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The Life and Career of Gene Kelly
Cynthia Brideson & Sara Brideson

Apr 2017 560pp, 84 b&w photos
9780813169347 Hardback £41.50 / €46.00
Screen Classics
One of the most influential and respected entertainers of Hollywood’s golden age, Gene
Kelly revolutionized film musicals with his innovative and timeless choreography. In the first
comprehensive biography written since the legendary star’s death, authors Cynthia Brideson
and Sara Brideson disclose new details of Kelly’s complex life.
Part of the Screen Classics series – see pages 6-7 for more details.
The University Press of Kentucky



Roberto Curti
Sep 2017 256pp, 60 illustrations
9781476664699 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Italian Gothic horror films of the 1970s were influenced by the violent giallo movies
and adults-only comics of the era, resulting in a graphic approach to the genre. This
book examines the Italian Gothic horror of the period, providing previously unpublished
details and production data taken from official papers, original scripts and interviews with
filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors.



The Art of Jack Nicholson on Screen
Scott Edwards

Nov 2017 277pp
9781476670942 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
Drawing on years of research and dozens of interviews with his associates, this critical study
of Jack Nicholson’s oeuvre examines each of his film roles, as well as his screenwriting and
directorial efforts. Personal insight is provided by Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Noah Wyle,
Monkees Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, several Apollo astronauts, Hells
Angel Sonny Barger and many more.




The Blockbuster Impact and the Galaxy of Merchandise, 1977-1983
Craig Stevens

Mar 2018 239pp
9781476666082 Paperback £38.95 / €44.00
Provides a detailed account of the Star Wars saga’s British connection, including personal
recollections of fans in the UK, exclusive interviews with staff members of Palitoy who took
on the challenge of producing millions of toys, and the story of how a group of writers from
the underground press in London combined with Marvel comics to produce the first Star
Wars expanded universe.



The New Action Heroine in Popular Culture
Jeffrey A. Brown

Feb 2018 274pp
9781496814661 Paperback £28.50 / €32.00
Action heroines are now more popular in movies, comic books, TV, and literature than they
have ever been. Their spectacular presence represents shifting ideas about female agency,
power, and sexuality. Beyond Bombshells explores how action heroines reveal and reconfigure
perceptions about how and why women are capable of physically dominating roles in
modern fiction.
University Press of Mississippi



Critical Perspectives
Edited by Matt Wanat & Leonard Engel

May 2018 272pp
9780826359520 Hardback £77.50 / €86.00
The indefatigable Clint Eastwood, the great old man of American film, is still controversial
after all these years. Many of the critical essays in this collection focus on Eastwood’s 2014
American Sniper, a particularly controversial film and a devastating personal account of the
horrors of war. Additional essays address his films that deserve more recognition than they
have received to date.
University of New Mexico Press




The Cinema of Kobayashi Masaki
Stephen Prince

Nov 2017 336pp, 45 b&w images
9780813592350 Hardback £32.95 / €37.00
The first book in English to explore Kobayashi’s entire career, from the early films he made
at Shochiku studio, to internationally-acclaimed masterpieces like The Human Condition,
Harakiri, and Samurai Rebellion, and on to his final work for NHK Television.
Rutgers University Press



Third Edition
Wheeler Winston Dixon & Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Mar 2018 496pp
9780813595122 Paperback £28.95 / €33.00
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 directors, and a
new section on the rise of comic book movies and computer generated special effects, this is
the most up to date resource for film history courses in the twenty-first century.
Rutgers University Press



New Perspectives on the Films of Clint Eastwood
Edited by Lester D. Friedman & David Desser

May 2018 231pp, 40 images
9780813586014 Paperback £23.95 / €27.00
Throughout his lengthy career as both an actor and a director, Clint Eastwood has appeared
in virtually every major film genre and, at this point in his career, has emerged as one of
America’s most popular, recognisable, and respected filmmakers. Tough Ain’t Enough offers
readers a series of original essays by prominent cinema scholars that explore the actor-
director’s extensive career.
Rutgers University Press


