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  • 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...

  • The Complete Lynchby David Hughes

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 23.96

    After working with David on his previous work for the series, The Complete Kubrick, we knew we were on to a winner for this book. Not only is David Lynch a master of modern film-making but David Hughes is well-qualified to write this 'complete' book. The book covers all Lynch's films including Mulholland Drive, TV and other projects, as well as the... more...

  • Through a Screen Darklyby Jeffrey Overstreet

    Baker Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.99

    Through intimate interviews with some of Hollywood's biggest directors and actors, plus overviews of blockbusters and buried treasures, a journalist and film critic shows readers the secret that turns a film from merely popular to truly timeless--and it's something most moviemakers do without even realizing it. more...

  • The Hay House Book of Cinema that Healsby Ashok Raj

    Hay House 2014; US$ 6.99

    A unique volume that highlights - tellingly and poignantly - how the impact of the Hindi film over the decades has played a significant role in trying to bring together people belonging to different faiths and different strata of society.Covering a vast time span from the silent era to the present, this work focuses on Hindi cinema’s attempts... more...

  • Documents of Utopiaby Paolo Magagnoli

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    This timely volume discusses the experimental documentary projects of some of the most significant artists in today’s global art world: Hito Steyerl, Joachim Koester, Tacita Dean, Matthew Buckingham, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead, and Anri Sala. Their films, videos, and photographic series address... more...

  • The Promise of Cinemaby Anton Kaes; Nicholas Baer; Michael Cowan

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Rich in implications for our present era of media change,  The Promise of Cinema offers a compelling new vision of film theory. The volume conceives of “theory” not as a fixed body of canonical texts, but as a dynamic set of reflections on the very idea of cinema and the possibilities once associated with it. Unearthing more than 275 early-twentieth-century... more...

  • The Visceral Screenby Robert Furze

    Intellect 2015; US$ 40.00

    Robert Furze argues the defining characteristic of John Cassavetes and David Cronenberg’s respective approaches is that of "visceral" cinema, a term that illustrates the anxiety these film-makers provoke in their audiences. Cassavetes demonstrates this through disregard for plot structure and character coherence, while Cronenberg’s... more...

  • The Roots of Modern Hollywoodby Nick Smedley

    Intellect 2014; US$ 40.00

    In this insightful study of Hollywood cinema since 1969, film historian Nick Smedley traces the cultural and intellectual heritage of American films, showing how recentHollywood movies owe a profound debt to the liberal values of New Deal cinema. Hollywood cinema is not usually thought of as politically or socially engaged, but theauthor argues that... more...

  • Lure of the Big Screenby Karina Aveyard

    Intellect 2014; US$ 30.00

    Lure of the Big Screen explores film exhibition and consumption in rural parts of the UK and Australia, where film theatres are often highly valued as spaces around which isolated communities can gather and interact.Going beyond national borders, this book examines how theatres in areas of social and economic decline are sustained by resourceful individuals... more...

  • Eaten Alive at a Chainsaw Massacreby John Kenneth Muir

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 25.00

    The sound of chainsaws revving on "haunted" Halloween trails has evoked untold screams since Tobe Hooper's 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre hit the cinemas. Since that first take-no-prisoners horror movie, Hooper's reputation as a master of horror has been secured by his adaptations of Stephen King (Salem's Lot, 1978, and The... more...