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  • Heroism and Gender in War Filmsby Karen A. Ritzenhoff; Jakub Kazecki

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Filmic constructions of war heroism have a profound impact on public perceptions of conflicts. Here, contributors examine the ways motifs of gender and heroism in war films are used to justify ideological positions, shape the understanding of the military conflicts, support political agendas and institutions, and influence collective memory. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hollywood Rememberedby Paul Zollo

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    In Hollywood Remembered , a wide array of Tinseltown veterans share their stories of life in the city of dreams from the days of silent pictures to the present. The 35 voices, many of whom have come to know Hollywood inside-out, range from film producers and movie stars to restaurateurs and preservationists. more...

  • Gangsters and G-Men on Screenby Gene D. Phillips

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    In this book, noted film and literature scholar Gene D. Phillips looks at the crime film genre. In addition to the usual suspects like Little Caesar , and The Godfather Part II , which he examines with a fresh perspective, Phillips also calls attention to some of the less heralded but no less worthy films and filmmakers that represent the genre.... more...

  • James Cagney Films of the 1930sby James L. Neibaur

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book provides a film-by-film look at the thirty-two movies James Cagney made during the 1930s, from his supporting role in Sinner?s Holiday (1930) to the end of the decade as an established star of Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) and The Roaring Twenties in 1939. more...

  • Literature and Film, Dispositionedby Alice Gavin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Literature and Film, Dispositioned looks to twentieth-century literature's encounter with film as a means to thinking about the locations of thought in literature and literature's location in the world. It includes readings of works by James Joyce, Henry James, and Samuel Beckett, whose Film (1965) forms a concluding focus. 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...