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History & Criticism

  • The World and Its Doubleby Chris Fujiwara

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 31.99

    Otto Preminger was one of Hollywood's first truly independent producer/directors. He sought to address the major social, political, and historical questions of his time in films designed to appeal to a wide public. Blazing a trail in the examination of controversial issues such as drug addiction ( The Man with the Golden Arm ) and homosexuality (... more...

  • Hybrid Heritage on Screenby Elena Oliete-Aldea

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Hybrid Heritage on Screen provides a long overdue thorough analysis of the 1980s 'Raj Revival'. It examines imperial nostalgia and troubled ethnic, gender and class relations during the Thatcher Era as represented in cinema and television. more...

  • As If!by Jen Chaney

    Touchstone 2015; Not Available

    Acclaimed pop culture journalist Jen Chaney shares an oral history of the cult classic film Clueless in the ultimate written resource about one of the most influential, revered, and enduring movies of the 1990s?in celebration of its twentieth anniversary. Will we ever get tired of watching Cher navigate Beverly Hills high school and discover true... more...

  • As If!by Jen Chaney

    Touchstone 2015; Not Available

    Acclaimed pop culture journalist Jen Chaney shares an oral history of the cult classic film Clueless in the ultimate written resource about one of the most influential, revered, and enduring movies of the 1990s?in celebration of its twentieth anniversary. Will we ever get tired of watching Cher navigate Beverly Hills high school and discover true... more...

  • As If!by Jen Chaney

    Touchstone 2015; US$ 16.99

    Acclaimed pop culture journalist Jen Chaney shares an oral history of the cult classic film Clueless in the ultimate written resource about one of the most influential, revered, and enduring movies of the 1990s?in celebration of its twentieth anniversary. Will we ever get tired of watching Cher navigate Beverly Hills high school and discover true... more...

  • Discovering Short Filmsby Cynthia Felando

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    As film history's oldest and one of today's most prominent forms, the live-action short film has both historical and contemporary significance. Felando discusses the historical significance of the short film, identifies the fiction short's conventions, and offers two general research categories: the classical short and the art short. more...

  • Shakespeare on Screen: Othelloby Sarah Hatchuel; Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    An up-to-date survey of the key themes and debates surrounding screen adaptations and productions of Shakespeare's Othello. more...

  • Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Dayby Richard Lindsay

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    In spite of restrictive Hollywood censorship regulations, filmmakers throughout history have pushed the boundaries of sex and violence when making religious films. In this unrivaled text, author and educator Richard Lindsay analyzes the relationship between bible-based epics and "camp"?films with overwrought acting, casts of thousands, and exotic... more...

  • French Cinema?A Critical Filmographyby Colin Crisp

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    This invaluable resource by one of the world?s leading experts in French cinema presents a coherent overview of French cinema in the 20th century and its place and function in French society. Each filmography includes 101 films listed chronologically (Volume 1: 1929?1939 and Volume 2: 1940?1958) and provides accessible points of entry into the remarkable... more...

  • American Film Historyby Cynthia Lucia; Roy Grundmann; Art Simon

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.95

    This authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the rich and innovative history of this period in American cinema. Spanning an essential range of subjects from the early 1900s Nickelodeon to the decline of the studio system in the 1960s, it combines a broad historical context with careful readings of individual films.... more...