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Motion pictures

  • Film Programmingby Peter Bosma

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    Peter Bosma is an independent programmer, researcher, and lecturer in Film Studies, based in the Netherlands. more...

  • Engaging the Pastby Alison Landsberg

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Alison Landsberg is an associate professor in the Department of History and Art History and the Department of Cultural Studies at George Mason University. She is the author of Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture. more...

  • The Patagonian Hareby Claude Lanzmann

    Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available

    Claude Lanzmann is a French journalist, political commentator, and film director of the classic nine-and-a-half hour Holocaust documentary film Shoah (1985). Lanzmann is chief editor of the journal Les Temps Moderne s, which was founded by Jean-Paul Sartre. His memoir, The Patagonian Hare , is his first book. more...

  • RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1929-1956by Michael R. Pitts

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 48.00

    King Kong and The Thing from Another World are among the most popular horror and science fiction films of all time and both were made by RKO Radio Pictures. Between 1929 and 1956, RKO released over 140 genre features, including The Most Dangerous Game, The Phantom of Crestwood, Before Dawn, The Monkey's Paw, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, You'll... more...

  • A Christian Response to Horror Cinemaby Peter Fraser

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Christianity has had a powerful influence on every sphere of Western art, even art which on the surface might seem antithetical to the faith. This book argues that point with an analysis of the horror film genre, examining nine classics which illustrate the evolution of horror and reveal a culture haunted by fear of the unspeakable. The history and... more...

  • Monstrous Children and Childish Monstersby Markus P. J. Bohlmann; Sean Moreland

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Perhaps because of the wisdom received from our Romantic forbears about the purity of the child, depictions of children as monsters have held a tremendous fascination for film audiences for decades. Numerous social factors have influenced the popularity and longevity of the monster-child trope but its appeal is also rooted in the dual concepts of the... more...

  • Behind the Scenes of They Were Expendableby Lou Sabini; Nicholas Scutti

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    In 1945 U.S. Navy photographer Nick Scutti found himself in the Florida Keys on the set of the classic World War II drama They Were Expendable, taking candid shots of director John Ford, stars Robert Montgomery and John Wayne and the supporting cast and crew. Scutti's never before published collection of fully captioned photos provides a unique... more...

  • Film Noirby Paul Duncan

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    The laconic private eye...the corrupt cop...the heist that goes wrong...the Femme Fatale with the rich husband and dim lover - all are trademark characters of the movement known as film noir, that elusive mixture of stark lighting and even starker emotions. Noir explores the dark side of post-war society - gangsters, hoodlums, prostitutes and killers... more...

  • Great British Moviesby Don Shiach

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    Which British movies are the best that this country has produced? In this volume Don Shiach encapsulates the peaks of the British film achievement from the beginning of the sound era to the first decade of the 21st century. The giant figures of the 1930s, Alfred Hitchcock and Alexander Korda, set a standard for the domestic film industry in its attempt... more...

  • Orphans of the Eastby Constantin Parvulescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films... more...