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  • 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$ 19.96

    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...

  • American Cinema of the 1930sby Ina Rae Hark

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Probably no decade saw as many changes in the Hollywood film industry and its product as the 1930s did. At the beginning of the decade, the industry was still struggling with the transition to talking pictures. Gangster films and naughty comedies starring Mae West were popular in urban areas, but aroused threats of censorship in the heartland.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinemaby James Walters

    Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00

    Alternative worlds in films such as The Wizard of Oz, It’s a Wonderful Life, Donnie Darko and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind offer similarities and resonances to our world, but provide a way for filmmakers to address the human condition by forming a sincere and serious connection with everyday life. An illuminating new book explores the... more...

  • Entertainment Industrialisedby Gerben Bakker

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 40.00

    This study was the first to compare the film industry in Britain, France and the United States between 1890 and 1940. 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; José 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. more...

  • American Cinema 1890-1909by Andre Gaudreault

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    The essays in American Cinema 1890ű1909 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 that... more...