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  • The Art of Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the Westby John Fawell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 35.00

    Few directors are characterized by both extraordinary film craft and the ironic reputation for lowbrow films. Despite his many achievements as a child of the Italian Cinecitta studios, however, Sergio Leone has been judged severely by writers who find his films lacking in ideas and moralists who find his films unduly cynical. Nevertheless, Leone's... more...

  • Die Macht des Grotesken: Dekonstruktion des kulturellen Wertesystems im Film Salò oder die 120 Tage von Sodomby Bojan Sarenac

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 18.51

    In der vorliegenden Arbeit werden sowohl die möglichen Ursachen, als auch die schwerwiegenden Folgen der Destruktion für das ?westliche? kulturelle Wertesystem untersucht. Die Parallelen zwischen dem Grotesken und der Kultur werden erläutert und anschließend werden der Anteil und die Mechanismen des Grotesken in der ?Dekonstruktion der Kultur? anhand... more...

  • Reading Brokeback Mountainby Jim Stacy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    This collection offers 15 critical essays on Annie Proulx's short story "Brokeback Mountain" and its controversial film adaptation by screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana and director Ang Lee. Each essay explores the short story, the film, and the sociocultural phenomenon that followed the release of the motion picture in December... more...

  • A Book about the Film Monty Python and the Holy Grailby Darl Larsen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 49.99

    This exhaustive reference identifies and explains the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail , the first original film by the British comedy troupe. more...

  • Performing New Media, 1890-1915by Kaveh Askari; Scott Curtis; Frank Gray; Louis Pelletier; Tami Williams; Joshua Yumibe

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 37.99

    In the years before the First World War, showmen, entrepreneurs, educators, and scientists used magic lanterns and cinematographs in many contexts and many venues. To employ these silent screen technologies to deliver diverse and complex programs usually demanded audio accompaniment, creating a performance of both sound and image. These shows might... more...

  • Blade Runnerby Amy Coplan; David Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Ridley Scott?s Blade Runner is widely regarded as a "masterpiece of modern cinema" and is regularly ranked as one of the great films of all time. Set in a dystopian future where the line between human beings and ?replicants? is blurred, the film raises a host of philosophical questions about what it is to be human, the possibility of moral agency... more...

  • The Making of Rebel Without a Causeby Douglas L. Rathgeb

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    In 1954, troubled director Nicholas Ray chatted at a dinner party about his controversial plan for a film about middle-class juvenile delinquents. He was told of a book, written by a prison psychologist and owned by Warner Bros., called Rebel Without a Cause. Though he was initially unimpressed, Ray adapted the book into his own screenplay and Warner... more...

  • Four Screenplaysby Syd Field

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    In a field being transformed by technology, Syd  Field shows you what works and why and how to find  new ways to create a truly outstanding film using  four extraordinary examples: Thelma &  Louise , Terminator 2: Judgement  Day , The Silence Of The  Lambs , and Dances With  Wolves . From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Ingmar Bergman's Personaby Lloyd Michaels

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    The essays collected in this volume use a variety of methodologies to explore Bergman's Persona. more...

  • Inception and Philosophyby David Kyle Johnson; William Irwin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 18.95

    A philosophical look at the movie Inception and its brilliant metaphysical puzzles Is the top still spinning? Was it all a dream? In the world of Christopher Nolan's four-time Academy Award-winning movie, people can share one another's dreams and alter their beliefs and thoughts. Inception is a metaphysical heist film that raises more questions... more...