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Thinking in the Dark: Cinema, Theory, Practice
Thinking in the Dark: Cinema, Theory, Practice
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ean: 9780813566283, isbn: 0813566282,

Today’s film scholars draw from a dizzying range of theoretical perspectives—they’re just as likely to cite philosopher Gilles Deleuze as they are to quote classic film theorist André Bazin. To students first encountering them, these theoretic...


Superman: The Persistence of an American Icon (Comics Culture)
Superman: The Persistence of an American Icon (Comics Culture)
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ean: 9780813587516, isbn: 0813587514,

After debuting in 1938, Superman soon became an American icon. But why has he maintained his iconic status for nearly 80 years? And how can he still be an American icon when the country itself has undergone so much change?Superman: Persistence of an ...


Torture Porn in the Wake of 9/11: Horror, Exploitation, and the Cinema of Sensation (War Culture)
Torture Porn in the Wake of 9/11: Horror, Exploitation, and the Cinema of Sensation (War Culture)
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780813564036, isbn: 0813564034,

Saw, Hostel, The Devil’s Rejects: this wave of horror movies has been classed under the disparaging label “torture porn.” Since David Edelstein coined the term for a New York magazine article a few years after 9/11, many critics have speculated...


Imitation of Life: Douglas Sirk, Director (Rutgers Films in Print series)
Imitation of Life: Douglas Sirk, Director (Rutgers Films in Print series)
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ean: 9780813516455, isbn: 0813516455,

Douglas Sirk (Claus Detler Sierck) was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1900. He made nine films before fleeing Nazi Germany, eventually coming to America. His best-known films, made during the 1950s—all of them melodramas—were Magnificent Obsession,...


Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual
Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual
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ean: 9780813587103, isbn: 0813587107,

Stanley Kubrick is generally acknowledged as one of the world’s great directors. Yet few critics or scholars have considered how he emerged from a unique and vibrant cultural milieu: the New York Jewish intelligentsia.  Stanley Kubrick reexamines ...


Movie Comics: Page to Screen/Screen to Page
Movie Comics: Page to Screen/Screen to Page
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mpn: 9780813572253, ean: 9780813572253, isbn: 0813572258,

As Christopher Nolan’s Batman films and releases from the Marvel Cinematic Universe have regularly topped the box office charts, fans and critics alike might assume that the “comic book movie” is a distinctly twenty-first-century form. Yet adap...


Ida Lupino, Director: Her Art and Resilience in Times of Transition
Ida Lupino, Director: Her Art and Resilience in Times of Transition
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Dominated by men and bound by the restrictive Hays Code, postwar Hollywood offered little support for a female director who sought to make unique films on controversial subjects. But Ida Lupino bucked the system, writing and directing a string of mov...


A Short History of Film
A Short History of Film
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ean: 9780813560557, isbn: 0813560551,

A Short History of Film, Second Edition, provides a concise and accurate overview of the history of world cinema, detailing the major movements, directors, studios, and genres from 1896 through 2012. Accompanied by more than 250 rare color and black-...


A Short History of Film, Third Edition
A Short History of Film, Third Edition
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ean: 9780813595122, isbn: 0813595126,

With more than 250 images, new information on international cinema—especially Polish, Chinese, Russian, Canadian, and Iranian filmmakers—an expanded section on African-American filmmakers, updated discussions of new works by major American direct...


Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past
Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past
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ean: 9780813590295, isbn: 0813590299,

America has gone Hamilton crazy. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical has spawned sold-out performances, a triple platinum cast album, and a score so catchy that it is being used to teach U.S. history in classrooms across the country. But just...


Incorrigibles and Innocents: Constructing Childhood and Citizenship in Progressive Era Comics
Incorrigibles and Innocents: Constructing Childhood and Citizenship in Progressive Era Comics
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Histories and criticism of comics note that comic strips published in the Progressive Era were dynamic spaces in which anxieties about race, ethnicity, class, and gender were expressed, perpetuated, and alleviated. The proliferation of comic strip ch...


Mexico on Main Street: Transnational Film Culture in Los Angeles before World War II (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the)
Mexico on Main Street: Transnational Film Culture in Los Angeles before World War II (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the)
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In the early decades of the twentieth-century, Main Street was the heart of Los Angeles’s Mexican immigrant community. It was also the hub for an extensive, largely forgotten film culture that thrived in L.A. during the early days of Hollywood. Dra...


The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom
The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom
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The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom examines the evasive depictions of sexuality in domestic and family-friendly sitcoms. Tison Pugh charts the history of increasing sexual depiction in this genre while also unpacking how sitcoms use se...



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