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Independent Ed: Inside a Career of Big Dreams, Little Movies, and the Twelve Best Days of My Life

by Edward Burns & Todd Gold

An entertaining and inspirational memoir by one of the most prominent practitioners and evangelists of independent filmmaking, and the acclaimed writer, director, and actor (Saving Private Ryan, Friends with...


Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

by Brian Baker

While masculinity has been an increasingly visible field of study within several disciplines (sociology, literary studies, cultural studies, film and tv) over the last two decades, it is surprising that analysis...


After the Fact: The Holocaust in Twenty-First Century Documentary Film

by Brad Prager

After the Fact studies the terrain of Holocaust documentaries subsequent to the turn of the twenty-first century. Until now most studies have centered primarily on canonical films such as Shoah and Night and...


Cinema, Slavery, and Brazilian Nationalism

by Richard A. Gordon

A unique contribution to film studies, Richard Gordon's Cinema, Slavery, and Brazilian Nationalism is the first full-length book on Brazilian films about slavery. By studying Brazilian films released between...


Dreaming of Cinema: Spectatorship, Surrealism, and the Age of Digital Media

by Adam Lowenstein

Adam Lowenstein argues that Surrealism's encounter with film can help redefine the meaning of cinematic spectatorship in an era of popular digital entertainment. Video games, YouTube channels, Blu-ray discs,...


Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism in Asian and Western Film

by Sharon A. Suh

How do contemporary films depict Buddhists and Buddhism? What aspects of the Buddhist tradition are these films keeping from our view? By repeatedly romanticizing the meditating monk, what kinds of Buddhisms...


The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing

by Tara Mokhtari

Covering a wide range of forms and genres, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing is a complete introductory manual for students of creative writing. Through a structured series of practical writing...


The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

by Whitney Crothers Dilley

Through suggestive readings of gender and identity, this book explores the international appeal of an acclaimed contemporary director. The author has revised the book’s introduction to reflect Ang Lee’s...


Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures

by Ellen Cheshire

Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures offers a series of case studies which throw light on this most unique of genres. Is the bio-pic a genre in its own right? Or are such films merely footnotes in other more traditional...


You Do Not Talk About Fight Club: I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection

by Read Mercer Schuchardt & Chuck Palahniuk

Pervasive and multidisciplinary, this insightful exploration discusses how and why this seminal work developed, and continues to grow, such a cult following. When Fight Club punched its way onto the scene...


Notes to Screenwriters: Advancing Your Story, Screenplay, and Career With Whatever Hollywood Throws at You

by Barbara Nicolosi & Vicki Peterson

Screen storytelling is an essentially collaborative process. Writers need feedback but too often the notes they receive stall them and even demoralize them. This book unpacks the whys and what-fors of all the...


Future of Television: Your Guide to Creating TV in the New World

by Pamela Douglas

The book's journey into the future of television begins with "You Are Here," delving into "The Great Convergence" of television and Internet and the vortex of change we all inhabit now. Then, glancing back,...


Peter Bogdanovich: Interviews

by Peter Tonguette

Interviews with director of The Last Picture Show, What's Up Doc?, and Daisy Miller


Documentary Case Studies: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

by Jeff Swimmer

Documentary students and fans revel in stories about filmmakers conquering extraordinary challenges trying to bring their work to the screen. This book brings vividly to life the sometimes humorous, sometimes...


Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic

by Mark A. Vieira, Cecilia de Mille Presley & Martin Scorsese

Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became clichés long ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker...


On Directing

by Mary Luckhurst, Gabriella Giannachi & Peter Brook

The profession of directing is barely a century old. On Directing considers the position of the director in theater and performance today. What is a director? How do they begin work on a play or performance?...


Emir Kusturica

by Giorgio Bertellini

Exploring the individual style and ever-shifting films of the award-winning Balkan auteur


Bazin on Global Cinema, 1948-1958

by André|Cardullo, Bert Bazin

André Bazin is renowned for almost single-handedly establishing the study of film as an accepted intellectual pursuit, as well as for being the spiritual father of the French New Wave. In 1951 he cofounded...


Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

by Sarah Keller

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel...


Film Worlds: A Philosophical Aesthetics of Cinema

by Daniel Yacavone

Film Worlds unpacks the significance of the “worlds” that narrative films create, offering an innovative perspective on cinema as art. Drawing on aesthetics and the philosophy of art in both the continental...