• The Arts

      Silent Women: pioneers of cinema

      Pioneers of Cinema


      The first book to give overview of early women film-makers in the US, Europe and beyond. Essential reading for students of film studies, media, culture and gender/women's studies. With many black and white photos, this book will appeal to all lovers of

    • The Arts
      November 2019

      Masks in Horror Cinema

      Eyes Without Faces

      by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

      Why has the mask been such an enduring generic motif in horror cinema? This book explores its transformative potential historically across myriad cultures, particularly in relation to its ritual and myth-making capacities, and its intersection with pow

    • December 2017

      Frank Capra and the Cinema of Identity

      Celebration and Interrogation

      by Malcolm Scott

      This study proposes a new definition of Frank Capra’s work as a cinema of identity, focusing on his reflection on American national identity as well as his own positioning as a US immigrant. The interplay of celebration and interrogation is used to show t

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Pictorial Affects, Senses of Rupture

      On the Poetics and Culture of Popular German Cinema, 1910-1930

      by Michael Wedel

      German film in the Wilhelmine and Weimar periods is regarded as marked by a strong sense of cultural conservatism and the aspiration to be recognized as an art form. This book takes an alternative approach to the history of German cinema from the emer

    • October 2016

      Cinema in the Age of Helixism

      Contemporary Film Directors' Attempt to Transcend Postmodernist Saturation

      by Rabii El-Jawhari

    • History of Art / Art & Design Styles
      August 2014

      Flesh Cinema

      by Ara Osterweil

    • The Arts
      March 2005

      French cinema in the 1970s

      The echoes of May

      by Alison Smith, Bethan Hirst

      This book re-examines French cinema of the 1970s. It focuses on the debates which shook French cinema, and the calls for film-makers to rethink their manner of filming, subject matter and ideals in the immediate aftermath of the student revolution of May 1968. Alison Smith examines the effect of this re-thinking across the spectrum of French production, the rise of new genres and re-formulation of older ones. Chapters investigate political thrillers, historical films, new naturalism and Utopian fantasies, dealing with a wide variety of films. A particular concern is the extent to which film-makers' ideas and intentions are contained in or contradicted by their finished work, and the gradual change in these ideas over the decade. The final chapter is a detailed study of two directors who were deeply involved in the debates and events of the 70s, William Klein and Alain Tanner, here taken as exemplary spokesmen for those changing debates as their echoes reached the cinema. ;

    • Film, TV & radio
      May 2013

      Lukácsian film theory and cinema

      by Ian Aitken

    • Film theory & criticism
      July 2013

      Realist film theory and cinema

      by Ian Aitken

    • The Arts
      November 2014

      Scottish cinema

      Texts and contexts

      by Christopher Meir, Bethan Hirst

      Over the last three decades, Scottish cinema has seen an unprecedented number of international successes. Films ranging from Local Hero to The Last King of Scotland have not only raised the profile of film-making north of Hadrian's Wall, but have also raised a number of questions about the place of cinema originating from a small, historically marginalised, as yet stateless nation, within national and transnational film cultures. By providing detailed case studies of some of the biggest films of contemporary Scottish cinema, including Local Hero, Mrs. Brown, Morvern Callar and others, this volume will help readers to understand the key works of the period as well as the industrial, critical and cultural contexts surrounding their creation and reception. As the field of Scottish film studies has also grown and developed during this period, this volume will also introduce readers to the debates sparked by the key works discussed in the book. ;

    • Film, TV & radio
      May 2012

      Screening songs in Hispanic and Lusophone cinema

      by Edited by Lisa Shaw and Robert Stone

      In this volume, eighteen experts from a variety of academic backgrounds explore the use of songs in films from the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds. This volume illustrates how - rather than simply helping to tell the story of - songs in Hispanic a

    • Film, TV & radio
      November 2014

      Spanish cinema 1973–2010

      Auteurism, politics, landscape and memory

      by Bethan Hirst

      This collection offers a new lens through which to examine Spain's cinema production following the isolation imposed by the Franco regime. The seventeen key films analysed in the volume span a period of thirty-five years that have been crucial in the development of Spain, Spanish democracy and Spanish cinema. They encompass different genres (horror, thriller, melodrama, social realism, documentary), both popular (Los abrazos rotos/Broken Embraces, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and more select art house fare (En la ciudad de Sylvia/In the City of Sylvia, El espíritu de la colmena/Spirit of the Beehive) and are made in English (as both first and second language), Basque, Castilian, Catalan and French. Offering an expanded understanding of 'national' cinemas, the volume explores key works by Guillermo del Toro and Lucrecia Martel alongside an examination of the ways in which established auteurs (Almodóvar, José Garci, Carlos Saura) and the younger generations of filmmakers (Cesc Gay, Amenábar, Bollaín) have harnessed cinematic language towards a commentary on the nation-state.

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