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  • The Genius of the Systemby Thomas Schatz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 30.99

    At a time when the studio is making a stunning comeback, film historian Thomas Schatz provides an indispensable account of Hollywood's tradional blend of business and art. This book lays to rest the persistent myth that businesspeople and producers stifle artistic talent and reveals instead the genius of a system of collaboration and conflict. Working... more...

  • The Making of The Magnificent Sevenby Brian Hannan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The story behind The Magnificent Seven could have been a movie in itself. It had everything--actors' strike, writers' strike, Mexican government interference and a row between the screenwriters that left one removing his name from the credits, all under the lingering gloom of post-McCarthy era Hollywood. A flop on release, it later became a... more...

  • Bullying in Popular Cultureby Abigail G. Scheg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Public awareness of bullying has increased tremendously in recent years, largely through its representation in film, television and novels. In popular media targeted towards young readers and viewers, depictions of bullying can present teachable moments and relatable situations. Written from a variety of perspectives, this collection of new essays... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Alfred Hitchcockby Jonathan Freedman

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This Companion provides a set of new perspectives on a much-loved and hugely influential director. more...

  • Monstrous Children and Childish Monstersby Markus P. J. Bohlmann; Sean Moreland

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Perhaps because of the wisdom received from our Romantic forbears about the purity of the child, depictions of children as monsters have held a tremendous fascination for film audiences for decades. Numerous social factors have influenced the popularity and longevity of the monster-child trope but its appeal is also rooted in the dual concepts of the... more...

  • RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1929-1956by Michael R. Pitts

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 48.00

    King Kong and The Thing from Another World are among the most popular horror and science fiction films of all time and both were made by RKO Radio Pictures. Between 1929 and 1956, RKO released over 140 genre features, including The Most Dangerous Game, The Phantom of Crestwood, Before Dawn, The Monkey's Paw, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, You'll... more...

  • A Christian Response to Horror Cinemaby Peter Fraser

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Christianity has had a powerful influence on every sphere of Western art, even art which on the surface might seem antithetical to the faith. This book argues that point with an analysis of the horror film genre, examining nine classics which illustrate the evolution of horror and reveal a culture haunted by fear of the unspeakable. The history and... more...

  • Behind the Scenes of They Were Expendableby Lou Sabini; Nicholas Scutti

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    In 1945 U.S. Navy photographer Nick Scutti found himself in the Florida Keys on the set of the classic World War II drama They Were Expendable, taking candid shots of director John Ford, stars Robert Montgomery and John Wayne and the supporting cast and crew. Scutti's never before published collection of fully captioned photos provides a unique... more...

  • Shooting the Moonby Brian Willems

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    The first book to examine the multiple and contradictory strategies for putting the moon on film. more...

  • Film Noirby Paul Duncan

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    The laconic private eye...the corrupt cop...the heist that goes wrong...the Femme Fatale with the rich husband and dim lover - all are trademark characters of the movement known as film noir, that elusive mixture of stark lighting and even starker emotions. Noir explores the dark side of post-war society - gangsters, hoodlums, prostitutes and killers... more...