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  • 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$ 27.95

    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...

  • Cinematic Identityby Cindy Patton

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 58.50

    Cindy Patton takes Pinky as a starting point to meditate on the critical reception of this and other Òproblem filmsÓ and to explore the larger issues they raise about race, gender, and sexuality. Patton historicizes Òproblem filmsÓ and the arrival of Method acting in Hollywood, and in doing so offers new perspectives on identity... 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...

  • Chick Flicksby Suzanne Ferriss; Mallory Young

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    From An Affair to Remember to Legally Blonde , "chick flicks" have long been both championed and vilified by women and men, scholars and popular audiences. Like other forms of "chick culture," which the editors define as a group of mostly American and British popular culture media forms focused primarily on twenty- to thirtysomething, middle-class?and... more...

  • Uncanny Bodiesby Robert Spadoni

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95 US$ 29.71

    In 1931 Universal Pictures released Dracula and Frankenstein, two films that inaugurated the horror genre in Hollywood cinema. These films appeared directly on the heels of Hollywood's transition to sound film. Uncanny Bodies argues that the coming of sound inspired more in these massively influential horror movies than screams, creaking doors,... more...

  • 'Un-American' Hollywoodby Peter Stanfield; Frank Krutnik; Brian Neve; Steve Neale

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    ?Un-American? Hollywood   reopens the intense critical debate on the blacklist era and on the aesthetic and political work of the Hollywood Left. In a series of fresh case studies focusing on contexts of production and reception, the contributors offer exciting and original perspectives on the role of progressive politics within a capitalist media... more...

  • Chinese Documentariesby Yingchi Chu

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    In China, unlike in Western cinema, documentary film, rather than fiction film, has been the dominant mode since 1949. In recent years, documentary TV programmes have experienced a meteoric rise. Arguing that there is a gradual process of 'democratization' in the media, in which documentaries play a significant role, this book discusses various types... more...