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The World of James Bond: The Lives and Times of 007

by Jeremy Black

This book presents an insightful and thoroughly entertaining exploration of the politics of the Bond books and films. Class, gender, violence, sex, race—all are themes that Black scrutinizes through ongoing...


La Parisienne in cinema

by Felicity Chaplin

Chic, sophisticated, seductive, and enigmatic, the Parisienne possesses a je ne sais quoi which makes her difficult to define. Who or what is the Parisienne and how she is depicted in cinema is the subject of...


Hail to the Chin

by Craig Sanborn, Bruce Campbell & John Hodgman

Introduction by New York Times bestselling author and famous minor television personality John Hodgman

Hail to the Chin is the new raucous and sardonic memoir from Bruce Campbell, a follow-up to the New York...


Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present And Future Of Women Working In Film

by Alicia Malone

It's almost 2018 yet Hollywood is still an old-boys club treating all women like second-class citizens. Screen Junkie's and Fandango Host and pundit, Alicia's Malone, pulls back the curtain in this calla-to-action...


Twentieth Century Fox

by Michael Troyan, Jeffrey Paul Thompson & Stephen X. Sylvester

Here it is: the first-time look at the remarkable American multinational mass media empire and its century of entertainment—the story of Twentieth Century Fox (1915–2015). Or, to borrow the title of a classic...


Mythopoetic Cinema: On the Ruins of European Identity

by Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli

In Mythpoetic Cinema, Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli explores how contemporary European filmmakers treat mythopoetics as a critical practice that questions the constant need to provide new identities, a new Europe,...


Wong Kar-wai

by Silver Wai-ming Lee & Micky Lee

Fans and critics alike perceive Wong Kar-wai (b. 1958) as an enigma. His dark glasses, his nonlinear narrations, and his high expectations for actors all contribute to an assumption that he only makes art for...


100 Things Game of Thrones Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

by Rowan Kaiser

Every Game of Thrones fan remembers where they were for Ned Stark's untimely demise, can hum the tune of "The Rains of Castamere," and can't wait to find out Daenerys Targaryen's next move. But do you know the...


Real Deceptions

by Jennifer Friedlander

Real Deceptions develops a new theory of realism through close consideration of myriad contemporary art, media, and cultural practices. Rather than focusing on transgressing deceptions which distort reality,...


Why theory?

by Edward Tomarken

Edward Tomarken's previous book, Filmspeak, was a study of literary theory in relation to contemporary mainstream films. Some of the abstruse ideas of early literary theorists (195070) had in fact permeated...


Why Harry Met Sally: Subversive Jewishness, Anglo-Christian Power, and the Rhetoric of Modern Love

by Joshua Louis Moss

From immigrant ghetto love stories such as The Cohens and the Kellys (1926), through romantic comedies including Meet the Parents (2000) and Knocked Up (2007), to television series such as Transparent (2014-),...


Warner Bros: The Making of an American Movie Studio

by David Thomson

Behind the scenes at the legendary Warner Brothers film studio, where four immigrant brothers transformed themselves into the moguls and masters of American fantasy

Warner Bros charts the rise of an unpromising...


Revenge of the Nerd

by Curtis Armstrong

Risky Business. Revenge of the Nerds. Better Off Dead. Moonlighting. Supernatural. American Dad. New Girl. What do all of these movies and television shows have in common?

Curtis Armstrong.

A legendary comedic...


James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film

by Cleo Hanaway-Oakley

James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film reappraises the lines of influence said to exist between Joyce's writing and early cinema and provides an alternative to previous psychoanalytic readings of Joyce and...


The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

by Holly Rogers & Jeremy Barham

This book explores music/sound-image relationships in non-mainstream screen repertoire from the earliest examples of experimental audiovisuality to the most recent forms of expanded and digital technology. It...


Laurel and Hardy's Comic Catastrophes

by Michael Bliss

One of America’s most beloved comic duos, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have entertained generations of viewers with their unique, heartwarming brand of slapstick comedy. The pair’s teamwork and friendship...


Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge

by Becky Aikman

A lively and revealing behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of history's most controversial and influential movies, drawing on exclusive interviews with the cast and crew.

“You’ve always been crazy,”...


Holy Mountain

by Alessandra Santos

Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo helped inaugurate the midnight movie phenomenon. Its success spawned The Holy Mountain, through interventions by John Lennon and Allen Klein. After a scandalous release and a 16-month...


Female Trouble: A Queer Film Classic

by Chris Holmlund

A Queer Film Classic on John Waters’ 1974 dark comedy starring the legendary Divine as Dawn Davenport, a young troublemaker who embarks on a mind-bending journey in a world “where crime and beauty are the...


Into The Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale (Revised & Updated)

by Andy Murray

Since the earliest days of British television drama, scriptwriter Nigel Kneale has been a seminal figure. His Quatermass serials for the BBC were a seismic event in the 1950s, before finding international success...