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American Film Exhibition and an Analysis of the Motion Picture Industry's Market Structure 1963-1980

by Gary Edgerton

This study looks at how the movie industry organisation functioned between the late '40s and 1983 when it was originally published. It describes the changing role of domestic exhibition through this time and...


The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

by Jeremi Szaniawski

One of the last representatives of a brand of serious, high-art cinema, Alexander Sokurov has produced a massive oeuvre exploring issues such as history, power, memory, kinship, death, the human soul, and the...


Who Is the Doctor: The Unofficial Guide to Doctor Whothe New Series

by Graeme Burk & Robert Smith?

Penned by the authors of the famed sci-fi series’ fanzine collections, this entertaining combination of episode guides and essays is a must-have for all Doctor Who aficionados. The handbook explores all facets...


Dracula's Daughters: The Female Vampire on Film

by Douglas Brode & Leah Deyneka

A collection of essays about the portrayals of female vampires through the history of film, beginning with Carl Theodore Dreyer’s Vampyre and culminating with the Twilight series. The contributors to these...


Film Noir FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Hollywood's Golden Age of Dames, Detectives, and Danger

Star Trek FAQ 2.0 (Unofficial and Unauthorized): Everything Left to Know About the Next Generation, the Movies, and Beyond

Bringing History to Life through Film: The Art of Cinematic Storytelling

by Kathryn Anne Morey

This collection of essays addresses important questions about the relationship between fact and fiction: When does history become myth, and when does myth become legend? Does a romanticized view of history distort...


Flashbacks in Film: Memory & History

by Maureen Turim

The flashback is a crucial moment in a film narrative, one that captures the cinematic expression of memory, and history. This author's wide-ranging account of this single device reveals it to be an important...


The Decline of the Cinema: An Economist S Report

by John Spraos

Between 1952 and 1962, when this book was originally published, the number of people visiting British cinemas had fallen by nearly two thirds and was little more than half the pre-war total. Nearly 1500 of the...


Filmcraft: Screenwriting

by Tim Grierson

Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built-the script. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie-good dialogue, story pacing,...


American Political Movies: An Annotated Filmography of Feature Films

by James Combs

Essays here explore the relationship between politics and explicitly political feature films from the beginning of the movie industry to World War I, and for each decade through to the 1980's. The included filmography...


At a Theater or Drive-In Near You: The History, Culture, and Politics of the American Exploitation Film

by Randall Clark

Millions of Americans have been thrilled, scared, titillated, and shocked by exploitation movies, low budget films with many scenes of sex, violence, and other potentially lurid elements. The term derives from...


Final Cut Pro Workflows: The Independent Studio Handbook

by Jason Osder & Robbie Carman

Today's digital production tools empower the small team to produce multimedia projects that formerly required large teams. Orchestrating a production requires more than proficiency with the postproduction tools....


The Films of Werner Herzog: Between Mirage and History

by Timothy Corrigan

Given Herzog's own pronouncement that 'film is not the art of scholars, but of illiterates,' it is not surprising that his work has aroused ambivalent and contradictory responses. Visually and philosophically...


Cinema, Literature & Society: Elite and Mass Culture in Interwar Britain

by Peter Miles & Malcolm Smith

During the interwar period cinema and literature seemed to be at odds with each other, part of the continuing struggle between mass and elite culture which so worried writers such as Aldous Huxley, T.S. Eliot...


Film Propaganda and American Politics: An Analysis and Filmography

by James Combs & Sara T. Combs

Originally published in 1994, this important book traces the rise of film propaganda in the 20th Century, discussing specifically how film can be used to manipulate public perception and opinions. Two distinct...


Movies and Politics: The Dynamic Relationship

by James E. Combs

Collecting together some of the best thinking about the relationship between movies and politics, this book, originally published in 1993, encourages an awareness of the political dimension of film, both for...


U.ESS.AY: Politics and Humanity in American Film

by Stephen Lee Naish

Collects together the published essays of Stephen Lee Naish, into a narrative that explores the political and humanistic elements of modern cinema.


Off Screen: Women and Film in Italy: Seminar on Italian and American Directions

by Giuliana Bruno & Maria Nadotti

This feminist anthology from Italy offers an enriching perspective on cinema studies. Focusing on women's engagement with political theory and film-making, the book never loses sight of the female experience...


Hollywood in the Age of Television

by Tino Balio

This collection of papers examines the evolving relationship between the motion picture industry and television from the 1940s onwards. The institutional and technological histories of the film and TV industries...