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  • The Photoplayby Hugo Munsterberg

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist Hugo Munsterberg analyzes early films from a psychological point of view. more...

  • Intimacy in Cinemaby David Roche; Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Though intimacy has been a wide concern in the humanities, it has received little critical attention in film studies. This collection of essays investigates both the potential intimacy of cinema as a medium and the possibility of a cinema of intimacy where it is least expected. As a notion defined by binaries--inside and outside, surface and depth,... more...

  • Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory (Updated Edition)by George Beahm

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95

    REVISED, UPDATED, AND EXPANDED! The Big Bang Theory CBS?s surprise hit sitcom was recently renewed through 2017 after pulling in 19 million weekly viewers in its most recent season. Any fan who tunes in week to week wasn?t surprised. The quirky show does what so few shows manage to do: straddle the fence between cult hit and mega-popular... more...

  • The Films of Charles and Ray Eamesby Eric Schuldenfrei

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses? work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely examining how the Eameses described their work reveals how the films and exhibitions they generated were completely at odds with the earlier... more...

  • Film, Theory and Philosophyby Felicity Colman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Philosophy, and in particular continental philosophy, has provided a conceptual underpinning for cinema since its beginnings, especially in the development of cinematic aesthetics. In its turn, film has rethought the abstractions of space and time and the categories of sex and gender and has created new concepts which illuminate phenomenology, metaphysics... more...

  • The Movies in the Age of Innocenceby Edward Wagenknecht

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Upon its original publication in 1962, Edward Wagenknecht's The Movies in the Age of Innocence immediately earned recognition as a classic in the history of early cinema. A tribute to American silent film from the first-person perspective of one who grew up with the medium, the volume surveys the pre-feature and feature era of silent films from... more...

  • Harry Alan Towersby Dave Mann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Harry Alan Towers' reputation rests upon a corpus of 95 low budget productions shot post-haste in every corner of the globe. He took an integral part, however, in the development of the protocols that now underpin much transnational film production; he must thus be regarded as a pioneer. Towers' slash and burn strategy focused upon parasitic,... more...

  • The Late Works of Hayao Miyazakiby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Once a favorite of mainly art house audiences, Hayao Miyazaki's films have enjoyed increasing exposure in the West since his Spirited Away won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003. The award signaled a turning point for Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli, bringing his films prominence in the media and driving their distribution in multiple formats.... 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...

  • Race, Gender, and Film Censorship in Virginia, 1922?1965by Melissa Ooten

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book chronicles the history of movie censorship in Virginia from the 1920s to 1960s. Ooten uses the contestations surrounding film censorship as a framework for more fully understanding the dominant political, economic, and cultural hierarchies that structured Virginia in the mid-twentieth century. more...