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Afghanistan in the Cinema

by Mark Graham

In this timely critical introduction to the representation of Afghanistan in film, Mark Graham examines the often surprising combination of propaganda and poetry in films made in Hollywood and the East. Through...


Screening Cuba: Film Criticism as Political Performance during the Cold War

by Hector Amaya

Hector Amaya advances into new territory in Latin American and U.S. cinema studies in this innovative analysis of the differing critical receptions of Cuban film in Cuba and the United States during the Cold...


Mike Leigh

by Sean O'Sullivan

In this much needed examination of Mike Leigh, Sean O'Sullivan reclaims the British director as a practicing theorist--a filmmaker deeply invested in cinema's formal, conceptual, and narrative dimensions. In...


Steven Soderbergh

by Aaron Baker

Steven Soderbergh's feature films present a diverse range of subject matter and formal styles: from the self-absorption of his breakthrough hit Sex, Lies, and Videotape to populist social problem films such...


D.A. Pennebaker

by Keith Beattie

This volume is the first book-length study of the extensive career of D.A. Pennebaker, one of the pioneers of direct cinema, a documentary form that emphasizes observation and a straightforward portrayal of...


Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

by Christine Gledhill

This remarkable collection challenges traditional ways of thinking about the relationship between gender and genre, understanding their meeting as a mutually transformative encounter. Responding to postmodernist...


Philip Kaufman

by Annette Insdorf

American director Philip Kaufman is hard to pin down: a visual stylist who is truly literate, a San Franciscan who often makes European films, he is an accessible storyteller with a sophisticated touch. Celebrated...


Brazilian Women's Filmmaking: From Dictatorship to Democracy

by Leslie Marsh

At most recent count, there are no fewer than forty-five women in Brazil directing or codirecting feature-length fiction or documentary films. In the early 1990s, women filmmakers in Brazil were credited for...


Dario Argento

by L. Andrew Cooper

Commanding a cult following among horror fans, Italian film director Dario Argento is best known for his work in two closely related genres, the crime thriller and supernatural horror, as well as his influence...


Kim Ki-duk

by Hye Seung Chung

This study investigates the controversial motion pictures written and directed by the independent filmmaker Kim Ki-duk, one of the most acclaimed Korean auteurs in the English-speaking world. Propelled by underdog...


Resistance in Contemporary Middle Eastern Cultures: Literature, Cinema and Music

by Karima Laachir & Saeed Talajooy

This study highlights the connections between power, cultural products, resistance, and the artistic strategies through which that resistance is voiced in the Middle East. Exploring cultural displays of dissent...


Adobe Premiere Pro Power Tips: Secrets, Shortcuts, and Techniques

by Larry Jordan

Premiere Pro has seen a boom in popularity since the 2011 release of Apple's Final

Cut Pro X. FCPX has not been well-received by the professional editor market and

FCP users are flocking in droves to Premiere...


A Portrait Of Leni Riefenstahl

by Audrey Salkeld

Leni Riefenstahl will always be remembered for her brilliant film of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin - still rated as one of the best documentaries ever made. Before that she was acclaimed for her roles in...


Albert Maysles

by Joe McElhaney

Albert Maysles has created some of the most influential documentaries of the postwar period. Such films as Salesman, Gimme Shelter, and Grey Gardens continue to generate intense debate about the ethics and aesthetics...


The Devil You Dance with: Film Culture in the New South Africa

by Audrey Thomas McCluskey

South African film culture, like so much of its public life, has undergone a tremendous transformation during its first decade of democracy. Filmmakers, once in exile, banned, or severely restricted, have returned...


German Film After Germany: Toward a Transnational Aesthetic

by Randall Halle

What is the work of film in the age of transnational production? To answer that question, Randall Halle focuses on the film industry of Germany, one of Europe's largest film markets and one of the world's largest...


Jerry Lewis

by Chris Fujiwara

Well known for his slapstick comedic style, Jerry Lewis has also delighted worldwide movie audiences with a directing career spanning five decades. One of American cinema's great innovators, Lewis made unmistakably...


Citizen Spielberg

by Lester D. Friedman

Steven Spielberg is the director or producer of over one third of the thirty highest grossing films of all time, yet most film scholars dismiss him as little more than a modern P. T. Barnum--a technically gifted...


Journalism in the Movies

by Matthew C. Ehrlich

Now in paperback, Matthew C. Ehrlichs Journalism in the Movies is the story of Hollywoods depiction of American journalism from the start of the sound era to the present. Ehrlich argues that films have relentlessly...


Universal Women: Filmmaking and Institutional Change in Early Hollywood

by Mark Garrett Cooper

Between 1912 and 1919, the Universal Film Manufacturing Company credited eleven women with directing at least 170 films, but by the mid-1920s all of these directors had left Universal and only one still worked...