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  • 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...

  • Derrida, Heidegger, Blanchotby Timothy Clark

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 30.00

    This book considers Derrida's reading of literature as a form of philosophical thinking. more...

  • Behind the Burly Qby Leslie Zemeckis; Blaze Starr

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    Burlesque was one of America's most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century. Gaudy, bawdy, and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers every night of the week. And yet the legacy of burlesque more...

  • Easy Street (the Hard Way)by Ron Perlman

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The candid, revealing, hilarious, and inspiring memoir of the iconic star of the Hellboy movies, Beauty and the Beast , and Sons of Anarchy more...

  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universeby Chris Taylor

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 28.99

    How did a few notes scribbled on a legal pad in 1973 by George Lucas, a man who hated writing, turn into a four billion dollar franchise that has quite literally transformed the way we think about entertainment, merchandizing, politics, and even religion? A cultural touchstone and cinematic classic, Star Wars has a cosmic appeal that no other movie... more...

  • Andre Bazin's New Mediaby Andr Bazin; Dudley Andrew

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Andr Bazin?s writings on cinema are among the most influential reflections on the medium ever written. Even so, his critical interests ranged widely and encompassed the "new media" of the 1950s, including television, 3D film, Cinerama, and CinemaScope. Fifty-seven of his reviews and essays addressing these new technologies?their artistic potential,... more...

  • Euro Noirby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Covering territory from Rififi to Run Lola Run to Spiral , a guide tothe edgy, gritty best of European noir fiction, films, and television The invasion of foreign crime fiction, films, and TV?and not just the Scandinavian variety?has opened up incredible new options for crime fiction lovers, but the sheer volume of new European writers and... more...

  • Deathwatchby C. Scott Combs

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to watch life? and write movement,? it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema?s long history of representing death, this book considers movie sequences in which the process of dying becomes an exercise in legibility and exploration for the camera and... more...

  • War on the Silver Screenby Glen Jeansonne; David Luhrssen

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 19.95

    Americans have been almost constantly at war since 1917. In addition to two world wars, the United States has fought proxy wars, propaganda wars, and a "war on terror," among others. But even with the constant presence of war in American life, much of what Americans remember about those conflicts comes from Hollywood depictions. In War on... more...