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Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise

by Scott Eyman

“Highly recommended” (Library Journal): The only full-length biography of legendary film director Ernst Lubitsch, the director of such Hollywood classics as Trouble in Paradise, Ninotchka, and The Shop Around...


Orson Welles's Last Movie

by Josh Karp

In the summer of 1970 legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. Coincidentally it...


The Use and Abuse of Cinema: German Legacies from the Weimar Era to the Present

by Eric Rentschler

Eric Rentschler explores the screen fantasies and spectacles that derive from Germany’s fraught modern experience and follows the traces of these sights and sounds to the postmillenial present. Each chapters...


Go To Script: Screenwriting Tips From A Pro

by Sterling Anderson

"Go To Script" is a humorous follow up to Sterling Anderson's "Beyond Screenwriting". This book gives you insight to the behind scenes success and failure's of and award winning film and television writer. It...


Race on the QT: Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino

by Adilifu Nama

Known for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Tarantino, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic...


Audrey and Bill: A Romantic Biography of Audrey Hepburn and William Holden

by Edward Z. Epstein

Here for the first time is the complete, captivating story of an on-set romance that turned into a lifelong love story between silver screen legends Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. In 1954, Hepburn and Holden...


Rethinking African Cultural Production

by Kenneth W. Harrow & Frieda Ekotto

Frieda Ekotto, Kenneth W. Harrow, and an international group of scholars set forth new understandings of the conditions of contemporary African cultural production in this forward-looking volume. Arguing that...


Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Spring/Summer Volume 6: A Specialized Resource for Discovering Where & How to Sell Your Screenplay

by Writer's Store Editors

Screenwriting Market Intel You Won't Find Anywhere Else

Mailing out submissions based on some contact information you found on the Internet isn't enough to get your script sold. What's truly valuable to an aspiring...


The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film

by Barry Keith Grant

"The Dread of Difference is a classic. Few film studies texts have been so widely read and so influential. It's rarely on the shelf at my university library, so continuously does it circulate. Now this new edition...


Impeccably Dressed: How Costume in Pepe-le-Moko Constructs Jean Gabin as Object of the Erotic Gaze

by Amanda J Field

Does Laura Mulvey's theory, that only women can be the object of the erotic gaze in cinema, still hold true if films that lie beyond mainstream Hollywood are examined? Through close analysis of the 1937 French...


Compound Cinematics: Akira Kurosawa and I

by Shinobu Hashimoto

Any list of Japan's greatest screenplay writers would feature Shinobu Hashimoto at or near the top. This memoir, focusing on his collaborations with Akira Kurosawa, a gifted scenarist in his own right, offers...


Cinema of Simulation: Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s

by Randy Laist

Hyperreality is an Alice-in-Wonderland dimension where copies have no originals, simulation is more real than reality, and living dreams undermine the barriers between imagination and objective experience. The...


Next Train's Gone!: Will Hay: An Alternative View of British National Identity

by Amanda J Field

In the 1930s, British film producers and critics championed the idea of 'quality' pictures - thoughtful, intelligent films that would project a particular and positive view of Britain. The result was to drive...


Evading the Issue: Hollywood and the Social Problem Film

by Amanda J Field

Tino Balio, in his book The American Film Industry, said that the Production Code meant that American films could not deal with political or social issues 'in an honest and truthful fashion'. This incisive essay...


Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy

by Priya Joshi

In a work of dazzling interpretive virtuosity, Priya Joshi returns popular Hindi cinema to the 1970s when the term “Bollywood” was deployed to dismiss an unruly cultural product marked by its social responsiveness....


The Lumière Galaxy: Seven Key Words for the Cinema to Come

by Francesco Casetti

Francesco Casetti believes new media technologies are producing an exciting new era in cinema aesthetics. Whether we experience film in the theater, on our hand-held devices, in galleries and museums, onboard...


Orphans of the East: Postwar Eastern European Cinema and the Revolutionary Subject

by Constantin Parvulescu

Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying...


Forward Observer: Stanley Kauffmann at the Cinema, 1999-2013

by Stanley Kauffmann & Bert Cardullo

Stanley Kauffmann wrote film criticism for The New Republic for over 50 years, a tenure unsurpassed by any other major film critic. This collection of film criticism brings together reviews from the last 15...


Critical Approaches to the Films of Robert Rodriguez

by Frederick Luis Aldama & Alvaro Rodriguez

Frederick Aldama's The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez (2014) was the first full-scale study of one of the most prolific and significant Latino directors making films today. In this companion volume, Aldama enlists...


Shooting the Actor

by Simon Callow

When Simon Callow met the Yugoslav film director Dusan Makavejev to discuss his new film Manifesto, they both greatly looked forward to working together. Only months later the two were barely speaking.

A companion...