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  • Film Analysisby Bert Cardullo

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95

    Film Analysis: A Casebook offers an accessible introduction to film analysis through close readings of 25 historically significant films from around the world. Features a geographically diverse selection of films and directors, with representation from 20 different countries Covers many of the central films treated in today’s cinema courses,... more...

  • Movies About the Moviesby Christopher Ames

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Hundreds of Hollywood-on-Hollywood movies can be found throughout the history of American cinema, from the days of silents to the present. They include films from genres as far ranging as musical, film noir, melodrama, comedy, and action-adventure. Such movies seduce us with the promise of revealing the reality behind the camera. But, as part of the... more...

  • The Essential Cult TV Readerby David Lavery

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    The Essential Cult TV Reader is a collection of insightful essays that examine television shows that amass engaged, active fan bases by employing an imaginative approach to programming. Once defined by limited viewership, cult TV has developed its own identity, with some shows gaining large, mainstream audiences. By exploring the defining characteristics... more...

  • Columbia Picturesby Bernard F. Dick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    The recent $3.4 billion purchase of Columbia Pictures by Sony Corporation focused attention on a studio that had survived one of Hollywood's worst scandals under David Begelman, as well as ownership by Coca-Cola and David Puttnam's misguided attempt to bring back the studio's glory days. Columbia Pictures traces Columbia's history from its beginnings... more...

  • Here Comes The Showboat!by Betty Bryant

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    "I was born at the tail end of a unique and delightful era and raised on one of the last showboats to struggle for survival against the devastating crunch of progress.... Our showboat's express purpose was carrying entertainment to hundreds of thousands of river-bottom farmers along our water-bordered frontier." -- from the book Betty Bryant was... more...

  • Hollywood As Historianby Peter C. Rollins

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Motion picture images have influenced the American mind since the earliest days of film, and many thoughtful people are becoming ever more concerned about that influence, as about the pervasive influence of television. In eras of economic instability and international conflict, the film industry has not hesitated to use motion pictures for definite... more...

  • The Autonomous Imageby Armando J. Prats

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Blowup , says Armando Prats, is one of the necessary movies. It is a "living expression of the transition into the new narrative domains" in terms of man's "new vision of himself as a narrative creature in a world whose very essense is cinematic narration." Prats' work on the new humanism inherent in postwar filmmaking is a rewarding work with implications... more...

  • The Philosophy of TV Noirby Steven Sanders; Aeon J. Skoble

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The influence of classic film noir on the style and substance of television in the 1950s and 1960s has persisted to the present day. Its pervasiveness suggests the vitality of the noir depiction of human experience and the importance of TV for transmitting the legacy of film noir and producing new forms of noir. Noir television is also noteworthy... more...

  • Sharp Cutby Steven H. Gale

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 70.00

    Best known as one of the most important playwrights of the twentieth century, Harold Pinter has also written many highly regarded screenplays, including Academy Award-nominated screenplays for The French Lieutenant's Woman and Betrayal, collaborations with English director Joseph Losey, and an unproduced script for the remake of Stanley Kubrick's... more...

  • Documenting Ourselvesby Sharon R. Sherman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Since Robert Flaherty's landmark film Nanook of the North (1922) arguments have raged over whether or not film records of people and traditions can ever be "authentic." And yet never before has a single volume combined documentary, ethnographic, and folkloristic filmmaking to explore this controversy. What happens when we turn the camera on ourselves?... more...