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  • Lois Weber in Early Hollywoodby Shelley Stamp

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Among early Hollywood?s most renowned filmmakers, Lois Weber was considered one of the era?s "three great minds" alongside D. W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille. Despite her accomplishments, Weber has been marginalized in relation to her contemporaries, who have long been recognized as fathers of American cinema. Drawing on a range of materials untapped... more...

  • A Hidden History of Film Styleby Christopher Beach

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The image that appears on the movie screen is the direct and tangible result of the joint efforts of the director and the cinematographer. A Hidden History of Film Style is the first study to focus on the collaborations between directors and cinematographers, a partnership that has played a crucial role in American cinema since the early years of... more...

  • Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Historiesby Tony Williams

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 59.00

    This volume offers the first comprehensive survey of the cinema of Evans Chan, a New York-based playwright, author, and filmmaker whose acclaimed films include To Liv(e), The Map of Sex and Love, and Datong. In this collection of essays on Chan’s documentary and feature films seven experts on cultural and film studies examine the unique blending... more...

  • A Deadly Secretby Matt Birkbeck

    Random House Australia 2015; US$ 25.02

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  • Hayao Miyazaki's World Pictureby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Hayao Miyazaki has gained worldwide recognition as a leading figure in the history of animation, alongside Walt Disney, Milt Kahl, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Yuri Norstein and John Lasseter. In both his films and his writings, Miyazaki invites us to reflect on the unexamined beliefs that govern our lives. His eclectic body of work addresses compelling... more...

  • Hide in Plain Sightby Paul Buhle; Dave Wagner

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    Paul Buhle founded the Oral History of the American Left archive at NYU. David Wagner has co-authored a number of books with Paul Buhle, including the recent Radical Hollywood . more...

  • Orphans of the Eastby Constantin Parvulescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films... more...

  • Ernst Lubitschby Scott Eyman

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 18.00

    ?Highly recommended? ( Library Journal ): The only full-length biography of legendary film director Ernst Lubitsch, the director of such Hollywood classics as Trouble in Paradise , Ninotchka , and The Shop Around the Corner. In this groundbreaking biography of Ernst Lubitsch, undeniably one of the most important and influential film directors... more...

  • The Cinema of George A. Romeroby Tony Williams

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In placing Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, the book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency of such work beyond 'splatter movie' models. The author explores the roots of naturalism in the work of Emile Zola and traces this through to the EC Comics of the... more...