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  • Motion(less) Picturesby Justin Remes

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Justin Remes is a special lecturer in film and literature at Oakland University. His research interests include experimental cinema, film theory, and aesthetics, and his essays have appeared in Cinema Journal, Screen, the British Journal of Aesthetics, and Film-Philosophy. 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...

  • Where the words end and my body beginsby Amber Dawn

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    Amber Dawn is a writer, filmmaker, and performance artist, and the author of the Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa and the memoir How Poetry Saved My Life (winner of the Vancouver Book Award). She is also editor of Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire and co-editor of With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn . She has an... more...

  • Orienting Hollywoodby Nitin Govil

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    ?Impressively researched and astutely argued, Orienting Hollywood will no doubt change the way we think about and research transnationalism in film and media. Govil brilliantly integrates notions of aspirational practice, affective labor, contact tropes, industrial mirroring, and cultural echoing in a compelling and original analysis. Orienting... more...

  • Cinema Approaching Realityby Victor Fan

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    In Cinema Approaching Reality, Victor Fan brings together, for the first time, Chinese and Euro-American film theories and theorists to engage in critical debates about film in Shanghai and Hong Kong from the 1920s through 1940s. His point of departure is a term popularly employed by Chinese film critics during this period, bizhen , often translated... more...

  • Complex TVby Jason Mittell

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Contents† Acknowledgments vii† Introduction 1† 1. Complexity in Context 17† 2. Beginnings 55† 3. Authorship 86† 4. Characters 118† 5. Comprehension 164† 6. Evaluation 206† 7. Serial Melodrama 233† 8. Orienting Paratexts 261† 9. Transmedia Storytelling 292† 10. Ends 319† Notes 355† Index 381† About the... more...

  • Nollywood Starsby Noah A. Tsika

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

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  • Cinematic Quests for Identityby Maria Garcia

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 69.99

    This book examines the narrative and cinematic conventions of movies that are about the quest for identity and individuation. Chapters are devoted to individual films, such as La Belle et la BÍte , The Silence of the Lambs , The Searchers , The Deer Hunter , and The Picture of Dorian Gray , as well as considerations of films directed... more...