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  • Deterritorializing the New German Cinemaby John E. Davidson

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 35.00

    Between 1961 and 1989, the New German Cinema came into being, the product of the diverse efforts of West German politicians, West German filmmakers, and foreign—chiefly American—film enthusiasts. This book takes the story of the New German Cinema beyond its strictly German context to show its relation to the international constellations of the Cold... more...

  • Comedy is a Man in Troubleby Alan Dale

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 67.50

    Comedy Is a Man in Trouble presents a lively, accessible, and lavishly illustrated look at a form of comedy that has been expanded and refashioned in film by everyone from W. C. Fields and Marion Davies to Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Here is not only an amusing look at film comedy history, but an insight into the human condition and what causes... more...

  • At Full Speedby Esther C. M. Yau

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 70.50

    Breathtaking swordplay and nostalgic love, Peking opera and Chow Yun-Fat’s cult followers—these are some of the elements of the vivid and diverse urban imagination that find form and expression in the thriving Hong Kong cinema. All receive their due in At Full Speed, a volume that captures the remarkable range and energy of a cinema that borrows, invents,... more...

  • Classic Hollywood, Classic Whitenessby Daniel Bernardi

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 79.50

    Leading scholars address the myriad ways in which America’s attitudes about race informed the production of Hollywood films from the 1920s through the 1960s. more...

  • Action Figuresby Mark Gallagher

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    What accounts for the massive global popularity of action films and adventure literature? How do men and women respond to iconic screen stars such as Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve McQueen, and Charlton Heston? Action genres have been Hollywood's most profitable global exports for most of its history, their male heroes the subject of much... more...

  • Cinematic Bodyby Steven Shaviro

    University of Minnesota Press 1989; US$ 75.00

    Moving between Jerry Lewis and Andy Warhol, between Fassbinder’s gay sex icons and George Romero’s flesh-eating zombies, Shaviro radically critiques the Lacanian model currently popular in film theory and film studies, arguing against that model’s obsessi more...

  • Cinematic Identityby Cindy Patton

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 58.50

    Cindy Patton takes Pinky as a starting point to meditate on the critical reception of this and other Òproblem filmsÓ and to explore the larger issues they raise about race, gender, and sexuality. Patton historicizes Òproblem filmsÓ and the arrival of Method acting in Hollywood, and in doing so offers new perspectives on identity... more...

  • The Persistence of Whitenessby Daniel Bernardi

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 33.95

    The Persistence of Whiteness investigates the representation and narration of race in contemporary Hollywood cinema. Ideologies of class, ethnicity, gender, nation and sexuality are central concerns as are the growth of the business of filmmaking. Focusing on representations of Black, Asian, Jewish, Latina/o and Native Americans identities, this... more...

  • American Iconsby Benedikt Feldges

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Despite the work that has been done on the power of visual communication in general, and about the social influence of television in particular, television’s relationship with reality is still something of a black box. Even today, the convention that the screen functions as a window on reality structures much of the production and reception of televisual... more...

  • The Naked Truthby Kevin S. Sandler

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 28.95

    From parents and teachers to politicians and policymakers, there is a din of voices participating in the debate over how young people are affected by violence, strong language, and explicit sexual activity in films. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) responded to this concern in 1968 when it introduced a classification and rating... more...