Arts / Film & Video / History & Criticism

Best Selling / Page 6

icon Subscribe to feed

Browse

Best Selling

New Releases

Our selection

 

Category

Delete History & Criticism

 

Language

English (804)

French (65)

German (10)

Spanish (28)

Italian (179)

 

Protection

All (804)

DRM Free (14)

DRM (790)

More options

1939: The Making of Six Great Films from Hollywood's Greatest Year

by Charles F. Adams

Film critics and historians are virtually unanimous in considering 1939 the greatest year in the history of motion pictures. This one year produced many of the greatest films of all time, including "Gone with...


Paris Is Burning: A Queer Film Classic

by Lucas Hilderbrand

A Queer Film Classic on the stunning 1991 documentary about New York's drag subculture in the 1980s.


The Philosophy of Tim Burton

by Jennifer L. McMahon

Director and producer Tim Burton impresses audiences with stunning visuals, sinister fantasy worlds, and characters whose personalities are strange and yet familiar. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied...


Hitchcock's Partner in Suspense: The Life of Screenwriter Charles Bennett

by Charles Bennett & John Charles Bennett

With a career that spanned from the silent era to the 1990s, British screenwriter Charles Bennett (1899--1995) lived an extraordinary life. His experiences as an actor, director, playwright, film and television...


The Philosophy of Michael Mann

by Steven Sanders, Aeon J. Skoble & R. Barton Palmer

Known for restoring vitality and superior craftsmanship to the crime thriller, American filmmaker Michael Mann has long been regarded as a talented triple threat capable of moving effortlessly between television...


Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action

by Ira Jaffe

“In all film there is the desire to capture the motion of life, to refuse immobility,” Agnes Varda has noted. But to capture the reality of human experience, cinema must fasten on stillness and inaction as...


Conversations with Scorsese

by Richard Schickel

Now with a new afterword: the history and process of moviemaking in general, and of Martin Scorsese's brilliant and varied films in particular, through the words and wit of the master director.

With Richard Schickel...


The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

by Chris Holmlund

Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities – as actor, writer, producer,...


Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium

by Michael Z. Newman

Since the days of early television, video has been an indispensable part of culture, society, and moving-image media industries. Over the decades, it has been an avant-garde artistic medium, a high-tech consumer...


Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

by Robert Sitton

Iris Barry (1895–1969) was one of the first critics to recognize film as an art form. The mother of film preservation internationally, she founded the film department at New York City's Museum of Modern Art...


Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

by Mariusz Kotowski

Pola Negri (1897--1987) rose from an impoverished childhood in Warsaw, Poland, to become one of early Hollywood's greatest stars. After tuberculosis ended her career as a ballerina in 1912, she turned to acting...


Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema

by Lilya Kaganovsky & Masha Salazkina

This innovative volume challenges the ways we look at both cinema and cultural history by shifting the focus from the centrality of the visual and the literary toward the recognition of acoustic culture as formative...


Past for the Eyes

by Oksana Sarkisova, Péter Apor, Gabriela Cristea & Nevena Daković et al.

How do museums and cinema shape the image of the Communist past in today’s Central and Eastern Europe? This volume is the first systematic analysis of how visual techniques are used to understand and put into...


Nationalist African Cinema: Legacy and Transformations

by Sada Niang

Nationalist African Cinema: Legacy and Transformations reexamines African cinema of the nationalist era within the context of contemporary major Euro-American film trends. It argues that the aesthetic diversification...


Japanese Cinema: Texts and Contexts

by Alastair Phillips & Julian Stringer

Japanese Cinema includes twenty-four chapters on key films of Japanese cinema, from the silent era to the present day, providing a comprehensive introduction to Japanese cinema history and Japanese culture...


Terrence Malick

by Lloyd Michaels

A critical analysis of an exceptional American director


Wong Kar-wai

by Peter Brunette

Exploring Wong Kar-wai's groundbreaking use of sound and visual technique to create a new form of cinema


Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor

by Donald Dewey

This is the first biography of Lee J. Cobb, the actor who originated the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. This biography follows the actor from his roots in Brooklyn, New York to...


Coming Attractions: Reading American Movie Trailers

by Lisa Kernan

Movie trailers-those previews of coming attractions before the start of a feature film-are routinely praised and reviled by moviegoers and film critics alike: "They give away too much of the movie." "They're...


Henry Bumstead and the World of Hollywood Art Direction

by Andrew Horton

From a hotel in Marrakech in The Man Who Knew Too Much, to small-town Alabama in To Kill a Mockingbird, to Mission Control in Space Cowboys, creating a fictional, yet wholly believable world in which to film...