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Motion pictures

  • Hayao Miyazaki's World Pictureby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Hayao Miyazaki has gained worldwide recognition as a leading figure in the history of animation, alongside Walt Disney, Milt Kahl, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Yuri Norstein and John Lasseter. In both his films and his writings, Miyazaki invites us to reflect on the unexamined beliefs that govern our lives. His eclectic body of work addresses compelling... more...

  • Starry Speculative Corpseby Eugene Thacker

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Philosophy meets horror against the backdrop of an indifferent, unhuman cosmos. more...

  • Orphans of the Eastby Constantin Parvulescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films... more...

  • The Cinema of George A. Romeroby Tony Williams

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In placing Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, the book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency of such work beyond 'splatter movie' models. The author explores the roots of naturalism in the work of Emile Zola and traces this through to the EC Comics of the... more...

  • The Use and Abuse of Cinemaby Eric Rentschler

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Eric Rentschler explores the screen fantasies and spectacles that derive from Germany?s fraught modern experience and follows the traces of these sights and sounds to the postmillenial present. Each chapters contains a stirring minidrama, discussing prominent critics and theorists such as Siegfried Kracauer and Rudolf Arnheim; key New German directors... more...

  • Cinema and Counter-Historyby Marcia Landy

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Despite claims about the end of history and the death of cinema, visual media continue to contribute to our understanding of history and history-making. In this book, Marcia Landy argues that rethinking history and memory must take into account shifting conceptions of visual and aural technologies. With the assistance of thinkers such as Gilles Deleuze... more...

  • The End of Cinema?by André Gaudreault; Philippe Marion; Timothy Barnard

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Is a film watched on a video screen still cinema? Have digital compositing, motion capture, and other advanced technologies remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted in their hypothesis of the “double birth of media,? André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion take a positive look at cinema?s ongoing digital revolution and reaffirm its central place in a... more...

  • Nollywood Starsby Noah A. Tsika

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    In this comprehensive study of Nollywood stardom around the world, Noah A. Tsika explores how the industry?s top on-screen talents have helped Nollywood to expand beyond West Africa and into the diaspora to become one of the globe's most prolific and diverse media producers. Carrying VHS tapes and DVDs onto airplanes and publicizing new methods of... more...

  • The Studios after the Studiosby J. D. Connor

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    J.D. Connor is Assistant Professor in History of Art and Film Studies at Yale University. more...

  • Documenting Cityscapesby Iván Villarmea Álvarez

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Film studies has traditionally addressed the presence of the city in film as an urban text inside a cinematic text, but this approach has recently evolved into the study of cinema as a technology of place. From this perspective, Documenting Cityscapes explores the way the city has been depicted by non-fiction filmmakers since the late 1970s, paying... more...