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Vanity Fair's Tales of Hollywood: Rebels, Reds, and Graduates and the Wild Stories Behind theMaking of 13 IconicFilms

by Graydon Carter

The stories behind the stories of some of Hollywood's most iconic movies

The magazine world 's monthly arbiter of culture, personality, and world affairs, Vanity Fair has always offered the definitive insider's...


The American City in the Cinema

by James A. Clapp

The American city and the American movie industry grew up together in the early decades of the twentieth century. In this volume, urbanist James A. Clapp explores the reciprocal relationship between the city...


Hitchcock and the Making of Marnie

by Tony Lee Moral

Alfred Hitchcock's style, motivation, and fears regarding his 1964 film Marnie, are well-documented in this probing look at one of his most undervalued efforts. Featuring four additional chapters that draw on...


Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009

by Roger Ebert

Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert. --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher

Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length...


Your Movie Sucks

by Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert's I Hated Hated Hated This Movie, which gathered some of his most scathing reviews, was a best-seller. This new collection continues the tradition, reviewing not only movies that were at the bottom...


Long Ago and Far Away: Hollywood and the Second World War

by Robert Fyne

After scrutinizing hundreds of screenplays, Robert Fyne has written an in-depth study of World War II films, analyzing the different storylines, points-of-view, and contemporary events found in each. In Long...


Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

by Gino Moliterno

The Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Italian cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white...


Kubrick's 2001: A Triple Allegory

by Leonard F. Wheat

Three allegories-an Odysseus (Homer) allegory, a man-machine symbiosis (Arthur Clarke) allegory, and a Zarathustra (Nietzsche) allegory-are simultaneously concealed and revealed by well over 200 highly imaginative...


People Like Ourselves: Portrayals of Mental Illness in the Movies

by Jacqueline Noll Zimmerman

Little has been written, however, about the ability of movies to portray mental illness sympathetically and accurately. Zimmerman fills that void with a close look at mental illness in more than seventy American...


Historical Dictionary of British Cinema

by Alan Burton & Steve Chibnall

The Historical Dictionary of British Cinema has a lot of ground to cover. This it does with over 300 dictionary entries informing us about significant actors, producers and directors, outstanding films and serials,...


Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

by Marina Dahlquist

Daring queens of the screen in early cinema history


Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film: A Re-assessment

by Philip C. Logan

During a short career between 1939 and 1950, Humphrey Jennings produced a number of outstanding films documenting everyday life in Britain. In this new book, Philip Logan offers a thorough reassessment of Jennings's...


My Lunches with Orson

by Peter Biskind

Based on long-lost recordings, a set of riveting and revealing conversations with America’s great cultural provocateur

There have long been rumors of a lost cache of tapes containing private conversations between...


François Truffaut: The Lost Secret

by Anne Gillain & Alistair Fox

For François Truffaut, the lost secret of cinematic art is in the ability to generate emotion and reveal repressed fantasies through cinematic representation. Available in English for the first time, Anne Gillain's...


Rungs on a Ladder: Hammer Films Seen Through a Soft Gauze

by Christopher Neame & Christopher Lee

Christopher Neame, son of director Ronald, started his film career in the early 1960s with Hammer Films. This account is told from the perspective of an amateur who observes 'through a soft gauze' many characters...


Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops

by James Robert Parish

A longtime industry insider and acclaimed Hollywood historian goes behind the scenes to tell the stories of 15 of the most spectacular movie megaflops of the past 50 years, such as Cleopatra, The Cotton Club,...


Life is Beautiful, But Not for Jews: Another View of the Film by Benigni

by Kobi Niv & Jonathan Beyrak Lev

With sharp, uncompromising logic and eye-opening insight, Niv analyzes the film and its script scene-by-scene to show why Life is Beautiful is very far from being the innocent, charming, and heartwarming film...


Altman and After: Multiple Narratives in Film

by Peter F. Parshall

In Altman & After: Multiple Narratives in Film, Peter Parshall carefully examines films that feature various plotlines. In each chapter, Parshall looks at a different example of the multi-plot form, such as...


Franz Waxman's Rebecca: A Film Score Guide

by David Neumeyer & Nathan Platte

Providing thematic analysis and situating the score for this classic work within the context of the composer’s life and career, Franz Waxman’s Rebecca: A Film Score Guide will be of interest to musicologists...


Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory and History of Subcreation

by Mark J.P. Wolf

Mark J.P. Wolf's study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building...