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  • The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigoby Douglas A. Cunningham

    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...

  • The A to Z of Animation and Cartoonsby Nichola Dobson

    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...

  • Written in Stoneby Katherine Orrison

    Vestal Press 1999; US$ 31.99

    From concept stage through production in Egypt to release of the film: Katherine Orrison carefully recreates the behind-the-scenes story of Cecil B. DeMille's beloved epic. more...

  • Kubrick's 2001by Leonard F. Wheat

    Scarecrow Press 2000; US$ 49.99

    Three allegories?an Odysseus (Homer) allegory, a man-machine symbiosis (Arthur Clarke) allegory, and a Zarathustra (Nietzsche) allegory?are simultaneously concealed and revealed by well over 200 highly imaginative and sometimes devilishly clever symbols. In bringing Kubrick's secrets to light, Wheat builds a powerful case for his assertion that 2001... more...

  • Is This Heaven?by Brett Mandel

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2002; US$ 23.99

    This is the story of a make-believe place made real, its incredible lure, and its effect on the people who have stepped between its chalk lines. more...

  • Laconia: 1,200 Tweets on Filmby Masha Tupitsyn

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    If the sound bite is the new order, then how do we make every word count? In today's surplus world of communication overload and cultural clutter, writer and cultural critic Masha Tupitsyn turns to the media matrix of Twitter to explore the changing ways that we construct and consume narrative. Loosely applying the discerning aphorism?a compressed... more...

  • Now a Major Motion Pictureby Christine Geraghty

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    Now a Major Motion Picture is a unique look at the many sources, literary and otherwise, that influence film adaptations. Christine Geraghty subverts the idea that film adaptations of novels and plays must be faithful to the original texts. She is more interested in how, while a film reflects its literary source, it also invites comparisons to our... more...

  • Three Things You Need to Know About Rocketsby Jessica Fox

    Short Books 2012; US$ 10.92

    Jessica Fox is 26 years old, lives in Hollywood, and has a high-flying career at NASA. Working late one night, dreaming of another life, she?s seized by a moment of madness. She taps ?second hand bookshop Scotland? into Google, and clicks on the first link she sees. A month later, she arrives 2,000 miles across the Atlantic in Wigtown, on the west... more...

  • Shane Meadowsby Martin Fradley; Sarah Godfrey

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    From his breakthrough short films in the early 1990s and feature debut TwentyFourSeven (1997) through to the BAFTA-winning This Is England (2007) and hit television spin-off, director Shane Meadows has emerged as one of the most distinctive and influential voices in contemporary British cinema. Danny Perkins, CEO of StudioCanal UK, credits Meadows... more...

  • The Sense of Film Narrationby Ian Garwood

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    This book investigates the sensuous qualities of narration in the feature-length fiction film. Sensuous narration takes place when details of visual (or aural) texture are foregrounded for storytelling purposes. For example, the image becomes 'soft' in order to signal the representation of a character's memory; a 'scratchy' version... more...