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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Classical Masculinity and the Spectacular Body on Filmby Daniel O'Brien

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The muscle-bound male body is a perennial feature of classically-inflected action cinema. This book reassesses these films as a cinematic form, focusing on the depiction of heroic masculinity. In particular, Hercules in his many incarnations has greatly influenced popular cultural interpretations of manliness and the exaggerated male form. more...

  • French Comedy on Screenby Rémi Fournier Lanzoni

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    French comedy films occupy a specific cultural space and are influenced by national traditions and shared cultural references, but at the same time they have always been difficult to classify. This book investigates the different methods in which these comedies textually inscribed and exemplified a variety of cultural and historical landmarks. more...

  • French Comedy on Screenby Rémi Fournier Lanzoni

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    French comedy films occupy a specific cultural space and are influenced by national traditions and shared cultural references, but at the same time they have always been difficult to classify. This book investigates the different methods in which these comedies textually inscribed and exemplified a variety of cultural and historical landmarks. more...

  • Psychosocial Explorations of Film and Television Viewingby Jo Whitehouse-Hart

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Most people have, at some point, experienced powerful, often strange and disconcerting, responses to films and television programmes of which they cannot always make sense. Drawing on insights from psychoanalysis, this book argues that the seemingly mundane and everyday activity of film and television viewing in the home is in fact extraordinary... more...