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  • The Biology of Science Fiction Cinemaby Mark C. Glassy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 39.95

    Science fiction films of the 1930s and 1940s were often set in dark laboratories that had strange looking glass containers with bubbling fluids and mad scientists conducting glandular and hormonal experiments. In the 1950s, films were more focused on radiation induced mutations. The 1960s and 1970s brought more sophisticated biological sciences to... more...

  • Pervert in the Pulpitby Jeff Johnson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 35.00

    Filmmaker David Lynch's work is viewed here as patriotic and Puritanical. This Lynch is an idealistic conservative on a reformer's mission. Lynch promotes a return to the values inherent in a mythological America, but he indulges in a voyeuristic pleasure which he simultaneously condemns. Like Jeffrey peeking through the slats of Dorothy's... 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...

  • The Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980sby Scott Aaron Stine

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 35.00

    Reviews of The Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 1960s and 1970s: "recommended"--Booklist; "exhaustive...useful"--ARBA; "a solid reference work"--Video Watchdog; "bursting with information, opinion and trivia...impeccably researched"--Film Review; "interesting and informative"--Rue Morgue;... more...

  • Written by Salim-Javedby Diptakirti Chaudhuri

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 16.98

    The dramatic, entertaining story of the dream team that pioneered the Bollywood blockbusterSalim Khan and Javed Akhtar reinvented the Bollywood formula with an extraordinary lineup of superhits, becoming game changers at a time when screenwriting was dismissed as a back-room job. From Zanjeer to Deewaar and Sholay to Shakti, their creative output changed... more...

  • Helenby Jerry Pinto

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 16.98

    It is now over two decades since the Hindi-film heroine drove the vamp into extinction, and even longer since the silver screen was ignited by the true Bollywood version of a cabaret. Yet, Helen ? nicknamed ?H-Bomb? at the height of her career ? continues to rule the popular imagination. Improbably, for a dancer and a vamp she has become an icon.Jerry... more...

  • Golden Imagesby Eve Golden

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2000; US$ 39.95

    This work contains 41 engaging essays on players of the silent screen, from superstars like Rudolph Valentino and Clara Bow to fascinating figures like Clarine Seymour and Arthur Johnson. These stories range from the tragic (early deaths, drug problems, talkie-related career failures) to the triumphant (a surprising number of silent stars enjoyed long,... more...

  • Mementoby Claire Molloy

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2010; Not Available

    Ambiguous, complex and innovative, Christopher Nolan's Memento has intrigued audiences and critics since the day of its release. Memento is the archetypal 'puzzle film', a noir thriller about a man with short-term memory loss seemingly seeking revenge for the death of his wife but finding it increasingly difficult to navigate through the... more...

  • Small-Gauge Storytellingby Ryan Shand; Ian Craven

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; US$ 120.00

    This book focuses on amateur fiction film-making. What do you understand by the term 'home movie'? Do you imagine images of babies-on-the lawn, sandcastles on the beach, or travels with the family? Did you know that amateur filmmakers have also explored fictional genres as diverse and fascinating as their professional counterparts, that specific... more...

  • 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...