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  • Understanding Film Theoryby Ruth Doughty; Christine Etherington-Wright

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 27.09

    This book shows how theory can be drawn upon to gain a greater understanding of the complexity and meaning of the films that students watch and study, making it an ideal entry point for anyone tasked with applying theory to their academic work. more...

  • Film Comedy and the American Dreamby Zach Sands

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the American Dream from the end of the Second World War... more...

  • Adjusting the Lensby Freya Schiwy; Byrt Wammack Weber

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    Adjusting the Lens offers a detailed analysis of contemporary, independent, indigenous-language audiovisual production in Mexico and in Mexican migrant communities in the United States. The contributors relate the styles and forms of collaborative and community media production to socially critical, transformative, resistant, and constitutive processes... more...

  • Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestigeby Colleen Kennedy-Karpat; Eric Sandberg

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 96.67

    This book explores the intersection between adaptation studies and what James F. English has called the “economy of prestige,” which includes formal prize culture as well as less tangible expressions such as canon formation, fandom, authorship, and performance. The chapters explore how prestige can affect many facets of the adaptation process, including... more...

  • German Culture through Filmby Robert C. Reimer; Reinhard Zachau; Margit M. Sinka

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2017; US$ 29.95

    German Culture through Film: An Introduction to German Cinema is an English-language text that serves equally well in courses on modern German film, in courses on general film studies, in courses that incorporate film as a way to study culture, and as an engaging resource for scholars, students, and devotees of cinema and film history. In its... more...

  • Still Modernismby Louise Hornby

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Casting new light on the relationship between photography and film, Still Modernism articulates the struggle between the still and the kinetic at the center of modernist culture. more...

  • Spaces of Surveillanceby Susan Flynn; Antonia Mackay

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 96.67

    In a world of ubiquitous surveillance, watching and being watched are the salient features of the lives depicted in many of our cultural productions. This collection examines surveillance as it is portrayed in art, literature, film and popular culture, and makes the connection between our sense of ‘self’ and what is ‘seen’. In our post-panoptical... more...

  • Cinema Studiesby Susan Hayward

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is essential reading for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times. Now fully revised and updated for its fifth... more...

  • Shakespeare, Bakhtin, and Filmby Keith Harrison

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 107.41

    This book explores how Bakhtin’s ideas can illuminate the compelling but uneasy fusion of Shakespeare and cinema. With a wide variety of tones, languages, cultural orientations, and thematic concerns, film directors have updated, translated, transposed, fragmented, parodied, and geographically re-situated Shakespeare. Keith Harrison illustrates... more...

  • Anatomy of the Superhero Filmby Larrie Dudenhoeffer

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 107.41

    This book addresses what a superhero body can do by developing several “x-rays” of the superbody’s sensoria, anatomic structures, internal systems, cellular organizations, and orthotic, chemical, or technological enhancements. In short, these x-rays offer what we might describe as a metamorpho-physiological approach to the superheroes in feature... more...