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Film

  • Petuliaby Tom Silvestri

    The Critical Press 2017; US$ 7.99

    An incisive and exciting study of Richard Lester's 1968 film classic Petulia . more...

  • Shots in the Darkby Jonathan Baumbach; Miriam Bale

    The Critical Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    The first collection of novelist Jonathan Baubach's film criticism from the "Golden Age" of film writing. more...

  • Adoption at the Moviesby Addison Cooper; Rita L. Soronen

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 17.95

    For the adoptive family that loves to watch movies, this is the ultimate collection exploring adoption. Perfect if your family struggles to talk about the difficult issues surrounding adoption, recommendations are accompanied by a discussion of the key themes. Adoption at the Movies will be a lifeline even for those who didn't know they needed one. more...

  • Godzilla on My Mindby William M. Tsutsui

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 13.99

    This year, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his first appearance on the screen, the original, uncut version of Godzilla was released in American theaters to the delight of Sci-Fi and B-Movie fans everywhere. Ever since Godzilla (or, Gojira, as he is known in Japan) crawled out of his radioactive birthplace to cut a swath of destruction through... more...

  • Eastern Westernsby Stephen Teo

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The western, one of Hollywood?s great film genres, has, surprisingly, enjoyed a revival recently in Asia and in other parts of the world, whilst at the same time declining in America. Although the western is often seen as an example of American cultural dominance, this book challenges this view. It considers the western from an Asian perspective,... more...

  • Pixar and the Aesthetic Imaginationby Eric Herhuth

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    In Pixar and the Aesthetic Imagination , Eric Herhuth draws upon film theory, animation theory, and philosophy to examine how animated films address aesthetic experience within contexts of technological, environmental, and sociocultural change. Since producing the first fully computer-animated feature film, Pixar Animation Studios has been a creative... more...

  • The Modern Supernatural and the Beginnings of Cinemaby Murray Leeder

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 85.98

    This study sees the nineteenth century supernatural as a significant context for cinema?s first years. The book takes up the familiar notion of cinema as a ?ghostly,? ?spectral? or ?haunted? medium and asks what made such association possible. Examining the history of the projected image and supernatural displays, psychical research and telepathy,... more...

  • Feeling Normalby F. Hollis Griffin

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    The explosion of cable networks, cinema distributors, and mobile media companies explicitly designed for sexual minorities in the contemporary moment has made media culture a major factor in what it feels like to be a queer person. F. Hollis Griffin demonstrates how cities offer a way of thinking about that phenomenon. By examining urban centers in... more...

  • Applied Discourse Analysisby Arthur Asa Berger

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 47.76

    This book, written in an accessible style and illustrated with drawings by the author and with many other images, discusses the basic principles of discourse theory and applies them to various aspects of popular culture, media and everyday life. Among the topics it analyzes are speed dating, advertising, jokes, language use, myths, fairy tales and... more...

  • Sonic Space in Djibril Diop Mambety's Filmsby Vlad Dima

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    The art of Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety?s cinema lies in the tension created between the visual narrative and the aural narrative. His work has been considered hugely influential, and his films bridge Western practices of filmmaking and oral traditions from West Africa. Mambety?s film Touki Bouki is considered one of the foundational works... more...