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  • The Autonomous Imageby Armando J. Prats

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Blowup , says Armando Prats, is one of the necessary movies. It is a "living expression of the transition into the new narrative domains" in terms of man's "new vision of himself as a narrative creature in a world whose very essense is cinematic narration." Prats' work on the new humanism inherent in postwar filmmaking is a rewarding work with implications... more...

  • Alfred Hitchcockby Paula Marantz Cohen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    This provocative study traces Alfred Hitchcock's long directorial career from Victorianism to postmodernism. Paula Cohen considers a sampling of Hitchcock's best films -- Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho -- as well as some of his more uneven ones -- Rope, The Wrong Man, Topaz -- and makes connections between his evolution as a... more...

  • Independent Edby Edward Burns; Todd Gold

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 12.99

    An entertaining and inspirational memoir by one of the most prominent practitioners and evangelists of independent filmmaking, and the acclaimed writer, director, and actor ( Saving Private Ryan, Friends with Kids, Entourage ) whose first film? The Brothers McMullen ?has become an indie classic. At the age of twenty-five, Ed Burns directed and... more...

  • The Cinema of Ang Leeby Whitney Crothers Dilley

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Through suggestive readings of gender and identity, this book explores the international appeal of an acclaimed contemporary director. The author has revised the book?s introduction to reflect Ang Lee?s new films and their global reception and adds to the text a consideration of new developments in Chinese film, recent critiques of Brokeback Mountain... more...

  • Cecil B. DeMilleby Cecilia de Mille Presley; Mark A. Vieira; Martin Scorsese; Brett Ratner

    Running Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became clichés long ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. In the process, he became a filmland founder. One hundred... more...

  • Upstairs and Downstairsby James Leggott; Julie Taddeo

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 69.99

    This collection addresses the social and political contexts that have shaped the British TV costume drama as well as the changing historical contexts in which such programs are viewed again and again (in syndication, on DVD, youtube, etc.) and are reinterpreted by a thriving twenty-first-century global fan culture. more...

  • Fan's Guide to Gone With The Wind eBook Gift Setby Taylor Trade Publishing

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    For fans of Gone With the Wind on the 75th anniversary of the classic film, this three-volume eBook Collection pulls together two bestselling biographies, one of author Margaret Mitchell and one of film star Vivien Leigh, and combines them with The Complete Gone with the Wind Trivia Book to give readers a deep insight into the lives of those... more...

  • Action!by Bill Brown

    Microcosm Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Have you ever wanted to make your own movies? In this easy-to-read and lavishly illustrated volume, you will learn why movies move; how film and video cameras work; how to light and expose your shots to get the best results; how to create eye-pleasing compositions; and how to record crystal clear sounds. It's a do-it-yourself guidebook for film and... more...

  • Funnybooksby Michael Barrier

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Funnybooks is the story of the most popular American comic books of the 1940s and 1950s, those published under the Dell label. For a time, "Dell Comics Are Good Comics" was more than a slogan?it was a simple statement of fact. Many of the stories written and drawn by people like Carl Barks (Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge), John Stanley (Little Lulu),... more...

  • Migration in Lusophone Cinemaby Cacilda Ręgo; Marcus Brasileiro

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    With more than 250 million speakers globally, the Lusophone world has a rich history of filmmaking. This edited volume explores the representation of the migratory experience in contemporary cinema from Portuguese-speaking countries, exploring how Lusophone films, filmmakers, producers, studios, and governments relay narratives of migration. more...