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Individual film directors, film-makers books

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Almodovar on Almodovar by Frederic Strauss Almodovar on Almodovar

Pedro Almodovar is widely acclaimed as one of the most successful Spanish film-makers, having won two Academy Awards, six European Film Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards and 5 BAFTA Awards.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

The Ironic Filmmaking of Stephen Frears by Lesley (Wayne State University, USA) Brill The Ironic Filmmaking of Stephen Frears
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Stephen Frears has a career approaching over half-a-century, directing films of astonishing variety, beauty, and daring, and yet many often have trouble remembering his name. The Ironic Filmmaking of Stephen Frears celebrates this great filmmaker, beginning with a short biography...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

Authoring Hal Ashby The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur by Aaron (Maynooth University, Ireland) Hunter Authoring Hal Ashby The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur
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Casting fresh light on New Hollywood - one of American cinema's most fertile eras - Authoring Hal Ashby is the first sustained argument that, rather than a period dominated by genius auteurs, New Hollywood was an era of intense collaboration...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Charles Olson by R. Bruce Elder The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Charles Olson

Since the late 1950s Stan Brakhage has been in the forefront of independent filmmaking. His body of work -- some seventy hours -- is one of the largest of any filmmaker in the history of cinema, and one of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

Woody Allen Film by Film by Jason Solomons Woody Allen Film by Film

The quintessential guide to Woody Allen's lifetime of work, Woody Allen: Film by Film examines each of Allen's movies, from when he vented his first neuroses in 1965 with What's New Pussycat, by way of Oscar winner Annie Hall, Hannah...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/02/2018

Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon The Greatest Movie Never Made by Alison Castle Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon The Greatest Movie Never Made


Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2018

No Man an Island The Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien, Second Edition by James (Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Gettysburg College) Udden No Man an Island The Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien, Second Edition
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Taiwan is a peculiar place resulting in a peculiar cinema, with Hou Hsiao-hsien being its most remarkable product. Hou's signature long and static shots almost invite critics to give auteurist readings of his films, often privileging the analysis of cinematic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2018

The Pixels of Paul Cezanne And Reflections on Other Artists by Wim Wenders The Pixels of Paul Cezanne And Reflections on Other Artists

The Pixels of Paul Cezanne is a collection of essays by Wim Wenders which he presents his observations and reflections on the fellow artists who have influenced, shaped and inspired him. How are they doing it?
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Reorienting Ozu A Master and His Influence by Jinhee (Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, King's College, London) Choi Reorienting Ozu A Master and His Influence
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Considered by many film critics as the master of Japanese Cinema, director Ozu Yasujiro still inspires filmmakers both within and outside of Japan. The Cinema of Ozu presents new perspectives on Ozu's aesthetic sensibility and his influence on global art...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Atom Egoyan Steenbeckett by Timothy Long Atom Egoyan Steenbeckett

Atom Egoyan: Steenbeckett provides a unique and interesting insight into the internationally renowned filmmaker and lens-based installation artist Atom Egoyan.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/01/2018

The Creature Chronicles Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy by Tom Weaver, David Schecter, Steve Kronenberg The Creature Chronicles Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy
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He was the final addition to Universal's royal family of movie monsters: the Creature from the Black Lagoon. With his scaly armor, razor claws and a face only a mother octopus could love, this Amazon denizen was perhaps the most...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

Hitchcock and the Spy Film by James Chapman Hitchcock and the Spy Film

Discovering Hitchcock, master of spies
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

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The Cinema of Nuri Bilge Ceylan The Global Vision of a Turkish Filmmaker by Bulent Diken, Graeme Gilloch, Craig A. Hammond The Cinema of Nuri Bilge Ceylan The Global Vision of a Turkish Filmmaker
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The first substantial study of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's work set in both the context of transnational film networks and the popular 'New Turkish Cinema'.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

Alfred Hitchcock's Silent Films by Marc Raymond Strauss Alfred Hitchcock's Silent Films

