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Beyond Method

Stella Adler and the Male Actor

Scott Balcerzak

Explores the methodologies and influence of acting teacher Stella Adler on her male students.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344897
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342916
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342923

Comic Venus

Women and Comedy in American Silent Film

Kristen Anderson Wagner

Examines the social and historical significance of women’s contributions to American silent film comedy.

Printed Paper Cased
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814345290
Paperback
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341025
eBOOK
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341032

Raul Ruiz's Cinema of Inquiry

Edited by Ignacio Lopez-Vicuna and Andreea Marinescu

Investigates the work of global filmmaker Raúl Ruiz.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814341063
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814341070

Warriors, Witches, Whores

Women in Israeli Cinema

Rachel S. Harris

Feminist reading of women’s representation and activism in Israeli cinema.

Paperback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814339671
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814339688

Queer Mexico

Cinema and Television since 2000

Paul Julian Smith

Explores the rich and varied LGBT cinema and television of Mexico since the new millennium.

Paperback
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342749
eBOOK
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342756

Projecting the World

Representing the "Foreign" in Classical Hollywood

Edited by Anna Cooper and Russell Meeuf

Discussion of international culture and politics in Hollywood films from the mid-1930s to 1960s.

Paperback
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343067
eBOOK
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814343074

From Tinseltown to Bordertown

Los Angeles on Film

Celestino Deleyto

Close readings that look for "the real Los Angeles" in a selection of contemporary movies.

Paperback
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814339855
eBOOK
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814339862

The Boys in the Band

Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics

Edited by Matt Bell

William Friedkin’s 1970 motion picture The Boys in the Band is perfectly poised for the wide-ranging reassessment and innovative readings that this edited volume accomplishes.

Paperback
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814341537
eBOOK
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814341544

Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering

Edited by Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Colleen Glenn

Examines how psychological and physical suffering, as portrayed on screen and experienced in personal lives, has affected the images, performances, and fortunes of stars from the 1940s to the present.

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814339398
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814339404

Christophe Honoré

A Critical Introduction

David A. Gerstner and Julien Nahmias

Studies Honoré as an auteur who intervenes in French filmmaking practices and culture with a queer "caméra-stylo."

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814338636
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814338643

The Politics of Magic

DEFA Fairy-Tale Films

Qinna Shen

The first comprehensive, critical, book-length treatment of the live-action fairy-tale films from former East Germany.

Paperback
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814339039
eBOOK
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814339046

Gender and the Uncanny in Films of the Weimar Republic

Anjeana K. Hans

Examines how uncanny films of the Weimar Republic engage with and respond to changing gender norms and women’s emancipation.

Paperback
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9780814338940
eBOOK
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9780814338957

Arthur Penn

New Edition

Robin Wood with Richard Lippe
Edited by Barry Keith Grant

A pioneering and influential look at the work of director Arthur Penn, reprinted and expanded.

Paperback
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814333587
eBOOK
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814339275

Documenting the Documentary

Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video, New and Expanded Edition

Edited by Barry Keith Grant and Jeannette Sloniowski

Essays on important documentary films from a wide range of critical and theoretical perspectives.

Paperback
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814339718
eBOOK
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814339725

Montgomery Clift, Queer Star

Elisabetta Girelli

Considers Montgomery Clift's star persona, film roles, and performances through the lens of queer theory.

Paperback
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814335147
eBOOK
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814339244

Cinema and Community

Progressivism, Exhibition, and Film Culture in Chicago, 1907-1917

Moya Luckett

Investigates how progressivism structured many aspects of understudied era of cinema.

Paperback
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814337257
eBOOK
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814337264

The Last Laugh

Strange Humors of Cinema

Edited by Murray Pomerance

Fascinating explorations of dark, strange, unpredictable, and non-comedic laughter.

Paperback
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814335130
eBOOK
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338551

Ingmar Bergman

New Edition

Robin Wood
Edited by Barry Keith Grant

An expanded version of Robin Wood's influential study of Ingmar Bergman, including more recent essays on the director.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814333600
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338063

The Films of Joseph H. Lewis

Edited by Gary D. Rhodes Foreword by Francis M. Nevins

Explores American Joseph H. Lewis's eclectic career, including his best-known film, Gun Crazy.

Paperback
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814334621
eBOOK
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814335994

Soldiers, Rebels, and Drifters

Gay Representation in Israeli Cinema

Nir Cohen

A cultural history of gay filmmaking in Israel that explores its role in the rise of gay consciousness over the past three decades.

Paperback
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814334782
eBOOK
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814337097

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