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  • Introduction to Japanese Horror Filmby Colette Balmain

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 38.99

    This book is a major historical and cultural overview of an increasingly popular genre. Starting with the cultural phenomenon of Godzilla, it explores the evolution of Japanese horror from the 1950s through to contemporary classics of Japanese horror cinema such as Ringu and Ju-On: The Grudge. Divided thematically, the book explores key motifs such... more...

  • American Documentary Film: Projecting the Nationby Jeffrey Geiger

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 42.99

    Richard Wall Memorial Award 2012 - Finalist. What key concerns are reflected in documentaries produced in and about the United States? How have documentaries engaged with competing visions of US history, culture, politics, and national identity? This book examines how documentary films have contributed to the American public sphere - creating a kind... more...

  • Post-Classical Hollywood: Film Industry, Style and Ideology since 1945by Barry Langford

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 159.99

    At the end of World War II, Hollywood basked in unprecedented prosperity. Since then, numerous challenges and crises have changed the American film industry in ways beyond imagination in 1945. Nonetheless, at the start of a new century Hollywood's worldwide dominance is intact - indeed, in today's global economy the products of the American... more...

  • Mementoby Claire Molloy

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    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...

  • The Besieged Ego: Doppelgangers and Split Identity Onscreenby Caroline Ruddell

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 119.99

    The Besieged Ego critically appraises the representation, or mediation, of identity in film and television through a thorough analysis of doppelgangers and split or fragmentary characters. The prevalence of non-autonomous characters in a wide variety of film and television examples calls into question the very concept of a unified, knowable identity.... more...

  • Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Filmby Ryan Shand; Ian Craven

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    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 amateur film studios have risen and fallen,... more...

  • The Spanish Prisonerby Yannis Tzioumakis

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 119.99

    Despite more than a passing nod to such crowdpleasing classics as Hitchcock's North by Northwest, playwright-turned-independent filmmaker David Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner is a particularly idiosyncratic film that betrays its origin outside the Hollywood mainstream. Featuring a convoluted narrative, an excessive, often anti-classical, visual... more...

  • Documents of Utopiaby Paolo Magagnoli

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    This timely volume discusses the experimental documentary projects of some of the most significant artists in today?s global art world: Hito Steyerl, Joachim Koester, Tacita Dean, Matthew Buckingham, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead, and Anri Sala. Their films, videos, and photographic series address... more...

  • FILM-KONZEPTE 35 - Jean Renoirby Lisa Gotto

    edition text + kritik 2014; US$ 19.08

    Jean Renoir ist einer der ganz Großen. Zu seinen Bewunderern gehören Jean-Luc Godard, Luchino Visconti und Orson Welles. In der Liste der besten Filme aller Zeiten, die das Magazin "Sight and Sound" seit 1952 erstellt, ist sein Werk von Beginn an vertreten und rangiert bis heute auf den vorderen Plätzen. In Anbetracht von Renoirs heutigem... more...

  • Ein Cinegraph Buch - Im Zeichen der Kriseby Hans-Michael Bock; Jan Distelmeyer; Jörg Schöning; Johannes Roschlau

    edition text + kritik 2014; US$ 24.80

    Anfang der 1960er Jahre befand sich das Kino in der Bundesrepublik wie in der DDR in der Krise, die Filmproduktion beiderseits der Grenze folgte überwiegend einem mutlosen Schematismus. Doch gab es auch Versuche deutscher Filmschaffender, inhaltlich und ästhetisch neue Wege zu gehen. Sie wurden bisher in der Filmgeschichtsschreibung wenig beachtet... more...