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Border Visions: Identity and Diaspora in Film

by Jakub Kazecki, Karen A. Ritzenhoff & Cynthia J. Miller

This book offers an overview of global cinema that addresses borders as spaces of hybridity and change. In this collection of essays, contributors examine how cinema portrays conceptions of borderlands informed...


Global Nollywood: The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry

by Matthias Krings & Onookome Okome

Global Nollywood considers this first truly African cinema beyond its Nigerian origins. In 15 lively essays, this volume traces the engagement of the Nigerian video film industry with the African continent and...


Writing History in Film

by William Guynn

Historical film has been an important genre since the earliest silent films. The French Revolution, the American Civil War, the conquest of the New World, World War II--all have been repeatedly represented in...


Projecting a Camera: Language-Games in Film Theory

by Edward Branigan

In Projecting a Camera, film theorist Edward Branigan offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding film theory. Why, for example, does a camera move? What does a camera "know"? (And when does it know it?)...


Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out

by Slavoj Žižek

The title is just the first of many startling asides, observations and insights that fill this guide to Hollywood on the Lacanian psychoanalyst's couch - a thrilling guide to cinema and psychoanalysis from...


Photography: Theoretical Snapshots

by J.J. Long, Andrea Noble & Edward Welch

Over the past twenty-five years, photography has moved to centre-stage in the study of visual culture and has established itself in numerous disciplines. This trend has brought with it a diversification in...


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,...