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  • Troyby Martin M. Winkler

    Wiley 2009; US$ 148.95 US$ 129.09

    This is the first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives . The first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. Examines... more...

  • The Films of Ingmar Bergmanby Dr Laura Hubner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    Hubner is one of the first to analyze 'illusion' (the mask, identity, dreams and visions) in key films by Bergman and position this within cultural and artistic influences on Bergman's creative output, the phenomenon of Bergman as 'art film' director, modernism and postmodernism, and emerging feminist discourses on the multiplicity of identity. more...

  • Traumatic Encounters in Italian Filmby Fabio Vighi

    Intellect Books Ltd 2006; US$ 44.00

    Traumatic Encounters brings together film and psychoanalysis in an vibrantly original way. By fusing Lacanian theory with Italian cinema, the book excavates the repressed knowledge that lurks in the subconscious structure of the film narrative. Essentially, the book explores the relationship between filmmaking and its subliminal underside by locating... more...

  • Politics of Contemporary European Cinemaby Mike Wayne

    Intellect Books Ltd 2002; US$ 32.00

    How does contemporary European Cinema reflect the drive for political and economic integration and recent trends in globalisation, if at all? This book is a valuable excursion into the politics of European cinema and extensively addresses questions like this. Mike Wayne identifies some key themes pertinent to a study of the contemporary cultural and... more...

  • Action Figuresby Mark Gallagher

    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...

  • 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...

  • Bronze Screenby Rosa Linda Fregoso

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 55.50

    Explores Chicana and Chicano popular culture through contemporary representations in both Hollywood commercial and independent cinema. Rosa Linda Fregoso?s The Bronze Screen opens the way for international debate on the new critical field of Chicano/a cinema. Fregoso provides an incisive articulation of the ways in which narrative codes in film... more...

  • Bad Womenby Janet Staiger

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 97.50

    Bad Women takes us back to this time of massive social, cultural, and economic change to show us how American cinema gave women and women?s sexuality images useful to the new consumer culture of the early 1900s and its exploitation of sexual pleasure. Rich in historical detail and theoretical insight, this book offers an original depiction of a culture... more...

  • Allegories of Underdevelopmentby Ismail Xavier

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 67.50

    Focusing on a variety of filmmaker's use of narrative allegories for the ?conservative modernization? Brazil and other nations underwent in the 1960s and 1970s, Ismail Xavier examines the way Cinema Novo transformed Brazil's cultural memory. Includes discussions of Black God, White Devil, Land in Anguish, Red Light Bandit, Macunaíma, Antônio... more...

  • Framing Latin American Cinemaby Ann Marie Stock; Ambrosio Fornet

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 57.00

    This illuminating analysis embraces multiple modes of scholarship, juxtaposes feature films and documentaries, and locates cinema within larger cultural debates. more...