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The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

by Anthony Slide

Now in Paperback! A unique reference work, a 'what's what' of the history of filmmaking not only in Hollywood but throughout the United States. More than 750 entries document the history of studios, production...


Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back

by Harvey O'Brien

Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back is a study of action cinema, exploring the ethics and aesthetics of the genre with reference to its relatively short history. It moves from seminal classics like Bullitt...


Blade Runner

by Matt Hills

More than just a box office flop that resurrected itself in the midnight movie circuit, Blade Runner (1982) achieved extraordinary cult status through video, laserdisc, and a five-disc DVD collector's set. Blade...


Empire of Dreams: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of Steven Spielberg

by Andrew M. Gordon

Empire of Dreams is the first definitive look at all of the science fiction, fantasy, and horror films directed by Steven Spielberg, one of the most popular and influential contemporary filmmakers. Spielberg...


Film Studies the Basics (2nd Edition)

by Amy Villarejo

Film Studies: The Basics is a compelling guide to the study of cinema in all its forms. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of recent scholarship, the latest developments...


The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography

by Stuart, IV Galbraith

Since its inception in 1933, Toho Co., Ltd., Japan's most famous movie production company and distributor, has produced and/or distributed some of the most notable films ever to come out of Asia, including Seven...


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...