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  • A Hidden History of Film Styleby Christopher Beach

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The image that appears on the movie screen is the direct and tangible result of the joint efforts of the director and the cinematographer. A Hidden History of Film Style is the first study to focus on the collaborations between directors and cinematographers, a partnership that has played a crucial role in American cinema since the early years of... 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...

  • Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Historiesby Tony Williams

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 59.00

    This volume offers the first comprehensive survey of the cinema of Evans Chan, a New York-based playwright, author, and filmmaker whose acclaimed films include To Liv(e), The Map of Sex and Love, and Datong. In this collection of essays on Chan’s documentary and feature films seven experts on cultural and film studies examine the unique blending... more...

  • 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...

  • My Spirit Took You Inby Louise Troh; Christine Wicker

    Weinstein Publishing 2015; US$ 26.00

    Louise Trohfiance of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first man ever to die of Ebola in Americabreaks her silence about her experience in this deeply moving memoir, chronicling the decade-long love story that starts in Liberia and ends in an isolation ward in Dallas, Texas. more...

  • Brazilian Theater, 1970-2010by Eva Paulino Bueno; Robson Corra de Camargo

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

    How did Brazilian theater survive under the military dictatorship of 1964-1985? How did it change once the regime was over? This collection of new essays is the first to cover Brazilian theater during this period. Brazilian scholars and artists discuss the history of a theater community that not only resisted the regime but reinvented itself and continued... more...

  • The Films of Samuel Fullerby Lisa Dombrowski

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    First comprehensive study of this American original more...

  • Holy Cow!by Boze Hadleigh

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    We love animals but insult humans by calling them everything from weasels or pigs to sheep, mice, chickens, sharks, snakes, and bird-brains. Animal epithets, words, and phrases are so widespread we often take them for granted or remain ignorant of the fascinating stories and facts behind them. Spanning the entire animal kingdom, Holy Cow! explains:... more...

  • The Western in the Global Southby MaryEllen Higgins; Rita Keresztesi; Dayna Oscherwitz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The Western in the Global South investigates the Western film genre's impact, migrations, and reconfigurations in the Global South. Contributors explore how cosmopolitan directors have engaged with, appropriated, and subverted the tropes and conventions of Hollywood and Italian Westerns, and how Global South Westerns and Post-Westerns in particular... more...

  • Twenty-First Century Bollywoodby Ajay Gehlawat

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Key changes have emerged in Bollywood in the new millennium. Twenty-First Century Bollywood traces the emerging shifts in both the content and form of Bollywood cinema and examines these new tendencies in relation to the changing dynamics of Indian culture. The book historically situates these emerging trends in relation to previous norms, and develops... more...