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A Man Called Harris: The Life of Richard Harris

by Michael Sheridan & Anthony Galvin

Richard Harris was a giant who oozed charisma on screen. But off screen he was troubled and addicted to every pleasure life could offer. Coming from a repressed Irish Catholic background, he was forced by a...


Slap Shot Original: The Man, the Foil, and the Legend

by Ross Bernstein, Dave Hanson & Bob Costas

More than 30 years after its cinematic debut, Slap Shot remains one of the most popular sports movies of all time, and this book is actor Dave Hanson’s firsthand account of its making. Starring the legendary...


Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer

by Tom Shone

It's a typical summer Friday night and the smell of popcorn is in the air. Throngs of fans jam into air-conditioned multiplexes to escape for two hours in the dark, blissfully lost in Hollywood's latest glittery...


Independent Film Producing: How to Produce a Low-Budget Feature Film

by Paul Battista

The number of independent films produced each year has almost doubled in the past decade, yet only a fraction will succeed. If, like many filmmakers, you have no industry connections, little to no experience,...


Opera as Soundtrack

by Jeongwon Joe

Jeongwon Joe examines the role of opera as soundtrack by exploring the distinct effects opera produces in film, and what elements set opera apart from other types of soundtrack music, such as jazz or symphony....


Human Rights Discourse in a Global Network: Books beyond Borders

by Lena Khor

Rather than viewing human rights as an immutable and ill-defined entity, Khor argues for the recognition of human rights as a social construct comprised of language and language use. Her case studies of Doctors...


Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility

by John Mercer & Martin Shingler

Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility is designed as an accessible overview of one of the most popular genres at undergraduate Film Studies. The book identifies three distinct but connected concepts through...


Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness

by Hernán|Gordon, Andrew M. Vera

Screen Saviors studies how the self of whites is imagined in Hollywood movies-by white directors featuring white protagonists interacting with people of another color. This collaboration by a sociologist and...


Hip Hop on Film: Performance Culture, Urban Space, and Genre Transformation in the 1980s

by Kimberly Monteyne

Early hip hop film musicals have either been expunged from cinema history or excoriated in brief passages by critics and other writers. Hip Hop on Film reclaims and reexamines productions such as Breakin' (1984),...


Movie Storyboards: The Art of Visualizing Screenplays

by Fionnuala Halligan

This comprehensive and enlightening collection—the first of its kind—features storyboard art from the last 100 years, covering more than 50 classic, cult, and popular films. Much of the artwork included...


The Immortal Marilyn: The Depiction of an Icon

by De John Vito & Frank Tropea

From the late 1940s to the early '60s, Marilyn Monroe appeared in barely thirty movies, beginning with bit parts and moving on into supporting roles for such films as The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, and Clash...


The Cinema of Robert Zemeckis

by Norman Kagan

Kagan unlocks the mind behind the making of these diverse and groundbreaking hits-appraising each work's appeal while placing it in the context of Zemeckis's career.


The Films of Steven Spielberg

by Charles L. P. Silet

The Films of Steven Spielberg provides for the first time a collection of critical writings by professional film critics about the director and his films, bringing together many articles and reviews scattered...


Deeper than Oblivion: Trauma and Memory in Israeli Cinema

by Raz Yosef & Boaz Hagin

In this collection, leading scholars in both film studies and Israeli studies show that beyond representing familiar historical accounts or striving to offer a more complete and accurate depiction of the past,...


Writing the Horror Movie

by Marc Blake & Sara Bailey

Tales of horror have always been with us, from Biblical times to the Gothic novel to successful modern day authors and screenwriters. Though the genre is often maligned, it is huge in popularity and its resilience...


Vertov, Snow, Farocki: Machine Vision and the Posthuman

by David Tomas

Vertov, Snow, Farocki: Machine Vision and the Posthuman begins with a comprehensive and original anthropological analysis of Vertov's film The Man With a Movie Camera. Tomas then explores the film's various...


Revolution and Rebellion in Mexican Film

by Niamh Thornton

A study of the representation of political conflict in Mexican film.


Kubrick's Total Cinema: Philosophical Themes and Formal Qualities

by Philip Kuberski

An original study of Kubrick's philosophical themes and cinematic qualities: time, light, speech, music, poiesis, corporeality, war, eros, technology, and transcendence.


The Orientation of Future Cinema: Technology, Aesthetics, Spectacle

by Bruce Isaacs

An ambitious and highly original analysis of the terrain of contemporary and future film theory, production and practice.


Wag the Dog: A Study on Film and Reality in the Digital Age

by Eleftheria Thanouli

Wag the Dog is a film that became a media event and a cultural icon because it inadvertently short-circuited the distance that is supposed to separate reality and fiction. The film's narration challenges the...