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Looking at Movies (Fifth Edition)
Looking at Movies (Fifth Edition)
By W. W. Norton & Company
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ean: 9780393600650, isbn: 0393600653,

Film analysis starts here.Looking at Movies is the most effective, engaging, and widely adopted introduction to film analysis available. From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides students with all the tools they need to become perceptiv...


Writing About Movies (Third Edition)
Writing About Movies (Third Edition)
By Brand: W. W. Norton Company
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ean: 9780393921656, isbn: 0393921654,

The most succinct, practical, and affordable introduction to thinking and writing about film.Writing About Movies offers students two books in one: a handy guide to the process of academic writing and a brief but thorough introduction to the basics o...


The Language of New Media (Leonardo Books)
The Language of New Media (Leonardo Books)
By Mit Press
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mpn: 9780262632553, ean: 9780262632553, isbn: 0262632551,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
A stimulating, eclectic accountof new media that finds its origins in old media, particularly the cinema.In this book Lev Manovich offers the first systematic and rigorous theory of new media. He places new media within the histories of visual and me...


The Films of Akira Kurosawa, Third Edition, Expanded and Updated
The Films of Akira Kurosawa, Third Edition, Expanded and Updated
By imusti
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ean: 9780520220379, isbn: 0520220374,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
In an epilogue provided for his incomparable study of Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), Donald Richie reflects on Kurosawa's life work of thirty feature films and describes his last, unfinished project, a film set in the Edo period to be called The Ocean W...


The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture
The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture
By SIMON SCHUSTER
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ean: 9781476756738, isbn: 1476756732,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
“A roaring getaway car of guilty pleasures” (The New York Times Book Review), Glen Weldon’s The Caped Crusade is a fascinating, critically acclaimed chronicle of the rises and falls of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes and the fans w...


History of Film (World of Art)
History of Film (World of Art)
By imusti
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mpn: 9780500204108, ean: 9780500204108, isbn: 0500204101,

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“Impressively thorough . . . adeptly articulates the contributions of particular directors and movements.” ―Publishers Weekly In this lively and up-to-date analysis, David Parkinson traces the evolution of the moving image from the earliest sha...




Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor
Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor
By THOMAS DUNNE
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mpn: 26193065, ean: 9781250125606, isbn: 125012560X,

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New York Times bestsellerIntroduction by New York Times bestselling author and famous minor television personality John HodgmanOne of my dad’s favorite jokes about getting older was: “I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got bac...


Frankenstein: A Cultural History
Frankenstein: A Cultural History
By W W Norton Company
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780393061444, isbn: 0393061442,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
A lively history of the Frankenstein myth, tracing its evolution from a Romantic nightmare to its prominence in today's imaginative landscape.Frankenstein began as the nightmare of an unwed teenage mother in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1816. At a time wh...


Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking (Oxford Medical Publications)
Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking (Oxford Medical Publications)
By Brand: Harvard University Press
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ean: 9780674762688, isbn: 0674762681,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
Chronicling one of the greatest and most popular national cinemas, Republic of Images traces the evolution of French filmmaking from 1895―the year of the debut of the Cinematographe in Paris―to the present day. Alan Williams offers a unique synth...


Transnational Cinema: An Introduction
Transnational Cinema: An Introduction
By Red Globe Press
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ean: 9781137530127, isbn: 113753012X,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
This core teaching text provides a thorough overview of the recently emerged field of transnational film studies. Covering a range of approaches to analysing films about migrant, cross-cultural and cross-border experience, Steven Rawle demonstrates h...


Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th
By Titan Books UK
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mpn: over 500 b/w & colour photos, ean: 9781845763435, isbn: 1845763432,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
'Friday the 13th' introduced moviegoers to a new kind of cinematic terror - shocking, visceral, and graphic. Spawning ten sequels, the series has become the most successful horror franchise. Illustrated with nearly 600 photos, archives and production...


Philosophy through Film
Philosophy through Film
By Routledge
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ean: 9780415839327, isbn: 0415839327,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
Many of the classic questions of philosophy have been raised, illuminated, and addressed in celluloid. In this Third Edition of Philosophy through Film, Mary M. Litch teams up with a new co-author, Amy Karofsky, to show readers how to watch films wit...


Torture Porn in the Wake of 9/11: Horror, Exploitation, and the Cinema of Sensation (War Culture)
Torture Porn in the Wake of 9/11: Horror, Exploitation, and the Cinema of Sensation (War Culture)
By Rutgers University Press
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780813564036, isbn: 0813564034,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
Saw, Hostel, The Devil’s Rejects: this wave of horror movies has been classed under the disparaging label “torture porn.” Since David Edelstein coined the term for a New York magazine article a few years after 9/11, many critics have speculated...


Film: A Critical Introduction. Maria Pramaggiore, Tom Wallis
Film: A Critical Introduction. Maria Pramaggiore, Tom Wallis
By imusti
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mpn: 32560715, ean: 9781856697200, isbn: 1856697207,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
Updated and expanded for a new edition, this is the perfect starter text for students of film studies. This book illustrates basic film concepts in context and in depth. It addresses techniques and terminology used in film production and criticism, e...


Black American Cinema (AFI Film Readers)
Black American Cinema (AFI Film Readers)
By Routledge
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ean: 9780415903974, isbn: 0415903971,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
This is the first major collection of criticism on Black American cinema. From the pioneering work of Oscar Micheaux and Wallace Thurman to the Hollywood success of Spike Lee, Black American filmmakers have played a remarkable role in the development...


Introduction to Film Studies
Introduction to Film Studies
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ean: 9780415582599, isbn: 0415582598,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
Introduction to Film Studies is a comprehensive textbook for students of cinema. This completely revised and updated fifth edition guides students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, traces the historical development of film and int...


Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, and Resistance (Texas Film and Media Studies Series)
Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, and Resistance (Texas Film and Media Studies Series)
By University of Texas Press
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ean: 9780292709072, isbn: 0292709072,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
The bandido, the harlot, the male buffoon, the female clown, the Latin lover, and the dark lady—these have been the defining, and demeaning, images of Latinos in U.S. cinema for more than a century. In this book, Charles Ramírez Berg develops an i...


Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock
By Brand: Verso
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ean: 9781844676217, isbn: 1844676218,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
The contributors bring to bear an unrivaled enthusiasm and theoretical sweep on the entire Hitchcock oeuvre, analyzing movies such as Rear Window and Psycho. Starting from the premise that ‘everything has meaning,’ the authors examine the films...


Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film - Updated Edition (Princeton Classics)
Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film - Updated Edition (Princeton Classics)
By Princeton University Press
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mpn: 22969412, ean: 9780691166292, isbn: 0691166293,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
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...



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