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  • Pinkoes and Traitorsby Jean Seaton

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 33.33

    During the Margaret Thatcher years, Britain experienced mass unemployment, trade union strikes, bloody war in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, and an existential threat to its public service broadcaster, the BBC. Pounded by a coherent free market argument, the BBC had to justify its right to the Licence Fee and its independent place in the 'unwritten'... more...

  • Film and the American Presidencyby Jeff Menne; Christian B. Long

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    The contention of Film and the American Presidency is that over the twentieth century the cinema has been a silent partner in setting the parameters of what we might call the presidential imaginary. This volume surveys the partnership in its longevity, placing stress on especially iconic presidents such as Lincoln and FDR. The contributions to this... more...

  • Japanese Playsby A.L. Sadler; Paul S. Atkins

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Classic Noh, Kyogen and Kabuki Works Nothing reflects the beauty of life as much as Japanese theater. It is here that reality is held suspended and emptiness can fill the mind through words, music, dance, and mysticism. A.L. Sadler translates the mysteries of Noh, Kyogen, and Kabuki in his groundbreaking book, Japanese Plays . A seminal classic... more...

  • Making Asian American Film and Videoby Jun Okada

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Making Asian American Film and Video gives readers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the various institutions that have bankrolled and distributed the genre over the course of its fifty year evolution. Jun Okada explores how state-run media outlets like PBS served as crucial support for Asian American films, but also imposed limitations. In addition,... more...

  • The Decline of the Hollywood Empireby Hervé Fischer; Rhonda Mullins

    Talonbooks 2015; US$ 17.95

    Heralds the inevitable move from 35mm to digital distribution, which has leveled the creative playing field between Hollywood and indies. more...

  • Cinema and Counter-Historyby Marcia Landy

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

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  • Masculinity in Breaking Badby Bridget Roussell Cowlishaw

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Following on author Peter Rollins' motto "If it isn't popular, it isn't culture," this collection of new essays considers Vince Gilligan's award-winning television series Breaking Bad as a landmark of Western culture--comparable to the works of Shakespeare and Dickens in their time--that merits scholarly attention from those... more...

  • The Lumière Galaxyby Francesco Casetti

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Francesco Casetti believes new media technologies are producing an exciting new era in cinema aesthetics. Whether we experience film in the theater, on our hand-held devices, in galleries and museums, onboard and in flight, or up in the clouds in the bits we download, cinema continues to alter our habits and excite our imaginations. Casetti travels... more...

  • Bollywood's Indiaby Priya Joshi

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In a work of dazzling interpretive virtuosity, Priya Joshi returns popular Hindi cinema to the 1970s when the term “Bollywood? was deployed to dismiss an unruly cultural product marked by its social responsiveness. Joshi analyzes the social work of popular Hindi blockbusters that, she argues, capture and challenge the diffuse aspirations of the nation.... more...

  • Film Theoryby Thomas Elsaesser; Malte Hagener

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 45.95

    What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? This is the key question for film theory, and one that Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener put at the center of their insightful and engaging book, now revised from its popular first edition. Every kind of cinema (and every film theory) first imagines an ideal spectator, and then maps certain dynamic... more...