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  • Dreaming of Cinemaby Adam Lowenstein

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Adam Lowenstein argues that Surrealism's encounter with film can help redefine the meaning of cinematic spectatorship in an era of popular digital entertainment. Video games, YouTube channels, Blu-ray discs, and other forms of “new? media have made theatrical cinema seem “old.? A sense of “cinema lost? has accompanied the ascent of digital media,... more...

  • Film Studies For Dummiesby James Cateridge

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.50

    Make sense of the world of cinema Want to pull back the curtain on film? This hands-on, friendlyguide unravels the complexities of film and helps you put cinemainto a cultural context. You'll get an easy-to-follow introductionto different film genres and styles, learn about the history ofcinema, get to know who makes up a filmmaking team, explore... more...

  • Hollywood Traitorsby Allan H. Ryskind

    Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    Allan Ryskind, son of Marx Brothers screenwriter Morrie Ryskind ( Animal Crackers, A Night at the Opera, Room Service ), exposes the ugly truth about the Communists blacklisted from the film industry. Too often, the "Hollywood Ten" brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee are memorialized as victims of an unjust witch-hunt and heroes... more...

  • Genre, Myth, and Convention in the French Cinema, 1929-1939by Colin Crisp

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 23.95

    Genre, Myth, and Convention in the French Cinema, 1929--1939 examines classic French film, exploring and analyzing the cinema as an institution, the textual system to which it gave rise, and the light that such an approach can shed on the process of production and reception of specific films. Colin Crisp... more...

  • On Filmby Stephen Mulhall

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 24.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Red Screenby Anna Lawton

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • New Documentaryby Stella Bruzzi

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 42.95

    New Documentary: A Critical Introduction provides a comprehensive account of the last two decades of documentary filmmaking in Britain, the US and Europe. Stella Bruzzi's engaging textbook discusses key genres, filmmakers, and issues for the study of non-fiction film and television, including: * key texts such as the Zapruder film of Kennedy's assassination,... more...

  • Film as Social Practiceby Graeme Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 39.95

    Turner provides a clear introduction to major theoretical issues in the history of film production and film studies, examining the function of film as a national cultural industry, and its place in our popular culture. more...

  • Film and Politics in Americaby Brian Neve

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 45.95

    In A Social Cinema: Film-making and Politics in America , Brian Neve presents a study of the social and political nature of American film by concentrating on a generation of writers from the thirties who directed films in Hollywood in the 1940's. He discusses how they negotiated their roles in relation to the studio system, itself undergoing change,... more...

  • Blockbusterby Tom Shone

    Free Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    It's a typical summer Friday night and the smell of popcorn is in the air. Throngs of fans jam into air-conditioned multiplexes to escape for two hours in the dark, blissfully lost in Hollywood's latest glittery confection complete with megawatt celebrities, awesome special effects, and enormous marketing budgets. The world is in love with the blockbuster... more...