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Hammer Glamour
Hammer Glamour
by Marcus Hearn
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Over fifty years ago, with the release of The Curse of Frankenstein and Christopher Lee in Dracula, Hammer ushered in a whole new era of blood and barely restrained cleavage in glorious colour, mixing sex and horror with a style and panache that made the... (read more)

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The Encyclopedia of War Movies: Wars 1900 to the Present
The Encyclopedia of War Movies: Wars 1900 to the Present
by Robert Ralsey Davenport
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Coverage includes: "- All Quiet on the Western Front- Apocalypse Now- Born on the Fourth of July- The Dirty Dozen- Doctor Zhivago- Lawrence of Arabia- The Red Baron- Sands of Iwo Jima- Schindler's List- The Thin Red Line- Viva Zapata.... (read more)

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Film Genre Reader III
Film Genre Reader III
by Barry Keith Grant
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The standard reference and classroom text for the study of genre in film.... (read more)

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History of Experimental Film and Video (99 - Old Edition)
History of Experimental Film and Video (99 - Old Edition)
by A. L. Rees
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Avant-garde film is almost indefinable. It is in a constant state of change and redefinition. In this book A.L. Rees tracks the movement of the film avant-garde between, on the one hand, the cinema, and, on the other hand, modern art (with its post... (read more)

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The Art of the Documentary: Ten Conversations with Leading Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, and Producers
The Art of the Documentary: Ten Conversations with Leading Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, and Producers
by Megan Cunningham
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Have you noticed the renaissance of documentary filmmaking going on around you? Some are inspired by the work of legendary directors and cinematographers such as the Maysles brothers, D.A. Pennabaker & Chris Hegedus, Errol Morris, or Ken Burns. Others... (read more)

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Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema
Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema
by Todd Mcgowan
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In Out of Time, Todd McGowan takes as his starting point the emergence of a temporal aesthetic in cinema that arose in response to the digital era. Linking developments in cinema to current debates within philosophy, McGowan claims that films that change... (read more)

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Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia, the Horror, Fantasy, and Sci Fi Films #01: Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Horror, Fantasy and Sci Fi Films
Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia, the Horror, Fantasy, and Sci Fi Films #01: Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Horror, Fantasy and Sci Fi Films
by Thomas Weisser
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Those familiar with the author's previous forays into the world of Hong Kong Cinema and Spaghetti Westerns will know pretty much what to expect here, and it falls far short of any dictionary definition of essential. Short, cursory capsule reviews, short... (read more)

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Movie Mobsters Paper Dolls
Movie Mobsters Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
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From 1931's The Public Enemy, starring James Cagney and Jean Harlow, to Johnny Depp's 2009 portrayal of John Dillinger in Public Enemies, here are enough dolls and costumes to create 43 different goodfellas and gals. You'll find characters from The... (read more)

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A History of X: 100 Years of Sex in Film
A History of X: 100 Years of Sex in Film
by Luke Ford
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This first comprehensive and most in-depth history of cinematic pornography details sex in film from 100 years ago to today, concentrating on the quarter-century since Deep Throat, when pornography became a subject of popular culture. Luke Ford is the... (read more)

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Film Noir: From Fritz Lang to Fight Club
Film Noir: From Fritz Lang to Fight Club
by Mark Bould
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"Film Noir: From Fritz Lang to Fight Club" explores the murky world of a genre responsible for many of film's most enduring images. Mark Bould discusses problems of definition and the often ambiguous nature of film noir and looks at modern films that... (read more)

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The Invention of the Western Film: A Cultural History of the Genre's First Half Century
The Invention of the Western Film: A Cultural History of the Genre's First Half Century
by Scott Simmon
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Includes filmography: p. 363-374. Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-361) and index.... (read more)

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Naked Lens: Beat Cinema
Naked Lens: Beat Cinema
by Jack Sargeant
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Celebrating the celluloid expression of the Beat spirit—arguably the most sustained legacy in U.S. counterculture—Naked Lens is a comprehensive study of the most significant interfaces between the Beat writers, Beat culture, and cinema. Naked... (read more)

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Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir
Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir
by Eddie Muller
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Welcome to Dark City, urban landscape of the imagination. A place where the men and women who created film noir often find themselves dangling from the same sinister heights as the silver-screen avatars to whom they gave life. Eddie Muller, who led... (read more)

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Death on the Cheap: The Lost B Movies of Film Noir
Death on the Cheap: The Lost B Movies of Film Noir
by Arthur Lyons
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Robert Mitchum once commented to Arthur Lyons about his movies of the 1940s and 1950s: "Hell, we didn't know what film noir was in those days. We were just making movies. Cary Grant and all the big stars at RKO got all the lights. We lit our sets with... (read more)

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Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video (Contemporary Film and Television)
Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video (Contemporary Film and Television)
by Barry Keith Grant
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Documenting the Documentary features essays by twenty-seven film scholars from a wide range of critical and theoretical perspectives. Each essay focuses on one or two important documentaries, engaging in questions surrounding ethics, ideology, politics... (read more)

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Documentary Filmmakers Speak
Documentary Filmmakers Speak
by Les Stubbs
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A filmmaker takes readers behind the lens in a series of candid interviews with creators of some of the most influential documentaries of our time. Filmmakers, film students, documentary makers for film and television, and lovers of pop culture will hear,... (read more)

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The Private Eye: Detectives in the Movies (Locations)
The Private Eye: Detectives in the Movies (Locations)
by Bran Nicol
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From Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade to Jake Gittes, private eyes have made for some of the most memorable characters in cinema. We often view these detectives as lone wolves who confront and try to make sense of a violent and chaotic modern world. Bran... (read more)

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Ghosts in the Machine: Speculating on the Dark Heart of Pop Cinema
Ghosts in the Machine: Speculating on the Dark Heart of Pop Cinema
by Michael Atkinson
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Looking back on a century that witnessed the emergence of motion pictures to become, almost immediately, a dominant cultural force in our lives, this penetrating and provocative book argues that "movies (like cathedrals) cannot help but display the... (read more)

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In a Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity
In a Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity
by Frank Krutnik
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Taking issue with many orthodox views of Film Noir, Frank Krutnik argues for a reorientation of this compulsively engaging area of Hollywood cultural production. Krutnik recasts the films within a generic framework and draws on recent historical and... (read more)

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Cinema of Obsession: Erotic Fixation and Love Gone Wrong in the Movies
Cinema of Obsession: Erotic Fixation and Love Gone Wrong in the Movies
by James Ursini and Dominique Mainon
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A gorgeous addition to any movie fan's library, Cinema of Obsession traces the history of obsessive love and erotic fixation. The seminal works of obsession, such films as The Blue Angel, Peter Ibbetson, and Phantom of the Opera are seen as setting the... (read more)

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