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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...

  • The Blair Witch Projectby Peter Turner

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Few films have had the influence and impact of The Blair Witch Project (1999). Its arrival was a horror cinema palette cleanser after a decade of serial killers and postmodern intertextuality, a bare bones 'found footage' trend setter. In this Devil's Advocate, Peter Turner tells the story of the film from his conception and production then provides... 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...

  • The Peter Lawford Storyby Patricia Lawford Stewart; Ted Schwarz

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    As the brother in law to JFK and a member of the Rat Pack, Peter Lawford was one of America's most acclaimed movie stars. Lawford led an extraordinary life. His story, as told by the woman who knew him best, is the always candid, sometimes shocking unveiling of the most intriguing show business personalities and significant political events of our... more...

  • Latin Hitchcockby Dona Kercher

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    This study explores how five major directorsPedro Almodvar, Alejandro Amenbar, Alex de la Iglesia, Guillermo del Toro, and Juan Jos Campanellamodeled their early careers on Hitchcock and his film aesthetics. In shadowing Hitchcock, their works embraced the global aspirations his movies epitomize. Each section of the book begins with an extensive... more...

  • Cinema Civil Rightsby Ellen C. Scott

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    From Al Jolson in blackface to Song of the South, there is a long history of racism in Hollywood film. Yet as early as the 1930s, movie studios carefully vetted their releases, removing racially offensive language like the ?N-word.? This censorship did not stem from purely humanitarian concerns, but rather from worries about boycotts from civil rights... 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...

  • Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhoodby Kristen Hatch

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In the 1930s, Shirley Temple was heralded as ?America?s sweetheart,? and she remains the icon of wholesome American girlhood, but Temple?s films strike many modern viewers as perverse. Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhood examines her early career in the context of the history of girlhood and considers how Temple?s star image emerged out... more...