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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00
Jack Hill stands as one of the great B-movie directors and influenced an aspiring filmmaker named Quentin Tarantino. The director who gave the world Coffy, Foxy Brown, Spider Baby, Switchblade Sisters and other exploitation classics broke gender and racial barriers in his low-budget work. He launched the careers of Pam Grier, Ellen Burstyn and Sid... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00
This book draws conclusions about the American mind through analysis of what might be called "cinema of excess:" cinema about Americans that includes culturally transgressive material such as violence, graphic sexuality, apocalyptic themes, and paranoia. The work begins with an introduction to far left and far right schools of film criticism,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 19.99
Unlike most makers of modern or futuristic films, George Lucas turned away from the standard special operatives or secret agents when he created the heroes for his epic Star Wars saga. Part knight, part monk, the Jedi Knights were an order of swordsmen that helped rule the universe in accordance with law and lofty principles of justice and honor. Without... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 25.00
The thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing animated films of Hayao Miyazaki attract audiences well beyond the director's native Japan. Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away were critically acclaimed upon U.S. release, and the earlier My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service have found popularity with Americans on DVD. This critical study... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 30.99
This comprehensive and enlightening collection?the first of its kind?features storyboard art from the last 100 years, covering more than 50 classic, cult, and popular films. Much of the artwork included here has never been published, including early drawings from such great artists as William Cameron Menzies ( Gone With the Wind ), Mentor Huebner (... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available
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...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 27.69
This edition of Herzog on Herzog presents a completely new set of interviews in which Werner Herzog discusses his career from its very beginnings to his most recent productions. Herzog was once hailed by Francois Truffaut as the most important director alive. Famous for his frequent collaborations with mercurial actor Klaus Kinski - including... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95
The Western introduces the novice to the pleasures and the meanings of the Western film, shares the excitement of the genre with the fan, addresses the suspicions of the cynic and develops the knowledge of the student. The Western is about the changing times of the Western, and about how it has been understood in film criticism. Until the 1980s,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 26.99
Shakespeare and the English-speaking Cinema is a lively, authoritative, and innovative overview of the ways in which Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for cinema. Organised by topics rather than chronology, it offers detailed commentary on significant films, including both 'mainstream' and 'canonical' works by such directors... more...