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  • Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhoodby Kristen Hatch

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In the 1930s, Shirley Temple was heralded as ?America?s sweetheart,? and she remains the icon of wholesome American girlhood, but Temple?s films strike many modern viewers as perverse.  Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhood  examines her early career in the context of the history of girlhood and considers how Temple?s star image emerged out... more...

  • Rocliffe Notesby Farah Abushwesha

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    A manual for screenwriters and filmmakers, in the form of notes, on how to take your career from amateur writer to pro Rocliffe Notes is a compendium for screenwriters and filmmakers which brings together tips and opinions from more than 140 film and TV industry professionals, and provides a step-by-step, common-sense guide on how writers and... more...

  • The Methods of Breaking Badby Jacob Blevins; Dafydd Wood

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

    Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad has emerged as the embodiment of the recent renaissance in television-making. The visionary scope and complexity of the series demand rigorous critical analysis. This collection of new essays focuses on a variety of themes in Breaking Bad. Walter White is discussed as father, psychopath and scientist and as an example... more...

  • The Comic Galaxy of Mystery Science Theater 3000by Chris Morgan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    One of the most original shows in the history of television, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a beloved cult hit built on the back of another cult phenomenon: the bad movie. The show's premise involved a man and some robots watching cheesy movies and cracking jokes. Over its 197 episodes, MST3K developed a passionate fan base that took it from a... more...

  • Cinema Civil Rightsby Ellen C. Scott

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    From Al Jolson in blackface to Song of the South, there is a long history of racism in Hollywood film. Yet as early as the 1930s, movie studios carefully vetted their releases, removing racially offensive language like the ?N-word.? This censorship did not stem from purely humanitarian concerns, but rather from worries about boycotts from civil rights... more...

  • Internet Drama and Mystery Television Series, 1996-2014by Vincent Terrace

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Created around the world and available only on the Web, internet "television" series are independently produced, mostly low budget shows that often feature talented but unknown performers. Typically financed through online crowd-funding, they are produced with borrowed equipment and volunteer casts and crews, and viewers find them through... more...

  • Children's Film in the Digital Ageby Karin Beeler; Stan Beeler

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

    Films of the past 15 years have been released in a number of formats and reflect a reconceptualization of film genres, audiences and the impact of technology on adaptation. Focusing on multiple audiences, film adaptation, nationalism, globalism and consumer culture, this collection of new essays explores how children's film can be re-examined alongside... more...

  • The Cinema of Ang Leeby Whitney Crothers Dilley

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Through suggestive readings of gender and identity, this book explores the international appeal of an acclaimed contemporary director. The author has revised the book?s introduction to reflect Ang Lee?s new films and their global reception and adds to the text a consideration of new developments in Chinese film, recent critiques of Brokeback Mountain... more...

  • Two Lenses on the Korean Ethosby Keumsil Kim Yoon; Bruce Williams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    A war-torn country only 60 years ago, South Korea has since achieved prodigious growth and global integration, experiencing rapid industrialization and seeing its cultural exports gain international popularity. Because of this rapid transformation, an investigation of the Korean ethos--the shared self-concept woven through the divergent social contexts... more...

  • Film Studies For Dummiesby James Cateridge

    Wiley 2015; US$ 21.20

    Make sense of the world of cinema Want to pull back the curtain on film? This hands-on, friendly guide unravels the complexities of film and helps you put cinema into a cultural context. You'll get an easy-to-follow introduction to different film genres and styles, learn about the history of cinema, get to know who makes up a filmmaking team, explore... more...