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The Films of Hal Ashby

Christopher Beach

Analyzes the films and filmmaking career of director Hal Ashby, placing his work in the cultural context of filmmaking in the 1970s.

Published: September 2009
ISBN: 9780814334157
Published: September 2009
ISBN: 9780814335420

Jane Campion

Cinema, Nation, Identity

Edited by Hilary Radner, Alistair Fox, and Irène Bessière

An innovative collection of original essays on Jane Campion, renowned female auteur filmmaker.

Published: June 2009
ISBN: 9780814334324

Tracking King Kong

A Hollywood Icon in World Culture, 2nd Edition

Cynthia Erb

Studies the cultural impact and audience reception of King Kong from the 1933 release of the original film until today.

Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814334300
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814337424

After Kieslowski

The Legacy of Krzysztof Kieslowski

Edited by Steven Woodward

Traces the legacy of Krzysztof Kieslowski in films made after his death using his scripts or ideas and in the work of other filmmakers.

Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814333266

Vincente Minnelli

The Art of Entertainment

Edited by Joe McElhaney

A comprehensive scholarly examination of Vincente Minnelli, one of American cinema’s central filmmakers.

Published: November 2008
ISBN: 9780814333075

New Zealand Filmmakers

Edited by Ian Conrich and Stuart Murray

The most thorough study on the filmmakers who have defined New Zealand cinema from its origins to its current successes.

Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814330173

Howard Hawks

Robin Wood

A significant and contemporary study of director Howard Hawks by influential film critic Robin Wood, reprinted with a new introduction.

Published: March 2006
ISBN: 9780814332764
Published: March 2006
ISBN: 9780814338377

Sayles Talk

New Perspectives on Independent Filmmaker John Sayles

Edited by Diane Carson and Heidi Kenaga

The first collection of original essays on the work of writer-director John Sayles, this book addresses the full range of his films from a variety of critical viewpoints.

Published: December 2005
ISBN: 9780814331552
Published: December 2005
ISBN: 9780814340073

Horror International

Edited by Steven Jay Schneider and Tony Williams

A close look at horror films from around the world, drawing attention to neglected social, cultural, and ideological aspects of the horror genre in international cinema.

Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814331019

Zones of Anxiety

Movement, Musidora, and the Crime Serials of Louis Feuillade

Vicki Callahan

A feminist analysis of the "cinema of uncertainty" through an examination of the crime serials of Louis Feuillade and the work of actress Musidora.

Published: January 2005
ISBN: 9780814328552
Published: January 2005
ISBN: 9780814337370

More Than a Method

Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Film Performance

Edited by Cynthia Baron, Diane Carson, and Frank P. Tomasulo

Insightful, focused case studies of screen performance from diverse directors with a range of contemporary styles and approaches.

Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814330791

The Searchers

Essays and Reflections on John Ford’s Classic Western

Edited by Arthur M. Eckstein and Peter Lehman

A series of in-depth examinations of the motion picture many consider to be Hollywood’s finest western film.

Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780814330562

To Change Reels

Film and Film Culture in South Africa

Edited by Isabel Balseiro and Ntongela Masilela

An engaging inquiry into the history of South African film and its future—one that focuses on the country’s cultural history while squarely facing questions of race.

Published: May 2003
ISBN: 9780814330012
Published: May 2003
ISBN: 9780814330005

Framing Hitchcock

Selected Essays from the Hitchcock Annual

Edited by Sidney Gottlieb and Christopher Brookhouse

An engaging look at Alfred Hitchcock’s work from all angles, culled from an authoritative source of Hitchcock film commentary.

Published: September 2002
ISBN: 9780814330616

Im Kwon-Taek

The Making of a Korean National Cinema

Edited By David E. James and Kyung Hyun Kim

Im Kwon-Taek: The Making of a Korean National Cinema is a collection of essays written about Im Kwon-Taek, better known as the father of New Korean Cinema, that takes a critical look at the situations of filmmakers in South Korea.

Published: December 2001
ISBN: 9780814328699
Published: December 2001
ISBN: 9780814340080

Bertolucci's The Last Emperor

Multiple Takes

Edited by Bruce H. Sklarew, Bonnie S. Kaufman, Ellen Handler Spitz, and Diane Borden

In this anthology, filmmakers, psychoanalysts, film scholars, and cultural historians use a psychoanalytical approach to examine Bernardo Bertolucci's epic film The Last Emperor (1988).

Published: April 1998
ISBN: 9780814327005

New Latin American Cinema, Volume 1

Theories, Practices, and Transcontinental Articulations

Edited by Michael T. Martin

Volume One explores the formation of the New Latin American Cinema movement, its national and continental implications (including the diasporic/exilic experience) and transcontinental articulations through the writings of pioneer filmmakers and scholars.

Published: April 1997
ISBN: 9780814325858
Published: April 1997
ISBN: 9780814327050

Hitchcock's Rereleased Films

From Rope to Vertigo

Edited by Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick
With a Foreward by Andrew Sarris

Hitchcock’s Rereleased Films contains new essays on five of Hitchcock’s most important films, revealing their artistic and cultural achievement and their centrality to understanding our culture.

Published: March 1991
ISBN: 9780814323267

Imitations of Life

A Reader on Film & Television Melodrama

Edited by Marcia Landy

This collection of important essays examines melodrama from a variety of perspectives—chronological, theoretical, international, and feminist.

Published: January 1991
ISBN: 9780814320655