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Nollywood

by Emily Witt

How did Nigeria create the second largest movie industry in the world?

Nollywood began in Nigeria in the 1990s and has grown into one of the most recognized cultural centers of the world, producing more movies...


Agnes Varda between Film, Photography, and Art

by Rebecca J. DeRoo

Agnès Varda is a prolific film director, photographer, and artist whose cinematic career spans more than six decades. Today she is best known as the innovative “mother” of the French New Wave film movement...


100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

by Joseph McCabe

Most Batman fans have enjoyed the Dark Knight in comics or on the big screen and are eagerly anticipating the release of the new Justice League movie. But only real fans know the other characters who have donned...


Not According to Plan

by Maria Belodubrovskaya

" Not According to Plan is a clearly and engagingly written book on the mechanisms of film production under Stalin that offers invaluable insights into the mechanisms of film production and screenwriting."—Birgit...


Animating the Science Fiction Imagination

by J.P. Telotte

Long before flying saucers, robot monsters, and alien menaces invaded our movie screens in the 1950s, there was already a significant but overlooked body of cinematic science fiction. Through analyses of early...


The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960–2000

by Christian Long

The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960-2000 combines digital cartography with close readings of representative films to write a history of twentieth century Hollywood narrative cinema at the intersection...


The Story of Looking

by Mark Cousins

Looking can be an act of empathy or aggression. It can provoke desire or express it. And from the blurry, edgeless world we inhabit as infants to the landscape of screens we grow into, looking can define us....


Real Sex Films

by John Tulloch & Belinda Middleweek

Real Sex Films explores one of the most controversial movements in international cinema through an innovative interdisciplinary combination of theories of globalization and embodiment. Risk sociology, feminist...


The Grip of Film

by Richard Ayoade

Gordy LaSure's passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he'll even watch a film. But most of all he loves talking to people about film: whether a comely student with low confidence...


Clinging to the Iceberg

by Ron Hutchinson

Wickedly funny, insightful, often absurd but always true, Clinging to the Iceberg explores the inner workings of the business of writing for hire. It’s written by someone whose career has spanned over forty...


The Complete History of The Return of the Living Dead

by Christian Sellers & Gary Smart

The Return of the Living Dead film series has become one of the most successful zombie movie franchises of all time, gaining cult status across the world and inspiring movies such as 28 Days Later, Shaun of...


Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television Businesses

by Eva Bakoy

This edited collection focuses on the production cultures of successful small and medium-sized (SME) film and television companies in Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK, based on a three-year research...


The Art of Illusion

by Terry Ackland-Snow & Wendy Laybourn

Film production is a highly creative and collaborative industry, full of multi-skilled artists and craftsmen. The fast-moving pace of technology makes it hard to keep abreast of current practices in production...


Why Horror Seduces

by Mathias Clasen

From vampire apocalypses, shark attacks, witches, and ghosts, to murderous dolls bent on revenge, horror has been part of the American cinematic imagination for almost as long as pictures have moved on screens....


The Shining

by Laura Mee

Taking a fresh look at The Shining (1980), this book situates the film within the history of the horror genre and examines its rightful status as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. It explores how...


Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky

by Kevin Bartig

Audiences have long enjoyed Sergei Prokofiev's musical score for Sergei Eisenstein's 1938 film Alexander Nevsky. The historical epic cast a thirteenth-century Russian victory over invading Teutonic Knights as...


You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet

by James Bawden & Ron Miller

Journalists James Bawden and Ron Miller spent their careers interviewing the greatest stars of Hollywood's golden age. They visited Lee Marvin at home and politely admired his fishing trophies, chatted with...


Urban Noir

by James J. Ward & Cynthia J. Miller

Film noir has always been associated with urban landscapes, and no two cities have been represented more prominently in these films than New York and Los Angeles. In noir and neo-noir films since the 1940s,...


Comic Book Film Style: Cinema at 24 Panels per Second

by Dru Jeffries

Superhero films and comic book adaptations dominate contemporary Hollywood filmmaking, and it is not just the storylines of these blockbuster spectacles that have been influenced by comics. The comic book medium...


The Cinema of Tom DiCillo

by Wayne Byrne & Steve Buscemi

The Cinema of Tom DiCillo: Include Me Out considers for the first time in a single collection this acclaimed, award-winning director's entire oeuvre, addressing and analyzing themes such as identity, family,...