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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Philosophy Through Filmby Mary M. Litch

    Taylor & Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    Some of the world's best-loved films can be used as springboards for examining enduring philosophical questions. This title provides guidance in how to watch films with an eye for their philosophical content, helping students become familiar with key topics in all of the major areas in Western philosophy. more...

  • Making Moviesby Sidney Lumet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    From one of America's most acclaimed directors comes a book that is both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on 40 years of experience on movies ranging from Long Day's Journey Into Night to The Verdict , Lumet explains the painstaking labor that results in two hours of screen... more...

  • 21st-Century Hollywoodby Wheeler Winston Dixon; Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    21st-Century Hollywood introduces readers to the global transformations of today's movies and describes the decisive roles that Hollywood is playing in determining the digital future for world cinema. It offers clear, concise explanations of a major paradigm shift that continues to reshape our relationship to the moving image. Filled with numerous... more...

  • Cinema of Outsidersby Emanuel Levy

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 28.00

    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...

  • The Star Wars Heresiesby Paul F. McDonald

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

    Despite the insatiable public appetite for all things Star Wars, the more analytical side of the saga is all too often ignored. This book offers a new way of seeing George Lucas' space opera--particularly the prequel trilogy, a series never given a fair chance because of constant comparisons to the iconic originals. In the classic style of Joseph... more...

  • Screen Actingby Peter Kramer; Alan Lovell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    While not everyone would agree with Alfred Hitchcock's notorious remark that 'actors are cattle', there is little understanding of the work film actors do. Yet audience enthusiasm for, or dislike of, actors and their style of performance is a crucial part of the film-going experience. Screen Acting discusses the development of film acting, from the... more...

  • Genre, Myth, and Convention in the French Cinema, 1929-1939by Colin Crisp

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 23.95

    Genre, Myth, and Convention in the French Cinema, 1929--1939 examines classic French film, exploring and analyzing the cinema as an institution, the textual system to which it gave rise, and the light that such an approach can shed on the process of production and reception of specific films. Colin Crisp... more...

  • British Science Fiction Cinemaby I.Q. Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    British Science Fiction Cinema is the first substantial study of a genre which, despite a sometimes troubled history, has produced some of the best British films, from the prewar classic Things to Come to Alien made in Britain by a British director. The contributors to this rich and provocative collection explore the diverse strangeness of British... more...