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  • The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-waiby Gary Bettinson

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 59.00

    The widely acclaimed films of Wong Kar-wai are characterized by their sumptuous yet complex visual and sonic style. This study of Wong’s filmmaking techniques uses a poetics approach to examine how form, music, narration, characterization, genre, and other artistic elements work together to produce certain effects on audiences. Bettinson argues... more...

  • Transnational Representationsby James Wicks

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 64.00

    Transnational Representations focuses on a neglected period in Taiwan film scholarship: the golden age of the 1960s and 1970s, which saw innovations in plot, theme, and genre as directors highlighted the complexities of Taiwan’s position in the world. Combining a concise overview of Taiwan film history with analysis of representative Taiwan films,... more...

  • The Cinema of Ang Leeby Whitney Crothers Dilley

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Through suggestive readings of gender and identity, this book explores the international appeal of an acclaimed contemporary director. The author has revised the book?s introduction to reflect Ang Lee?s new films and their global reception and adds to the text a consideration of new developments in Chinese film, recent critiques of Brokeback Mountain... more...

  • Children's Film in the Digital Ageby Karin Beeler; Stan Beeler

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

    Films of the past 15 years have been released in a number of formats and reflect a reconceptualization of film genres, audiences and the impact of technology on adaptation. Focusing on multiple audiences, film adaptation, nationalism, globalism and consumer culture, this collection of new essays explores how children's film can be re-examined alongside... more...

  • Two Lenses on the Korean Ethosby Keumsil Kim Yoon; Bruce Williams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    A war-torn country only 60 years ago, South Korea has since achieved prodigious growth and global integration, experiencing rapid industrialization and seeing its cultural exports gain international popularity. Because of this rapid transformation, an investigation of the Korean ethos--the shared self-concept woven through the divergent social contexts... more...

  • Dreaming of Cinemaby Adam Lowenstein

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Adam Lowenstein argues that Surrealism's encounter with film can help redefine the meaning of cinematic spectatorship in an era of popular digital entertainment. Video games, YouTube channels, Blu-ray discs, and other forms of new? media have made theatrical cinema seem old.? A sense of cinema lost? has accompanied the ascent of digital media,... more...

  • Film Studies For Dummiesby James Cateridge

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.50

    Make sense of the world of cinema Want to pull back the curtain on film? This hands-on, friendlyguide unravels the complexities of film and helps you put cinemainto a cultural context. You'll get an easy-to-follow introductionto different film genres and styles, learn about the history ofcinema, get to know who makes up a filmmaking team, explore... more...

  • It's in the Book, Bob!by Bob Eubanks; Matthew Scott Hansen

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 24.95

    Mischievous and irreverent, Bob Eubanks entered American homes for five decades as the host of The Newlywed Game. It's in the Book, Bob! reveals untold stories of The Newlywed Game, and much much more. Bob's career ranged from game show host to concert promoter, from rock and roll DJ to manager of many of the leading country singers. In this funny... more...

  • The Oprah Phenomenonby Jennifer Harris; Elwood Watson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Her image is iconic: Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with and inspire her audience. No longer just a name, "Oprah" has become a brand representing the talk show host's unique style of self-actualizing individualism. The cultural and economic power wielded by Winfrey merits critical evaluation. The contributors to The... more...

  • Hollywood Traitorsby Allan H. Ryskind

    Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    Allan Ryskind, son of Marx Brothers screenwriter Morrie Ryskind ( Animal Crackers, A Night at the Opera, Room Service ), exposes the ugly truth about the Communists blacklisted from the film industry. Too often, the "Hollywood Ten" brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee are memorialized as victims of an unjust witch-hunt and heroes... more...