The University of Arizona Press The University of Georgia Press


Hollywood’s Indians Through an American Screenwriting for the Studios
Indian Studies Lens Stefan Solomon
Edited by Steve Pavlik, Tom Holm & Elise Marubbio
May 2017 320pp, 19 b&w images
Nov 2017 250pp 9780820351131 Hardback £61.95 / €69.00
9780816535477 Hardback £33.95 / €38.00 The South on Screen Series

Offers a critical intervention and response to Hollywood’s During more than two decades (1932-1954), William
representations of Native peoples in film, from historical Faulkner worked on approximately fifty film screenplays.
works by director John Ford to more contemporary works, The scripts that Faulkner wrote for film and, later on,
such as Apocalypto and Avatar. But more than a critique of television constitute an extensive and, until now, thoroughly
stereotypes, this book is a timely call for scholarly activism underexplored archival source. Stefan Solomon not only
engaged in Indigenous media sovereignty. analyses the majority of these scripts but compares them to
the novels and short stories Faulkner was writing at the same
University Press of Florida time.

DIRTY HARRY’S AMERICA University of Hawai’i Press

Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the CITING CHINA
Conservative Backlash
Joe Street Politics, Postmodernism, and World Cinema
Gina Marchetti
Mar 2018 280pp, 23 b&w images
9780813064710 Paperback £25.95 / €29.00 Mar 2018 248pp, 46 b&w illustrations
9780824866570 Hardback £69.95 / €78.00
Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry became the prototype for a new Critical Interventions
kind of movie cop - an antihero in pursuit of his own vision
of justice. In Dirty Harry’s America, Joe Street argues that the Explores the role film plays in creating a common ground for
movies shed critical light on the culture and politics of the the exchange of political and aesthetic ideas between China
post-1960s era and locates San Francisco as the symbolic and the rest of the world. Gina Marchetti highlights China’s
cultural battleground of the time. position within global film culture, examining how cinematic
quotations link current films to past political movements
SILENT FILMS IN ST. AUGUSTINE and unresolved social issues in a continuing multidirectional
Thomas Graham
Sep 2017 192pp, 87 b&w photos
9780813054537 Hardback £25.95 / €29.00

Before Hollywood, when America’s rising motion picture
industry was based on the East Coast, early film stars like
Rudolph Valentino, Thomas Meighan, Ethel Barrymore, and
Oliver Hardy made movies in St. Augustine, Florida. Silent
Films in St.Augustine tells stories of the leading film producers
and actors who escaped New York winters – and kept the
studio doors open – in St. Augustine’s sunshine and warm

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CONTEMPORARY SINO-FRENCH University Press of Kansas
Absent Fathers, Banned Books, and
Red Balloons Stanley Kramer, Hollywood Liberalism, and
Michelle E. Bloom the Cold War
Jennifer Frost
Nov 2017 296pp, 35 b&w illustrations
9780824875114 Paperback £28.95 / €32.00 Nov 2017 336pp
Critical Interventions 9780700624966 Hardback £30.95 / €35.00
With films ranging from High Noon to Guess Who’s Coming
Transnational cinemas are eclipsing national cinemas in to Dinner, Stanley Kramer (1913-2001) was one of the
the contemporary world, and Sino-French films exemplify most successful and prolific director-producers of his day.
this phenomenon through the cinematic coupling of Producer of Controversy is the first book to take a close-up look
the Sinophone and the Francophone. This full-length at Kramer’s career, films, and liberal politics in an effort to
work on Sino-French cinema maps uncharted territory, explain his contributions and historical significance.
offering a paradigm for understanding other cross-cultural
interminglings and tools to study transnational cinema. The University Press of Kentucky


Screen Memories of War in East Asia Conversations, Teaching, and Theory
Edited by Michael Berry & Chiho Sawada Edited by M. Elise Marubbio & Eric L. Buffalohead

Dec 2017 336pp, 32 b&w illustrations Mar 2018 398pp, 34 b&w photos
9780824875107 Paperback £28.95 / €32.00 9780813175799 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
The film industry and mainstream popular culture are
Explores how the tumultuous years between 1931 and notorious for promoting stereotypical images of Native
1953 have been recreated and renegotiated in cinema. By Americans: the noble and ignoble savage, the pronoun-
bringing together a variety of specialists in the cinemas challenged sidekick, the ruthless warrior, the female drudge,
of East Asia and offering divergent yet complementary the princess, the sexualized maiden, the drunk, and others.
perspectives, the book explores how the legacies of war have Over the years, Indigenous filmmakers have both challenged
been reimagined through the lens of film. these representations and moved past them, offering their
own distinct forms of cinematic expression.


