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  • The Feel-Bad Filmby Nikolaj Lübecker

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    In recent years some of the best-known European and American art film directors have made films that place the spectator in a position of intense discomfort: Feel-Bad Films . These films systematically manipulate the spectator: sometimes by withholding information from her, sometimes by shocking her, and sometimes by seducing her in order to further... more...

  • American Smart Cinemaby Claire Perkins

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

    American Smart Cinema examines a contemporary type of US filmmaking that exists at the intersection of mainstream, art and independent cinema and often gives rise to absurd, darkly comic and nihilistic effects.Connecting the 'smart' sensibility to issues of expressive irony, generational divide and therapeutic culture, this bold new book describes... more...

  • Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Filmby Ryan Bishop

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    This book uses large scale social and cultural trends and major world events to analyse the American comedy film. This is a historical and conceptual study discussing the comedy narrative, comic traditions, and role of visual culture. The important innovators of American film comedy and the role of visual technology within cultural politic are discussed,... more...

  • American Politics in Hollywood Filmby Ian Scott

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    How is the American political landscape represented in cinema? What is the relationship between Hollywood and Washington? From Arnold Schwarzenegger's rise to the Governorship of California through to the drama of the celebrity-fuelled 2008 Presidential election, Hollywood and politics have never been more intimate.This thoroughly updated and revised... more...

  • Slow Cinemaby Tiago de Luca; Nuno Barradas Jorge

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    In the context of a frantic world that celebrates instantaneity and speed, a number of cinemas steeped in contemplation, silence and duration have garnered significant critical attention in recent years, thus resonating with a larger sociocultural movement whose aim is to rescue extended temporal structures from the accelerated tempo of late-capitalism.... more...

  • The Feel-Bad Filmby Nikolaj Lübecker

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    In recent years some of the best-known European and American art film directors have made films that place the spectator in a position of intense discomfort: Feel-Bad Films . These films systematically manipulate the spectator: sometimes by withholding information from her, sometimes by shocking her, and sometimes by seducing her in order to further... more...

  • The Operatic and the Everyday in Postwar Italian Film Melodramaby Louis Bayman

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Italian cinemas after the war were filled by audiences who had come to watch domestically-produced films of passion and pathos. These highly emotional and consciously theatrical melodramas posed moral questions with stylish flair, redefining popular ways of feeling about romance, family, gender, class, Catholicism, Italy, and feeling itself.   .... more...

  • Grindhouse Nostalgiaby David Church

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Too often dismissed as nothing more than ‘trash cinema’, exploitation films have become both earnestly appreciated cult objects and home video items that are more accessible than ever. In this wide-ranging new study, David Church explores how the history of drive-in theatres and urban grind houses has descended to the home video formats that... more...

  • Directorial Self-Fashioning in American Horror Cinemaby kooyman Ben; Steffen Hantke

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 199.95

    "An informative yet entertaining look into one of the most popular forms of global culture, the American Horror Film...Dr. Kooyman looks at the filmmaking environment and through his top-notch research logically lays out his conclusions on how some of the most popular and culturally significant directors negotiate authorial identities within the... more...

  • Political Documentary Cinema in Latin Americaby Antonio Traverso; Kristi Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    The chapters in this book show the important role that political documentary cinema has played in Latin America since the 1950s. Political documentary cinema in Latin America has a long history of tracing social injustice and suffering, depicting political unrest, intervening in periods of crisis and upheaval, and reflecting upon questions about ideology,... more...