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A History of American Movies: A Film-by-Film Look at the Art, Craft, and Business of Cinema

by Paul Monaco Scarecrow Press (May 05, 2010)

A History of American Movies provides a survey of the narrative feature film from the 1920s to the present. The book focuses on 170 of the most highly regarded and recognized feature films selected by the Hollywood...


Redefining Adaptation Studies

by Dennis Cutchins, Laurence Raw & James M. Welsh Scarecrow Press (February 23, 2010)

Transcending the literature/film paradigm of typical film adaptation courses, these essays focus on the idea of 'adaptation' and what it means in different socio-political contexts. This volume not only suggests...


Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

by Terri Ginsberg & Chris Lippard Scarecrow Press (March 11, 2010)

The Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema covers the production and exhibition of cinema in the Middle East and in other communities whose heritage is from the region and whose films commonly reflect...


Historical Dictionary of Ian Fleming's World of Intelligence: Fact and Fiction

by Nigel West Scarecrow Press (October 16, 2009)

The Historical Dictionary of Ian FlemingOs World of Intelligence: Fact and Fiction includes hundreds of dictionary entries on actual cases of espionage, real-life spies, MI5, SIS, CIA, and KGB, as well as on...


American Classic Screen Features

by James M. Welsh, John C. Tibbetts & Gene D. Phillips Scarecrow Press (September 28, 2010)

In American Classic Screen Features, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable essays and critical pieces written for the magazine over its ten-year...


American Classic Screen Profiles

by James M. Welsh, John C. Tibbetts & Ray Bradbury Scarecrow Press (August 12, 2010)

In American Classic Screen Profiles, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable profiles written for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection...


Dracula's Daughters: The Female Vampire on Film

by Douglas Brode & Leah Deyneka Scarecrow Press (December 24, 2013)

A collection of essays about the portrayals of female vampires through the history of film, beginning with Carl Theodore Dreyer’s Vampyre and culminating with the Twilight series. The contributors to these...


Mr. Bernds Goes to Hollywood: My Early Life and Career in Sound Recording at Columbia with Frank Capra and Others

by Edward Bernds Scarecrow Press (April 29, 1999)

Edward Bernds came to Hollywood in 1928 to help United Artists make the transition to sound. He worked with some of the most notable directors in Hollywood including Frank Capra, Leo McCarey, and Howard Hawks....


All About the Movies: A Handbook for the Movie-Loving Layman

by Maurice Rapf Scarecrow Press (November 01, 2000)

Movies are a passion shared by people of all ages and backgrounds. From 30 years of experience, Maurice Rapf assembles the essential information every movie lover should know. Not to be read as an all-inclusive...


International Westerns: Re-Locating the Frontier

by Cynthia J. Miller & A. Bowdoin Van Riper Scarecrow Press (November 21, 2013)

This collection of essays examines non-American Westerns and explores their significance, meanings, and reception. These essays also look at how Hollywood sensibilities are reflected, distorted, or challenged...


Order in the Universe: The Films of John Carpenter

by Robert Cumbow Scarecrow Press (July 16, 2002)

An obscure independent filmmaker until Halloween (1978), John Carpenter has been applauded for his classic sense of compositions, yet reviled for his "B-film" sensibility. With a chronology of Carpenter's career,...


The Man Who Knew Hitchcock: A Hollywood Memoir

by Herbert Coleman & Judy Lanini Scarecrow Press (February 08, 2007)

In this memoir, Herbert Coleman describes working on such classics as The Big Clock, Carrie, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Roman Holiday and with stars like Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn,...


The Immortal Marilyn: The Depiction of an Icon

by De John Vito & Frank Tropea Scarecrow Press (December 07, 2006)

From the late 1940s to the early '60s, Marilyn Monroe appeared in barely thirty movies, beginning with bit parts and moving on into supporting roles for such films as The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, and Clash...


The Films of Steven Spielberg

by Charles L. P. Silet Scarecrow Press (October 02, 2002)

The Films of Steven Spielberg provides for the first time a collection of critical writings by professional film critics about the director and his films, bringing together many articles and reviews scattered...


The Art and Politics of Bolivian Cinema

by Sànchez-H., José & Jorge Ruiz Scarecrow Press (August 05, 1999)

In Bolivia, politics have always shaped art, particularly when it comes to film. This book presents Bolivia's most significant filmmakers largely in their own words.


Hooked in Film: Substance Abuse on the Big Screen

by John Markert Scarecrow Press (May 23, 2013)

In Hooked in Film, John Markert takes a close look at the correlation between social policies and the public view of drugs and their portrayals in film. In this volume, Markert examines the changing social attitudes...


