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  • Writing for Televisionby Yvonne Grace

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    Anaward-winning television drama producerwith 20 years experience in script editing and development offers a practicalguide for anyone interested in the television industry Written in an engaging, anecdotal tone,this is ano-nonsense, direct down-the-lens look at the television industry written from the point of view of a television drama producer... more...

  • The Photoplayby Hugo Munsterberg

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist Hugo Munsterberg analyzes early films from a psychological point of view. more...

  • Last Wordsby Jason Wood

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Last Words features extensive interviews with Christopher Nolan, Harmony Korine, Charlie Kaufmann, Nicolas Winding Refn, Wim Wenders, Michael Winterbottom, Christian Petzhold, and many others. Each interview is preceded by an overview of the director?s work, and the volume?s authoritative introductory essay explores the value of these directors and... more...

  • The Cinema of Istvn Szboby John Cunningham

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Istvn Szab is one of Hungary?s most celebrated and best-known film directors, and the only Hungarian to have won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, for Mephisto (1981). In a career spanning over five decades Szab has relentlessly examined the place of the individual in European history, particularly those caught up in the turbulent... more...

  • American and Chinese-Language Cinemasby Lisa Funnell; Man-Fung Yip

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Critics frequently describe the influence of "America," through Hollywood and other cultural industries, as a form of cultural imperialism. This unidirectional model of interaction does not address, however, the counter-flows of Chinese-language films into the American film market or the influence of Chinese filmmakers, film stars, and aesthetics... more...

  • Hollywood Hoofbeatsby Petrine Day Mitchum; Audrey Pavia

    i5 Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    The horses that captured the moviegoers? hearts are the common denominator in Hollywood Hoofbeats. As author Petrine Day Mitchum writes, the movies as we know them would be vastly different without horses. There would be no Westernsno cowboy named John Wayneno Gone with the Wind, no Ben Hur, no Dances with Wolves? no War Horse, no True Grit, no... more...

  • Russian Cinemaby David Gillespie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Russian Cinema provides a lively and informative exploration of the film genres that developed during Russia's tumultuous history, with discussion of the work of Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Mikhalkov, Paradzhanov, Sokurov and others. The background section assesses the contribution of visual art and music, especially the work of the composers Shostakovich... more...

  • Spanish Cinemaby Rob Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    From the surrealist films of Luis Buuel to the colourful melodramas of Pedro Almodvar, Spain has produced a wealth of exciting and distinctive film-makers who have consistently provided a condoning or dissenting eye on Spanish history and culture. For modern cinema-goers, it has often been the sexually-charged and colourful nature of many contemporary... more...

  • Parallel Linesby Guy Westwell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Parallel Lines describes how post-9/11 cinema, from Spike Lee?s 25th Hour (2002) to Kathryn Bigelow?s Zero Dark Thirty (2012), relates to different, and competing, versions of US national identity in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The book combines readings of individual films (World Trade Center, United 93, Fahrenheit 9/11,... more...

  • Figures of Historyby Ranciè; Jacques re

    Wiley 2014; US$ 12.95

    In this important new book the leading philosopher Jacques Rancière continues his reflections on the representative power of works of art. How does art render events that have spanned an era? What roles does it assign to those who enacted them or those who were the victims of such events? Rancière considers these questions in relation... more...