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The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure

by Tristan Taormino, Constance Penley & Celine Parrenas Shimizu

The Feminist Porn Book shows that not all feminists are against porn—some are making it.


Hitchcock's Villains: Murderers, Maniacs, and Mother Issues

by Eric San Juan & Jim McDevitt

Exploring a number of themes that form the foundation of villainy in Hitchcock’s long and acclaimed career, Hitchcock’s Villains also provides a detailed look at some of the director’s most noteworthy...


Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film: Cultural Transformations in Europe, 1732-1933

by Erik Butler

For the last three hundred years, fictions of the vampire have fed off anxieties about cultural continuity. Though commonly represented as a parasitic aggressor from without, the vampire is in fact a native...


The Other Hollywood

by Peter Pavia, Legs McNeil & Jennifer Osborne

A raucous and revealing oral history of the birth of the adult film industry, The Other Hollywood peels back the candy coating to let the true story be told -- by the stars, movie makers, and other industry...


Has Hollywood Lost Its Mind?: A Parent's Guide to Movie Ratings

by Chris Hicks

30-year movie reviewer Chris Hicks explores the history of the movie rating system, the inconsistency in the ratings, and shares advice on how to make better choices in your family's movie entertainment.


Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100+ Years of Chicago and the Movies

by Michael Corcoran & Arnie Bernstein

Ranging from the dawn of the silent era to today’s blockbusters and independent films, this revamped second edition chronicles the significant contributions by Chicago and Chicagoans to more than a century...


Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema

by Daw-Ming Lee

The Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema covers the history of Taiwan cinema during both the Japanese colonial period (1895–1945) and Chinese Nationalist period (1945–present). This is accomplished through...


The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation: From Snow White to WALL-E

by David Whitley

In the second edition of The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation, Whitley updates his 2008 book to reflect recent developments in Disney and Disney-Pixar animation such as the apocalyptic tale of earth's failed...


America in Literature and Film: Modernist Perceptions, Postmodernist Representations

by Ahmed Elbeshlawy

Utilizing Lacan's psychoanalytic theory and Žižek's philosophical adaption of it, this book brings into dialogue a series of literary works, films and critical theory that are concerned with defining America....


The Invisible Art of Film Music: A Comprehensive History

by Laurence E. MacDonald

In this updated and expanded edition of The Invisible Art of Film Music, Laurence MacDonald provides a comprehensive introduction to film music for the general student, the film historian, and the aspiring cinematographer....


The Best Film You've Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love

by Robert K. Elder

Revealing a festival of guilty pleasures, almost-masterpieces, and undeniable classics in need of revival, 35 directors champion their favorite overlooked or critically savaged gems in this guide. The list includes...


The Hollywood Book of Breakups

by James Robert Parish

"Half of all marriages end in divorce--and then there are the really unhappy ones."

--Joan Rivers

Do you suppose that the person who first said "Life is stranger than fiction" might have had Hollywood marriages...


The Making of Some Like It Hot: My Memories of Marilyn Monroe and the Classic American Movie

by Tony Curtis & Mark A. Vieira

A Special Memoir for a Special Moment in Hollywood History . . .

Some Like It Hot occupies a unique place in American culture. This beloved classic showcases five comic geniuses: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, I....


Great Movie Lines

by Dale Thomajan

"You must remember this . . ."

A kiss is just a kiss, but famous movie lines last forever, and many have become permanently part of American culture. For silver-screen fanatics and current blockbuster buffs,...


The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion

by Dan Kamin

This excursion into the enchanted comic world of Charlie Chaplin will appeal not just to Chaplin fans but to anyone who loves comedy. Dan Kamin brings a unique insider’s perspective to the subject. An internationally...


The Many Faces of Weimar Cinema: Rediscovering Germany's Filmic Legacy

by Christian Rogowski

Traditionally, Weimar cinema has been equated with the work of a handful of 'auteurist' filmmakers and a limited number of canonical films. Often a single, limited phenomenon, "expressionist film," has been...


Post-Wall German Cinema and National History: Utopianism and Dissent

by Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien

Since unification, a radical shift has taken place in Germans' view of their country's immediate past, with 1989 replacing 1945 as the primary caesura. The cold-war division, the failed socialist state, the...


The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies

by Bill Palmer, Karen Palmer & Ric Meyers

The Encyclopedia covers the genre from 1920 to 1994. The genre, however, can be very confusing: films often have several titles, and many of the stars have more than one pseudonym. In an effort to clarify some...


The Matter of Images: Essays on Representations

Weimar Cinema and After: Germany's Historical Imaginary

by Thomas Elsaesser

Offers a fresh perspective on this most 'national' of national cinemas, re-evaluating the arguments which view genres and movements as typically German contributions to twentieth century visual culture.