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History & Criticism

  • Last Featuresby Reinhild Steingröver

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 24.95

    Last Features is the story of forgotten films made during the time of German unification. With leftover GDR funds and under chaotic conditions, a group of young East German filmmakers produced around thirty stylistically diverse films. Most of these films were lost in the political upheaval of the Wende , disappearing until the 2009 Wendeflicks... more...

  • V/Erkennungsdienste, das Kino und die Perspektive der Migrationby Nanna Heidenreich

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 38.00

    Nanna Heidenreich sets the history-making power of film and the art of migration against the apparent ahistoricity with which migration in Germany is addressed. She illustrates how the juridical category of »foreigner« is indeed as stubborn as it is socially misunderstood, yet how the cinema enacts not just the recognition (and failed recognition)... more...

  • Performing Noncitizenshipby Emma Cox

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    This exacting study examines the role that theatre, film and activism responsive to asylum seekers has played in the emergence of ‘irregular’ noncitizenship as a cornerstone idea in contemporary Australian political and social life. more...

  • The Architecture of the Illusive Distanceby Amir H. Ameri

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on three secular, institutional building types: libraries, museums and cinemas, this book explores the intricate interplay between culture and architecture. It explores the cultural imperatives which have seen to the formation of these institutions, the development of their architecture, and their transformations over time. more...

  • No More Heroes?by Carl Neville

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Neoliberalism, steroids, cocaine, deregulation and finance as reflected in the films of the 70s. more...

  • Hitchcock Lost and Foundby Alain Kerzoncuf; Charles Barr; Philip French

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Known as the celebrated director of critical and commercial successes such as Psycho (1960) and The Birds (1963), Alfred Hitchcock is famous for his distinctive visual style and signature motifs. While recent books and articles discussing his life and work focus on the production and philosophy of his iconic Hollywood-era films like Notorious... more...

  • A Galaxy Not So Far Awayby Glenn Kenny

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 8.99

    Introduction: Jedi Mind Tricks, by Glenn Kenny 13, 1977, 21 , by Jonathan Lethem Pale Starship, Pale Rider: the Ambiguous Appeal of Boba Fett , by Tom Bissell Dagobah, Nebraska , by Dan Barden Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Catcher in the Red-Eye: Episode IV: A New Goddamn Hope , by Neal Pollack A Night Out at the Memeplex... more...

  • The Lumière Galaxyby Francesco Casetti

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Francesco Casetti believes new media technologies are producing an exciting new era in cinema aesthetics. Whether we experience film in the theater, on our hand-held devices, in galleries and museums, onboard and in flight, or up in the clouds in the bits we download, cinema continues to alter our habits and excite our imaginations. Casetti travels... more...

  • Bollywood's Indiaby Priya Joshi

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In a work of dazzling interpretive virtuosity, Priya Joshi returns popular Hindi cinema to the 1970s when the term “Bollywood? was deployed to dismiss an unruly cultural product marked by its social responsiveness. Joshi analyzes the social work of popular Hindi blockbusters that, she argues, capture and challenge the diffuse aspirations of the nation.... more...

  • Cinema and Counter-Historyby Marcia Landy

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

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