Freddie Francis: The Straight Story from Moby Dick to Glory, a Memoir

by Freddie Francis & Tony Dalton Scarecrow Press (August 22, 2013)

Freddie Francis was regarded as one of the great cinematographers of the last half of the 20th century. He won Academy awards for Sons and Lovers and Glory. This is Francis’ memoir in which he recalls working...


The ABC Movie of the Week: Big Movies for the Small Screen

by Michael McKenna Scarecrow Press (August 22, 2013)

This book looks at the cultural impact of the ABC Movie of the Week, the first weekly movies series made for television, which began in 1969 and ran for six years. Films that debuted on the program include Brian’s...


The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography

by Stuart Galbraith Iv Scarecrow Press (May 16, 2008)

Since its inception in 1933, Toho Co., Ltd., Japan's most famous movie production company and distributor, has produced and/or distributed some of the most notable films ever to come out of Asia, including Seven...


Hitchcock and the Making of Marnie

by Tony Lee Moral Scarecrow Press (June 28, 2013)

Alfred Hitchcock's style, motivation, and fears regarding his 1964 film Marnie, are well-documented in this probing look at one of his most undervalued efforts. Featuring four additional chapters that draw on...


Long Ago and Far Away: Hollywood and the Second World War

by Robert Fyne Scarecrow Press (May 20, 2008)

After scrutinizing hundreds of screenplays, Robert Fyne has written an in-depth study of World War II films, analyzing the different storylines, points-of-view, and contemporary events found in each. In Long...


Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

by Gino Moliterno Scarecrow Press (September 29, 2008)

The Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Italian cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white...


People Like Ourselves: Portrayals of Mental Illness in the Movies

by Jacqueline Noll Zimmerman Scarecrow Press (September 29, 2003)

Little has been written, however, about the ability of movies to portray mental illness sympathetically and accurately. Zimmerman fills that void with a close look at mental illness in more than seventy American...


Historical Dictionary of British Cinema

by Alan Burton & Steve Chibnall Scarecrow Press (June 21, 2013)

The Historical Dictionary of British Cinema has a lot of ground to cover. This it does with over 300 dictionary entries informing us about significant actors, producers and directors, outstanding films and serials,...


Life is Beautiful, But Not for Jews: Another View of the Film by Benigni

by Kobi Niv & Jonathan Beyrak Lev Scarecrow Press (September 29, 2003)

With sharp, uncompromising logic and eye-opening insight, Niv analyzes the film and its script scene-by-scene to show why Life is Beautiful is very far from being the innocent, charming, and heartwarming film...


Altman and After: Multiple Narratives in Film

by Peter F. Parshall Scarecrow Press (June 21, 2012)

In Altman & After: Multiple Narratives in Film, Peter Parshall carefully examines films that feature various plotlines. In each chapter, Parshall looks at a different example of the multi-plot form, such as...


Hitchcock's Villains: Murderers, Maniacs, and Mother Issues

by Eric San Juan & Jim McDevitt Scarecrow Press (May 16, 2013)

Exploring a number of themes that form the foundation of villainy in Hitchcock’s long and acclaimed career, Hitchcock’s Villains also provides a detailed look at some of the director’s most noteworthy...


The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia

by Thomas S. Hischak Scarecrow Press (May 10, 2013)

Jerome Kern (1885-1945) is considered one of the most versatile and influential of all American theatre and film composers. The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia consists of entries on people, theatre and film musicals,...


Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema

by Daw-Ming Lee Scarecrow Press (November 08, 2012)

The Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema covers the history of Taiwan cinema during both the Japanese colonial period (1895–1945) and Chinese Nationalist period (1945–present). This is accomplished through...


The Invisible Art of Film Music: A Comprehensive History

by Laurence E. MacDonald Scarecrow Press (April 26, 2013)

In this updated and expanded edition of The Invisible Art of Film Music, Laurence MacDonald provides a comprehensive introduction to film music for the general student, the film historian, and the aspiring cinematographer....


Adaptation Studies and Learning: New Frontiers

by Laurence Raw & Tony Gurr Scarecrow Press (March 15, 2013)

In Adaptation Studies and Learning: New Frontiers, Laurence Raw and Tony Gurr seek to redefine the ways in which adaptation is taught and learned. Comprised of essays, reflections, and “learning conversations”...


The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro

by Andrew J. Rausch Scarecrow Press (May 03, 2010)

In this book, Andrew J. Rausch examines the creative output of director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro: from their initial offering, Mean Streets, to their most recent film together, Casino. Rausch...


The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion

by Dan Kamin & Scott Eyman Scarecrow Press (September 05, 2008)

This excursion into the enchanted comic world of Charlie Chaplin will appeal not just to Chaplin fans but to anyone who loves comedy. Dan Kamin brings a unique insider’s perspective to the subject. An internationally...