Screen Classics is a series of critical biographies, film histories, and analytical studies focusing
on neglected filmmakers and important screen artists and subjects, from the era of silent
cinema to the golden age of Hollywood to the international generation of today.

A Life
Douglass K. Daniel Interviews from Hollywood’s Golden Era
James Bawden & Ron Miller
Sep 2017 400pp, 44 b&w photos
9780813169682 Hardback Oct 2017 440pp, 100 b&w photos
£35.95 / €40.00 9780813174389 Paperback £25.95 / €29.00
Screen Classics Screen Classics

In the first biography to cover Presents an astonishing collection of rare interviews with the
the entire scope of Anne greatest celebrities of Hollywood’s golden age. Conducted
Bancroft’s life and career, over the course of more than fifty years, James Bawden and
Douglass K. Daniel brings Ron Miller recount intimate conversations with some of the
together interviews with most famous leading men and women of the era, including
dozens of her friends and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joseph Cotten, Cary Grant, Gloria
colleagues, never-before-published family photos, and Swanson, Joan Fontaine, Loretta Young, and Kirk Douglas.
material from film and theatre archives to present a portrait
of an artist who raised the standards of acting for all those DALTON TRUMBO
who followed.
Blacklisted Hollywood Radical
BARBARA LA MARR Larry Ceplair & Christopher Trumbo

The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Jul 2017 716pp, 75 b&w photos
Hollywood 9780813169736 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Sherri Snyder Screen Classics

Dec 2017 454pp, 76 b&w images James Dalton Trumbo is widely recognised for his work
9780813174259 Hardback £46.50 / €52.00 as a screenwriter, playwright, and author, but he is also
Screen Classics remembered as one of the Hollywood Ten who opposed
the HUAC. Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo present
In the first full-length biography of the woman known as their extensive research on the writer, detailing his work, his
the “girl who was too beautiful”, Sherri Snyder presents a membership in the Communist Party, his campaign against
complete portrait of one of the silent era’s most infamous censorship, and his struggle to break the blacklist.
screen sirens. Few stars have burned as brightly and as briefly
as Barbara La Marr, and her extraordinary life story is one of HARRY LANGDON
tempestuous passions and perseverance.
King of Silent Comedy
CHARLES WALTERS Gabriella Oldham & Mabel Langdon

The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance May 2017 366pp, 93 b&w photos
Brent Phillips 9780813169651 Hardback £41.50 / €46.00
Screen Classics
May 2017 368pp, 65 b&w photos
9780813169712 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00 Among silent film comedians, three names stand out
Screen Classics - Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd - but
Harry Langdon indisputably deserves to sit among them as
From the trolley scene in Meet Me in St.Louis to Fred and the fourth “king”. This in-depth biography, which features
Ginger’s last dance on the silver screen to Judy Garland’s behind-the-scenes accounts and personal recollections
timeless, tuxedo-clad performance of “Get Happy”, Charles compiled by Langdon’s late wife, provides a full and
Walters staged the iconic musical sequences of Hollywood’s thoughtful picture of this multifaceted entertainer and his
golden age. In the first full-length biography of Walters, rise and fall.
Brent Phillips chronicles the artist’s career, from his days as a
featured Broadway performer to his successes at MGM.



