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  • The Sacred Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Harry Potter: The Books, The FIlms, The Cultural Phenomenon
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Liv Tyler
  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • Walerian Borowczyk
  • The Cinema of Richard Linklater
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  • The Poetry of Cinema

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    The Sacred Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky





    by Jeremy Mark Robinson

    A major new study of Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986), director of seven feature films, including Mirror, Andrei Roublyov, Solarisand The Sacrifice.
    Exploring every aspect of Andrei TarkovskyÝs output, including scripts, budget, production, shooting, editing, camera, sound, music, acting, themes, motifs, and spirituality. His films are analyzed in depth, with scene-by-scene discussions.

    This is an important addition to film studies, the most detailed study of Tarkovsky's work available. It contains 150 illustrations, of TarkovskyÝs films, Tarkovsky at work, his contemporaries, and his favourite painters.
     

    Jeremy Robinson's books include Glorification: Religious Abstraction in Renaissance and 20th Century Art (1990), Arthur Rimbaud (1992), Lawrence Durrell (1995) and Detonation Britain: Nuclear War in the UK (1997). He edits two magazines, Passion and Pagan America (a journal of American poetry).
     
     

    Bibliography, notes, illustrations   720pp     NEW

    Hardback     ISBN 1-86171-096-8 / ISBN 1861712332      £60.00 / $105.00

    Paperback     ISBN 1-86171-028-3      £30.00 / $60.00
     

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    Harry Potter

    The Books, The Films, The Cultural Phenomenon

    by Jeremy Mark Robinson

    A new critical study of Harry Potter, the Harry Potter cultural phenomenon, the Harry Potter books, the Harry Potter films and the Harry Potter franchise.
    This new critical analysis explores the Harry Potter cultural phenomenon, the most remarkable event publishing of the past ten, twenty, thirty or more years. Since 1997, J.K. Rowling's books have sold nearly 200 million copies, selling more than Stephen King, John Grisham and J.R.R. Tolkien.
    Topics studied include: the relation of Harry Potter to fantasy fiction, and to British literature and culture;   the history of children's literature and Harry Potter; Rowling's literary sources. Rowling's literary and narrative strategies;  the use of magic and witchcraft in the books; issues of gender, race, class and  psychology in Harry Potter;  analyses of each book;  the Harry Potter phenomenon in book publishin and the story of the publication of the books;  the Harry Potter films: the making of the films, the scripts, the adaption process, casting, production, critical reception; the relationship of the Harry Potter films to other contemporary Hollywood movies;  the economic and business aspects of the Harry Potter phenomenon;  the marketing of the Harry Potter franchise;  the audiences of Harry Potter products;   merchandizing, licensing, toys, etc;  J.K. Rowling as author (and celebrity).
    This book is written for the general reader (and viewer) of Harry Potter.

    Jeremy Robinson's books include Glorification: Religious Abstraction in Renaissance and 20th Century Art (1990), Arthur Rimbaud (1992), Lawrence Durrell (1995) and Detonation Britain: Nuclear War in the UK (1997). He edits two magazines, Passion and Pagan America (a journal of American poetry).
     
     

    Bibliography, notes, illustrations   142pp  ISBN 1-861-058-5  £15.99 / $25.00
     
     

        'You never told him? Never told him what was in the letter Dumbledore left fer him? I was there! I saw Dumbledore leave it, Dursley! An' you've kept it from him all these years?'
        'Kept what from me?' said Harry eagerly.
        'STOP! I FORBID YOU!' yelled Uncle Vernon in panic.
        Aunt Petunia gave a gasp of horror.
        'Ah, go boil yer heads, both of yeh,' said Hagrid. 'Harry - yer a wizard.'
        There was silence inside the hut. Only the sea and the whistling wind could be heard.
        'I'm a what?'
        'A wizard, o' course,' said Hagrid, sitting back down on the sofa, which groaned and sank even lower, 'an' a thumpin good'un, I'd say, once yeh've been trained up a bit. With a mum an' dad like yours, what else would yeh be?' An' I reckon it's abou' time yeh read yer letter.'

