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  • The Lives of Robert Ryanby J. R. Jones

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    The definitive biography of the legendary film noir actor 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...

  • A Hidden History of Film Styleby Christopher Beach

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The image that appears on the movie screen is the direct and tangible result of the joint efforts of the director and the cinematographer. A Hidden History of Film Style is the first study to focus on the collaborations between directors and cinematographers, a partnership that has played a crucial role in American cinema since the early years of... more...

  • Hayao Miyazaki's World Pictureby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Hayao Miyazaki has gained worldwide recognition as a leading figure in the history of animation, alongside Walt Disney, Milt Kahl, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Yuri Norstein and John Lasseter. In both his films and his writings, Miyazaki invites us to reflect on the unexamined beliefs that govern our lives. His eclectic body of work addresses compelling... more...

  • Brazilian Theater, 1970-2010by Eva Paulino Bueno; Robson Corrêa de Camargo

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

    How did Brazilian theater survive under the military dictatorship of 1964-1985? How did it change once the regime was over? This collection of new essays is the first to cover Brazilian theater during this period. Brazilian scholars and artists discuss the history of a theater community that not only resisted the regime but reinvented itself and continued... more...

  • Neo-Noirby Mark Bould; Kathrina Glitre; Greg Tuck

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Neo-noir knows its past. It knows the rules of the game – and how to break them. From Point Blank (1998) to Oldboy (2003), from Get Carter (2000) to 36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004), from Catherine Tramell to Max Payne, neo-noir is a transnational global phenomenon. This wide-ranging collection maps out the terrain, combining genre, stylistic and... more...

  • Orphans of the Eastby Constantin Parvulescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films... more...

  • Automatische Erkennung von Redewiedergabeby Annelen Brunner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This study from the discipline of the digital humanities takes a new approach to examine a familiar narratological phenomenon. It investigates how to identify the representation of speech, thought, and writing in narrative texts using digital methods. It thus takes a step toward narratological studies that include large quantities of text,... 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...

  • Das Fernsehen als Sinnproduzentby Angela Keppler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 630.00

    What is the impact of television and the practices related to it on social reality? With its diverse programs and formats, what does television tell us about the organization of social reality? The case studies in this volume use specific examples to show how television generates heterogeneous meaning. They also illuminate the perspectives... more...