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  • David Leanby Howard Maxford

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 11.65

    Oscar-winning director David Lean was responsible for some of the most enduring images in British cinema, including the romantic clinches between Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter and Pip's memorable dash across the marshes in Great expectations. Lean became renowned for his visual epics, painting the cinematic screen in such films... more...

  • Directing Filmsby Ken Russell

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 14.57

    In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed film director Ken Russell unpacks the creative insights, technique, know-how and sheer determination that have enabled him to realise on screen more than fifty diverse and yet intensely personal films. Drawing on his parallel experiences of producing, screenwriting and editing - as well as his favourite (and... more...

  • Secrets of Screen Actingby Patrick Tucker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of all things, so the director must conceptualize each... more...

  • Food on Filmby Tom Hertweck

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This collection addresses the relative scarcity of work relating to food-film studies, showcasing innovative viewpoints about a popular, yet understudied, subject in film. The volume asks provocative questions about food and its relationship with work, urban life, sexual orientation, the family, race, morality, and a wide range of ?appetites.? ... more...

  • Closely Watched Filmsby Marilyn Fabe

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    How do films work? How do they tell a story? How do they move us and make us think? Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch. Ranging from D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation to James Cameron?s... more...

  • Embodied Encountersby Agnieszka Piotrowska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    What is the role of the unconscious in our visceral approaches to cinema? Embodied Encounters offers a unique collection of essays written by leading thinkers and writers in film studies, with a guiding principle that embodied and material existence can, and perhaps ought to, also allow for the unconscious. The contributors embrace work which... more...

  • Intimacy in Cinemaby David Roche; Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot

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

    Though intimacy has been a wide concern in the humanities, it has received little critical attention in film studies. This collection of essays investigates both the potential intimacy of cinema as a medium and the possibility of a cinema of intimacy where it is least expected. As a notion defined by binaries--inside and outside, surface and depth,... more...

  • Die Bchse der Pandoraby Jrn Leonhard

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 33.20

    Der Erste Weltkrieg sprengte alles, was sich die Welt vor 1914 hatte vorstellen knnen. Er wirkte wie die Bchse der Pandora ? jenes mythische Schreckensgef, aus dem alle bel der Welt entwichen, als man gegen den Rat der Gtter seinen Deckel hob. Jrn Leonhard erzhlt die Geschichte des Krieges so vielschichtig wie nie zuvor. Er fhrt den Leser... more...

  • Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory (Updated Edition)by George Beahm

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95

    REVISED, UPDATED, AND EXPANDED! The Big Bang Theory CBS?s surprise hit sitcom was recently renewed through 2017 after pulling in 19 million weekly viewers in its most recent season. Any fan who tunes in week to week wasn?t surprised. The quirky show does what so few shows manage to do: straddle the fence between cult hit and mega-popular... more...

  • Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Volume 2by Alfred Hitchcock; Sidney Gottlieb

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    This second volume of Alfred Hitchcock?s reflections on his life and work and the art of cinema contains material long out of print, not easily accessible, and in some cases forgotten or unknown. Edited by Sidney Gottlieb, this new collection of interviews, articles with the great director's byline, and "as-told-to" pieces provides an enlivening perspective... more...