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Avant-Gardes in Crisis
Avant-Gardes in Crisis (October 2021)
Art and Politics in the Long 1970s
Jean-Thomas Tremblay - Editor
Andrew Strombeck - Editor

Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.

Avant-Gardes in Crisis claims that the avant-gardes of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries are in crisis, in that artmaking both responds to political, economic, and social crises and reveals a crisis of confidence regarding resistance’s very possibi...(Read More)
 
 
The Holiday in His Eye
The Holiday in His Eye (October 2021)
Stanley Cavell's Vision of Film and Philosophy
William Rothman - Author

Presents an original, insightful, and compelling vision of the trajectory of Cavell's oeuvre, one that takes his kinship with Emerson as inextricably bound up with his ever-deepening thinking about movies.

From The World Viewed to Cities of Words, writing about movies was strand over strand with Stanley Cavell's philosophical work. Cavell was one of the first philosop...(Read More)
 
 
A Voyage with Hitchcock
A Voyage with Hitchcock (September 2021)
Murray Pomerance - Author

Extensive meditations on the theme of the voyage in six Hitchcock films: Psycho, The 39 Steps, The Birds, Dial M for Murder, Rich and Strange, and Suspicion.

Following from An Eye for Hitchcock and A Dream for Hitchcock, this third volume of reflections upon Alfred Hitchcock's work gives extensive meditations on six films: ...(Read More)
 
 
Alton's Paradox
Alton's Paradox (September 2021)
Foreign Film Workers and the Emergence of Industrial Cinema in Latin America
Nicolas Poppe - Author

Uses extensive archival research to explore the manifold contributions of foreign film workers to emerging film industries in Latin America from the 1930s to early 1940s.

Alton's Paradox builds upon extensive archival and primary research, but uses a single text as its point of departure—a 1934 article by the Hungarian American cinematographer John Alton in the Hollywood-pub...(Read More)
 
 
Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation
Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation (September 2021)
Brendan Hennessey - Author

Examines the place of book-to-film adaptations by one of Italy's most famous postwar film directors.

Since the beginning, much of Italian cinema has been sustained by transforming literature into moving images. This tradition of literary adaptation continues today, challenging artistic form and practice by pressuring the boundaries that traditionally separate film from its sister a...(Read More)
 
 
Unholy Trinity
Unholy Trinity (September 2021)
State, Church, and Film in Mexico
Rebecca Janzen - Author

Examines representations of religion in Mexican film from the Golden Age to the early twenty-first century.

Rebecca Janzen brings a unique applied understanding of religion to bear on analysis of Mexican cinema from the Golden Age of the 1930s onward. Unholy Trinity first examines canonical films like Emilio Fernández's María Candelaria and Río Escondido that m...(Read More)
 
 
Encountering the Impossible
Encountering the Impossible (August 2021)
The Fantastic in Hollywood Fantasy Cinema
Alexander Sergeant - Author

The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking.

Hollywood fantasy cinema is responsible for some of the most lucrative franchises produced over the past two decades, yet it remains difficult to find popular or critical consensus on what the experience of watching fantasy cinema actual...(Read More)
 
 
Seeing Symphonically
Seeing Symphonically (August 2021)
Avant-Garde Film, Urban Planning, and the Utopian Image of New York
Erica Stein - Author

Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.

Can the cinema imagine a different way of developing, using, and living in the city? Is it possible to do so using images of the extant city? Seeing Symphonically shows how a group of independent experimental, documentary, and featu...(Read More)
 
 
Curtains of Light
Curtains of Light (July 2021)
Theatrical Space in Film
George Toles - Author

Provides a new way of thinking about film's relation to theatre.

George Toles's Curtains of Light explores the ways in which various kinds of theatrical space in film engage with the film reality adjacent to them, and alter our understanding of the cinematic real. Film art is a dialogue between the world created for a film narrative and theatre spaces that confront it across...(Read More)
 
 
Perpetual Movement
Perpetual Movement (July 2021)
Alfred Hitchcock's Rope
Neil Badmington - Author

Offers both a production history and a close analysis, with a chapter for each of the film's eleven shots.

The first book-length study in English of Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1948), Perpetual Movement offers both a production history that draws extensively upon little-known archival materials, including set drawings and drafts of the screenplay, and a close examination...(Read More)
 
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