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  • Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood 2by Lincoln Geraghty

    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...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand 2by Ben Goldsmith; Mark David Ryan; Geoff Lealand

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Westerns and War Films of John Fordby Sue Matheson

    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...

  • An Annotated Bibliography for Taiwan Film Studiesby Jim Cheng; James Wicks; Sachie Noguchi

    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...

  • The Cinema of Robert Altmanby Robert Niemi

    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...

  • The New Biographical Dictionary of Filmby David Thomson

    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...

  • Notes on the Cinematographby Robert Bresson; Jonathan Griffin; J.M.G Le ClÉZio

    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...

  • Bresson on Bresson: Interviews, 1943-1983by Robert Bresson; Anna Moschovakis; Mylene Bresson; Pascal Merigeau

    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...

  • Hail Caesar!by Joel Coen And Ethan Coen

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 7.28

    Hail, Caesar! is the story of Eddie Mannix, tireless pursuer of the interests of fictional Capitol Pictures, circa 1951. He is the ultimate studio fixer and---since the studio is his world---the ultimate earthly one. There is no star scandal he cannot cover up, no studio misstep he cannot repair, no sin he cannot make right. His powers are tested,... more...