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Situated Listening

Politics, Theory, and Film

Music and the Broadcast Experience

The Real James Dean: Intimate Memories from Those Who Knew Him Best

by Peter Winkler & George Stevens

In the decades following his death, many of those who knew James Dean best--actors, directors, friends, lovers (both men and women), photographers, and Hollywood columnists--shared stories of their first-person...


200 Love Lessons from the Movies: Staying Moonstruck for Life

by Leslie C. Halpern

Romantic movies – no matter how fluffy or fanciful – always contain some kernel of truth about real-life love. These films are fictionalized accounts of the collective romantic experiences of everyone involved...


killing for culture: From Edison to ISIS: A New History of Death on Film

by David Kerekes

Unlike images of sex, which were clandestine and screened only in private, images of death were made public from the onset of cinema. The father of the modern age, Thomas Edison, fed the appetite for this material...


Projections of Memory

Fifty Great War Films

by Tim Newark

From The Battle of the Somme (1916) through to American Sniper (2014), war and conflict has been a staple source of inspiration for the film industry since the turn of the 20th century. Today, this genre and...


The Hollywood Trust: Trade Associations and the Rise of the Studio System

by Kia Afra

The Hollywood Trust: Trade Associations and the Rise of the Studio System offers a rare look at the Hollywood trade organizations that rose during the early years of cinema. This book offers a detailed account...


Cinéma Militant: Political Filmmaking and May 1968

by Paul Douglas Grant

This history covers the filmmaking tradition often referred to as cinéma militant, which emerged in France during the events of May 1968 and flourished for a decade. While some films produced were created by...


Projecting Race: Postwar America, Civil Rights and Documentary Film

by Stephen Charbonneau

Projecting Race presents a history of educational documentary filmmaking in the postwar era in light of race relations and the fight for civil rights. Drawing on extensive archival research and textual analyses,...


Henry Hathaway: The Lives of a Hollywood Director

by Harold N. Pomainville

This is a biography of Henry Hathaway, one of the unsung directors from the golden age of Hollywood. Hathaway was responsible for many near-classics of the era, including Lives of a Bengal Lancer, The House...


Theology and the Films of Terrence Malick

by Christopher B. Barnett & Clark J. Elliston

Terrence Malick is one of the most important and controversial filmmakers of the last few decades. Yet his renown does not stem from box office receipts, but rather from his inimitable cinematic vision that...


The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking: From Preproduction to Festivals and Distribution

by Dan Mirvish

In The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking, celebrated Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish offers a rich exploration of the process and culture of making low-budget, independent...


The Movie Business Book

by Jason E Squire

Drawing from a variety of experts in an industry that has seen major disruptions and technology advancements since the third edition, The Movie Business Book offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of...


Media Effects and Society

by Elizabeth M. Perse & Jennifer Lambe

Grounded in theoretical principle, Media Effects and Society help students make the connection between mass media and the impact it has on society as a whole. The text also explores how the relationship individuals...


Hollywood Sound Design and Moviesound Newsletter: A Case Study of the End of the Analog Age

by David Stone

As film students and younger fans experience "Big Hollywood Sound" in Imax presentations and digital theaters, many are also discovering action and adventure movies made well before they were born. There is...


Of Elephants and Toothaches

Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's The Dark Knight: A Film Score Guide

by Vasco Hexel

One of the most successful films inspired by comic books, The Dark Knight was the second feature of a trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan. One of the film’s highlights was its rich score, created by two...


Love in the Afterlife: Underground Religion at the Movies

by Richard Striner

This book is a definitive study of love-death-afterlife movies from the 1920s to the present. Scholars of film will appreciate this contribution to the intellectual history of cinema, and cultural critics will...