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Get the inside scoop on Bollywood movies including Mother India and Sholay with this gorgeous celebration of Hindi cinema, with a foreword by Amitabh Bachchan. Bollywood charts the the world's biggest film industry year-by-year from the pioneering studios of the 1930s, through the Golden Age, to the age of Big...
By David Frey
Demonstrates how the transnational process of forging an industry designed to define a national culture proved particularly contentious and surprisingly contradictory in the heyday of racial nationalism and antisemitism. This title details the interplay of Hungarian cultural and political elites, Nazi officials, and global film moguls.
The role of the film marketer is both vital and challenging. Promotion is one of the industry's biggest costs, with the campaign of a large film costing up to half its production budget. Box office results, however, are wildly unpredictable: relatively few films a year make a profit. These market...
By John Wills
Explores the "wonderful world of Disney" in all its dimensions. John Wills tackles Walt Disney's unique vision of America, the history of Mickey Mouse, and the design of Disneyland in the 1950s; he also examines a range of Disney movies including animation classics and live-action productions. Disney Culture ultimately challenges...
By Lee Jessup
Breaking In: Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches is a no-nonsense, boots-on-the-ground exploration of how writers REALLY go from emerging to professional in today's highly saturated and competitive screenwriting space. With a focus on writers who have gotten representation and broken into the TV or feature film space after the critical...
This book locates the voice in cinema in different national and transnational contexts, to explore how the critical approaches to the voice as well as the practices of sound design, technologies and even reception are often grounded in cultural specificity, to present readings which challenge traditional theories of the voice...
By Jean Stein
West of Eden is the definitive story of Hollywood, told, in their own words, by the people on the inside: Lauren Bacall, Arthur Miller, Dennis Hopper, Frank Gehry, Ring Lardner, Joan Didion, Stephen Sondheim - all interviewed by Jean Stein, who grew up in the Forties in a fairytale mansion...
Lawmakers in Weimar Germany adopted two national censorship laws that regulated movies and pulp fiction. Supporters praised them as a form of social welfare. Critics warned of impending political censorship. This cultural and legal history uncovers these laws' origins and details their impact on the republic and German national identity.