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  • George Lucas's Blockbustingby Alex Ben Block; Lucy Autrey Wilson

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    A comprehensive look at 300 of the most financially and/or critically successful motion pictures of all time?many made despite seemingly insurmountable economic, cultural, and political challenges?set against the prevailing production, distribution, exhibition, marketing, and technology trends of each decade in movie business history. more...

  • Hail, Hail, Euphoria!by Jr. Roy Blount

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Bestselling author Roy Blount Jr. tells the story of theclassic Marx Brothers wartime satire Duck Soup . As always, Blount isinformed yet informal, tongue-in-cheek yet tempered, providing the perfectvoice to recount the irreverent antics of Harpo, Chico, Groucho, and Zeppo. Readers of HarpoSpeaks , The Essential Groucho ,and Monkey Business and... more...

  • Rebels on the Backlotby Sharon Waxman

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    The 1990s saw a shock wave of dynamic new directing talent that took the Hollywood studio system by storm. At the forefront of that movement were six innovative and daring directors whose films pushed the boundaries of moviemaking and announced to the world that something exciting was happening in Hollywood. Sharon Waxman, editor and chief of The... more...

  • The Three Stoogesby Michael Fleming

    Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 19.95

    More people today can name the members of the Three Stooges than can name three justices of the Supreme Court. The Stooges are comedy icons whose enduring appeal and slapstick legacy have made them one of the most famous and beloved comedy troupes in the world. Michael Fleming's The Three StoogesTM is the first complete, authorized biography of the... more...

  • A Woman's Viewby Jeanine Basinger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 32.50

    Now, Voyager, Stella Dallas, Leaver Her to Heaven, Imitation of Life, Mildred Pierce, Gilda ?these are only a few of the hundreds of ?women?s films? that poured out of Hollywood during the thirties, forties, and fifties. The films were widely disparate in subject, sentiment, and technique, they nonetheless shared one dual purpose: to provide the audience... more...

  • Far from Heavenby Glyn Davis

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Nominated for four Oscars, Far from Heaven earned rave reviews and won widespread cultural and critical recognition. A knowing and emotionally involving homage to the films of Douglas Sirk, this film is a key text in the canon of American independent cinema.This book offers a detailed and perceptive study of Haynes' film, with each chapter centred... more...

  • Memory and the Moving Imageby Isabelle McNeill

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    A vital rethinking of memory and the moving image for the digital age, Isabelle McNeill investigates the role of the moving image in cultural memory, considering the impact of digital technologies on visual culture. Drawing on an interdisciplinary range of theoretical resources and an unusual body of films and moving image works, the author examines... more...

  • Framing Picturesby Steven Jacobs

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 33.99

    Through the feature films and documentaries of directors including Emmer, Erice, Godard, Hitchcock, Pasolini, Resnais, Rossellini and Storck, Jacobs examines the way films 'animate' artworks by means of cinematic techniques, such as camera movements and editing, or by integrating them into a narrative.He explores how this 'mobilization'... more...

  • Jet Liby Sabrina Yu

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    Jet Li's career has crossed numerous cultural and geographic boundaries, from mainland China to Hong Kong, from Hollywood to France. In Jet Li: Chinese Masculinity and Transnational Film Stardom, Sabrina Qiong Yu uses Li as an example to address some intriguing but under-examined issues surrounding transnational stardom in general and transnational... more...

  • The Devil's Guide to Hollywoodby Joe Eszterhas

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Mike Ovitz told him his Wilshire Blvd. "foot soldiers" would hunt him down. He's antagonized almost everyone at the top in Tinseltown. And now, Joe Eszterhas tells everything he knows -- in brief, quotable bursts -- about the business, the history of Hollywood, and how to write screenplays that make millions. Idiosyncratic, gruff and as shaggy as... more...