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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...