Film Theory and Criticism
Nordic Cinema in Transition
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.
Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth
A provocative, contemporary anthology examining the construction of boys’ identity in modern 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.
The Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture
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.
German Popular Film in Perspective
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.
Cinemas of Girlhood
A provcative, contemporary anthology examining the construction of girls in modern cinema.
The Making of a Korean National Cinema
Im Kwon-Taek: The Making of a Korean National Cinema is a collection of essays written about Im Kwon-Taek, better known as the father of New Korean Cinema, that takes a critical look at the situations of filmmakers in South Korea.
Essays on the Art of Film
An examination of how the escapism offered by movies is really a form of homecoming for the viewer.
The Hidden Stages of Weimar Cinema
An insightful overview of an important era in cinema.
A Philosophical Perspective on Film
A philosophical reexamination of Stanley Cavell’s The World Viewed.
This anthology examines a number of issues related to violence within the media landscape.
In this anthology, filmmakers, psychoanalysts, film scholars, and cultural historians use a psychoanalytical approach to examine Bernardo Bertolucci's epic film The Last Emperor (1988).
Studies of National Cinemas
This volume comprises essays on the development of the New Latin American Cinema as a comparative national project.
Theories, Practices, and Transcontinental Articulations
Volume One explores the formation of the New Latin American Cinema movement, its national and continental implications (including the diasporic/exilic experience) and transcontinental articulations through the writings of pioneer filmmakers and scholars.
Diversity, Dependence, and Oppositionality
This is a study of the cinematic traditions and film practices in the black Diaspora.
Understanding the American Avant-garde Cinema
This is a controversial book that examines the implicit assumptions of other scholars, advocates an alternative to dominant approaches to the avant-garde cinema, and questions some long-standing clichés about the history of the avant-garde.
From Rope to Vertigo
Hitchcock’s Rereleased Films contains new essays on five of Hitchcock’s most important films, revealing their artistic and cultural achievement and their centrality to understanding our culture.
A Reader on Film & Television Melodrama
This collection of important essays examines melodrama from a variety of perspectives—chronological, theoretical, international, and feminist.