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A Critical Companion to Tim Burton

by Kyle Alkema, Orsolya Karácsony, Nicole R. Pramik & others

<p>Unlike anything currently available, <em>A Critical Companion to Tim Burton</em> is a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of all the works of one of the world's most renowned directors and artists. Written by some of the top scholars working ...

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A Dream of Resistance

The Cinema of Kobayashi Masaki

by Stephen Prince

<p>Celebrated as one of Japan’s greatest filmmakers, Kobayashi Masaki’s scorching depictions of war and militarism marked him as a uniquely defiant voice in post-war Japanese cinema. A pacifist drafted into Japan’s Imperial Army, ...

ISBN: 9780813592374

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Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

by Leteux, Christine

<P>In recent years, technology has given films of the silent era and their creators a second life as new processes have eased their restoration and distribution. Among the films benefitting from these developments are the works of director ...

ISBN: 9780813166452

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Alexander Payne

Interviews

by Julie Levinson

<p>Since 1996, Alexander Payne (b. 1961) has made seven feature films and a short segment of an omnibus movie. Although his body of work is quantitatively small, it is qualitatively impressive. His movies have garnered numerous accolades and ...

ISBN: 9781626742857

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Altman on Altman

by David Thompson

<p>In <i>Altman on Altman</i>, one of American cinema's most incorrigible mavericks reflects on a brilliant career.</p><p>Robert Altman served a long apprenticeship in movie-making before his great breakthrough, the Korean War comedy <i>M*A*S*H ...

ISBN: 9780571261642

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An Interview with Steven Soderbergh about the making of Kafka

by Nicholas Pasquariello

<p>A three-hour interview about the making of Kafka (1992), Steven Soderbergh&apos;s second feature film. This is the first time the complete interview has been published in English. Portions of this interview were originally published in ...

ISBN: 9780965311489

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Ang Lee

Interviews

by Karla Rae Fuller

<p>Taiwanese born, Ang Lee (b. 1954) has produced diverse films in his award-winning body of work. Sometimes working in the West, sometimes in the East, he creates films that defy easy categorization and continue to amaze audiences worldwide. ...

ISBN: 9781626745797

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Barbara Kopple

Interviews

by Gregory Brown

<p>With a career spanning more than forty years, Barbara Kopple (b. 1946) long ago established herself as one of the most prolific and award-winning American filmmakers of her generation. Her projects have ranged from labor union documentaries ...

ISBN: 9781626745698

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Baz Luhrmann: Interviews

by Ryan, Tom

Interviews with the director of <i>William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet</i>, <i>Moulin Rouge!</i>, <i>Australia</i>, and <i>The Great Gatsby</i> ...

ISBN: 9781628461503

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Bertrand Tavernier

Interviews

by Lynn A. Higgins & T. Jefferson Kline

<p>Bertrand Tavernier (b. 1941) is widely considered to be the leading light in a generation of French filmmakers who launched their careers in the 1970s, in the wake of the New Wave. In just over forty years, he has directed twenty-two feature ...

ISBN: 9781496807694

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Beyond Coffee and Cherry Pie

by scott colbert

<p data-version="1.1">In his third volume of film essays, best-selling author Scott Colbert takes a look at the work of David Lynch</p> <p>With his conversational tone, and knowledge, which made his work on John Waters and David Cronenberg so ...

ISBN: 9781519909923

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Boats on the Marne

Jean Renoir's Critique of Modernity

by PRAKASH YOUNGER

<p>Boats on the Marne offers an original interpretation of Jean Renoir’s celebrated films of the 1930s, treating them as a coherent narrative of philosophical response to the social and political crises of the times. Grounded in a ...

ISBN: 9780253029423

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Boro, L'Ile d'Amour: The Films of Walerian Borowczyk

by Kuc, Kamila

<p> There has been a recent revival of interest in the work of Polish film director Walerian Borowczyk, a label-defying auteur and "escape artist" if there ever was one. This collection serves as an introduction and a guide to Borowczyk's ...

ISBN: 9781782387022

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Brian De Palma's Split-Screen

A Life in Film

by Douglas Keesey

<p>Over the last five decades, the films of director Brian De Palma (b. 1940) have been among the biggest successes (<em>The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible</em>) and the most high-profile failures (<em>The Bonfire of the Vanities</em>) in ...

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Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

by Keesey, Douglas

<p>A biographical approach to the films of a controversial and provocative director</p> ...

ISBN: 9781628467017

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Buccaneer

James Stuart Blackton and the Birth of American Movies

by Donald Dewey

<span><span>A man of many film firsts, James Stuart Blackton promoted motion pictures as a mass commercial medium by creating the first true movie studio, adopting the star system, pioneering film animation, and publishing </span><span ...

ISBN: 9781442242593

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Charles Urban: Pioneering the Non-Fiction Film in Britain and America, 1897 - 1925

by McKernan, Luke

<p><p><BR>Based on original research from Charles Urban&rsquo;s own papers, this is the first biography of this influential film maker and innovator. It is also a historical study of the development of the non-fiction film in Britain and America

ISBN: 9780859899062

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Charles Walters

The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

by Brent Phillips

<p>From the trolley scene in <em>Meet Me in St. Louis</em> (1944) to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers's last dance on the silver screen ( <em>The Barkleys of Broadway</em>, 1949) to Judy Garland's timeless, tuxedo-clad performance of &quot;Get ...

ISBN: 9780813147222

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Conversations with Gus Van Sant

by Mario Falsetto

<span><span>One of the most talented and imaginative artists of independent cinema, Gus Van Sant established himself with a number of important movies of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Beginning with </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Mala

ISBN: 9781442247673

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Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses

Roger Corman: King of the B Movie

by Chris Nashawaty

<p> </p> <p>C<em>rab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses</em> is an outrageously rollicking account of the life and career of Roger Corman one of the most prolific and successful independent producers, directors, and writers of ...

ISBN: 9781613129814

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