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Wheeler Winston Dixon

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  • A History of Horrorby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Ever since horror leapt from popular fiction to the silver screen in the late 1890s, viewers have experienced fear and pleasure in exquisite combination. A History of Horror, with rare stills from classic films, is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre. Chronologically examining over fifty horror films from... more...

  • Visions of Paradiseby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 27.95

    Depictions of sex, violence, and crime abound in many of today's movies, sometimes making it seem that the idyllic life has vanished-even from our imaginations. But as shown in this unique book, paradise has not always been lost. For many years, depictions of heaven, earthly paradises, and utopias were common in popular films. Illustrated... more...

  • Death of the Mogulsby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 30.95

    Death of the Moguls is a detailed assessment of the last days of the “rulers of film” from Hollywood’s classical era, covering 20th Century-Fox, Selznick International Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures, RKO Radio Pictures, Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, Republic Pictures, Monogram Pictures and Columbia Pictures. Using rare,... more...

  • Streamingby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 24.95

    A study of how digital technology has altered contemporary filmmaking, including audience habits. -- The Chronicle of Higher Education The Chronicle of Higher Education more...

  • Cinema at the Marginsby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    "Cinema at the Margins" is a collection that aims to highlight some of the lesser-known films and filmmakers of the past that are being marginalized and forgotten in today’s reductive popular memory of movie history. more...

  • Visions of the Apocalypseby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 25.99

    Visions of the Apocalypse examines the cinema’s fascination with the prospect of nuclear and/or natural annihilation, as seen in such films as Saving Private Ryan, Bowling for Columbine, We Were Soldiers, Invasion U.S.A., The Last War, Tidal Wave, The Bed Sitting Room, The Last Days of Man on Earth and numerous others. It also considers the ways in... more...

  • Dark Humor in Films of the 1960sby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Focusing on "dark" or black comedy films in the US and the UK, Wheeler Winston Dixon provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of films and filmmakers ( Vanishing Point , Marcel Hanoun), whose work has largely been ignored, but whose influence and importance is clearly present. more...

  • Hollywood in Crisis or: The Collapse of the Realby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 50.68

    This book discusses the collapse and transformation of the Hollywood movie machine in the twenty-first century, and the concomitant social collapse being felt in nearly every aspect of society. Wheeler Winston Dixon examines key works in cinema from the era of late-stage capitalists, analyzing Hollywood films and the current wave of cinema developed... more...

  • Dark Humor in Films of the 1960sby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2015; US$ 63.59

    Focusing on "dark" or black comedy films in the US and the UK, Wheeler Winston Dixon provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of films and filmmakers (Vanishing Point, Marcel Hanoun), whose work has largely been ignored, but whose influence and importance is clearly present. more...

  • A Brief History of Comic Book Moviesby Wheeler Winston Dixon; Richard Graham

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 52.99

    A Brief History of Comic Book Movies  traces the meteoric rise of the hybrid art form of the comic book film. These films trace their origins back to the early 1940s, when the first Batman and Superman serials were made. The serials, and later television shows in the 1950s and 60s, were for the most part designed for children. But today, with the... more...