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- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99
The A to Z of Animation and Cartoons is an introduction to all aspects of animation history and its development as a technology and industry beyond the familiar cartoons from the Disney and Warner Bros. Studios. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, photos, a bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on animators,... more...
- Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00
Adapting Philosophy looks at the ways in which The Matrix Trilogy adapts Jean Baudrillards Simulacra and Simulation, and in doing so creates its own distinctive philosophical position. Where previous work in the field has presented the trilogy as a simple beginners guide to philosophy, this study offers a new methodology for... more...
- Currency Press 2008; US$ 7.99
One of the seminal films of the 1970s, Alvin Purple depicts Alvins struggles with his irresistibility to womenfrom his school days and time as a waterbed salesman to his short-lived career as a sex therapist. The definitive ocker comedy, Alvin Purple survived a critical mauling and went on to become the most commercially successful... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 150.00
The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium.... more...
- Destiny Image, Inc. 2013; US$ 9.99
In the past, we have seen moves of God that were carried out by men in the flesh. This time when we hear the Spirit call, we are going to see every nation coming to Christ and saying, ?I heard it! I heard it! I was praying, and God spoke to me. I want to be saved!? The world cannot get mankind together. None of their programs, none of their laws,... more...
- 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 29.95
When movie fans talk about their favorite films, they most often mention one or two particular scenes that they never tire of watching. This witty and engaging volume catalogs more than 500 of the most memorable scenes in movie history. Organized by theme, it recounts the best scenes featuring everything from accountants and adoption to whistling and... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 12.99
More than just a box office flop that resurrected itself in the midnight movie circuit, Blade Runner (1982) achieved extraordinary cult status through video, laserdisc, and a five-disc DVD collector's set. Blade Runner has become a network of variant texts and fan speculations; a franchise created around just one film. Some have dubbed the movie... more...
- 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...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 14.99
Few films have had the influence and impact of The Blair Witch Project (1999). Its arrival was a horror cinema palette cleanser after a decade of serial killers and postmodern intertextuality, a bare bones 'found footage' trend setter. In this Devil's Advocate, Peter Turner tells the story of the film from his conception and production then provides... more...