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  • Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplaysby Lucy V. Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    Thelowdown on not only gettinga thriller feature script on the page, but alsogetting it in front of producers and investors From premise to resolution, this book guideswriters through the craft of thriller writing, citing classic thrillers such as Psycho , The Shining , The Sixth Sense , and Fatal Attraction , and lesser-known gems like... more...

  • The Shadow Self in Filmby Gershon Reiter

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book examines 13 movies that deal with the protagonist and his projected "other." The cinematic Other is interpreted as an unconscious personality, a denied part of the protagonist that appears in his life as a shadowy menace who won't go away. Devoting a chapter to each movie, the book starts with Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and... more...

  • New Tunisian Cinemaby Robert Lang

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Tunisian cinema is often described as the most daring of all Arab cinemas, a model of equipoise between East? and West? and the defender of a fierce, sovereign style. Even during the repressive regime that ruled Tunisia from 1987 to 2011, a generation of filmmakers produced allegories of resistance that defied their society?s increasingly illiberal... more...

  • The Ultimate Stallone Readerby Chris Holmlund

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities as actor, writer, producer, and director all while maintaining a monolithic presence. With The Ultimate Stallone Reader, this icon finally receives concerted academic attention.... more...

  • Hammer Films' Psychological Thrillers, 1950-1972by David Huckvale

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Hammer Film's output is justly famous for Gothic horror but the company also excelled in the genre of the psychological thriller. Though indebted to the example of Henri-Georges Clouzot and Alfred Hitchcock, Hammer nonetheless created its own style and approach to this genre in a series of often under-rated films that are, in fact, some of the... more...

  • The Philosophy of Tim Burtonby Jennifer L. McMahon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Director and producer Tim Burton impresses audiences with stunning visuals, sinister fantasy worlds, and characters whose personalities are strange and yet familiar. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as Lewis Carroll, Salvador Dal, Washington Irving, and Dr. Seuss, Burton's creations frequently elicit both alarm and wonder. Whether crafting... more...

  • The Philosophy of Michael Mannby Steven Sanders; Aeon J. Skoble; R. Barton Palmer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Known for restoring vitality and superior craftsmanship to the crime thriller, American filmmaker Michael Mann has long been regarded as a talented triple threat capable of moving effortlessly between television and feature films as a writer, director, and executive producer. His unique visual sense and thematic approach are evident in the Emmy Award-winning... more...

  • Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Culturesby Scott MacKenzie

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    Film Manifestoes and Global Cinema Cultures is the first book to collect manifestoes from the global history of cinema, providing the first historical and theoretical account of the role played by film manifestos in filmmaking and film culture. Focussing equally on political and aesthetic manifestoes, Scott MacKenzie uncovers a neglected, yet nevertheless... more...

  • Silent Cinema and the Politics of Spaceby Jennifer M. Bean; Laura Horak; Anupama Kapse

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    In this cross-cultural history of narrative cinema and media from the 1910s to the 1930s, leading and emergent scholars explore the transnational crossings and exchanges that occurred in early cinema between the two world wars. Drawing on film archives from around the world, this volume advances the premise that silent cinema freely crossed national... more...

  • The Entertainment Functions of Televisionby P. H. Tannenbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    First published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...