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Film Worlds: A Philosophical Aesthetics of Cinema

by Daniel Yacavone Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

Film Worlds unpacks the significance of the “worlds” that narrative films create, offering an innovative perspective on cinema as art. Drawing on aesthetics and the philosophy of art in both the continental...


Film in Five Seconds

by H-57 Quercus (October 07, 2014)

In today's jet-fueled, caffeine-charged, celebrity-a-minute world, who actually has the time to watch a film from start to finish? Let's face it, life's too short. Now, Film in Five Seconds lets you fast-forward...


After the Silents: Hollywood Film Music in the Early Sound Era, 1926-1934

by Michael Slowik Columbia University Press (October 07, 2014)

Many believe Max Steiner’s score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry’s early sound era (1926–1934) reveals...


The Film Appreciation Book

by Jim Piper Allworth (November 18, 2014)

This is a book for cinephiles, pure and simple. Author and filmmaker, Jim Piper, shares his vast knowledge of film and analyzes the most striking components of the best movies ever made. From directing to cinematography,...


Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life

by C. Scott Combs Columbia University Press (September 02, 2014)

While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to “watch life” and “write movement,” it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema’s long history of representing...


The Age of Dreaming

by Nina Revoyr Akashic Books (April 01, 2008)

Nina Revoyr's long-awaited follow-up to the smash hit and award-winning Southland.


Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium

by Michael Z. Newman Columbia University Press (April 01, 2014)

Since the days of early television, video has been an indispensable part of culture, society, and moving-image media industries. Over the decades, it has been an avant-garde artistic medium, a high-tech consumer...


Possibility: Essays Against Despair

by Patricia Vigderman Sarabande Books (March 29, 2013)

Possibility translates life's disordered events into the orderly happiness of art. Subjects include manatees, Henry Adams, Texas, Proust, and Vertigo.


Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002-2012

by Geoffrey O'Brien Counterpoint (June 01, 2013)

“We watch what is moving fast from a platform that is also moving fast,” writes Geoffrey O’Brien in the beginning of Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows. This collection—gathering the best of a decade’s...


Castaways of the Image Planet: Movies, Show Business, Public Spectacle

by Geoffrey O'Brien Counterpoint (June 01, 2013)

One of our best cultural critics here collects sixteen years' worth of essays on film and popular culture. Topics range from the invention of cinema to contemporary F-X aesthetics, from Shakespeare on film to...


Fright Favorites

by David J. Skal Running Press Adult (August 31, 2020)

Turner Classic Movies presents a collection of monster greats, modern and classic horror, and family-friendly cinematic treats that capture the spirit of Halloween, complete with reviews, behind-the-scenes stories,...


The Queens of Animation

by Nathalia Holt Little, Brown and Company (October 21, 2019)

From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold, "richly detailed" story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations (Margot Lee Shetterly,...


The Cinema of Cruelty

by Andre Bazin & FranCois Truffaut Arcade (March 06, 2013)

Perhaps the single most important voice of cinema in the twentieth century, André Bazin profoundly influenced the development of the scholarship that we know now as film criticism. Bazin has acutely analyzed...


Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934)

by Mark A. Vieira Running Press Adult (April 01, 2019)

Filled with rare images and untold stories from filmmakers, exhibitors, and moviegoers, Forbidden Hollywood is the ultimate guide to a gloriously entertaining era when a lax code of censorship let sin rule the...


Le Cinema Francais

by Anne Keenan Higgins Running Press Adult (November 12, 2018)

Le Ciné Françs is an irresistible illustrated guide and primer to the best of French films, starting with the 1950s, through the spectrum of French New Wave, and on to modern-day confections.

Starring...


The Art of Looking

by Lance Esplund Basic Books (November 26, 2018)

A veteran art critic helps us make sense of modern and contemporary art

The landscape of contemporary art has changed dramatically during the last hundred years: from Malevich's 1915 painting of a single black...


Christmas in the Movies

by Jeremy Arnold Running Press Adult (October 08, 2018)

Turner Classic Movies presents a bucket list of the best and most beloved holiday films of all time, complete with spirited commentary, behind-the-scenes stories, and photos spanning eight decades of Christmastime...


Must-See Sci-fi

by Sloan De Forest & Roger Corman Running Press Adult (April 30, 2018)

Spanning nine decades and branded by the most trusted authority on film, Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-Fi showcases 50 of the most shocking, weird, wonderful, and mind-bending movies ever made.

