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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...