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Oscar Micheaux and His Circle

African-American Filmmaking and Race Cinema of the Silent Era

by Pearl Bowser, Jane Marie Gaines & Charles Musser

<p>Oscar Micheaux—the most prolific African American filmmaker to date and a filmmaking giant of the silent period—has finally found his rightful place in film history. Both artist and showman, Micheaux stirred controversy in his time as he ...

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Palaces of Memory

American Composer Diane Thome on her Life and Music

by Diane Thome

Palaces of Memory is the story of a pioneer in the music world – the first woman to graduate from Princeton University with a PhD in Music and the first woman to compose computer-synthesized music. Much has been written about Dr. Thome, now ...

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Paul Verhoeven

Interviews

by Margaret Barton-Fumo

<p>After a robust career in the Netherlands as the country's most successful director, Paul Verhoeven (b. 1938) built an impressive career in the United States with such controversial blockbusters as <em>RoboCop</em>, <em>Total Recall</em>, ...

ISBN: 9781496810168

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Projections 10

by Mike Figgis

<p>Mike Figgis has always been intrigued by the workings of the Hollywood System. As he progressed from his acclaimed US debut <strong>Internal Affairs</strong>, through hellish studio wrangles on <strong>Mr. Jones</strong>, to Oscar-laurelled ...

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Quentin Tarantino FAQ

Everything Left to Know About the Original Reservoir Dog

by Dale Sherman

<p>(FAQ). Quentin Tarantino is a man who came to Hollywood and didn't break the rules so much as make plain that he didn't even notice them. Making the films he wanted to see, Tarantino broke through with Reservoir Dogs in 1992 and then cemented

ISBN: 9781495025969

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Scenarios

Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Every Man for Himself and God Against All; Land of Silence and Darkness; Fitzcarraldo

by Werner Herzog

<p><em>I do not follow ideas, I stumble into stories or into people; and I know that this is so big, I have to make a film. Very often, films come like uninvited guests, like burglars in the middle of the night. They are in your kitchen; ...

ISBN: 9781452956138

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Scenarios II

Signs of Life; Even Dwarfs Started Small; Fata Morgana; Heart of Glass

by Werner Herzog

<p><strong>The second in a series: the master filmmaker’s prose scenarios for four of his notable films</strong></p> <p>On the first day of editing <em>Fata Morgana</em>, Werner Herzog recalls, his editor said: “With this kind of material we ...

ISBN: 9781452957555

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Sidney Lumet: Film and Literary Vision

by Cunningham, Frank R.

<P>Since 1957, Sidney Lumet, the most prolific American director of his generation, has deepened audiences' awareness of social, ethical, and feminist issues through such distinguished films as <I>12 Angry Men, The Verdict, Running on ...

ISBN: 9780813158266

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Stanley Kubrick

New York Jewish Intellectual

by Nathan Abrams

<p>Stanley Kubrick is generally acknowledged as one of the world’s great directors. Yet few critics or scholars have considered how he emerged from a unique and vibrant cultural milieu: the New York Jewish intelligentsia.<br />  <br ...

ISBN: 9780813587127

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Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering

by Rebecca Bell-Metereau

Suffering in cinema can be crucial to how stars are cast in roles and perceived by audiences, whether it is performed on the screen or weathered in the form of scandal, heartbreak, disfiguration, or aging in an actor’s real life. In <i>Star ...

ISBN: 9780814339404

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Steven Spielberg

Interviews, Revised and Updated

by Brent Notbohm & Lester D. Friedman

<p>More than four decades after the premiere of his first film, Steven Spielberg (b. 1946) continues to be a household name whose influence on popular culture extends far beyond the movie screen. Now in his seventies, Spielberg shows no ...

ISBN: 9781496824035

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Tales I Never Told!

by Michael Winner

<p>Michael Winner's new book Tales I Never Told! is scurrilous, affectionate and sometimes sensational! Winner's tales have a cast including Simon Cowell, Sir Michael Caine, Marlon Brando, Burt Lancaster, Faye Dunaway and many others of great ...

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Ten Arab Filmmakers

Political Dissent and Social Critique

by Josef Gugler

<p>Ten Arab Filmmakers provides an up-to-date overview of the best of Arab cinema, offering studies of leading directors and in-depth analyses of their most important films. The filmmakers profiled here represent principal national cinemas of ...

ISBN: 9780253016584

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The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia

by Stephen Whitty

<p>Several decades after his last motion picture was produced, Alfred Hitchcock is still regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the masters of cinema. From silents of the 1920s to his final feature in 1976, the director’s many films ...

ISBN: 9781442251601

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The Apu Trilogy

New Edition

by Robin Wood

<p><em>The Apu Trilogy</em> is the fifth book written by influential film critic Robin Wood and republished for a contemporary audience. Focusing on the famed trilogy from Indian director Satyajit Ray, Wood persuasively demonstrates his ability ...

ISBN: 9780814342268

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The cinema of Oliver Stone

Art, authorship and activism

by Ian Scott & Henry Thompson

<p>This book analyses the work of Oliver Stone - arguably one of the foremost political filmmakers in Hollywood during the last thirty years. From early productions like <em>Platoon</em> (1986) and <em>Wall Street</em> (1987) to contemporary ...

ISBN: 9781526107114

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The Coen Brothers

This Book Really Ties the Films Together

by Adam Nayman

<p>From such cult hits as <em>Raising Arizona</em> (1987) and <em>The Big Lebowski</em> (1998) to major critical darlings <em>Fargo</em> (1996), <em>No Country for Old Men</em> (2007), and <em>Inside Llewyn Davis</em> (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen

ISBN: 9781683353195

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The Coen Brothers' America

by M. Keith Booker

<p>For more than three decades, Joel and Ethan Coen have produced some of the most unique and thought-provoking works in modern cinema. In broad comedies such as <em>Raising Arizona</em>, violent thrillers like <em>No Country for Old Men</em>, ...

ISBN: 9781538120873

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

by Demetrios Matheou

<p>Walter Salles's film The Motorcycle Diaries follows the journey made by the young medical student Che Guevara across Argentina, through Chile, <br>to Peru. At the climax, Guevara exhorts his audience to see beyond their borders and embrace a ...

ISBN: 9780571271696

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The Haunted World of Mario Bava

by Troy Howarth

<p>In the late 1950s, Mario Bava helped to create and define the Italian horror film. His classic directorial works of the 1960s and 1970s, including Black Sunday, Kill, Baby … Kill! and Lisa and the Devil, remain among the most colorful and ...

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