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Rule, Britannia!
Rule, Britannia! (October 2018)
The Biopic and British National Identity
Homer B. Pettey - Editor
R. Barton Palmer - Editor

Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.

Rule, Britannia! surveys the British biopic, a genre crucial to understanding how national cinema engages with the collective experience and values of its intended audience. Offering a provocative take on an aspect of filmmaking with profound cultural significance, the volume focuses on how screen biographies of prominent figu...(Read More)
Hitchcock's Moral Gaze
Hitchcock's Moral Gaze (February 2017)
R. Barton Palmer - Editor
Homer B. Pettey - Editor
Steven M. Sanders - Editor

Offers new and compelling perspectives on the deeply moral nature of Hitchcock’s films.

In his essays and interviews, Alfred Hitchcock was guarded about substantive matters of morality, preferring instead to focus on discussions of technique. That has not, however, discouraged scholars and critics from trying to work out what his films imply about such moral matters as honesty, fidelity, jealousy, courage, love, and loya...(Read More)
Invented Lives, Imagined Communities
Invented Lives, Imagined Communities (June 2016)
The Biopic and American National Identity
William H. Epstein - Editor
R. Barton Palmer - Editor

How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.

Biopics—films that chronicle the lives of famous and notorious figures from our national history—have long been one of Hollywood’s most popular and important genres, offering viewers various understandings of American national identity. Invented Lives, Imagined Communities provides the f...(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)
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