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  • The Genius of the Systemby Thomas Schatz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 6.79

    At a time when the studio is making a stunning comeback, film historian Thomas Schatz provides an indispensable account of Hollywood's tradional blend of business and art. This book lays to rest the persistent myth that businesspeople and producers stifle artistic talent and reveals instead the genius of a system of collaboration and conflict. Working... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Film Composersby Thomas S. Hischak

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 95.00

    In addition to the handful of composers known to the general public, this book brings recognition to the many men and women who have written music for the movies over the past 100 years—those who have not been given their due in previous books and other sources. This volume features more than 250 famous and little-known movie composers from around... more...

  • Experimental Film and Videoby Edited by Jackie Hatfield and Stephen Littman

    John Libbey Publishing 2006; US$ 26.99

    The past 40 years of technological innovation have significantly altered the materials of production and revolutionized the possibilities for experiment and exhibition. Not since the invention of film has there been such a critical period of major change in the imaging technologies accessible to artists. Bringing together key artists in film, video,... more...

  • State of the Real, Theby Damian Sutton; Susan Brind

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    New media, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybernetics: are the latest technologies push back the very limits of 'reality'. The nature of the real in the digital age is ever more hotly debated and the place of these debates in visual culture can hardly be overstated. Innovative and provocative, this book brings together the... more...

  • New British Cinema from 'Submarine' to '12 Years a Slave'by Jason Wood; Ian Haydn Smith

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 22.99

    Over the past year the success of British films at international film festivals - as well as the numerous awards bestowed on 12 Years a Slave - have demonstrated that British cinema has undergone a genuine renaissance that has caused new voices to emerge. At the same time, directors whose work has enthralled over the past five years have also... more...

  • French Cinema—A Critical Filmographyby Colin Crisp

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    This invaluable resource by one of the world’s leading experts in French cinema presents a coherent overview of French cinema in the 20th century and its place and function in French society. Each filmography includes 101 films listed chronologically (Volume 1: 1929–1939 and Volume 2: 1940–1958) and provides accessible points of entry into the remarkable... more...

  • Immigration Cinema in the New Europeby Isolina Ballesteros

    Intellect 2014; US$ 15.00

    Immigration Cinema in the New Europe examines a variety of films from the early 1990s that depict and address the lives and identities of both first-generation immigrants and children of the diaspora in Europe. Whether they are authored by immigrants themselves or by white Europeans who use the resources and means of production of dominant cinema to... more...

  • Using film as a sourceby Sian Barber

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    This book is a hands-on study skills guide which explores how film and moving image can be used as sources. It draws on the disciplines of film and history to offer advice for students and researchers in these fields.It includes sections on working with different kinds of moving images, how to explore visual sources, how to undertake film-related research... more...

  • Auteuring Nollywoodby Adeshina Afolayan

    University Press, Nigeria 2014; US$ 40.00

    Beginning from an auteur standpoint, this book interrogates extant cinematic re-presentation of African and Nigerian postcolonial realities in Nollywood. It makes a case, using Kunle Afolayan�s The Figurine, for a critical space-clearing gesture around the notion of a neo-Nollywood, which transcends the formulaic cinematic re-presentation of African... more...

  • Klein, Sartre and Imagination in the Films of Ingmar Bergmanby Dan Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book explores connections between the diverse ideas of Melanie Klein, Jean-Paul Sartre and Ingmar Bergman. These ideas are explored in relation to their shared focus on imagination and through detailed readings of a number of Bergman's key films. more...