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  • Directory of World Cinema: Chinaby Gary Bettinson

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00

    Commended for their social relevance and artistic value, Chinese films remain at the forefront of international cinema, bolstered in recent years by a new generation of talented young filmmakers. Directory of World Cinema: China presents an accessible overview of the definitive films of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China, with particular attention... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Spainby Lorenzo Hortelano

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00

    Part of the "Directory of World Cinema" series, this title includes contributions from some of the leading academics in the field. It features film recommendations from a range of genres for those interested in watching more German cinema. It includes 50 full colour illustrations. It also features comprehensive filmography as an index. Spanish Cinema... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Franceby Tim Palmer; Charlie Michael

    Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 32.00

    Artistic, intellectual, and appreciably avant-garde, the French film industry has, perhaps more than any other national cinema, been perennially at the centre of international filmmaking. With its vigorous business and wide-ranging film culture, France has also been home historically to some of the most influential filmmakers and movements – and, indeed,... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Russiaby Birgit Beumers

    Intellect 2010; US$ 20.00

    Be they musicals or melodramas, war movies or animation, Russian films have a long and fascinating history of addressing the major social and political events of their time. From Sergei Eisenstein’s anti-tsarist drama, Battleship Potemkin, to socialist realism, to the post-glasnost thematic explosion, this volume explores the socio-political impact... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Britainby Emme Bell; Neil Mitchell

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00

    Bringing to mind rockers and royals, Buckingham Palace and the Scottish Highlands, Britain holds a special interest for international audiences who have flocked in recent years to quality British exports like Fish Tank, Trainspotting and The King’s Speech. A series of essays and articles exploring the definitive films of Great Britain, this addition... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Germanyby Michelle Langford

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00

    From bleak Expressionist works to the edgy political cinema of the New German Cinema and the feel-good Heimat films of the postwar era, Directory of World Cinema: Germany aims to offer a wider film and cultural context for the films that have emerged from Germany - including some of the East German films recently made available to Western audiences... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema Iranby Parviz Jahed

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00

    Iranian cinema has an extraordinary history that has been marked by religion and ever-shifting political, economic, and social environments. This addition to Intellect’s Directory of World Cinema series turns the spotlight on the award-winning cinema of Iran, with particular attention to the major genres and movements, historical turning points, and... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Italyby Louis Bayman

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00

    Italian cinema has proved very popular with international audiences, and yet a surprising unfamiliarity remains regarding the rich traditions from which its most fascinating moments arose. Directory of World Cinema: Italy aims to offer a wide film and cultural study in which to situate some of Italian cinema’s key aspects, from political radicalism... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Finlandby Pietari Kääpä

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00

    An important addition to Intellect's popular series, Directory of World Cinema: Finland provides historical and cultural overviews of the country's cinema. Over the course of their contributions to this volume, scholars from a variety of disciplines construct a collective argument that complicates the dominant international view of Finnish cinema as... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema Brazilby Louis Bayman; Natalia Pinazza

    Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 32.00

    Best known to international audiences for its carnivalesque irreverence and recent gangster blockbusters, Brazilian cinema is gaining prominence with critics, at global film festivals and on DVD shelves. This volume seeks to introduce newcomers to Brazilian cinema and to offer valuable insights to those already well versed in the topic. It brings into... more...