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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
This is an extended analysis of the film, from different perspectives. The first half is largely a discussion of the cinematic technique, with key sequences analyzed shot by shot. The second half approaches the film from many other angles, including its history, the critical reception, Renoir's life and career, and film theory, e.g., film in relation... more...
- Open Court 2013; US$ 17.95
The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson's spectacular film about the death of Jesus, has quickly become one of the most widely-viewed movies of all time—and one of the most fiercely vilified. It is more loved and simultaneously more loathed than any previous work of cinematographic art. Some maintain that this film has brought them to a new faith in... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95
An examination of the groundbreaking 1960 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, including the story's origins in real-life graverobber Ed Gein. The book presents material from the script and how it was adapted from Robert Bloch's novel; details of the film's production, particularly the shower scene and other technical difficulties; actors... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95
Incest, explicit violence, homosexual rape--all presented in graphic clarity for general movie audiences. The fight for artistic freedom in Hollywood movies reached a boiling point when Bob Guccione combined traditional and adult filmmaking values in 1979's controversial Caligula. Guccione, the publisher of Penthouse, was passionate about taking... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2013; US$ 9.99
The Hunger Games movie has smashed box office records grossing nearly $700m worldwide - and future installments of the series are hotly anticipated. Jennifer, Liam and Josh: An Unauthorized Biography of the Stars of the Hunger Games lifts the lid on the movie's three stars, who have become icons and pin-ups for millions of fans. more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99
1964: Mods clash with Rockers in Brighton, creating a moral panic. 1973: ex-Mod band The Who release Quadrophenia, a concept album following young Mod Jimmy Cooper to the Brighton riots and beyond. 1979: Franc Roddam directs Quadrophenia, a film based on Pete Townshend's album narrative; its cult status is immediate. 2013: almost fifty years on from... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99
This volume shares the fascinating story of the cinematic adaptation of one of the world?s most influential novels. An all-encompassing account of the film?s production and reception, the account is filled with little-known facts and valuable insight into Solzhenitsyn?s complex relationship with filmmaking. more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57
An inventive, fast-paced comedy featuring P.G. Wodehouse?s iconic double act. Winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. When a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker – reconciling the affections of his host?s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 49.99
This collection of essays examines the relationship that Vertigo enjoys with the histories and cultural imaginations of California and, more specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area. Contributors to this collection explore the specificities of place and the role such specificities play in our comprehensive efforts to understand Hitchcock's most... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99
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...