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Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
by Mark Harris
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In Pictures at a Revolution, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history, a book about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified. In Five... (read more)

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The Film Experience: An Introduction
The Film Experience: An Introduction
by Timothy Corrigan
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The Film Experience is a comprehensive introduction to film that treats students as the avid movie fans they are while surpassing all other texts in helping them understand the art forms full scope, breadth, and depth. Like other introductory texts, it... (read more)

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Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies
Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies
by Robert Sklar
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The Dream Life: Movies, Media, and the Mythology of the Sixties
The Dream Life: Movies, Media, and the Mythology of the Sixties
by J Hoberman
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In what the New York Times's A. O. Scott called a "suave, scholarly tour de force," J. Hoberman delivers a brilliant and witty look at the decade when politics and pop culture became one. This was the era of the Missile Gap and the Space Race, the Black... (read more)

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A Short Guide To Writing About Film
A Short Guide To Writing About Film
by Timothy J. Corrigan
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This best-selling text is a succinct guide to thinking critically and writing precisely about film.  Both an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces you to major film theories as well as film terminology,... (read more)

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Shadow and Its Shadow (3RD 00 Edition)
Shadow and Its Shadow (3RD 00 Edition)
by Paul Hammond
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Cultural Writing. Film. THE SHADOW AND ITS SHADOW is a classic collection of writings by the Surrealists on their mad love of moviegoing. The forty-odd theoretical, polemical, and poetical re-visions of the seventh art in this anthology document... (read more)

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Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Film
Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Film
by Stephen R. Prince
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This package contains the following components: -0205653081: Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Film -0205688004... (read more)

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Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film
Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film
by Peter Biskind
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Down and Dirty Pictures chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers and of the twin engines -- the Sundance Film Festival and Miramax Films -- that have powered them. As he did in his acclaimed Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind profiles the... (read more)

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Projecting Paranoia: Conspiratorial Visions in American Film (Cultureamerica)
Projecting Paranoia: Conspiratorial Visions in American Film (Cultureamerica)
by Ray Pratt
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A lit cigarette glows in the dark. A faceless voice describes sinister forces that are hard at work behind the scenes-a hidden conspiracy that controls our lives and perhaps even our thoughts. Then, like a ghost in the night, the voice is gone, leaving a... (read more)

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Cinema Studies; The Key Concepts
Cinema Studies; The Key Concepts
by Susan Hayward
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Ranging from Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to Quentin Tarantino, from auteur theory to the Hollywood Blockbuster," Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts" has firmly established itself as the essential guide for anyone interested in film. Now fully... (read more)

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Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Movies We Can See
Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Movies We Can See
by Jonathan Rosenbaum
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Is the cinema, as writers from David Denby to Susan Sontag have claimed, really dead? Contrary to what we have been led to believe, films are better than ever — we just can't see the good ones. Movie Wars cogently explains how movies are... (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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Starring New York Starring New York: Filming the Grime and the Glamour of the Long 1970s Filming the Grime and the Glamour of the Long 1970s
Starring New York Starring New York: Filming the Grime and the Glamour of the Long 1970s Filming the Grime and the Glamour of the Long 1970s
by Stanley Corkin
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New York City during the long 1970s was a place of high crime and high glamour that still holds tremendous fascination. During this era the city careened from the hopefulness of the Lindsay years to financial default in 1975 to its reemergence, under... (read more)

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Film: A Critical Introduction
Film: A Critical Introduction
by Maria Pramaggiore
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Film: A Critical Introduction by Maria Pramaggiore and Tom Wallis, both of North Carolina State University Film: A Critical Introduction is an exciting new offering that provides students with a comprehensive introduction to film studies. It does not... (read more)

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Movies and Money
Movies and Money
by David Puttnam
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"A fascinating history."--Time Out New York The acclaimed producer of such classic films as Chariots of Fire and The Killing Fields, and the only European ever to head a major Hollywood studio, former Columbia Pictures chief David Puttnam has... (read more)

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Hollywood Renaissance: The Cinema of Democracy in the Era of Ford, Kapra, and Kazan
Hollywood Renaissance: The Cinema of Democracy in the Era of Ford, Kapra, and Kazan
by Sam Girgus
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In this lively and original book, Sam Girgus offers a fresh look at films such as The Searchers, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life, High Noon, and On the Waterfront. He shows how they are part of the cultural and historic debate that... (read more)

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American Cinema and Hollywood: Critical Approaches
American Cinema and Hollywood: Critical Approaches
by John Hill
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American Cinema and Hollywood provides a clear and authoritative guide to one of the most important areas of film study. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it looks at the history of American cinema, the emergence of the studio system, the key characteristics... (read more)

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American Cinema/American Culture
American Cinema/American Culture
by John Belton
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Ideal for Introduction to American Cinema courses, American Film History courses, and Introductory Film Appreciation courses focused on American Film, this text offers a cultural examination of the American movie-making industry, with particular... (read more)

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Cinema: The First Hundred Years
Cinema: The First Hundred Years
by David Shipman
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A survey of the first hundred years of film, chronicling the industry's watershed events year-by-year. Numerous photographs accompany the text that covers over 2,500 international and national films. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR... (read more)

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Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture
Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture
by Peter Kobel
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A gorgeous, lavish history of silent movies - with more than 400 amazing images - captures the birth of film and icons like Chaplin, Garbo, Clara Bow, and Valentino. Drawing on the extraordinary collection of The Library of Congress, one of the greatest... (read more)

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