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We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy

by Caseen Gaines

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the wildly successful and beloved Back to the Future trilogy, just in time for the 30th anniversary Long before Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled through time in a...


Keepers: The Greatest Films--and Personal Favorites--of a Moviegoing Lifetime

by Richard Schickel

From a legendary film critic and movie fan extraordinaire, the highlights reel of a life spent at the movies Richard Schickel has seen, by his own estimate, more than twenty thousand films. He has been a reviewer...


Enchanting David Bowie: Space/Time/Body/Memory

by Toija Cinque, Christopher Moore & Sean Redmond

A longstanding, successful and frequently controversial career spanning more than four decades establishes David Bowie as charged with contemporary cultural relevance. That David Bowie has influenced many lives...


Boxing Films, Mobsters, Dames!: Volume One;  How Kirk Douglas and Robert Ryan Fought Their Way To Stardom

by William Hare & Alvaro Armada Gonzalez

This work explores the success of great films of the early post World War Two era by exploring the links and dimensions of young men impoverished by the Great Depression seeking fame and fortune as professional...


The Horror of It All: One Moviegoer's Love Affair with Masked Maniacs, Frightened Virgins, and the Living Dead...

by Adam Rockoff

Pop culture history meets blood-soaked memoir as a horror film aficionado and screenwriter recalls a life spent watching blockbuster slasher films, cult classics, and everything in between.Horror films have...


The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

by Hilary Neroni

Considering representations of torture in such television series as 24, Alias, and Homeland; the documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007), and Standard Operating Procedure (2008);...


Neo-Noir

by Mark Bould, Kathrina Glitre & Greg Tuck

Neo-noir knows its past. It knows the rules of the game – and how to break them. From Point Blank (1998) to Oldboy (2003), from Get Carter (2000) to 36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004), from Catherine Tramell to Max...


Hide in Plain Sight

by Paul Buhle & Dave Wagner

Hidden in Plain Sight completes Buhle and Wagner's trilogy on the Hollywood blacklist. When the blacklistees were hounded out of Hollywood, some left for television where many worked on children's shows like...


Shooting the Moon

by Brian Willems

The first book to examine the multiple and contradictory strategies for putting the moon on film.


The Use and Abuse of Cinema: German Legacies from the Weimar Era to the Present

by Eric Rentschler

Eric Rentschler explores the screen fantasies and spectacles that derive from Germany’s fraught modern experience and follows the traces of these sights and sounds to the postmillenial present. Each chapters...


Race on the QT: Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino

by Adilifu Nama

Known for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Tarantino, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic...


The Ancients and the Postmoderns: On the Historicity of Forms

by Fredric Jameson

Fredric Jameson sweeps from the Renaissance to The Wire

High modernism is now as far from us as antiquity was for the Renaissance. Such is the premise of Fredric Jameson’s major new work in which modernist...


The End of Cinema?: A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age

by André|Marion, Philippe Gaudreault & Timothy Barnard

Is a film watched on a video screen still cinema? Have digital compositing, motion capture, and other advanced technologies remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted in their hypothesis of the “double birth of...


Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

by Brian Taves

Even for those who have never read Jules Verne (1828--1905), the author's very name conjures visions of the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the epic race in Around the World in Eighty Days...


The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film

by Barry Keith Grant

"The Dread of Difference is a classic. Few film studies texts have been so widely read and so influential. It's rarely on the shelf at my university library, so continuously does it circulate. Now this new edition...


Impeccably Dressed: How Costume in Pepe-le-Moko Constructs Jean Gabin as Object of the Erotic Gaze

by Amanda J Field

Does Laura Mulvey's theory, that only women can be the object of the erotic gaze in cinema, still hold true if films that lie beyond mainstream Hollywood are examined? Through close analysis of the 1937 French...


Nollywood Stars: Media and Migration in West Africa and the Diaspora

by Noah A. Tsika

In this comprehensive study of Nollywood stardom around the world, Noah A. Tsika explores how the industry's top on-screen talents have helped Nollywood to expand beyond West Africa and into the diaspora to...


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...


Next Train's Gone!: Will Hay: An Alternative View of British National Identity

by Amanda J Field

In the 1930s, British film producers and critics championed the idea of 'quality' pictures - thoughtful, intelligent films that would project a particular and positive view of Britain. The result was to drive...


Evading the Issue: Hollywood and the Social Problem Film

by Amanda J Field

Tino Balio, in his book The American Film Industry, said that the Production Code meant that American films could not deal with political or social issues 'in an honest and truthful fashion'. This incisive essay...