Postwar British Satire from Ealing to the Goons Roger Rawlings - Author
Are You Watching Closely?
Cultural Paranoia, New Technologies, and the Contemporary Hollywood Misdirection Film Seth Friedman - Author
Movies and Midrash
Popular Film and Jewish Religious Conversation Wendy I. Zierler - Author Eugene B. Borowitz - Foreword by
Gestures of Love
Romancing Performance in Classical Hollywood Cinema Steven Rybin - Author
Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen. Gestures of Love considers the viewer’s enchantment with charismatic actors in film as the starting point for closely analyzing the performance of love in movies. Written with a thoughtful adoration for the actors who move us, Steven Rybin examines several of cinema’s most beloved on-screen movie couples, including Ka...(Read More)
Technologies of Vision and Violence in American Cinema, 1967-1974 Amy Rust - Author
Investigates the cultural value of film violence. Passionate Detachments investigates the rise of graphic violence in American films of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the popular aesthetics and critical responses this violence inspired. Amy Rust examines four technologies adopted by commercial American cinema after the fall of the Hollywood Production Code: multiple-camera montage, squibs (small explosive devices) and...(Read More)
Modernisms, Hollywood, and the Cinema of Nicholas Ray Will Scheibel - Author
Reconstructs how Ray became a “rebel auteur” in cinema culture.
How does cinema culture imagine one of its favorite figures, the rebel? The reputation of the American director Nicholas Ray provides a particularly notable example. Most famous for Rebel Without a Cause, Ray has since been canonized as a “rebel auteur” and celebrated for seeking a personal vision and signature style under the industri...(Read More)
Montage and Theatricality in Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, Peter Watkins, and Lars von Trier Nenad Jovanovic - Author
Explores the influence of Bertolt Brecht’s ideas on the practice and study of cinema.
In Brechtian Cinemas, Nenad Jovanovic uses examples from select major filmmakers to delineate the variety of ways in which Bertolt Brecht’s concept of epic/dialectic theatre has been adopted and deployed in international cinema. Jovanovic critically engages Brecht’s ideas and their most influential interpretations in fi...(Read More)
Examines how postfeminism and postracialism intersect to perpetuate systemic injustice in the United States. Historicizing Post-Discourses explores how postfeminism and postracialism intersect in dominant narratives of triumphalism, white male crisis, neoliberal and colonial feminism, and multiculturalism to perpetuate systemic injustice in America. By examining various locations within popular culture, including t...(Read More)
Considers film as a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice.
In this important new contribution to Buddhist studies and Buddhist film criticism, Francisca Cho argues that films can do more than simply convey information about Buddhism. Films themselves can become a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice that enables the viewer not only to see the Buddha, but to see like the Buddha. Drawing upon her ...(Read More)