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  • Parallel Linesby Guy Westwell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Parallel Lines describes how post-9/11 cinema, from Spike Lee?s 25th Hour (2002) to Kathryn Bigelow?s Zero Dark Thirty (2012), relates to different, and competing, versions of US national identity in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The book combines readings of individual films (World Trade Center, United 93, Fahrenheit 9/11,... more...

  • Figures of Historyby Ranciè; Jacques re

    Wiley 2014; US$ 12.95

    In this important new book the leading philosopher Jacques Rancière continues his reflections on the representative power of works of art. How does art render events that have spanned an era? What roles does it assign to those who enacted them or those who were the victims of such events? Rancière considers these questions in relation... more...

  • Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)by John Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Cold War Theatre, first published in 1992, provides an account of the theatrical history within the context of East/West politics. Its geographical span ranges from beyond the Urals to the Pacific Coast of the US, and asks whether the Cold War confrontation was not in part due to the cultural climate of Europe. Taking the McCarthy era as its... more...

  • Unhomely Cinemaby Dwayne Avery

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    Representations of troubled and inhospitable domestic places are a common feature of many cinematic narratives. "Unhomely Cinema" explores how the unhomely nature of contemporary film narrative provides an insight into what it means to dwell in today’s global societies. more...

  • Closely Watched Filmsby Marilyn Fabe

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    How do films work? How do they tell a story? How do they move us and make us think? Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch. Ranging from D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation to James Cameron?s... more...

  • Robin Williams - When the Laughter Stops 1951-2014by Emily Herbert

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    With his twinkling eyes, boundless energy and unrivalled natural wit, Robin Williams was the comedian who brought laughter to a generation. Through roles in cherished films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Aladdin and Hook, he became the genial face of family comedy. His child-like enthusiasm was infectious, sweeping viewers away. Allied to his... more...

  • The Director Withinby Rose Eichenbaum; Aron Hirt-Manheimer

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Intimate portraits of famous directors of stage and screen more...

  • Masculinity in the Golden Age of Swedish Cinemaby Tommy Gustafsson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Swedish society underwent great changes during the first decades of the 1900s and the new consumption and entertainment culture came under fire. Children and youth--but also women and the working classes--become symbols of the forces breaking down traditional structures and values. These groups were also identified as the principal audience for the... more...

  • The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahaniby Laleen Jayamanne

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahani examines the major works of leading Indian film director Kumar Shahani and explores the reaches of modernist film aesthetics in its international form. More than an auteur study, Laleen Jayamanne approaches Shahani's oeuvre conceptually, as films that reveal cinema's synesthetic capabilities. As the author illustrates,... more...

  • Phantom Ladiesby Tim Snelson

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Defying industry logic and gender expectations, women started flocking to see horror films in the early 1940s. The departure of the young male audience and the surprise success of the film Cat People convinced studios that there was an untapped female audience for horror movies, and they adjusted their production and marketing strategies accordingly.... more...