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More Than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts
More Than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts
by James Naremore
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"Supplies the first study of film noir that achieves the sort of intellectual seriousness, depth of research, degree of critical insight, and level of writing that this group of films deserves."and#151;Tom Gunning, Modernism and Modernity... (read more)

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Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film (Princeton Classics)
Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film (Princeton Classics)
by Carol J. Clover
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From its first publication in 1992, Men, Women, and Chain Saws has offered a groundbreaking perspective on the creativity and influence of horror cinema since the mid-1970s. Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks in... (read more)

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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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Warring Clans, Flashing Blades: A Samurai Film Companion
Warring Clans, Flashing Blades: A Samurai Film Companion
by Patrick Galloway
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Fifty more of the best samurai films--this time teamed up with yakuza and ninjas!... (read more)

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Outer Limits: The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Science-Fiction Films
Outer Limits: The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Science-Fiction Films
by Howard Hughes
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Science fiction is probably the most popular box office genre in movie history and has given filmgoers some of their most memorable cinematic experiences. Outer Limits takes its readers on a tour of the sci-fi cinema universe in all its fantastical... (read more)

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Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy (Cappella Books)
Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy (Cappella Books)
by Saul Austerlitz
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From City Lights to Knocked Up, this history examines American film from the perspective of its unwanted stepbrother, the comedy, and puts the comic titans of the present in the context of their predecessors. The 30 chapters and 100 essays ... (read more)

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The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry
The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry
by Legs McNeil
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Legs McNeil is the coauthor of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, a book widely hailed as a classic of its kind. A founder of the seminal magazine that gave punk its name, he is a former editor at Spin and Nerve, and wrote Marilyn... (read more)

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The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir
The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir
by Foster Hirsch
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'Martin Jackson, Cineaste “Wonderfully readable: Hirsch is clear, knowledgeable, and concise….[The Dark Side of the Screen] is a visual as well as literary pleasure.” Philip French, The Observer (London) “There has been no... (read more)

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Making of Alternative Cinema Volume 1
Making of Alternative Cinema Volume 1
by Mark Falsetto
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Few people have a true understanding of what it takes to get a feature film made and released. How does a film get from idea to finished product? How do film directors interact with other creative personnel such as actors, set designers, cinematographers,... (read more)

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Bullets Over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture from the Silents to "The Sopranos"
Bullets Over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture from the Silents to "The Sopranos"
by John Mccarty
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McCarty (cinema, State U. of New York at Albany) analyzes the genre of American gangster films, from D. W. Griffith's 1912 The Musketeers of Pig Alley to more recent works like the Godfather trilogy and Bugsy. He discusses the genre's archetypes... (read more)

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The BFI Companion to Crime
The BFI Companion to Crime
by Phil Hardy
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Phil Hardy has edited many reference books on popular cinema. He is also an authority on popular music and is co-editor of The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music.... (read more)

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The Vampire Film: From Nosferatu to Interview with the Vampire
The Vampire Film: From Nosferatu to Interview with the Vampire
by Alain Silver
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The third edition of a critical survey of vampire movies offers a thematic rather than a chronological treatment, and focuses on little- known titles that evidence a novel approach. The authors note that the vampire film is defined neither by a unity... (read more)

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A New History of Documentary Film
A New History of Documentary Film
by Jack C Ellis
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A thorough and definitive survey/history of documentary films. Concentrating mainly on the output of the US, the UK, and Canada, the authors outline the origins of the form and then show its development over the next several decades. The book is... (read more)

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Profoundly Erotic: Sexy Movies That Changed History
Profoundly Erotic: Sexy Movies That Changed History
by Joe Bob Briggs
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Joe Bob Briggs is a film critic and creator of Joe Bobs Drive-In Theater, and the equally popular Monstervision on TNT. He is currently developing his own weekly show as well as programming for the new Scream Network, specializing in horror movies and... (read more)

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Reel Nature: America's Romance with Wildlife on Film
Reel Nature: America's Romance with Wildlife on Film
by Gregg Mitman
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Reel Nature is a real achievement…it transcends the well-rehearsed arguments about correctness or distortion in science popularization by foregrounding a genre in which scientists were only one part of an inherently collaborative enterprise. Dr. Jo... (read more)

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Reel Justice: Courtroom Goes To Movies (06 Edition)
Reel Justice: Courtroom Goes To Movies (06 Edition)
by Paul Bergman
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From the earliest days of the movies, filmmakers have turned to the courtroom for stories because it is an ideal setting for both drama and comedy. Fans of those courtroom movies can turn to Reel Justice for a verdict on both recent and classic courtroom... (read more)

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Sci-Fi Movie Freak [With DVD]
Sci-Fi Movie Freak [With DVD]
by Robert C Ring
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Sci-Fi Movie Freak is packed with the spine-tingling excitement and thrilling moments that have made sci-fi movies a beloved genre for those who want the Force to be with them. The book celebrates a wide variety of more than 100 movies that have been... (read more)

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Nonfiction Film: A Critical History Revised and Expanded
Nonfiction Film: A Critical History Revised and Expanded
by Richard M Barsam
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Nonfiction Film: A Critical History covers almost one hundred years in the worldwide development of the nonfiction film, from the first factual films of 1895 to the cinema of the 1980s. All the important nonfiction film movements-the factual film... (read more)

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Popcorn: Fifty Years of Rock 'n' Roll Movies
Popcorn: Fifty Years of Rock 'n' Roll Movies
by Garry Mulholland
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From Quadrophenia to Mamma Mia!, the rock 'n' roll movie captures the best and worst of a music's moment in time. In Popcorn, acclaimed author Garry Mulholland takes a close look at the successes and failures of this film phenomenon by... (read more)

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Dreams & Dead Ends 2ND Edition the American Gang
Dreams & Dead Ends 2ND Edition the American Gang
by Jack Shadoian
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Praise for the previous edition: "Dreams and Dead Ends is quite a remarkable book. One would expect a formal, academic theorist to discuss the great and near-great American gangster movies in terms much duller than the films themselves. Not here, for Mr.... (read more)

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