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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...
- ECW Press 2012; US$ 22.95
The Sweater is one of the most beloved animated films of all time. Based on Roch Carrier?s short story, also known as "The Hockey Sweater," the film recounts the most horrifying moment of the author?s childhood. Sheldon Cohen adapted the story into animation and created a film that is as much about childhood emotions and the desire to fit... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 29.99
From LAIKA, the studio behind the hit film Coraline , comes another marvel of stop-motion animation and creative storytelling. For ParaNorman , LAIKA's team of artists and animators built and brought to life a miniature town, a horde of zombies, and a quirky cast of characters to tell a tale of a boy with spooky talents who must save his hometown... 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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.00
Sergei Eisenstein's greatness lies not only in his films, such as Potemkin or Ivan the Terrible, or his contributions to the technique and art of the cinema but also in his contributions as a theoretician and philosopher of the art. This edition includes a new translation of Eisenstein's essay on Orozco. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton... more...