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  • Crime Filmsby Thomas Leitch

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    Leitch traces crime film throughout the century, reflecting a growing ambivalence towards crime and criminals. more...

  • Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinemaby Martin M. Winkler

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 49.99

    This title comprises a collection of essays presenting a variety of approaches to films set in Ancient Greece and Rome and to films that reflect archetypal features of classical literature. 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 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...

  • 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...

  • The New Brutality Filmby Paul Gormley

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    The 1990s saw the emergence of a new kind of American cinema, which this book calls the ?newbrutality film.? Violence and race have been at the heart of Hollywood cinema since its birth, but the newbrutality film was the first kind of popular American cinema to begin making this relationship explicit. The rise of this cinema coincided with the rebirth... more...

  • Politics of Contemporary European Cinemaby Mike Wayne

    Intellect 2002; US$ 10.00

    How does contemporary European Cinema reflect the drive for political and economic integration and recent trends in globalisation, if at all? This book is a valuable excursion into the politics of European cinema and extensively addresses questions like this. Mike Wayne identifies some key themes pertinent to a study of the contemporary cultural and... more...

  • The Actressby Karen Hollinger

    Routledge 2006; US$ 25.95

    Investigates the contemporary film actress both as an artist and as an ideological construct. This book examines the major issues in studying film acting, stardom, and the Hollywood actress. It combines theories of screen acting and of film stardom, and presents a synthesis of methodologies. It offers a fresh approach to these subjects of study. more...