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  • 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...

  • Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinemaby David Leiwei Li

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The First and Second Comings of capitalism are conceptual shorthands used to capture the radical changes in global geopolitics from the Opium War to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Centring the role of capitalism in the Chinese everyday, the framework can be employed to comprehend contemporary Chinese culture in general and, as in this study,... more...

  • Ein Cinegraph Buch - Im Zeichen der Kriseby Hans-Michael Bock; Jan Distelmeyer; Jörg Schöning; Johannes Roschlau

    edition text + kritik 2014; US$ 24.80

    Anfang der 1960er Jahre befand sich das Kino in der Bundesrepublik wie in der DDR in der Krise, die Filmproduktion beiderseits der Grenze folgte überwiegend einem mutlosen Schematismus. Doch gab es auch Versuche deutscher Filmschaffender, inhaltlich und ästhetisch neue Wege zu gehen. Sie wurden bisher in der Filmgeschichtsschreibung wenig beachtet... more...

  • FILM-KONZEPTE 35 - Jean Renoirby Lisa Gotto

    edition text + kritik 2014; US$ 19.08

    Jean Renoir ist einer der ganz Großen. Zu seinen Bewunderern gehören Jean-Luc Godard, Luchino Visconti und Orson Welles. In der Liste der besten Filme aller Zeiten, die das Magazin "Sight and Sound" seit 1952 erstellt, ist sein Werk von Beginn an vertreten und rangiert bis heute auf den vorderen Plätzen. In Anbetracht von Renoirs heutigem... more...

  • FILM-KONZEPTE 37 - Spike Jonzeby Johannes Wende

    edition text + kritik 2015; US$ 19.08

    2014 räumte Spike Jonze ab: Für sein Drehbuch "Her" erhielt er den Golden Globe und den Oscar und zählt damit endgültig zu den ganz großen Autoren Hollywoods. Spike Jonze begann seine Karriere mit einer Reihe von stilprägenden Skater- und Musikvideos in den 1990er Jahren. Auch später noch pflegte er das Image des "wild boy", als... more...

  • The Faber Book of New South American Cinemaby Demetrios Matheou

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 21.86

    "The first decade of 21st century cinema has surely belonged to Latin America, to the films and film-makers of Mexico, Brasil and Argentina." Observer more...

  • Far from Heavenby Glyn Davis

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • The Films of John Carpenterby John Kenneth Muir

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 25.00

    The films of John Carpenter cover a tremendous range and yet all bear his clear personal stamp. From the horrifying (Halloween) to the touching (Starman) to the controversial (The Thing) to the comic (Big Trouble in Little China), his films reflect a unique approach to filmmaking and singular views of humanity and American culture. This analysis of... more...

  • Framing Picturesby Steven Jacobs

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • Godfather Classic Quotesby Carlo DeVito

    Cider Mill Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather is one of the greatest movies of all time and one of the most popular: on its 35th anniversary, it continues to be a to earner on video and DVD. But what has made this classic so compelling is the unique Corleone wit and wisdom. Every fan will want to own this officially licensed, completely fascinating anthology... more...