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An Archive of the Catastrophe
An Archive of the Catastrophe (June 2019)
The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann's Shoah
Jennifer Cazenave - Author

Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.

Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 magnum opus, Shoah, is a canonical documentary on the Holocaust—and in film history. Over the course of twelve years, Lanzmann gathered 230 hours of location filming and interviews with survivors, witnesses, and perpetrators, which he condensed into a 9½...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy-Screens
Philosophy-Screens (June 2019)
From Cinema to the Digital Revolution
Mauro Carbone - Author
Marta Nijhuis - Translator

 
 
From El Dorado to Lost Horizons
From El Dorado to Lost Horizons (April 2019)
Traditionalist Films in the Hollywood Renaissance, 1967-1972
Ken Windrum - Author

Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.

The era known as the Hollywood Renaissance is celebrated as a time when revolutionary movies broke all the rules of the previous “classical” era as part of the ferment of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Yet many films during this era did not overtly smash the system but provided more tr...(Read More)
 
 
Rumble and Crash
Rumble and Crash (February 2019)
Crises of Capitalism in Contemporary Film
Milo Sweedler - Author

Analyzes six films as allegories of capitalism’s precarious state in the early twenty-first century.

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, as the contradictions of capitalism became more apparent than at any other time since the 1920s, numerous films gave allegorical form to the crises of contemporary capitalism. Some films were overtly political in nature, while others refracted the vicissitudes of capital in stor...(Read More)
 
 
A Dream of Hitchcock
A Dream of Hitchcock (January 2019)
Murray Pomerance - Author

Explores Hitchcock’s repeated voyages into the dreamlike.

A Dream of Hitchcock examines the recurring motif of the dream in Hitchcock’s work—dreamscapes, dream processes, the dream effect—by focusing on close readings of six celebrated but often misinterpreted films: Strangers on a Train, Rebecca, Saboteur, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, and Family Plot. The Hitchcockian dream, as invoked ...(Read More)
 
 
Found in Transition
Found in Transition (November 2018)
Hong Kong Studies in the Age of China
Yiu-Wai Chu - Author

Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China.

In Found in Transition, Yiu-Wai Chu examines the fate of Hong Kong’s unique cultural identity in the contexts of both global capitalism and the increasing influence of China. Drawing on recent developments, especially with respect to language, movies, and popular songs as modes of resistance to “Mainlandization&...(Read More)
 
 
Liminal Sovereignty
Liminal Sovereignty (October 2018)
Mennonites and Mormons in Mexican Culture
Rebecca Janzen - Author

Uses cultural representations to investigate how two religious minority communities came to be incorporated into the Mexican nation.

Liminal Sovereignty examines the lives of two religious minority communities in Mexico, Mennonites and Mormons, as seen through Mexican culture. Mennonites emigrated from Canada to Mexico from the 1920s to the 1940s, and Mormons emigrated from the United States in the 1880s, left in 1912, an...(Read More)
 
 
Rule, Britannia!
Rule, Britannia! (October 2018)
The Biopic and British National Identity
Homer B. Pettey - Editor
R. Barton Palmer - Editor

Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.

Rule, Britannia! surveys the British biopic, a genre crucial to understanding how national cinema engages with the collective experience and values of its intended audience. Offering a provocative take on an aspect of filmmaking with profound cultural significance, the volume focuses on how screen biographies of prominent figu...(Read More)
 
 
Welcome to Fear City
Welcome to Fear City (October 2018)
Crime Film, Crisis, and the Urban Imagination
Nathan Holmes - Author

Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.

The early 1970s were a moment of transformation for both the American city and its cinema. As intensified suburbanization, racial division, deindustrialization, and decaying infrastructure cast the future of the city in doubt, detective films, blaxploitation, police procedurals, and heist films confronted spectators with...(Read More)
 
 
Affectual Erasure
Affectual Erasure (September 2018)
Representations of Indigenous Peoples in Argentine Cinema
Cynthia Margarita Tompkins - Author

Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.

Affectual Erasure examines how Argentine cinema has represented Indigenous peoples throughout a period spanning roughly a century. Cynthia Margarita Tompkins interrelates her discussion of films with the ethnographic context of the Indigenous peoples represented and an analysis of the affective dimensions at play. These emotions un...(Read More)
 
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