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

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Analysing the Screenplayby Jill Nelmes

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    Most producers and directors acknowledge the crucial role of the screenplay, yet the film script has received little academic attention until recently, even though the screenplay has been in existence since the end of the 19th century. Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an important form in itself, as opposed to merely being... more...

  • And Then Like My Dreamsby Margaret Rose Stringer

    Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Margaret Rose Stringer was born in Perth in 1943 and is now a resident of Sydney, having lived there off and on since 1965. She has spent her life working mostly in the film, television, video production industry as a freelancer. more...

  • Andrzej Wajdaby Janina Falkowska

    Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 34.95

    The work of Andrzej Wajda, one of the world's most important filmmakers, shows remarkable cohesion in spite of the wide ranging scope of his films, as this study of his complete output of feature films shows. Not only do his films address crucial historical, social and political issues; the complexity of his work is reinforced by the incorporation... more...

  • Animals in Filmby Jonathan Burt

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 16.00

    A shrewd account of the politics of animals in cinema, of how movies and video have developed as weapons for animal rights activists, and of the roles that animals have played in film, from the avant-garde to Hollywood. more...

  • The Annotated Marx Brothersby Matthew Coniam

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Have you ever watched a Marx Brothers film and wondered what "habeas Irish rose" is? What is the trial of Mary Dugan with sound? What is a college widow? When exactly did Don Ameche invent the telephone? Their films are full of such in-jokes and obscure theatrical, literary and topical references that can baffle modern audiences. In this... more...

  • Anthony Asquithby Tom Ryall

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    This is the first comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith. Ryall sets the director's work in the context of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, examining the artistic and cultural influences which shaped his films.Asquith's silent films were compared favourably to those of his eminent contemporary Alfred Hitchcock, but... more...

  • Apocalypse on the Setby Ben Taylor

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    With sky-high budgets and competing egos, almost any film production has the potential for disaster. But some become fully-fledged nightmares. Take Pulgasari a North Korean Godzilla clone dreamed up by Kim Jong II and created by a kidnapped South Korean director, with a budget of millions and a staff of seven hundred fed on truckloads of pheasants,... more...

  • Armed Forcesby Robert Eberwein

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 23.95

    In war films, the portrayal of deep friendships between men is commonplace. Given the sexually anxious nature of the American imagination, such bonds are often interpreted as carrying a homoerotic subtext. In Armed Forces , Robert Eberwein argues that an expanded conception of masculinity and sexuality is necessary in order to understand... more...

  • Art Models 7by Maureen Johnson; Douglas Johnson

    Live Model Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Artists in search of figures in intense action?flying through the air, punching, kicking, and crouching?will find more than 100 poses of male and female models in 28 categories of dynamic movement in the latest addition to the Art Models series. Informed by diverse sources such as baroque art, with its moody lighting and twisting figures, and comic... more...