For decades BFI Publishing has encouraged a deeper understanding and fuelled readers’ passion for film and TV with an unparalleled range of books and resources for film fans, students, teachers and researchers. Our list includes the prestigious BFI Film Classics series and the BFI Screen Guides.
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Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder
A range of lavishly illustrated new essays show how sci-fi is as much about ideas as spectacle, and how it expresses our sense of fear and wonder like no other genre.Find out more
Who Can You Trust?: The Thriller in Film and Television
Find out how onscreen thrillers have always captured the unease of the times, while holding us on the edge of our seat, gripped in suspense.Find out more
This BFI Compendium uncovers the history of these great black stars of film and television, exploring a legacy that stretches from the long-forgotten figures of the early years of cinema to the global megastars of today.Find out more
The BFI Compendium series of books are dynamic, accessible and wide-ranging guides to the BFI ’s national Blockbuster film seasons.
Produced by the team behind Sight & Sound magazine, each volume includes lavishly illustrated essays from the world’s leading film writers, curators and academics. Contributors include Mark Kermode, Sir Christopher Grayling, Laura Mulvey and Camille Paglia.
Compendiums published to date include Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film, Electric Shadows: A Century of Chinese Cinema , Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder , Black Star , Love , and Who Can You Trust? .
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