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  • Genre and Hollywoodby Steve Neale

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    Genre and Hollywood provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of genre. In this important new book, Steve Neale discusses all the major concepts, theories and accounts of Hollywood and genre, as well as the key genres which theorists have written about, from horror to the Western. He also puts forward new arguments about the importance of... more...

  • 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 Coming of Soundby Douglas Gomery

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 38.95

    The coming of sound to film was an event whose importance can hardly be overestimated; sound transformed not only the Hollywood film industry but all of world cinema as well. As economic and film historian Douglas Gomery explains, the business of film became not only bigger but much more complex. As sound spread its power, the talkies became an agent... more...

  • Cinema's Conversion to Soundby Charles O'Brien

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    The conversion to sound cinema is routinely portrayed as a homogenizing process that significantly reduced the cinema's diversity of film styles and practices. Cinema's Conversion to Sound offers an alternative assessment of synchronous sound's impact on world cinema through a shift in critical focus:... more...

  • The Couch and the Silver Screenby Andrea Sabbadini

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    The Couch and the Silver Screen is a collection of original contributions which explore European cinema from psychoanalytic perspectives. Both classic and contemporary films are presented and analysed by a variety of authors, including leading cinema historians and theorists, psychoanalysts with a specific expertise in the interpretation of films,... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Filmby Russell Jackson

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 28.00

    This lively Companion examines the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays. more...

  • 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...

  • Making Movies Blackby Thomas Cripps

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 44.99

    Surveys the involvement of Blacks in the American cinema from World War II to the 1950s, discussing the attention to black life in films such as "Cabin in the Sky", "Pinky" and "Intruder in the Dust". It also depicts the rise of black film stars such as Sidney Poitier. more...

  • New Documentaryby Stella Bruzzi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    Praise for New Documentary : 'It's refreshing to find a book that cuts through the tired old debates that have surrounded documentary film and television. It heralds a welcome new approach.' Sight and Sound 'Documentary practice changes so fast that books on the subject are often out of date before they are published. Bruzzi's achievement... more...

  • The Pocket Essential Tim Burtonby Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    The Pocket Essential Tim Burton looks at the man and his films, from his early shorts right through to his latest blockbusters. It covers the films, their making and their merit. This is the essential companion to Hollywood's premiere magician. more...