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Motion pictures

  • Deathwatchby C. Scott Combs

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to “watch life? and “write movement,? it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema?s long history of representing death, this book considers movie sequences in which the process of dying becomes an exercise in legibility and exploration for the camera and... more...

  • Emergence of Film Culture, Theby Malte Hagener

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    Between the two world wars, a distinct and vibrant film culture emerged in Europe. Film festivals and schools were established; film theory and history was written that took cinema seriously as an art form; and critical writing that created the film canon flourished. This scene was decidedly transnational and creative, overcoming traditional boundaries... more...

  • World Film Locationsby Anna Poupou; Afroditi Nikolaidou; Eirini Sifaki

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    A filmic guidebook of the Greek capital, World Film Locations: Athens takes readers to film locations in the central historical district with excursions to the periphery of Athens—popular neighborhoods, poor suburbs, and slums often represented in postwar neorealist films—and then on to garden cities and upper class suburbs, especially those... more...

  • World Film Locationsby Alberto Zambenedetti

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    Florence, with its rich history, privileged place in the canon of Western art, and long-standing relationship with the moving image, is a cinematic city equal to Venice or Rome. World Film Locations: Florence explores the city as it is manifested in the minds of filmmakers and filmgoers. more...

  • The Horror Filmby Peter Hutchings

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The Horror Film is an in-depth exploration of one of the most consistently popular, but also most disreputable, of all the mainstream film genres. Since the early 1930s there has never been a time when horror films were not being produced in substantial numbers somewhere in the world and never a time when they were not being criticised, censored... more...

  • Cinema of the Presentby Lisa Robertson

    Coach House Books 2014; US$ 12.95

    A twenty-five-frames-per-second look at the kinetic, cinematic self by a master poet. more...

  • Smart Chicks on Screenby Laura Mattoon D'Amore

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    In Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television , Laura Mattoon D?Amore brings together a collection of essays that examine the disparate portrayals of beauty and brains in film and television. This text will be of interest to scholars of film and television, communications, and women?s studies, to name a few.... more...

  • Distribution Revolutionby Michael Curtin; Jennifer Holt; Kevin Sanson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Distribution Revolution is a collection of interviews with leading film and TV professionals concerning the many ways that digital delivery systems are transforming the entertainment business. These interviews provide lively insider accounts from studio executives, distribution professionals, and creative talent of the tumultuous transformation of... more...

  • Avatar and Philosophyby George A. Dunn; William Irwin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 17.95

    James Cameron’s critically acclaimed movie Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards and received countless accolades for its breath-taking visuals and use of 3D technology. But beyond its cinematic splendour, can Avatar also offer us insights into business ethics, empathy, disability, and the relationship between mind and body? Can getting... more...

  • Last Man Standingby Roger Moore

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 10.99

    In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of the show business scene. Of course, he's an actor and has starred in films that have made him famous the world over; but he's also a tremendous prankster, joker and raconteur - in fact, he's well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, and someone who has... more...