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  • 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...

  • Watching Filmsby Karina Aveyard; Albert Moran

    Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00

    Watching Films: New Perspectives on Movie-Going, Exhibition and Reception provides new and compelling insights into the social, cultural and economic factors that influence the circulation, prensentations and consumption of film. This book provides a fresh approach to understanding the rapidly changing nature of modern cinema. more...

  • The Star Wars Heresiesby Paul F. McDonald

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

    Despite the insatiable public appetite for all things Star Wars, the more analytical side of the saga is all too often ignored. This book offers a new way of seeing George Lucas' space opera--particularly the prequel trilogy, a series never given a fair chance because of constant comparisons to the iconic originals. In the classic style of Joseph... more...

  • Screen Actingby Peter Kramer; Alan Lovell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    While not everyone would agree with Alfred Hitchcock's notorious remark that 'actors are cattle', there is little understanding of the work film actors do. Yet audience enthusiasm for, or dislike of, actors and their style of performance is a crucial part of the film-going experience. Screen Acting discusses the development of film acting, from the... more...

  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universeby Chris Taylor

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    Why do most people know what an Ewok is, even if they haven't seen Return of the Jedi? How have Star Wars action figures come to outnumber human beings? How did 'Jedi' become an officially recognised religion? When did the films' merchandising revenue manage to rival the GDP of a small country? Tracing the birth, death and rebirth of the epic universe... more...

  • The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realismby Hermann Kappelhoff

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Hermann Kappelhoff casts the evolution of cinema as an ongoing struggle to relate audiences to their historical moment. Appreciating cinema?s unique ability to bind concrete living conditions to individual experience (which existing political institutions cannot), he reads films by Sergei Eisenstein and Pedro Almodóvar, by the New Objectivity and... more...

  • Images of Blood in American Cinemaby Dr Kjetil Rødje

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Through studying images of blood in film from the mid-1950s to the end of the 1960s, this path-breaking book explores how blood as an (audio)visual cinematic element went from predominately operating as a signifier, providing audiences with information about a film?s plot and characters, to increasingly operating in terms of affect, potentially evoking... more...

  • Dancing with Hollywoodby Lindsay Shelton

    Awa Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    In the not-so-distant past, hardly anyone had heard of New Zealand, let alone its films. But today there has been a seismic shift. New Zealand film-makers and their films are now winning acclaim in Hollywood and with audiences around the world. Some earn huge global box office returns. Others are chosen for the top film festivals. And American production... more...

  • Fight Sports and American Masculinityby Christopher David Thrasher

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Throughout America's past, some men have feared the descent of their gender into effeminacy, and turned their eyes to the ring in hopes of salvation. This work explains how the dominant fight sports in the United States have changed over time in response to broad shifts in American culture and ideals of manhood, and presents a narrative of American... more...