SUNY series, Cultural Studies in Cinema/Video

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Digital Diaspora

Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.

Dancing on the White Page

Investigates the literary voices of six Black women entertainers and how they negotiated the tensions between the entertainment industries and the Black community.

Irish and African American Cinema

How these two cinemas portray complex and changing notions of national and racial identity.

Detecting Men

Looks at how detective films have reflected and shaped our ideas about masculinity, heroism, law and order, and national identity.

Film Voices

Interviews with prominent filmmakers, actors, and others on the art, craft, and business of moviemaking.


Examines the many forms of cinematic "badness" over the past one hundred years, from Nosferatu to The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Celluloid Nationalism and Other Melodramas

Explores issues of representation and rebellion in Mexican and Mexican American cinema.


Explores the ways that stereotypes of heterosexuality are portrayed and constructed in film.

Shakespeare in the Cinema

A comprehensive look at film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays.

Dead Ringers

Addresses the important role of remakes in film culture, from early cinema to contemporary Hollywood.

The Films of Harold Pinter

Examines the screenplays of the master British dramatist and screenwriter Harold Pinter.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls

Examines gender roles in contemporary foreign and Hollywood films amid changing social, political, cultural, and economic conditions.

Split Screen

Explores the historical evolution of Belgian cinema as well as its contemporary situation within the evolving contexts of global media and European unity.

Structures of Desire

Examines the cultural, historical, and ideological factors influencing British cinema during World War II and the postwar years, with attention to male-female relationships as well as to utopian desires for a better postwar world.

Film Production Theory

Integrates contemporary film theory into the teaching of film production, presenting alternatives to the standard Hollywood model of filmmaking.

The Second Century of Cinema

Contemplates the future of cinema in light of emerging digital technologies and new systems of distribution.

Film Genre 2000

New essays by prominent film scholars address recent developments in American genre filmmaking.

The Cinema of Tony Richardson

Critically surveys the films of Tony Richardson, one of Britain’s most inventive directors of stage and screen.

The Films of Fred Zinnemann

Offers new perspectives on the work of a major filmmaker while making a significant contribution to the study of American cinema.

Captive Bodies

Examines the film industry's fascination with bondage and captivity.

Redirecting the Gaze

Examines the work and aspirations of women filmmakers in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, as well as in marginalized communities within the United States, with particular attention to issues of gender, race, nation, and aesthetics.

The Folklore of Consensus

Examines the Italian popular cinema's preoccupation with theatricality in the 1930s and early 1940s, arguing that theatricality was a form of politics--a politics of style.

Living Pictures

A history of the near-simultaneous emergence of moving pictures in several countries in the mid-1890s and a thorough reevaluation of the development of the technology. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book 1999

Triangulated Visions

This broad-ranging collection, the first of its kind, gathers essays on the representation of women in recent German cinema, as well as recent interviews with German women filmmakers.

The Phantom of the Cinema

The first book to focus on the representation of character in film, encompassing the art cinema, popular movies, and documentaries.