Alfred Hitchcock called the silent the purest form of cinema, and the ten silent films he directed between 1925 and 1929 reveal the young director's mature artistry. This work discovers Hitchcock's talent and skill through close readings of the films...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Maximum Movies - Pulp Fictions Film Culture and the Worlds of Samuel Fuller, Mickey Spillane, and Jim Thompson by Peter Stanfield, Richard Maltby Maximum Movies - Pulp Fictions Film Culture and the Worlds of Samuel Fuller, Mickey Spillane, and Jim Thompson
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In the words of Richard Maltby . . . Maximum Movies--Pulp Fictions describes two improbably imbricated worlds and the piece of cultural history their intersections provoked. One of these worlds comprises a clutch of noisy, garish pulp movies-Kiss Me Deadly,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Abbas Kiarostami Expanded Second Edition by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, Jonathan Rosenbaum Abbas Kiarostami Expanded Second Edition
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Before his death in 2016, Abbas Kiarostami wrote or directed more than thirty films in a career that mirrored Iranian cinema's rise as an international force. His 1997 feature Taste of Cherry made him the first Iranian filmmaker to win...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Charles Urban Pioneering the Non-Fiction Film in Britain and America, 1897 - 1925 by Luke McKernan Charles Urban Pioneering the Non-Fiction Film in Britain and America, 1897 - 1925

Based on original research from Charles Urban's own papers, this is the first biography of this influential film maker and innovator. A historical study of the development of the non-fiction film in Britain and America in the early years of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Bergman's Muses Aesthetic Versatility in Film, Theatre, Television and Radio by Egil Tornqvist Bergman's Muses Aesthetic Versatility in Film, Theatre, Television and Radio

This work focuses on Bergman's way of tackling the problems inherent in each art form he has dealt with, giving a penetrating picture of his craftsmanship and the intimate relationship between his work on stage and in film, as well...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018

Saturday Night at the Movies The Extraordinary Partnerships Behind Cinema's Greatest Scores by Jennifer Nelson Saturday Night at the Movies The Extraordinary Partnerships Behind Cinema's Greatest Scores

Exploring the most successful director-composer partnerships of all time, and the musical realms they created
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2018

James Cameron by Brian J. Robb James Cameron


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

John Carpenter by Colin Odell, Michelle LeBlanc John Carpenter
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

George Stevens Interviews by Paul Cronin George Stevens Interviews

At first glance, George Stevens (1904D1975) appears to be the quintessential Hollywood director. A closer look at his achievements shows him to be more than just the creator of some of the smartest melodramas and comedies of the 1930s and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

Roger Corman Almost Everything You Need to Know in One Essential Guide by Mark Whitehead Roger Corman Almost Everything You Need to Know in One Essential Guide


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

Tarantino by D. K. Holm Tarantino


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

Oliver Stone by Michael Carlson Oliver Stone


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

Cassavetes Directs On The Set of Love Streams by Michael Ventura Cassavetes Directs On The Set of Love Streams


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

Fascination The Celluloid Dreams of Jean Rollin by David Hinds Fascination The Celluloid Dreams of Jean Rollin


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

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Reorienting Ozu A Master and His Influence by Jinhee (Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, King's College, London) Choi Reorienting Ozu A Master and His Influence
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Considered by many film critics as the master of Japanese Cinema, director Ozu Yasujiro still inspires filmmakers both within and outside of Japan. The Cinema of Ozu presents new perspectives on Ozu's aesthetic sensibility and his influence on global art...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018

Hitchcock's Appetites The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread by Casey (Western Michigan University, USA) McKittrick Hitchcock's Appetites The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread
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In Hitchcock's Appetites, Casey McKittrick offers the first book-length study of the relationship between Hitchcock's body size and his cinema. Whereas most critics and biographers of the great director are content to consign his large figure and larger appetite to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

