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Film Form: Essays in Film Theory

by Sergei Eisenstein

Twelve essays written between 1928 and 1945 that demonstrate key points in the development of Eisenstein’s film theory and in particular his analysis of the sound-film medium. Edited, translated, and with...


The Struggle for Form: Perspectives on Polish Avant-Garde Film 1916--1989

by Kamila Kuc

This is the first comprehensive English-language account of the Polish avant-garde film, from its beginnings in the early decades of the last century to the collapse of communism in 1989. Taking a broad understanding...


Screening Neoliberalism: Transforming Mexican Cinema, 1988-2012

by Ignacio Sanchez Prado

The silver screen of Mexico, as it appears at home and abroad


The Europeanization of Cinema: Interzones and Imaginative Communities

by Randall Halle

An original and exciting examination of boundary-crossing spaces in European cinema


Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress, Revised and Updated

by Carl Rollyson

In American popular culture, Marilyn Monroe(1926-1962) has evolved in stature from movie superstar to American icon. Monroe's own understanding of her place in the American imagination and her effort to perfect...


Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century

by John C. Tibbetts & James M. Welsh

Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century brings to life the most popular movie star of his day, the personification of the Golden Age of Hollywood. At his peak, in the teens and twenties, the swashbuckling...


Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century

by John C. Tibbetts & James M. Welsh

Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century brings to life the most popular movie star of his day, the personification of the Golden Age of Hollywood. At his peak, in the teens and twenties, the swashbuckling...


The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Sixth Edition

by David Thomson

For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island...


Ravished Armenia and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian

by Anthony Slide & Atom Egoyan

"Ravished Armenia" and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian is the real-life tale of a teenage Armenian girl who was caught up in the 1915 Armenian genocide, the first genocide in modern history. Mardiganian (1901-1994)...


Ravished Armenia and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian

by Anthony Slide & Atom Egoyan

"Ravished Armenia" and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian is the real-life tale of a teenage Armenian girl who was caught up in the 1915 Armenian genocide, the first genocide in modern history. Mardiganian (1901-1994)...


Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

by Mark Fisher

Collected essays on popular culture by a major critic.


A Companion to Jean-Luc Godard

by Tom Conley & T. Jefferson Kline

This compendium of original essays offers invaluable insights into the life and works of one of the most important and influential directors in the history of cinema, exploring his major films, philosophy, politics,...


The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

by Delphine Benezet

Agnès Varda, a pioneer of the French New Wave, has been making radical films for over half a century. Many of these are considered by scholars, filmmakers, and audiences alike, as audacious, seminal, and unforgettable....


Critical Political Economy of the Media: An Introduction

by Jonathan Hardy

How the media are organised and funded is central to understanding their role in society. Critical Political Economy of the Media provides a clear, comprehensive and insightful introduction to the political...


Landscape and Memory in Post-Fascist Italian Film: Cinema Year Zero

by Giuliana Minghelli

This study argues that neorealism's visual genius is inseparable from its almost invisible relation to the Fascist past: a connection inscribed in cinematic landscapes. While largely a silent narrative, neorealism's...


Witch Hunt in Hollywood: McCarthyism's War On Tinseltown

by Michael Freedland

This is the story of how the politicians took Tinseltown to task in the late 1940s and 1950s. As the Cold War with the Soviet Union began in earnest, the search for 'Reds under the bed', later led by Senator...


Good Films, Cheap Wine, Few Friends: A Memoir

by Juan Luis Buñuel & Linda C Ehrlich

The memoirs of Juan Luis Buñuel (b. 1934 in Paris) offer a first-hand look at the life of a vibrant man who has been surrounded by important figures of the twentieth century, including his father Luis Buñuel,...


Scarlett's Women: Gone With the Wind' and its Female Fans

by Helen Taylor

One of the most successful books ever published and the basis of one of the most popular and highly praised Hollywood films of all time, Gone With the Wind has entered world culture in a way that few other stories...


Hollywood Puzzle Films

by Warren Buckland

From Inception to The Lake House, moviegoers are increasingly flocking to narratologically complex puzzle films. These puzzle movies borrow techniques-like fragmented spatio-temporal reality, time loops, unstable...


City of Nets

by Otto Friedrich

In 1939, fifty million Americans went to the movies every week, Louis B. Mayer was the highest-paid man in the country, and Hollywood produced 530 feature films a year. One decade and five thousand movies later,...