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  • Women in the Films of John Fordby David Meuel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    While John Ford (1894-1973) remains one of the most influential and revered directors in film history, he is also one of the most frequently misunderstood. One widespread assumption is that he was almost exclusively a man's director, dismissive of, or at best not well attuned to, the stories, perspectives and concerns of women. Boldly challenging... more...

  • Pedestrianismby Matthew Algeo

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America?s most popular spectator sport wasn?t baseball, boxing, or horseracing?it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days (never on Sunday), risking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest?500 miles,... more...

  • Cable Guysby Amanda D. Lotz

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    From the meth-dealing but devoted family man Walter White of AMC’s Breaking Bad, to the part-time basketball coach, part-time gigolo Ray Drecker of HBO’s Hung, depictions of male characters perplexed by societal expectations of men and anxious about changing American masculinity have become standard across the television landscape. Engaging... more...

  • Fan Phenomena: Audrey Hepburnby Jacqui Miller

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    The satirical American newspaper the Onion recently ran a story with the headline "College-Aged Female Finds Unlikely Kindred Spirit In Audrey Hepburn," lampooning modern American girls’ continued fascination with the star (along with their habits of hanging posters of Breakfast At Tiffany’s in their dorm rooms). more...

  • Fan Phenomena: Supernaturalby Lynn Zubernis; Katherine Larsen

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    Supernatural premiered on September 14, 2005, on what was then called the WB Network. more...

  • Science Fiction TVby J. P. Telotte

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    The first in the Routledge Television Guidebooks series, Science Fiction TV offers an introduction to the versatile and evolving genre of science fiction television, combining historical overview with textual readings to analyze its development and ever-increasing popularity. J. P. Telotte discusses science fiction?s cultural progressiveness and... more...

  • Swordsmen of the Screenby Jeffrey Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This fascinating study of the genre of swashbuckling films received wide critical acclaim when it was first published in 1977. Jeffrey Richards assesses the contributions to the genre of directors, designers and fencing masters, as well as of the stars themselves, and devotes several chapters to the principal subjects if the swashbucklers ? pirates,... more...

  • Klangbilderby Irene Kletschke

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 43.74

    <P>Walt Disneys Zeichentrickfilm <EM>Fantasia</EM> aus dem Jahr 1940 fasziniert noch heute mit seinen Bildern zur "klassischen" Musik. Gemeinsam mit Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor und unzähligen Mitarbeitern schuf Disney einen Konzertfilm, der in den siebzig Jahren seit seiner Premiere selbst zu einem Klassiker geworden... more...

  • Heroines of Film and Televisionby Norma Jones; Maja Bajac-Carter; Bob Batchelor; Suzy D?Enbeau; Katie Snyder; Jennifer K. Stuller; Jeffrey A. Brown; Maura Grady; Ryan Castillo; Katie Gibson; Pedro Ponce; Cassandra Bausman; Cynthia J. Miller; Catherine Bailey Kyle; Rekha Sharma; Carol A. Savery; Robin R. Means Coleman; Lien Fan Shen; A. Bowdoin Van Riper; Carolyn Cocca

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    Despite the increasing variety of heroic women portrayed in film, television, and other popular culture channels, much of the understanding of heroines has been limited to females as versions of male heroes or simple stereotypes of overly weak/strong (and even violent) women. This book analyzes the new vision of female heroes in popular culture.... more...

  • Pixar's Boy Storiesby Shannon R. Wooden; Ken Gillam

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This volume examines films produced by Pixar Animation Studios between 1995 and 2013, exploring how boys become men and how men measure up in films from Toy Story to Monsters University . Offering counterintuitive readings of such works, this book describes how the films quietly but forcefully reiterate traditional masculine norms, in terms... more...