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  • Deterritorializing the New German Cinemaby John E. Davidson

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 35.00

    Between 1961 and 1989, the New German Cinema came into being, the product of the diverse efforts of West German politicians, West German filmmakers, and foreign?chiefly American?film enthusiasts. This book takes the story of the New German Cinema beyond its strictly German context to show its relation to the international constellations of the Cold... more...

  • Comedy is a Man in Troubleby Alan Dale

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 67.50

    Comedy Is a Man in Trouble presents a lively, accessible, and lavishly illustrated look at a form of comedy that has been expanded and refashioned in film by everyone from W. C. Fields and Marion Davies to Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Here is not only an amusing look at film comedy history, but an insight into the human condition and what causes... more...

  • At Full Speedby Esther C. M. Yau

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 70.50

    Breathtaking swordplay and nostalgic love, Peking opera and Chow Yun-Fat?s cult followers?these are some of the elements of the vivid and diverse urban imagination that find form and expression in the thriving Hong Kong cinema. All receive their due in At Full Speed, a volume that captures the remarkable range and energy of a cinema that borrows, invents,... more...

  • Classic Hollywood, Classic Whitenessby Daniel Bernardi

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 79.50

    Leading scholars address the myriad ways in which America?s attitudes about race informed the production of Hollywood films from the 1920s through the 1960s. more...

  • The Persistence of Whitenessby Daniel Bernardi

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 33.95

    The Persistence of Whiteness investigates the representation and narration of race in contemporary Hollywood cinema. Ideologies of class, ethnicity, gender, nation and sexuality are central concerns as are the growth of the business of filmmaking. Focusing on representations of Black, Asian, Jewish, Latina/o and Native Americans identities, this... more...

  • American Iconsby Benedikt Feldges

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Despite the work that has been done on the power of visual communication in general, and about the social influence of television in particular, television's relationship with reality is still something of a black box. Even today, the convention that the screen functions as a window on reality structures much of the production and reception of... more...

  • The Naked Truthby Kevin S. Sandler

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 28.95

    From parents and teachers to politicians and policymakers, there is a din of voices participating in the debate over how young people are affected by violence, strong language, and explicit sexual activity in films. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) responded to this concern in 1968 when it introduced a classification and rating... more...

  • Armed Forcesby Robert Eberwein

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 23.95

    In war films, the portrayal of deep friendships between men is commonplace. Given the sexually anxious nature of the American imagination, such bonds are often interpreted as carrying a homoerotic subtext. In Armed Forces , Robert Eberwein argues that an expanded conception of masculinity and sexuality is necessary in order to understand... more...

  • Tamil Cinemaby Selvaraj Velayutham

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Hitherto, the academic study of Indian cinema has focused primarily on Bollywood, despite the fact that the Tamil film industry, based in southern India, has overtaken Bollywood in terms of annual output. This book examines critically the cultural and cinematic representations in Tamil cinema. It outlines its history and distinctive characteristics,... more...

  • Theology Goes to the Moviesby Clive Marsh

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 42.95

    Drawing a comparison between religion and cinema-going, this text examines a range of contemporary films in relation to key theological concepts. Cinema as a religion-like activity is explored through cognitive, affective, aesthetic and ethical levels, identifying the religious aspects in the social practice of cinema-going. Written by a leading... more...