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Geschichte des internationalen Films
Most histories of the international cinema focus on the careers of prominent directors. But the authors of The Oxford History of World Cinema set cinematic genres, trends, and national themes at the fore, composing a history of the...

17.08.2014

The Best Film You've Never Seen
In this book, 35 directors champion their favorite overlooked or critically savaged gems. Among these guilty pleasures, almost-masterpieces, and undeniable classics in need of revival are unsung noirs (Murder by Contract), famous flops...

04.12.2017

Sweet Smell of Success
One of the most daring films of the 1950s, the dark satire Sweet Smell of Success, took on McCarthyism at a time when film studios were cringing under the repressive eye of the censors and an equally intimidating political and media...

04.12.2012

Every Night the Trees Disappear
When Alan Greenberg first showed up at Werner Herzog’s Munich home at age twenty-four, he was, according to the director, the first outsider to seek him and recognize his greatness. At the end of their first evening together, Herzog urged Greenberg...

30.11.2017

Ken Adam and the Art of Production Design
Go behind the curtain of one of the film world's least understood art forms with the visual architect of 007"" Who can forget the eloquence, sex appeal, and sheer luck of James Bond? The bombshells may vary, Bond might be played by Sean Connery or...

19.09.2016

Sleaze Artists
Bad Girls Go to Hell. Cannibal Holocaust. Eve and the Handyman. Examining film culture’s ongoing fascination with the low, bad, and sleazy faces of cinema, Sleaze Artists brings together film scholars with a shared...

29.01.2017

Hollywood Hex
From the myths of old Hollywood to recent on-screen accidents, the motion picture industry has long been associated with violent and untimely death. Hollywood has always been a magnet for suicides, murders, mysterious accidents and brutal mayhem;...

07.12.2015

Agitator
For anyone who has ever tried explaining the appeal of Takeshi Miike's films to someone who hasn't seen any of them, I understand if you wondered: 'Should I really be talking about these movies in mixed company?' High-five then, to Tom Mes:...

26.08.2015

5001 Nights at the Movies
Smart, funny, and unforgettable, Pauline Kael is the most interesting and influential film critic in America. Her ability to skewer an actor or director and her wit, insight, and thorough knowledge of the film business make her by far...

08.04.2015

The Operator
Complex, contentious, and blessed with the perfect-pitch ability to find the next big talent, David Geffen has shaped American popular culture for the last three decades. His dazzling career has included the roles of power agent, record-industry...

28.09.2017

The Night of the Hunter
This is an examination of "The Night of the Hunter", Charles Laughton's only outing as a film director. It looks at the symbolism of the piece, at Willa, her throat cut sitting in the Model-T Ford, and the Preacher, a silhouetted threat on the...

15.04.2013

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Foreign-Language Film, Art Direction, Cinematography, and Original Music.To coincide with the Sony Pictures Classics release—this elegantly illustrated moviebook captures the beauty, spirit,...

26.07.2015

Arrows of Desire
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger formed one of the greatest creative partnerships in the history of British cinema - The Archers. Their films were often controversial - Churchill tried to suppress the release of The Life and Death of Colonel...

17.04.2013

Sleazoid Express
Warning: Watch your wallets and stay out of the bathroom! In a bygone era, when Times Square was crammed with porn shops, gun stores, and drug pushers, disenfranchised moviegoers flocked to the grindhouses along 42nd Street. If...

10.03.2015

Who the Hell's in It
Peter Bogdanovich, known primarily as a director, film historian and critic, has been working with professional actors all his life. He started out as an actor (he debuted on the stage in his sixth-grade production of Finian’s Rainbow); he...

12.08.2016

Eyeball Compendium
This book is a collection of pieces from the "Eyeball" magazine and is a wonderful reference point for films of the 'sex & horror, art and exploitation" variety. There are tons of interesting articles on film makers and films, interviews and...

19.03.2017

Dead Man
" Much of the latter remains on Blake's face for the rest of the film, just as the identity of the poet William Blake eventually merges with his own - most clearly when he asks the marshals, 'Do you know my poetry?' before killing them....

12.12.2014

Cult Movies 2
In Danny Peary’s first volume of Cult Movies, he described the idea of a movie reaching “cult” status when it elicits ardent devotion from a core group of fans long after the film’s release. If Cult Movies 1 introduced us to the...

12.04.2014

David Cronenberg
For more than thirty years, David Cronenberg has made independent films such as Scanners and A History of Violence which aim to disturb, surprise, and challenge audiences. He has also repeatedly drawn on literary fiction for...

