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  • Audiovisual Translation through a Gender Lensby Marcella De Marco

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 45.00

    The past decades have witnessed considerable developments in Translation Studies and, particularly, a growing interest in the cultural and ideological differences engendered by the act of translating. More recently, Audiovisual Translation has also experienced an impressive growth in terms of research developments and applications. This book focuses... more...

  • Dance and the Hollywood Latinaby Priscilla Peña Ovalle

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

     Dance and the Hollywood Latina asks why every Latina star in Hollywood history began as a dancer or danced onscreen. Introducing the concepts of "inbetween-ness" and "racial mobility" to further illuminate how racialized sexuality and the dancing female body operate in film, this book focuses on the careers of Dolores Del... more...

  • To Seek Out New Worldsby Jutta Weldes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 41.00

    This volume explores the science fiction/world politics intertext. Through detailed analyses of such texts as Blade Runner, Stalker, Star Trek, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the chapters in this volume examine the complex and sometimes contradictory relations between world politics, both as discipline and as practice, and discourses of science fiction.... more...

  • Black American Cinemaby Manthia Diawara

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    This is the first major collection of criticism on Black American cinema. From the pioneering work of Oscar Micheaux and Wallace Thurman to the Hollywood success of Spike Lee, Black American filmmakers have played a remarkable role in the development of the American film, both independent and mainstream. In this volume, the work of early Black filmmakers... more...

  • Shots in the Mirrorby Nicole Rafter

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 19.99

    Criminologist Nicole Rafter analyzes the source of the appeal of crime films, and their role in popular culture. She argues that crime films both reflect and shape our ideas about fundamental social, economic and political issues. more...

  • World Film Locationsby Santiago Oyarzabal; Michael Pigott

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    World Film Locations: Buenos Airesexplores this picturesque and passionate city (the second-largest in South America) as a stage for sociopolitical transformations and a key location in the international imagination as a site of cultural export. more...

  • De Niroby Shawn Levy

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 32.50

    REMARKABLE BIOGRAPHY OF AN ICON There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Mean Streets, the Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, the Deer Hunter , and Raging Bull all dazzled... more...

  • Bollywood and its Other(s)by Vikrant Kishore; Amit Sarwal; Parichay Patra

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    How do we define the globalized cinema and media cultures of Bollywood in an age when it has become part of the cultural diplomacy of an emerging superpower? Bollywood and Its Other(s) explores the aesthetic-philosophical questions of the other through, for example, discussions on Indian diaspora's negotiations with national identity. more...

  • Recovering 1940s Horror Cinemaby Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare; Charlie Ellbé; Kristopher Woofter; Paul Corupe; Blair Davis; Louise Fenton; Anne Golden; David Hanley; Karen Herland; Mark Jancovich; Kier-La Janisse; Cory Legassic; Peter Marra; Ian Olney; Dennis R. Perry; Selma Purac; Gary D. Rhodes; Rick Trembles

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    The 1940s is a lost decade in horror cinema, undervalued and written out of most horror scholarship. This book deconstructs persistent scholarly discourse by re-evaluating the historical, political, economic, and cultural factors of 1940s horror cinema to recover a decade of horror. more...

  • The Great Movies IIby Roger Ebert

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.00

    From America's most trusted and highly visible film critic, 100 more brilliant essays on the films that define cinematic greatness. Continuing the pitch-perfect critiques begun in The Great Movies , Roger Ebert's The Great Movies II collects 100 additional essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of love, analysis,... more...