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Blake Edwards

by Gabriela Oldham

Blake Edwards (1922-2010) was a multitalented, versatile director constantly exploring who he was, not only in filmmaking but also in life. Often typecast as a comedy director, he also created westerns, thrillers,...


by Kate Flint

Flash! presents a fascinating cultural history of flash photography, from its mid-nineteenth century beginnings to the present day. All photography requires light, but the light of flash photography is quite...

The Aesthetics of Violence

by Robert Appelbaum

Violence at an aesthetic remove from the spectator or reader has been a key element of narrative and visual arts since Greek antiquity. Here Robert Appelbaum explores the nature of mimesis, aggression, the affects...

Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide: The Modern Era

by Leonard Maltin

The capstone edition of Leonard Maltin’s celebrated movie guides.

Now that streaming services like Netflix and Hulu can deliver thousands of movies at the touch of a button, the only question is: What should...


by Frederick Blichert

Joss Whedon's Serenity (2005) is at once a symbol of failure and a triumphant success of fan activism. The cult television icon's feature directorial debut functions as an extension of his canceled Fox series...

Beyond Free Speech and Propaganda

by Jay Douglas Steinmetz

In Beyond Free Speech and Propaganda: The Political Development of Hollywood, 1907–1927, Jay Douglas Steinmetz provides an original and detailed account of the political developments that shaped the American...

Cinema and the Wealth of Nations

by Lee Grieveson

Cinema and the Wealth of Nations explores how media in the form principally of cinema was used by elite institutions such as states, corporations, and investment banks in the interwar years to establish and...

The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Cinema was the first, and is arguably still the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that came to dominate the cultural life of the twentieth century. Today, it continues to adapt and grow as new technologies...

Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema

by Peter Hutchings

Horror is one of the most enduring and controversial of all cinematic genres. Horror films range from subtle and poetic to graphic and gory, but what links them together is their ability to frighten, disturb,...

Jules Verne: The Collection

by Jules Verne

Here you will find the largest collection of Verne’s "Extraordinary Voyages" available in English (47 novels). The novels are in the chronological order of their original publication. - Five Weeks in a Balloon...

The Green Screen Makerspace Project Book

by Todd Burleson

Take your video projects to the next level with the power of green screen!

This easy-to-follow guide clearly explains green screen technology and shows, step-by-step, how to dream up and create professional-grade...

Trash Cinema

by Guy Barefoot

This volume explores the lower reaches of cinema and its paradoxical appeal. It looks at films from the B-movies of the 1930s to the mockbusters of today, and from the New York underground to the genre variations...

Barry Hines

by David Forrest & Sue Vice

This is the first full-length critical study of Barry Hines's writing. Hines's novel A Kestrel for a Knave (1968), adapted for the screen as Kes, is one of the best-known and well-loved novels of the post-war...

Moll Flanders

by Daniel Defoe

Born in Newgate prison and abandoned six months later, Moll's drive to find and hold on to a secure place in society propels her through incest, adultery, bigamy, prostitution and a resourceful career as a thief...

Monitoring the Movies: The Fight over Film Censorship in Early Twentieth-Century Urban America

by Jennifer Fronc

As movies took the country by storm in the early twentieth century, Americans argued fiercely about whether municipal or state authorities should step in to control what people could watch when they went to...

The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

One of the most beloved children's books of all time and the inspiration for a feature film, a television miniseries, and a Broadway musical, The Secret Garden is the best-known work of Frances Hodgson Burnett....

Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë

Considered lurid and shocking by mid-19th-century standards, Wuthering Heights was initially thought to be such a publishing risk that its author, Emily Brontë, was asked to pay some of the publication costs....

Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë’s most beloved novel describes the passionate love between the courageous orphan Jane Eyre and the brilliant, brooding, and domineering Rochester. The loneliness and cruelty of Jane’s childhood...

The Three Musketeers

by Alexandre Dumas

One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written, The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d’Artagnan and his three friends from the...

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare

This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! The Comedies: A Midsummer Night's Dream All's Well That Ends Well...