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  • 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 Reluctant Fundamentalistby Mira Nair

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 22.08

    Based on the bestselling novel by Mohsin Hamid Internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair offers the reader an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the creation of her most ambitious film yet: The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Covering every aspect of the film-making process, this magnificently designed film book comprises an incredible array of images... more...

  • Robot Ecology and the Science Fiction Filmby J. P. Telotte

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 70.00

    This book offers the first specific application in film studies of what is generally known as ecology theory, shifting attention from history to the (in this case media) environment. It takes the robot as its subject because it has attained a status that resonates not only with some of the key concerns of contemporary culture over the last century,... more...

  • The Roots of Modern Hollywoodby Nick Smedley

    Intellect 2014; US$ 40.00

    In this insightful study of Hollywood cinema since 1969, film historian Nick Smedley traces the cultural and intellectual heritage of American films, showing how recentHollywood movies owe a profound debt to the liberal values of New Deal cinema. Hollywood cinema is not usually thought of as politically or socially engaged, but theauthor argues that... more...

  • Samurai Filmsby Roland Thorne

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    Samurai films are a wonderful combination of frenetic action sequences, moving personal drama and philosophical observations on loyalty and violence, all set against the spectacular backdrop of pre-industrial Japan. Many mainstream directors, from Hollywood and elsewhere, have been inspired and influenced by the genre. Want to know where George Lucas... more...

  • Scorseseby Jim Sangster

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 27.18

    Martin Scorsese?s obsession with sin and redemption, conflict and violence runs through much of his work. This essential guide to Scorsese explores his career from his early student works, including It?s Not Just You, Murray!: through his personal examinations of his Italian American heritage in Mean Streets, Italianamerican and Goodfellas: the extreme... more...

  • Self and Society in the Films of Robert Wiseby Justin E.A. Busch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 65.00

    One of the most versatile Hollywood filmmmakers, Robert Wise had a number of renowned films under his directorial belt, including The Day The Earth Stood Still, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Nonetheless, Wise remains a rarely studied Hollywood figure--while many filmgoers know and love his films, few recognize... 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...

  • 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...

  • Sholayby Anupama Chopra

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 16.98

    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...