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Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series

Series Editor: Barry Keith Grant, Brock University
The Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series has as its focus original areas of film research and innovative critical approaches to film, television, and new media. The series publishes works that open further avenues for research and debate for the scholar. The titles are suitable for classroom use at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Advisory Editors: Robert J. Burgoyne, University of St. Andrews; Caren J. Deming, University of Arizona; Patricia B. Erens, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Peter X. Feng, University of Delaware; Lucy Fischer, University of Pittsburgh; Frances Gateward, California State University, Northridge; Tom Gunning, University of Chicago; Thomas Leitch, University of Delaware; Walter Metz, Southern Illinois University.

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New Approaches to Contemporary Adaptation

Edited by Betty Kaklamanidou

An innovative collection that emphasizes the relevance of adaptation studies in the current transmedia climate.

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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346242
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346259
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346266

V. F. Perkins on Movies

Collected Shorter Film Criticism

Edited by Douglas Pye

The collected shorter film criticism of one of the most brilliant English-language film critics.

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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346426
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346433
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346440

Stars and Silhouettes

The History of the Cameo Role in Hollywood

Joceline Andersen

Extensive account of the cameo’s production history and how audiences affirm their mastery of celebrity culture.

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Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346907
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Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346914
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Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346921

Chilean Cinema in the Twenty-First-Century World

Edited by Vania Barraza and Carl Fischer

Explores the global dimension and local identity of Chile’s vibrant contemporary cinema.

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Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346815
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Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346822
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Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346839

The Cinema of Ettore Scola

Edited by Rémi Lanzoni and Edward Bowen

Brings to light Scola’s cinematic style and contextualizes his commentary on Italian society and politics.

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Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347478
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Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814343791
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Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814343807

The Construction of Testimony

Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah and Its Outtakes

Edited by Erin McGlothlin, Brad Prager, and Markus Zisselsberger

Groundbreaking analyses of the vast archive of newly digitized and released outtakes from Lanzmann’s masterwork.

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Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347331
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Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347348
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Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347355

Cinemagritte

René Magritte within the Frame of Film History, Theory, and Practice

Lucy Fischer

Examines the fascinating ties between Surrealist artist René Magritte and the cinema.

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Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814346365
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Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814346372
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Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814346389

Justice on Demand

True Crime in the Digital Streaming Era

Tanya Horeck

Explores the proliferation of true crime audiovisual texts across multiple media platforms.

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Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814347201
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Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814340639
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Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814340646

Birth of the Binge

Serial TV and the End of Leisure

Dennis Broe

A deep-dive into the practice and execution of contemporary television viewing.

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Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345979
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Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345269
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Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345276

Cinematic Cryptonymies

The Absent Body in Postwar Film

Ofer Eliaz

How postwar film represents absent bodies via the cinematic practices of audiovisual erasure by key filmmakers.

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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345610
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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345627
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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345634

Robin Wood on the Horror Film

Collected Essays and Reviews

Edited by Barry Keith Grant
With a preface by Richard Lippe

Robin Wood’s writing on the horror film, published over five decades, collected in one volume.

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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345252
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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345238
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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345245

1968 and Global Cinema

Edited by Christina Gerhardt and Sara Saljoughi

Examines the political cinema of 1968 in relation to global events.

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Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345429
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Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814342930
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Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814342947

The Films of Jess Franco

Edited by Antonio Lázaro-Reboll and Ian Olney

The first edited volume devoted to the legendary cult director Jess Franco.

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Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814344934
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Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814343166
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Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814343173

Beyond Method

Stella Adler and the Male Actor

Scott Balcerzak

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

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Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344897
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Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342916
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Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342923
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The Berlin School and Its Global Contexts

A Transnational Art Cinema

Edited by Marco Abel and Jaimey Fisher

Germany’s most important filmmaking movement in conversation with its peers across the globe.

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Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344903
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Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342008
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Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342015

Transforming Harry

The Adaptation of Harry Potter in the Transmedia Age

Edited by John Alberti and P. Andrew Miller

Focuses on the critical and theoretical implications of adapting the Harry Potter novels to films and media.

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Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344910
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Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814342862
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Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814342879

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.

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Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814345290
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Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341025
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Published: 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.

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Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814341063
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Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814341070

The Best Laid Plans

Interrogating the Heist Film

Edited by Jeannette Sloniowski and Jim Leach

Explores the significance of the heist film genre.

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Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342244
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Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342251

Warriors, Witches, Whores

Women in Israeli Cinema

Rachel S. Harris

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

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Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814339671
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Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814339688

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