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  • Billy Wilderby Glenn Hopp

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2001; US$ 5.99

    A bullet-riddled body floats in the pool of a faded screen star. A desperate wife and a crafty insurance man mix lust with murder. Two musicians flee Prohibition gangsters by joining an all-girl band. A likable loser climbs the corporate ladder by pimping for his bosses. Only in the skewed world of Billy Wilder would such situations provide the context... more...

  • The Tim Burton Encyclopediaby Samuel J. Umland

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 79.99

    Tim Burton has been a major director for a quarter of a century, producing both cult classics and blockbuster films including Edward Scissorhands , Beetlejuice , Ed Wood , Batman , Mars Attacks! , Sweeney Todd , Alice in Wonderland , and Dark Shadows . An A-Z list of all things Burton, including his live action films, his... more...

  • The Persona of Ingmar Bergmanby Barbara Young

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    This book looks at the creative output of one of the world?s greatest filmmakers, Ingmar Bergman, through the prism of his personal life, in particular his interpersonal and internal conflicts. The author?a practicing psychiatrist as well as a professor emeritus of psychiatry?examines Bergman?s work and reflects on how the director?s personal life... more...

  • A Year of Moviesby Ivan Walters

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    This book lists 365 films, one for each day of the year, organized by the date on which at least one scene in the movie occurs on that date. For example, The Longest Day , a movie about the 1944 Normandy invasion, is the entry for June 6. For some films the scene that occurred on the date only lasts a few moments, but is pivotal to the film; for... more...

  • Altmanby Kathryn Reed Altman

    Abrams 2014; US$ 40.00

    For decades, Robert Altman fascinated audiences with pioneering films?among them M*A*S*H , Nashville , The Player , and Gosford Park ?that combined technical innovation with subversive, satirical humor and impassioned political engage≠ment. His ability to explore and engage so many different worlds with a single, coherent vision changed the landscape... more...

  • The Cinema of Sean Pennby Deane Williams

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Although best known as an Academy Award winning actor, Sean Penn?s directorial works The Indian Runner (1991), The Crossing Guard (1995), The Pledge (2001), and Into the Wild (2007), consist of some of the most interesting and singular films made in the United States over the past twenty years. Each of Penn?s directorial films and much of the cinema... more...

  • Raoul Peckby Toni Pressley-Sanon; Sophie Saint-Just; Olivier Barlet; Ph.D Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken; Jane Bryce; Myriam J. A. Chancy; Rachel Gabara; Tama Hamilton-Wray; Martin Munro; Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall; JoŽlle Vitiello; John P. Walsh; Raoul Peck

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    Raoul Peck: Power, Politics and the Cinematic Imagination includes a collection of essays by leading scholars and an interview and two keynotes addresses by the Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. The volume focuses on the ways in which power and politics have shaped his oppositional gaze and inform his films and his method as a director. more...

  • Governing Visions of the Realby Lars Weckbecker

    Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 70.00

    Governing Visions of the Real†traces the emergence, development, and techniques of Griersonian documentary ? named for pioneering Scottish film-maker John Grierson ? in New Zealand throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Paying close attention to the productions of the National Film Unit in the 1940s and 1950s, Lars Weckbecker traces the... more...

  • Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistanceby J. E. Smyth

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    A compelling history of the director's films of war and resistance more...

  • Stanley Kubrickby Elisa Pezzotta

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 60.00

    An argument appreciating and mapping the wide divergences in the director's interpretations of literature more...