The Life and Career of Gene Kelly A Photographer’s Journey with Elizabeth
Cynthia Brideson & Sara Brideson Taylor and the Hollywood Jet Set
Gianni Bozzacchi
Apr 2017 560pp, 84 b&w photos
9780813169347 Hardback £41.50 / €46.00 2016 328pp, 151 b&w images
Screen Classics 9780813168746 Hardback £41.50 / €46.00
Screen Classics
For full details of this title, see page 1.
Gianni Bozzacchi traces his journey from humble beginnings
IMPROVISING OUT LOUD to the sphere of the rich and famous. Beautifully illustrated
with many of the photographer’s most iconic images, this
My Life Teaching Hollywood How to Act lively memoir provides an invaluable behind-the-scenes look
Jeff Corey at the business of filmmaking and the perils of celebrity.

Jun 2017 304pp, 49 b&w photos YOU AIN’T HEARD
9780813169835 Hardback £41.50 / €46.00 NOTHIN’ YET
Screen Classics
Interviews with Stars
Jeff Corey (1914-2002) made a name for himself in the from Hollywood’s
1940s as a character actor in films like The Killers (1946). Golden Era
Everything changed in 1951, when he refused to name James Bawden & Ron Miller
names before the HUAC and was promptly blacklisted. In
Improvising Out Loud: My Life Teaching Hollywood How to Sep 2017 394pp,
Act, Corey recounts his extraordinary story. 100 b&w images
9780813174211 Hardback
MICHAEL CURTIZ £38.50 / €43.00
Screen Classics
A Life in Film
Alan K. Rode Journalists James Bawden and
Ron Miller spent their careers
Nov 2017 630pp, 76 b&w images interviewing the greatest stars of Hollywood’s golden age.
9780813173917 Hardback £51.50 / €57.00 In You Ain’t Heard Nothin’Yet, Bawden and Miller return
Screen Classics with a new collection of rare interviews with iconic film stars
including Henry Fonda, Esther Williams, Buster Keaton,
During his twenty-seven year tenure at Warner Bros., Maureen O’Sullivan, Walter Pidgeon, and many more.
Michael Curtiz directed swashbuckling adventures,
westerns, musicals, war epics, romances, historical dramas, ZIEGFELD AND HIS FOLLIES
horror films, tearjerkers, melodramas, comedies, and film
noir masterpieces. In the first biography of this colourful, A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest
instinctual artist, Alan K. Rode illuminates the life and work Producer
of one of the film industry’s most complex figures. Cynthia Brideson & Sara Brideson

MIRIAM HOPKINS Mar 2018 576pp, 76 b&w photos
9780813175027 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel Screen Classics
Allan R. Ellenberger
In this definitive biography, authors Cynthia Brideson and
Jan 2018 396pp, 74 b&w images Sara Brideson offer a comprehensive look at both the life and
9780813174310 Hardback £46.50 / €52.00 legacy of the famous producer. Drawing on a wide range of
Screen Classics sources, the Bridesons shed new light on this enigmatic man,
providing a lively and well-rounded account of Ziegfeld as a
Though she enjoyed popular and critical acclaim in her long father, a husband, a son, a friend, a lover, and an alternately
career, Miriam Hopkins is most often remembered for being ruthless and benevolent employer.
one of the most difficult actresses of Hollywood’s golden
age. In the first comprehensive biography of this colourful The University Press of Kentucky
performer, Allan R. Ellenberger illuminates Hopkins’s
fascinating life and legacy.



THE 1990S TEEN HORROR CYCLE The Life and Work
Peter Shelley
Final Girls and a New Hollywood Formula
Alexandra West Nov 2017 187pp 25 illustrations
9781476662428 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Dec 2017 189pp
9781476670645 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00 A biography of Anne Bancroft (1931-2005) - American film,
television and stage actress, stage producer and film director.
Provides an in-depth study of the American youth market Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, she won
in the 1990s as well as the America’s history and politics, the “Triple Crown”- an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy. This title
focusing on such films as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), includes a filmography/videography and information about
Scream (1996), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) DVD availability.
and Cherry Falls (2000). These films speak to the fears
and anxieties of American youth during one of its most ANY RESEMBLANCE TO ACTUAL
prosperous eras. PERSONS

AFTER THE BOMB BECAME GOD The Real People Behind 400+ Fictional
Movie Characters
The Legacy of the Cold War in Hal Erickson
Dr. Strangelove, End Zone, Crash and
The Wire Nov 2017 277pp, 105 illustrations
Niall Heffernan 9781476666051 Paperback £51.50 / €57.00

