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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Stagecoach to Tombstoneby Howard Hughes

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 20.00

    The true story of the American West on film, through its shooting stars and the directors who shot them?_x000D_ _x000D_ Howard Hughes explores the Western, running from John Ford?s 'Stagecoach' to the revisionary 'Tombstone'. Writing with panache and fresh insight, he explores 27 key films, and draws on production notes, cast and crew biographies,... more...

  • Once Upon A Time in the Italian Westby Howard Hughes

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 15.99

    Howard Hughes has written a well-researched, detailed, no-nonsense and above all enthusiastic guide to twenty of the best Italian Westerns from 'A Fistful of Dollars' to 'My name is Nobody'. He has aimed for the heart, and unlike the bad guy in 'Fistful' he has hit it.'_x000D_ - Christopher Frayling more...