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  • The Visceral Screenby Robert Furze

    Intellect 2015; US$ 40.00

    Robert Furze argues the defining characteristic of John Cassavetes and David Cronenberg’s respective approaches is that of "visceral" cinema, a term that illustrates the anxiety these film-makers provoke in their audiences. Cassavetes demonstrates this through disregard for plot structure and character coherence, while Cronenberg’s... more...

  • The Roots of Modern Hollywoodby Nick Smedley

    Intellect 2014; US$ 40.00

    In this insightful study of Hollywood cinema since 1969, film historian Nick Smedley traces the cultural and intellectual heritage of American films, showing how recentHollywood movies owe a profound debt to the liberal values of New Deal cinema. Hollywood cinema is not usually thought of as politically or socially engaged, but theauthor argues that... more...

  • Lure of the Big Screenby Karina Aveyard

    Intellect 2014; US$ 30.00

    Lure of the Big Screen explores film exhibition and consumption in rural parts of the UK and Australia, where film theatres are often highly valued as spaces around which isolated communities can gather and interact.Going beyond national borders, this book examines how theatres in areas of social and economic decline are sustained by resourceful individuals... more...

  • Drive in Cinemaby Marc James Léger

    Intellect 2015; US$ 45.00

    Drive in Cinema offers Žižek-influenced studies of films made by some of the most engaging and influential filmmakers of our time, from avant-garde directors Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Vera Chytilová, to independent filmmakers William Klein, Oliver Ressler, Hal Hartley, Olivier Assayas, Vincent... more...

  • Eaten Alive at a Chainsaw Massacreby John Kenneth Muir

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 25.00

    The sound of chainsaws revving on "haunted" Halloween trails has evoked untold screams since Tobe Hooper's 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre hit the cinemas. Since that first take-no-prisoners horror movie, Hooper's reputation as a master of horror has been secured by his adaptations of Stephen King (Salem's Lot, 1978, and The... more...

  • Easily Distractedby Steve Coogan

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Steve Coogan was born and raised in Manchester in the 1960s, the fourth of six children. From an early age he entertained his family with impressions and was often told he should 'be on the telly'. Failing to get into any of the London-based drama schools, he accepted a place at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre and before graduating had been... more...

  • Amitabhby Susmita Dasgupta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 16.98

    A remarkable insight into the films and times of India's greatest star-actor In an industry where fashions change every Friday, Amitabh Bachchan has been synonymous with cinematic entertainment for over thirty years. But beyond the labels of 'one-man industry' and 'star of the millennium', a number of issues pertaining to the star, his films and his... more...

  • Bogie & Bacallby Cindy De La Hoz

    Running Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    Ever since nineteen-year-old Lauren Bacall seductively taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle in the most famous scene from 1941?s To Have and Have Not , fans have been fascinated by the palpable heat between these two movie legends. Their onscreen passion blossomed into a full-blown off-screen love affair, and culminated in a blissful marriage that... more...

  • A Grammar of Cinepoiesisby Silvia Carlorosi

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    A unique contribution to the fields of film studies and critical and cinematic theory, A Grammar of Cinepoiesis explores the theoretical and practical modes of a cinema of poetry and examines how it breaks the convention of narrative in cinema. Carlorosi demonstrates how cinema of poetry is able to open a dialogue between author, text, and viewers,... more...

  • Conversations with Mani Ratnamby Baradwaj Rangan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.68

    Mani Ratnam?s Nayakan is among Time?s ?100 Best Movies Ever?; and Roja launched A.R. Rahman. This book, unique to Indian cinema, illuminates the genius of the man behind these and eighteen other masterly films. For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, about his art, as well as his life before films. In these freewheeling... more...