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Reframing 9/11: Film, Popular Culture and the "War on Terror"

by Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula & Karen Randell

A collection of analyses focusing on popular culture as a profound discursive site of anxiety and discussion about 9/11 and demystifies the day's events.


A History of Greek Cinema

by Vrasidas Karalis

The book is a detailed historical survey of Greek cinema from its very beginning (1905) until today (2010).


Film and the Holocaust: New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films

by Aaron Kerner

A sweeping survey of how global filmmakers have treated the subject of the Holocaust.


Classical Japanese Cinema Revisited

by Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell demystifies the canon of great Japanese cinema, treating it with fewer auteurist and Orientalist assumptions than many other scholars and critics.


Demystifying Disney: A History of Disney Feature Animation

by Chris Pallant

An innovative critical history of Disney feature animation that uproots common misconceptions and brings fresh scholarly definition to a busy field.


Closely Watched Films: An Introduction to the Art of Narrative Film Technique

by Marilyn Fabe

How do films work? How do they tell a story? How do they move us and make us think? Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film...


The New Latin American Cinema: A Continental Project

by Zuzana M. Pick

During the 1967 festival of Latin American Cinema in Viña del Mar, Chile, a group of filmmakers who wanted to use film as an instrument of social awareness and change formed the New Latin American Cinema. Nearly...


From Walt to Woodstock: How Disney Created the Counterculture

by Douglas Brode

With his thumbprint on the most ubiquitous films of childhood, Walt Disney is widely considered to be the most conventional of all major American moviemakers. The adjective "Disneyfied" has become shorthand...


The Euro-American Cinema

by Peter Lev

With McDonalds in Moscow and Disneyland in Paris and Tokyo, American popular culture is spreading around the globe. Regional, national, and ethnic cultures are being powerfully affected by competition from American...


Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema's Most Famous Scene

by Philip J. Skerry

"With this book, Philip Skerry makes an ambitious and largely successful effort to restore perspective to the debate that has swirled around Psycho since Hitchcock first ripped back the shower curtain of our...


Conversations with Clint: Paul Nelson's Lost Interviews with Clint Eastwood, 1979-1983

by Kevin Avery

Long considered lost, these extensive interviews between legendary Rolling Stone journalist Paul Nelson and Clint Eastwood were discovered after Nelson's death in 2006.


How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present and Future of a Four Billion Dollar Franchise

by Chris Taylor

How did a few notes scribbled on a legal pad in 1973 by George Lucas, a man who hated writing, turn into a four billion dollar franchise that has quite literally transformed the way we think about entertainment,...


Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life

by C. Scott Combs

While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to “watch life” and “write movement,” it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema’s long history of representing...


A Companion to Martin Scorsese

by Aaron Baker

A Companion to Martin Scorsese is a comprehensive collection of original essays assessing the career of one of America’s most prominent contemporary filmmakers.

  • Contains contributions from prominent scholars...


Saw

by Ben Poole

Like all game changers within the horror genre, SAW was an independent success, a low-budget champion that flourished without the patronage of a big studio. Not bad for the most successful horror franchise ever,...


The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick

by Jerold Abrams

In The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick, some of our most respected philosophers investigate Kubrick's art to illuminate his view of reality. In films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Eyes Wide Shut, and Dr. Strangelove,...


The Philosophy of Film Noir

by Mark Conard

From The Maltese Falcon (1941) to Touch of Evil (1958), the classic film noir is easily recognizable for its unusual lighting, sinister plots, and feeling of paranoia. For critics and fans alike, these films...


Animating Space: From Mickey to Wall-E

by J.P. Telotte

Animators work within a strictly defined, limited space that requires difficult artistic decisions. The blank frame presents a dilemma for all animators, and the decision of what to include and leave out raises...


The Cult Film Experience: Beyond All Reason

by J. P. Telotte

"Play it again, Sam" is the motto of cult film enthusiasts, who will watch their favorite movie over and over, "beyond all reason." What is the appeal of cult movies? Why do fans turn up in droves at midnight...


Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent Cinema

by John Pierson

The legendary figure who launched the careers of Spike Lee, Michael Moore, and Richard Linklater offers a no-holds-barred look at the deals and details that propel an indie film from a dream to distribution....