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- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00
What does it mean to be a man in today's society? Kord and Krimmer investigate the most common male archetypes - cops, killers, cowboys, superheroes, soldiers, lovers, and losers - by tracing changing concepts of masculinity in popular Hollywood blockbusters from 1992 to 2008 against a backdrop of politics, social developments, and American myths. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95
If you?ve ever dreamed of being in charge of your own network, cable, or web series, then this is the book for you. The TV Showrunner?s Roadmap provides you with the tools for creating, writing, and managing your own hit show. Combining his 20+ years as a working screenwriter and UCLA professor, Neil Landau expertly guides you through 21 essential... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
Film noir is a particularly American stylistic phenomenon (although named by French film critics) that permeated nearly every major, minor and independent Hollywood studio production from 1940 through the early 1960s. The author examines his personal choice of the best noir film represented by each studio and includes each studio's history and... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
This book traces the effects of the feminist and civil rights movements in the construction of Hollywood action heroes. Starting in the late 1980s, action blockbusters regularly have featured masculine figures who choose love and community over the path of the stoic loner committed solely to duty. The American heroic quest of the past 25 years increasingly... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 115.00
This book contributes to the growing literature on the biopic genre by outlining and exploring the conventions of the postfeminist biopic. It does so by analyzing recent films about the lives of famous women including Sylvia Plath, Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
In film, Men are good and Monsters are bad. In this book, Combe and Boyle consider the monstrous body as a metaphor for the cultural body and regard gendered behavior as a matter of performativity. Taken together, these two identity positions, manliness and monsterliness, offer a window into the workings of current American society. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
Tim Burton has had a massive impact on twentieth and twenty-first century culture through his films, art, and writings. This book examines how his aesthetics, influences, and themes reflect the shifting social expectations in American culture by tracing his Burton's move from a peripheral figure in the 1980s to the center of Hollywood filmmaking. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95
A comprehensive filmography, this book is composed of lengthy entries on about 75 films depicting legendary New Mexico outlaw Billy the Kid--from the lost Billy the Kid (1911) to the blockbuster Young Guns (1988) to the direct-to-video 1313: Billy the Kid (2012) and everything in between. Each entry gives a synopsis, cast and credits, critical reception,... more...