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  • Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screenby R. Barton Palmer

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    The essays in this 2007 collection analyse major adaptations of twentieth-century American fiction, with production stills and full filmographies. more...

  • My First Movie: Take Twoby Stephen Lowenstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    A sequel to the critically acclaimed My First Movie , Stephen Lowenstein once again talks to some of our most celebrated filmmakers about their debut films. Lowenstein interviews ten directors about their career-launching film and how they got the movie off the ground: how they raised the finance, found actors, searched for locations, worked with... more...

  • Action Figuresby Mark Gallagher

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    What accounts for the massive global popularity of action films and adventure literature? How do men and women respond to iconic screen stars such as Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve McQueen, and Charlton Heston? Action genres have been Hollywood's most profitable global exports for most of its history, their male heroes the subject of much... more...

  • Love Rulesby Mark Garrett Cooper

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 67.50

    Through close study of such films as Birth of a Nation, Enoch Arden, The Crowd, Why Change Your Wife? and The Jazz Singer, Mark Garrett Cooper uncovers an intimate connection between Hollywood romances of the silent era and the empowerment of a managerial class. more...

  • American Cinema of the 1980sby Stephen Prince

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    During the 1980s, American cinema underwent enormous transformations. Blockbusters like Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and The Empire Strikes Back grabbed huge revenues for the studios. At the same time, the growth of home video led to new and creative opportunities for independent film production, resulting in many of the decade’s best films.... more...

  • American Cinema of the 1970sby Lester D. Friedman

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    A smug glance at the seventies—the so-called “Me Decade”—unveils a kaleidoscope of big hair, blaring music, and broken politics—all easy targets for satire, cynicism, and ultimately even nostalgia. American Cinema of the 1970s, however, looks beyond the strobe lights to reveal how profoundly the seventies have influenced American... more...

  • American Cinema of the 1930sby Ina Rae Hark

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Probably no decade saw as many changes in the Hollywood film industry and its product as the 1930s did. At the beginning of the decade, the industry was still struggling with the transition to talking pictures. Gangster films and naughty comedies starring Mae West were popular in urban areas, but aroused threats of censorship in the heartland.... 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...

  • Pictures at a Revolutionby Mark Harris

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 17.00

    The New York Times bestseller that follows the making of five films at a pivotal time in Hollywood history In the mid-1960s, westerns, war movies, and blockbuster musicals like Mary Poppins swept the box office. The Hollywood studio system was astonishingly lucrative for the few who dominated the business. That is, until the tastes of American... more...

  • Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinemaby James Walters

    Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00

    Alternative worlds in films such as The Wizard of Oz, It’s a Wonderful Life, Donnie Darko and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind offer similarities and resonances to our world, but provide a way for filmmakers to address the human condition by forming a sincere and serious connection with everyday life. An illuminating new book explores the... more...