31.12.2015

Brazil
When the American distributors of Brazil (1985) saw the European cut of Terry Gilliam's film, they raved about its visual brilliance but demanded extensive cuts. Gilliam's successful guerrilla battle to preserve the integrity of his film...

15.06.2016

Costume Design
Dressing actors to suit character, place and period is more crucial to the filmmaking process than many realize. Costume Design provides compelling insight into this fascinating craft, featuring interviews with 14 world-class international costume...

14.02.2013

Postcards from the Cinema
Postcards from the Cinema is the book Serge Daney, one of the greatest of film critics, never wrote. It is based around an interview that was to be the starting point for a book, a project cut short by Daney's death. Postcards turns a...

31.03.2014

Scene by Scene
Scene by Scene consists of detailed, incisive discussions in which film directors and actors analyse key scenes from their film output. Those interviewed include such famous names as Lauren Bacall, Kirk Douglas, Sean Connery, Martin Scorsese, Rod...

22.09.2013

The Cinema of Ken Loach
"The Cinema of Ken Loach" examines the connection between art and politics that distinguishes the work of this leading British film director, whose work includes such landmarks of British cinema as "Kes," "Land and Freedom," and "Bread and Roses."...

26.08.2013

Cinema Nation
From the Marx Brothers to Mickey Mouse, from Charlie Chaplin to Austin Powers, The Nation magazine's coverage of cinema has reflected the critical, dissenting spirit that has animated the 135-year old radical weekly but also the wonder that this new...

16.01.2017

The Essay Film
The definitive study of a seminal genre of nonfiction cinema, The Essay Film examines the form's origins, literary precursors, and works by its greatest practitioners, like Chris Marker, Agnes Varda, Errol Morris, Chantal Akerman, Werner Herzog, and...

02.07.2017

Hitchcock's Romantic Irony
Is Hitchcock a superficial, though brilliant, entertainer or a moralist? Do his films celebrate the ideal of romantic love or subvert it? In a new interpretation of the director's work, Richard Allen argues that Hitchcock orchestrates the narrative...

30.10.2012

Abbas Kiarostami
This penetrating study of the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's life and work engages a cross-cultural dialogue between Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, an Iranian filmmaker, and Jonathan Rosenbaum, a film critic, both of whom have an intense interest in...

10.03.2018

Neo-Noir
Neo-noir knows its past. It knows the rules of the game - and how to break them. This wide-ranging collection maps out the terrain, combining genre, stylistic and textual analysis with Marxist, feminist, psychoanalytic and industrial approaches.

07.07.2013

You'll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again
Sigh. I'd always heard I needed to read this book - it was a 'must read' for anyone in The Industry in Hollywood.What I found was a memoir from an egotistical, self-indulgent woman who lacks humility and the capacity for self-analysis. One...

17.05.2013

Counterfeit Worlds
From Blade Runner to the forthcoming A Scanner Darkly (starring Keanu Reeves), via Total Recall, Screamers, Impostor, Paycheck and Tom Cruise in Minority Report, the legacy of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick has revolutionised...

04.01.2013

Robert Bresson
French filmmaker Robert Bresson is perhaps the most revered living film director. Awed, inspired and sometimes mystified by the beauty and austere perfectionism of Bresson's style, critics and directors have been moved to passionate debate about his...

24.04.2015

Death Proof
I remember when I first saw Death Proof, I was the only one of my friends who really enjoyed it (even Tarantino-loving friends). When they asked me why did I like it so much, well obviously for the look of the film (that was just amazing), but...

27.01.2017

Minding Movies
David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson are two of America’s preeminent film scholars. You would be hard pressed to find a serious student of the cinema who hasn’t spent at least a few hours huddled with their seminal introduction to the field—Film...

31.05.2014

The French New Wave
Peter Graham, born 1947 in New Zealand. Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Peter Graham is a retired barrister who has worked in Hong Kong for over thirty...

10.10.2012

Paul Blaisdell, Monster Maker
Paul Blaisdell was a genius, creating monsters still remembered today on tight budgets, tight schedules, and with little more than liquid latex, foam rubber, and an airbrush and paint. He only worked for American International Pictures (with one...

26.09.2017

Setting Up Your Shots
Over 100 storyboards with simple descriptions.

20.04.2017

The Cinema of Naruse Mikio
One of the most prolific and respected directors of Japanese cinema, Naruse Mikio (1905–69) made eighty-nine films between 1930 and 1967. Little, however, has been written about Naruse in English, and much of the writing about him in Japanese has...