    (J.K. Rowling, from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)
     
     



     
     

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    by Jeremy Mark Robinson

    A new cultural analysis of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of Middle-earth and author of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and other books.
    This new critical study explores Tolkien's major writings (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics, The Letters, The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth volumes), Tolkien and fairy tales, the mythological, political and religious aspects of Tolkien's Middle-earth, the critics' response to Tolkien's fiction over the decades, the Tolkien industry (merchandizing, toys, role-playing games, posters, Tolkien societies, conferences and the like), Tolkien in visual and fantasy art, the cultural aspects of The Lord of the Rings (from the 1950s to the present), Tolkien's fiction's relationship with other fantasy fiction, such as C.S. Lewis and Harry Potter, and the TV, radio and film versions of Tolkien's books, including the new Hollywood interpretations of The Lord of the Rings. The 2001-03 Hollywood films are discussed in great detail, with a scene-by-scene analysis of each film (including the extended cuts, and omissions, additions, alterations, etc).

    This new book draws on contemporary cultural theory and analysis and offers a sceptical but sympathetic and illuminating account of the Tolkien phenomenon. This book is designed to appeal to the general reader (and viewer) of Tolkien: it is written in a clear, jargon-free and easily-accessible style.

    Jeremy Robinson's books include Glorification: Religious Abstraction in Renaissance and 20th Century Art (1990), Arthur Rimbaud (1992), Lawrence Durrell (1995) and Detonation Britain: Nuclear War in the UK (1997). He edits two magazines, Passion and Pagan America (a journal of American poetry).
     

    820pp    Illustrations, bibliography, notes

    ISBN 1-86171-057-7   ISBN-13 9781861710574    £30.00 / $60.00
     
     

    When Bilbo, son of Bungo, of the respectable family of Baggins prepared to celebrate his seventy-first birthday there was some little talk in the neighbourhood, and people polished up their memories. Bilbo had once had some brief notoriety among the hobbits of Hibbiton and Bywater - he had disappeared after breakfast one April 30th and had not reappeared until lunch-time on June 22nd in the following year. A very odd proceeding, and one for which he had never accounted satisfactorily. He wrote a book about it, of course: but even those who had read it never took that seriously.

    (J.R.R. Tolkien, from an early draft of the first chapter of The Lord of the Rings)
     
     
     

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    Liv Tyler

    Star in Ascendance: Her First Decade in Film





    by Thomas A. Christie

    A new study of the films of Hollywood star Liv Tyler, charting all of her film career up to the present - including Armageddon (1998), Cookie's Fortune (1999), One Night at McCool's (2001) and the Lord of the Rings movies (2001-03).

    This is the only in-depth exploration of Liv Tyler's films available anywhere.
     
     

    Thomas Christie's pioneering account of Liv Tyler's film career to date is a truly impressive product, combining a wide-ranging knowledge of the film world with a strong, readable narrative style. His meticulous approach has resulted in a work that is factually informative, while his judgements and opinions are scrupulously fair and even-handed. For anyone looking for an authoritative account of Liv Tyler's film career, drawn from an impressively wide-ranging selection of international sources, moving easily between the worlds of high art and popular culture, this volume can be thoroughly recommended.

    Douglas J. Allen

    Lecturer in Social Sciences, Motherwell College, Scotland.


     
     

    Bibliography, notes, colour illustrations   240pp    Pbk    ISBN 1-86171-131-X      £15.00 / $30.00
     

    To read extracts from Liv Tyler, click here


     
     

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    Jean-Luc Godard

    The Passion of Cinema /  Le Passion de Cinéma






    by Jeremy Mark Robinson

    A new study of the French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard (b. 1930), director of iconic films such as Breathless, Weekend, Pierrot le Fou, Passion and Vivre Sa vie. This book explores 27 of Godard's major films, from Breathless to Notre Musique, and includes a scene by scene analysis of Godard's controversial 1985 film of the Virgin Mary, Je Vous Salue, Marie.
     

    Jeremy Robinson's books include Glorification: Religious Abstraction in Renaissance and 20th Century Art (1990), Arthur Rimbaud (1992), Lawrence Durrell (1995), Detonation Britain: Nuclear War in the UK (1997) and The Sacred Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (2006). He edits two magazines, Passion and Pagan America (a journal of American poetry).
     
