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By Peter Wollen
Singin' in the Rain remains one of the best loved films ever made. In a shot-by-shot analysis of the famous title number, Peter Wollen shows how Gene Kelly binds the dance and musical elements into the narrative, and convincingly argues that the film was the high point in the careers...
The Films of Stephen King is the first collection of essays assembled on the cinematic adaptations of Stephen King. The individual chapters, written by cinema, television, and cultural studies scholars, examine the most important films from the King canon, from Carrie to The Shining to The Shawshank Redemption.
Screen World. Movie fans eagerly await each new edition of Screen World, the definitive record of the cinema since 1949. Volume 62 provides an illustrated listing of every significant American and foreign film released in the United States in 2010, documented with more than 1,000 black-and-white photographs. This new edition...
By Kim Newman
Packed with photographs of some terrifying scenes in cinema history, this comprehensive guide traces the story of horror, decade-by-decade, and provides a critique of the 333 key horror films that you just have to see.
By Keith Reader
Focuses on "La Regle du jeu" in the context of both the time in which it was made and the currents of intertextuality by which it is traversed. This book examines sequences from the film itself, its themes, reception and critical approaches and readings.
Directed by the great Jean Renoir, "La Grande Illusion" 1937 is the finest of all anti-war films and a cinematic masterwork. This title shows how, not content to register the world as it is, the film plays off competing historical possibilities against each other, facing the public with their responsibility...