Nov 2017 166pp Most film buffs know that Citizen Kane was based on the
9781476664668 Paperback £56.95 / €63.00 life of William Randolph Hearst. But few are aware that key
characters in films like Double Indemnity, Cool Hand Luke, Jaws,
The Cold War profoundly shaped neoliberalism in ways Rain Man, A Few Good Men and Zero Dark Thirty were inspired
that are as yet not fully realised. This book is a careful and by actual persons. This survey of a clef characters covers a
extensively researched look at the narratives that pierce the selection of fictionalised personalities, beginning with the
heart of the Cold War zeitgeist and its aftermath and reveal Silent Era.
to us that we may be living in a post-Cold War world.

The Life of Alexander Pantages, Elizabeth A. Ford & Deborah C. Mitchell
Theater Mogul Jan 2018 194pp
Taso G. Lagos 9781476672731 Paperback £51.50 / €57.00

Nov 2017 181pp There has been an avalanche of apocalyptic imagery
9781476668383 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 spewing from the big screen. It’s everywhere, and not only in
films about the end of civilisation. This book describes
Alexander Pantages was eleven when he arrived in the and discusses this phenomenon, a product of its cultural
United States in the 1880s. Speaking a few words in surround.
many languages and unable to read or write English, by
1902 he had opened his first motion picture theatre in
Seattle that started his extraordinary journey in ruthlessly
and singlehandedly building one of the largest and most
powerful theatre circuits in the US.


James L. Neibaur
Dec 2017 163pp
9781476668604 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00

Presents a film-by-film look at the short subjects Andy Clyde
starred in for Columbia Pictures from 1934-1956. There are
also introductory chapters on Clyde’s early life, stage work,
silent films, and early talkies. A concluding chapter discusses
his appearances in feature films, including several Hopalong
Cassidy westerns, and his work in television on such shows as
Lassie and The Real McCoys.



The Early Westerns of a Screen Icon, The Life and Films of the Queen of Noir
1930-1939 Derek Sculthorpe
Larry Powell
Nov 2017 125pp
Nov 2017 155pp 9781476671932 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
9781476664132 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
An alluring blonde with a uniquely seductive voice, Claire
Explores the early westerns of John Wayne, from his first Trevor is chiefly remembered now for her many femme fatale
starring role in the 1930 epic The Big Trail through his roles in a series of iconic noirs. However, she was a versatile
breakthrough role as the Ringo Kid in John Ford’s 1939 classic actress not trapped by genre who brought a rare emotional
Stagecoach. This book argues that it was during these 1930s depth to her art. This book provides a comprehensive
westerns that Marion Morrison transformed from a prop discussion of her life and career.
man into the John Wayne film persona that became world

BELA LUGOSI AND BORIS KARLOFF 75 Years of Bare Knuckle Brawls, 1914-1989
Gene Freese
The Expanded Story of a Haunting
Collaboration, with a Complete Filmography Oct 2017 344pp, 120 illustrations
of Their Films Together 9781476669434 Paperback £46.50 / €52.00
Gregory William Mank
The filming of fight scenes has changed significantly through
Nov 2017 701pp the years from improvised scuffles in the Silent Era to
9781476672342 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 exquisitely choreographed and edited sequences. Examining
more than 300 films, the author provides behind-the-scenes
Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff starred in dozens of black-and- details on memorable melees starring such iconic tough-
white horror films, and managed to collaborate on and guys as John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Lee Marvin, Charles
co-star in eight movies. Through interviews and archival Bronson, Clint Eastwood, and Bruce Lee.
research, this expanded new edition examines the Golden
Age of Hollywood, recreates the shooting of Lugosi and CLINT EASTWOOD’S CINEMA OF
Karloff’s mutual films, examines their odd and moving TRAUMA
personal relationship, and analyses their ongoing legacies.
Essays on PTSD in the Director’s Films
BUSTER KEATON IN HIS OWN TIME Edited by Charles R. Hamilton & Allen H. Redmon

