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  • Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Artby Erika Balsom

    Amsterdam University Press 2013; US$ 49.95

      Once at the margins of the art world, film now occupies a prominent place in museums and galleries. Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art explores the emergence of cinema as a primary medium of artistic production, offering an in-depth inquiry into its genesis, its defining features, and its ramifications. Erika Balsom also tackles cinema... more...

  • Transition and Transformationby Bo Florin

    Amsterdam University Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    In 1923, the film director Victor Seastrom (n Sjstrm), then Sweden?s most renowned filmmaker, was recruited to Hollywood by Goldwyn Pictures, where he made eight silent pictures and one talkie in seven years, among them a 1926 version of The Scarlet Letter . What elements of Swedish cinema did he bring with him to the States, and how were these... more...

  • Mickery Theaterby Mike Pearson

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 49.99

    This is the first full-length study of the history and working practices of the Mickery Theater in Amsterdam. Between 1965 and 1991, under its noted director Ritsaert ten Cate, Mickery became renowned worldwide for promoting and presenting significant international alternative theatre companies, and for staging its own innovative productions. Through... more...

  • Films of Sam Peckinpahby Neil Fulwood

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 14.57

    A detailed look at the work of one of America's great film directors. Sam Peckinpah helped to redefine the Western, clearing the board of genre cliches in order to present an intelligent examination of the motivation behind, and effects of, violence. The accusations against Peckinpah for making violent films, both Westerns and non-Westerns, for the... more...

  • Walt Disney, from Reader to Storytellerby Kathy Merlock Jackson; Mark I. West

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Although Walt Disney is best known as a filmmaker, perhaps his greatest skill and influence was as a reader. While many would have regarded Felix Salten's Bambi and Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio as too somber for family-oriented animated films, he saw possibilities in them. He appealed to his audience by selecting familiar stories, but transformed... more...

  • Documenting Cityscapesby Ivn Villarmea lvarez

    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...

  • Anatole Litvakby Michelangelo Capua

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

    During his 40-year career, director-producer Anatole Litvak (1902-1974) made films of all genres in Russia, Germany, England, France and the United States. His rootless background was cited by critics lamenting his lack of consistent style, but it also added to his mystique as a chameleon-like realisateur. Litvak directed Hollywood greats like Edward... more...

  • The Noir Westernby David Meuel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Beginning in the mid-1940s, the bleak, brooding mood of film noir began seeping into that most optimistic of film genres, the western. Story lines took on a darker tone and western films adopted classic noir elements of moral ambiguity, complex anti-heroes and explicit violence. The noir western helped set the standard for the darker science fiction,... more...

  • A State of Arrested Developmentby Kristin M. Barton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    One of the most critically-acclaimed television series of all time, Arrested Development is widely hailed as a cutting-edge comedy that broke the traditional sitcom mold. The winner of six Emmys, the series was canceled by Fox in 2006, only to be revived in 2013 via Netflix's streaming service. Beyond its innovative approach to storytelling, the... more...

  • Shaw and the Actresses Franchise Leagueby Ellen Ecker Dolgin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Early 20th century non-commercial theaters emerged as hubs of social transformation on both sides of the Atlantic. The 1904-1907 seasons at London's Royal Court Theatre were a particularly galvanizing force, with 11 plays by Bernard Shaw--along with works by Granville Barker, John Galsworthy and Elizabeth Robins--that challenged social conventions.... more...