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  • Screening Woolfby Earl G. Ingersoll

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 74.99

    Screening Woolf: Virginia Woolf and/on/in Film examines the three film adaptations of her novels To the Lighthouse, Orlando, Mrs. Dalloway ; her theorizing about film and its impact on her thinking about fiction; and her central role in the David Hare/Stephen Daldry adaptation of Michael Cunningham?s Pulitzer Prize ? winning novel The Hours... more...

  • J.J. Abrams vs. Joss Whedonby Wendy Sterba

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 35.99

    In J.J. Abrams vs. Joss Whedon , Wendy Sterba compares the parallel careers in film and television of two creative masterminds?pitting one against the other in a light-hearted competition. The author looks back upon the beginnings of both men?s careers?Whedon?s stint as a writer on Roseanne and Abrams? early scripts for films like Regarding... more...

  • The Essential Jack Nicholsonby James L. Neibaur

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 35.99

    The Essential Jack Nicholson looks at the key films in the career of one of Hollywood?s biggest stars. After a brief profile of the actor, author James L. Neibaur highlights each of Nicholson?s most important works, explaining why his performances are essential viewing. Neibaur also provides details about each film?s production, critical reaction,... more...

  • Winnie Lightnerby David L. Lightner

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 35.00

    The biography of the spunky ?Song a Minute Girl,? the first actress to have her spoken words censored more...

  • Exception Takenby Jonathan Buchsbaum

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    In Exception Taken , Jonathan Buchsbaum examines the movements that have emerged in opposition to the homogenizing force of Hollywood in global filmmaking. While European cinema was entering a steady decline in the 1980s, France sought to strengthen support for its film industry under the new Mitterrand government. Over the following decades, the... more...

  • Perpetual Carnivalby Colin MacCabe

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Upholding literature and film together as academically interwoven, Perpetual Carnival underscores the everlasting coexistence of realism and modernism, eschewing the popularly accepted view that the latter is itself a rejection of the former. more...

  • Screening Modern Irish Fiction and Dramaby R. Barton Palmer; Marc C. Conner

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.57

    This book offers the first comprehensive discussion of the relationship between Modern Irish Literature and the Irish cinema, with twelve chapters written by experts in the field that deal with principal films, authors, and directors. This survey outlines the influence of screen adaptation of important texts from the national literature on the construction... more...

  • The Extraordinary Imageby Robert P. Kolker

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    The Extraordinary Image takes readers on a fascinating journey through the lives and films of three great directors?Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, and Stanley Kubrick?seeking to identify the qualities that made them cinematic visionaries. Offering a deeply personal set of reflections on three artists who have changed the way he understands movies,... more...

  • Feasting Our Eyesby Laura Lindenfeld; Fabio Parasecoli

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Big Night (1996), Ratatouille (2007), and Julie and Julia (2009) are more than films about foodthey serve a political purpose. In the kitchen, around the table, and in the dining room, these films use cooking and eating to explore such themes as ideological pluralism, ethnic and racial acceptance, gender equality, and class flexibilitybut not... more...

  • Love and Marriage Across Social Classes in American Cinemaby Stephen Sharot

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 85.56

    This book is the first comprehensive and systematic study of cross-class romance films throughout the history of American cinema. It provides vivid discussions of these romantic films, analyses their normative patterns and thematic concerns, traces how they were shaped by inequalities of gender and class in American society, and explains why they were... more...