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  • Motion(less) Picturesby Justin Remes

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Justin Remes is a special lecturer in film and literature at Oakland University. His research interests include experimental cinema, film theory, and aesthetics, and his essays have appeared in Cinema Journal, Screen, the British Journal of Aesthetics, and Film-Philosophy. more...

  • Anatole Litvakby Michelangelo Capua

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

    During his 40-year career, director-producer Anatole Litvak (1902-1974) made films of all genres in Russia, Germany, England, France and the United States. His rootless background was cited by critics lamenting his lack of consistent style, but it also added to his mystique as a chameleon-like realisateur. Litvak directed Hollywood greats like Edward... more...

  • The Noir Westernby David Meuel

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

    Beginning in the mid-1940s, the bleak, brooding mood of film noir began seeping into that most optimistic of film genres, the western. Story lines took on a darker tone and western films adopted classic noir elements of moral ambiguity, complex anti-heroes and explicit violence. The noir western helped set the standard for the darker science fiction,... more...

  • Orienting Hollywoodby Nitin Govil

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    ?Impressively researched and astutely argued, Orienting Hollywood will no doubt change the way we think about and research transnationalism in film and media. Govil brilliantly integrates notions of aspirational practice, affective labor, contact tropes, industrial mirroring, and cultural echoing in a compelling and original analysis. Orienting... more...

  • Cinema Approaching Realityby Victor Fan

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    In Cinema Approaching Reality, Victor Fan brings together, for the first time, Chinese and Euro-American film theories and theorists to engage in critical debates about film in Shanghai and Hong Kong from the 1920s through 1940s. His point of departure is a term popularly employed by Chinese film critics during this period, bizhen , often translated... 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...

  • Cinematic Quests for Identityby Maria Garcia

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 69.99

    This book examines the narrative and cinematic conventions of movies that are about the quest for identity and individuation. Chapters are devoted to individual films, such as La Belle et la BÍte , The Silence of the Lambs , The Searchers , The Deer Hunter , and The Picture of Dorian Gray , as well as considerations of films directed... more...

  • Nollywood Starsby Noah A. Tsika

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

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  • 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...