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  • Science Fiction Filmby J. P. Telotte

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    Examines one of the most enduring genres of Hollywood cinema: the science fiction film. more...

  • Writing the Short Filmby Patricia Cooper; Ken Dancyger

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95

    The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches... more...

  • Film Directing Fundamentalsby Nicholas Proferes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    Unique among directing books, Film Directing Fundamentals provides a clear-cut methodology for translating a script to the screen. Using the script as a blueprint, Proferes leads the reader through specific techniques to analyze and translate its components into a visual story. A sample screenplay is included that explicates the techniques. The book... more...

  • Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinemaby Martin M. Winkler

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema is a collection of essays presenting a variety of approaches to films set in ancient Greece and Rome and to films that reflect archetypal features of classical literature. The diversity of content and theoretical stances found in this volume will make it required reading for scholars and students interested... more...

  • Genre and Hollywoodby Steve Neale

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    Genre and Hollywood provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of genre. In this important new book, Steve Neale discusses all the major concepts, theories and accounts of Hollywood and genre, as well as the key genres which theorists have written about, from horror to the Western. He also puts forward new arguments about the importance of... more...

  • The Coming of Soundby Douglas Gomery

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 38.95

    The coming of sound to film was an event whose importance can hardly be overestimated; sound transformed not only the Hollywood film industry but all of world cinema as well. As economic and film historian Douglas Gomery explains, the business of film became not only bigger but much more complex. As sound spread its power, the talkies became an agent... more...

  • The Couch and the Silver Screenby Andrea Sabbadini

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    The Couch and the Silver Screen is a collection of original contributions which explore European cinema from psychoanalytic perspectives. Both classic and contemporary films are presented and analysed by a variety of authors, including leading cinema historians and theorists, psychoanalysts with a specific expertise in the interpretation of films,... more...

  • Now Playing at the Valenciaby Stephen Hunter

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 17.00

    From Pulitzer Prize-Winning Movie Critic Stephen Hunter Comes A Brilliant, Freewheeling, And Witty Look At The Movies. Evanston, Illinois, was an idyllic 1950s paradise with stately homes, a beautiful lake, a world-class university, two premier movie houses, and one very seedy movie theater -- the Valencia. This was the site of Washington Post... more...

  • Cinema's Conversion to Soundby Charles O'Brien

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    The conversion to sound cinema is routinely portrayed as a homogenizing process that significantly reduced the cinema's diversity of film styles and practices. Cinema's Conversion to Sound offers an alternative assessment of synchronous sound's impact on world cinema through a shift in critical focus:... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Filmby Russell Jackson

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This lively Companion examines the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays. more...