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  • Hollywood and the End of the Cold Warby Bryn Upton

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 69.99

    This volume compares films from the late Cold War era with films of the same genre, or of similar themes, from the post-Cold War era, paying particular attention to shifts in narrative that reflect changes in American culture, attitudes, and ideas. It explains how the absence of the Cold War has changed the way we understand and interpret film. ... more...

  • Movies in the Age of Obamaby David Garrett Izzo

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 64.99

    This collection of essays looks at how films in the last few years have reflected and juxtaposed the ascent of Barack Obama and his administration. The films examined here include The Help , Django Unchained , Lincoln , The Mist , Invictus , Black Dynamite , and The Great Gatsby . more...

  • Feminism Without Womenby Tania Modleski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    In a series of essays scrutinizing feminist and post-structuralists positions, Tania Modleski examines "the myth of postfeminism" and its operation in popular culture, especially popular film and cultural studies. In a (First published in 1991.) more...

  • If the Cap Fitsby Steve Halliwell

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    Steve Halliwell is best known as the loveable patriarch Zak Dingle in television's Emmerdale, a part he has played since 1994 and which has led him to become one of the UK's most recognisable and treasured soap stars. Yet before he found success on the Yorkshire Dales, Halliwell spent many years desperately seeking work, often walking the streets... more...

  • Smart Chicks on Screenby Laura Mattoon D'Amore

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    In Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television , Laura Mattoon D?Amore brings together a collection of essays that examine the disparate portrayals of beauty and brains in film and television. This text will be of interest to scholars of film and television, communications, and women?s studies, to name a few.... more...

  • The Routledge Encyclopedia of Filmsby Sabine Haenni; Sarah Barrow; John White

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 210.00

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars analysing the most important, influential, innovative and interesting films of all time. Arranged alphabetically, each entry explores why each film is significant for those who study film and explores the social, historical and political contexts in which the film... more...

  • Deathwatchby C. Scott Combs

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to “watch life? and “write movement,? it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema?s long history of representing death, this book considers movie sequences in which the process of dying becomes an exercise in legibility and exploration for the camera and... more...

  • Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Centuryby Ruoyun Bai; Geng Song

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The past two decades witnessed the rise of television entertainment in China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and defiant, nationalistic and cosmopolitan, moralistic and... more...

  • Contemporary US Cinemaby Michael Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Contemporary U.S. Cinema is a forceful exploration of the tumultuous changes that have dominated the shifting landscape of American film-making over the past three decades. From the explosive release of Easy Rider to the excesses of Heaven's Gate and the comic book figures of Spider-Man , its aim is to examine the economic, social and cultural... more...

  • John Fordby Brian Spittles

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    John Ford is a monumental figure in Hollywood and world cinema. Throughout his long and varied career spanning the silent and sound era, he produced nearly 150 films of which Iron Horse (1924), Stagecoach (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), The Searchers (1956) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)... more...