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The Cinema of Norman Mailer Film is Like Death by Norman Mailer The Cinema of Norman Mailer Film is Like Death

The Cinema of Norman Mailer: Film is Like Death not only examines the enfant terrible writer's thoughts on cinema, but also features interviews with Norman Mailer himself. The Cinema of Norman Mailer also explores Mailer's cinema through previously published and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Ingmar Bergman's Face to Face by Michael Tapper Ingmar Bergman's Face to Face

The 1976 premiere of Face to Face came at the height of director-screenwriter Ingmar Bergman's career. Prestigious awards and critical acclaim had made him into a leading name in European art cinema, yet today Face to Face is a largely...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Ingmar Bergman's Face to Face by Michael Tapper Ingmar Bergman's Face to Face

The 1976 premiere of Face to Face came at the height of director-screenwriter Ingmar Bergman's career. Prestigious awards and critical acclaim had made him into a leading name in European art cinema, yet today Face to Face is a largely...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Cinema of Tom DiCillo Include Me Out by Wayne Byrne The Cinema of Tom DiCillo Include Me Out

The Cinema of Tom DiCillo: Include Me Out considers for the first time in a single collection this acclaimed, award-winning director's entire oeuvre, addressing and analyzing themes such as identity, family, and masculinity, supported by in-depth coverage of the generic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Cinema of Tom DiCillo Include Me Out by Wayne Byrne The Cinema of Tom DiCillo Include Me Out

The Cinema of Tom DiCillo: Include Me Out considers for the first time in a single collection this acclaimed, award-winning director's entire oeuvre, addressing and analyzing themes such as identity, family, and masculinity, supported by in-depth coverage of the generic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Cinema of Nuri Bilge Ceylan The Global Vision of a Turkish Filmmaker by Craig A. Hammond, Bruce Bennett, Bulent Diken, Graeme Gilloch 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: 01/09/2017

Scenarios Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Every Man for Himself and God Against All; Land of Silence and Darkness; Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog Scenarios Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Every Man for Himself and God Against All; Land of Silence and Darkness; Fitzcarraldo

I do not follow ideas, I stumble into stories or into people; and I know that this is so big, I have to make a film. Very often, films come like uninvited guests, like burglars in the middle of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Cinema of Iciar BollaiN by Isabel Santaolalla The Cinema of Iciar BollaiN

Director, actress, scriptwriter and producer Iciar Bollain is one of the liveliest of contemporary young Spanish filmmakers and the first female director to have had a film (Tambien la lluvia, 2010) shortlisted by the American Film Academy. Through detailed analysis...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Tarantino A Retrospective by Tom Shone Tarantino A Retrospective


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Singular Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami Imagined Identities in Iranian Film by Hossein Khosrowjah The Singular Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami Imagined Identities in Iranian Film

Iranian cinema explored through its greatest filmmaker
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Refocus: the Films of Amy Heckerling by Timothy Shary Refocus: the Films of Amy Heckerling

A collection of interdisciplinary essays, collected for the first time, on the work of filmmaker and screenwriter Amy Heckerling whose work includes Clueless and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 31/08/2017

Herzog by Ebert by Robert Ebert Herzog by Ebert

Roger Ebert was the most influential film critic in the United States, the first to win a Pulitzer Prize. For almost fifty years, he wrote with plainspoken eloquence about the films he loved for the Chicago Sun-Times, his vast cinematic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

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Hitchcock Annual Volume 21 by Sidney Gottlieb Hitchcock Annual Volume 21

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: 01/10/2017

The Late Films of Claude Chabrol Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity by Jacob (University of London, UK) Leigh The Late Films of Claude Chabrol Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity
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A member of the French New Wave group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s, Claude Chabrol has received the least amount of critical and scholarly attention, although he was the more prolific and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

The Coen Brothers The iconic filmmakers and their work by Ian Nathan The Coen Brothers The iconic filmmakers and their work

Renowned film journalist Ian Nathan delves into the extraordinary lives of the Coen brothers to reveal how they survived flops and triumphs alike, never once compromising their vision, to become two of the world's most interesting, distinctive and creative filmmakers.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2017

