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  • The Photoplayby Hugo Munsterberg

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist Hugo Munsterberg analyzes early films from a psychological point of view. more...

  • Film Programmingby Peter Bosma

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    This book explores artistic choices in the field of cinema exhibition, focusing on film theatres, film festivals, and film archives, setting the various issues of film curating in their international context. The availability of artistic and commercial film has increased overwhelmingly as a result of the digitization of the infrastructure of distribution... more...

  • Monstrous Children and Childish Monstersby Markus P. J. Bohlmann; Sean Moreland

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Perhaps because of the wisdom received from our Romantic forbears about the purity of the child, depictions of children as monsters have held a tremendous fascination for film audiences for decades. Numerous social factors have influenced the popularity and longevity of the monster-child trope but its appeal is also rooted in the dual concepts of the... more...

  • Sex, Sadism, Spain, and Cinemaby Nicholas G. Schlegel

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book explores how a group of films produced, distributed and exhibited under the crumbling dictatorship of Francisco Franco reflected the political, social and cultural conditions in Spain between 1968 and 1977. This work canonizes these films in relation to their historical genesis, aesthetic characteristics and their social reception. ... more...

  • Colonial Cinema in Africaby Glenn Reynolds

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In recent decades historians and film scholars have intensified their study of colonial cinema in Africa. Yet the vastness of the continent, the number of European powers involved and irregular record keeping has made uncovering the connections between imagery, imperialism and indigenous peoples difficult. This volume takes up the challenge, tracing... more...

  • Punishment in Popular Cultureby Charles J. Jr. Ogletree; Austin Sarat

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    The way a society punishes demonstrates its commitment to standards of judgment and justice, its distinctive views of blame and responsibility, and its particular way of responding to evil. Punishment in Popular Culture examines the cultural presuppositions that undergird America?s distinctive approach to punishment and analyzes punishment as a set... more...

  • Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Dayby Richard Lindsay

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    In spite of restrictive Hollywood censorship regulations, filmmakers throughout history have pushed the boundaries of sex and violence when making religious films. In this unrivaled text, author and educator Richard Lindsay analyzes the relationship between bible-based epics and "camp"?films with overwrought acting, casts of thousands, and exotic... more...

  • Black Hollywood: From Butlers to Superheroes, the Changing Role of African American Men in the Moviesby Kimberly Fain

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Moving through cinematic history decade by decade since 1910, this important volume explores the appropriation, exploitation, and agency of black performers in Hollywood by looking at the black actors, directors, and producers who have shaped the image of African American males in film. To determine how these archetypes differentiate African American... more...

  • Hollywood's Second Sexby Aubrey Malone

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    "Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in two categories," said director Otto Preminger. "One group was of women who were exploited by men, and the other, much smaller group was of women who survived by acting like men." Beginning with silent film vamp Theda Bara and continuing with icons like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and... more...