Hearing Haneke The Sound Tracks of a Radical Auteur by Elsie (Associate Professor of English, Salisbury University) Walker Hearing Haneke The Sound Tracks of a Radical Auteur
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Hearing Haneke: The Sound Tracks of a Radical Auteur is the first book devoted to the sound tracks of Michael Haneke. Despite his notorious preoccupation with violence, this book shows how Haneke uses sound to reawaken our capacity for hearing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/01/2018

The Milos Forman Stories by Antonin J. Liehm The Milos Forman Stories

First published in 1975, this book examines the career of one of the leading post-war Czech filmmakers Milos Forman through his own testimony. After recollecting his childhood and early artistic ventures, Forman gives accounts of the making of his major...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/01/2018

Stan Brakhage in Rolling Stock, 1980-1990 by Jerry White Stan Brakhage in Rolling Stock, 1980-1990

Both a heavily annotated collection of the reports Stan Brakhage did on the Telluride Film Festival for the magazine Rolling Stock and an analysis of his work that attempts to place his singular corpus in the context of world cinema,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/01/2018

Claude Chabrol's Aesthetics of Opacity by Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze Claude Chabrol's Aesthetics of Opacity

In this first reappraisal of his filmography (1958-2009), readers are introduced to a new Chabrol, one influenced by Balzac, Magritte, Kubrick.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2017

Peter Jackson by Alfio (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) Leotta Peter Jackson
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Peter Jackson is one of the most acclaimed and influential contemporary film-makers. This is the first book to combine the examination of Jackson's career with an in-depth critical analysis of his films, thus providing readers with the most comprehensive study...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2017

Tyler Perry's America Inside His Films by Shayne Lee Tyler Perry's America Inside His Films

Tyler Perry is the most successful African-American filmmaker of his generation, garnering both accolades and controversies. In Tyler Perry's America, Shayne Lee examines eleven of Perry's highest-grossing films to explore key themes of race, gender, class, and religion, and what...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2017

Hidden Hitchcock by D. A. Miller Hidden Hitchcock

No filmmaker has more successfully courted mass-audience understanding than Alfred Hitchcock, and none has been studied more intensively by scholars. In Hidden Hitchcock, D. A. Miller does what seems impossible: he discovers what has remained unseen in Hitchcock's movies, a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/12/2017

David Lynch by Laurence Simmons David Lynch

The most comprehensive and authoritative academic examination of David Lynch's work and career.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

Kurosawa`s Rashomon - A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films by Paul Anderer Kurosawa`s Rashomon - A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/12/2017

James Friedrich and Cathedral Films The Independent Religious Cinema of the Evangelist of Hollywood, 1939-1966 by Kenneth Suit James Friedrich and Cathedral Films The Independent Religious Cinema of the Evangelist of Hollywood, 1939-1966

This book studies Episcopal Reverend James Friedrich's work at Cathedral Films during the 1940s and 50s. It offers insight into the way a small, independent B-studio created and distributed religious films for the church, television, and theatrical markets in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Margarethe von Trotta Interviews by Monika Raesch Margarethe von Trotta Interviews

Three decades of interviews revealing von Trotta's life in the film industry and the evolving roles of and opportunities provided to women over that time period
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Hitchcock Annual Volume 21 by Sidney (Co-Editor, Hitchcock Annual) Gottlieb Hitchcock Annual Volume 21
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Hitchcock Annual: Volume 21 is scheduled to include, among other pieces, essays on The Skin Game, Dial M for Murder, and on the sound design in several of Hitchcock's films; a reprint of an early interview with Hitchcock; and reviews...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Blake Edwards Interviews by Gabriela Oldham Blake Edwards Interviews

Blake Edwards was a multi-talented, versatile director constantly exploring who he was, not only in filmmaking but also in life. Blake Edwards: Interviews highlights how the he created the Pink Panther franchise; his long partnership with award-winning composer Henry Mancini;...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

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