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The Porn Identity: Spoof Porn Films
The Porn Identity: Spoof Porn Films
by Arsula Undress
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The Porn Identity will cheer you up as you discover a fabulous line-up of some of the friskiest films of all time. Some real, some imagined, these titillating titles are accompanied by anatomically unimaginable illustrations. This book of sexy spoof... (read more)

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The American Film Musical
The American Film Musical
by Rick Altman
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..". a model of genre criticism and probably the best overall analysis of the film musical to date." Journal of Popular Films and Television "The American Film Musical is a truly admirable book which is well worth making a song and dance about. It will... (read more)

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Any Gun Can Play: The Essential Guide to Euro-Westerns
Any Gun Can Play: The Essential Guide to Euro-Westerns
by Kevin Grant
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The success of Sergio Leone's 'Dollars' trilogy in the '60s sparked a gold rush, as a legion of European film-makers - many of them sharing the get-rich-quick mentality of Leone's mercenary anti-heroes - followed the master's lead to create some of the... (read more)

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The Horror Genre: From Beelzebub to Blair Witch
The Horror Genre: From Beelzebub to Blair Witch
by Paul Wells
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A comprehensive introduction to the history and key themes of the genre, the main issues and debates raised by horror, and the approaches and theories that have been applied to horror. In addressing the evolution of the horror film in social and... (read more)

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Film Noir Reader 2 (99 Edition)
Film Noir Reader 2 (99 Edition)
by Alain Silver
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Generously includes film stills and essays on crime films, The Postman Always Rings Twice, "Hitchcock's Noir Landscape," "Samuel Fuller's Tabloid Cinema," "Son of Noir," "Noir Science," "Girl Power: Female Centered Neo-Noir," and "Abstract Expressionism... (read more)

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All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger
All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger
by Lloyd Kaufman
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From The Toxic Avenger to Tromeo and Juliet, Troma films have shocked, appalled -- and inspired a generation of filmmakers from Quentin Tarantino to Kevin Smith. Now legendary Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman tell all... Imagine Roger Corman and John... (read more)

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Tokyo Grindhouse Volume One: Pinky Violence Bad Girl Cinema
Tokyo Grindhouse Volume One: Pinky Violence Bad Girl Cinema
by Jack Hunter
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Between 1970 and 1974, numerous Japanese film companies - in particular Nikkatsu and Toei - produced dozens of films in a new sub-genre which combined action, sex, violence and crime, and was dominated by ruthless and deadly delinquent females. This sub... (read more)

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From Hanoi to Hollywood: The Vietnam War in American Film
From Hanoi to Hollywood: The Vietnam War in American Film
by Linda Dittmar
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This volume is about power. It is about the power to make war and to destroy lives. It is also about another kind of power-the power to make images that may distort, displace, and destroy knowledge of the times in which those lives were lived. Many of... (read more)

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The Dead Walk
The Dead Walk
by Andy Black
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Completely revised, expanded & updated, The Dead Walk is a highly informative and entertaining study of the diverse zombie film phenomenon. Included are a visual feast of wide-ranging and often shocking films - from the monochrome epics of the 1930's... (read more)

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Hollywood Westerns and American Myth: The Importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for Political Philosophy (Castle Lectures in Ethics, Politics, & Economics)
Hollywood Westerns and American Myth: The Importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for Political Philosophy (Castle Lectures in Ethics, Politics, & Economics)
by Robert B Pippin
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In this pathbreaking book one of America's most distinguished philosophers brilliantly explores the status and authority of law and the nature of political allegiance through close readings of three classic Hollywood Westerns: Howard Hawks' Red River and... (read more)

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Film Noir (Mid Size)
Film Noir (Mid Size)
by Alain Silver
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Beginning with a general overview of film noir and covering its most important themes chapter by chapter, this copiously illustrated handbook provides instant and in-depth access to the film noir genre for amateurs and aficionados alike.... (read more)

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Detours and Lost Highways: A Map of Neo-Noir
Detours and Lost Highways: A Map of Neo-Noir
by Foster Hirsch
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"Detours and Lost Highways begins with the Orson Welles film, Touch of Evil (1958), which featured Welles both behind and in front of the camera. That movie 'is often cited as the end of the line, noir's rococo tombstone...the film after which noir could... (read more)

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Film Genre: From Iconography to Ideology (Short Cuts)
Film Genre: From Iconography to Ideology (Short Cuts)
by Barry Keith Grant
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A film theory text book for students.... (read more)

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How to Win X Factor
How to Win X Factor
by Keeley Bolger
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Based on the UK's largest talent search, and soon to be on in the U.S. on FOX, this guide offers a lighthearted look at the show, the controversies over vote rigging, and the rivalry between the judges and contestants. The author also offers her tips on... (read more)

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Film Noir Encyclopedia (10 Edition)
Film Noir Encyclopedia (10 Edition)
by Alain Silver
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Enter the world of film noir, a world of darkness, ambiguity, and moral corruption. Meet the cynical and obsessive heroes of film noir portrayed by actors like Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, James Cageny, Joan Crawford, and Bette Davis. You may encounter... (read more)

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Ride, Boldly Ride: The Evolution of the American Western
Ride, Boldly Ride: The Evolution of the American Western
by Mary Lea Bandy
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“A sweeping, insightful account of this most rich and resilient of movie genres. Bandy and Stoehr rescue the Western from the oversimplifications of much recent ideological criticism and present the form in the full range of its emotional complexity... (read more)

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Martial Arts (Virgin Film)
Martial Arts (Virgin Film)
by Penelope Rance
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The late 60s and 70s saw a massive surge in the release of martial arts films, spawning a cult following which is still growing. This essential guide explores up to 20 seminal films in detail, with particular focus on recurring themes, directors, and... (read more)

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Modern Amazons: Warrior Women on Screen
Modern Amazons: Warrior Women on Screen
by James Ursini
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The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women on Screen documents the public's seemingly insatiable fascination with the warrior woman archetype in film and on television. The book examines the cautious beginnings of new roles for women in the late fifties, the... (read more)

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Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies (11 Edition)
Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies (11 Edition)
by George Anastasia
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The gangster movie is one of the most popular genres in film. From the Italian, Irish, and Russian “families” in America to similarly sinister groups in Europe, Japan, and beyond, the cinema has never shied away from portraying the evil... (read more)

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Shots in the Mirror: Crime Films and Society 2nd Edition
Shots in the Mirror: Crime Films and Society 2nd Edition
by Nicole Hahn Rafter
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Movies play a central role in shaping our understanding of crime and the world generally, helping us define what is good and bad, desirable and unworthy, lawful and illicit, strong and weak. Crime films raise controversial issues about the distribution... (read more)

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