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  • Hitchcock Lost and Foundby Alain Kerzoncuf; Charles Barr; Philip French

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Known as the celebrated director of critical and commercial successes such as Psycho (1960) and The Birds (1963), Alfred Hitchcock is famous for his distinctive visual style and signature motifs. While recent books and articles discussing his life and work focus on the production and philosophy of his iconic Hollywood-era films like Notorious... more...

  • Latin Hitchcockby Dona Kercher

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    This study explores how five major directors—Pedro Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Alex de la Iglesia, Guillermo del Toro, and Juan José Campanella—modeled their early careers on Hitchcock and his film aesthetics. In shadowing Hitchcock, their works embraced the global aspirations his movies epitomize. Each section of the book begins with an extensive... more...

  • Losing Your Headby Giuseppe Civitarese; Sara Boffito; Francesco Capello; Giuseppe Civitarese

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 59.99

    Losing Your Head looks at the subject of beheading in art as a trope of the destruction of the mind. It focuses on new psychoanalytic tools that aid in understanding how a mind is born and grows, as well as what art can teach psychoanalysts about their work. more...

  • Film Analysisby Bert Cardullo

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95

    Film Analysis: A Casebook offers an accessibleintroduction to film analysis through close readings of 25historically significant films from around the world. Features a geographically diverse selection of films anddirectors, with representation from 20 different countries Covers many of the central films treated in today?scinema courses, and... more...

  • The Annotated Marx Brothersby Matthew Coniam

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

    Have you ever watched a Marx Brothers film and wondered what "habeas Irish rose" is? What is the trial of Mary Dugan with sound? What is a college widow? When exactly did Don Ameche invent the telephone? Their films are full of such in-jokes and obscure theatrical, literary and topical references that can baffle modern audiences. In this... more...

  • Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhoodby Kristen Hatch

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In the 1930s, Shirley Temple was heralded as ?America?s sweetheart,? and she remains the icon of wholesome American girlhood, but Temple?s films strike many modern viewers as perverse.  Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhood  examines her early career in the context of the history of girlhood and considers how Temple?s star image emerged out... more...

  • Rocliffe Notesby Farah Abushwesha

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    A manual for screenwriters and filmmakers, in the form of notes, on how to take your career from amateur writer to pro Rocliffe Notes is a compendium for screenwriters and filmmakers which brings together tips and opinions from more than 140 film and TV industry professionals, and provides a step-by-step, common-sense guide on how writers and... more...

  • Constructing the Coensby Allen Redmon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book combines recent developments in cognitive film theory, genre studies, and adaptation theory to isolate the ways in which the Coens encourage spectators to participate in the ongoing construction of their movies. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinemaby Marek Haltof

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    Through a chronology; an introductory essay; appendixes, a bibliography; and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, actors, producers, and film institutions, a balanced picture of the richness of Polish cinema is presented. more...

  • New Voices in Arab Cinemaby Roy Armes

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    New Voices in Arab Cinema focuses on contemporary filmmaking since the 1980s, but also considers the longer history of Arab cinema. Taking into consideration film from the Middle East and North Africa and giving a special nod to films produced since the Arab Spring and the Syrian crisis, Roy Armes explores themes such as modes of production, national... more...