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  • The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coachingby

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 69.99

    The collective wisdom in this original book mines the illustrative value of cinema, offering therapists and life coaches access to ideas that can motivate and enlighten clients. more...

  • Death and the Moving Image: Ideology, Iconography and Iby Michele Aaron

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 119.99

    Death and the Moving Image provides the first in-depth study of the representation of death and dying in mainstream Western cinema from its earliest to its latest renditions. It explores the impact of gender, race, nation and narration upon death's dramatics on-screen and isolates how mainstream cinema works to bestow value upon certain lives,... more...

  • The Counter-Cinema of the Berlin Schoolby Marco Abel

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00

    The group of contemporary German directors collectively known as the "Berlin School" constitutes the most significant filmmaking movement to come out of Germany since the 1970s New German Cinema, not least because its films mark the emergence of a new film language in German cinema. This volume is the first book-length study in any language... 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...

  • Encyclopedia of Early Cinemaby Richard Abel

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This encyclopedia presents a wealth of information on early cinema history, with coverage of the techniques and equipment of film production, profiles of the pioneering directors and producers, analysis of individual films and the rapid growth of distinct film genres, and the emergence of something the world had never seen before - the movie star.... more...

  • The Sounds of Early Cinemaby Richard Abel; Rick R. Altman

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 18.35

    The Sounds of Early Cinema is devoted exclusively to a little-known, yet absolutely crucial phenomenon: the ubiquitous presence of sound in early cinema. "Silent cinema" may rarely have been silent, but the sheer diversity of sound(s) and sound/image relations characterizing the first 20 years of moving ... more...

  • Home Front Heroesby Elizabeth Abele

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This book traces the effects of the feminist and civil rights movements in the construction of Hollywood action heroes. Starting in the late 1980s, action blockbusters regularly have featured masculine figures who choose love and community over the path of the stoic loner committed solely to duty. The American heroic quest of the past 25 years increasingly... more...

  • A Knight at the Moviesby John Aberth

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    Imagining the Middle Ages is an unprecedented examination of the historical content of films depicting the medieval period from the 11th to the 15th centuries. Historians increasingly feel the need to weigh in on popular depictions of the past, since so much of the public's knowledge of history comes from popular mediums. Aberth dissects how each... more...

  • The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrickby Jerold J. Abrams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2007; US$ 19.95

    In The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick, some of our most respected philosophers investigate Kubrick's art to illuminate his view of reality. In films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Eyes Wide Shut, and Dr. Strangelove, Kubrick explores the world honestly, mirroring the vast complexity of the world of philosophy. Dividing the book into sections on war, love,... more...

  • New Jew in Filmby Nathan Abrams

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 27.50

    Jewish film characters have existed almost as long as the medium itself. But around 1990, films about Jews and their representation in cinema multiplied and took on new forms, marking a radical rupture with the past. With a new generation of Jewish filmmakers, writers and actors at work, contemporary cinemas in Hollywood and the rest of the world have... more...