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  • Sonic Space in Djibril Diop Mambety's Filmsby Vlad Dima

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    The art of Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety’s cinema lies in the tension created between the visual narrative and the aural narrative. His work has been considered hugely influential, and his films bridge Western practices of filmmaking and oral traditions from West Africa. Mambety’s film Touki Bouki is considered one of the foundational works... more...

  • All The Best Linesby George Tiffin

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 16.99

    An informal history of the movies told through some of cinema's best-loved scenes, from the early days of Hollywood to the present day. more...

  • Words on Screenby Michel Chion; Claudia Gorbman

    Columbia University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Michel Chion is well known in contemporary film studies for his innovative investigations into aspects of cinema that scholars have traditionally overlooked. Following his work on sound in film in Audio-Vision and Film, a Sound Art , Words on Screen is Chion’s survey of everything the seventh art gives us to read on screen. He analyzes titles,... more...

  • Star Wars vs. Star Trekby Matt Forbeck

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 14.95

    Could a Jedi knight use his light saber to deflect a beam from a phaser? Which aliens are cooler: the Cardassians or the Chazrach? Have any Federation ships ever made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs? And most important, in a fight between the Empire and the Federation, who would win? Ever since Princess Leia's starship hovered into sight... more...

  • The Pianoby Gail Jones

    Currency Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    The Piano written and directed by Jane Campion, is one of the most honoured films of the new Australian cinema, and is considered, by many critics, a modern masterpiece. Campion won the Palme D'Or at Cannes in 1993 for the film, making her the first woman ever to win this prestigious award; it also won Best Original Screenplay (Campion), Best Actress... more...

  • Audiovisuelle Rhythmenby Jan-Hendrik Bakels

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    The book explores the relationship of movement and music in film to study the aesthetic principles of audience affect. It begins by a reconstructive analysis and theoretical reflection on the rhythmicity of films – and goes on to show the extent to which the rhythmic dimension of audiovisual images offers access to intersubjective strategies to induce... more...

  • Introduction to Documentary, Third Editionby Bill Nichols

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    The third edition of Bill Nichols’s best-selling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. A new chapter, "I Want to Make a Documentary: Where Do I Start?" guides readers through the steps of planning and preproduction and includes an example of a project proposal for a film that went... more...

  • The Ultimate Book of Gangster Moviesby George Anastasia; Glen Macnow; Joe Pistone

    Running Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    The gangster movie is one of the most popular genres in film. From the Italian, Irish, and Russian families” in America to similarly sinister groups in Europe, Japan, and beyond, the cinema has never shied away from portraying the evil exploits of these brutal outfits. In this highly entertaining and informative book, two accomplished and apropos... more...

  • Oceansby Participant Media; Jon Bowermaster

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 22.00

    This unique tie-in to the major motion picture Oceans —coming this April from Disney & National Geographic —explores the health of our oceans, and what we can do to improve it. More than 75 percent of the globe is covered by the oceans. It is sometimes difficult to understand why it is called Planet Earth rather than Planet Ocean. Since half... more...

  • Modern Ghost Melodramasby Michael Walker

    Amsterdam University Press 2017; US$ 148.99

    The popular and critical successes of films like The Sixth Sense and the Ring film and its sequels in the late 1990s led to an impressive international explosion of scary films dealing with ghosts. This book takes a close look at a number of those films from different countries, including the United States, Japan, South Korea, Spain, and Great Britain.... more...