01.02.2013

The Psychotronic Video Guide To Film
How to know a Psychotronic Movie:These films can commonly be identified by their use of exploitation elements and their interest in humanity's lower common demoninators.They occur throughout the world, but are particuarly common at...

01.05.2015

The Tale of Miss Susie and her Steamboat
A simple song from your childhood, right? But have you ever wondered how Miss Susie got in to all those messes? Or what that song was specifically referring to? Imagine that the story of Miss Susie isn’t an innocent, age-appropriate song. What if...

23.04.2017

The Big Brass Ring
Read this in a day. Welles is one of my creative heroes, and this, which is his other Swan Song (the one that should have been, not that F for Fake is a bad way to go out at all), is claimed on the book jacket flap as a companion piece to Citizen...

09.01.2015

Alastair Sim
This biography contains original contributions from more than 30 actors and actresses including, Sir Ian McKellen, Ronnie Corbett, Ian Carmichael, Derek Fowlds, John Standing, George Cole, Stephen Fry, and John Fisher. It is supported by extensive...

09.07.2014

Film Noir
"Film Noir "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 could be called neo-noir....

03.01.2013

Novel to Film
It wasn't as good as the book' - this is the response to many a film adaptation, and even the starting point of many film reviews. Novel to Film is the first sytematic theoretical account of the process by which the great (and not so great) works of...

18.01.2018

William Goldman
I remember my reaction when I heard a movie version was being made of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride. I loved the book and was worried the screen adaptation wouldn’t live up to my expectations, as often happens. But the film turned out to be...

26.07.2014

Steven Spielberg
At the pinnacle of his career and entering his fourth decade as a director, Steven Spielberg is firmly established as the world's most popular filmmaker. Celebrated for his mastery of spectacle and fantasy, he has also proved his skill...

28.09.2017

Underground Film
Parker Tyler (1904-1974), one of the few great American film critics, was intimate with and enormously respected by many of the underground and experimental filmmakers of his time. In this book, Tyler evaluated the Underground in general and the...

06.04.2014

The Director's Vision
Covering the true originals of classic Hollywood, the masters of world cinema, the more distinctive contemporary filmmakers, and a number of downright eccentrics, The Director’s Vision is a guide to 250 of the all-time great visual...

25.02.2017

Cinema
Cinema is quite simply a unique book from one of the most influential film-makers in the history of cinema. Here, Jean-Luc Godard looks back on a century of film as well as his own work and career. Born with the twentieth century, cinema became not...

16.08.2016

Big Moon Tortilla
Marta Enos has been working hard on her homework and is hungry for a taste of Grandmother's big moon tortillas, "the best in the world". But as she rushes out to the cookhouse, disasters happen. Her homework blows out the window and is ruined by...

29.04.2015

A to Z about Indonesian Film
Buku ini menambah wawasanku tentang film dan serba-serbinya, bahwa film bukan hanya tentang aktor/aktris ngetop top markotop. Semua unsur yang membentuk film itu sangat penting dan saling bertautan, mulai dari idealisme sutradara, keinginan produser...

11.02.2016

Acting in Film
(Applause Acting Series). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This new revised and expanded...

20.11.2015

Sex and violence, or nature and art
Camille Paglia is Professor of Humanities at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. With her brilliant bestsellers Sexual Pcrsonae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson and Sex, Art and American Culture she became America's first...

04.05.2014

Grand Illusion
The Grand Illusion provide a subtle reflection and lucidly insightful commentary on the social legacy of the old European social order during the First World War. Set in the German prison camps, the story revolves around two French...

01.11.2015

Out There
Images by Felix Gonzales-TorresOut There addresses the question of cultural marginalization - the process through which various groups are excluded from access to and participation in the dominant culture. It is a wide-ranging anthology that...

19.06.2017

Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh
An insightful collection of original interviews with the innovative director of Secrets & Lies   A five-time Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner and...

08.11.2016

Decalogue
1 of the the greatest collection of films ever made, Kieslowski meditations on the ten commandments is a great set of morality plays. A short film about love is a classic.

27.07.2017

Orlando
I saw the film yesterday and read the screenplay today - wonderful film, and really interesting to read about Sally Potter's process in adapting the novel. For me, the novel is still a more lush, fully immersive experience, but the film is gorgeous,...

04.01.2015

Early American Cinema
A completely revised and rewritten new edition of the pioneering film book first published in 1970, Early American Cinema, New and Revised Edition provides a concise history of the American motion picture industry before 1920, documenting the work...

