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  • Hollywood's Indiesby Yannis Tzioumakis

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

    For over three decades the major Hollywood studios have operated specialty film divisions, companies that were originally established to focus primarily on the European arthouse film market, before moving on to the burgeoning American independent film market and in the process transforming it in fundamental ways. Hollywood's Indies is the first... more...

  • Magic Realist Cinema in East Central Europeby Aga Skrodzka

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Magic Realist Cinema in East Central Europe explores the interlocking complexities of two liminal concepts: magic realism and East Central Europe. Each is a fascinating hybrid that resonates with dominant currents in contemporary thought on transnationalism, globalisation and regionalism. In this critical and comprehensive survey, Aga Skrodzka moves... more...

  • Shane Meadowsby Martin Fradley; Sarah Godfrey; Melanie Williams

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

    From his breakthrough short films in the early 1990s and feature debut TwentyFourSeven (1997) through to the BAFTA-winning This Is England (2007) and hit television spin-off, director Shane Meadows has emerged as one of the most distinctive and influential voices in contemporary British cinema. Danny Perkins, CEO of StudioCanal UK, credits Meadows... more...

  • The Sense of Film Narrationby Ian Garwood

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    This book investigates the sensuous qualities of narration in the feature-length fiction film. Sensuous narration takes place when details of visual (or aural) texture are foregrounded for storytelling purposes. For example, the image becomes 'soft' in order to signal the representation of a character's memory; a 'scratchy' version... 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...

  • 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...

  • Jet Liby Sabrina Q. Yu

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; US$ 99.95

    This is the first study of Chinese stars and their transnational stardom, examining the transnational Chinese actor Jet Li, probably the best martial arts actor alive.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... more...

  • New Taiwanese Cinema in Focusby Flannery Wilson

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    In the Taiwanese film industry, the dichotomy between ‘art-house’ and commercially viable films is heavily emphasized. However, since the democratization of the political landscape in Taiwan, Taiwanese cinema has become internationally fluid. As the case studies in this book demonstrate, filmmakers such as Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang, Tsai... 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...