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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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Life Itself
Life Itself
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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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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I Lost It at the Movies: Film Writings, 1954-1965
I Lost It at the Movies: Film Writings, 1954-1965
by Pauline Kael
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I Lost it at the Movies is vintage Kael on such classics of post-War cinema as On the Waterfront, Smiles of a Summer Night, West Side Story, The Seven Samurai, Lolita, Jules et Jim etc. Her comments are so fresh and direct, it's as if the movies had only... (read more)

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Cahiers Du Cinema; The 1950s: Neo-Realism, Hollywood, New Wave
Cahiers Du Cinema; The 1950s: Neo-Realism, Hollywood, New Wave
by Jim Hillier
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Cahiers du Cinema is the most prestigious and influential film journal ever published. An anthology devoted entirely to its writings, in English translation, is long overdue. The selections in this volume are drawn from the colorful first decade of... (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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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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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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James Agee: Film Writing and Selected Journalism
James Agee: Film Writing and Selected Journalism
by James Agee
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James Agee brought to bear all his moral energy, slashing wit, and boundless curiosity in the criticism and journalism that established him as one of the commanding literary voices of America at mid-century. In 1944 W. H. Auden called Agee's film reviews... (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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Power of Movies (05 Edition)
Power of Movies (05 Edition)
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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New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics: Structuralism, Poststructuralism & Beyond
New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics: Structuralism, Poststructuralism & Beyond
by Robert Stam
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New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics provides a comprehensive lexicon of semiotic concepts, defining over 500 critical terms. The authors address key aspects of contemporary semiotic and cultural debate--for example Metz's semiotics, Genette's narratology,... (read more)

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Myth and Movies : Discovering the Mythic Structure of 50 Unforgettable Films (99 Edition)
Myth and Movies : Discovering the Mythic Structure of 50 Unforgettable Films (99 Edition)
by Stuart Voytilla
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Designed as a companion to The Writer's Journey, Myth & the Movies analyzes 50 U.S. and foreign films in every cinematic genre.... (read more)

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American Cinematographer Manual 9th Ed. Vol. II
American Cinematographer Manual 9th Ed. Vol. II
by Asc Stephen H Burum
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This newly revised edition of the American Cinematographer Film Manual, edited by Stephen Burum, ASC, continues to be the standard, providing fully updated, comprehensive coverage of cinematography from production to post.... (read more)

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The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
by Pauline Kael
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"Film criticism is exciting just because there is no formula to apply," Pauline Kael once observed, "just because you must use everything you are and everything you know." Between 1968 and 1991, as regular film reviewer for The New... (read more)

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Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty in Seventies New York
Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty in Seventies New York
by James Wolcott
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From one of our most admired (and feared) cultural critics, a memoir that captures all the gritty, grubby glamour of New York in the awful/wonderful Seventies. In the autumn of 1972, a very young and green James Wolcott arrived in New York from Maryland,... (read more)

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Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era
Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era
by Peter Rainer
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From American Beauty (overrated) to The Night of the Hunter (masterpiece), this collection of Peter Rainer's film criticism spans the course of his illustrious thirty-year career, which dates back to the early 1980s. It is drawn from a wide range of... (read more)

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When Women Call the Shots the Developing
When Women Call the Shots the Developing
by Linda Seger
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"A powerful, infuriating, illuminating, inspiring, and insightful book. I'm recommending it to everyone-both men and women. "-Pamela Wallace, Academy Award winning writer, Witness... (read more)

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