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Cinema of Simulation: Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s

by Randy Laist

Hyperreality is an Alice-in-Wonderland dimension where copies have no originals, simulation is more real than reality, and living dreams undermine the barriers between imagination and objective experience. The...


Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy

by Priya Joshi

In a work of dazzling interpretive virtuosity, Priya Joshi returns popular Hindi cinema to the 1970s when the term “Bollywood” was deployed to dismiss an unruly cultural product marked by its social responsiveness....


The Lumière Galaxy: Seven Key Words for the Cinema to Come

by Francesco Casetti

Francesco Casetti believes new media technologies are producing an exciting new era in cinema aesthetics. Whether we experience film in the theater, on our hand-held devices, in galleries and museums, onboard...


Critical Approaches to the Films of Robert Rodriguez

by Frederick Luis Aldama & Alvaro Rodriguez

Frederick Aldama's The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez (2014) was the first full-scale study of one of the most prolific and significant Latino directors making films today. In this companion volume, Aldama enlists...


Shooting the Actor

by Simon Callow

When Simon Callow met the Yugoslav film director Dusan Makavejev to discuss his new film Manifesto, they both greatly looked forward to working together. Only months later the two were barely speaking.

A companion...


How to Write a Movie in 21 Days

by Viki King

The ultimate survival guide, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days takes the aspiring screenwriter the shortest distance from blank page to complete script.

Viki King's Inner Movie Method is a specific step-by-step...


No More Heroes?: Steroids, Cocaine, Finance and Film in the 70s

by Carl Neville

Neoliberalism, steroids, cocaine, deregulation and finance as reflected in the films of the 70s.


They Live

by D Wilson

Born out of the cultural flamboyance and anxiety of the 1980s, They Live (1988) is a hallmark of John Carpenter’s singular canon, combining the aesthetics of multiple genres and leveling an attack against...


Latin Hitchcock: How Almodóvar, Amenábar, De la Iglesia, Del Toro and Campanella Became Notorious

by Dona Kercher

This study explores how five major directors—Pedro Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Alex de la Iglesia, Guillermo del Toro, and Juan José Campanella—modeled their early careers on Hitchcock and his film aesthetics....


The Sound of Music Story

by Tom Santopietro

On March 2, 1965, "The Sound of Music" was released in the United States and the love affair between moviegoers and the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was on. Rarely has a film captured the love and...


Alien Imaginations: Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

by Ulrike Küchler, Silja Maehl & Graeme Stout

As both an extra-terrestrial and a terrestrial migrant, the alien provides a critical framework to help us understand the interactions between cultures and to explore the transgressive force of travel over geographical,...


Film Analysis: A Casebook

by Bert Cardullo

Film Analysis: A Casebook offers an accessibleintroduction to film analysis through close readings of 25historically significant films from around the world.

  • Features a geographically diverse selection of films...


Pretty In Pink

by Jonathan Bernstein

Pretty In Pink is a book by Jonathan Bernstein.


The Sound of Music Companion

by Laurence Maslon & Julie Andrews

The definitive book on the world's most beloved musical, The Sound of Music Companion charts the incredible and enduring story of Maria von Trapp and her story over the last hundred years – from Maria's birth...


Independent Ed: Inside a Career of Big Dreams, Little Movies, and the Twelve Best Days of My Life

by Edward Burns & Todd Gold

An entertaining and inspirational memoir by one of the most prominent practitioners and evangelists of independent filmmaking, and the acclaimed writer, director, and actor (Saving Private Ryan, Friends with...


Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

by Brian Baker

While masculinity has been an increasingly visible field of study within several disciplines (sociology, literary studies, cultural studies, film and tv) over the last two decades, it is surprising that analysis...


After the Fact: The Holocaust in Twenty-First Century Documentary Film

by Brad Prager

After the Fact studies the terrain of Holocaust documentaries subsequent to the turn of the twenty-first century. Until now most studies have centered primarily on canonical films such as Shoah and Night and...


The Blair Witch Project

by Peter Turner

Few films have had the influence and impact of The Blair Witch Project (1999). Its arrival was a horror cinema palette cleanser after a decade of serial killers and postmodern intertextuality, a bare bones 'found...


House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films

by Kier-La Janisse

Cinema is full of neurotic personalities, but few things are more transfixing than a woman losing her mind onscreen. Horror as a genre provides the most welcoming platform for these histrionics: crippling paranoia,...


Cinema, Slavery, and Brazilian Nationalism

by Richard A. Gordon

A unique contribution to film studies, Richard Gordon's Cinema, Slavery, and Brazilian Nationalism is the first full-length book on Brazilian films about slavery. By studying Brazilian films released between...