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Projections of Memory

Fifty Great War Films

by Tim Newark

From The Battle of the Somme (1916) through to American Sniper (2014), war and conflict has been a staple source of inspiration for the film industry since the turn of the 20th century. Today, this genre and...


The Hollywood Trust: Trade Associations and the Rise of the Studio System

by Kia Afra

The Hollywood Trust: Trade Associations and the Rise of the Studio System offers a rare look at the Hollywood trade organizations that rose during the early years of cinema. This book offers a detailed account...


Cinéma Militant: Political Filmmaking and May 1968

by Paul Douglas Grant

This history covers the filmmaking tradition often referred to as cinéma militant, which emerged in France during the events of May 1968 and flourished for a decade. While some films produced were created by...


Projecting Race: Postwar America, Civil Rights and Documentary Film

by Stephen Charbonneau

Projecting Race presents a history of educational documentary filmmaking in the postwar era in light of race relations and the fight for civil rights. Drawing on extensive archival research and textual analyses,...


Henry Hathaway: The Lives of a Hollywood Director

by Harold N. Pomainville

This is a biography of Henry Hathaway, one of the unsung directors from the golden age of Hollywood. Hathaway was responsible for many near-classics of the era, including Lives of a Bengal Lancer, The House...


Of Elephants and Toothaches

Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's The Dark Knight: A Film Score Guide

by Vasco Hexel

One of the most successful films inspired by comic books, The Dark Knight was the second feature of a trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan. One of the film’s highlights was its rich score, created by two...


Love in the Afterlife: Underground Religion at the Movies

by Richard Striner

This book is a definitive study of love-death-afterlife movies from the 1920s to the present. Scholars of film will appreciate this contribution to the intellectual history of cinema, and cultural critics will...


Camera Audio Simplified: Location Audio for Camera Operators

by Dean Miles

You've spent a lot of time learning how to use the features of your video camera to take amazing pictures, but chances are the audio always gives you trouble! Today, with production budgets shrinking, many are...


The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings

by Emily Haynes & Travis Knight

From LAIKA, the Academy Award®-nominated studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls, comes a new adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan. In Kubo and the Two Strings, scruffy, kind-hearted Kubo...


Fahfangoolah! : The despised and indispensable Welcome to Woop Woop

by Michael Winkler

Welcome to Woop Woop: worst Australian movie of all time, or invaluable cultural artefact? With wild behind-the-scenes stories featuring Rod Taylor, Susie Porter, Johnathon Schaech, Barry Humphries, Stephan...


The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

by Peter J. Bailey

For five decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific -- or as paradoxical -- as Woody Allen. From Play It Again, Sam (1972) to Midnight in Paris (2011) and Blue Jasmine (2013), Allen has produced an...


Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing

by Asbjørn Grønstad, Henrik Gustafsson & Øyvind Vågnes

The first book of its kind, Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing engages broadly with the often too neglected yet significant questions of gesture in visual culture. In our turbulent mediasphere where...


Shakespeare, Cinema, Counter-Culture: Appropriation and Inversion

by Ailsa Grant Ferguson

Addressing for the first time Shakespeare's place in counter-cultural cinema, this book examines and theorizes counter-hegemonic, postmodern, and post-punk Shakespeare in late 20th and early 21st century film....


Transgression in Anglo-American Cinema: Gender, Sex and the Deviant Body

by Joel Gwynne

Sexuality within mainstream Hollywood cinema features primarily in comedy or rom-com genres, where lightness of tone permits audience engagement with what would otherwise be difficult affective terrain. Focusing...


The Strategic Producer: On the Art and Craft of Making Your First Feature

by Federico Arditti Muchnik

Today's technologies and economic models won't settle for a conventional approach to filmmaking. The Strategic Producer: On the Art and Craft of Making Your First Feature combines history, technology, aesthetics,...


China's Encounter with Global Hollywood: Cultural Policy and the Film Industry, 1994-2013

by Wendy Su

In recent years, the film industry in the People's Republic of China has found itself among the top three most prolific in the world. When the Chinese government introduced a new revenue-sharing system in 1994,...


Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

by Brian J. Snee

Remembered as the Savior of the Union, Abraham Lincoln is one of America's most revered presidents. There have been tens of thousands of books published about him since his death, but he has proved to be a surprisingly...


Orson Welles, Volume 3: One-Man Band

by Simon Callow

• A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice •

The third volume of Simon Callow’s acclaimed Orson Welles biography, covering the period of his exile from America (19471964), when he produced some...