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Cine-Ethics: Ethical Dimensions of Film Theory, Practice and Spectatorship: Ethical Dimensions of Film Theory, Practice, and Spectatorship

by Jinhee Choi & Mattias Frey

This volume looks at the significance and range of ethical questions that pertain to various film practices. Diverse philosophical traditions provide useful frameworks to discuss spectators' affective and emotional...


Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

by Christina Rice

Possessing a unique beauty and refined acting skills, Ann Dvorak (1911--1979) found success in Hollywood at a time when many actors were still struggling to adapt to the era of talkies. Seemingly destined for...


Refocusing Chaplin: A Screen Icon through Critical Lenses

by Lawrence Howe, James E. Caron & Benjamin Click

This is a collection of scholarly essays that focuses on particular phases of Chaplin’s career through various critical lenses, in order to highlight the understated, and often overlooked, complexity of Chaplin’s...


Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood

by Mark Harris

The epic human drama behind the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967-Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night, Doctor Doolittle, and Bonnie and Clyde-and through...


(Re)Imagining Humane Global Governance

by Richard Falk

In this important and path-breaking book, esteemed scholar and public intellectual Richard Falk explores how we can re-imagine the system of global governance to make it more ethical and humane.

Divided into...


A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic

by Caseen Gaines, Eugene B. Bergmann & Wil Wheaton

The definitive guide to everything fans want to know about A Christmas Story shares the inside story behind the film’s production, release, and unlikely ascent to the top of popular culture. From Jean Shepherd’s...


The Sound of Pictures: Listening to the Movies, from Hitchcock to High Fidelity

by Andrew Ford

The Sound of Pictures is an illuminating journey through the soundtracks of more than 400 films. How do filmmakers play with sound? And how does that affect the way we watch their movies? Whether pop or classical,...


Science Fiction Film: A Critical Introduction

by Keith M. Johnston

A student overview of one of the most popular film genres.


American History through Hollywood Film: From the Revolution to the 1960s

by Melvyn Stokes

American History through Hollywood Film offers a new perspective on major issues in American history from the 1770s to the end of the twentieth century and explores how they have been represented in film. Melvyn...


On Screenwriting and Love and Politics: The Screenplay "Blue Mist"

by Aviva Butt

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The book On Screenwriting and Love and Politics: The Screenplay "Blue Mist," is written in an engaging literary style. It attempts to illuminate the emotions, theories, and process that go into crafting...


Opera as Soundtrack

by Jeongwon Joe

Jeongwon Joe examines the role of opera as soundtrack by exploring the distinct effects opera produces in film, and what elements set opera apart from other types of soundtrack music, such as jazz or symphony....


Human Rights Discourse in a Global Network: Books beyond Borders

by Lena Khor

Rather than viewing human rights as an immutable and ill-defined entity, Khor argues for the recognition of human rights as a social construct comprised of language and language use. Her case studies of Doctors...


Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility

by John Mercer & Martin Shingler

Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility is designed as an accessible overview of one of the most popular genres at undergraduate Film Studies. The book identifies three distinct but connected concepts through...


Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness

by Hernán|Gordon, Andrew M. Vera

Screen Saviors studies how the self of whites is imagined in Hollywood movies-by white directors featuring white protagonists interacting with people of another color. This collaboration by a sociologist and...


Hip Hop on Film: Performance Culture, Urban Space, and Genre Transformation in the 1980s

by Kimberly Monteyne

Early hip hop film musicals have either been expunged from cinema history or excoriated in brief passages by critics and other writers. Hip Hop on Film reclaims and reexamines productions such as Breakin' (1984),...


The Immortal Marilyn: The Depiction of an Icon

by De John Vito & Frank Tropea

From the late 1940s to the early '60s, Marilyn Monroe appeared in barely thirty movies, beginning with bit parts and moving on into supporting roles for such films as The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, and Clash...


The Cinema of Robert Zemeckis

by Norman Kagan

Kagan unlocks the mind behind the making of these diverse and groundbreaking hits-appraising each work's appeal while placing it in the context of Zemeckis's career.


Deeper than Oblivion: Trauma and Memory in Israeli Cinema

by Raz Yosef & Boaz Hagin

In this collection, leading scholars in both film studies and Israeli studies show that beyond representing familiar historical accounts or striving to offer a more complete and accurate depiction of the past,...


Revolution and Rebellion in Mexican Film

by Niamh Thornton

A study of the representation of political conflict in Mexican film.


Wag the Dog: A Study on Film and Reality in the Digital Age

by Eleftheria Thanouli

Wag the Dog is a film that became a media event and a cultural icon because it inadvertently short-circuited the distance that is supposed to separate reality and fiction. The film's narration challenges the...