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Film

  • American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Ageby Lucia Ricciardelli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age examines the recent challenges to the conventions of realist documentary through the lens of war documentary films by Ken Burns, Michael Moore, and Errol Morris. During the twentieth century, the invention of new technologies of audiovisual representation such as cinema, television, video, and digital... more...

  • Adaptation, Authorship, and Contemporary Women Filmmakersby Shelley Cobb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    A lively discussion of costume dramas to women's films, Shelley Cobb investigates the practice of adaptation in contemporary films made by women. The figure of the woman author comes to the fore as a key site for the representation of women's agency and the authority of the woman filmmaker. more...

  • Adaptation, Authorship, and Contemporary Women Filmmakersby Shelley Cobb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    A lively discussion of costume dramas to women's films, Shelley Cobb investigates the practice of adaptation in contemporary films made by women. The figure of the woman author comes to the fore as a key site for the representation of women's agency and the authority of the woman filmmaker. more...

  • Welcome to Our Nightmaresby Jason Norman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks--many of today's most celebrated actors began their careers on the sets of horror movies. However, the majority of performers in even the most popular horror films remain relatively unknown. This engaging collection of profiles introduces many of the actors behind the heroes, heroines, monsters... more...

  • Neuroscience in Science Fiction Filmsby Sharon Packer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    As the gap between science fiction and science fact has narrowed, films that were intended as pure fantasy at the time of their premier have taken on deeper meaning. This volume explores neuroscience in science fiction films, focusing on neuroscience and psychiatry as running themes in SF and finding correlations between turning points in "neuroscience... more...

  • Mise en Scène and Film Styleby Adrian Martin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Styles of filmmaking have changed greatly from classical Hollywood through to our digital era. So, too, have the ways in which film critics and scholars have analysed these transformations in film style. This book explores two central style concepts, mise en scène and dispositif, to illuminate a wide range of film and new media examples. more...

  • Taking Fame to Marketby Barry King

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book explores, from a sociological perspective, the relationship between acting as symbolic work and the commercialization of popular culture. Particular attention is paid to the social conditions that gave rise to stardom in the theatre and cinema, and how shifts in the marketing of stars have impacted upon contemporary celebrity culture. more...

  • Mise en Scène and Film Styleby Adrian Martin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Styles of filmmaking have changed greatly from classical Hollywood through to our digital era. So, too, have the ways in which film critics and scholars have analysed these transformations in film style. This book explores two central style concepts, mise en scène and dispositif, to illuminate a wide range of film and new media examples. more...

  • Taking Fame to Marketby Barry King

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book explores, from a sociological perspective, the relationship between acting as symbolic work and the commercialization of popular culture. Particular attention is paid to the social conditions that gave rise to stardom in the theatre and cinema, and how shifts in the marketing of stars have impacted upon contemporary celebrity culture. more...

  • Japanese and American Horrorby Katarzyna Marak

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Horror fiction is an important part of the popular culture in many modern societies. This book compares and contrasts horror narratives from two distinct cultures--American and Japanese--with a focus on the characteristic mechanisms that make them successful, and on their culturally-specific aspects. Including a number of narratives belonging to film,... more...