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- Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 16.98
National Award Winner: 'Best Book On Film' Year 2000.Film Journalist Anupama Chopra Tells The Fascinating Story Of How A Four-Line Idea Grew To Become The Greatest Blockbuster Of Indian Cinema. Starting With The Tricky Process Of Casting, Moving On To The Actual Filming Over Two Years In A Barren, Rocky Landscape, And Finally The First Weeks After... more...
- 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...
- 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 cinemas attempts... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Intellect 2015; US$ 40.00
Robert Furze argues the defining characteristic of John Cassavetes and David Cronenbergs 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 Cronenbergs... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...