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  • Researching Newsreelsby Ciara Chambers; Mats Jönsson; Roel Vande Winkel

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 102.18

    This volume addresses the underscrutinised topic of cinema newsreels. These short, multi-themed newsfilms, usually accompanied by explanatory intertitles or voiceovers, were a central part of the filmgoing experience around the world from 1910 through the late 1960s, and in many cases even later. As the only source of moving image news available before... more...

  • The Theological Turn in Contemporary Gothic Fictionby Simon Marsden

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 70.47

    This study examines theological themes and resonances in post-1970 Gothic fiction. It argues that contemporary Gothic is not simply a secularised genre, but rather one that engages creatively – and often subversively – with theological texts and traditions. This creative engagement is reflected in Gothic fiction’s exploration of theological concepts... more...

  • Generic Histories of German Cinemaby Jaimey Fisher

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 21.49

    Over the last few decades, the field of film studies has seen a rise in approaches oriented toward genre: studies that look at thematic, narrative, and stylistic similarities between films, contextualizing them within culture and society. Although there now exists a large body of genre-based scholarship on international film, German film studies has... more...

  • Edit Wellby Editor Larry Jordan

    Pearson Education 2008; US$ 35.99

    Most film editors, whether they are working on motion pictures, broadcasts, live events, or video projects, all recognize that there is a process to editing. It involves planning, editing your story, adding transitions and effects, sweetening the audio, correcting the color, and creating the output. Apple has made it even easier to perform these tasks... more...

  • Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seenby Leonard Maltin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.76

    Popular film critic and esteemed cinema historian Leonard Maltin offers a fresh look at underappreciated screen gems in Leonard Maltin’s 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen . From the over 17,000 entries in his definitive yearly collection Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide , Maltin has selected great movies that will appeal to serious film buffs, but that... more...

  • Joe Cinque's Consolationby Helen Garner

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 15.45

    NOW A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MOTION PICTURE A true story of death, grief and the law "Garner's book is a writer's profound response to a tragedy and to questions about human responsibility over time as well as at precise moments" The Age In October 1997 a clever young law student at ANU made a bizarre plan to murder her devoted boyfriend... more...

  • The Hollywood Romantic Comedyby Leger Grindon

    Wiley 2011; US$ 34.95 US$ 31.46

    The most up-to-date study of the Hollywood romantic comedy film, from the development of sound to the twenty-first century, this book examines the history and conventions of the genre and surveys the controversies arising from the critical responses to these films. Provides a detailed interpretation of important romantic comedy films from as early... more...

  • Femininity in the Frameby Melanie Bell

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    It’s widely assumed that Britain in the 1950s experienced a return to traditional gender roles. Popular cinema has typically been seen to represent this era through the dominant image of the ‘happy housewife’. Femininity in the Frame is a sharply observant account of how British cinema engaged with femininity and women’s roles during this important... more...

  • Rififiby Alastair Phillips

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    Du rififi chez les hommes' (1955), directed by the exiled American film director Jules Dassin, recounts the nail-biting tale of a Parisian gangster heist gone wrong. Famed for its extended dialogue free robbery sequence, it is both a classic French film noir and one of the greatest, most influential crime films. In this lively companion to the film,... more...

  • Charlie Kaufman and Hollywood's Merry Band of Pranksters, Fabulists and Dreamersby Derek Hill

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 12.49

    Since the late 1990s, a subtle, subversive element has been at work within the staid confines of the Hollywood dream factory. Young filmmakers like Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Michel Gondry, David O. Russell, Richard Linklater, and Sofia Coppola rode in on the coattails of the independent film movement that blossomed in the early 1990s and have managed... more...