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Food on Film: Bringing Something New to the Table

by Tom Hertweck

This collection addresses the relative scarcity of work relating to food-film studies, showcasing innovative viewpoints about a popular, yet understudied, subject in film. The volume asks provocative questions...


The 100 Greatest Silent Film Comedians

by James Roots

This book ranks the top 100 silent film stars based on a scale that considers creativity, originality, chemistry with fellow performers, and other factors. The author also promotes some lesser-known performers,...


Marilyn Monroe Day by Day: A Timeline of People, Places, and Events

by Carl Rollyson

In Marilyn Monroe Day by Day: A Timeline of People, Places, and Events, Carl Rollyson provides a documentary approach to the life and legend of this singular personality. With details of her childhood, her young...


The JFK Image: Profiles in Docudrama

by Raluca Lucia Cimpean

This volume examines various representation of John F. Kennedy on film, from fictionalized accounts of his wartime exploits—PT-109 (1963)—to his presidency, his assassination, and his legacy. With a focus...


Projecting 9/11: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Recent Hollywood Films

by Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo & Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo

Projecting 9/11 looks at how the themes of race, gender, and citizenship are treated in more than 20 recent movies. The book highlights racial and gender stereotypes and shows how characters are portrayed as...


Redefining Adaptation Studies

by Dennis Cutchins, Laurence Raw & James M. Welsh

Transcending the literature/film paradigm of typical film adaptation courses, these essays focus on the idea of 'adaptation' and what it means in different socio-political contexts. This volume not only suggests...


Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

by Terri Ginsberg & Chris Lippard

The Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema covers the production and exhibition of cinema in the Middle East and in other communities whose heritage is from the region and whose films commonly reflect...


The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia

by Lynnea Chapman King

This encyclopedia focuses on all aspects of the Coen Brothers’ work—from writing and directing Blood Simple (1983) to their involvement in the forthcoming television series, Fargo. This extensive reference...


James Cagney Films of the 1930s

by James L. Neibaur

This book provides a film-by-film look at the thirty-two movies James Cagney made during the 1930s, from his supporting role in Sinner’s Holiday (1930) to the end of the decade as an established star of Angels...


Gangsters and G-Men on Screen: Crime Cinema Then and Now

by Gene D. Phillips

In this book, noted film and literature scholar Gene D. Phillips looks at the crime film genre. In addition to the usual suspects like Little Caesar, and The Godfather Part II, which he examines with a fresh...


Hitchcock's Stars: Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood Studio System

by Lesley L. Coffin

After making a name for himself in his native England, Alfred Hitchcock was drawn to the U.S. in 1939, where he had unprecedented access to all of the riches the Hollywood studios had to offer. From set designers...


Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television

by Laura Mattoon D'Amore

In Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television, Laura Mattoon D’Amore brings together a collection of essays that examine the disparate portrayals of beauty and brains in...


The Thing

by Jez Conolly

Consigned to the deep freeze of critical and commercial reception upon its release in 1982, The Thing has bounced back spectacularly to become one of the most highly regarded productions from the 1980s 'Body...


Studying Fight Club

by Mark Ramey

Fight Club is, on one level, pop-culture phenomena and on another, a deeply philosophical and satirical exploration of modern life. David Fincher’s 1999 film (and Chuck Palahniuk’s source novel) has had...


Carrie

by Neil Mitchell

Brian De Palma's adaptation of Stephen King's debut novel, Carrie (1976), is one of the defining films of 1970s "New Hollywood" style and a horror classic. The story of a teenage social outcast who discovers...


Disorders of Magnitude: A Survey of Dark Fantasy

by Jason V. Brock

This book illuminates the impact, lasting influence, and personalities involved with the creation and development of dark fantasy works of the 20th and 21st century—classics of literature, cinema, and television....


American Classic Screen Features

by James M. Welsh, John C. Tibbetts & Gene D. Phillips

In American Classic Screen Features, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable essays and critical pieces written for the magazine over its ten-year...


American Classic Screen Profiles

by James M. Welsh, John C. Tibbetts & Ray Bradbury

In American Classic Screen Profiles, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable profiles written for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection...


Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress, Revised and Updated

by Carl Rollyson

In American popular culture, Marilyn Monroe(1926-1962) has evolved in stature from movie superstar to American icon. Monroe’s own understanding of her place in the American imagination and her effort to perfect...


Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century

by John C. Tibbetts & James M. Welsh

Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century brings to life the most popular movie star of his day, the personification of the Golden Age of Hollywood. At his peak, in the teens and twenties, the swashbuckling...