more...

  • Conversations with Scorseseby Richard Schickel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 24.95

    Now with a new afterword: the history and process of moviemaking in general, and of Martin Scorsese's brilliant and varied films in particular, through the words and wit of the master director. With Richard Schickel as the canny and intelligent guide, these conversations take us deep into Scorsese's life and work. He reveals which films are most... more...

  • The Monstrous-Feminineby Barbara Creed

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    In almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualised only as victim. In The Monstrous-Feminine Barbara Creed challenges this patriarchal view by arguing that the prototype of all definitions of the monstrous is the female reproductive body. With close reference to a number of classic horror films including the Alien trilogy,... more...

  • The Makeup Artist Handbookby Gretchen Davis; Mindy Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Get professional techniques usually known only by Hollywood makeup artists in this full-color, comprehensive book from accomplished makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall. The two come to you with impressive backgrounds in film and television industries--their projects have included Pearl Harbor, Rent, Stuart Little, and The Nanny Diaries ,... more...

  • Martin Scorsese's Americaby Ellis Cashmore

    Wiley 2013; US$ 59.95

    For over four decades, Martin Scorsese has been the chronicler of an obsessive society, where material possessions and physical comfort are valued, where the pursuit of individual improvement is rewarded and where male prerogative is respected and preserved. Scorsese has often described his films as sociology and he has a point: his storytelling condenses... more...

  • The Lumière Galaxyby Francesco Casetti

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Francesco Casetti is professor of film and media at Yale University. His most recent book is Film, Experience, Modernity. more...

  • Unmaking of Fascist Aestheticsby Kriss Ravetto

    University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 72.00

    Amid the charged debate over whether—and how—the Holocaust can be represented, films about fascism, nazis, and the Final Solution keep coming. And in works by filmmakers from Bertolucci to Spielberg, debauched images of nazi and fascist eroticism, symbols more...

  • Visible Fictionsby John Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 39.95

    This revised edition of a standard textbook combines an examination of the cinema and television industries with a detailed analysis of their aesthetic and semiotic characteristics. John Ellis draws on his experience as an independent television producer to provide a comprehensive and challenging overview of the place of film, television and video... more...

  • How Hollywood Worksby Janet Wasko

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 59.00

    This fascinating book details the processes involved in turning raw materials and labour into feature films. Wasko surveys and critiques the policies and structure of the US film industry. This refreshing, critical look at the industry within economic, political and social contexts provides a valuable analysis of how Hollywood works. more...

  • Film Structure and the Emotion Systemby Greg M. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 48.00

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