Film studies

Abraham Polonsky: Interviews

Acting My Face: A Memoir

Agnès Varda: Interviews

Alan Ball: Conversations

Albert and David Maysles: Interviews

Alexander Payne: Interviews

Alfred Hitchcock: Interviews

Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen

American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Andrei Tarkovsky: Interviews

Ang Lee : Interviews

Anthony Minghella: Interviews

Arthur Penn: Interviews

Atom Egoyan: Interviews

Barbara Kopple : Interviews

Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman

Baz Luhrmann: Interviews

Bernardo Bertolucci: Interviews

Bertrand Tavernier: Interviews

Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro

Billy Wilder: Interviews

Brian De Palma: Interviews

Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Buster Keaton: Interviews

Carlos Saura: Interviews

Carole Landis: A Most Beautiful Girl

Charles Burnett: Interviews

Charles M. Schulz: Conversations

Charlie Chaplin: Interviews

China in the Mix: Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

Chronicle of a Camera: The Arriflex 35 in North America, 1945-1972

Claudette Colbert: She Walked in Beauty

Clint Eastwood: Interviews, Revised And Updated

The Coen Brothers: Interviews

The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

The Crime Films of Anthony Mann

D. A. Pennebaker: Interviews

D. W. Griffith: Interviews

Dan Duryea: Heel with a Heart

Daniel Clowes: Conversations

Danny Boyle: Interviews

David Fincher: Interviews

David Lean: Interviews

David Lynch: Interviews

Dennis Hopper: Interviews

Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century

Elia Kazan: Interviews

Elvis and Gladys

The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb

Eric Rohmer: Interviews

Errol Morris: Interviews

Faulkner and Film

Film and Comic Books

The Films of Martin Ritt: Fanfare for the Common Man

Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell

Francis Ford Coppola: Interviews

Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

Frank Capra: Interviews

Fred Schepisi: Interviews

Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

Fred Zinnemann: Interviews

Fritz Lang: Interviews

From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Garden of Dreams: The Life of Simone Signoret

George A. Romero: Interviews

George Cukor: Interviews

George Lucas: Interviews

George Stevens: Interviews

A Girl's Got To Breathe: The Life of Teresa Wright

Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Gloria Swanson: Ready for Her Close-Up

Grotowski's Objective Drama Research

Guiltless Pleasures: A David Sterritt Film Reader

Guy Maddin: Interviews

Hal Ashby: Interviews

Harmony Korine: Interviews

Hearths of Darkness: The Family in the American Horror Film, Updated Edition

Hi There, Boys and Girls! America's Local Children's TV Programs

Hip Hop on Film: Performance Culture, Urban Space, and Genre Transformation in the 1980s

Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews

Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young

Hollywood Unknowns: A History of Extras, Bit Players, and Stand-Ins

Horror Film: Creating and Marketing Fear

Ingmar Bergman: Interviews

Inside Peyton Place: The Life of Grace Metalious

Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine: A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers

James Cameron: Interviews

Jane Campion: Interviews

Jean-Luc Godard: Interviews

Jim Jarmusch: Interviews

Joan Blondell: A Life between Takes

John Cassavetes: Interviews

John Ford: Interviews

John Huston: Interviews

John Sayles: Interviews

John Singleton: Interviews

John Waters: Interviews

John Woo: Interviews

The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Jonathan Demme: Interviews

Just Making Movies: Company Directors on the Studio System

Kathryn Bigelow: Interviews

Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Krzysztof Kiesślowski: Interviews

Ladies First: Women in Music Videos

Lars von Trier: Interviews

Lew Ayres: Hollywood's Conscientious Objector

The Life of Dick Haymes: No More Little White Lies

Liv Ullmann: Interviews

Living Life inside the Lines: Tales from the Golden Age of Animation

Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life

The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors

Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don't They Do It Like They Used To?

Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress, Revised and Updated

Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods

Martin Ritt: Interviews

Martin Scorsese: Interviews

Martin Scorsese: Interviews, Revised and Updated

Mary Wickes: I Know I've Seen That Face Before

Merchant-Ivory: Interviews

Michael Powell: Interviews

Michael Winterbottom: Interviews

Mike Leigh: Interviews

Monsters in the Machine: Science Fiction Film and the Militarization of America after World War II

Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records

Moving Pictures, Migrating Identities

Music in Disney's Animated Features: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Jungle Book

Neil Jordan: Interviews

Oliver Stone: Interviews

On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder

Orson Welles: Interviews

Ousmane Sembène: Interviews

Out of the Past: Adventures in Film Noir

Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Paul Verhoeven: Interviews

Pedro Almodóvar: Interviews

Peter Bogdanovich: Interviews

Peter Greenaway: Interviews

Peter Weir: Interviews

The Possible South: Documentary Film and the Limitations of Biraciality

The President's Ladies: Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis

Projections of Passing: Postwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960

Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Quentin Tarantino: Interviews

Quentin Tarantino: Interviews, Revised and Updated

Ravished Armenia and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian

A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan

Ridley Scott: Interviews

Robert Aldrich: Interviews

Robert Altman: Interviews

Robert Rodriguez: Interviews

Roger Corman: Interviews

Roman Polanski: Interviews

Sam Peckinpah: Interviews

Samuel Fuller: Interviews

The Screen Is Red: Hollywood, Communism, and the Cold War

The Search for Sam Goldwyn

Searching for John Ford

She Could Be Chaplin!: The Comedic Brilliance of Alice Howell

Sidney Lumet: Interviews

Sitting Pretty: The Life and Times of Clifton Webb

A Special Relationship : Britain Comes to Hollywood and Hollywood Comes to Britain

Spike Lee: Interviews

Stan Brakhage: Interviews

Stan Lee: Conversations

Stanley Kubrick: Adapting the Sublime

Stanley Kubrick: Interviews

Stepping into the Picture: Cartoon Designer Maurice Noble

Steven Soderbergh : Interviews, Revised and Updated

Steven Soderbergh: Interviews

Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Second Edition

Steven Spielberg: Interviews

Super Heroes: A Modern Mythology

Superheroes on World Screens

Terry Gilliam: Interviews

Theo Angelopolous: Interviews

A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies

Tim Burton: Interviews

Todd Haynes: Interviews

Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

Van Johnson: MGM's Golden Boy

Walt Disney: Conversations

Werner Herzog: Interviews

William Wyler: Interviews

Winnie Lightner: Tomboy of the Talkies

Wong Kar-wai: Interviews

Woody Allen: Interviews

Woody Allen: Interviews, Revised and Updated

Words into Images: Screenwriters on the Studio System

Working with Disney: Interviews with Animators, Producers, and Artists

Working with Walt: Interviews with Disney Artists

Zachary Scott: Hollywood's Sophisticated Cad

Zhang Yimou: Interviews

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