Illuminates the complex factors that have helped or hindered creative work by and about women in the twenty-first-century Brazilian film industry.
Argues that Nietzsche’s idea of the Übermensch was a central concern of filmmakers in the 1920s and 1930s.
Explores Italian filmmakers' representations of China and the Chinese, both at home and abroad.
Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.
Presents an original, insightful, and compelling vision of the trajectory of Cavell's oeuvre, one that takes his kinship with Emerson as inextricably bound up with his ever-deepening thinking about movies.
Examines the ways in which post-apocalyptic films express white racial anxiety.
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.
Argues that Irish American masculinity functioned to negotiate, consolidate, and reinforce hegemonic whiteness in Hollywood cinema from 1930 to 1960.
Studies the force of action, motion, and vision in the early cinema of Hollywood director Raoul Walsh.
A unique exploration of contemporary filmmaking from cinema’s ultimate insiders.
Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.
Examines the filmic representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.
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.
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.
Explores questions of death and mortality in several key texts of East Asian literature and cinema.
Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.
Offers both a production history and a close analysis, with a chapter for each of the film's eleven shots.
Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.
Examines the place of book-to-film adaptations by one of Italy's most famous postwar film directors.
Explores how nostalgia operates in contemporary US film and television.
Sheds light on emergent Latin America cinema that addresses the politics of environmental destruction, the unevenness of climate change consequences, and new ways of visualizing the world beyond the human.
Provides a new way of thinking about film's relation to theatre.
Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.
Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.
Extensive meditations on the theme of the voyage in six Hitchcock films: Psycho, The 39 Steps, The Birds, Dial M for Murder, Rich and Strange, and Suspicion.
Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.
The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking.
Examines representations of religion in Mexican film from the Golden Age to the early twenty-first century.
Uses extensive archival research to explore the manifold contributions of foreign film workers to emerging film industries in Latin America from the 1930s to early 1940s.
Demonstrates how transhistorical myths of masculinity are both perpetuated and challenged in recent Mexican cinema.
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.
Analyzes contemporary superhero-themed cinema, television, and web series in Latin America.
Across a variety of genres, shows how mental disorders are depicted in cinema.
Considers how and why taste persists in the analysis of Mexican film and television by looking at key figures and their impact on the curation of violence.
Lively analysis of how Henry James's fiction anticipates later filmmakers' concerns with what we can see and what we can know.
An authoritative study of this postsecular film movement from the French-Belgian border region that rose to prominence at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.
Engaging essays on a wide spectrum of Hollywood directors and the films they created.
Demonstrates that slapstick film comedies display a canny and sometimes profound understanding of their medium.
Examines Shanghai both as a real city and an imaginary locale, from diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives.
Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.
Analyzes parallel developments in post–Cold War literature and film from Cuba and Angola to trace a shared history of revolutionary enthusiasm, disappointment, and solidarity.
Drawing on the film-philosophies of Stanley Cavell and Gilles Deleuze, argues that skepticism is an ethical problem that pervades contemporary film.
Explores how modernist films use classical music in ways that restore the music’s original subversive energy.
Considers how dangerous beasts in horror films illuminate the human-animal relationship.
Analyzes six films as allegories of capitalism’s precarious state in the early twenty-first century.
Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.
Makes the case that philosophy has an essential role to play in the serious study of film.
Explores the wide-ranging impact of the Mexican Revolution on global cinema and Western intellectual thought.
Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.
Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China.
Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.
Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.
Uses cultural representations to investigate how two religious minority communities came to be incorporated into the Mexican nation.
Investigates how Argentine cinema has represented rural spaces and urban margins from the 1910s to the present.
Examines how recent Argentine horror films engage with the legacies of dictatorship and neoliberalism.
Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.
Demonstrates how film adaptations intersect with feminist discourse in neoliberal Mexico.
How films of the 1960s and early 1970s framed therapeutic issues as problems of human communication, and individual psychological problems as social ones.
Explores a growing number of films and filmmakers that challenge the strict boundaries between belief and unbelief.
The first book-length study of Trecartin’s artistic genealogy, evolving aesthetics, radical approach to digital and Internet culture, and impact on contemporary art, film, and media.
Explores the director's repeated voyages into the dreamlike.
Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender.
Identifies a new genre—misdirection films—and explains its appeal to contemporary producers and audiences.
Examines an all too often neglected period of postwar British cinema and popular culture.
Investigates the cultural value of film violence.
Offers new and compelling perspectives on the deeply moral nature of Hitchcock’s films.
Reconstructs how Ray became a “rebel auteur” in cinema culture.
Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen.
Brings popular cinema and Jewish religious texts into a meaningful dialogue.
Argues that understanding Huston’s film adaptations of literary works is essential to understanding his oeuvre as a filmmaker.
Explores the influence of Bertolt Brecht’s ideas on the practice and study of cinema.
Contends that the narrative and aesthetic qualities of the documentary genre enable new understandings of animals and animal/human relationships.
A story of self, braided to a story of American culture.
Considers film as a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice.
Explores the philosophical, literary, and psychoanalytic significance of film endings.
How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.
Combines psychoanalysis, queer theory, masculinity studies, and cultural studies to explore contemporary manhood in film.
A wide-ranging and accessible approach to Godard’s later work, and a major intervention in the study of film and ethics.
Analyzes the diverse roles and pervasive presence of disability in Latin American literature and film.
Proposes that cinematic time is not a fixed idea, but a dynamic exchange between film and viewer.
Assesses the range and magnitude of Robert Gardner’s achievements as a filmmaker, photographer, writer, educator, and champion of independent cinema.
Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.
Argues that Indian cinema’s deep nineteenth-century past continues to play a vital role in its twenty-first-century present.
A rare look at Spike Lee’s creative appropriation of the documentary film genre.
Provides sophisticated theoretical approaches to Latin American cinema and sexual culture.
Highlights Merleau-Ponty’s interest in film and connects it to his aesthetic theory.
Updated version of an engaging overview of the television situation comedy.
Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.
Explores how the trope of racial passing continues to serve as a touchstone for gauging public beliefs and anxieties about race in this multiracial era.
Considers the significance of female Chinese action stars in national and transnational contexts.
Examines the complexities and contradictions that arise when the monsters in the movies are children.
Everything you wanted to know about the Lacanian critique of deconstruction, but were afraid to ask the Coen Brothers.
How a collective of artists, storytellers, and activists exploited the new technology of portable video for creative and political purposes.
Traces the development of Indian cinema from the 1920s to the mid-1990s, before "Bollywood" erupted onto the world stage.
A range of approaches to the director's life and work.
Considers films that lurk on the boundaries of acceptability in taste, style, and politics.
Discusses both depictions of Buddhism in film and Buddhist takes on a variety of films.
Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.