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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)
 
 
Race and the Suburbs in American Film
Race and the Suburbs in American Film (July 2021)
Merrill Schleier - Editor

Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.

This book is the first anthology to explore the connection between race and the suburbs in American cinema from the end of World War II to the present. It builds upon the explosion of interest in the suburbs in film, television, and fiction in the last fifteen years, concentrating exclusively on the relations...(Read More)
 
 
The Godfather and Sicily
The Godfather and Sicily (July 2021)
Power, Honor, Family, and Evil
Raymond Angelo Belliotti - Author

Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.

In this interdisciplinary work, Raymond Angelo Belliotti presents an interpretation of The Godfather as, among other things, a commentary on the transformation of personal identity within the Sicilian and Italian immigrant experience. The book explores both the novel and the film sequen...(Read More)
 
 
Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema
Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema (June 2021)
Carolyn Fornoff - Editor
Gisela Heffes - Editor

Sheds light on emergent Latin America cinema that addresses the politics of environmental destruction, the uneveness of climate change consequences, and new ways of visualizing the world beyond the human.

Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema brings together fourteen scholars to analyze Latin American cinema in dialogue with recent theories of posthumanism and eco...(Read More)
 
 
Was It Yesterday?
Was It Yesterday? (June 2021)
Nostalgia in Contemporary Film and Television
Matthew Leggatt - Editor

Explores how nostalgia operates in contemporary US film and television.

Bringing together prominent transatlantic film and media scholars, Was It Yesterday? explores the impact of nostalgia in twenty-first century American film and television. Cultural nostalgia, in both real and imagined forms, is dominant today, but what does the concentration on bringing back the past mea...(Read More)
 
 
Premises and Problems
Premises and Problems (May 2021)
Essays on World Literature and Cinema
Luiza Franco Moreira - Edited and with an introduction by

Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.

World literature, many have stressed, is a systematic category. Both literary scholars and social scientists have argued that the prestige of the major literary languages is key to establishing the shape of the overall system. In order to criti...(Read More)
 
 
Identities in Flux
Identities in Flux (February 2021)
Race, Migration, and Citizenship in Brazil
Niyi Afolabi - Author

Reevaluates the significance of iconic Afro-Brazilian figures, from slavery to post-abolition.

Drawing on historical and cultural approaches to race relations, Identities in Flux examines iconic Afro-Brazilian figures and theorizes how they have been appropriated to either support or contest a utopian vision of multiculturalism. Zumbi dos Palmares, the leader of a runaway s...(Read More)
 
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