Reveals the connections between rapacious capitalism and the rape of children. The twenty chapters—which span the analysis of childhood, celebrity culture, important books and films on pedophilia and violence, post-9/11 theology and public rhetoric, and killing for fame, in an interrelated fashion—cover intrinsically important areas of ideology.
Christian de Chalonge’s Docteur Petiot and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Delicatessen
This book seeks to establish a new way of examining not only history but contemporary manners of historical representation on film, as well as their cultural and philosophical implications. It aims to advance new ways of investigating the past with films that are, on the surface, only tangentially related to traditional manners of historical representation.
Economic Runaway or Globalization?
This collection of essays by noted experts in the field examines the economic, political and cultural roles that television and film play in our society and how international production has influenced those roles.
Faison effectively challenges the frequent assertion that the intellectual and creative sources of film noir are to be found in European thinkers and movements, and establishes film noir, like hard-boiled fiction, as a uniquely American phenomenon.
From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones
Science fiction and fantasy, with their necessarily impossible worlds, are perhaps the ultimate in neomedievalism. The focused approach of this book provides a directed pathway into the myriad medievalisms of modern popular culture. By engaging directly with genre(s), this book shows how medievalist creative texts and practices are shaped by multiple cultural forces and concerns; medievalism is never just about the Middle Ages.
The relationship of French national identity to its cinema is a well-established field. Yet so far, most studies have either taken a broad historical approach or focused on a particular director or period. Using various theoretical approaches, this book investigates an area that is––as of today––either ill or untreated by scholars: what is the relationship of film form to the historical and social reflections of a given work, whether they be overt or hidden?
Migration documentary films played an important role in promoting Australian images to the outside world. This innovative book is the first in the field that comes with a systematic and comprehensive study of migration documentary films in post-war Australia. Scholars and students whose interests include documentary films, immigration, ethnicity, national identity, and propaganda would find this book to be a valuable resource.
"A rare contribution of a readable auteur-focused monograph to film performance studies. The book's title somewhat belies its complex theoretical
framework. Overall, Rawle's analysis of performance adopts a variety of theories that prove complementary." - Scope
Myths, Movies, and the Peronist Vision
“Picturing Argentina is a much-needed and carefully researched history of film production and social and cultural influences on Argentine cinema from the thirties to the sixties. ... This study will be beneficial to anyone interested in Latin American cinema while providing essential background for understanding one of the world's major film traditions.” – Gerald Duchovnay, general editor, Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
Jean Harlow, Mae West, Lana Turner, and Jayne Mansfield
"Lavishly illustrated ... Jordan's lively discussion of the commodification of the female body in the service of the classic Hollywood star system will offer less experienced readers genuine insights into the way the system worked and how these women manipulated it to their advantage... Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers." - CHOICE