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Cinematic Flashes: Cinephilia and Classical Hollywood

by Rashna Wadia Richards

Cinematic Flashes challenges popular notions of a uniform Hollywood style by disclosing uncanny networks of incongruities, coincidences, and contingencies at the margins of the cinematic frame. In an agile demonstration...


The Power of Movies: How Screen and Mind Interact

by Colin Mcginn

How is watching a movie similar to dreaming? What goes on in our minds when we become absorbed in a movie? How does looking “into” a movie screen allow us to experience the thoughts and feelings of a movie’s...


Women Filmmakers: Refocusing

by Jacqueline Levitin, Judith Plessis & Valerie Raoul

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


British Cinema, Past and Present

by Justine Ashby & Andrew Higson

British Cinema brings together leading international scholars to investigate the rich diversity of Britain's film production, and explore the different cultural traditions which have shaped Britain's national...


South African National Cinema

by Jacqueline Maingard

Through detailed investigations of selected films, from De Voortrekkers at one end of the twentieth century and Mapantsula at the other, this book examines how South African films have represented national identities...


Sally Potter

by Catherine Fowler

This survey of Sally Potters work documents and explores her cinematic development from the feminist reworking of Puccinis opera La Boheme in Thriller to the provocative contemplation of romantic relationships...


Nobody's Perfect: Writings from The New Yorker

by Anthony Lane

Anthony Lane on Con Air

“Advance word on Con Air said that it was all about an airplane with an unusually dangerous and potentially lethal load. Big deal. You should try the lunches they serve out of Newark....


Into the Vortex: Female Voice and Paradox in Film

by Britta H. Sjogren

Into the Vortex challenges and rethinks feminist film theory's brilliant but often pessimistic reflections on the workings of sound and voice in film. Including close readings of major film theorists such as...


Jean-Pierre Jeunet

by Elizabeth Ezra

This is the first book on Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the popular and critically acclaimed director of films such as Amelie, Delicatessen, A Very Long Engagement, Alien Resurrection, and City of Lost Children. Jeunet's...


Figures of Resistance: Essays in Feminist Theory

by Teresa de Lauretis & Patricia White

Figures of Resistance brings together crucial essays and unpublished lectures of internationally renowned theorist Teresa de Lauretis, spanning twenty years of her finest work. De Lauretis's rigorous thought...


Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

by Joseph Mai

For well over a decade, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have produced highly original and ethically charged films that immerse their audiences in an intense and embodied viewing experience. Their work has consistently...


A Great Big Girl Like Me: The Films of Marie Dressler

by Victoria Sturtevant

In this study of Marie Dressler, MGM's most profitable movie star in the early 1930s, Victoria Sturtevant analyzes Dressler's use of her body to challenge Hollywood's standards for leading ladies. At five feet...


Wanted Cultured Ladies Only!: Female Stardom and Cinema in India, 1930s-1950s

by Neepa Majumdar

Wanted Cultured Ladies Only! maps out the early culture of cinema stardom in India from its emergence in the silent era to the decade after Indian independence in the mid-twentieth century. Neepa Majumdar combines...


Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film

by Mia Mask

This insightful study places African American women's stardom in historical and industrial contexts by examining the star personae of five African American women: Dorothy Dandridge, Pam Grier, Whoopi Goldberg,...


Latin American Melodrama: Passion, Pathos, and Entertainment

by Darlene J. Sadlier

Like their Hollywood counterparts, Latin American film and TV melodramas have always been popular and highly profitable. The first of its kind, this anthology engages in a serious study of the aesthetics and...


Afghanistan in the Cinema

by Mark Graham

In this timely critical introduction to the representation of Afghanistan in film, Mark Graham examines the often surprising combination of propaganda and poetry in films made in Hollywood and the East. Through...


Screening Cuba: Film Criticism as Political Performance during the Cold War

by Hector Amaya

Hector Amaya advances into new territory in Latin American and U.S. cinema studies in this innovative analysis of the differing critical receptions of Cuban film in Cuba and the United States during the Cold...


Mike Leigh

by Sean O'Sullivan

In this much needed examination of Mike Leigh, Sean O'Sullivan reclaims the British director as a practicing theorist--a filmmaker deeply invested in cinema's formal, conceptual, and narrative dimensions. In...


Steven Soderbergh

by Aaron Baker

Steven Soderbergh's feature films present a diverse range of subject matter and formal styles: from the self-absorption of his breakthrough hit Sex, Lies, and Videotape to populist social problem films such...


D.A. Pennebaker

by Keith Beattie

This volume is the first book-length study of the extensive career of D.A. Pennebaker, one of the pioneers of direct cinema, a documentary form that emphasizes observation and a straightforward portrayal of...