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  • American Cinema of the 1910sby Charlie Keil; Ben Singer

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    It was during the teens that filmmaking truly came into its own. Notably, the migration of studios to the West Coast established a connection between moviemaking and the exoticism of Hollywood. The essays in American Cinema of the 1910s explore the rapid developments of the decade that began with D. W. Griffith's unrivaled one-reelers. By mid-decade,... more...

  • American Cinema of the 1970sby Lester D. Friedman

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    A smug glance at the seventies—the so-called “Me Decade”—unveils a kaleidoscope of big hair, blaring music, and broken politics—all easy targets for satire, cynicism, and ultimately even nostalgia. American Cinema of the 1970s, however, looks beyond the strobe lights to reveal how profoundly the seventies have influenced American... more...

  • American Cinema of the 1980sby Stephen Prince

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    During the 1980s, American cinema underwent enormous transformations. Blockbusters like Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and The Empire Strikes Back grabbed huge revenues for the studios. At the same time, the growth of home video led to new and creative opportunities for independent film production, resulting in many of the decade’s best films.... more...

  • American Cinema of the 1990sby Chris Holmlund; Krin Gabbard; Chris Holmlund; Linda Mizejewski; Sharon Willis; Amy Villarejo; Chuck Kleinhans; Diane Waldman; Timothy Shary; Debra White-Stanley; Caryl Flinn; José Capino

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    The essays in American Cinema of the 1990s examine the big-budget blockbusters and critically acclaimed independent films that defined the decade. more...

  • Andrei Tarkovskyby Robert Bird

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 35.00

    The masters of Russian arts and letters are a prestigious fraternity that includes such renowned artists as Tolstoy, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich. But alongside these luminaries stands a lesser-known but equally revered figure, filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsk more...

  • Beyond Casablancaby Kevin Dwyer

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    In Beyond Casablanca, Kevin Dwyer explores the problems of creativity in the Arab and African world, focusing on Moroccan cinema and one of its key figures, filmmaker M. A. Tazi. Dwyer develops three themes simultaneously: the filmmaker's career and films; filmmaking in postcolonial Morocco; and the... more...

  • Body Shotsby Jonathan Auerbach

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96

    This original and compelling book places the body at the center of cinema's first decade of emergence and challenges the idea that for early audiences, the new medium's fascination rested on visual spectacle for its own sake. Instead, as Jonathan Auerbach argues, it was the human form in motion that most profoundly shaped early cinema. Situating his... 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...

  • Buñuel and Mexicoby Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Though Luis Buñuel, one of the most important filmmakers of the twentieth century, spent his most productive years as a director in Mexico, film histories and criticism invariably pay little attention to his work during this period. The only book-length English-language study of Buñuel's Mexican films, this book is the first to explore a significant... more...

  • Cartographic Cinemaby Tom Conley

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    Maps and movies tell their viewers where they are situated, what they are doing, and, to a strong degree, who they are. In this groundbreaking work, eminent scholar Tom Conley establishes the ideological power of maps in classic, contemporary, and avant-garde cinema to shape the imaginary and mediated relations we hold with the world. more...