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  • Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screenby R. Barton Palmer

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    The essays in this collection analyse major adaptations of twentieth-century American fiction, with production stills and full filmographies. more...

  • My First Movie: Take Twoby Stephen Lowenstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    A sequel to the critically acclaimed My First Movie , Stephen Lowenstein once again talks to some of our most celebrated filmmakers about their debut films. Lowenstein interviews ten directors about their career-launching film and how they got the movie off the ground: how they raised the finance, found actors, searched for locations, worked with... more...

  • Love Rulesby Mark Garrett Cooper

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 67.50

    Through close study of such films as Birth of a Nation, Enoch Arden, The Crowd, Why Change Your Wife? and The Jazz Singer, Mark Garrett Cooper uncovers an intimate connection between Hollywood romances of the silent era and the empowerment of a managerial class. more...

  • American Cinema of the 1980sby Stephen Prince

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    During the 1980s, American cinema underwent enormous transformations. Blockbusters like Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and The Empire Strikes Back grabbed huge revenues for the studios. At the same time, the growth of home video led to new and creative opportunities for independent film production, resulting in many of the decade’s best films.... more...

  • Body Shotsby Jonathan Auerbach

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    This original and compelling book places the body at the center of cinema's first decade of emergence and challenges the idea that for early audiences, the new medium's fascination rested on visual spectacle for its own sake. Instead, as Jonathan Auerbach argues, it was the human form in motion that most profoundly shaped early cinema. Situating his... more...

  • American Cinema of the 1970sby Lester D. Friedman

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    A smug glance at the seventies—the so-called “Me Decade”—unveils a kaleidoscope of big hair, blaring music, and broken politics—all easy targets for satire, cynicism, and ultimately even nostalgia. American Cinema of the 1970s, however, looks beyond the strobe lights to reveal how profoundly the seventies have influenced American... more...

  • Cartographic Cinemaby Tom Conley

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    Maps and movies tell their viewers where they are situated, what they are doing, and, to a strong degree, who they are. In this groundbreaking work, eminent scholar Tom Conley establishes the ideological power of maps in classic, contemporary, and avant-garde cinema to shape the imaginary and mediated relations we hold with the world. more...

  • American Cinema of the 1990sby Chris Holmlund; Krin Gabbard; Chris Holmlund; Linda Mizejewski; Sharon Willis; Amy Villarejo; Chuck Kleinhans; Diane Waldman; Timothy Shary; Debra White-Stanley; Caryl Flinn; Josť Capino

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    The essays in American Cinema of the 1990s examine the big-budget blockbusters and critically acclaimed independent films that defined the decade. The 1990s' most popular genre, action, channeled anxieties about global threats such as AIDS and foreign terrorist attacks into escapist entertainment movies. Horror films and thrillers were on the rise,... more...

  • American Cinema 1890-1909by Andre Gaudreault

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    The essays in American Cinema 1890-1909 explore and define how the making of motion pictures flowered into an industry that would finally become the central entertainment institution of the world. Beginning with all the early types of pictures that moved, this volume tells the story of the invention and consolidation of the various processes... more...

  • American Cinema of the 1910sby Charlie Keil; Ben Singer

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    The essays in American Cinema of the 1910s explore the rapid developments of the decade that began with D. W. Griffith's unrivaled one-reelers. By mid-decade, multi-reel feature films were profoundly reshaping the industry and deluxe theaters were built to attract the broadest possible audience. Stars like Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and... more...