CRITICAL INSIGHTS: THEMES / FILM Literature BEST SELLER! Virginia Woolf & 20th Century Women Writers This volume showcases the multivalent nature of Woolf’s life and fiction, along with her pervasive and varied influence on a diverse array of women writers from Britain, Ireland, America, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. The women writers profiled represent Woolf’s transatlantic appeal across ethnic and national lines, across affinity and influence, friendship and mentorship. December 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-419-0 | $105 War With sources ranging from the usual suspects (Hemingway, Vonnegut and O’Brien) to writers not as commonly associated with war literature such as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Flannery O’Connor, and a host of modern science fiction writers, this volume provides a unique viewpoint on just how deeply the specter of war has imbedded itself in the consciousness and artistic expressions of human beings. September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3740-8 | $105 Casablanca Considered one of the greatest films of the twentieth century, this romantic drama is still hailed for its allstar cast, exceptional screenwriting, and memorable soundtrack, and continues to be ranked as one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. This volume offers insightful essays analyzing the reasons for this film classic’s acclaim, as well as its influences on the modern film industry. Essays are 5,000 words in length and offer analyses of Casablanca based on cultural and historical contexts, close viewings from particular critical standpoints, comparisons in the light of other films, and critical receptions over time. April 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-876-1 | $105 Stanley Kubrick In a 1964 interview, Orson Welles famously remarked, “Among those whom I would call `younger generation,’ Kubrick appears to me to be a giant.” Noted for his breathtaking cinematography, groundbreaking use of music, and strict perfectionist style, Stanley Kubrick remains a cinematic giant today. 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. July 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-108-0 | $105 Bonnie & Clyde 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. Earning two Academy Awards and the claim to “one of the bloodiest death scenes in cinematic history,” Bonnie & Clyde still remains a classic today. This compilation provides thoughtful essays that take a closer look at the landmark film, its influences, and the controversies surrounding its release. May 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-878-5 | $105 Alfred Hitchcock “A welcome addition... a fine selection for academic and larger public libraries. Definitely a circulating reference title, and very handy for the DVD shelf.” —Library Journal Regarded as “The Master of Suspense” and one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock is remembered for a long career, consisting of more than fifty films made in six decades. 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. December 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-110-3 | $105 Volumes focus on a single film classic or a director’s body of work, providing detailed insight and contextual analysis about each subject. These titles make perfect additions to high school, academic and public libraries, along with film studies collections of all sizes. All Critical Insights titles come with free online access (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! FREE Online Access FREE Critical Insights Film eBooks are also available - visit for more information CRITICAL INSIGHTS: THEMES / FILM LITERATURE 48