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  • Maximum Movies—Pulp Fictionsby Peter Stanfield

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    In the words of Richard Maltby . . . "Maximum Movies--Pulp Fictions describes two improbably imbricated worlds and the piece of cultural history their intersections provoked." One of these worlds comprises a clutch of noisy, garish pulp movies-- Kiss Me Deadly, Shock Corridor, Fixed Bayonets!, I Walked with a Zombie, The Lineup, Terror in a Texas... more...

  • The Cool and the Crazyby Peter Stanfield

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    In the 1950s, Hollywood made a variety of sensational movies meant to capitalize upon current events, moral panics, and popular fads. The Cool and the Crazy examines seven of the decade’s key film cycles, including short-lived trends like boxing and juvenile delinquency movies, as well as uniquely ‘50s takes on established genres like the Western.... more...

  • Hoodlum Moviesby Peter Stanfield

    Rutgers University Press 2018; US$ 28.95

    Hoodlum Movies focuses on why and how these films were made, who they were made for, and how the cycle developed through the second half of the 1960s. Despised by critics, but welcomed by exhibitors denied first-run films, these cheaply and quickly produced movies were produced to appeal to audiences of mobile youths until 1972.   more...

  • 'Un-American' Hollywoodby Peter Stanfield; Frank Krutnik; Brian Neve; Steve Neale

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    “Un-American” Hollywood   reopens the intense critical debate on the blacklist era and on the aesthetic and political work of the Hollywood Left. In a series of fresh case studies focusing on contexts of production and reception, the contributors offer exciting and original perspectives on the role of progressive politics within a capitalist media... more...

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