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  • 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...

  • The Actressby Karen Hollinger

    Routledge 2006; US$ 25.95

    Investigates the contemporary film actress both as an artist and as an ideological construct. This book examines the major issues in studying film acting, stardom, and the Hollywood actress. It combines theories of screen acting and of film stardom, and presents a synthesis of methodologies. It offers a fresh approach to these subjects of study. more...

  • Troyby Martin M. Winkler

    Wiley 2009; US$ 47.95 US$ 41.56

    This is the first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives . The first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. Examines... more...

  • Writing History in Filmby William Guynn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Historical film has been an important genre since the earliest silent films. The French Revolution, the American Civil War, the conquest of the New World, World War II--all have been repeatedly represented in film. But how do we distinguish between fictionalized spectacle and authentic historical representation? Writing History in Film sets out... more...

  • Alternative Scriptwritingby Ken Dancyger; Jeff Rush

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    Alternative Scriptwriting 4E is an insightful and inspiring book on screenwriting concerned with challenging you to take creative risks with genre, tone, character, and structure. Concerned with exploring alternative approaches beyond the traditional three-act structure, Alternative Scriptwriting first defines conventional approach, suggests alternatives,... 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...

  • The Films of Ingmar Bergmanby Dr Laura Hubner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    Hubner is one of the first to analyze 'illusion' (the mask, identity, dreams and visions) in key films by Bergman and position this within cultural and artistic influences on Bergman's creative output, the phenomenon of Bergman as 'art film' director, modernism and postmodernism, and emerging feminist discourses on the multiplicity of identity. more...

  • Action Figuresby Mark Gallagher

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Bronze Screenby Rosa Linda Fregoso

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 55.50

    Explores Chicana and Chicano popular culture through contemporary representations in both Hollywood commercial and independent cinema. Rosa Linda Fregoso?s The Bronze Screen opens the way for international debate on the new critical field of Chicano/a cinema. Fregoso provides an incisive articulation of the ways in which narrative codes in film... more...

  • Bad Womenby Janet Staiger

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 97.50

    Bad Women takes us back to this time of massive social, cultural, and economic change to show us how American cinema gave women and women?s sexuality images useful to the new consumer culture of the early 1900s and its exploitation of sexual pleasure. Rich in historical detail and theoretical insight, this book offers an original depiction of a culture... more...