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Film: styles & genres

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  1. Cinemasaurus

    Examines contemporary Russian cinema as a new visual economy, emerging over three decades after the Soviet collapse. Focusing on debates and films exhibited at Russian and US public festivals where the films have premiered, the volume's contributors examine four issues of Russia's transition. Learn More
    £29.95

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  2. My Fair Ladies

    The fantasy of a male creator constructing his perfect woman dates back to the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. As technology has advanced over the past century, the figure of the lifelike manmade woman has become ubiquitous, popping up in everything from Bride of Frankenstein to The Stepford Wives. Julie Wosk takes us on a tour through this bevy of artificial women, revealing the array of cultural fantasies and fears they embody. Learn More
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  3. Russian Science Fiction Literature and Cinema

    This critical reader aims to provide precisely such a resource for students, scholars, and the merely curious who wish to delve deeper into landmarks of the genre, discover innumerable lesser-known gems in the process, and understand why science fiction came to play such a crucial role in Russian society, politics, technology, and culture for more than a century. Learn More
    £34.50

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  4. My Fair Ladies

    The fantasy of a male creator constructing his perfect woman dates back to the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. As technology has advanced over the past century, the figure of the lifelike manmade woman has become ubiquitous, popping up in everything from Bride of Frankenstein to The Stepford Wives. Julie Wosk takes us on a tour through this bevy of artificial women, revealing the array of cultural fantasies and fears they embody. Learn More
    £102.00

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  5. The Contemporary Russian Cinema Reader

    Provides an introduction to significant Russian films released between 2005 and 2016 that are also available with English subtitles. The twenty-one essays on individual films provide background information on directors' careers, detailed analyses of selected films, along with suggested further readings both in English and Russian. Learn More
    £93.50

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  6. The Comic Book Film Adaptation

    In the summer of 2000 X-Men surpassed all box office expectations and ushered in an era of unprecedented production of comic book film adaptations. From superheroes to Spartan warriors, The Comic Book Film Adaptation offers the first dedicated study to examine how comic books moved from the fringes of popular culture to the centre of mainstream film production. Learn More
    £30.50

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  7. Russian Science Fiction Literature and Cinema

    This critical reader aims to provide precisely such a resource for students, scholars, and the merely curious who wish to delve deeper into landmarks of the genre, discover innumerable lesser-known gems in the process, and understand why science fiction came to play such a crucial role in Russian society, politics, technology, and culture for more than a century. Learn More
    £101.00

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  8. Only at Comic-Con

    What made the San Diego Comic-Con a Hollywood destination? How does the industry's presence at Comic-Con shape our ideas about what it means to be a fan? And what can this single event tell us about the relationship between media industries and their fans, past and present? Only at Comic-Con answers these questions and more. Learn More
    £25.95

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  9. The Contemporary Russian Cinema Reader

    Provides an introduction to significant Russian films released between 2005 and 2016 that are also available with English subtitles. The twenty-one essays on individual films provide background information on directors' careers, detailed analyses of selected films, along with suggested further readings both in English and Russian. Learn More
    £25.95

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  10. Beyond Blaxploitation

    A groundbreaking scholarly anthology devoted to examining canonical and lesser-known films of the blaxploitation movement to demonstrate the richness, depth, and complexity of this intriguing period in motion picture history. Learn More
    £38.50

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  11. William Friedkin

    Presents fifteen articles, interviews, and seminars spanning William Friedkin's career. He discusses early influences, early successes, awards, and current projects. The volume provides coverage of his directorial process, beliefs, and anecdotes from his time serving as the creative force of some of the biggest films of the 1970s and beyond. Learn More
    £26.50

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  12. Holy Horror

    What makes you afraid? It may be more than what you think. Horror films have been exploiting our fears almost from the moment movies were invented. Lurking unseen in the corner of horror, however, is something unexpected: the Bible. Sit back while the curtain parts and watch as the Good Book appears in both supporting and starring roles in the most unlikely of cinema genres. Learn More
    £49.50

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  13. Movie Magick

    Film is a kind of magic, a world of shadows and light, where anything is possible and the dead come back to life. Movie Magick explores the way in which films have been inspired by Alesiter Crowley's famous definition of "Magick" as "the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will. Learn More
    £43.95

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  14. The Transatlantic Zombie

    Provides a more complete history of the zombie than has ever been told, explaining how the myth's migration to the New World was facilitated by the transatlantic slave trade, and reveals the real-world import of storytelling, reminding us of the power of myths and mythmaking, and the high stakes of appropriation and homage. Learn More
    £27.50

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  15. A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses

    Long before sound became an essential part of motion pictures, Westerns were already an established genre. This title features over one thousand of these once-silent Western players. It lists actors alphabetically by last name, and each entry includes a biography, covering both personal and professional milestones in the performer's life. Learn More
    £54.95

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  16. Reel Men

    Probes the concept of 1950s masculinity, asking what it meant to be an Australian man at this time, offering a compelling exploration of the Australian fifties, and challenging the common belief that the fifties were a 'dead' era for Australian filmmaking. Learn More
    £40.50

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