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- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 59.00
The widely acclaimed films of Wong Kar-wai are characterized by their sumptuous yet complex visual and sonic style. This study of Wongs filmmaking techniques uses a poetics approach to examine how form, music, narration, characterization, genre, and other artistic elements work together to produce certain effects on audiences. Bettinson argues... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 64.00
Transnational Representations focuses on a neglected period in Taiwan film scholarship: the golden age of the 1960s and 1970s, which saw innovations in plot, theme, and genre as directors highlighted the complexities of Taiwans position in the world. Combining a concise overview of Taiwan film history with analysis of representative Taiwan films,... more...
- 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 California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
Lutz Koepnick analyzes the complicated relationship between two cinemas--Hollywood's and Nazi Germany's--in this theoretically and politically incisive study. The Dark Mirror examines the split course of German popular film from the early 1930s until the mid 1950s, showing how Nazi filmmakers appropriated Hollywood conventions and how German film... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95
Though Luis Bunuel, 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 English-language study of Bunuel's Mexican films, this book is the first to explore a significant but neglected... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99
Through suggestive readings of gender and identity, this book explores the international appeal of an acclaimed contemporary director. The author has revised the book?s introduction to reflect Ang Lee?s new films and their global reception and adds to the text a consideration of new developments in Chinese film, recent critiques of Brokeback Mountain... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00
Films of the past 15 years have been released in a number of formats and reflect a reconceptualization of film genres, audiences and the impact of technology on adaptation. Focusing on multiple audiences, film adaptation, nationalism, globalism and consumer culture, this collection of new essays explores how children's film can be re-examined alongside... 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00
A war-torn country only 60 years ago, South Korea has since achieved prodigious growth and global integration, experiencing rapid industrialization and seeing its cultural exports gain international popularity. Because of this rapid transformation, an investigation of the Korean ethos--the shared self-concept woven through the divergent social contexts... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99
Adam Lowenstein argues that Surrealism's encounter with film can help redefine the meaning of cinematic spectatorship in an era of popular digital entertainment. Video games, YouTube channels, Blu-ray discs, and other forms of “new? media have made theatrical cinema seem “old.? A sense of “cinema lost? has accompanied the ascent of digital media,... more...