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  • Steven Spielberg and Duelby Steven Awalt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    This is an account of Steven Spielberg?s first stand-alone film, Duel , a made for TV movie that first aired in 1971. This book chronicles the film?s history, from the original short story by acclaimed writer Richard Matheson (16 Twilight Zone episodes, Somewhere in Time , I Am Legend ) to its development as a teleplay, to its production... more...

  • Fan Phenomena: The Big Lebowskiby Zachary Ingle

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    From box office flop to one of the most successful cult films of all time, The Big Lebowski has spawned a multicity festival, college-level courses, and its own religion. more...

  • Quadropheniaby Stephen Glynn

    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...

  • Das Lächeln von Antikratosby Hans-Bernd Bunte

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.13

    Im Jahr 2008 veröffentlichte der Schweizer Autor Adolf Muschg seinen umfangreichen Roman "Kinderhochzeit". Anders als der Titel auf den ersten Blick nahelegt, beschreibt er jedoch keine Idylle. Zu Beginn mutet "Kinderhochzeit" wie ein Krimi an, als eine Tote gefunden wird und ein Kommissar zu ermitteln beginnt. Schnell entwickelt... more...

  • In Search of La Grande Illusionby Nicholas Macdonald

    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...

  • Mel Gibson's Passion and Philosophyby Jorge J. E. Gracia; William Irwin

    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...

  • The Films of Pixar Animation Studioby James Clarke

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 16.98

    A major icon of cinema and pop-culture more widely, Pixar Animation Studios has played a vital part in reminding audiences of animation?s capacity as a major artform. Hugely popular, and recognised as a real force in the imaginative lives of its audience, Pixar?s movies have attained critical mass. The Films of Pixar Animation Studio offers the reader... more...

  • Greek Tragedy into Filmby Kenneth MacKinnon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Will I Live Tomorrow?by Sonia Nassery Cole

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2013; US$ 16.95

    When Sonia Nassery Cole set out to film The Black Tulip in her homeland of Afghanistan, she knew the odds were against her; she was told time and time again that filming inside a war zone would be impossible. What she didn?t anticipate was how intent the Taliban and its sympathizers were on halting the film?s production—the crew encountered extortion,... more...

  • Mulholland Driveby Zina Giannopoulou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 32.95

    Mulholland Drive in the Routledge Philosophers on Film series is the first full philosophical appraisal of Lynch's film. Essential reading for students studying philosophy, especially aesthetics and ethics, as well as film studies. more...