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: 26/10/2017

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

Discovering Hitchcock, master of spies
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

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

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

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Baz Luhrmann Interviews by Tom Ryan Baz Luhrmann Interviews

Though he has made only five films in two decades, Australian writer-director Baz Luhrmann is an internationally known brand name. In this collection of interviews, Luhrmann discusses his methods and his motives, explaining what has been important to him and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Now Playing: A Seek-and-Find Book for Film Buffs by Alexandre Clerisse Now Playing: A Seek-and-Find Book for Film Buffs

This smart and beautifuly illustrated seek-and-find for movie buffs showcases a variety of directors' filmographies in a visual challenge for fans of Name That Movie and the classic Where's Waldo or I Spy
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Mythopoetic Cinema On the Ruins of European Identity by Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli Mythopoetic Cinema On the Ruins of European Identity

In Mythopoetic Cinema, Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli explores how contemporary European filmmakers treat mythopoetics as a critical practice that questions the constant need to provide new identities, a new Europe, and with it a new European cinema after the fall of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Mythopoetic Cinema On the Ruins of European Identity by Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli Mythopoetic Cinema On the Ruins of European Identity

In Mythopoetic Cinema, Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli explores how contemporary European filmmakers treat mythopoetics as a critical practice that questions the constant need to provide new identities, a new Europe, and with it a new European cinema after the fall of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Knapp: Clint Eastwood by Laurence Knapp Knapp: Clint Eastwood

This new 4 volume collection includes the best and most influential critical scholarship on Clint Eastwood. The articles gathered here embrace issues such as 'gender, masculine lack and anxiety' and interrogate Eastwood as a symptomatic object of American identity. Other...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

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: 01/08/2017

Nancy Meyers by Deborah Jermyn Nancy Meyers

Nancy Meyers is acknowledged as the most commercially successful woman filmmaker of all time, described by Daphne Merkin in The New York Times on the release of It's Complicated as a singular figure in Hollywood - [she] may, in fact,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

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: 01/07/2017

Darren Aronofsky's Films and the Fragility of Hope by Jadranka Skorin-Kapov Darren Aronofsky's Films and the Fragility of Hope

Darren Aronofsky's Films and the Fragility of Hope offers the first sustained analysis of the current oeuvre of the film director, screenwriter, and producer Darren Aronofsky. Including Pi (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Fountain (2006), The Wrestler (2008),...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/06/2017

Kubrick's Story, Spielberg's Film A.I. Artificial Intelligence by Julian Rice Kubrick's Story, Spielberg's Film A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Kubrick's Story, Spielberg's Film looks at the evolution A.I. Artificial Intelligence-from a science fiction short story by Brian Aldiss to a screenplay and treatment by Stanley Kubrick, and finally to the finished work by Steven Spielberg.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2017

David Lean by Melanie Williams David Lean

Comprehensive overview of the director's body of work which yields new insights on the established classics of Lean's career as well as its lesser-known treasures -- .
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/06/2017

Chantal Akerman by Marion Schmid Chantal Akerman

This book on internationally acclaimed film director Chantal Akerman provides an illuminating overview of her filmmaking and an in-depth analysis of her multi-faceted film style. -- .
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2017

Miller and Max George Miller and the making of a film legend by Luke Buckmaster Miller and Max George Miller and the making of a film legend

George Miller made his first film, Mad Max, in 1976 after raising $300,000 from family and friends and hiring a no-name actor, Mel Gibson. Edited in his kitchen, it would become the most profitable film ever made, a position it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

The Bressonians French Cinema and the Culture of Authorship by Codruta Morari The Bressonians French Cinema and the Culture of Authorship

This strikingly original study of Bresson and his cinematic afterlives his influence in the work of French filmmakers such as Pialat, Eustache, and Rohmer-directors united by the problem of authorial style they inherited from Bresson.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Jean Negulesco The Life and Films by Michelangelo Capua Jean Negulesco The Life and Films

Originally a successful painter from Romania, Jean Negulesco worked in Hollywood first as an art director, then as a second unit director. He was later hired as a director by various studios. During his 30 year career, he worked in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

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