Books

Nathan Abrams & I. Q. Hunter (eds.) – The Bloomsbury Companion to Stanley Kubrick (2021)

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Stanley Kubrick is one of the most revered directors in cinema history. His 13 films, including classics such as Paths of Glory, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, and The Shining, attracted controversy, acclaim, a devoted cult following, and enormous critical interest. With this comprehensive guide to the key contexts – industrial and cultural, as well as aesthetic and critical – the themes of Kubrick’s films sum up the current vibrant state of Kubrick studies. Read More »

Scott Eyman – 20th Century-Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Creation of the Modern Film Studio (2021)

From New York Times bestselling author Scott Eyman, this is the story one of the most influential studios in film history, from its glory days under the leadership of legendary movie mogul Darryl F. Zanuck up to its 2019 buyout by Disney.

March 20, 2019 marked the end of an era – Disney took ownership of the movie empire that was Fox. For almost a century before that historic date, Twentieth Century-Fox was one of the preeminent producers of films, stars, and filmmakers. Its unique identity in the industry and place in movie history is unparalleled – and one of the greatest stories to come out of Hollywood. One man, a legendary producer named Darryl F. Zanuck, is the heart of the story. This narrative tells the complete tale of Zanuck and the films, stars, intrigue, and innovations of the iconic studio that was. Read More »

Robert Gottlieb – Garbo (2021)

“Countless books have been written about Greta Garbo since her self-imposed exile in the 1940s, yet this comprehensive biography may be the final word. Gottlieb’s research is so complete and his style so engaging that this book almost reads like an oral biography told through a singular voice… This is a brilliantly written and constructed portrait of a true icon of the cinema…” (Library Journal)

“Searching and sensitive … A lengthy “Garbo reader” full of excerpts and articles about her rounds out Gottlieb’s perfectly paced account and the wealth of photos is a plus. The result is a masterful look at an elusive Hollywood giant….” (Publishers’ Weekly) Read More »

Richard Abel – French Cinema: The First Wave, 1915-1929 (1984)

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A monumental work of scholarship on one of the most important and neglected areas of film history, Richard Abel’s massive study is already clearly destined to occupy a position of deserved pre-eminence in relation to all foreseeable future work done on this seminal period in French cinema. At once a work of critical synthesis and a compendium of infor-mation containing much original research, it remains indispensible less for its overall critical argument than for its wealth of data, making it more valuable as a reference source than as a “definitive” history. The book is divided into four sections, any one of which contains enough important material to constitute a significant book in its own right: “The French Film Industry,” “The Commercial Narrative Film,” “The Alternative Cinema Network”and “The Narrative Avant-Garde.” — Jonathan Rosenbaum Read More »

Film Quarterly – Complete Archive (1945 – 2011)

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Film Quarterly, published since 1958, provides readers with insightful analyses of film, the film industry, and international cinemas. More than a glimpse behind the scenes, Film Quarterly offers serious film lovers in-depth articles, reviews, and interviews that examine all aspects of film history, film theory, and the impact of film, video, and television on culture and society.
It was first published in 1945 as Hollywood Quarterly, was renamed The Quarterly of Film Radio and Television in 1951, and received its current title in 1958. Read More »

Andrei Tarkovsky – Archives Cinéma Andrei Tarkovsky (1989)

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“Positif” a publié le premier entretien avec Tarkovski en France. Cette anthologie de textes parus dan la revue rassemble études, critiques, entretiens avec le cinéaste et témoignages de ses collaborateurs. Elle est illustrée de 70 photographies. Read More »

William B. Parrill – Ridley Scott: A Critical Filmography (2011)

Ridley Scott: A Critical Filmography
by William B. Parrill
Paperback: 189 pages
Publisher: McFarland & Company (July 15, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786458666
ISBN-13: 978-0786458660 Read More »