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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)
 
 
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)
 
 
Immanent Frames
Immanent Frames (June 2018)
Postsecular Cinema between Malick and von Trier
John Caruana - Editor
Mark Cauchi - Editor

Explores a growing number of films and filmmakers that challenge the strict boundaries between belief and unbelief.

For some time now, thinkers across the humanities and social sciences have increasingly called into question the once-dominant view of the relationship between modernity and secularism, prompting some to speak of a “postsecular turn.” Until now, film studies has largely been silent about this developme...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Art Camp Superstar
Queer Art Camp Superstar (April 2018)
Decoding the Cinematic Cyberworld of Ryan Trecartin
Ricardo E. Zulueta - Author

The first book-length study of Trecartin’s artistic genealogy, evolving aesthetics, radical approach to digital and Internet culture, and impact on contemporary art, film, and media.

Hailed as “the most consequential artist to have emerged since the nineteen-eighties,” American artist and filmmaker Ryan Trecartin has received numerous accolades for his kaleidoscopic, multilayered movies and multimedia installa...(Read More)
 
 
Rx Hollywood
Rx Hollywood (January 2018)
Cinema and Therapy in the 1960s
Michael DeAngelis - Author

How films of the 1960s and early 1970s framed therapeutic issues as problems of human communication, and individual psychological problems as social ones.

Rx Hollywood investigates how therapy surfaced in the themes, representations, and narrative strategies of a changing film industry. In the 1960s and early 1970s, American cinema was struggling to address adult audiences who were increasingly demanding films that confr...(Read More)
 
 
Ripping England!
Ripping England! (December 2017)
Postwar British Satire from Ealing to the Goons
Roger Rawlings - Author

Examines an all too often neglected period of postwar British cinema and popular culture.

Ripping England! investigates a fertile moment for British satire—the period between 1947 and 1953, which produced the films Passport to Pimlico, Kind Hearts and Coronets, and The Lavender Hill Mob, as well as the seminal radio program The Goon Show. Against the postwar background of fading empire,...(Read More)
 
 
Are You Watching Closely?
Are You Watching Closely? (September 2017)
Cultural Paranoia, New Technologies, and the Contemporary Hollywood Misdirection Film
Seth Friedman - Author

Identifies a new genre—misdirection films—and explains its appeal to contemporary producers and audiences.

Are You Watching Closely? is the first book to explore the recent spate of “misdirection films,” a previously unidentified Hollywood genre characterized by narratives that inspire viewers to reinterpret them retrospectively. Since 1990, Hollywood has backed more of these films than ever bef...(Read More)
 
 
Gestures of Love
Gestures of Love (June 2017)
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 ...(Read More)
 
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