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  • 100 Years of Spanish Cinemaby Alejandra Sanchez; Inmaculada Alvarez; Alejandra Osorio; Rosana Blanco-Cano; Anitra Grisales; Tatjana Pavlovic

    Wiley 2009; US$ 113.95

    100 Years of Spanish Cinema provides an in-depth look at the most important movements, films, and directors of twentieth-century Spain from the silent era to the present day. A glossary of film terms provides definitions of essential technical, aesthetic, and historical terms Features a visual portfolio illustrating key points of many of the films... more...

  • Beyond the Subtitleby Mark Betz

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    A provocative rethinking of national cinema, authorship, and the discipline of film studies.Examining European art films of the 1950s and 1960s, Mark Betz argues that it is time for film analysis to move beyond prevailing New Wave historiography, mired in outdated notions of nationalism and dragged down by decades of auteurist criticism. Focusing on... more...

  • Andrei Tarkovskyby Robert Bird

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 25.00

    The masters of Russian arts and letters are a prestigious fraternity that includes such renowned artists as Tolstoy, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich. But alongside these luminaries stands a lesser-known but equally revered figure, filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsk more...

  • Childhood and Cinemaby Vicky Lebeau

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 16.00

    Vicky Lebeau investigates how films use children to probe such themes as sexuality, death, imagination, the terrors of childhood, and hope. more...

  • Philosophy Through Filmby Mary M. Litch

    Taylor & Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    Some of the world's best-loved films can be used as springboards for examining enduring philosophical questions. This title provides guidance in how to watch films with an eye for their philosophical content, helping students become familiar with key topics in all of the major areas in Western philosophy. more...

  • Making Moviesby Sidney Lumet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    From one of America's most acclaimed directors comes a book that is both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on 40 years of experience on movies ranging from Long Day's Journey Into Night to The Verdict , Lumet explains the painstaking labor that results in two hours of screen... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Russiaby Birgit Beumers

    Intellect 2010; US$ 20.00

    Be they musicals or melodramas, war movies or animation, Russian films have a long and fascinating history of addressing the major social and political events of their time. From Sergei Eisenstein’s anti-tsarist drama, Battleship Potemkin, to socialist realism, to the post-glasnost thematic explosion, this volume explores the socio-political impact... more...

  • Life Itselfby Roger Ebert

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Roger Ebert is the best-known film critic of our time. He has been reviewing films for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and was the first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. He has appeared on television for four decades, including twenty-three years as cohost of Siskel & Ebert at the Movies . In 2006, complications from thyroid cancer treatment... more...

  • New Zealand Cinemaby Alistair Fox; Hilary Radner; Barry Keith Grant

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    New Zealand has produced one of the world’s most vibrant film cultures, a reflection of the country’s evolving history and the energy and resourcefulness of its people. From early silent features like The Te Kooti Trail to recent films such as River Queen in the new millennium, this book examines the role of the cinema of New Zealand in building... more...

  • Monsters in the Moviesby John Landis

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, Monsters in the Movies by legendary filmmaker John Landis showcases the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk, or rampage across the Silver Screen! Landis provides his own fascinating and entertaining insights into the world of moviemaking, while conducting in-depth... more...