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Death at the Movies: Hollywood's Guide to the Hereafter
Death at the Movies: Hollywood's Guide to the Hereafter
by Tom & Lyn Genelli
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Its a Wonderful Life (1946), Resurrection (1980), Poltergeist (1982), Beetlejuice (1988), Ghost (1990), Groundhog Day (1993), The Sixth Sense (1999) — these are only a few of the influential movies in recent decades dealing with the afterlife. But... (read more)

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Short Guide To Writing About Film 4TH Edition
Short Guide To Writing About Film 4TH Edition
by Timothy Corrigan
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"A Short Guide to Writing about Film" walks the reader through the process of converting the fun and pleasure of watching a movie into the satisfaction of articulating ideas about that movie. Drawing on the readers' love and knowledge of films ranging... (read more)

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Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy
Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy
by Paisley Livingston
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The increasingly popular idea that cinematic fictions can "do" philosophy raises some difficult questions. Who is actually doing the philosophizing? Is it the philosophical commentator who reads general arguments or theories into the stories conveyed by... (read more)

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Hollywood Vs. America
Hollywood Vs. America
by Michael Medved
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Why does our popular culture seem so consistently hostile to the values that most Americans hold dear? Why does the entertainment industry attack religion, glorify brutality, undermine the family, and deride patriotism? In this explosive book, one of the... (read more)

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Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings
Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings
by Leo Braudy
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Brought up to date with an expanded range of selections, extended historical coverage, and a dedicated pluralistic commitment, the third edition of this highly popular text on film aesthetics features major additions of contemporary topics in film theory-... (read more)

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Mad to Be Saved: The Beats, the '50s, and Film
Mad to Be Saved: The Beats, the '50s, and Film
by David Sterritt
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Film critic David Sterritt presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the Beat Generation, its intersections with main-stream and experimental film, and the interactions of all of these with American society and the culture of the 1950s. Sterritt... (read more)

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Framed: Women in Law and Film
Framed: Women in Law and Film
by Orit Kamir
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Some women attack and harm men who abuse them. Social norms, law, and films all participate in framing these occurrences, guiding us in understanding and judging them. How do social, legal, and cinematic conventions and mechanisms combine to lead us to... (read more)

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The Art of Watching Films with CDROM
The Art of Watching Films with CDROM
by Joseph Boggs
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This introduction to film appreciation uses both contemporary and classic movies to help students develop critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of film. By suggesting what to look for and how to look for it, the text challenges students to... (read more)

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American Movie Critics: An Anthology from the Silents Until Now
American Movie Critics: An Anthology from the Silents Until Now
by Phillip Lopate
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A provocative and dynamic force in American culture since the early twentieth century, movies have presented several generations of American writers with a new, fascinating, and challenging subject. How writers rose to the challenge, and in the process... (read more)

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Totally, Tenderly, Tragically: Essays and Criticism from a Lifelong Love Affair with the Movies
Totally, Tenderly, Tragically: Essays and Criticism from a Lifelong Love Affair with the Movies
by Phillip Lopate
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This book collects the best of award-winning essayist Phillip Lopate's pans and praises, criticisms and ruminations of a variety of films, in a book that no cinema fan will want to miss.... (read more)

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Feminist Auteurs: Reading Women's Film
Feminist Auteurs: Reading Women's Film
by Geetha Ramanathan
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"Feminist Auteurs" examines a rich and diverse body of work that has received insufficient attention both in film studies and in feminist theory on film. Looking at individual films within the context of feminist film as a genre, Ramanathan examines film... (read more)

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American Movie Critics: An Anthology the from Silents Until Now
American Movie Critics: An Anthology the from Silents Until Now
by Phillip Lopate
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An anthology of unparalleled scope, American Movie Critics charts the rise of movies as art, industry, and mass entertainment. Here are the great movie critics who forged a forceful new vernacular idiom for talking about the new art,?Otis Ferguson, James... (read more)

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Life Itself: A Memoir
Life Itself: A Memoir
by Roger Ebert
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Roger Ebert is the best-known film critic of our time. He has been reviewing films for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and was the first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. He has appeared on television for four decades, including twenty-three... (read more)

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The Science of Anime: Mecha-Noids and AI-Super-Bots
The Science of Anime: Mecha-Noids and AI-Super-Bots
by Lois H Gresh
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Anime, the name given to Japanese superhero animation, has swept the United States. More than two dozen Japanese cartoon series already appear on U.S. television, with more on the way. And with the vast leaps being made in animation technology, the anime... (read more)

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The Film Sense (Harvest Book)
The Film Sense (Harvest Book)
by Sergei Eisenstein
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An exploration of the film as a more expressive and profound medium. Includes an analysis of a sound-film sequence from Alexander Nevsky. “The most instructive discussion of the film art yet put between the covers of a book” (New York Times... (read more)

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Roger Ebert's Book of Film
Roger Ebert's Book of Film
by Roger Ebert
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For this delicious, instructive, and vastly enjoyable anthology, Roger Ebert has selected and introduced an international treasury of more than 100 selections that touch on every aspect of filmmaking and filmgoing. Here are the stars (Truman Capote on... (read more)

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The Power of Movies: How Screen and Mind Interact (Vintage)
The Power of Movies: How Screen and Mind Interact (Vintage)
by Colin Mcginn
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How is watching a movie similar to dreaming? What goes on in our minds when we become absorbed in a movie? How does looking “ into” a movie screen allow us to experience the thoughts and feelings of a movie’ s characters? These and... (read more)

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The Vietnam War in History, Literature and Film
The Vietnam War in History, Literature and Film
by Mark Taylor
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An innovative treatment of key episodes of the Vietnam War clarifies the relationships among history, literature, and film. Mark Taylor offers an interdisciplinary approach to the Vietnam War a popular but complex subject that has been variously... (read more)

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Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films
Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films
by Kelly Oliver
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The image of a heavily pregnant woman, once considered ugly and indecent, is now common to Hollywood film. No longer is pregnancy a repulsive of shameful condition, but an attractive attribute, often enhancing the romantic or comedic storyline of a... (read more)

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5001 Nights at the Movies
5001 Nights at the Movies
by Pauline Kael
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The intelligent persons guide to the movies, with more than 2,800 reviews Look up a movie in this guide, and chances are youll find yourself reading on about the next movie and the next. Pauline Kaels reviews arent just provocative---theyre... (read more)

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