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  • The Hay House Book of Cinema that Healsby Ashok Raj

    Hay House 2014; US$ 6.99 US$ 5.14

    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 US$ 52.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Conversations with Mani Ratnamby Baradwaj Rangan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.68

    Mani Ratnam?s Nayakan is among Time?s ?100 Best Movies Ever?; and Roja launched A.R. Rahman. This book, unique to Indian cinema, illuminates the genius of the man behind these and eighteen other masterly films. For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, about his art, as well as his life before films. In these freewheeling... 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...