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- Wiley 2012; US$ 93.95
This revealing history of the American film musical synthesizes the critical literature on the genre and provides a series of close analytical readings of iconic musical films, focusing on their cultural relationship to other aspects of American popular music. Offers a depth of scholarship that will appeal to students and scholars Leads a crucial... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 26.00
Stagecoach is one of the classics of Hollywood cinema. Made in 1939, it revitalized the Western genre, served as a milestone in John Ford's career, and made John Wayne a star. This volume offers a rich overview of the film in essays by six leading film critics. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 30.00
Focusing on ten crime films that span the range of the twentieth century, Thomas Leitch traces how the distinctions among them become blurred throughout the course of the century, reflecting and fostering a deep social ambivalence towards crime and criminals. more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2010; US$ 34.95
Covering Niagara: Studies in Local Popular Culture closely examines some of the myriad forms of popular culture in the Niagara region of Canada. Essays consider common assumptions and definitions of what popular culture is and seek to determine whether broad theories of popular culture can explain or make sense of localized instances of popular... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 34.00
Examines one of the most enduring genres of Hollywood cinema, suggesting how the science fiction film reflects the development of twentieth century American attitudes toward science and technology. Includes in-depth readings of three key films: Robocop, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and THX 1138. more...
- Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00
New Zealand has produced one of the worlds most vibrant film cultures, a reflection of the countrys evolving history and the energy and resourcefulness of its people. From early silent features like The Te Kooti Trail to recent films such as River Queen in the new millennium, this book examines the role of the cinema of New Zealand in building... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 65.00
Frederick Wiseman is among America?s foremost documentary filmmakers. The recipient of many awards, including three Emmys, Wiseman has made more than thirty feature-length documentaries during a career that has spanned five decades. Together, these films provide a fascinating chronicle of American social and institutional life. This book makes available... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 26.95
The profound cultural and political changes of the 1960s brought the United States closer to social revolution than at any other time in the twentieth century. The country fragmented as various challenges to state power were met with increasing and violent resistance. The Cold War heated up and the Vietnam War divided Americans. Civil rights,... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 24.95
New York, more than any other city, has held a special fascination for filmmakers and viewers. In every decade of Hollywood filmmaking, artists of the screen have fixated upon this fascinating place for its tensions and promises, dazzling illumination and fearsome darkness.The glittering skyscrapers of such films as On the Town have shadowed the... more...