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  • 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...

  • Buņuel and Mexicoby Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muņoz

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Though Luis Buņuel, 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 Buņuel'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...

  • Childhood and Cinemaby Vicky Lebeau

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 16.00

    Vicky Lebeau investigates how films use children to probe such themes as sexuality, death, imagination, the terrors of childhood, and hope. more...

  • The Cinema of Attractions Reloadedby Wanda Strauven

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 75.00

    About the attractiveness and usefulness of the term "cinema of attractions" for both pre-classical and post-classical cinema more...

  • Cinema of Outsidersby Emanuel Levy

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 23.80

    A Los Angeles Times Bestseller The most important development in American culture of the last two decades is the emergence of independent cinema as a viable alternative to Hollywood. Indeed, while Hollywood's studios devote much of their time and energy to churning out big-budget, star-studded event movies, a renegade independent cinema that challenges... more...

  • Cinemas of the Otherby Gonul Donmez-colin

    Intellect 2006; US$ 10.00

    An original collection of recent interviews with filmmakers whose works represent the trends in the film industries of their respective countries. Preceding the interviews, the author provides an introduction delineating historical information regarding the film industries of the countries included in the book. more...

  • Cinephilia and History, or The Wind in the Treesby Christian Keathley

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Cinephilia and History, or The Wind in the Trees is in part a history of cinephilia, in part an attempt to recapture the spirit of cinephilia for the discipline of film studies, and in part an experiment in cinephilic writing. Cinephiles have regularly fetishized contingent, marginal ... more...