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  • American Cinema 1890-1909by Andre Gaudreault

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    The essays in American Cinema 18901909 explore and define how the making of motion pictures flowered into an industry that would finally become the central entertainment institution of the world. Beginning with all the early types of pictures that moved, this volume tells the story of the invention and consolidation of the various processes that... more...

  • 100 Years of Spanish Cinemaby Alejandra Sanchez; Inmaculada Alvarez; Alejandra Osorio; Rosana Blanco-Cano; Anitra Grisales; Tatjana Pavlovic

    Wiley 2009; US$ 117.95

    100 Years of Spanish Cinema provides an in-depth look at the most important movements, films, and directors of twentieth-century Spain from the silent era to the present day. A glossary of film terms provides definitions of essential technical, aesthetic, and historical terms Features a visual portfolio illustrating key points of many of the... more...

  • Beyond the Subtitleby Mark Betz

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    A provocative rethinking of national cinema, authorship, and the discipline of film studies.Examining European art films of the 1950s and 1960s, Mark Betz argues that it is time for film analysis to move beyond prevailing New Wave historiography, mired in outdated notions of nationalism and dragged down by decades of auteurist criticism. Focusing on... 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...

  • 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$ 15.95

    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...

  • Life Itselfby Roger Ebert

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; Not Available

    Roger Ebert is the best-known film critic of our time. He has been reviewing films for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and was the first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. He has appeared on television for four decades, including twenty-three years as cohost of Siskel & Ebert at the Movies . In 2006, complications from thyroid cancer treatment... more...

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

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    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$ 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...