History & Criticism

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An in-depth exploration of the 'thriller' movie genre.

Race and the Revolutionary Impulse in The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Ivan Dixon’s 1973 film The Spook Who Sat by the Door captures the intensity of social and...

Michael Haneke's Cinema: The Ethic of the Image

Existing critical traditions fail to fully account for the impact of Austrian director, and 2009...

Understanding Film Theory

This book shows how theory can be drawn upon to gain a greater understanding of the complexity and...

Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies

Straitjacket Sexualities

Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies


Straightjacket Sexualities is the first full-length study of the racialization of Asian American...

Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the...

The Public Sphere: An Introduction

The Public Sphere

An Introduction


This book provides an introduction to the concept of the public sphere.

The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies

The Way Hollywood Tells It

Story and Style in Modern Movies

Hollywood moviemaking is one of the constants of American life, but how much has it changed since...

Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange

Brings together critically informed essays about one of the most controversial films ever made.

A Short History of Film

The history of international cinema is now available in a concise, conveniently sized, and...