13.11.2014

Talking Pictures
Interesting alternative to auteur theory, centered on the fingerprints of the screenwriter over a body of work. Feels a bit dated, but The Schreiber Theory takes up this same thesis in a more modern context.

31.01.2017

Seven Samurai
In this book, Mellen contextualizes Seven Samurai, marking its place in Japanese cinema, and in director Akira Kurosawa's career. Mellen explores the film's roots in medieval history and the film's visual language.

15.08.2015

Dunia yang Dilipat
Ketika pertama kali terbit tahun 1998, buku ini langsung mendapat banyak sambutan serta memberikan banyak inspirasi bagi peminat cultural studies. Untuk sekian lama buku ini menghilang dan nyaris menjadi mitos. Kini, buku ini lahir kembali dengan...

11.02.2015

London Film Location Guide
Alfie, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Notting Hill, Patriot Games: all these movies took place on the streets and in the neighborhoods of London. This intriguing guide to the city on screen covers the whole...

20.11.2016

Paris, Texas
فیلم پاریس تگزاس (کارگردان: ویم وندرس -...

20.09.2014

Film History
Intended as a textbook introducing film history theory and methodology, including many different methodologies ("great man" history, economic history, aesthetic history, technological history, social history), plus the problems inherent in sorting...

03.05.2013

Cultural Studies
"It is comprehensive in scope, clearly written, competent and accurate, and yet provides an original and useful perspective on cultural studies as well as an overview of key concepts, methods, topics and the material of cultural studies." " Doug...

28.12.2012

Heavenly Bodies
Richard Dyer's classic study of movie stars and stardom has been updated for a second edition, with a new introduction by the author discussing the rise of celebrity culture and developments in the study of stars since publication of the first...

10.03.2017

The Philosophy of Neo-Noir
Film noir is a classic genre characterized by visual elements such as tilted camera angles, skewed scene compositions, and an interplay between darkness and light. Common motifs include crime and punishment, the upheaval of traditional moral values,...

27.10.2016

The Geopolitical Aesthetic
"The Geopolitical Aesthetic is a dazzling... distillation and application of the theoretical system he first presented in The Political Unconscious (1981)." The San Francisco Bay GuardianTaking contemporary films from the United States,...

12.11.2015

Film
Film buffs will love this lively look at 150 of the finest achievements in 20th-century cinema, as selected by such legendary film writers as London Observer's Philip French; Amy Taubin of The Village Voice; and British screenwriter Gilbert Adair.

23.06.2015

Spike Lee's Gotta Have It
Spike Lee wrote, directed and starred in She's Gotta Have It, the independent-film success story of 1986. Shot on a shoe-string budget of $175,000 in black-and-white 16mm, the film was made with Spike Lee's persistence and talent plus the help of...

18.12.2013

James Cagney Films of the 1930s
One of the biggest stars of the golden age of Hollywood, James Cagney appeared in more than sixty films throughout his career. In addition to starring in the classics White Heat, Mister Roberts, and One, Two, Three, Cagney received the Academy Award...

28.06.2014

In Girum Imus Nocte Et Consumimur Igni
«No cinema, Debord propô-se sempre a nada fazer do que nele se fazia, fazendo quanto nele se não fazia. Entre 1952 e 1994, cada um dos seus filmes - bem concebidos, agravando-lhe o caso - confirmou esta detestável ambição....

04.09.2013

Michael Mann
Over the course of the eight feature films he has directed since 1979, Michael Mann has shown himself, time and again, to be a rigorous, honest dramatist, a maker of solid worlds. So much so that in America, at least, he tends to be underrated. The...

13.07.2017

Death on the Cheap
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...

27.03.2016

The History of Italian Cinema
"The History of Italian Cinema" is the most comprehensive guide to Italian film ever published. Written by the foremost scholar of Italian cinema and presented here for the first time in English, this landmark book traces the complete history of...

10.07.2017

Feminist Television Criticism
This book is the first volume in a major new series, Oxford Television Studies and provides a comprehensive anthology on all the major issues relating to feminism and the production and reception of television. The feminist critical engagement with...

04.05.2016

In a Lonely Street
Taking issue with many orthodox views of film noir, this study argues for a reorientation of this compulsively engaging area of Hollywood cultural production. The author recasts the films within a generic framework & draws on recent historical...

15.05.2016

Culture Shift
Are you prepared to address the most challenging cultural issues of your time?Mass media and technology are exploding. Popular entertainment relentlessly pushes the envelope. Biomedicine stretches ethical boundaries. Political issues shift...

