Considers the significance of female Chinese action stars in national and transnational contexts.
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.
A psychoanalytic theory of biopolitics.
A fresh look at the director’s career.
Looks at the fate of Hong Kong’s unique culture since its reversion to China.
Offers a new interpretation of the century-long relationship between the Western film genre and Native American filmmaking.
Reframes the terms of cultural analysis with a fresh take on transference theory in Freud and Lacan and a critical engagement with the philosophy of Alain Badiou.
Analyzes how race and gender intersect in the rhetoric and imagery of popular culture in the early twenty-first century
An expanded edition of a classic work of film criticism, with a provocative and eloquent new chapter on Marnie, Hitchcock's most heartfelt--and most controversial--film.
A wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the martial arts.
Queer theory essays on time and becoming in the fields of literature, philosophy, film, and performance.
Considers the ways in which Alfred Hitchcock adapted and transformed a variety of literary works—novels, plays, and short stories—into film.
An American adventure in the Antonioni vein—visually rich and emotionally mysterious.
An authoritative and comprehensive guide to cinema’s first true blockbuster.
Ambitious and comprehensive history of the female detective in Hollywood film from 1929 to 2009.
Combining the analytical tools of cinema studies with insights from clinical practice focused on eating disorders, Body Shots offers a compelling case for widespread media literacy to combat the effects of the “eating disordered culture” represented in Hollywood productions and popular images of celebrity life.
Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.
The first collection of essays devoted to the phenomenon of the film sequel.
Examines the variety of cinematic responses to the Holocaust as well as the Shoah’s impact on cinematic expression itself.
First collection of essays on cinematic motherhood.
Explores the radical political potential of close reading to make the case for a new and invigorated psychoanalytic cultural studies.
Encourages a deep reading of a selection of essential Spanish films.
Uncovers the queer nature of heterosexuality on film.
Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.
Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.
Feminist and psychoanalytic analysis of spectatorship.
Ecocritical takes on popular film.
Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.
Locates the origins of the mass audience and the emergence of everyday moviegoing in the culture of cities.
Offers a cross section of international fringe cinema.
A pickup basketball player looks at the pickup game as a distinctive culture using both personal experience and cultural studies theory.
Examines the gaze in Lacanian film theory.
Korean cinema as industry, art form, and cultural product.
The power and presence of dread in recent American cinema.
A study of three classical filmmakers and the films they made at the cusp of the modernist movement in cinema.
Assesses the layered meanings and persistent global legacy of an American film classic.
Stanley Cavell's most important writings on cinema, collected together for the first time in one volume.
Looks at how violent women characters disrupt cinematic narrative and challenge cultural ideals.
Explores philosophical ideas through an examination of popular film.
Explores issues of representation and rebellion in Mexican and Mexican American cinema.
Memoir meets cultural criticism in this examination of American popular culture at the end of the century.
Uses close readings of Hitchcock's films to combine an articulation of Lacan's theory of ethics with a discussion of recent theories of feminine subjectivity and queer textuality.
Examines photography and its contribution to changing notions of the body in modernity.
In this bold political rethinking of contemporary film theory, Zavarzadeh overturns the dominant concepts that fetishize film as a work of art or simple entertainment. He demonstrates how aesthetic notions ...