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Film

  • House Fullby Lakshmi Srinivas

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 37.50

    India is the largest producer and consumer of feature films in the world, far outstripping Hollywood in the number of movies released and tickets sold every year. Cinema quite simply dominates Indian popular culture, and has for many decades exerted an influence that extends from clothing trends to music tastes to everyday conversations, which are... more...

  • The Hero Maker: A Biography of Paul Brickhillby Stephen Dando-Collins

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 24.15

    The Dam Busters , The Great Escape and Reach for the Sky were all written by Paul Brickhill, an Australian hero of WWII. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth and the 25th anniversary of his death. It was 1956 and the writer from Sydney's lower North Shore had every reason to feel blessed. Former journalist Paul Brickhill was the highest-earning... more...

  • Smutty Little Moviesby Peter Alilunas

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    In the late 1970s, the adult film industry began the transition from celluloid to home video. Smutty Little Movies traces this change and examines the cultural and legal efforts to regulate, contain, limit, or eradicate pornography. Drawing on a wide variety of materials, Smutty Little Movies de-centers the film text in favor of industry histories... more...

  • Hollywood in Crisis or: The Collapse of the Realby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book discusses the collapse and transformation of the Hollywood movie machine in the twenty-first century, and the concomitant social collapse being felt in nearly every aspect of society. Winston Wheeler Dixon examines key works in cinema from the era of late-stage capitalists, analyzing Hollywood films and the current wave of cinema developed... more...

  • Theology and the Films of Terrence Malickby Christopher B. Barnett; Clark J. Elliston

    Taylor and Francis 2016; Not Available

    Terrence Malick is one of the most important and controversial filmmakers of the last few decades. Yet his renown does not stem from box office receipts, but rather from his inimitable cinematic vision that mixes luminous shots of nature, dreamlike voiceovers, and plots centered on enduring existential questions. Although scholars have thoroughly... more...

  • The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmakingby Dan Mirvish

    Taylor and Francis 2016; Not Available

    In The Cheerful Subversive?s Guide to Independent Filmmaking , celebrated Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish offers a rich exploration of the?process and culture of making low-budget, independent films.?Once labelled a "cheerful subversive" by The ? New York Times , Mirvish shares his unfiltered pragmatic approach to scriptwriting, casting,... more...

  • The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dadsby Spoke Art Gallery; Wes Anderson; Matt Zoller Seitz; Ken Harman

    Abrams 2016; US$ 23.32

    The third volume in the New York Times bestselling Wes Anderson Collection series showcases the best artwork from ?Bad Dads,? an annual exhibition of art inspired by the films of Wes Anderson.   Curated by Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, ?Bad Dads? has continued to grow and progress as a dynamic group exhibition since its inaugural show... more...

  • Mothers, Comrades, and Outcasts in East German Women's Filmby Jennifer L. Creech

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 37.99

    Mothers, Comrades, and Outcasts in East German Women's Film merges feminist film theory and cultural history in an investigation of "women?s films" that span the last two decades of the former East Germany. Jennifer L. Creech explores the ways in which these films functioned as an alternative public sphere where official ideologies of socialist progress... more...

  • Media Effects and Societyby Elizabeth M. Perse; Jennifer Lambe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; Not Available

    Grounded in theoretical principle, Media Effects and Society help students make the connection between mass media and the impact it has on society as a whole. The text also explores how the relationship individuals have with media is created, therefore helping them alleviate its harmful effects and enhance the positive ones. The range of media effects... more...

  • Hollywood Sound Design and Moviesound Newsletter: A Case Study of the End of the Analog Ageby David Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    As film students and younger fans experience "Big Hollywood Sound" in Imax presentations and digital theaters, many are also discovering action and adventure movies made well before they were born. There is a legacy to be enjoyed in the sound of these films: Blockbuster movies of the ?80?s, and ?90?s are notable for the extraordinarily dramatic impact... more...