05.01.2013

All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger
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...

06.05.2015

Moments That Made the Movies
In his first fully illustrated work, David Thomson breaks new ground by focusing in on a series of moments which his readers will also experience in beautifully reproduced imagery from seventy-two films across a 100-year-plus span. An indispensable...

04.03.2015

The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook
The new edition of this best-selling book is the ultimate guide to low-budget movie making. Chris Jones and Genevieve Jolliffe provide a step-by-step guide to all aspects of production, from copyright law to casting agents, directions to stuns, cash...

12.05.2015

Britton on Film
Andrew Britton lectured in film studies at the Universities of Warwick, Essex, and Reading. He also taught at Queens and Trent Universities in Ontario, Canada, and was a guest lecturer at other universities in Britain, Canada, and the United States....

09.02.2013

Nehmt nur mein Leben ...
Marlene Dietrich was a German-born actress and singer.Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself. In 1920s Berlin, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in...

06.12.2012

Batman
This if like me are interested not just in Batman or the films or Holywood but like reference material to turn to for customs models and props this is a go to for a Movie that started a Genre and created the modern Batman Still a brilliant film...

03.11.2013

Nightmare USA
From Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill) to Eli Roth (Hostel), the young guns of modern Hollywood just can't get enough of that exploitation film high. That's because, between 1970 and 1985, American Exploitation movies went berserk. With censorship...

17.01.2018

E! Entertainment
E! ENTERTAINMENT sparkles with the static of TV personalities, the privileged dramas of MTV's The Hills and Bravo's Real Housewives, the public tragedies of Amanda Knox and Anna Nicole Smith. Durbin traces the migratory patterns of the flightiest...

21.01.2017

Opening Bazin
Andre Bazin remains one of the most read, most studied, and most engaging figures ever to have written about film. He is indisputably the cinema's most influential philosopher-critic. Always an important presence within cinema theory, Bazin, who...

09.12.2017

Black British Cultural Studies
Black British Cultural Studies has attracted significant attention recently in the American academy both as a model for cultural studies generally and as a corrective to reigning constructions of Blackness within African-American studies. This...

29.06.2017

Steven Soderbergh
I went to Barnes and Noble to get a book on grant writing since I saw on TV how you can apply for a bogus documentary grant and get $10,000. I got this book instead because I really liked Soderbergh's movie Schizopolis. He also directed...

07.06.2015

The Making of King Kong
King Kong (the 1933 version, of course!) may not be the best movie I've ever seen, but it's the movie I love more than any other. When I was a kid WOR Channel 9 in New York showed King Kong every Thanksgiving (I don't know why) and...

10.09.2014

Puzzle Films
Drawing upon the expertise of film scholars from around the world, "Puzzle Films" investigates a number of films that sport complex storytelling--from "Memento," "Old Boy," and "Run Lola Run," to the "Infernal Affairs" trilogy and "In the Mood for...

06.01.2013

Memo from David O. Selznick
"The most revealing, penetrating book on filmmaking I know of . . ."--King VidorDavid O. Selznick was a unique figure in the golden Hollywood studio era. He produced some of the greatest and most memorable American films ever made--notably,...

09.12.2017

Film Posters of the 90s
Film Posters of the 90s Whatever your taste in movies, the filmmakers of the 1990s had it covered. From the eerie psychosis of "The Silence Of The Lambs" to the romantic fantasy "Pretty Woman", this was a decade that offered something for everyone....

17.11.2013

The Beats
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the writers of the Beat Generation revolutionized American literature with their iconoclastic approach to language and their angry assault on the conformity and conservatism of postwar society. They and their...

06.10.2014

Screen Plays
In this fascinating survey of contemporary screen craft, David Cohen of Script and Variety magazines leads readers down the long and harrowing road every screenplay takes from idea to script to screen. In interviews with Hollywood...

14.08.2016

Digital Filmmaking 101
First off, I'm not actually interested in producing a low-budget movie myself (especially not after reading about how you probably want to set up a non-profit company to deal with the taxes and stuff) but the book was an interesting read anyway. I...

12.01.2016

Audio-Vision
In "Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen," French critic and composer Michel Chion reassesses audiovisual media since the revolutionary 1927 debut of recorded sound in cinema, shedding crucial light on the mutual relationship between sound and image in...

08.12.2016

Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies
Emphasizing the continuing relevance of film theory within film studies, this exploration of recent popular movies begins with an industrial-economic analysis before moving into a predominantly aesthetic and interpretive framework.

10.07.2013