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  • The Couch and the Silver Screenby Andrea Sabbadini

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    The Couch and the Silver Screen is a collection of original contributions which explore European cinema from psychoanalytic perspectives. Both classic and contemporary films are presented and analysed by a variety of authors, including leading cinema historians and theorists, psychoanalysts with a specific expertise in the interpretation of films,... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Filmby Russell Jackson

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 28.00

    This lively Companion examines the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays. more...

  • Americanizing the Movies and "Movie-Mad" Audiences, 1910-1914by Richard Abel

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    This engaging, deeply researched study provides the richest and most nuanced picture we have to date of cinema?both movies and movie-going?in the early 1910s. At the same time, it makes clear the profound relationship between early cinema and the construction of a national identity in this important transitional period in the United States. Richard... more...

  • Making Movies Blackby Thomas Cripps

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 44.99

    Surveys the involvement of Blacks in the American cinema from World War II to the 1950s, discussing the attention to black life in films such as "Cabin in the Sky", "Pinky" and "Intruder in the Dust". It also depicts the rise of black film stars such as Sidney Poitier. more...

  • New Documentaryby Stella Bruzzi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    Praise for New Documentary : 'It's refreshing to find a book that cuts through the tired old debates that have surrounded documentary film and television. It heralds a welcome new approach.' Sight and Sound 'Documentary practice changes so fast that books on the subject are often out of date before they are published. Bruzzi's achievement... more...

  • The Pocket Essential Tim Burtonby Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    The Pocket Essential Tim Burton looks at the man and his films, from his early shorts right through to his latest blockbusters. It covers the films, their making and their merit. This is the essential companion to Hollywood's premiere magician. more...

  • The New Brutality Filmby Paul Gormley

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    The 1990s saw the emergence of a new kind of American cinema, which this book calls the ?newbrutality film.? Violence and race have been at the heart of Hollywood cinema since its birth, but the newbrutality film was the first kind of popular American cinema to begin making this relationship explicit. The rise of this cinema coincided with the rebirth... more...

  • Politics of Contemporary European Cinemaby Mike Wayne

    Intellect 2002; US$ 10.00

    How does contemporary European Cinema reflect the drive for political and economic integration and recent trends in globalisation, if at all? This book is a valuable excursion into the politics of European cinema and extensively addresses questions like this. Mike Wayne identifies some key themes pertinent to a study of the contemporary cultural and... more...

  • Writing History in Filmby William Guynn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Historical film has been an important genre since the earliest silent films. The French Revolution, the American Civil War, the conquest of the New World, World War II--all have been repeatedly represented in film. But how do we distinguish between fictionalized spectacle and authentic historical representation? Writing History in Film sets out... more...

  • Alternative Scriptwritingby Ken Dancyger; Jeff Rush

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    Alternative Scriptwriting 4E is an insightful and inspiring book on screenwriting concerned with challenging you to take creative risks with genre, tone, character, and structure. Concerned with exploring alternative approaches beyond the traditional three-act structure, Alternative Scriptwriting first defines conventional approach, suggests alternatives,... more...