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New Maricón Cinema: Outing Latin American Film

by Vinodh Venkatesh

Recent critically and commercially acclaimed Latin American films such as XXY, Contracorriente, and Plan B create an affective and bodily connection with viewers that elicits in them an emotive and empathic...


The Birth of a Nation

by Nate Parker

This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation, surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, while also exploring...


Directed by God: Jewishness in Contemporary Israeli Film and Television

by Yaron Peleg

As part of its effort to forge a new secular Jewish nation, the nascent Israeli state tried to limit Jewish religiosity. However, with the steady growth of the ultraorthodox community and the expansion of the...


Adapting the Beat Poets: Burroughs, Ginsberg, and Kerouac on Screen

by Michael J. Prince

William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac were three of the most significant figures of the Beat Generation, whose writings have been adapted and appropriated for graphic novels, feature-length...


Fade to Gray: Aging in American Cinema

by Timothy Shary & Nancy McVittie

Americans are living longer and reinventing both work and retirement, but Hollywood movies barely hint at this reality of contemporary society. In many popular films, older characters fade into irrelevance,...


We Eat Our Own

by Kea Wilson

An ambitious debut novel by an original young writer, We Eat Our Own blurs the lines between life and art with the story of a film director’s unthinkable experiment in the Amazon.

When a nameless, struggling...


She Made Me Laugh: My Friend Nora Ephron

by Richard Cohen

“A portrait that’s both complex and moving...Nora would be pleased.” —People (Book of the Week)

Nora Ephron, one of the most famous writers, film makers, and personalities of her time is captured by her...


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...