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History & Criticism

  • Makeup Manby Michael Westmore; Jake Page

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 18.99

    Headline: A peak behind the Hollywood mask by one of its foremost makeup artists In Hollywood?s heyday, almost every major studio had a Westmore heading up the makeup department. Since 1917, there has never been a time when Westmores weren?t shaping the visages of stardom. For their century-long dedication to the art of makeup, the Westmores were... more...

  • Hollywood's Hawaiiby Delia Malia Caparoso Konzett

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    Hollywood?s Hawaii is the first full-length study of the film industry?s intense engagement with Hawaii and the South Pacific from 1898 to the present. This book presents a history of cinema that examines Hawaii and the Pacific and its representation in film in the context of colonialism, war, Orientalism, occupation, military buildup, and entertainment. ... more...

  • Hollywood Aestheticby Todd Berliner

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    Hollywood Aesthetic offers the first comprehensive appraisal of Hollywood's capacity to provide aesthetic pleasure to mass audiences. Grounded in film history and in the psychological and philosophical literature in aesthetics, Hollywood Aesthetic explains how Hollywood creates, for huge numbers of people, some of their most exhilarating experiences... more...

  • Surveillance in Asian Cinemaby Karen Fang

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Critical theory and popular wisdom are rife with images of surveillance as an intrusive, repressive practice often suggestively attributed to eastern powers and opposed to western liberalism. Hollywood-dominated global media has long promulgated a geopoliticized east-west axis of freedom vs. control. This book focuses on Asian and Asia-based films... more...

  • Italian Cinemaby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2017; US$ 15.99

    From the unbridled sensuality of silent Italian films, to the neorealist classic Bitter Rice , to the astonishing imagination of Fellini and the more cerebral and fascinating movies of Antonioni, Italy has a filmic legacy unlike that of any other nation. And then there are the popular movies: the lively sword and sandal epics of the peplum era through... more...

  • Cultural Specificity in Indonesian Filmby David Hanan

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.03

    This book explores ways in which diverse regional cultures in Indonesia and their histories have been expressed in film since the early 1950s. It also explores underlying cultural dominants within the new nation, established at the end of 1949 with the achievement of independence from Dutch colonialism. It sees these dominants?for example forms of... more...

  • Chinese Film Festivalsby Chris Berry; Luke Robinson

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 95.03

    This book is the first anthology of research devoted to the booming world of Chinese film festivals, covering both mainstream and independent films. It also explores festivals in the Chinese-speaking world and festivals of Chinese films in the rest of the world. The book asks how Chinese film festivals function as sites of translation, translating... more...

  • Supermanby Ian Gordon

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    Superman is an icon of the American Way. Examining his many appearances over eighty years in comics, films, television series, and other media, Ian Gordon explores the dynamic process of mythmaking surrounding the character. Digging into comics archives, he reveals the prominent roles fans and collectors have played in remembering, interpreting, and... more...

  • Intimate Violenceby David Greven

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    Intimate Violence explores the consistent cold war in Hitchcock's films between his heterosexual heroines and his queer characters, usually though not always male. These conflicts eerily echo the tense standoff between feminism and queer theory. From a reparative psychoanalytic perspective, David Greven merges queer and feminist approaches to Hitchcock. more...

  • The Latin American (Counter-) Road Movie and Ambivalent Modernityby Nadia Lie

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 85.53

    This book offers a comprehensive and systematic overview of the flourishing genre of the contemporary Latin American road movie, of which Diarios de motocicleta and Y tu mamá también are only the best-known examples. It offers the first systematic survey of the genre and explains why the road movie is key to contemporary Latin American cinema... more...