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  • 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...

  • The 'I' of the Cameraby William Rothman

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    This second edition of William Rothman's classic includes fourteen new essays and a new foreword. more...

  • Beyond Casablancaby Kevin Dwyer

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    In Beyond Casablanca, Kevin Dwyer explores the problems of creativity in the Arab and African world, focusing on Moroccan cinema and one of its key figures, filmmaker M. A. Tazi. Dwyer develops three themes simultaneously: the filmmaker's career and films; filmmaking in postcolonial Morocco; and the... more...

  • Cinephilia and History, or The Wind in the Treesby Christian Keathley

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Cinephilia and History, or The Wind in the Trees is in part a history of cinephilia, in part an attempt to recapture the spirit of cinephilia for the discipline of film studies, and in part an experiment in cinephilic writing. Cinephiles have regularly fetishized contingent, marginal ... more...

  • Cinemas of the Otherby Gonul Donmez-colin

    Intellect 2006; US$ 10.00

    An original collection of recent interviews with filmmakers whose works represent the trends in the film industries of their respective countries. Preceding the interviews, the author provides an introduction delineating historical information regarding the film industries of the countries included in the book. more...

  • Traumatic Encounters in Italian Filmby Fabio Vighi

    Intellect 2006; US$ 10.00

    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...

  • Allegorical Imagesby Michelle Langford

    Intellect 2006; US$ 10.00

    Werner Schroeter is one of the most important and influential directors of the New German Cinema, yet discussion of his films within film theory has been intermittent and un-sustained. This book provides a long-overdue introduction to Schroeter?s visually lavish, idiosyncratic and conceptually rich cinema, situating its emergence within the context... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...