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  • 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...

  • Martin Scorsese in Ten Scenesby Tim Grierson

    Octopus 2015; US$ 18.99

    From the violent mob tale and surreal dark comedy to the restrained period piece and Hollywood blockbuster, the five-decade career of Martin Scorsese has been compellingly varied. Recognised as one of the most innovative and exciting filmmakers of our time, Scorsese might have been denied Oscar success until 2007, for The Departed - but his films... 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...

  • National Treasureby Lindsay Gibb

    ECW Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    A celebration of Nicolas Cage — the man and the memeNicolas Cage: leading man or character actor? Action hero or goofball comedian? Internet joke or one of the greatest actors of his generation? Beyond the gif bait and easy punchline, Nicolas Cage continually frustrates easy categorization or understanding. In National Treasure, pop culture writer... 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...

  • 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...

  • Stanley Kubrickby Elisa Pezzotta

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 60.00

    Although Stanley Kubrick adapted novels and short stories, his films deviate in notable ways from the source material. In particular, since 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), his films seem to definitively exploit all cinematic techniques, embodying a compelling visual and aural experience. But, as author Elisa Pezzotta contends, it is for these reasons... more...

  • Hearths of Darknessby Tony Williams

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 40.00

    A thorough study of a movie genre that reached its cultural zenith in the 1970s but remains influential today more...