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The University of California Press  is pleased to announce in paperback:

James Ivory in Conversation: How Merchant Ivory Makes Its Movies

Robert Emmet Long has written or edited over 
forty books that reflect an unusual versatility, 
ranging from works on Henry James to James 
Thurber, from the films of Ingmar Bergman to the 
Broadway musicals of Jerome Robbins. His book 
_The Films of Merchant Ivory _(1997) is the 
standard work on the subject. Janet Maslin is 
film and book critic for the _New York Times. _

http://go.ucpress.edu/LongConversation

"James Ivory is one of our greatest living 
directors, and these pages, deliciously poised 
between diplomacy and indiscretion, brim with his 
vast experience of every nook and cranny of the 
film world."-Kazuo Ishiguro

_James Ivory in Conversation _is an exclusive 
series of interviews with a director known for 
the international scope of his filmmaking on 
several continents. Three-time Academy Award 
nominee for best director, responsible for such 
film classics as _A Room with a View _and _The 
Remains of the Day, _Ivory speaks with remarkable 
candor and wit about his more than forty years as 
an independent filmmaker. In this deeply engaging 
book, he comments on the many aspects of his 
world-traveling career: his growing up in Oregon 
(he is not an Englishman, as most Europeans and 
many Americans think), his early involvement with 
documentary films that first brought attention to 
him, his discovery of India, his friendships with 
celebrated figures here and abroad, his 
skirmishes with the Picasso family and Thomas 
Jefferson scholars, his usually candid yet at 
times explosive relations with actors. Supported 
by seventy illuminating photographs selected by 
Ivory himself, the book offers a wealth of 
previously unavailable information about the 
director's life and the art of making movies.

Full information about the book, including <a 
href="/books/pages/9738/9738.ch01.pdf">Read 
Chapter 1, "Setting the Scene," in pdf 
format</a>, , including the table of contents, is 
available online: 
http://go.ucpress.edu/LongConversation



The British Film Institute  is pleased to announce the publication of:

Hollywood: Politics and Society

Mark Wheeler is Senior Lecturer in the Department 
of Law, Governance and International Relations at 
London Metropolitan University.

http://go.ucpress.edu/Wheeler


At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the 
U.S. film industry had overtaken aeronautics and 
car industries to become one of the highest 
exporters of American products. Mark Wheeler's 
important new book provides both a political 
history of Hollywood and a reflection on the 
relationship between cinema and politics in 
America, from 1900 to the present day.   
Wheeler considers the interplay between the 
movies studios, state and national government, 
and cultural policy and legislation, with case 
studies of the censorship that followed in the 
wake of the Hays Code of 1930 and the 
investigations of the House Committee on 
Un-American Activities (HUAC) in the 1950s that 
led to the notorious blacklisting of alleged or 
known Communist sympathizers. His history of 
political constituencies within Hollywood ranges 
from the conservative right to the liberal and 
the communist left, from trades unionists to 
movie moguls. 
The book concludes with a look at the politics of 
show business, addressing links between Hollywood 
and political activism, films such as The 
Candidate and Bulworth that have themselves 
engaged with the political process, and 
considering the irony that despite the fact that 
Hollywood is perceived as a bastion of liberalism 
the two most famous actors-turned-politicians 
have been Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

British Film Institute books are distributed in 
North America and Asia by the University of 
California Press.

Full information about the bookis available 
online: http://go.ucpress.edu/Wheeler

The British Film Institute  is pleased to announce the publication of:

Directors in British and Irish Cinema: A Reference Companion

Robert Murphy is Professor in Film Studies at De 
Montfort University in Leicester. Previous 
publications include _The British Cinema Book 
1997, 2001_ and _Realism and Tinsel: Cinema and 
Society in Britain, 1939-49_ (1989).

http://go.ucpress.edu/MurphyDirectors


This unique volume presents a comprehensive 
reference guide to directors who have worked in 
the British and Irish film industries between 
1895 and 2005. Each of its 980 entries on 
individual directors, from Rodney Ackland to Fred 
Zinneman, gives a resumé of the director's 
career, evaluates their achievements, and 
provides a guide to source material and a 
complete filmography. Engaging with the entire 
history of British and Irish cinema, the book 
encompasses filmmakers from Charles Chaplin to 
Lynne Ramsay, directors who worked in mainstream 
cinema and those who worked in the independent 
sector; those who are associated with the heyday 
of British cinema-Asquith, Powell and 
Pressburger, Mackendrick and Korda-or with the 
heady years of the 60s and 70s-Ken Russell, Nic 
Roeg, Derek Jarman, and Stanley Kubrick-as well 
as addressing contemporary filmmakers such as 
Nick Broomfield, Mike Figgis, Antonia Bird, and 
Anthony Minghella. The book is packed with 
fascinating facts, critical summaries and 
invaluable contextualizing details.

British Film Institute books are distributed in 
North America and Asia by the University of 
California Press.

Full information about the bookis available 
online: http://go.ucpress.edu/MurphyDirectors

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