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  • Great British Moviesby Don Shiach

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    Which British movies are the best that this country has produced? In this volume Don Shiach encapsulates the peaks of the British film achievement from the beginning of the sound era to the first decade of the 21st century. The giant figures of the 1930s, Alfred Hitchcock and Alexander Korda, set a standard for the domestic film industry in its attempt... more...

  • The Five Sedgwicksby Michael Zmuda

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

    Individually and together, The Five Sedgwicks are among the unsung heroes of early filmmaking in Hollywood. Their work took them from vaudeville to silent film, through the studio era and into the Golden Age of television. By the late 1920s the Sedgwick siblings were well-known motion picture personalities: Edward was satirized by actor Harry Gribbon... more...

  • Monstrous Children and Childish Monstersby Markus P. J. Bohlmann; Sean Moreland

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Perhaps because of the wisdom received from our Romantic forbears about the purity of the child, depictions of children as monsters have held a tremendous fascination for film audiences for decades. Numerous social factors have influenced the popularity and longevity of the monster-child trope but its appeal is also rooted in the dual concepts of the... more...

  • Tyler Perry's Americaby Shayne Lee

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    Tyler Perry is the most successful African-American filmmaker of his generation, garnering both accolades and controversies. In Tyler Perry?s America , Shayne Lee examines eleven of Perry?s highest-grossing films to explore key themes of race, gender, class, and religion, and what Perry?s films reveal about contemporary African-American life.... more...

  • FILM-KONZEPTE 38 - Dominik Grafby Jörn Glasenapp

    edition text + kritik 2015; US$ 18.45

    Das umfangreiche Werk des Rekord-Grimme-Preisträgers Dominik Graf ist so vielseitig wie kein anderes eines deutschen Filmemachers. Für Graf scheint es, was Sujet, Gattung oder Genre anbelangt, Kompetenzgrenzen schlicht nicht zu geben. Einerlei ob als Regisseur von Essayfilmen ("Das Wispern im Berg der Dinge"), Stadtporträts ("München... more...

  • Introduction to Documentaryby Bill Nichols

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Introduction to Documentary provides a one-of-a-kind overview of the most important topics and issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, from the law to anthropology, and from history to journalism, this... more...

  • The Film Researcher's Handbookby Jenny Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 170.00

    The Film Researcher's Handbook is a comprehensive reference guide to international film and video libraries, archives and collections. The Handbook will enable researchers to select footage sources by subject and location in North and South American, Asia, Australasia and Africa. Features of the Handbook include: * A guide to the perils and... more...

  • British Popular Films 1929-1939by Stephen Shafer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 175.00

    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...

  • The Coen Brothers' Fargoby William G. Luhr

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    This volume explores Fargo from a variety of methodological perspectives. more...

  • Understanding Cinemaby Per Persson

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 96.00

    First published in 2003, Understanding Cinema analyzes the moving imagery of film and television from a psychological perspective. more...