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  • Dancing with Hollywoodby Lindsay Shelton

    Awa Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    In the not-so-distant past, hardly anyone had heard of New Zealand, let alone its films. But today there has been a seismic shift. New Zealand film-makers and their films are now winning acclaim in Hollywood and with audiences around the world. Some earn huge global box office returns. Others are chosen for the top film festivals. And American production... more...

  • Fight Sports and American Masculinityby Christopher David Thrasher

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Throughout America's past, some men have feared the descent of their gender into effeminacy, and turned their eyes to the ring in hopes of salvation. This work explains how the dominant fight sports in the United States have changed over time in response to broad shifts in American culture and ideals of manhood, and presents a narrative of American... more...

  • The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realismby Hermann Kappelhoff

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Hermann Kappelhoff casts the evolution of cinema as an ongoing struggle to relate audiences to their historical moment. Appreciating cinema?s unique ability to bind concrete living conditions to individual experience (which existing political institutions cannot), he reads films by Sergei Eisenstein and Pedro Almodóvar, by the New Objectivity and... more...

  • Images of Blood in American Cinemaby Dr Kjetil Rødje

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Through studying images of blood in film from the mid-1950s to the end of the 1960s, this path-breaking book explores how blood as an (audio)visual cinematic element went from predominately operating as a signifier, providing audiences with information about a film?s plot and characters, to increasingly operating in terms of affect, potentially evoking... more...

  • Born Translatedby Rebecca L. Walkowitz

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    As a growing number of contemporary novelists write explicitly for publication in multiple languages, the genre?s form and aims are shifting. Born-translated novels include passages that appear to be written in different tongues, narrators who speak to foreign audiences, and other visual and formal techniques that treat translation as a medium rather... more...

  • Film Storiesby Michael Roemer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 49.99

    This volume contains three new screenplays ( Bedrock , Old World and New , and Falling Angels ) by the writer-director of the prize-winning films Nothing But a Man , The Plot against Harry , Vengeance Is Mine , and Pilgrim, Farewell . more...

  • Selling Sex on Screenby Karen A. Ritzenhoff; Catriona McAvoy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    The volume explores contemporary and historical films about ?marked women? in various national cinema traditions. The essays focus on the depictions of prostitution and promiscuity in visual media from Silent Film in America to Weimar Cinema in Germany, the Golden Years in Hollywood, to the present. The book also touches on the Western genre, exploitation... more...

  • Marxism and Film Activismby Ewa Mazierska; Lars Kristensen

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    In  Theses on Feuerbach , Marx writes, "The philosophers have only interpreted the world differently; the point is to change it." This collection examines how filmmakers have tried to change the world by engaging in emancipatory politics through their work, and how audiences have received them. It presents a wide spectrum of case studies, covering... more...

  • Before Marilynby Astrid Franse; Michelle Morgan

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    Before Marilyn tells the story of Marilyn Monroe's modelling career, during which time she was signed to the famous Blue Book Agency in Hollywood. The head of the agency, Miss Emmeline Snively, saw potential in the young woman and kept detailed records and correspondence throughout their professional relationship and beyond. On the day of Monroe's... more...

  • African Appropriationsby Matthias Krings

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Why would a Hollywood film become a Nigerian video remake, a Tanzanian comic book, or a Congolese music video? Matthias Krings explores the myriad ways Africans respond to the relentless onslaught of global culture. He seeks out places where they have adapted pervasive cultural forms to their own purposes as photo novels, comic books, songs, posters,... more...