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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.

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Memory, Origin, and Discourses in Black Diasporic Cinema

Sheila J. Petty

Explores the contributions of black diasporic filmmakers and thinkers to contemporary artistic and theoretical discourses.

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Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814330999
eBOOK
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814339909

Running Scared

Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body

Peter Lehman

An expanded, updated version of Peter Lehman’s classic text that became the leading source for the study of masculinity, the male body, and sexuality in film.

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Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814333396

New Zealand Filmmakers

Edited by Ian Conrich and Stuart Murray

The most thorough study on the filmmakers who have defined New Zealand cinema from its origins to its current successes.

Paperback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814330173

Italian Neorealism and Global Cinema

Edited by Laura E. Ruberto & Kristi M. Wilson

This volume addresses the influence of Italian neorealist films on world cinema well beyond the post–World War II period associated with the movement.

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Published: February 2007
ISBN: 9780814333242

Representing the Rural

Space, Place, and Identity in Films about the Land

Edited by Catherine Fowler and Gillian Helfield

A comprehensive and in-depth examination of the role of rural space in the cinema, contributing needed analysis to existing work on space, place, and identity in film.

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Published: September 2006
ISBN: 9780814333051
eBOOK
Published: September 2006
ISBN: 9780814335628

Personal Views

Explorations in Film, Revised Edition

Robin Wood

A reissue of a significant and hard-to-find text in film studies with a new introduction and three additional essays included.

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Published: July 2006
ISBN: 9780814332788
eBOOK
Published: July 2006
ISBN: 9780814340066

Howard Hawks

Robin Wood

A significant and contemporary study of director Howard Hawks by influential film critic Robin Wood, reprinted with a new introduction.

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Published: March 2006
ISBN: 9780814332764
eBOOK
Published: March 2006
ISBN: 9780814338377

Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema

Lesley Brill

A noted critic brings crowd theory to Film Studies, offering a bold new analysis of the pervasive cinematic themes of transformation and power.

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Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814332757
eBOOK
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814337363

Sayles Talk

New Perspectives on Independent Filmmaker John Sayles

Edited by Diane Carson and Heidi Kenaga

The first collection of original essays on the work of writer-director John Sayles, this book addresses the full range of his films from a variety of critical viewpoints.

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Published: December 2005
ISBN: 9780814331552
eBOOK
Published: December 2005
ISBN: 9780814340073

Horror International

Edited by Steven Jay Schneider and Tony Williams

A close look at horror films from around the world, drawing attention to neglected social, cultural, and ideological aspects of the horror genre in international cinema.

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Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814331019

Transnational Cinema in a Global North

Nordic Cinema in Transition

Edited by Andrew Nestingen and Trevor G. Elkington

The first scholarly work to address the globalization of film in the Nordic region, covering major films, directors, and trends in the region’s five countries.

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Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814332436

South Korean Golden Age Melodrama

Gender, Genre, and National Cinema

Edited by Kathleen McHugh and Nancy Abelmann

Examining the theoretical, historical, and contemporary impact of South Korea’s Golden Age of cinema.

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Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814332535

Where the Boys Are

Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth

Edited by Murray Pomerance and Frances Gateward

A provocative, contemporary anthology examining the construction of boys’ identity in modern cinema.

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Published: January 2005
ISBN: 9780814331156
eBOOK
Published: January 2005
ISBN: 9780814336663

Zones of Anxiety

Movement, Musidora, and the Crime Serials of Louis Feuillade

Vicki Callahan

A feminist analysis of the "cinema of uncertainty" through an examination of the crime serials of Louis Feuillade and the work of actress Musidora.

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Published: January 2005
ISBN: 9780814328552
eBOOK
Published: January 2005
ISBN: 9780814337370

More Than a Method

Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Film Performance

Edited by Cynthia Baron, Diane Carson, and Frank P. Tomasulo

Insightful, focused case studies of screen performance from diverse directors with a range of contemporary styles and approaches.

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Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814330791

The Searchers

Essays and Reflections on John Ford’s Classic Western

Edited by Arthur M. Eckstein and Peter Lehman

A series of in-depth examinations of the motion picture many consider to be Hollywood’s finest western film.

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Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780814330562

Leaving Springfield

The Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture

Edited by John Alberti

A study of the landmark television program The Simpsons which focuses on the show’s dual roles as subversive political satire and mainstream mass media hit.

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Published: December 2003
ISBN: 9780814328491

Light Motives

German Popular Film in Perspective

Edited by Randall Halle and Margaret McCarthy

Light Motives undertakes a long overdue critical reassessment of German popular cinema, challenging the traditional view of German film history and offering new ways to think about popular cinema in general.

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Published: May 2003
ISBN: 9780814330456

To Change Reels

Film and Film Culture in South Africa

Edited by Isabel Balseiro and Ntongela Masilela

An engaging inquiry into the history of South African film and its future—one that focuses on the country’s cultural history while squarely facing questions of race.

Paperback
Published: May 2003
ISBN: 9780814330012
Hardback
Published: May 2003
ISBN: 9780814330005
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Framing Hitchcock

Selected Essays from the Hitchcock Annual

Edited by Sidney Gottlieb and Christopher Brookhouse

An engaging look at Alfred Hitchcock’s work from all angles, culled from an authoritative source of Hitchcock film commentary.

Paperback
Published: September 2002
ISBN: 9780814330616

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