Critical Insights Series

The series focuses on an individual author's entire body of work, a single work of literature, a literary theme, or film.

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Critical Insights Film

Critical Insights Film focus on a single film classic or a director's body of work, providing detailed insight and contextual analysis about each subject. 

 
Critical Insights:
CASABLANCA


One volume, 300 pages
List Price: $105

Considered one of the greatest films of the twentieth century, Casablanca earned three Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and instant critical and commercial success following its release in 1942.

 
Critical Insights:
BONNIE & CLYDE


One volume, 300 pages
List Price: $105

Directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the infamous gangster duo, 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde helped pave the way for the “New Hollywood” school of filmmaking, given its rapid shifts of tone, portrayal of sex and violence, and popularity with a younger audience

 
Critical Insights:
STANLEY KUBRICK


One volume, 300 pages
List Price: $105

This volume analyzes the legendary director and his techniques in such films as 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket.

 
Critical Insights:
ALFRED HITCHCOCK


One volume, 300 pages
List Price: $105

This volume discusses themes that make a film truly "Hitchcockian"-the plot twist, voyeurism, and the innocent man accused-and analyzes some of Hitchcock's best-known work, including Psycho, North by Northwest, Vertigo, Rear Window, and more.