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  • The Five Sedgwicksby Michael Zmuda

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Individually and together, The Five Sedgwicks are among the unsung heroes of early filmmaking in Hollywood. Their work took them from vaudeville to silent film, through the studio era and into the Golden Age of television. By the late 1920s the Sedgwick siblings were well-known motion picture personalities: Edward was satirized by actor Harry Gribbon... 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...

  • The Films of Adoor Gopalakrishnanby Suranjan Ganguly

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    The first comprehensive study of the feature films of India?s most distinguished contemporary filmmaker. This work offers a compelling analysis of the director?s treatment of guilt, redemption and hope within their socio-historical contexts. more...

  • Frauenfiguren im zeitgenössischen Bollywoodfilmby Katharina Görgen

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 66.27

    Wenige Fragen wurden in Bezug auf Indien in den letzten Jahren so ausführlich behandelt wie die Lage der Frauen. Zwischen mächtiger Premierministerin und unterdrückten Näherinnen changiert ihr Bild in der westlichen Rezeption. Die vorliegende Studie untersucht, welche ?Freiheiten? weiblichen Figuren im Bollywoodfilm zugestanden werden. Dabei... more...

  • Tyler Perry's Americaby Shayne Lee

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    Tyler Perry is the most successful African-American filmmaker of his generation, garnering both accolades and controversies. In Tyler Perry?s America , Shayne Lee examines eleven of Perry?s highest-grossing films to explore key themes of race, gender, class, and religion, and what Perry?s films reveal about contemporary African-American life.... more...

  • The Star Trek Universeby Douglas Brode; Shea T. Brode

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    This collection of essays looks at the spinoffs of Star Trek and examines themes found in and among those various manifestations. more...

  • Gene Roddenberry's Star Trekby Douglas Brode; Shea T. Brode

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    This collection of essays looks at the groundbreaking impact of the original Star Trek series (1966-1969) and the various themes that the show conveyed, not only during its run but in the subsequent film and cartoon versions featuring the original characters and cast members. more...

  • The Subject of Tortureby Hilary Neroni

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Considering representations of torture in such television series as 24, Alias, and Homeland; the documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007), and Standard Operating Procedure (2008); and “torture porn? feature films from the Saw and Hostel series, Hilary Neroni unites aesthetic and theoretical analysis to provide a unique... more...

  • Projecting Politicsby Elizabeth Haas; Terry Christensen; Peter J. Haas

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The new edition of this influential work updates and expands the scope of the original, including more sustained analyses of individual films, from The Birth of a Nation to The Wolf of Wall Street . An interdisciplinary exploration of the relationship between American politics and popular films of all kinds?including comedy, science fiction, melodrama,... more...

  • Blade Runnerby Amy Coplan; David Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Ridley Scott?s Blade Runner is widely regarded as a "masterpiece of modern cinema" and is regularly ranked as one of the great films of all time. Set in a dystopian future where the line between human beings and ?replicants? is blurred, the film raises a host of philosophical questions about what it is to be human, the possibility of moral agency... more...