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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)
 
 
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)
 
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