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  • The Science of Star Warsby Jeanne Cavelos

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 6.79

    Could the science fiction of Star Wars be the actual science of tomorrow? -How close are we to creating robots that look and act like R2-D2 and C-3PO? -Can we access a "force" with our minds to move objects and communicate telepathically with each other? -How might spaceships like the Millennium Falcon make the exhilarating jump into hyperspace?... more...

  • Into The Woodsby John Yorke

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    Into The Woods is a revelation of the fundamental structure and meaning of all stories, from the man responsible for more hours of drama on British television than anyone else, John Yorke. We all love stories. Many of us love to tell them, and even dream of making a living from it too. But what is a story? Hundreds of books about screenwriting... more...

  • Thrillersby Martin Rubin

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00

    An in-depth exploration of the 'thriller' movie genre. more...

  • De mechanisering van het wereldbeeldby Eduard J. Dijksterhuis

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 78.50

    Het standaardwerk van Dijksterhuis over de ontwikkeling van het wetenschappelijk denken more...

  • Other Worldsby Gonzalo Aguilar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 120.00

    Respected film critic Gonzalo Aguilar offers a lucid and sophisticated analysis of Argentine films of the last decade. This is the most complete and up-to-date work in English to examine the 'new Argentine cinema' phenomenon. Aguilar looks at highly relevant films, including those by Lucrecia Martel and Sergio Rejtman. more...

  • From Grain to Pixelby Giovanna Fossati

    Amsterdam University Press 2018; US$ 52.99

    Film is in a state of rapid change: the transition from analog to digital is profoundly affecting not just filmmaking and film distribution but a number of other facets of the industry, including the ways in which films are archived. In From Grain to Pixel —the first volume in the new Framing Filmseries from Amsterdam University Press—Giovanna... more...

  • Photography, Cinema, Memoryby Damian Sutton

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; Not Available

    Cinema and photography are both intimately associated with time—cinema with time in passing, the photograph with the lost moment. In Photography, Cinema, Memory, Damian Peter Sutton explores time in both media to present a radical new understanding of the photographic image as always coming into being. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze’s concept of the... more...

  • Mapping the Moving Imageby Pasi Väliaho

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 83.00

    A compelling study of how the medium of film came to shape our experience and thinking of the world and ourselves. more...

  • They Thought it was a Marvelby Tjitte Vries de; Ati Mul

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    In a world obsessed with 'firsts', this fascinating book with its accompanying DVD analyses the stop-motion films made by the British pioneer filmmaker Arthur Melbourne-Cooper, arguably the maker of the first ever animation. more...

  • The Cinema of Preston Sturgesby Alessandro Pirolini

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00

    Most published works on writer-director Preston Sturges (1898-1959) have focused on the elements that made him a symbol of classic Hollywood comedy or his contributions to the genre via such 1940s classics as The Lady Eve, Sullivan's Travels and Miracle of Morgan's Creek. In contrast, this critical study asserts that there are enough unexplained... more...