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The Last Laugh

Strange Humors of Cinema

Edited by Murray Pomerance

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

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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.

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Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814334782
eBOOK
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814337097
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Shadows of Doubt

Negotiations of Masculinity in American Genre Films

Barry Keith Grant

Considers representations of masculine identity and sexuality in popular film across the work of several American directors and genres.

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Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814334577
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Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814336915
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The Collapse of the Conventional

German Film and Its Politics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Jaimey Fisher and Brad Prager

Analyzes a diverse body of films and investigates the renaissance that has taken place in German cinema since the turn of the twenty-first century.

Paperback
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814333778
eBOOK
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814336885

Epics, Spectacles, and Blockbusters

A Hollywood History

Sheldon Hall and Steve Neale

Considers the history of the American blockbuster—the large-scale, high-cost film—as it evolved from the 1890s to today.

Paperback
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814330081
eBOOK
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814336977

Reclaiming the Archive

Feminism and Film History

Edited by Vicki Callahan

Illustrates the rich relationship between film history and feminist theory.

Paperback
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814333006
eBOOK
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814336878

Tracking King Kong

A Hollywood Icon in World Culture, 2nd Edition

Cynthia Erb

Studies the cultural impact and audience reception of King Kong from the 1933 release of the original film until today.

Paperback
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814334300
eBOOK
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814337424

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.

Paperback
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.

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

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.

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

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.

Paperback
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814332535

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.

Paperback
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.

Paperback
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.

Paperback
Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780814330562

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

Peripheral Visions

The Hidden Stages of Weimar Cinema

Edited by Kenneth S. Calhoon

An insightful overview of an important era in cinema.

Paperback
Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814329283

Writing in Light

The Silent Scenario and the Japanese Pure Film Movement

Joanne Bernardi

A new look at an important era of Japanese cinema, featuring translations of key scripts.

Paperback
Published: January 2001
ISBN: 9780814329610
eBOOK
Published: January 2001
ISBN: 9780814340097

New Latin American Cinema, Volume 2

Studies of National Cinemas

Edited by Michael T. Martin

This volume comprises essays on the development of the New Latin American Cinema as a comparative national project.

Paperback
Published: June 1997
ISBN: 9780814325865
Hardback
Published: June 1997
ISBN: 9780814327067
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