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History & Criticism

  • Adventure Moviesby Harvey O'Brien

    Columbia University Press 2017; US$ 21.99

    This volume examines the cinema of adventure, distinct from action and action-adventure. It argues that the adventurer is separate from the action hero and that the cinema of adventurefrom tales of gods and monsters defied by mythic heroes to stories of crusaders conquering far-flung territories, from true-life accounts of survival or death at the... more...

  • Bodies in Suspenseby Alanna Thain

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Bodies in Suspense presents a powerful new way to think through postdigital cinema and the affective turn in critical theory. According to Alanna Thain, suspense films allow us to experience the relation between two bodies: that of the film and that of the viewer. Through the ?time machine? of suspense, film form, gender, genre, and spectatorship... more...

  • Twenty First Century Horror Filmsby Douglas Keesey

    Oldcastle Books 2017; US$ 15.99

    From the vengeful ghosts of J-horror to the walking dead in 28 Days and World War Z , from the creepiness of Spain's haunted houses to the graphic gore of the New French Extremism, horror is everywhere in the twenty-first century. This lively and illuminating book explores over 100 contemporary horror films, providing insightful and provocative... more...

  • Film, Art, and the Third Cultureby Murray Smith

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 44.99

    Murray Smith presents an original approach to understanding film. He brings the arts, humanities, and sciences together to illuminate artistic creation and aesthetic experience. His 'third culture' approach roots itself in an appreciation of scientific innovation and how this has shaped the moving media. more...

  • Film as Philosophyby Bernd Herzogenrath

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Film and philosophy have much in common, and books have been written on film and philosophy. But can films be, or do, philosophy? Can they ?think?? Film as Philosophy is the first book to explore this fascinating question historically, thematically, and methodically. Bringing together leading scholars from universities across the globe, Film... more...

  • Sexographyby Nicholas de Villiers

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    The turn of the twenty-first century has witnessed an eruption of nonfiction films on sex work. The first book to examine a cross-section of this diverse and transnational body of work, Sexography confronts the ethical questions raised by ethnographic documentary and interviews with sexually marginalized subjects. Nicholas de Villiers argues that... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studiesby Thomas Leitch

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 149.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies provides a comprehensive and forward-looking treatment of adaptation in its many guises by looking at movies based on sources other than novels, including television series and radio adaptations, comic book adaptations of literary texts, novelizations, opera librettos, popular songs, and even video games. more...

  • Spanish Gothicby Xavier Aldana Reyes

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 87.78

    This book presents the first English introduction to the broad history of the Gothic mode in Spain. It focuses on key literary periods, such as Romanticism, the fin-de-siècle, spiritualist writings of the early-twentieth century, and the cinematic and literary booms of the 1970s and 2000s. With illustrative case studies, Aldana Reyes demonstrates... more...

  • A Companion to Latin American Cinemaby Maria M. Delgado; Stephen M. Hart; Randal Johnson

    Wiley 2017; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    A Companion to Latin American Cinema offers a wide-ranging collection of newly commissioned essays and interviews that explore the ways in which Latin American cinema has established itself on the international film scene in the twenty-first century. Features contributions from international critics, historians, and scholars, along with interviews... more...

  • Utopian Televisionby Michael Cramer

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Television has long been a symbol of social and cultural decay, yet many in postwar Europe saw it as the medium with the greatest potential to help build a new society and create a new form of audiovisual art. Utopian Television examines works of the great filmmakers Roberto Rossellini, Peter Watkins, and Jean-Luc Godard, all of whom looked to... more...