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  • Film Rhythm after Soundby Lea Jacobs

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    The seemingly effortless integration of sound, movement, and editing in films of the late 1930s stands in vivid contrast to the awkwardness of the first talkies. Film Rhythm after Sound analyzes this evolution via close examination of important prototypes of early sound filmmaking, as well as contemporary discussions of rhythm, tempo, and pacing.... more...

  • The Gangster Filmby Ron Wilson

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    This volume examines the gangster film in its historical context with an emphasis on the ways the image of the gangster has adapted and changed as a result of socio-cultural circumstances. From its origins in Progressive-era reforms to its use as an indictment of corporate greed, the gangster film has often provided a template for critiquing American... more...

  • Cecil B. DeMilleby Cecilia de Mille Presley; Mark A. Vieira; Martin Scorsese; Brett Ratner

    Running Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became clichés long ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. In the process, he became a filmland founder. One hundred... more...

  • Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Volume 2by Alfred Hitchcock; Sidney Gottlieb

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    This second volume of Alfred Hitchcock?s reflections on his life and work and the art of cinema contains material long out of print, not easily accessible, and in some cases forgotten or unknown. Edited by Sidney Gottlieb, this new collection of interviews, articles with the great director's byline, and "as-told-to" pieces provides an enlivening perspective... more...

  • TV-Wissenschaftsmagazine auf Heldenreiseby Eric Mayer

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 16.61

    Fernsehformate, die Wissen vermitteln, sind zum festen Bestandteil der heutigen Fernsehlandschaft geworden. Denn Wissen - im Sinne von Bildung - hängt eng mit Erfolg und Stellung in der Gesellschaft zusammen, ist also zum Statussymbol avanciert. Auf diesem gesellschaftlichen Nährboden stehen TV-Wissenschaftsmagazine. Fernsehmacher haben dabei die Herausforderung,... more...

  • Girls and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Rachel Robison-Greene

    Open Court 2014; US$ 19.95

    The drama-comedy show Girls —often under-rated by being perceived as Sex and the City for the Millennial generation—has made TV history and provoked controversy for its pitilessly accurate portrayal of four oddly sympathetic twenty-something female characters, notable for their self-absorption, empathy deficits, and ineptitude with relationships.... more...

  • Maya Derenby Sarah Keller

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel Duchamp, she is best known for her seminal film Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), a dream-like experiment with time and symbol, looped narrative... more...

  • The Assembled Partiesby Richard Greenberg

    Theatre Communications Group 2014; US$ 14.95

    A funny, heartwarming play about the way time changes those we love. more...

  • The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animationby Angela Tinwell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Advances in technology have enabled animators and video game designers to design increasingly realistic, human-like characters in animation and games. Although it was intended that this increased realism would allow viewers to appreciate the emotional state of characters, research has shown that audiences often have a negative reaction as the human... more...

  • Film, Theory and Philosophyby Felicity Colman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Philosophy, and in particular continental philosophy, has provided a conceptual underpinning for cinema since its beginnings, especially in the development of cinematic aesthetics. In its turn, film has rethought the abstractions of space and time and the categories of sex and gender and has created new concepts which illuminate phenomenology, metaphysics... more...