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  • The Very Witching Time of Nightby Gregory William Mank

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The book covers unusual and often surprising areas of horror film history: (1) The harrowingly tragic life of Dracula's leading lady, Helen Chandler, as intimately remembered by her sister-in-law. (2) John Barrymore's 1931 horror vehicles Svengali and The Mad Genius, and their rejection by the public. (3) The disastrous shooting of 1933's... more...

  • Conversations with My Agent (and Set Up, Joke, Set Up, Joke)by Rob Long

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Barely out of film school, Rob Long struck the jackpot and landed a job on the phenomenally successful TV sitcom, Cheers . However, with the demise of the show, Long was faced with the question, ‘Is there life after Cheers ?’ Mercilessly witty about the daunting process of setting up a new series and getting it on air, these two books tell the... more...

  • Incorporating Imagesby Brigitte Peucker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Film, a latecomer to the realm of artistic media, alludes to, absorbs, and undermines the discourses of the other arts--literature and painting especially--in order to carve out a position for itself among them. Exposing the anxiety in film's relation to its rival arts, Brigitte Peucker analyzes central issues involved in generic boundary crossing... more...

  • The Body in the Mirrorby Angela Dalle Vacche

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.50

    This rich, wide-ranging book explores Italy's national film style by relating it closely to politics and to the historicist thought of Croce, Gentile, and Gramsci. Here is a new kind of film history--a nonlinear, intertextual approach that confronts the total story of the growth of a national cinema while challenging the traditional formats of general... more...

  • Watching Them Beby James Harvey

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 27.99

    An intimate, thought-provoking exploration of the mysteries of ?star presence? in cinema ?One does not go to see them act,? James Baldwin wrote about the great iconic movie stars, ?one goes to watch them be.? It seems obvious . . . Where else besides the movies do you get to see other persons so intimately, so pressingly, so largely? Where else... more...

  • Shakespeare on Filmby Judith R. Buchanan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    From the earliest days of the cinema to the present, Shakespeare has offered a tempting bank of source material than the film industry has been happy to plunder. Shakespeare on Film deftly examines an extensive range of films that have emerged from the curious union of an iconic dramatist with a medium of mass appeal. The many films Buchanan... more...

  • So You Wanna Be a Producer?by Steve Ecclesine

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Producer Steve Ecclesine has boiled down more than thirty years and over seven hundred shows as an independent Hollywood producer into one book So You Wanna Be a Producer? features one hundred thirty essays on a wide variety of subjects, as well as a complete budget for anyone seriously considering jumping into the shark tank. Used in dozens... more...

  • Shot/Countershotby Lucy Fischer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Do films made by women comprise a "counter-cinema" radically different from the dominant tradition? Feminist film critics contend that women filmmakers do present from a distinctive vision, or "countershot," and Lucy Fischer argues persuasively for this view. In rich detail this book relates the idea of a counter-cinema to theories of intertextuality... more...

  • Writing and Cinemaby Jonathan Bignell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    This collection of essays examines the ways in which writing and cinema can be studied in relation to each other. A wide range of material is presented, from essays which look at particular films, including The Piano and The English Patient , to discussions of the latest developments in film studies including psychoanalytic film theory and the cultural... more...

  • Why We Make Moviesby George Alexander

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    A sparkling collection of interviews with African American directors and producers. Bringing together more than thirty candid conversations with filmmakers and producers such as Spike Lee, Gordon Parks, Julie Dash, Charles Burnett, and Robert Townsend, Why We Make Movies delivers a cultural celebration with the tips of a film-school master class.... more...