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  • Hayao Miyazaki's World Pictureby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Hayao Miyazaki has gained worldwide recognition as a leading figure in the history of animation, alongside Walt Disney, Milt Kahl, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Yuri Norstein and John Lasseter. In both his films and his writings, Miyazaki invites us to reflect on the unexamined beliefs that govern our lives. His eclectic body of work addresses compelling... more...

  • Starry Speculative Corpseby Eugene Thacker

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Philosophy meets horror against the backdrop of an indifferent, unhuman cosmos. more...

  • Orphans of the Eastby Constantin Parvulescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films... more...

  • The Cinema of George A. Romeroby Tony Williams

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In placing Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, the book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency of such work beyond 'splatter movie' models. The author explores the roots of naturalism in the work of Emile Zola and traces this through to the EC Comics of the... more...

  • The Use and Abuse of Cinemaby Eric Rentschler

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Eric Rentschler explores the screen fantasies and spectacles that derive from Germany?s fraught modern experience and follows the traces of these sights and sounds to the postmillenial present. Each chapters contains a stirring minidrama, discussing prominent critics and theorists such as Siegfried Kracauer and Rudolf Arnheim; key New German directors... more...

  • A State of Arrested Developmentby Kristin M. Barton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    One of the most critically-acclaimed television series of all time, Arrested Development is widely hailed as a cutting-edge comedy that broke the traditional sitcom mold. The winner of six Emmys, the series was canceled by Fox in 2006, only to be revived in 2013 via Netflix's streaming service. Beyond its innovative approach to storytelling, the... more...

  • Spartacus in the Television Arenaby Michael G. Cornelius

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Spartacus, the Thracian gladiator turned rebel leader, endures as a near-mythic hero who fought for the oppressed against a Roman oligarchy built on the backs of slave labor. The image of Spartacus as a noble if doomed avenger is familiar and his story has been retold through history as a cautionary tale about social injustice. The television series... more...

  • Cinema and Counter-Historyby Marcia Landy

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Despite claims about the end of history and the death of cinema, visual media continue to contribute to our understanding of history and history-making. In this book, Marcia Landy argues that rethinking history and memory must take into account shifting conceptions of visual and aural technologies. With the assistance of thinkers such as Gilles Deleuze... more...

  • The End of Cinema?by André Gaudreault; Philippe Marion; Timothy Barnard

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Is a film watched on a video screen still cinema? Have digital compositing, motion capture, and other advanced technologies remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted in their hypothesis of the “double birth of media,? André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion take a positive look at cinema?s ongoing digital revolution and reaffirm its central place in a... more...

  • Performing Kamishibaiby Tara McGowan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Kamishibai (paper-theater), a Japanese picture-storytelling medium, is gaining global interest as we move from a text-based culture to one that emphasizes multiple semiotic systems and performance. This is the first volume to explore the potential of kamishibai as a dynamic "new" interactive medium for teaching multimodal communication and shows how... more...