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- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00
What accounts for the massive global popularity of action films and adventure literature? How do men and women respond to iconic screen stars such as Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve McQueen, and Charlton Heston? Action genres have been Hollywood's most profitable global exports for most of its history, their male heroes the subject of much... more...
- 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...
- 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 decades best films.... more...
- 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00
"A rarity in the world of movie literature: A first-rate, broad-gauged (and deliciously readable) cultural history." -Richard Schickel, Los Angeles Times "A landmark new film book . . . sifts through the evidence with reportorial acumen and great care, conjuring up the social and cultural history of a lost world and drawing on sharp new interviews... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 17.00
A smug glance at the seventiesthe so-called Me Decadeunveils a kaleidoscope of big hair, blaring music, and broken politicsall 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00
Alternative worlds in films such as The Wizard of Oz, Its 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...