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  • Blade Runnerby Matt Hills

    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...

  • Now a Terrifying Motion Picture!by James F. Broderick

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    This work explores the relationship between twenty-five enduring works of horror literature and the classic films that have been adapted from them. Each chapter delves into the historical and cultural background of a particular type of horror--hauntings, zombies, aliens and more--and provides an overview of a specific work's critical and popular... more...

  • Sunset Boulevardby Billy Wilder

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 26.95 US$ 21.56

    Sunset Boulevard (1950) is one of the most famous films in the history of Hollywood, and perhaps no film better represents Hollywood's vision of itself. Billy Wilder collaborated on the screenplay with the very able Charles Brackett, and with D. M. Marshman Jr., who later joined the team. Together they created a film both allusive and literate, with... more...

  • Erzählsituationen in Literatur und Filmby Matthias Hurst

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 154.00

    Taking its bearings from Franz K. Stanzel's theory of typical narrative situations, this study examines the narrative structuring of literary works and the way this is transposed into the medium of film. The first section prepares the theoretical ground for the development of a model allowing objective comparison and artistic evaluation... more...

  • I See Youby Ellen Grabiner; Donald E. Palumbo; C.W. Sullivan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    In the blockbuster film Avatar, science fiction and the technological prowess of director James Cameron meet in a heady concoction that, while visually ravishing, could easily be dismissed as "eye candy." While critics most frequently acclaimed its breakthrough 3-D technology, close scrutiny of the film raises provocative questions about... more...

  • Fight Clubby Thomas E. Wartenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Released in 1999, Fight Club is David Fincher?s popular adaption of Chuck Palahniuk?s cult novel, and one of the most philosophically rich films of recent years. This is the first book to explore the varied philosophical aspects of the film. Beginning with an introduction by the editor that places the film and essays in context, each chapter explores... more...

  • American Literature on Stage and Screenby Thomas S. Hischak

    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...

  • Horror and the Horror Filmby Bruce F. Kawin

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    ‘Horror and the Horror Film’ is a vivid, compelling, insightful and well-written study of the horror film and its subgenres from 1896 to the present, concentrating on the nature of horror in reality and on film. more...

  • A Companion to Literature, Film and Adaptationby Deborah Cartmell

    Wiley 2012; US$ 62.00 US$ 53.73

    This is a comprehensive collection of original essays that explore the aesthetics, economics, and mechanics of movie adaptation, from the days of silent cinema to contemporary franchise phenomena. Featuring a range of theoretical approaches, and chapters on the historical, ideological and economic aspects of adaptation, the volume reflects today’s... more...

  • The A to Z of Animation and Cartoonsby Nichola Dobson

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    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...