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Hitchcock at the Source
Hitchcock at the Source (September 2011)
The Auteur as Adapter
R. Barton Palmer - Editor
David Boyd - Editor

Considers the ways in which Alfred Hitchcock adapted and transformed a variety of literary works—novels, plays, and short stories—into film.

The adaptation of literary works to the screen has been the subject of increasing, and increasingly sophisticated, critical and scholarly attention in recent years, but most studies of the subject have continued to privilege literature over film by taking th...(Read More)
 
 
Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination
Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination (May 2011)
Georges Méliès's Trip to the Moon
Matthew Solomon - Editor

An authoritative and comprehensive guide to cinema’s first true blockbuster.

“Best moving pictures I ever saw.” Thus did one vaudeville theater manager describe Georges Méliès’s A Trip to the Moon [Le Voyage dans la lune], after it was screened for enthusiastic audiences in October 1902. Cinema’s first blockbuster, A Trip to the Moon still inspires such superlatives and continues to be widel...(Read More)
 
 
The Obama Effect
The Obama Effect (September 2010)
Multidisciplinary Renderings of the 2008 Campaign
Heather E. Harris - Editor
Kimberly R. Moffitt - Editor
Catherine R. Squires - Editor

Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.

November 4, 2008 ushered in a historic moment: Illinois Senator Barack Obama was elected the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. In The Obama Effect, editors Heather E. Harris, Kimberly R. Moffitt, and Catherine R. Squires bring together works that place Barack Obama’s candidacy and victory in the co...(Read More)
 
 
Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions
Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions (August 2010)
Kwai-Cheung Lo - Author

Innovative analysis of the relationship of gender to East Asian economic development.

In Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions, Kwai-Cheung Lo explores the excesses associated with the phenomenal economic growth in East Asia, including surplus capital, environmental waste, and the unbalanced ratio of men to women in the region, connecting the production of capitalist “excess&rdquo...(Read More)
 
 
Roman Candle
Roman Candle (August 2010)
The Life of Bobby Darin
David Evanier - Author

A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.

“Compelling and revealing … Roman Candle gives us the many lives of one of the great entertainers of all time, whose flame was extinguished way too soon.” — Kevin Spacey

A performer who rivaled Sinatra, Bobby Darin rose from dire poverty to...(Read More)
 
 
In the Hamptons Too
In the Hamptons Too (May 2010)
Further Encounters with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires, and Celebrities
Dan Rattiner - Author
Alec Baldwin - Foreword by

Tales of the sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of one of America’s best-known summer colonies, as told by the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers, the area’s free weekly newspaper.

As the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers, the area’s popular free newspaper, Dan Rattiner has been living in and covering the Hamptons for over fifty years, and has watche...(Read More)
 
 
Second Takes
Second Takes (April 2010)
Critical Approaches to the Film Sequel
Carolyn Jess-Cooke - Editor
Constantine Verevis - Editor

The first collection of essays devoted to the phenomenon of the film sequel.

Sequels, serials, and remakes have been a staple of cinema since the very beginning, and recent years have seen the emergence of dynamic and progressive variations of these multi-film franchises. Taking a broad range of sequels as case studies, from the Godfather movies to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Secon...(Read More)
 
 
Vampire God
Vampire God (October 2009)
The Allure of the Undead in Western Culture
Mary Y. Hallab - Author

Examines the enormous popular appeal of vampires from early Greek and Slavic folklore to present-day popular culture.

It seems we’re awash in vampires these days, in everything from movies, television shows, and novels to role-playing games, rock bands, and breakfast cereals. But what accounts for their enduring popular appeal? In Vampire God, Mary Y. Hallab examines the mythic figure of the vamp...(Read More)
 
 
Perpetual Adolescence
Perpetual Adolescence (September 2009)
Jungian Analyses of American Media, Literature, and Pop Culture
Sally Porterfield - Editor
Keith Polette - Editor
Tita French Baumlin - Editor

Explores the arrested development of American culture.

Arguing that American culture appeals to and is populated by children and adolescents who merely appear to be adult men and women, the essays in Perpetual Adolescence examine the Jungian archetype of the “eternal youth”—the puer aeternus—as it is manifested in the arrested development of American culture. From the infantili...(Read More)

 
 
Hetero
Hetero (May 2009)
Queering Representations of Straightness
Sean Griffin - Editor

Uncovers the queer nature of heterosexuality on film.

Just as feminist scholars have turned to considerations of masculinity and scholars of race have begun to consider whiteness as a category, this collection brings the insights of queer theory to bear on cinematic representations of straightness. Spanning decades and cultures, from silent Hollywood films to modern Mumbai cinema, the essays in Hetero uncov...(Read More)
 
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