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  • Cinematic Bodyby Steven Shaviro

    University of Minnesota Press 1989; US$ 75.00

    Moving between Jerry Lewis and Andy Warhol, between Fassbinder’s gay sex icons and George Romero’s flesh-eating zombies, Shaviro radically critiques the Lacanian model currently popular in film theory and film studies, arguing against that model’s obsessi more...

  • The Persistence of Whitenessby Daniel Bernardi

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 33.95

    The Persistence of Whiteness investigates the representation and narration of race in contemporary Hollywood cinema. Ideologies of class, ethnicity, gender, nation and sexuality are central concerns as are the growth of the business of filmmaking. Focusing on representations of Black, Asian, Jewish, Latina/o and Native Americans identities, this... more...

  • The Naked Truthby Kevin S. Sandler

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    From parents and teachers to politicians and policymakers, there is a din of voices participating in the debate over how young people are affected by violence, strong language, and explicit sexual activity in films. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) responded to this concern in 1968 when it introduced a classification and rating system... more...

  • Armed Forcesby Robert Eberwein

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 23.95

    In war films, the portrayal of deep friendships between men is commonplace. Given the sexually anxious nature of the American imagination, such bonds are often interpreted as carrying a homoerotic subtext. In Armed Forces , Robert Eberwein argues that an expanded conception of masculinity and sexuality is necessary in order to understand... more...

  • Pictures at a Revolutionby Mark Harris

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    The epic human drama behind the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner , The Graduate , In the Heat of the Night , Doctor Doolittle , and Bonnie and Clyde -and through them, the larger story of the cultural revolution that transformed Hollywood, and America, forever It's the mid-1960s, and... more...

  • Declarations of Independenceby John Berra

    Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00

    "American Independent" cinema has been an important creative and cultural media entity for the past fifteen years. This title questions the supposed autonomy of this cinema and asks if independent film can possibly survive in the face of the mass-production and profit of Hollywood. more...

  • American Iconsby Benedikt Feldges

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Despite the work that has been done on the power of visual communication in general, and about the social influence of television in particular, television's relationship with reality is still something of a black box. Even today, the convention that the screen functions as a window on reality structures much of the production and reception of... more...

  • Cinematic Identityby Cindy Patton

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 58.50

    Cindy Patton takes Pinky as a starting point to meditate on the critical reception of this and other Òproblem filmsÓ and to explore the larger issues they raise about race, gender, and sexuality. Patton historicizes Òproblem filmsÓ and the arrival of Method acting in Hollywood, and in doing so offers new perspectives on identity... more...

  • Theology Goes to the Moviesby Clive Marsh

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 42.95

    Drawing a comparison between religion and cinema-going, this text examines a range of contemporary films in relation to key theological concepts. Cinema as a religion-like activity is explored through cognitive, affective, aesthetic and ethical levels, identifying the religious aspects in the social practice of cinema-going. Written by a leading... more...

  • Chick Flicksby Suzanne Ferriss; Mallory Young

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    From An Affair to Remember to Legally Blonde , "chick flicks" have long been both championed and vilified by women and men, scholars and popular audiences. Like other forms of "chick culture," which the editors define as a group of mostly American and British popular culture media forms focused primarily on twenty- to thirtysomething, middle-class?and... more...