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  • Desire Unlimitedby Paul Julian Smith

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    In the last decade, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar has grown from critical darling of the film circuit scene to mainstream success. Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always visually glorious, his recent films range from the Academy Award?winning drama Talk to Her to the 2011 horror film The Skin I Live In . Though they are ambitious and... more...

  • Eventby Slavoj Zizek

    Melville House 2014; US$ 16.95

    Probably the most famous living philosopher, Slavoj Žižek explores the meaning of events in this short and digestible book An event can be an occurrence that shatters ordinary life, a radical political rupture, a transformation of reality, a religious belief, the rise of a new art form, or an intense experience such as falling in love. Taking... 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...

  • Animal Starsby PhD Robin Ganzert; Allen & Linda Anderson

    New World Library 2014; US$ 22.95

    When cameras roll and directors call, ?Action,? some of the most dependable, funniest, and most enthusiastic actors stand poised on four legs, with ears alert. These charming and sometimes hilarious stories will give you a new appreciation for the skill and patience it takes to teach nonhuman actors to perform on camera, from Joey in War Horse to the... 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...

  • Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywoodby Ron Backer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    Many of the 20th century's most celebrated fictional sleuths appeared in Hollywood movie mystery series of the forties. This volume focuses on 19 series (146 films): The Saint, The Lone Wolf, Sherlock Holmes, The Shadow, Nick Carter, Michael Shayne, Ellery Queen, Boston Blackie, The Falcon, Mr. District Attorney, Wally Benton, Crime Doctor, The... more...

  • Self and Society in the Films of Robert Wiseby Justin E.A. Busch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 65.00

    One of the most versatile Hollywood filmmmakers, Robert Wise had a number of renowned films under his directorial belt, including The Day The Earth Stood Still, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Nonetheless, Wise remains a rarely studied Hollywood figure--while many filmgoers know and love his films, few recognize... more...

  • Cinema, Emergence, and the Films of Satyajit Rayby Keya Ganguly

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Although revered as one of the world?s great filmmakers, the Indian director Satyajit Ray is described either in narrowly nationalistic terms or as an artist whose critique of modernity is largely derived from European ideas. Rarely is he seen as an influential modernist in his own right whose contributions to world cinema remain unsurpassed. In this... more...

  • Crime Waveby Howard Hughes

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 26.00

    Crime movies inhabit dark and desperate worlds, yet they account for many of Hollywood?s most triumphant successes. In full acknowledgement of this achievement, 'Crime Wave' offers an authoritative and informative, stimulating and entertaining guide to the crime movie phenomenon, from its early days to the present, charting its history and celebrating... more...