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  • Surveillance Cinemaby Catherine Zimmer

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    " Surveillance Cinema  presents cutting-edge scholarship in the field of cinema studies in its reconceptualization of the centrality of surveillance to film narratives, subject formations, and temporalities.  Smartly pushing beyond the critical models that have long been associated with surveillance in and outside of cinema, Zimmer makes a persuasive... more...

  • Jeanne d'Arcby Margaret Oliphant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Scottish history writer Margaret Oliphant offers up a gripping account of the French martyr (and eventual saint) Joan of Arc, who led large armies to important battlefield victories while only a teenager. This extensively researched and exhaustively detailed narrative is one of the definitive sources of the life of the Maid of Orleans. more...

  • Lois Weber in Early Hollywoodby Shelley Stamp

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Among early Hollywood?s most renowned filmmakers, Lois Weber was considered one of the era?s "three great minds" alongside D. W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille. Despite her accomplishments, Weber has been marginalized in relation to her contemporaries, who have long been recognized as fathers of American cinema. Drawing on a range of materials untapped... more...

  • The Photoplayby Hugo Munsterberg

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist Hugo Munsterberg analyzes early films from a psychological point of view. more...

  • The Hollywood Action and Adventure Filmby Yvonne Tasker

    Wiley 2015; US$ 32.95

    Ever since Douglas Fairbanks let a sword do his talking in the swashbuckling films of the silent era, the action and adventure genre has evolved into one of the most enduring box-office draws in cinematic history. The Hollywood Action and Adventure Film presents a comprehensive overview and analysis of the history, myriad themes, and critical... more...

  • Documenting Cityscapesby Iván Villarmea Álvarez

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Film studies has traditionally addressed the presence of the city in film as an urban text inside a cinematic text, but this approach has recently evolved into the study of cinema as a technology of place. From this perspective, Documenting Cityscapes explores the way the city has been depicted by non-fiction filmmakers since the late 1970s, paying... more...

  • 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...

  • Shaw and the Actresses Franchise Leagueby Ellen Ecker Dolgin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Early 20th century non-commercial theaters emerged as hubs of social transformation on both sides of the Atlantic. The 1904-1907 seasons at London's Royal Court Theatre were a particularly galvanizing force, with 11 plays by Bernard Shaw--along with works by Granville Barker, John Galsworthy and Elizabeth Robins--that challenged social conventions.... more...