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  • Matinee Melodramaby Scott Higgins

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Covering everything from Batman to Zorro?s Fighting Legion , Matinee Melodrama is the first scholarly study of the cinematic adventure serial as a distinct artform, one that uniquely encouraged audience participation and imaginative play. It suggests that the serial?s incoherent plotting and reliance on formula, far from being faults, should... more...

  • Women and Resistance in Contemporary Bengali Cinemaby Srimati Mukherjee

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Historically, Indian cinema has positioned women at the intersection of tradition and a more evolving culture, portraying contradictory attitudes which affect women?s roles in public and private spheres. Examining the work of three directors from West Bengal, this book addresses the juxtaposition of tradition and culture regarding women in Bengali... more...

  • 101 Forgotten Filmsby Brian Mills

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    Somewhere in the labyrinth of our memories are films that we have seen and cannot forget but frustratingly may never see again because they have mysteriously vanished from the public domain. They may be hidden away in a film studio's vault, buried beneath the floorboards of a filmmaker's home, imprisoned by some ancient legality, refused release at... more...

  • The American Cinema of Excessby Mike King

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00

    This book draws conclusions about the American mind through analysis of what might be called "cinema of excess:" cinema about Americans that includes culturally transgressive material such as violence, graphic sexuality, apocalyptic themes, and paranoia. The work begins with an introduction to far left and far right schools of film criticism,... more...

  • Amitabhby Susmita Dasgupta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 16.98

    A remarkable insight into the films and times of India's greatest star-actorIn 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...

  • The Anime Art of Hayao Miyazakiby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 25.00

    The thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing animated films of Hayao Miyazaki attract audiences well beyond the director's native Japan. Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away were critically acclaimed upon U.S. release, and the earlier My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service have found popularity with Americans on DVD. This critical study... more...

  • Art Of Cinemaby B D Garga

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 23.78

    As a film-maker and film historian, B.D. Garga has closely witnessed and participated in the growth of Indian cinema from the early 1940s. With more than fifty years? experience as a film journalist, and having served on various national and international film festival juries, he is probably India?s foremost authority on the subject of cinema. In this... more...

  • Behind a Velvet Trapby Anthony Buckley

    Hardie Grant Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Tony Buckley is well placed to take us behind the scenes to observe through his eyes the fascinating growth of Australian film-making. Covering a vast period of our modern history, he introduces us to the characters he has met: actors, stars, producers, technicians - sharing his entertaining stories and insights. more...

  • The Biology of Science Fiction Cinemaby Mark C. Glassy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 39.95

    Science fiction films of the 1930s and 1940s were often set in dark laboratories that had strange looking glass containers with bubbling fluids and mad scientists conducting glandular and hormonal experiments. In the 1950s, films were more focused on radiation induced mutations. The 1960s and 1970s brought more sophisticated biological sciences to... more...

  • Bollywood Nationby Vamsee Juluri

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.88

    Bollywood Nation charts the evolution of Indian cinema from its mythological films in the early 20th century to its world-class gangster and terrorist melodramas of today. In doing so, the book investigates why and how our films have become so deeply embedded in the nation?s popular imagination. Is it merely that cinema is the only common form of mass... more...