For the month of March we have lowered the e-book list price of 20+ titles in our Contemporary Film Directors series to $2.99. Click here to view the full list.
David Lynch by Justus Nieland
Nieland’s study offers striking new readings of Lynch’s major works (Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire) and his early experimental films, placing Lynch’s experimentalism within the aesthetic traditions of modernism and the avant-garde; the genres of melodrama, film noir, and art cinema; architecture and design history; and contemporary debates about cinematic ontology in the wake of the digital. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here. Buy the Nook version here.
Michael Haneke by Peter Brunette
In this book, Peter Brunette analyzes the theatrical releases of Austrian film director Michael Haneke, including The White Ribbon, winner of the 2009 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Perhaps best known to U.S. audiences for Caché, The Piano Teacher, and his remake of his own disturbing Funny Games, Haneke has consistently challenged critics and film viewers to consider their own responsibility for what they watch when they seek to be “merely” entertained by such studio-produced Hollywood thrillers. Brunette highlights Haneke’s brilliant use of uncompromising visual and aural techniques to express complex themes. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here. Buy the Nook version here.
Todd Haynes by Rob White
Todd Haynes’s films are intricate and purposeful, combining the intellectual impact of art cinema with the emotional accessibility of popular genres. They are also underpinned by a serious commitment to feminism and queer theory. From his 1985 student film about Arthur Rimbaud to his shapeshifting portrait of Bob Dylan in I’m Not There (2007) and the riveting HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce (2011), Haynes has made films whose complex weave of stories and characters reveals dark, painful intensities. His taste for narrative experimentation and pastiche is haunted by anguish. White’s highly readable book, which includes a major new interview with Haynes, is the first comprehensive study of the director’s work. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here. Buy the Nook version here.
Also on sale: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Sally Potter, Albert Maysles, Jerry Lewis, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Hal Hartley, Francois Ozon, Steven Soderbergh, Mike Leigh, D.A. Pennebaker, Jacques Rivette, Kim Ki-duk, Philip Kaufman, Richard Linklater, John Sayles, Dario Argento, Jim Jarmusch, Terrence Malick, Wong Kar-wai, and Claire Denis.