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  • Starry Speculative Corpseby Eugene Thacker

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

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

  • Das Fernsehen als Sinnproduzentby Angela Keppler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 630.00

    What is the impact of television and the practices related to it on social reality? With its diverse programs and formats, what does television tell us about the organization of social reality? The case studies in this volume use specific examples to show how television generates heterogeneous meaning. They also illuminate the perspectives... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 Bête , The Silence of the Lambs , The Searchers , The Deer Hunter , and The Picture of Dorian Gray , as well as considerations of films directed... 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...

  • The Films of Samuel Fullerby Lisa Dombrowski

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    First comprehensive study of this American original more...

  • The Western in the Global Southby MaryEllen Higgins; Rita Keresztesi; Dayna Oscherwitz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The Western in the Global South investigates the Western film genre's impact, migrations, and reconfigurations in the Global South. Contributors explore how cosmopolitan directors have engaged with, appropriated, and subverted the tropes and conventions of Hollywood and Italian Westerns, and how Global South Westerns and Post-Westerns in particular... more...

  • Twenty-First Century Bollywoodby Ajay Gehlawat

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Key changes have emerged in Bollywood in the new millennium. Twenty-First Century Bollywood traces the emerging shifts in both the content and form of Bollywood cinema and examines these new tendencies in relation to the changing dynamics of Indian culture. The book historically situates these emerging trends in relation to previous norms, and develops... more...

  • Asian Cinema and the Use of Spaceby Lilian Chee; Edna Lim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    Asian cinemas are connected to global networks and participate in producing international film history while at the same time influenced and engaged by spatial, cultural, social and political transformations. This interdisciplinary study forwards a productive pairing of Asian cinemas and space, where space is used as a discursive tool to understand... 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...