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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)
 
 
Cinema and the Shoah
Cinema and the Shoah (January 2010)
An Art Confronts the Tragedy of the Twentieth Century
Jean-Michel Frodon - Editor
Anna Harrison - Translator
Tom Mes - Translator

Examines the variety of cinematic responses to the Holocaust as well as the Shoah’s impact on cinematic expression itself.

From The Great Dictator to Schindler’s List, the extermination of the Jews of Europe has driven the cinema, more than any other form of artistic expression, to question its methods, techniques, and ethics. It is with reference to the Shoah that a decisive part of the t...(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)
 
 
Three Documentary Filmmakers
Three Documentary Filmmakers (March 2009)
Errol Morris, Ross McElwee, Jean Rouch
William Rothman - Editor

Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.

Film study has tended to treat documentary as a marginal form, but as the essaysin Three Documentary Filmmakers demonstrate, the films of Jean Rouch, Ross McElwee, and Errol Morris call for, and reward, the sort of criticism expected of serious works in any medium....(Read More)
 
 
Ecology and Popular Film
Ecology and Popular Film (January 2009)
Cinema on the Edge
Robin L. Murray - Author
Joseph K. Heumann - Author

Ecocritical takes on popular film.

Ecology and Popular Film examines representations of nature in mainstream film while also looking at film itself as a form of nature writing. Considering a selection of mainstream movies that embrace a wide variety of environmental themes, from the Lumières’ Oil Wells of Baku (1896) to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth (2006), Murra...(Read More)
 
 
Now Playing
Now Playing (April 2008)
Early Moviegoing and the Regulation of Fun
Paul S. Moore - Author

2009 Gertrude J. Robinson Book Prize presented by the Canadian Communication Association

Locates the origins of the mass audience and the emergence of everyday moviegoing in the culture of cities.

Using Toronto as a case study, and focusing on a period from the opening of the first theaters showcasing moving pictures in 1906 to the end of World War I, Now Playing locates the origin...(Read More)
 
 
Exile Cinema
Exile Cinema (March 2008)
Filmmakers at Work beyond Hollywood
Michael Atkinson - Editor

Offers a cross section of international fringe cinema.

Outside the shrinking American film-culture market there is a vast movie-crazed world where madmen, geniuses, and apostates roam freely, subject to a relatively minimal degree of corporate industry and spin control. In Exile Cinema, prominent film critics profile the oeuvres of working, thriving international filmmakers—from Bela Tarr to Judith Hel...(Read More)
 
 
Seoul Searching
Seoul Searching (October 2007)
Culture and Identity in Contemporary Korean Cinema
Frances Gateward - Editor

Korean cinema as industry, art form, and cultural product.

Seoul Searching is a collection of fourteen provocative essays about contemporary South Korean cinema, the most productive and dynamic cinema in Asia. Examining the three dominant genres that have led Korean film to international acclaim—melodramas, big-budget action blockbusters, and youth films—the contributors look at Korean cinema as i...(Read More)
 
 
Apocalyptic Dread
Apocalyptic Dread (March 2007)
American Film at the Turn of the Millennium
Kirsten Moana Thompson - Author

The power and presence of dread in recent American cinema.

In Apocalyptic Dread, Kirsten Moana Thompson examines how fears and anxieties about the future are reflected in recent American cinema. Through close readings of such films as Cape Fear, Candyman, Dolores Claiborne, Se7en, Signs, and War of the Worlds, Thompson argues that a longstanding American apo...(Read More)

 
 
The Death of Classical Cinema
The Death of Classical Cinema (October 2006)
Hitchcock, Lang, Minnelli
Joe McElhaney - Author

A study of three classical filmmakers and the films they made at the cusp of the modernist movement in cinema.

The Death of Classical Cinema uncovers the extremely rich yet insufficiently explored dialogue between classical and modernist cinema, examining the work of three classical filmmakers—Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, and Vincente Minnelli—and the films they made during the decline of the...(Read More)
 
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