A Research Guide to Film and Television Music in the United States

by H. Stephen Wright, Jeannie Gayle Pool & Leonard Maltin Scarecrow Press (December 28, 2010)

This volume addresses the difficulties scholars encounter when conducting research on film and television music, providing a detailed taxonomy of film music primary sources and explaining how to find and interpret...


William Desmond Taylor: A Dossier

by Bruce Long Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1991)

By reprinting over 400 items from contemporary newspapers, magazines, and trade journals, this book reveals Taylor's life in Hollywood-from his arrival as a minor actor in 1912 until his death in 1922 as one...


Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema

by Alberto Mira Scarecrow Press (March 16, 2010)

The Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Spanish cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of...


The Kubrick Facade: Faces and Voices in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

by Jason Sperb Scarecrow Press (June 22, 2006)

Many of Stanley Kubrick's films are often interpreted as cold and ambiguous. Whether viewing Barry Lyndon, 2001, The Shining, or Eyes Wide Shut, there is a sense in which these films resist their own audiences,...


Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History

by Aubrey Solomon Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1988)

Unlike any previous volume on a film studio, this in-depth history is told from a corporate viewpoint, covering the trends that influenced film-making, profit-making incentives, and the creative policies resulting...


Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

by S. Torriano Berry & Venise T. Berry Scarecrow Press (January 26, 2007)

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema includes everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier,...


Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema

by Peter Rollberg Scarecrow Press (November 07, 2008)

The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema is the first reference work of its kind in the English language devoted entirely to the cinema of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet...


Straight from the Horse's Mouth: Ronald Neame, an Autobiography

by with Barbara Roisman Cooper, Ronald Neame & Michael Caine Scarecrow Press (September 27, 2003)

Now in Paperback! Straight from the Horse's Mouth provides a fascinating, first-hand account of a unique filmmaker, who began his career as assistant cameraman on Hitchcock's first talkie, Blackmail, and went...


The Films of Sergio Leone

by Robert C. Cumbow Scarecrow Press (February 15, 2008)

The Films of Sergio Leone examines the work of this Italian filmmaker who made his mark re-envisioning the American Western. The book examines each of Leone's major films as director, as well as My Name Is Nobody...


Buster Keaton's Silent Shorts: 1920-1923

by James L. Neibaur & Terri Niemi Scarecrow Press (January 04, 2013)

In Buster Keaton’s Silent Shorts: 1920-1923, James L. Neibaur and Terri Niemi provide a film-by-film assessment of Buster Keaton’s short films produced in the early 1920s. The authors discuss the significance...


The Synergy of Film and Music: Sight and Sound in Five Hollywood Films

by Peter Rothbart Scarecrow Press (December 07, 2012)

In The Synergy of Film and Music: Sight and Sound in Five Hollywood Films, Peter Rothbart examines a handful of motion pictures to convey how a variety of elements work together to create a singular experience....


Monty Python's Flying Circus: An Utterly Complete, Thoroughly Unillustrated, Absolutely Unauthorized Guide to Possibly All the References

by Darl Larsen Scarecrow Press (June 13, 2008)

Known for its outrageous humor, occasionally controversial content, and often silly spirit, Monty Python's Flying Circus poked fun at nearly everything. Indeed, many of the allusions and references in the program...


The Invisible Art of Film Music: A Comprehensive History

by Laurence E. MacDonald Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1998)

A comprehensive introduction to film music for the general student, the film historian, and the aspiring cinematographer. It is a historically structured account of the evolution of music in films. The book...


Mean Streets and Raging Bulls: The Legacy of Film Noir in Contemporary American Cinema

by Richard Martin Scarecrow Press (January 01, 2000)

Explores how, since its apparent demise in the late fifties, the noir genre has been revitalized during the post-studio era.


Republic Studios: Beyond Poverty Row and the Majors

by Richard M. Hurst Scarecrow Press (March 15, 2007)

Republic Studios: Between Poverty Row and the Majors documents the influence and significance of this major B studio. Originally published in 1979, this book provides a brief overview of the studio's economic...


The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film: A History and Annotated Bibliography

by Drewey Wayne Gunn Scarecrow Press (October 26, 2012)

This new edition of The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film provides an overview of milestones in the development of gay detectives over the last several decades. Also included in this volume is an annotated list...


The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia

by James M. Welsh & Donald M. Whaley Scarecrow Press (October 26, 2012)

The Oliver StoneEncyclopedia provides an overarching evaluation of Stone's work as screenwriter, producer, and director. While the entries in this volume address all of the usual aspects of Stone’s career,...