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Afterlives: Allegories of Film and Mortality in Early Weimar Germany

by Steve Choe

Weimar cultural critics and intellectuals have repeatedly linked the dynamic movement of the cinema to discourses of life and animation. Correspondingly, recent film historians and theorists have taken up these...


Andr¿ Bazin and Italian Neorealism

by Andr¿ Bazin & Bert Cardullo

Andr� Bazin and Italian Neorealism presents a new selection of Andr� Bazin's writings on Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, and Federico Fellini; lesser known but important neorealist works such as The...


Politics, Porn and Protest: Japanese Avant-Garde Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s

by Isolde Standish

A superb new study of Japanese culture in the post-war period, focusing on a handful of filmmakers who created movies for a politically conscious audience.


Reframing 9/11: Film, Popular Culture and the "War on Terror"

by Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula & Karen Randell

A collection of analyses focusing on popular culture as a profound discursive site of anxiety and discussion about 9/11 and demystifies the day's events.


A History of Greek Cinema

by Vrasidas Karalis

The book is a detailed historical survey of Greek cinema from its very beginning (1905) until today (2010).


Darkness in the Bliss-Out: A Reconsideration of the Films of Steven Spielberg

by James Kendrick

While there has been a significant outpouring of scholarship on Steven Spielberg over the past decade, his films are still frequently discussed as being paternalistic, escapist, and reliant on uncomplicated...


Film and the Holocaust: New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films

by Aaron Kerner

A sweeping survey of how global filmmakers have treated the subject of the Holocaust.


The Cinema of István Szábo: Visions of Europe

by John Cunningham

István Szabó is one of Hungary’s most celebrated and best-known film directors, and the only Hungarian to have won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, for Mephisto (1981). In a career spanning...


Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

by Jason Wood

Last Words features extensive interviews with Christopher Nolan, Harmony Korine, Charlie Kaufmann, Nicolas Winding Refn, Wim Wenders, Michael Winterbottom, Christian Petzhold, and many others. Each interview...


Classical Japanese Cinema Revisited

by Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell demystifies the canon of great Japanese cinema, treating it with fewer auteurist and Orientalist assumptions than many other scholars and critics.


Demystifying Disney: A History of Disney Feature Animation

by Chris Pallant

An innovative critical history of Disney feature animation that uproots common misconceptions and brings fresh scholarly definition to a busy field.


The Horror Film

by Peter Hutchings

The Horror Film is an in-depth exploration of one of the most consistently popular, but also most disreputable, of all the mainstream film genres. Since the early 1930s there has never been a time when horror...


Quentin Tarantino

by Edward Gallafent

Quentin Tarantino is one of the best-known living American filmmakers in the world, and the story of his career has been the subject of a number of books and articles. But what do his films mean? In this new...


Cinematic Chronotopes: Here, Now, Me

by Pepita Hesselberth

The site of cinema is on the move. The extent to which technologically mediated sounds and images continue to be experienced as cinematic today is largely dependent on the intensified sense of being 'here,'...


Film and the German Left in the Weimar Republic: From Caligari to Kuhle Wampe

by Bruce Murray

The Weimar Republic of Germany, covering the post-World War I period of civil and governmental strife, witnessed a great struggle among a variety of ideologies, a struggle for which the arts provided one important...


Pretty Pictures: Production Design and the History Film

by C. S. Tashiro

Theories of film have traditionally dealt with either narrative or industrial issues, with the consequence that the physical content of the graphic frame has often been ignored or relegated to the sidelines....


The New Latin American Cinema: A Continental Project

by Zuzana M. Pick

During the 1967 festival of Latin American Cinema in Viña del Mar, Chile, a group of filmmakers who wanted to use film as an instrument of social awareness and change formed the New Latin American Cinema. Nearly...


From Walt to Woodstock: How Disney Created the Counterculture

by Douglas Brode

With his thumbprint on the most ubiquitous films of childhood, Walt Disney is widely considered to be the most conventional of all major American moviemakers. The adjective "Disneyfied" has become shorthand...


The Euro-American Cinema

by Peter Lev

With McDonalds in Moscow and Disneyland in Paris and Tokyo, American popular culture is spreading around the globe. Regional, national, and ethnic cultures are being powerfully affected by competition from American...


Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema's Most Famous Scene

by Philip J. Skerry

"With this book, Philip Skerry makes an ambitious and largely successful effort to restore perspective to the debate that has swirled around Psycho since Hitchcock first ripped back the shower curtain of our...