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  • Jet Liby Sabrina Q. Yu

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • Last Wordby Josh Gross

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Many of the movies we love are best captured in their final scenes, from the Tracy-Hepburn love fest in Adam's Rib  to the image of Dorothy back in her bed in Kansas. Turning the pages of this irresistible little book is like reliving the final moments of America's favorite movies, including: The African Queen Citizen Kane E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial... more...

  • Lure of the Big Screenby Karina Aveyard

    Intellect 2014; US$ 30.00

    Lure of the Big Screen explores film exhibition and consumption in rural parts of the UK and Australia, where film theatres are often highly valued as spaces around which isolated communities can gather and interact.Going beyond national borders, this book examines how theatres in areas of social and economic decline are sustained by resourceful individuals... 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...

  • 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...

  • Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywoodby Ron Backer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    Many of the 20th century's most celebrated fictional sleuths appeared in Hollywood movie mystery series of the forties. This volume focuses on 19 series (146 films): The Saint, The Lone Wolf, Sherlock Holmes, The Shadow, Nick Carter, Michael Shayne, Ellery Queen, Boston Blackie, The Falcon, Mr. District Attorney, Wally Benton, Crime Doctor, The... 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...

  • Nightmare Moviesby Kim Newman

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 38.99

    Now over twenty years old, the original edition of Nightmare Movies has retained its place as a true classic of cult film criticism. In this new edition, Kim Newman brings his seminal work completely up-to-date, both reassessing his earlier evaluations and adding a second part that assess the last two decades of horror films with all the wit, intelligence... more...

  • Once Upon A Time in the Italian Westby Howard Hughes

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.99

    Howard Hughes has written a well-researched, detailed, no-nonsense and above all enthusiastic guide to twenty of the best Italian Westerns from 'A Fistful of Dollars' to 'My name is Nobody'. He has aimed for the heart, and unlike the bad guy in 'Fistful' he has hit it.'- Christopher Frayling more...

  • Out at the Moviesby Steven Paul Davies; Simon Callow

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community's journey from persecution to emancipation to acceptance. Politicised dramas like Victim in the 60s, The Naked Civil Servant in the 70s, and the AIDS cinema of the 80s have given way in recent years to films which celebrate a vast array of gay life-styles. Gay films have undergone a major shift,... more...