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  • Independent Chinese Documentaryby Dan Edwards

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    There has been an explosion in Chinese independent documentary making since the turn of the twenty-first century. How are we to understand this vibrant burst of activity? Are these films brave expressions of dissidence? Or a more complex attempt to expand the terms of public discourse in the People’s Republic? This timely study is based on detailed... more...

  • Bollywood and Postmodernismby Neelam Sidhar Wright

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    ‘New Bollywood’ has arrived, but its postmodern impulse often leaves film scholars reluctant to theorise its aesthetics. How do we define the style of a contemporary Bollywood film? Are Bollywood films just uninspired Hollywood rip-offs, or does their borrowing signal genuine innovation within the industry?Applying postmodern concepts and... more...

  • Extreme Asiaby Daniel Martin

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    From Japanese horror to South Korean revenge thrillers, and from the new Hong Kong crime film to Thailand’s boundary-breaking ghost stories, Western audiences have been stunned by a boom in challenging cult cinema from East Asia over the last decade. But how did this cycle of ‘Extreme’ Asian films gain such notoriety? How did distribution... 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...

  • 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...