From A...


Fictionally Fabulous

by Anne Keenan Higgins Running Press Adult (April 03, 2017)

Takes a one-of-a-kind, utterly irresistible tour of fashion history through our favorite style icons of film and television.

Fictionally Fabulous is a full-color illustrated guide to dozens of beloved characters...


Ava Gardner

by Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski Running Press Adult (July 10, 2017)

Renowned for her screen performances, down-to-earth personality, and love affair with Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner left an indelible mark on Hollywood history. Her adventurous life story is told through authoritative...


Best. Movie. Year. Ever.

by Brian Raftery Simon & Schuster (April 16, 2019)

From a veteran culture writer and modern movie expert, a celebration and analysis of the movies of 1999--“a terrifically fun snapshot of American film culture on the brink of the Millennium….An absolute...


Best. Movie. Year. Ever.

by Brian Raftery & George Newbern Simon & Schuster Audio (April 16, 2019)

From a veteran culture writer and modern movie expert, a celebration and analysis of the movies of 1999--“a terrifically fun snapshot of American film culture on the brink of the Millennium….An absolute...


A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away

by Paul Hirsch & Richard Ferrone Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2020)

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away is a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years by Paul Hirsch, a film editor who worked on more than forty features....


The Queens of Animation

by Nathalia Holt & Saskia Maarleveld Little, Brown (October 22, 2019)

From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold, "richly detailed" story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations (Margot Lee Shetterly,...


The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations

by Joe Tracz, Robert Petkoff & Neil Patrick Harris Hachette Books (October 30, 2018)

This mysterious illustrated tie-in to Netflix's award-winning A Series of Unfortunate Events -- featuring an introduction by Count Olaf's legal representative, Neil Patrick Harris -- shares insider secrets about...


The Oliver Stone Experience (Text-Only Edition)

by Matt Zoller Seitz, Kiese Laymon & Ramin Bahrani Abrams (October 30, 2017)

Stone himself serves as guide to this no-holds-barred retrospective--an extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and cinematic historian in interview form....


The World of IT

by Alyse Wax & Andy Muschietti Abrams (September 30, 2019)

An official behind-the-scenes companion to New Line Cinema’s IT and IT CHAPTER TWO, the globally popular blockbusters 

Collecting the best artwork produced during the making of both of these sophisticated...


Planet of the Apes

by Gary Gerani Abrams ComicArts (June 05, 2017)

In 1969, Topps released a set of trading cards based on the classic 1968 science-fiction film Planet of the Apes. The original set of trading cards proved so successful that Topps released a set based on the...


MR. ROBOT: Red Wheelbarrow

by Sam Esmail & Courtney Looney Abrams (October 31, 2016)

The only tie-in book for USA’s award-winning series MR. ROBOT, Elliot’s journal—Red Wheelbarrow—is written by show creator Sam Esmail and show writer Courtney Looney.

 

Before and during the events...


The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads

by Spoke Art Gallery, Ken Harman, Matt Zoller Seitz & Wes Anderson Abrams (August 08, 2016)

The third volume in the New York Times bestselling Wes Anderson Collection series showcases the best artwork from “Bad Dads,” an annual exhibition of art inspired by the films of Wes Anderson.

 

Curated...


The Wes Anderson Collection

by Matt Zoller Seitz, Max Dalton & Michael Chabon Abrams (October 07, 2013)

This New York Times bestselling overview of Wes Anderson's filmography features previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos, artwork, and ephemera, with an introduction by Michael Chabon.

Writer/director...


A Life in Movies

by Irwin Winkler Abrams Press (May 06, 2019)

A rollicking autobiography from the legendary producer of GoodfellasRocky, and Raging Bull, and an insider’s account of making movies in Hollywood over half a century

 

The list of films Irwin Winkler...


The Queens of Animation

by Nathalia Holt Little, Brown and Company (September 17, 2019)

In The Queens of Animation, bestselling author Nathalia Holt recounts the dramatic stories of an incredibly influential group of women who have slipped under the radar for decades but have touched all our lives....


Seduced by Mrs. Robinson

by Beverly Gray Algonquin Books (November 07, 2017)

*An Amazon Best Book of the Month*

“[Gray] writes smartly and insightfully . . . The book as a whole offers a fascinating look at how this movie tells a timeless story.” —The Washington Post

Mrs. Robinson,...


