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- 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...
- HarperCollins 2017; US$ 29.99
Discover the dark secrets of Guillermo del Toro?s masterpiece, Pan's Labyrinth , in this thrilling exploration of the film?s creation. Released in 2006, Guillermo del Toro?s Pan?s Labyrinth was hailed as a dark, thrilling masterpiece and announced the filmmaker as a major creative force, garnering him a loyal fan base attracted to his technical... more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00
Hollywood continues to reign supreme; from award-winning dramas to multi-million-dollar, special-effects-laden blockbusters, Tinseltown produces the films that audiences around the world go to the cinema to see. While the film industry has dramatically changed over the years ? stars have come and gone, studios have risen and fallen, new technologies... more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00
Building on and bringing up to date the material presented in the first installment of Directory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand, this volume continues the exploration of the cinema produced in Australia and New Zealand since the beginning of the twentieth century. Among the additions to this volume are in-depth treatments of the locations... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 41.99
The only person to receive four Academy Awards for best director, John Ford is considered by some to be America?s greatest homegrown filmmaker. This book looks at the two genres of films for which Ford was most well-known?Westerns such as She Wore a Yellow Ribbon , The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ?and military films... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 124.99
Compiled by two skilled librarians and a Taiwanese film and culture specialist, this volume is the first multilingual and most comprehensive bibliography of Taiwanese film scholarship, designed to satisfy the broad interests of the modern researcher. The second book in a remarkable three-volume research project, An Annotated Bibliography for Taiwan... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99
In a controversial and tumultuous filmmaking career that spanned nearly fifty years, Robert Altman mocked, subverted, or otherwise refashioned Hollywood narrative and genre conventions. Altman?s idiosyncratic vision and propensity for formal experimentation resulted in an uneven body of work: some rank failures and intriguing near-misses, as well... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 29.95
For almost thirty years, David Thomson?s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely ?the finest reference book ever written about movies? (Graham Fuller, Interview ), not merely the ?desert island book? of art critic David Sylvester, not merely ?a great, crazy masterpiece? (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian ), but also ?fiendishly seductive? (Greil... more...
- New York Review Books 2016; US$ 15.95
The French film director Robert Bresson was one of the great artists of the twentieth century and among the most radical, original, and radiant stylists of any time. He worked with nonprofessional actors?models, as he called them?and deployed a starkly limited but hypnotic array of sounds and images to produce such classic works as A Man Escaped ,... more...
- New York Review Books 2016; US$ 24.95
Robert Bresson, the director of such cinematic master-pieces as Pickpocket , A Man Escaped Mouchette , and L?Argent , was one of the most influential directors in the history of French film, as well as one of the most stubbornly individual: He insisted on the use of nonprofessional actors; he shunned the ?advances? of Cinerama and Cinema-Scope... more...