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  • 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

    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...

  • The Crime Films of Anthony Mannby Max Alvarez

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 60.00

    Anthony Mann (1906?1967) is renowned for his outstanding 1950s westerns starring James Stewart ( Winchester ?73 , The Naked Spur , The Man from Laramie ). But there is more to Mann?s cinematic universe than those tough Wild West action dramas featuring conflicted and secretive heroes. This brilliant Hollywood craftsman also directed fourteen electrifying... 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...

  • The Essential Mickey Rooneyby James L. Neibaur

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    From silent films in the 1920s to featured films through 2015, Mickey Rooney had one of the longest careers in Hollywood. This book looks at the most significant films in Rooney?s career, from his years as a juvenile lead in such classics as Babes in Arms , Boys Town , and The Human Comedy to his Oscar nominated supporting roles in The... more...

  • Turner Classic Movies: The Essentialsby Jeremy Arnold; Robert Osborne

    Running Press 2016; US$ 25.00

    Showcasing 52 Essential films from the golden age to the present, Turner Classic Movies invites you into a world filled with stirring performances, dazzling musical numbers, and bold directorial visions that mark the greatest moments in film history. These are movies that define what it means to be a classic. Readers can enjoy one film per week,... more...