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  • Screen Actingby Peter Kramer; Alan Lovell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    While not everyone would agree with Alfred Hitchcock's notorious remark that 'actors are cattle', there is little understanding of the work film actors do. Yet audience enthusiasm for, or dislike of, actors and their style of performance is a crucial part of the film-going experience. Screen Acting discusses the development of film acting, from the... more...

  • Film and the American Presidencyby Jeff Menne; Christian B. Long

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    The contention of Film and the American Presidency is that over the twentieth century the cinema has been a silent partner in setting the parameters of what we might call the presidential imaginary. This volume surveys the partnership in its longevity, placing stress on especially iconic presidents such as Lincoln and FDR. The contributions to this... more...

  • Buñuel and Mexicoby Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Though Luis Buñuel, one of the most important filmmakers of the twentieth century, spent his most productive years as a director in Mexico, film histories and criticism invariably pay little attention to his work during this period. The only book-length English-language study of Buñuel's Mexican films, this book is the first to explore a significant... more...

  • Making Asian American Film and Videoby Jun Okada

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Making Asian American Film and Video gives readers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the various institutions that have bankrolled and distributed the genre over the course of its fifty year evolution. Jun Okada explores how state-run media outlets like PBS served as crucial support for Asian American films, but also imposed limitations. In addition,... more...

  • The Decline of the Hollywood Empireby Hervé Fischer; Rhonda Mullins

    Talonbooks 2015; US$ 17.95

    Heralds the inevitable move from 35mm to digital distribution, which has leveled the creative playing field between Hollywood and indies. more...

  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universeby Chris Taylor

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    Chris Taylor is the deputy editor of MASHABLE, the world's largest social media and technology news website. He has covered the intersection of business and culture for two decades as a writer and editor for TIME, BUSINESS 2.0, FORTUNE SMALL BUSINESS, and FAST COMPANY. A graduate of Merton College, Oxford and the Columbia University Graduate School... more...

  • The Lumière Galaxyby Francesco Casetti

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Francesco Casetti believes new media technologies are producing an exciting new era in cinema aesthetics. Whether we experience film in the theater, on our hand-held devices, in galleries and museums, onboard and in flight, or up in the clouds in the bits we download, cinema continues to alter our habits and excite our imaginations. Casetti travels... more...

  • Bollywood's Indiaby Priya Joshi

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In a work of dazzling interpretive virtuosity, Priya Joshi returns popular Hindi cinema to the 1970s when the term “Bollywood? was deployed to dismiss an unruly cultural product marked by its social responsiveness. Joshi analyzes the social work of popular Hindi blockbusters that, she argues, capture and challenge the diffuse aspirations of the nation.... more...

  • Hitchcock Lost and Foundby Alain Kerzoncuf; Charles Barr; Philip French

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Known as the celebrated director of critical and commercial successes such as Psycho (1960) and The Birds (1963), Alfred Hitchcock is famous for his distinctive visual style and signature motifs. While recent books and articles discussing his life and work focus on the production and philosophy of his iconic Hollywood-era films like Notorious... more...

  • Film Theoryby Thomas Elsaesser; Malte Hagener

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 45.95

    What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? This is the key question for film theory, and one that Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener put at the center of their insightful and engaging book, now revised from its popular first edition. Every kind of cinema (and every film theory) first imagines an ideal spectator, and then maps certain dynamic... more...