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Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopic

by Márta Minier & Maddalena Pennacchia

Beginning with the premise that the biopic is a form of adaptation and an example of intermediality, this collection examines the multiplicity of 'source texts' and the concurrent issues of celebrity, fidelity...

Landscape and Memory in Post-Fascist Italian Film: Cinema Year Zero

by Giuliana Minghelli

This study argues that neorealism's visual genius is inseparable from its almost invisible relation to the Fascist past: a connection inscribed in cinematic landscapes. While largely a silent narrative, neorealism's...

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...

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...

Il decimo clandestino: Lina Wertmüller’s Tribute to Giovannino Guareschi

by Alan R. Perry

This study examines Lina Wertmüller’s 1989 film adaptation of Giovannino Guareschi’s short story "Il decimo clandestino" through the lens of her documented collaboration with the author’s children, Alberto...

Reel Time: Movie Exhibitors and Movie Audiences in Prairie Canada, 1896 to 1986

by Robert M. Seiler & Tamara P. Seiler

In this authoritative work, Seiler and Seiler argues that the establishment and development of moviegoing and movie exhibition in Prairie Canada is best understood in the context of changing late-nineteenth-century...

Trame del Fantastico

by Alessandro Cappabianca

Trame d'ombra, specchi oscuri, intrecci misteriosi. La materia stessa del film, pellicola trasparente e diafana sulla quale si muovono figure d'ombra, induce a pensare che la vocazione privilegiata del cinema...

Charlie Chaplin's Own Story

by Charlie Chaplin

“Charlie Chaplin's own Story” is the first of Chaplin's two published autobiographies : being a faithful recital of a romantic career, beginning with early recollections of boyhood in London and closing...

The End of The World

by Maria Manuel Lisboa

Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial. It crosses boundaries of space and time, recurs in all human communities and finds expression in every aspect of...

Familiar and Foreign: Identity in Iranian Film and Literature

by Manijeh Mannani & Veronica Thompson

The current political climate of confrontation between Islamist regimes and Western governments has resulted in the proliferation of essentialist perceptions of Iran and Iranians in the West. Such perceptions...

120 years of Cinema by lumière broters in 50 shades of grey

by Francesco Primerano

The history of cinema is presented as a planetary firmament of myths and actors as timeless and ineffable and sublime art form. The film, in any kind is present, the show is ideal where it captures the supremacy...

British Women's Cinema

by Melanie Bell & Melanie Williams

British Women's Cinema examines the place of female-centred films throughout British film history, from silent melodrama and 1940s costume dramas right up to the contemporary British 'chick flick'.

The woman's...