Murray Pomerance: 9 books

Book cover of Michelangelo Red Antonioni Blue

Michelangelo Red Antonioni Blue

Eight Reflections on Cinema

by Murray Pomerance
Language: English
Release Date: March 15, 2011

Michelangelo Antonioni, who died in 2007, was one of cinema’s greatest modernist filmmakers. The films in his black and white trilogy of the early 1960s—L’avventura, La Notte, L‘eclisse—are justly celebrated for their influential, gorgeously austere style. But in this book, Murray Pomerance...
Book cover of Moment of Action

Moment of Action

Riddles of Cinematic Performance

by Murray Pomerance
Language: English
Release Date: May 9, 2016

There are hundreds of biographies of filmstars and dozens of scholarly works on acting in general. But what about the ephemeral yet indelible moments when, for a brief scene or even just a single shot, an actor’s performance triggers a visceral response in the viewer?    Moment of...
Book cover of Alfred Hitchcock's America
by Murray Pomerance
Language: English
Release Date: April 12, 2013

With a sharp eye for social detail and the pressures of class inequality, Alfred Hitchcock brought to the American scene a perspicacity and analytical shrewdness unparalleled in American cinema. Murray Pomerance works from a basis in cultural analysis and a detailed knowledge of Alfred Hitchcock's...
Book cover of The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

Strange Humors of Cinema

by Murray Pomerance
Language: English
Release Date: May 15, 2013

For critics, fans, and scholars of drama and film, the laugh has traditionally been tied to comedy, indicating and expressing mirth, witty relief, joyous celebration, or arch and sarcastic parody. But strange, dark laughter that illuminates non-comedic, unfunny situations gets much less attention. In...
Book cover of Tough Ain't Enough

Tough Ain't Enough

New Perspectives on the Films of Clint Eastwood

by Stephen Prince, Jonathan Kirshner, Diane Carson
Language: English
Release Date: June 29, 2018

Throughout his lengthy career as both an actor and a director, Clint Eastwood has appeared in virtually every major film genre and, at this point in his career, has emerged as one of America’s most popular, recognizable, and respected filmmakers. He also remains a controversial figure in the political...
Book cover of Cinematic Canines

Cinematic Canines

Dogs and Their Work in the Fiction Film

by Adrienne L. McLean, Jeremy Groskopf, James Castonguay
Language: English
Release Date: March 27, 2014

Dogs have been part of motion pictures since the movies began. They have been featured onscreen in various capacities, from any number of “man’s best friends” (Rin Tin Tin, Asta, Toto, Lassie, Benji, Uggie, and many, many more) to the psychotic Cujo. The contributors to Cinematic Canines take...
Book cover of Where the Boys Are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth
by Murray Pomerance
Language: English
Release Date: January 18, 2005

A provocative, contemporary anthology examining the construction of boys’ identity in modern cinema.
Book cover of The Philosophy of Michael Mann
by Robert Arnett, R. Barton Palmer, Steven Sanders
Language: English
Release Date: March 24, 2014

Known for restoring vitality and superior craftsmanship to the crime thriller, American filmmaker Michael Mann has long been regarded as a talented triple threat capable of moving effortlessly between television and feature films as a writer, director, and executive producer. His unique visual sense...
Book cover of Thinking in the Dark

Thinking in the Dark

Cinema, Theory, Practice

by R. Barton Palmer, Murray Pomerance, Jeremy Blatter
Language: English
Release Date: October 16, 2015

Today’s film scholars draw from a dizzying range of theoretical perspectives—they’re just as likely to cite philosopher Gilles Deleuze as they are to quote classic film theorist André Bazin. To students first encountering them, these theoretical lenses for viewing film can seem exhilarating,...
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