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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Orphans of the East: Postwar Eastern European Cinema and the Revolutionary Subject

by Constantin Parvulescu

Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying...


Forward Observer: Stanley Kauffmann at the Cinema, 1999-2013

by Stanley Kauffmann & Bert Cardullo

Stanley Kauffmann wrote film criticism for The New Republic for over 50 years, a tenure unsurpassed by any other major film critic. This collection of film criticism brings together reviews from the last 15...


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...


The Matter of Vision: Affective Neurobiology & Cinema

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.


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 accessible introduction to film analysis through close readings of 25 historically significant films from around the world.

  • Features a geographically diverse selection of...


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...