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Silent Cinema Reader

Paperback, 27/11/2003, £31.99
A comprehensive resource of key writings on early cinema, addressing filmmaking practice, film form, style and content, and the ways in which silent films were exhibited and understood by their audiences, from the beginnings of film in the late 19th century to the coming of sound in the late 1920s.

Mob Culture: Hidden Histories of the American Gangster Film

Paperback, 01/06/2005, £19.99
The gangster is perhaps the most potent figure in American cinema. Yet film criticism has focused almost entirely on a few canonical films such as Little Caesar, The Public Enemy, and The Godfather trilogy, resulting in a limited and distorted understanding of the compelling presence and persistence of the gangster.