     

    Bibliography, notes, illustrations   266pp
     

    Paperback     ISBN 9781761712271      £15.00 / $30.00
     
     








     
     

    Walerian Borowczyk

    Cinema of Erotic Dreams





    by Jeremy Mark Robinson

    Walerian Borowczyk (1923-2006) was a Polish artist, animator and filmmaker who lived in France for much of his life. He is the author of European art cinema masterpieces Goto: Island of Love, Blanche and Immoral Tales, some surreal animated shorts, and controversial films such as The Beast. This new book concentrates on Borowczyk's feature films, from Goto to Love Rites, which contain some of the most extraordinary images and scenes in recent cinema. Erotica for some, porn for others, Borowczyk's films are highly idiosyncratic and unforgettable.
     

    Jeremy Robinson's books include Glorification: Religious Abstraction in Renaissance and 20th Century Art (1990), Arthur Rimbaud (1992), Lawrence Durrell (1995) and Detonation Britain: Nuclear War in the UK (1997). He edits two magazines, Passion and Pagan America (a journal of American poetry).
     
     

    Bibliography, notes, illustrations   240pp.

    Paperback     ISBN 9781861712301       £15.00 / $30.00
     



     
     


     

    The Cinema of Richard Linklater






    by Thomas A. Christie

    Richard Linklater (b. 1960) is an important American film director whose movies include School of Rock, Dazed and Confused, Slacker, A Scanner Darkly and Before Sunrise.

    This is the first major study of the films of Richard Linklater, and reviews all of his movies to date.
     
     

    Bibliography, notes, illustrations   220pp    Hdbk    ISBN 9781861712387      £45.00 / $90.00
     


    Media Hell

    Global Media Warning

    (new edition)

    by Oliver Whitehorne

    A new edition, including a new bibliography and introduction.

    An incisive analysis of the 'megavisual' hyperspace that is global media. Whitehorne's wry overview takes in juicy, hypocrisy-rich topics such as censorship in the media; consensus politics and the news; the religious dimensions of advertizing; excessive consumerism; media narratives; radio voices; soap operas; pornography; adverts in print, radio and television; tabloid and broadsheet newspapers; Cosmopolitan and 'women's magazines'; violence and bad language; 'family' viewing; British radio, including a detailed study of Radio 1; the Madonna phenomenon; pop promos, MTV and pop music; feminism and the media.

    Oliver Whitehorne is a freelance writer who has written extensively on the media. His previous books include TV Texts (1985), Eat the Media: Advertizing and Consumerism (1989), and Media Hell: Explorations of Radio, Television and the Press (Crescent Moon (1995).
     
     

    Bibliography, illustrations, notes  ISBN 1-871846-28-5  £21.99 / $34.50
     



     
     

    Paul Bowles and Bernardo Bertolucci

    Under Two Sheltering Skies

    by Cassidy Hughes

    American ex-pat writer Paul Bowles and New Wave Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci collaborated on the 1990 film The Sheltering Sky, based on Bowles' 1949 novel. Hughes looks at Bowles' fiction, which is concerned with exile, alienation, violence and social collapse, often in a vividly portrayed North African setting. Next, Hughes analyzes Bertolucci's provocative cinema, which ranges from the New Wave and politically-conscious art movies The Conformist and Last Tango in Paris to the more 'mainstream' Hollywood epic treatments of The Last Emperor and Little Buddha.

    Cassidy Hughes is a writer and photographer. His previous books include Images of India (1982), Petrarch, Dante and the Troubadours (1992) and Sex in Art (1993). His photographs have been exhibited in London, Rome, Hong Kong and New York (among others). He lives near St Just in West Penwith, Cornwall.
     
     

    Filmography and bibliography, notes. 76pp  ISBN 1-871846-66-8  £8.99 / $13.50
     


    The Poetry of Cinema

    by John Madden

    The 'cinema of poetry' studied here includes filmmakers such as Welles, Ozu, Bresson, Cocteau, Tarkovsky, Bergman, Kurosawa, Godard, Bertolucci, Pasolini and Mizoguchi. Though the (mainly European) art film is the chief field of Madden's enquiry, his analysis takes in the whole of the history of cinema, from the Lumiere brothers, through the silent era and golden age of Hollywood to avant garde filmmakers such as Anger, Snow and Brakhage. Madden reappraises the æsthetics of cinema and its affinities with poetry, mythology, religion, magic and narrative art.
     
     

    Bibliography, illustrations, notes  87pp  ISBN 1-871846-52-8  £10.99 / $17.00
     
     

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