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The Invention of Robert Bresson

The Auteur and His Market

by Colin Burnett

<p>Challenging the prevailing notion among cinephiles that the auteur is an isolated genius interested primarily in individualism, Colin Burnett positions Robert Bresson as one whose life's work confronts the cultural forces that helped shape ...

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The Persona of Ingmar Bergman

Conquering Demons through Film

by Barbara Young

<p>Born to a mother who did not want him and a father who humiliated him during his upbringing, Ingmar Bergman somehow endured his dysfunctional family to become one of the great artists of the twentieth century. However, the scars left from his

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The Politics and Poetics of Black Film

Nothing But a Man

by David C. Wall & Michael T. Martin

<p>Written and directed by two white men and performed by an all-black cast, Nothing But a Man (Michael Roemer, 1964) tells the story of a drifter turned family man who struggles with the pressures of small-town life and the limitations placed ...

ISBN: 9780253018502

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The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

by Bailey, Peter J.

<P>For five decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific -- or as paradoxical -- as Woody Allen. <I>From Play It Again, Sam</I> (1972) to <I>Midnight in Paris</I> (2011) and <I>Blue Jasmine </I>(2013), Allen has produced an average of ...

ISBN: 9780813167695

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The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

by Peter J. Bailey

<p>For five decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific -- or as paradoxical -- as Woody Allen. <em>From Play It Again, Sam</em> (1972) to <em>Midnight in Paris</em> (2011) and <em>Blue Jasmine</em> (2013), Allen has produced an average ...

ISBN: 9780813167701

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The World is Ever Changing

Enhanced edition

by Nicolas Roeg

<p>Nicolas Roeg is one of the most distinctive and influential film-makers of his generation. The generation of film-makers who define contemporary movie-making - Danny Boyle, Kevin Macdonald (<em>The Last King of Scotland</em>), Christopher ...

ISBN: 9780571264940

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Truffaut on Cinema

by Anne Gillain

<p>Between 1959 and 1984, French film director François Truffaut was interviewed over three hundred times. Each interview offers critical insight into the genesis of Truffaut’s films as he shares the sources of his inspiration, the choice of his

ISBN: 9780253026569

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Tyler Perry's America

Inside His Films

by Shayne Lee

<p>Tyler Perry is the most successful African-American filmmaker of his generation, garnering both accolades and controversies with each new film. In <em>Tyler Perry’s America</em>, Shayne Lee digs into eleven of Perry’s highest-grossing films ...

ISBN: 9781442241862

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Veit Harlan

The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker

by Frank Noack

<p>Veit Harlan (1899--1964) was one of Germany's most controversial and loathed directors. After studying with theatre and film pioneer Max Reinhardt and beginning a promising career, he became one of Joseph Goebbels's leading filmmakers under ...

ISBN: 9780813167015

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Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker

by Noack, Frank

<P>Veit Harlan (1899--1964) was one of Germany's most controversial and loathed directors. After studying with theatre and film pioneer Max Reinhardt and beginning a promising career, he became one of Joseph Goebbels's leading filmmakers under ...

ISBN: 9780813167022

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Visions of Avant-Garde Film

Polish Cinematic Experiments from Expressionism to Constructivism

by Kamila Kuc

<p>Warsaw- and London-based filmmakers Franciszka and Stefan Themerson are often recognized internationally as pioneers of the 1930s Polish avant-garde. Yet, from the turn of the century to the end of the 1920s, Poland’s literary and art scenes ...

ISBN: 9780253024053

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Wong Kar-wai

Interviews

by Silver Wai-ming Lee & Micky Lee

<p>Fans and critics alike perceive Wong Kar-wai (b. 1958) as an enigma. His dark glasses, his nonlinear narrations, and his high expectations for actors all contribute to an assumption that he only makes art for a few high-brow critics. However,

ISBN: 9781496812858

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Zoological Surrealism

The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlevé

by James Leo Cahill

<p><strong>An archive-based, in-depth analysis of the surreal nature and science movies of the pioneering French filmmaker Jean Painlevé</strong></p> <p>Before Jacques-Yves Cousteau, there was Jean Painlevé, a pioneering French scientific and ...

ISBN: 9781452959221

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