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  • Written by Salim-Javedby Diptakirti Chaudhuri

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 16.98

    The dramatic, entertaining story of the dream team that pioneered the Bollywood blockbusterSalim Khan and Javed Akhtar reinvented the Bollywood formula with an extraordinary lineup of superhits, becoming game changers at a time when screenwriting was dismissed as a back-room job. From Zanjeer to Deewaar and Sholay to Shakti, their creative output changed... more...

  • Helenby Jerry Pinto

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 16.98

    It is now over two decades since the Hindi-film heroine drove the vamp into extinction, and even longer since the silver screen was ignited by the true Bollywood version of a cabaret. Yet, Helen ? nicknamed ?H-Bomb? at the height of her career ? continues to rule the popular imagination. Improbably, for a dancer and a vamp she has become an icon.Jerry... more...

  • Golden Imagesby Eve Golden

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2000; US$ 39.95

    This work contains 41 engaging essays on players of the silent screen, from superstars like Rudolph Valentino and Clara Bow to fascinating figures like Clarine Seymour and Arthur Johnson. These stories range from the tragic (early deaths, drug problems, talkie-related career failures) to the triumphant (a surprising number of silent stars enjoyed long,... more...

  • Tim Burtonby Johnson Cheu

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2016; US$ 65.00

    Since his early days at Disney, Tim Burton has possessed a unique talent and vision. His writing and directing credits range from big-budget features such as Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), to the comically grisly The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Corpse Bride (2005), to the twisted fairy tale Edward Scissorhands (1990), to literary... more...

  • Celluloid Indiansby Neva Jacquelyn Kilpatrick

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2016; US$ 23.00

    Native American characters have been the most malleable of metaphors for filmmakers. The likeable Doc of Stagecoach (1939) had audiences on the edge of their seats with dire warnings about ?that old butcher, Geronimo.? Old Lodgeskins of Little Big Man (1970) had viewers crying out against the demise of the noble, wise chief and his kind and simple... more...

  • Studying City of Godby Stephanie Muir

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 14.99

    A leading example of a resurgent Latin American cinema la buena onda? in the early twenty-first century, City of God was a huge international popular and critical success. A combination of intoxicating, Hollywood-style genre film-making and hard-hitting, social-realist subject matter, it was hailed as a masterpiece at Cannes in 2002 and seen by... more...

  • Communications Media, Globalization, and Empireby Oliver Boyd-Barrett

    John Libbey Publishing 2007; US$ 29.99

    In Communications Media, Globalization, and Empire, an international team of experts analyze and critique the political economy of media communications worldwide. Their analysis takes particular account of the sometimes conflicting pressures of globalization and "neo-imperialism." The first is commonly defined as the dismantling of barriers to trade... more...

  • Moving Imagesby John Fullerton; Astrid Söderbergh Widding

    John Libbey Publishing 2000; US$ 38.99

    In 1888, Thomas Edison announced that he was experimenting on "an instrument which does for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear, which is the recording and reproduction of things in motion." Just as Edison?s investigations were framed in terms of the known technologies of the phonograph and the microscope, the essays in this collection address... more...

  • The life of mise-en-scčneby John Gibbs

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 95.00

    Offers a critical history of key debates about visual style in British film journals in the postwar period more...

  • The Art of Kubo and the Two Stringsby Emily Haynes; Travis Knight

    Chronicle Books LLC 2016; US$ 29.99

    From LAIKA, the Academy AwardŽ-nominated studio behind Coraline , ParaNorman , and The Boxtrolls , comes a new adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan. In Kubo and the Two Strings , scruffy, kind-hearted Kubo cares devotedly for his mother while eking out a humble living in their sleepy shoreside village. But when a spirit from the past appears,... more...