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Binghamton Babylon
Binghamton Babylon (September 2015)
Voices from the Cinema Department, 1967-1977
Scott M. MacDonald - Author
J. Hoberman - Foreword by

Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.

In Binghamton Babylon, Scott M. MacDonald documents one of the crucial moments in the history of cinema studies: the emergence of a cinema department at what was then the State University of New York at Binghamton (now Binghamton University) between 1967 and 1977. The department brought together a group of faculty and students ...(Read More)
 
 
Bombay before Bollywood
Bombay before Bollywood (March 2015)
Film City Fantasies
Rosie Thomas - Author

Traces the development of Indian cinema from the 1920s to the mid-1990s, before “Bollywood” erupted onto the world stage.

Bombay before Bollywood offers a fresh, alternative look at the history of Indian cinema. Avoiding the conventional focus on India’s social and mythological films, Rosie Thomas examines the subaltern genres of the “magic and fighting films”—the fantas...(Read More)
 
 
Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors
Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors (November 2014)
The Child Villains of Horror Film
Dominic Lennard - Author

Examines the complexities and contradictions that arise when the monsters in the movies are children.

Since the 1950s, children have provided some of horror’s most effective and enduring villains, from dainty psychopath Rhoda Penmark of The Bad Seed (1956) and spectacularly possessed Regan MacNeil of The Exorcist (1973) to psychic ghost-girl Samara of The Ring (2002) and adopted terror Esther of ...(Read More)
 
 
B Is for Bad Cinema
B Is for Bad Cinema (March 2014)
Aesthetics, Politics, and Cultural Value
Claire Perkins - Editor
Constantine Verevis - Editor

Considers films that lurk on the boundaries of acceptability in taste, style, and politics.

B Is for Bad Cinema continues and extends, but does not limit itself to, the trends in film scholarship that have made cult and exploitation films and other “low” genres increasingly acceptable objects for critical analysis. Springing from discussions of taste and value in film, these original essays ma...(Read More)
 
 
Lonely Places, Dangerous Ground
Lonely Places, Dangerous Ground (February 2014)
Nicholas Ray in American Cinema
Steven Rybin - Editor
Will Scheibel - Editor

A range of approaches to the director’s life and work.

The director of such classic Hollywood films as In a Lonely Place, Johnny Guitar, and Rebel Without a Cause, Nicholas Ray nevertheless remained on the margins of the American studio system throughout his career, and despite his cult status among auteurist critics and cinephiles, he has also remained at the margins of film schol...(Read More)
 
 
Hollywood's New Yorker
Hollywood's New Yorker (April 2013)
The Making of Martin Scorsese
Marc Raymond - Author

A fresh look at the director’s career.

When Martin Scorsese finally won an Academy Award in 2007, for The Departed, it was widely viewed as the crowning achievement of a remarkable film career. But what it also represented was an acceptance by Hollywood of a man who became a prestigious auteur precisely because of his status as an outsider from New York. For someone with a high-culture reputation...(Read More)
 
 
Native Recognition
Native Recognition (December 2012)
Indigenous Cinema and the Western
Joanna Hearne - Author

Offers a new interpretation of the century-long relationship between the Western film genre and Native American filmmaking.

In Native Recognition, Joanna Hearne persuasively argues for the central role of Indigenous image-making in the history of American cinema. Across the twentieth and into the twenty-first centuries, Indigenous peoples have been involved in cinema as performers, directors, writers, co...(Read More)
 
 
Hitchcock, Second Edition
Hitchcock, Second Edition (August 2012)
The Murderous Gaze
William Rothman - Author

An expanded edition of a classic work of film criticism, with a provocative and eloquent new chapter on Marnie, Hitchcock’s most heartfelt—and most controversial—film.

First published in 1982, William Rothman’s Hitchcock is a classic work of film criticism. Written in an engaging style that is philosophically sophisticated yet free of jargon, and using over nine hundred...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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