Strange Humors of Cinema
Fascinating explorations of dark, strange, unpredictable, and non-comedic laughter.
An expanded version of Robin Wood's influential study of Ingmar Bergman, including more recent essays on the director.
Explores American Joseph H. Lewis's eclectic career, including his best-known film, Gun Crazy.
Gay Representation in Israeli Cinema
A cultural history of gay filmmaking in Israel that explores its role in the rise of gay consciousness over the past three decades.
Negotiations of Masculinity in American Genre Films
Considers representations of masculine identity and sexuality in popular film across the work of several American directors and genres.
German Film and Its Politics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
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.
A Hollywood History
Considers the history of the American blockbuster—the large-scale, high-cost film—as it evolved from the 1890s to today.
Feminism and Film History
Illustrates the rich relationship between film history and feminist theory.
A Hollywood Icon in World Culture, 2nd Edition
Studies the cultural impact and audience reception of King Kong from the 1933 release of the original film until today.
This volume addresses the influence of Italian neorealist films on world cinema well beyond the post–World War II period associated with the movement.
Space, Place, and Identity in Films about the Land
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.
A noted critic brings crowd theory to Film Studies, offering a bold new analysis of the pervasive cinematic themes of transformation and power.
Gender, Genre, and National Cinema
Examining the theoretical, historical, and contemporary impact of South Korea’s Golden Age of cinema.
Movement, Musidora, and the Crime Serials of Louis Feuillade
A feminist analysis of the "cinema of uncertainty" through an examination of the crime serials of Louis Feuillade and the work of actress Musidora.
Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Film Performance
Insightful, focused case studies of screen performance from diverse directors with a range of contemporary styles and approaches.
Essays and Reflections on John Ford’s Classic Western
A series of in-depth examinations of the motion picture many consider to be Hollywood’s finest western film.
Selected Essays from the Hitchcock Annual
An engaging look at Alfred Hitchcock’s work from all angles, culled from an authoritative source of Hitchcock film commentary.
The Hidden Stages of Weimar Cinema
An insightful overview of an important era in cinema.
The Silent Scenario and the Japanese Pure Film Movement
A new look at an important era of Japanese cinema, featuring translations of key scripts.
Studies of National Cinemas
This volume comprises essays on the development of the New Latin American Cinema as a comparative national project.