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The Coming Death
The Coming Death (February 2022)
Traces of Mortality across East Asia
Richard F. Calichman - Author

 
 
Mexico Unmanned
Mexico Unmanned (December 2021)
The Cultural Politics of Masculinity in Mexican Cinema
Samanta Ordóñez - Author

Demonstrates how transhistorical myths of masculinity are both perpetuated and challenged in recent Mexican cinema.

Iconic images of machismo in Mexico’s classic cinema affirm the national film industry’s historical alignment with the patriarchal ideology intrinsic to the post-revolutionary state’s political culture. Filmmakers gradually turned away from the cultural nationalism of...(Read More)
 
 
The Cinematographer's Voice
The Cinematographer's Voice (December 2021)
Insights into the World of Visual Storytelling
Lindsay Coleman - Editor
Roberto Schaefer - Editor

A unique exploration of contemporary filmmaking from cinema’s ultimate insiders.

The Cinematographer's Voice is a unique exploration of contemporary filmmaking and cinematography. The distillation of more than one-hundred interviews with cinematographers from around the world, and the product of a decade's worth of scholarship, the book is not only a collection of interviews...(Read More)
 
 
The Holiday in His Eye
The Holiday in His Eye (November 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)
 
 
The Tyranny of Common Sense
The Tyranny of Common Sense (November 2021)
Mexico's Post-Neoliberal Conversion
Irmgard Emmelhainz - Author

Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.

As one of the first countries to implement a neoliberal state apparatus, Mexico serves as a prime example of the effects of neoliberal structural economic reform on our sensibility. Irgmard Emmelhainz argues that, in addition to functioning as a form of politi...(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)
 
 
Avant-Gardes in Crisis
Avant-Gardes in Crisis (September 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)
 
 
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)
 
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