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  • Far from Heavenby Glyn Davis

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    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$ 32.00

    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$ 32.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Jet Liby Sabrina Yu

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 96.00

    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...

  • Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiositiesby Guillermo Del Toro; Marc Zicree

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos , Hellboy , Pan's Labyrinth , and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs,... more...

  • Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiositiesby Guillermo Del Toro; Marc Zicree

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 34.99

    Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos , Hellboy , Pan's Labyrinth , and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs,... more...

  • Nightmare Moviesby Kim Newman

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 39.99

    Now over twenty years old, the original edition of Nightmare Movies has retained its place as a true classic of cult film criticism. In this new edition, Kim Newman brings his seminal work completely up-to-date, both reassessing his earlier evaluations and adding a second part that assess the last two decades of horror films with all the wit, intelligence... more...

  • Art Of Cinemaby B D Garga

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    As a film-maker and film historian, B.D. Garga has closely witnessed and participated in the growth of Indian cinema from the early 1940s. With more than fifty years? experience as a film journalist, and having served on various national and international film festival juries, he is probably India?s foremost authority on the subject of cinema. In... more...

  • Naked Cinemaby Sally Potter

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    Sally Potter has been renowned for her rapport with actors, and for the luminous performances she works with them to produce. Now she strips bare the art and craft of directing actors for the camera, from casting a film to the moment of first screening when the work goes public. A brilliant writer for the screen, here Potter shows herself to... more...