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- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 24.00
No longer a niche or cult identity, fandom now colors our notions of an expansive generational construct?the millennial generation. Like fans, millennials are frequently cast as active participants in media culture, spectators who expect opportunities to intervene, control, and create. At the same time, long-standing fears about fans? cultural unruliness... more...
- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 28.00
Lili St. Cyr was, in the words of legendary reporter Mike Wallace, the “highest paid stripteaser in America.? Wallace was so fascinated by Lili that out of all the presidents and celebrities he interviewed over a long career, towards the end of his life, she was the one he remained fixated on. Her beauty had that kind of effect. Lili St. Cyr, the... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
Italian film star Bartolomeo Pagano's "Maciste" played a key role in his nation?s narratives of identity during World War I and after. Jacqueline Reich traces the racial, class, and national transformations undergone by this Italian strongman from African slave in Cabiria (1914), his first film, to bourgeois gentleman, to Alpine soldier of the Great... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00
Throughout America's past, some men have feared the descent of their gender into effeminacy, and turned their eyes to the ring in hopes of salvation. This work explains how the dominant fight sports in the United States have changed over time in response to broad shifts in American culture and ideals of manhood, and presents a narrative of American... more...
- Awa Press 2015; US$ 9.99
In the not-so-distant past, hardly anyone had heard of New Zealand, let alone its films. But today there has been a seismic shift. New Zealand film-makers and their films are now winning acclaim in Hollywood and with audiences around the world. Some earn huge global box office returns. Others are chosen for the top film festivals. And American production... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 11.99
The first English language book about Studio Ghibli, now updated to include The Wind Rises The animations of Japan?s Studio Ghibli are among the highest regarded in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly-anticipated release a guaranteed box-office smash.... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95
The chapters in Acting provide a fascinating, in-depth look at the history of film acting, from its inception in 1895 when spectators thrilled at the sight of vaudeville performers, wild-west stars, and athletes captured in motion to the present when audiences marvel at the seamless blend of human actors with CGI. In six original essays, the contributors... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00
Spectacle is not often considered to be a significant part of the style of ?classical? cinema. Indeed, some of the most influential accounts of cinematic classicism define it virtually by the supposed absence of spectacle. Spectacle in ?Classical? Cinemas: Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s brings a fresh perspective on the role of the spectacular... more...