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  • Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexedby Paul Cronin

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 27.69

    This edition of Herzog on Herzog presents a completely new set of interviews in which Werner Herzog discusses his career from its very beginnings to his most recent productions. Herzog was once hailed by Francois Truffaut as the most important director alive. Famous for his frequent collaborations with mercurial actor Klaus Kinski - including... more...

  • Mondo Macabroby Peter Tombs

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Peter Tombs, author of "Immoral Tales", now brings readers into the exotic, erotic, and eccentric international film scene. Fully illustrated, Mondo Macabro includes an Indian song-and-dance version of "Dracula"; Turkish version of "Star Trek" and "Superman"; China's "hopping vampire" films, among other movies, and much, muchmore. 332 illustrations... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mike Nichols and the Cinema of Transformationby J. W. Whitehead

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

    Mike Nichols burst onto the American cultural scene in the late 1950s as one half of the comic cabaret team of Nichols and May. He became a Broadway directing sensation, then moved on to Hollywood, where his first two films--Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967)--earned a total of 20 Academy Award nominations. Nichols won... more...

  • From Radio to the Big Screenby Hal Erickson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    There was a time when "American popular entertainment" referred only to radio and motion pictures. With the coming of talking pictures, Hollywood cashed in on the success of big-time network radio by bringing several of the public's favorite broadcast personalities and programs to the screen. The results, though occasionally successful,... more...

  • Complicated Womenby Mick LaSalle

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Between 1929 and 1934, women in American cinema were modern! For five short years women in American cinema were modern! They took lovers, had babies out of wedlock, got rid of cheating husbands, enjoyed their sexuality, led unapologetic careers and, in general, acted the way many think women only acted after 1968. Before then, women on screen had... more...

  • Dangerous Menby Mick LaSalle

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Using the same mix of accessibility and insider knowledge he used so successfully in Complicated Women , author and film critic Mick LaSalle now turns his attention to the men of the pre-Code Hollywood era. The five years between 1929 and mid-1934 was a period of loosened censorship that finally ended with the imposition of a harsh Production Code... more...