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  • 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...

  • The Complete Gone With the Wind Trivia Bookby Pauline Bartel

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book is a collection of everything fans would want to know about a true movie classic. Readers will learn what brand of typewriter Margaret Mitchell used to type the original book, the parallels between Scarlett's life and the author's, and the ins and outs of casting the movie. Trivia quizzes and a bibliography are included, along with... more...

  • Sounds Like Londonby Lloyd Bradley

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 11.98

    For as long as people have been migrating to London, so has their music. An essential link to home, music also has the power to shape communities in surprising ways. Black music has been part of London's landscape since the First World War, when the Southern Syncopated Orchestra brought jazz to the capital. Following the wave of Commonwealth... more...

  • Every Night the Trees Disappearby Alan Greenberg; Werner Herzog

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    "You know from seeing it that Herzog was up to something strange in filming Heart of Glass. Now the mystery is clarified. Alan Greenberg peers into the heart of darkness of the great artist." —Roger Ebert “Mesmerizing . . . as poetic and mysterious as the film itself.?—Jim Jarmusch This intimate chronicle of the visionary filmmaker Werner Herzog... more...