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  • Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombiesby Michael Adams

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    "Michael Adams's book is great fun! No one intends to make a truly bad movie, but when they do, Michael Adams will be there to watch it...and make it entertaining!" ?John Landis, director of Trading Places and The Blues Brothers In Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies , film critic Michael Adams embarks on a year-long odyssey to discover... more...

  • Photography, Cinema, Memoryby Damian Sutton

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; Not Available

    Cinema and photography are both intimately associated with time?cinema with time in passing, the photograph with the lost moment. In Photography, Cinema, Memory, Damian Peter Sutton explores time in both media to present a radical new understanding of the photographic image as always coming into being. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze?s concept of the... more...

  • John Wayne: Americanby James S. Olson; Randy Roberts

    Free Press 1995; US$ 32.50

    No American has been more identified with his country than John Wayne. For millions of people from the heartland to the furthest corners of the earth, he simply is America. Wayne virtually defined the role of the cowboy and the soldier, unswervingly playing the gruff man of decency, the hero who would always come through when the chips were down. On-screen... more...

  • Projecting Ethnicity and Race: An Annotated Bibliogaphy of Studies on Imagery in American Filmby Marsha Hamilton; Eleanor Block

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 109.00

    This comprehensive annotated bibliography reviews nearly 500 English-language studies published between 1915 and 2001 that examine the depiction of ethnic, racial, and national groups as portrayed in United States feature films from the inception of cinema through the present. Coverage includes books, reference works, book chapters within larger works,... more...

  • Cinematographyby Kris Malkiewicz; M. David Mullen

    Touchstone 2009; US$ 25.00

    The Essential Guide to the Cameraman's Craft Since its initial publication in 1973, Cinematography has become the guidebook for filmmakers. Based on their combined fifty years in the film and television industry, authors Kris Malkiewicz and M. David Mullen lay clear and concise groundwork for basic film techniques, focusing squarely on the cameraman's... more...

  • The Short Screenplayby Dan Gurskis

    Course Technology PTR 2006; US$ 24.99

    With the growth of film festivals, cable networks, specialty home video, and the Internet, there are more outlets and opportunities for screening short films now than at any time in the last 100 years. But before you can screen your short film, you need to shoot it. And before you can shoot it, you need to write it. The Short Screenplay provides both... more...

  • Who the Hell's in Itby Peter Bogdanovich

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Peter Bogdanovich, known primarily as a director, film historian and critic, has been working with professional actors all his life. He started out as an actor (he debuted on the stage in his sixth-grade production of Finian?s Rainbow ); he watched actors work (he went to the theater every week from the age of thirteen and saw every important show... more...

  • They Thought it was a Marvelby Tjitte Vries de; Ati Mul

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    In a world obsessed with 'firsts', this fascinating book with its accompanying DVD analyses the stop-motion films made by the British pioneer filmmaker Arthur Melbourne-Cooper, arguably the maker of the first ever animation. more...

  • Mapping the Moving Imageby Pasi Všliaho

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 83.00

    A compelling study of how the medium of film came to shape our experience and thinking of the world and ourselves. more...

  • Alfred Hitchcockby Patrick Mcgilligan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light is the definitive biography of the Master of Suspense and the most widely recognized film director of all time. In a career that spanned six decades and produced more than 60 films ? including The 39 Steps , Vertigo , Psycho , and The Birds ? Alfred Hitchcock set new standards for cinematic invention... more...