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A Mickey Mouse Reader

by Garry Apgar

The first anthology to chart the Disney character's ascent to the rank of global icon


Iron Man and Philosophy: Facing the Stark Reality

by William Irwin & Mark D. White

The first look at the philosophy behind the Iron Man comics and movies, timed for the release of Iron Man 2 in March 2010

On the surface, Iron Man appears to be a straightforward superhero, another rich guy fighting...


Soul Searching: Black-Themed Cinema from the March on Washington to the Rise of Blaxploitation

by Christopher Sieving

An engrossing look at black-themed films in pre-blaxploitation Hollywood


Hollywood Hoofbeats: The Fascinating Story of Horses in Movies and Television

by Petrine Day Mitchum & Audrey Pavia

The horses that captured the moviegoers’ hearts are the common denominator in Hollywood Hoofbeats. As author Petrine Day Mitchum writes, “the movies as we know them would be vastly different without horses....


After the Silents: Hollywood Film Music in the Early Sound Era, 1926-1934

by Michael Slowik

Many believe Max Steiner’s score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry’s early sound era (1926–1934) reveals...


As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride

by Joe Layden, Cary Elwes & Rob Reiner

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told...


What Media Classes Really Want to Discuss

by Greg Smith

What Media Classes Really Want To Discuss focuses on topics that introductory textbooks generally ignore, although they are prominent in students' minds. Using approachable prose, this book provides students...


The Epic Film

by Robert Burgoyne

With the recent release of spectacular blockbuster films from Gladiator to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the epic has once again become a major form in contemporary cinema. The orginal essays in this volume...


The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

by James Clarke

This timely volume explores the massively popular cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's films within the evolving generic traditions of science fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of spectacle....


Everyday Pornography

by Karen Boyle

Drawing on the experiences of activists alongside academics, Everyday Pornography offers the opportunity to explore the intellectual and political challenges of anti-pornography feminism and consider its relevance...


Political Communication and Social Theory

by Aeron Davis

Political Communication and Social Theory presents an advanced, challenging text for students and scholars of political communication and the role of media in democracies.


The Architecture of David Lynch

by Richard Martin

From the Red Room in Twin Peaks to Club Silencio in Mulholland Drive, the work of David Lynch contains some of the most remarkable spaces in contemporary culture. Richard Martin's compelling study is the first...


Filming the End of the Holocaust: Allied Documentaries, Nuremberg and the Liberation of the Concentration Camps

by John J. Michalczyk

Filming the End of the Holocaust considers how the US Government commissioned the US Signal Corps and other filmmakers to document the horrors of the concentration camps during the April-May 1945 liberation....


Terence Davies

by Michael Koresky

An appraisal of one of contemporary cinema's most admired and confounding figures


Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar

by Felicity Colman

Film Theory addresses the core concepts and arguments created or used by academics, critical film theorists, and filmmakers, including the work of Dudley Andrew, Raymond Bellour, Mary Ann Doane, Miriam Hansen,...


Soviet Cinema in the Silent Era, 1918-1935

by Denise J. Youngblood

The golden age of Soviet cinema, in the years following the Russian Revolution, was a time of both achievement and contradiction, as reflected in the films of Eisenstein, Pudovkin, and Kuleshov. Tensions ran...


Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema

by Anne Helen Petersen

Gossip meets history-a compulsively readable collection of Hollywood's most notorious clashes and controversies in the spirit of Hollywood Babylon

Believe it or not, America's fascination with celebrity culture...


The Subject of Film and Race: Retheorizing Politics, Ideology, and Cinema

by Gerald Sim

The Subject of Film and Race is the first comprehensive intervention into how film critics and scholars have sought to understand cinema's relationship to racial ideology. In attempting to do more than merely...


Nazisploitation!: The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

by Daniel H. Magilow, Elizabeth Bridges & Kristin T. Vander Lugt

A brilliant line-up of international contributors examine the implications of the portrayals of Nazis in low-brow culture and that culture's re-emergence today.


Deleuze, Japanese Cinema, and the Atom Bomb: The Spectre of Impossibility

by David Deamer

David Deamer establishes the first ever sustained encounter between Gilles Deleuze's Cinema books and post-war Japanese cinema, exploring how Japanese films responded to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and...