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  • New Voices in Arab Cinemaby Roy Armes

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    New Voices in Arab Cinema focuses on contemporary filmmaking since the 1980s, but also considers the longer history of Arab cinema. Taking into consideration film from the Middle East and North Africa and giving a special nod to films produced since the Arab Spring and the Syrian crisis, Roy Armes explores themes such as modes of production, national... more...

  • Movie Listsby Paul Simpson

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.32

    Action, African greats, alcohol, Robert Aldrich, aliens, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Robert Altman, animated, anime, apocalypses, Argentina, art, Asia minor, avant garde... And that's just A for you. A taste of this fabulously quirky and enjoyable book which is both a celebration of movies - and movie trivia - and a handy, entertaining... more...

  • Robert Shawby John French; Richard Dreyfuss

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    Robert Shaw is most celebrated today as the Oscar-nominated star in movies like From Russia with Love, A Man For All Seasons, The Sting and – most memorably of all – as Quint in the record-breaking Jaws. His breakthrough came when Hollywood was experiencing something of a British Invasion. Sean Connery, Peter O?Toole, Vanessa Redgrave and Richard... more...

  • Imagining Ancient Cities in Filmby Marta Garcia Morcillo; Pauline Hanesworth; Óscar Lapeña Marchena

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    In film imagery, urban spaces show up not only as spatial settings of a story, but also as projected ideas and forms that aim to recreate and capture the spirit of cultures, societies and epochs. Some cinematic cities have even managed to transcend fiction to become part of modern collective memory. Can we imagine a futuristic city not inspired at... more...

  • Documenting World Politicsby Rens Van Munster; Casper Sylvest

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 130.00

    As a central component of contemporary culture, films mirror and shape political debate. Reflecting on this development, scholars in the field of International Relations (IR) increasingly explore the intersection of TV series, fiction film and global politics. So far, however, virtually no systematic scholarly attention has been given to documentary... more...

  • The Professional in Michael Mann's Moviesby Ingo Stelte

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 18.30

    Michael Mann has been making movies for almost four decades. His signature protagonist is usually a male professional on either side of the law. From solitary experts, over doppelgangers, to antagonists off kilter, Mann explores the topos of professionalism in different genres and epochs. To achieve a thorough understanding of Mann's professional,... more...

  • Cinema Approaching Realityby Victor Fan

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    In Cinema Approaching Reality, Victor Fan brings together, for the first time, Chinese and Euro-American film theories and theorists to engage in critical debates about film in Shanghai and Hong Kong from the 1920s through 1940s. His point of departure is a term popularly employed by Chinese film critics during this period, bizhen , often translated... more...

  • The Child in Post-Apocalyptic Cinemaby Debbie Olson; Eduardo Barros-Grela; María Bobadilla Pérez; Tarah Brookfield; Jennifer Brown; Glen Donnar; Aryak Guha; Mark Heimermann; James M. Hodapp; Frank Jacob; Cassandra L. Jones; Betül Atesçi Koçak; Eric D. Miller; Debbie Olson; Joseph Wiinikka-Lydon

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This collection explores and interrogates the complex role of the child character in the dystopian landscape of post-apocalyptic cinema, including classic, recent, and international films, approached from a variety of theoretical, methodological, and cultural perspectives. more...

  • A Book about the Film Monty Python and the Holy Grailby Darl Larsen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 49.99

    This exhaustive reference identifies and explains the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail , the first original film by the British comedy troupe. more...

  • Columbia Noirby Gene Blottner

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    This filmography covers Columbia Pictures' noir titles released in the classic noir era, October 1940 to June 1962. All sub-genres are covered including British, western and science fiction. Included are the great Columbia films Gilda, Lady from Shanghai, All the Kings Men, In a Lonely Place, On the Waterfront, Anatomy of a Murder and Experiment... more...