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  • Film Directing Fundamentalsby Nicholas Proferes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    Unique among directing books, Film Directing Fundamentals provides a clear-cut methodology for translating a script to the screen. Using the script as a blueprint, Proferes leads the reader through specific techniques to analyze and translate its components into a visual story. A sample screenplay is included that explicates the techniques. The book... more...

  • Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinemaby Martin M. Winkler

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 57.99

    This title comprises a collection of essays presenting a variety of approaches to films set in Ancient Greece and Rome and to films that reflect archetypal features of classical literature. more...

  • Genre and Hollywoodby Steve Neale

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    Genre and Hollywood provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of genre. In this important new book, Steve Neale discusses all the major concepts, theories and accounts of Hollywood and genre, as well as the key genres which theorists have written about, from horror to the Western. He also puts forward new arguments about the importance of... more...

  • Cinema's Conversion to Soundby Charles O'Brien

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    The conversion to sound cinema is routinely portrayed as a homogenizing process that significantly reduced the cinema's diversity of film styles and practices. Cinema's Conversion to Sound offers an alternative assessment of synchronous sound's impact on world cinema through a shift in critical focus:... more...

  • The Coming of Soundby Douglas Gomery

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 38.95

    The coming of sound to film was an event whose importance can hardly be overestimated; sound transformed not only the Hollywood film industry but all of world cinema as well. As economic and film historian Douglas Gomery explains, the business of film became not only bigger but much more complex. As sound spread its power, the talkies became an agent... more...

  • 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...