Films from the Future

by Andrew Maynard Mango (November 15, 2018)

Learn how movies reveal the future of technology

Fans of The Science of InterstellarThe Second Machine Age, and Physics of the Future will love the Films from the Future.

Science, technology, and society:...


Best. Movie. Year. Ever.

by Brian Raftery Simon & Schuster (April 16, 2019)

From a veteran culture writer and modern movie expert, a celebration and analysis of the movies of 1999--“a terrifically fun snapshot of American film culture on the brink of the Millennium….An absolute...


The Anthem Handbook of Screen Theory

by Hunter Vaughan & Tom Conley Anthem Press (July 30, 2018)

‘The Anthem Handbook of Screen Theory’ offers a unique and progressive survey of screen theory and how it can be applied to a range of moving-image texts and sociocultural contexts. Focusing on the ‘handbook’...


Religion and Technology into the Future

by Sam Gill Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Religion and Technology into the Future: From Adam to Tomorrow’s Eve examines the broad significance of the current trends and accomplishments in technology (AI/robots) against the long history of the human...


Early Cinema in Asia

by Nick Deocampo Indiana University Press (September 19, 2017)

Early Cinema in Asia explores how cinema became a popular medium in the world’s largest and most diverse continent. Beginning with the end of Asia’s colonial period in the 19th century, contributors to this...


Scaled for Success

by Philip Hayward John Libbey Publishing (July 26, 2018)

Emerging from the confluence of Greco-Roman mythology and regional folklore, the mermaid has been an enduring motif in Western culture since the medieval period. It has also been disseminated more widely, initially...


The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows

by David Perlmutter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2018)

Once consigned almost exclusively to Saturday morning fare for young viewers, television animation has evolved over the last several decades as a programming form to be reckoned with. While many animated shows...


Race and the Revolutionary Impulse in The Spook Who Sat by the Door

by Michael T. Martin, David C. Wall & Marilyn Yaquinto Indiana University Press (January 01, 2018)

Ivan Dixon’s 1973 film The Spook Who Sat by the Door captures the intensity of social and political upheaval during a volatile period in American history. Based on Sam Greenlee’s novel by the same name,...


Reading Phinehas, Watching Slashers

by Brandon R. Grafius Fortress Academic (March 20, 2018)

The tale of the “zeal” of Phineas, expressed when he killed an Israelite man and a Midianite woman having sex and thus stopped a “plague” of consorting with idolatrous neighbors in the Israelite camp...


Entertainment University

by Anthony E Thompson Ii ATNetwork LLC (February 01, 2018)

This book is the culmination of thousands of hours of thinking, living, talking, research- ing, and writing about Entertainment University School of Hip Hop covering film, music, and entertainment business....


Civil Servants on the Silver Screen

by Michelle C. Pautz Lexington Books (December 29, 2017)

In the movies, government often finds itself in a variety of roles from villain to supporting cast, and rarely, if ever, the hero. A frequent component of that role is the bureaucracy and as documented in Civil...


On Location

by Lisa Iannucci Globe Pequot Press (March 01, 2018)

Whether you’re a film fanatic or just want to see a bit of Hollywood in your neighborhood, On Location: A Film and TV Lover’s Travel Guide is the quintessential resource for visiting the locations of your...


Australian Film Theory and Criticism Vol 3

by Deane Williams & Constantine Verevis Intellect (January 01, 2018)

The third part of a three-volume work devoted to mapping the transnational history of Australian film studies, Australian Film Theory and Criticism, Volume 3 concludes the project by gathering together the 'Documents'...


Politics, Hollywood Style

by John Heyrman Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Politics, Hollywood Style considers major films about the American political process from the 1930s through the 2010s. Grouped and considered historically, these films are analyzed for their portrayal of American...


Speculative Imperialisms

by Susana Loza Lexington Books (December 27, 2017)

Speculative Imperialisms: Monstrosity and Masquerade in Postracial Times explores the (settler) colonial ideologies underpinning the monstrous imaginings of contemporary popular culture in the Britain and the...


Sustainable Audiovisual Collections Through Collaboration

by Rachael Stoeltje, Vicki Shively, George Boston & Lars Gaustad et al. Indiana University Press (June 06, 2017)

The art and science of audiovisual preservation and access has evolved at breakneck speed in the digital age. The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) is organized by the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives...