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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)
 
 
Rebel Without a Cause
Rebel Without a Cause (September 2005)
Approaches to a Maverick Masterwork
J. David Slocum - Editor

Assesses the layered meanings and persistent global legacy of an American film classic.

Five decades after the production and initial release of Rebel Without a Cause, this book examines both the complicated historical moment in which the film was made as well as its continuing and pervasive influence on film today. The contributors track how the film continues to speak to diverse audiences as a touchstone for ima...(Read More)
 
 
Cavell on Film
Cavell on Film (May 2005)
William Rothman - Edited and with an introduction by


Stanley Cavell's most important writings on cinema, collected together for the first time in one volume.

This extensive collection offers a substantially complete retrospective of Stanley Cavell's previously uncollected writings on film. Cavell is the only major philosopher in the Anglo-American tradition who has made film a central concern of his work, and his work offers inspiration and new direct...(Read More)
 
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