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  • Documenting Cityscapesby Iván Villarmea Álvarez

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Film studies has traditionally addressed the presence of the city in film as an urban text inside a cinematic text, but this approach has recently evolved into the study of cinema as a technology of place. From this perspective, Documenting Cityscapes explores the way the city has been depicted by non-fiction filmmakers since the late 1970s, paying... more...

  • Anatole Litvakby Michelangelo Capua

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    During his 40-year career, director-producer Anatole Litvak (1902-1974) made films of all genres in Russia, Germany, England, France and the United States. His rootless background was cited by critics lamenting his lack of consistent style, but it also added to his mystique as a chameleon-like realisateur. Litvak directed Hollywood greats like Edward... more...

  • The Noir Westernby David Meuel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Beginning in the mid-1940s, the bleak, brooding mood of film noir began seeping into that most optimistic of film genres, the western. Story lines took on a darker tone and western films adopted classic noir elements of moral ambiguity, complex anti-heroes and explicit violence. The noir western helped set the standard for the darker science fiction,... more...

  • A State of Arrested Developmentby Kristin M. Barton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    One of the most critically-acclaimed television series of all time, Arrested Development is widely hailed as a cutting-edge comedy that broke the traditional sitcom mold. The winner of six Emmys, the series was canceled by Fox in 2006, only to be revived in 2013 via Netflix's streaming service. Beyond its innovative approach to storytelling, the... more...

  • Where the words end and my body beginsby Amber Dawn

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    Amber Dawn is a writer, filmmaker, and performance artist, and the author of the Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa and the memoir How Poetry Saved My Life (winner of the Vancouver Book Award). She is also editor of Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire and co-editor of With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn . She has an... more...

  • Orienting Hollywoodby Nitin Govil

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    ?Impressively researched and astutely argued, Orienting Hollywood will no doubt change the way we think about and research transnationalism in film and media. Govil brilliantly integrates notions of aspirational practice, affective labor, contact tropes, industrial mirroring, and cultural echoing in a compelling and original analysis. Orienting... more...

  • Machiavelli Goes to the Moviesby Eric Kasper; Troy Kozma

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Eric T. Kasper is assistant professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Troy A. Kozma is associate professor of philosophy for the University of Wisconsin Colleges. more...

  • Cinematic Quests for Identityby Maria Garcia

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 69.99

    This book examines the narrative and cinematic conventions of movies that are about the quest for identity and individuation. Chapters are devoted to individual films, such as La Belle et la Bęte , The Silence of the Lambs , The Searchers , The Deer Hunter , and The Picture of Dorian Gray , as well as considerations of films directed... more...

  • Performing Kamishibaiby Tara McGowan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Kamishibai (paper-theater), a Japanese picture-storytelling medium, is gaining global interest as we move from a text-based culture to one that emphasizes multiple semiotic systems and performance. This is the first volume to explore the potential of kamishibai as a dynamic "new" interactive medium for teaching multimodal communication and shows how... more...