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Action, Action, Action
Action, Action, Action (June 2022)
The Early Cinema of Raoul Walsh
Tom Conley - Author

 
 
Hollywood Films in North Africa and the Middle East
Hollywood Films in North Africa and the Middle East (May 2022)
A History of Circulation
Nolwenn Mingant - Author

 
 
The White Indians of Mexican Cinema
The White Indians of Mexican Cinema (April 2022)
Racial Masquerade throughout the Golden Age
Mónica García Blizzard - Author

Examines the filmic representation of whiteness as indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.

The White Indians of Mexican Cinema theorizes the development of a unique form of racial masquerade—the representation of whiteness as indigeneity—during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, from the 1930s to the 1950s. Adopting a broad decolonial perspective whil...(Read More)
 
 
Writ on Water
Writ on Water (April 2022)
The Sources and Reach of Film Imagination
Charles Warren - Author

A powerful and original statement on the nature of film and the intimate relation of “film imagination” to our lives as human beings in the world.

This eloquent book draws on the author's responses to a wide range of extraordinary films—"long takes" on Altman's Nashville, Godard's Hail Mary, Makavejev's WR: Mysteries of the Organism, and von Sternberg's Blon...(Read More)
 
 
Screening #MeToo
Screening #MeToo (March 2022)
Rape Culture in Hollywood
Lisa Funnell - Editor
Ralph Beliveau - Editor

Considers how Hollywood films since the 1960s have both reflected and shaped attitudes toward rape and sexual violence.

Screening #MeToo offers an important and timely discussion of the pervasive nature of rape culture in Hollywood. Essays in the collection examine films released from the 1960s onward, a broad period that coincides with the end of the Motion Picture Producti...(Read More)
 
 
The Hard Sell of Paradise
The Hard Sell of Paradise (March 2022)
Hawai'i, Hollywood, Tourism
Jason Sperb - Author

Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.

The Hard Sell of Paradise examines how mid-twentieth-century Hollywood, negotiating the rhetoric of the tourism industry, offered a complex and contradictory vision of "Hawai'i" for its audiences. From the classic studio system and elite touris...(Read More)
 
 
The Cinematographer's Voice
The Cinematographer's Voice (February 2022)
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 Coming Death
The Coming Death (February 2022)
Traces of Mortality across East Asia
Richard F. Calichman - Author

Explores questions of death and mortality in several key texts of East Asian literature and cinema.

The Coming Death explores the question of death and mortality in several key texts of East Asian literature and cinema. By exposing the specific fields of Japanology and Sinology to the more general discourse of thanatology, Richard Calichman aims to define death more expansiv...(Read More)
 
 
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 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)
 
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