Argues that Nietzsche’s idea of the Übermensch was a central concern of filmmakers in the 1920s and 1930s.
A deeply personal study of post-9/11 film that exposes how genre can frame the shifting meanings of the War on Terror and its impact on American law and culture.
Considers how Hollywood films since the 1960s have both reflected and shaped attitudes toward rape and sexual violence.
Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Offers both a production history and a close analysis, with a chapter for each of the film's eleven shots.
Explores how nostalgia operates in contemporary US film and television.
A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson's ambiguous racial identity.
Traces the giallo mystery/horror genre from its genesis in Italian cinema of the 1960s and 1970s to its contemporary place in the global cult-film canon.
Examines the role that Japanese girls’ magazine culture played during the twentieth century in the creation and use of the notion of shōjo, the cultural identity of adolescent Japanese girls.
Explores a growing number of films and filmmakers that challenge the strict boundaries between belief and unbelief.
Argues that Indigenous hip hop is the latest and newest assertion of Indigenous sovereignty throughout Indigenous North America.
Investigates the cultural value of film violence.
Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen.
Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.
Updated version of an engaging overview of the television situation comedy.
Examines the complexities and contradictions that arise when the monsters in the movies are children.
An interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary Confucian revival.
Explores how political activism, art, and popular culture challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by “illegal” and displaced peoples.
Considers films that lurk on the boundaries of acceptability in taste, style, and politics.
Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.
Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.
Surveys the fifty-year career of the avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara.
Essays on the politics of everyday style.
Considers the ways in which Alfred Hitchcock adapted and transformed a variety of literary works—novels, plays, and short stories—into film.
Innovative analysis of the relationship of gender to East Asian economic development.
An authoritative and comprehensive guide to cinema’s first true blockbuster.
A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.
Tales of the sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of one of America’s best-known summer colonies, as told by the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers, the area’s free weekly newspaper.
The first collection of essays devoted to the phenomenon of the film sequel.
Materially grounded analysis of contemporary film, literature, and music in Hong Kong that resists the superficial stereotypes of the “global city. ”
Examines the enormous popular appeal of vampires from early Greek and Slavic folklore to present-day popular culture.
Explores the arrested development of American culture.
Uncovers the queer nature of heterosexuality on film.
Ecocritical takes on popular film.
Essays explore the broad cultural impact of Oprah’s Book Club.
Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.
Looks at contemporary sports talk radio and its relations to both traditional and newer forms of masculinity.
A revealing look at gender issues in contemporary sport.
Explores issues of representation and rebellion in Mexican and Mexican American cinema.
Explores how filmmakers and screenwriters have used comedy and science fiction to extend the boundaries of the Frankenstein narrative.
Explores women's place in sport and exercise from a socioculture perspective.
Diverse perspectives on the “chronicle”as a literary genre and socio-cultural practice.
Uses the Sydney Olympics as a prism through which to explore recent Olympic scandals, media coverage, reform efforts, and controversies.
A comprehensive look at film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays.
Integrates contemporary film theory into the teaching of film production, presenting alternatives to the standard Hollywood model of filmmaking.
Contemplates the future of cinema in light of emerging digital technologies and new systems of distribution.
New essays by prominent film scholars address recent developments in American genre filmmaking.
Critically surveys the films of Tony Richardson, one of Britain’s most inventive directors of stage and screen.
Offers new perspectives on the work of a major filmmaker while making a significant contribution to the study of American cinema.
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