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- 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 2007; US$ 35.00
This collection offers 15 critical essays on Annie Proulx's short story "Brokeback Mountain" and its controversial film adaptation by screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana and director Ang Lee. Each essay explores the short story, the film, and the sociocultural phenomenon that followed the release of the motion picture in December... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 52.99
This exhaustive reference identifies and explains the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail , the first original film by the British comedy troupe. more...
- edition text + kritik 2013; US$ 19.08
Die Karriere der beiden Brüder Jean-Pierre und Luc Dardenne begann vor über 35 Jahren mit einer Dokumentation. Inzwischen sind ihre gemeinsamen Spielfilme mit zahlreichen Preisen, darunter Golden Globe und Goldene Palme, ausgezeichnet worden. Der Band beleuchtet das umfangreiche und vielseitige Werk des erfolgreichen Duos. Reihe FILM-KONZEPTE... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 37.99
In the years before the First World War, showmen, entrepreneurs, educators, and scientists used magic lanterns and cinematographs in many contexts and many venues. To employ these silent screen technologies to deliver diverse and complex programs usually demanded audio accompaniment, creating a performance of both sound and image. These shows might... 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
In 1954, troubled director Nicholas Ray chatted at a dinner party about his controversial plan for a film about middle-class juvenile delinquents. He was told of a book, written by a prison psychologist and owned by Warner Bros., called Rebel Without a Cause. Though he was initially unimpressed, Ray adapted the book into his own screenplay and Warner... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 49.99
This volume contains three new screenplays ( Bedrock , Old World and New , and Falling Angels ) by the writer-director of the prize-winning films Nothing But a Man , The Plot against Harry , Vengeance Is Mine , and Pilgrim, Farewell . more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00
Soviet and Russian film-makers have traditionally had uneasy relationships to the concept of genre. This volume rewrites that history by spotlighting some genres not commonly associated with cinema in the region, including Cold War spy films and science-fiction films, blockbusters and horror films, remakes and adventure films and chernukha films and... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 39.95
The 1932 horror film White Zombie starring Bela Lugosi has received controversial attention from film reviewers and scholars--but it is unarguably a cult classic worthy of study. This book analyzes the film text from nearly every possible viewpoint, using both academic and popular film theories. Also supplied is an extensive intellectual history of... more...