The award season may have come to an end, but we are still mulling over the best films and their directors. Our Wallflower imprint and its Directors’ Cut series highlights the production and reception of the cinema’s most significant contemporary works and filmmakers. To closeout the season, we’re giving you the chance to win one of the titles listed below. Simply fill out the form at the bottom of this post.
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Critical Perspectives on the Marvel Cinematic Universe
McSweeney explores the cinematic and televisual branches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from a diverse range of critical perspectives. Beginning with Iron Man, the book considers them both as embodiments of the changing blockbuster film and as affective cultural artifacts that are immersed in the turbulent political climate of their era.
The Directors’ Cuts series focuses on the work of many of the most significant contemporary international filmmakers. In considering the production and reception of the most important works of directors – from Clint Eastwood and the Coen Brothers to Agnès Varda and Béla Tarr, and all points between – this series sheds light upon the creative dynamics of world cinema.
Commitment to Style
Russell J. A. Kilbourn
Paolo Sorrentino has emerged as one of the most compelling figures in twenty-first-century European film. This book is a critical examination of Sorrentino’s work, focusing on his emergence as a preeminent transnational auteur.
Edited by Philippe Met. Foreword by Volker Schlöndorff. Afterword by Wes Anderson.
A pioneer of the French New Wave, Louis Malle went on to an acclaimed transatlantic career. This collection of essays reassesses his eclectic and subversive oeuvre to redress the critical neglect it has suffered.
Surveys Oscar-winning films, such as Fargo (1996) and No Country for Old Men (2007), as well as cult favorites, including O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and The Big Lebowski (1998)