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Performance in the Cinema of Hal Hartley

Steven Rawle
ISBN: 9781604977455

"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 Read More..

Screening Vienna: The City of Dreams in English-Language Cinema and Television

Timothy K. Conley
ISBN: 9781604979145

This book is unique in its scope (over one hundred and fifty productions from the 1920s to 2013) and in its inclusion of leading reviews of many films, references to cultural and historical studies of Vienna, and references to modern and contemporary Austrian fiction. Read More..

The Sex Goddess in American Film, 1930–1965:

Jean Harlow, Mae West, Lana Turner, and Jayne Mansfield
Jessica Hope Jordan
ISBN: 9781604976632

"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 Read More..

The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien:

Culture, Style, Voice, and Motion
Christopher Lupke
ISBN: 9781604979138

“In plain, jargon-free language replete with astute insights garnered from decades of scholarly engagement with the films of Hou Hsiao-hsien and Taiwanese cinematic and literary culture, Lupke sets out to lift the veil of the technical finesse and structural ambiguity that enshrouds much of Hou’s oeuvre and frequently frustrates film spectators. ... Lupke succeeds brilliantly. ... an abundance of insights and a wealth of information.” –MCLC Read More..

The Transported Imagination:

Australian Interwar Magazines and the Geographical Imaginaries of Colonial Modernity
Victoria Kuttainen, Susann Liebich, and Sarah Galletly
ISBN: 9781621964155

Offers a counterbalance to some of the radical nationalist accounts generated of Australian literary and cultural history from the 1890s onwards, which continue to dominate cultural and historical understanding despite the transnational turn in Australian literary and historical scholarship. Read More..

Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity:

The Birth of the Monster in Literature, Film, and Media
Andrea Wood and Brandy Schillace
ISBN: 9781604978803

Much has been written about gender and the monstrous, but sustained engagement with textual manifestations of cultural and unconscious fears and anxieties about “unnatural” reproduction has been limited. This book expands the current discourse and analyzes how fears about unnatural reproduction and monstrous offspring—and their frequent connections to the feminine—have proliferated and propagated across the very texts which are repetitively created and consumed. Read More..

Victorian Literature and Film Adaptation

Abigail Burnham Bloom and Mary Sanders Pollock
ISBN: 9781604977868

"An impressive array of international scholars analyzes films extracted from works … The essays discuss 11 Victorian authors (those on Joseph Conrad, Jane Austen, and Bram Stoker are particularly interesting); topics range from queer theory to intertextuality and film praxis. Highly recommended.” – CHOICE Read More..

The Working Class in American Film:

The Creation of Image and Culture by Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s
Robert Marcink
ISBN: 9781604977721

"Provides a well-documented survey of motion pictures that reflected and defined the working class. As the author states, this simplistic version of the responsible middle class responding to the attacks of counterculture ideals had the effect of bringing both groups into the movie theaters. What is good about Marcink's commentary is that he is merciless in pointing out weaknesses on both sides of the political spectrum as well as noting the strengths of these films. He comments on 44 films. Recommended. All readers." - CHOICE Read More..

Zhang Yimou:

Globalization and the Subject of Culture
Wendy Larson
ISBN: 9781604979756

"Larson's detailed, concrete, and brilliant close readings of the nine films also serve as a rich and useful pedagogical resource for a Chinese film course or a Chinese culture course." —Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

 

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