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Motion pictures

  • ...But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occurby Amy L. Thompson; Antonio S. Thompson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    Part pop culture trope, part hypothetical cataclysm, the zombie apocalypse is rooted in modern literature, film and mythology. This collection of new essays considers the implications of this scientifically impossible (but perhaps imminent) event, examining real-world responses to pandemic contagion and civic chaos, as well as those from Hollywood... more...

  • 'Injuns!'by Edward Buscombe

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 16.00

    In 'Injuns!', distinguished film scholar Edward Buscombe presents an original and readable account of the cultural images of Native Americans through history and around the globe. more...

  • "It's the Pictures That Got Small"by Anthony Slide

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Anthony Slide is the author or editor of more than two hundred books on the history of popular entertainment. He has served as both associate archivist of the American Film Institute and as resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His most recent publications include Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical... more...

  • "The Lives of Others" and Contemporary German Filmby Paul Cooke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 21.72

    This volume will offer the first book-length academic investigation of Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck?s Oscar-winning film The Lives of Others (2006). The aim of this edited collection is twofold. On the one hand, it will offer new insight into one of the most successful German films of the past two decades placing The Lives of Others... more...

  • 'Un-American' Hollywoodby Peter Stanfield; Frank Krutnik; Brian Neve; Steve Neale

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    ?Un-American? Hollywood   reopens the intense critical debate on the blacklist era and on the aesthetic and political work of the Hollywood Left. In a series of fresh case studies focusing on contexts of production and reception, the contributors offer exciting and original perspectives on the role of progressive politics within a capitalist media... more...

  • "Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer!"by Vern

    Titan Books 2012; US$ 5.99

    With the hilarious ?instant cult classic? Seagalogy: A Study of the Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal, Vern wrote a book that shook the very foundations of film criticism (then broke their wrists and threw them through a window). Now he?s back, and this time he?s got all ?the films of badass cinema? in his sights... Discover how one review earned... more...

  • The $11 Billion Yearby Anne Thompson

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    "This chronicle of 2012 is a slice of what happened during a watershed year for the Hollywood movie industry. It's not the whole story, but it's a mosaic of what went on, and why, and of where things are heading." What changed in one Hollywood year to produce a record-breaking box office after two years of decline? How can the Sundance Festival influence... more...

  • The 'I' of the Cameraby William Rothman

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This second edition of William Rothman's classic includes fourteen new essays and a new foreword. more...

  • (Re)viewing Creative, Critical and Commercial Practices in Contemporary Spanish Cinemaby Duncan Wheeler

    Intellect Books Ltd 2014; US$ 83.00

    Formulated around a number of key thematic concerns - including new creative trends; the politics and practices of memory; auteurship, genre, and stardom in a transnational age - this reassessment of contemporary Spanish cinema from 1992 to 2012 brings leading academics from a broad range of disciplinary and geographical backgrounds into dialogue with... more...

  • The 100 Greatest Silent Film Comediansby James Roots

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 97.99

    This book ranks the top 100 silent film stars based on a scale that considers creativity, originality, chemistry with fellow performers, and other factors. The author also promotes some lesser-known performers, singles out each artist?s best works, and identifies key films available on DVD. more...