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History & Criticism

  • Real James Deanby Peter Winkler; George Stevens

    Chicago Review Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    In the decades following his death, many of those who knew James Dean best??actors, directors, friends, lovers (both men and women), photographers, and Hollywood columnists??shared stories of their first-person experiences with him in interviews and in the articles and autobiographies they wrote. Their recollections of Dean became lost in fragile back... more...

  • Monstrous Progenyby Lester D. Friedman; Allison B. Kavey

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Mary Shelley?s Frankenstein is itself a monster, a mythos that will not die, a corpus that keeps getting harvested for parts to animate new artistic creations. Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the Frankenstein family tree, tracing the novel?s literary and intellectual roots, analyzing the evolution of the Frankenstein... more...

  • New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media Studiesby Guy Austin

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 27.95

    Through his influential work on cultural capital and social mobility, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has provided critical insights into the complex interactions of power, class, and culture in the modern era. Ubiquitous though Bourdieu's theories are, however, they have only intermittently been used to study some of the most important forms... more...

  • Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introductionby Ashish Rajadhyaksha

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The Indian cinema sells 2.9 billion movie tickets annually, the largest in the world. Yet, as an economic entity, the Indian movie industry remains small, with an annual revenue that is 5% of Hollywood's. This volume throws light on the history of Indian cinema and the circumstances that saw the birth of one of the world's great countercultures. more...

  • Carceral Fantasiesby Alison Griffiths

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 39.99

    A groundbreaking contribution to the study of non-theatrical film exhibition, Carceral Fantasies tells the little-known story of how cinema found a home in the U.S. penitentiary system and how the prison emerged as a setting and narrative trope in modern cinema. Focusing on films shown in prisons before 1935, the book explores the unique experience... more...

  • Fast Forwardby Holly Willis

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Cinema, the primary vehicle for storytelling in the twentieth century, is being reconfigured y new media in the twenty-first. Terms such as "worldbuilding," "virtual reality," and "transmedia" introduce new methods for constructing a screenplay and experiencing and sharing a story. Similarly, 3D cinematography, hypercinema, and visual effects require... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinemaby Peter Rollberg

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 189.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on directors, performers, cinematographers, composers, designers, producers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers,... more...

  • Buñuel en Toledoby María Soledad Fernández Utrera

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 95.00

    Fernández Utrera documents and interprets Buñuel's and the Order's making of iconoclastic public art in the context of the most critical period in twentieth-century Spanish literary and art history. more...

  • Drawing the Iron Curtainby Maya Balakirsky Katz

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    Drawing the Iron Curtain tells the story of the golden age of Soviet animation and the Jewish artists who enabled it to thrive. Maya Balakirsky Katz reveals how the state-run animation studio Soyuzmultfilm served as an unlikely haven for political dissidents and brought together Jewish creative personnel from across the land. These artists used... more...

  • Techniques du cinéma (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Avant de devenir un art et une industrie, le cinéma est une somme de techniques. Du XVIIIe siècle à nos jours, mais surtout au XIXe siècle, une suite de découvertes aboutit à la mise au point des premières caméras. Par un brevet en date du 13 février 1895, les frères Lumière, Auguste et Louis, devenaient les inventeurs du cinématographe. more...