Analyzes the films and filmmaking career of director Hal Ashby, placing his work in the cultural context of filmmaking in the 1970s.
Cinema, Nation, Identity
An innovative collection of original essays on Jane Campion, renowned female auteur filmmaker.
A Hollywood Icon in World Culture, 2nd Edition
Studies the cultural impact and audience reception of King Kong from the 1933 release of the original film until today.
The Legacy of Krzysztof Kieslowski
Traces the legacy of Krzysztof Kieslowski in films made after his death using his scripts or ideas and in the work of other filmmakers.
The Art of Entertainment
A comprehensive scholarly examination of Vincente Minnelli, one of American cinema’s central filmmakers.
The most thorough study on the filmmakers who have defined New Zealand cinema from its origins to its current successes.
A significant and contemporary study of director Howard Hawks by influential film critic Robin Wood, reprinted with a new introduction.
New Perspectives on Independent Filmmaker John Sayles
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.
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.
Movement, Musidora, and the Crime Serials of Louis Feuillade
A feminist analysis of the "cinema of uncertainty" through an examination of the crime serials of Louis Feuillade and the work of actress Musidora.
Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Film Performance
Insightful, focused case studies of screen performance from diverse directors with a range of contemporary styles and approaches.
Essays and Reflections on John Ford’s Classic Western
A series of in-depth examinations of the motion picture many consider to be Hollywood’s finest western film.
Film and Film Culture in South Africa
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.
Selected Essays from the Hitchcock Annual
An engaging look at Alfred Hitchcock’s work from all angles, culled from an authoritative source of Hitchcock film commentary.
The Making of a Korean National Cinema
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.
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).
Theories, Practices, and Transcontinental Articulations
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.
From Rope to Vertigo
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.
A Reader on Film & Television Melodrama
This collection of important essays examines melodrama from a variety of perspectives—chronological, theoretical, international, and feminist.