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  • Bollywood's Top 20by

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 16.00

    A spectacular collection that celebrates Bollywood?s most enduring superstarsHindi cinema has wielded a hypnotic charm over viewers for close to a century, with its melodious music, colourful drama and lively plotlines. But at the heart of its mystique is the galaxy of stars who continue to mesmerize audiences. Bollywood?s Top 20 is a definitive collection... more...

  • Inventoryby A.V. Club; Chuck Klosterman

    Scribner 2009; US$ 20.99

    Each week, the writers of The A.V. Club issue a slightly slanted pop-culture list filled with challenging opinions (Is David Bowie's "Young Americans" nearly ruined by saxophone?) and fascinating facts. Exploring twenty-four great films too painful to watch twice, fourteen tragic movie-masturbation scenes, eighteen songs about crappy cities, and... more...

  • George Raftby Everett Aaker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    In the early 1930s, George Raft, an actor and dancer from New York City's Hell's Kitchen, gained a name for himself playing stylish and charismatic gangsters in films like 1932's original Scarface. Raft's own real-life connection to the New York mob added frightening authenticity to his portrayals, and his star quality coincided with... more...

  • Death and the Moving Imageby Michele Aaron

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Death and the Moving Image examines the representation of death and dying in mainstream cinema from its earliest to its latest renditions to reveal the ambivalent place of death in twentieth and twenty-first century culture: the ongoing split between its over- and under-statement, between its cold, bodily, realities and its fantastical, transcendental... more...

  • The Street Was Mineby Megan E. Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 125.00

    This book considers a recurrent figure in American literature: the solitary white man moving through urban space. The descendent of Nineteenth-century frontier and western heroes, the figure re-emerges in 1930-50s America as the 'tough guy'. The Street Was Mine looks to the tough guy in the works of hardboiled novelists Raymond Chandler ( The Big... more...

  • Falling in Love Againby Stacey Abbott; Deborah Jermyn

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Romantic comedy has long been a mainstay of the movies, from the classic screwballs of the 1930s, through Woody Allen?s ?nervous comedies? of The 1970s, to the current great Hollywood revival, featuring such movies as 'Maid in Manhattan' and 'Lost in Translation'; yet rom-coms have often struggled to be taken seriously._x000D__x000D_This original... more...

  • Violent Affectby Marco Abel

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    Countering previous studies of violent images based on representational and, consequently, moralistic assumptions, which, the author argues, inevitably reinforce the very violence they critique. He explains how violent images work upon the world. more...

  • Counter-Cinema of the Berlin Schoolby Marco Abel

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 34.96

    The contemporary German directors collectively known as the "Berlin School" constitute the most significant filmmaking movement to come out of Germany since the New German Cinema of the 1970s, not least because their films mark the emergence of a new film language. The Berlin School filmmakers, including Christian Petzold, Thomas Arslan, Angela Schanelec,... more...

  • The Counter-Cinema of the Berlin Schoolby Marco Abel

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 34.95

    The first book-length study in any language of the "Berlin School," the most significant filmmaking movement to come out of Germany since the 1970s. more...

  • Americanizing the Movies and "Movie-Mad" Audiences, 1910-1914by Richard Abel

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    This engaging, deeply researched study provides the richest and most nuanced picture we have to date of cinema?both movies and movie-going?in the early 1910s. At the same time, it makes clear the profound relationship between early cinema and the construction of a national identity in this important transitional period in the United States. Richard... more...