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Wheeler Winston Dixon

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  • A History of Horrorby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Ever since horror leapt from popular fiction to the silver screen in the late 1890s, viewers have experienced fear and pleasure in exquisite combination. A History of Horror, with rare stills from classic films, is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre. Chronologically examining over fifty horror films from... more...

  • Visions of Paradiseby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 27.95

    Depictions of sex, violence, and crime abound in many of today's movies, sometimes making it seem that the idyllic life has vanished-even from our imaginations. But as shown in this unique book, paradise has not always been lost. For many years, depictions of heaven, earthly paradises, and utopias were common in popular films. Illustrated... more...

  • Death of the Mogulsby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 30.95

    Death of the Moguls is a detailed assessment of the last days of the “rulers of film” from Hollywood’s classical era, covering 20th Century-Fox, Selznick International Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures, RKO Radio Pictures, Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, Republic Pictures, Monogram Pictures and Columbia Pictures. Using rare,... more...

  • Streamingby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 24.95

    A study of how digital technology has altered contemporary filmmaking, including audience habits. -- The Chronicle of Higher Education The Chronicle of Higher Education more...

  • Cinema at the Marginsby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    "Cinema at the Margins" is a collection that aims to highlight some of the lesser-known films and filmmakers of the past that are being marginalized and forgotten in today’s reductive popular memory of movie history. more...

  • Visions of the Apocalypseby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 25.99

    Visions of the Apocalypse examines the cinema’s fascination with the prospect of nuclear and/or natural annihilation, as seen in such films as Saving Private Ryan, Bowling for Columbine, We Were Soldiers, Invasion U.S.A., The Last War, Tidal Wave, The Bed Sitting Room, The Last Days of Man on Earth and numerous others. It also considers the ways in... more...

  • Dark Humor in Films of the 1960sby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Focusing on "dark" or black comedy films in the US and the UK, Wheeler Winston Dixon provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of films and filmmakers ( Vanishing Point , Marcel Hanoun), whose work has largely been ignored, but whose influence and importance is clearly present. more...

  • Dark Humor in Films of the 1960sby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2015; US$ 63.76

    Focusing on "dark" or black comedy films in the US and the UK, Wheeler Winston Dixon provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of films and filmmakers (Vanishing Point, Marcel Hanoun), whose work has largely been ignored, but whose influence and importance is clearly present. more...

  • 21st-Century Hollywoodby Wheeler Winston Dixon; Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    21st-Century Hollywood introduces readers to the global transformations of today's movies and describes the decisive roles that Hollywood is playing in determining the digital future for world cinema. It offers clear, concise explanations of a major paradigm shift that continues to reshape our relationship to the moving image. Filled with numerous... more...

  • A Short History of Filmby Wheeler Winston Dixon; Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    This updated edition presents new and amended coverage of film in general as well as the final works and birth/death dates of notable directors. Its expanded focus on key films brings the new edition firmly into the digital era and chronicles the death of film as a production medium. With more than 250 rare color and black-and-white stills, the book... more...