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  • 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 2000; US$ 28.00

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

  • Americanizing the Movies and "Movie-Mad" Audiences, 1910-1914by Richard Abel

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    This engaging, deeply researched study provides the richest and most nuanced picture we have to date of cinema?both movies and movie-going?in the early 1910s. At the same time, it makes clear the profound relationship between early cinema and the construction of a national identity in this important transitional period in the United States. Richard... more...

  • Making Movies Blackby Thomas Cripps

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 44.99

    This is the second volume of Thomas Cripps's definitive history of African-Americans in Hollywood, covering the period from World War II through the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Examining this period through the prism of popular culture, Making Movies Black shows how movies anticipated America's changing ideas about race. Cripps contends... more...

  • New Documentaryby Stella Bruzzi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    Praise for New Documentary : 'It's refreshing to find a book that cuts through the tired old debates that have surrounded documentary film and television. It heralds a welcome new approach.' Sight and Sound 'Documentary practice changes so fast that books on the subject are often out of date before they are published. Bruzzi's achievement... more...

  • Traumatic Encounters in Italian Filmby Fabio Vighi

    Intellect Books Ltd 2006; US$ 44.00

    Traumatic Encounters brings together film and psychoanalysis in an vibrantly original way. By fusing Lacanian theory with Italian cinema, the book excavates the repressed knowledge that lurks in the subconscious structure of the film narrative. Essentially, the book explores the relationship between filmmaking and its subliminal underside by locating... more...

  • Politics of Contemporary European Cinemaby Mike Wayne

    Intellect Books Ltd 2002; US$ 32.00

    How does contemporary European Cinema reflect the drive for political and economic integration and recent trends in globalisation, if at all? This book is a valuable excursion into the politics of European cinema and extensively addresses questions like this. Mike Wayne identifies some key themes pertinent to a study of the contemporary cultural and... more...