What the Responses of 1920s Critics Reveal Sep 2017 176pp
Wes D. Gehring 9781476667508 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

Feb 2018 177pp Throughout his directorial career, Clint Eastwood’s movies
9781476666808 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 have presented sympathetic narratives of characters
enduring personal trauma as they turn to violence to survive
If you thought you knew Buster Keaton’s silent features, calamity or sustain social order. In this collection of new
think again. By keying on 1920 period texts one sees how a essays, contributors examine his films as studies on PTSD
popular but yet cult star is now on a par with Charlie Chaplin. that expose the social conditions that tolerate or trigger
Why? Because his dark comedy anticipation of the Theatre of traumatisation and imagine a way through trauma.
the Absurd speaks to a modern audience like no other silent

CIRCLE THE WAGONS! Essays on Classical Music Biopics
Paul Fryer
Attacks on Wagon Trains in History and
Hollywood Films Mar 2018 205pp
Gregory F. Michno & Susan J. Michno 9780786499656 Paperback £56.95 / €63.00

Nov 2017 246pp Explores the many and varied ways in which composers
9781476672366 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00 have been depicted on the cinema screen. Beginning with
some of the very earliest silent films examples, these essays
It’s a cinematic image as familiar as John Wayne’s face: a range in subject from the 12th century abbess, Hildegard
wagon train circling as a defensive manoeuvre against Indian of Bingen, through the great classical and romantic eras of
attacks. This book examines actual and fictional wagon-train Verdi, Wagner, Berlioz and Strauss, up to the 20th century,
battles and compares them for realism. It also describes how and Elgar, Delius, Gershwin and Blitzstein.
fledgling Hollywood portrayed the concept of westward
migration but, as the industry became more historically
accurate, how filmmakers lost sight of the big picture.


Essays on the Cinematic Battle Between the
Stoker’s Novel Adapted, Third Edition Sacred and the Diabolical
Lyndon W. Joslin Edited by Cynthia J. Miller & A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Mar 2017 179pp May 2017 168pp
9781476669878 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 9781476669922 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

Count Dracula is one of the most-filmed characters in all From Rosemary’s Baby (1968) to The Witch (2015), horror
fiction, but has he, or the novel, ever been filmed accurately? films use religious entities to both inspire and combat fear
Here is a look at eighteen adaptations of the novel, from and to call into question or affirm the moral order. This
1922 to 2012. They’re compared to a synopsis of the novel collection of new essays explores fifty years of genre horror in
and to each other, so the reader can determine how faithfully which manifestations of the sacred or profane play a material
a given film captures the novel. role.


Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy From Archaeology to Popular Craze to
Tom Weaver, David Schecter & Steve Kronenberg Hollywood Fantasy
Matthew Coniam
Nov 2017 408pp
9781476673868 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 Sep 2017 200pp
9781476668284 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
He was the final addition to Universal’s “royal family”of
movie monsters: the Creature from the Black Lagoon. “Egyptomania”, the West’s obsession with the strange
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Gill Man and magnificent world of Ancient Egypt, has for centuries
and his 1950s film career is collected in this book, packed been reflected in architecture, literature and the performing
to the gills with hour-by-hour production histories, cast arts. This study traces the origins of 20th century cinema’s
bios, analyses, explorations of the music, script-to-screen obsession with Ancient Egypt and relates its recurring
comparisons, in-depth interviews and an ocean of fin-tastic themes and ideas to the historical reality of the land of the
photos. Pharaohs.

GODZILLA SERIES Essays on Frontier Fixtures of the
American Western
Second Edition Edited by Sue Matheson
David Kalat
Jul 2017 267pp
Jun 2017 286pp 9780786498048 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
9781476672946 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Western archetypes remain important emblems of the
This updated critical account of the Godzilla movie franchise American experience, relating a complex and coded narrative
explores the fascinating story behind Japan’s most famous about heroism and morality, masculinity and femininity,
movie monster and its development from black-and-white westward expansion and technological progress, and
arthouse allegory to international commercial juggernaut. assimilation and settlement. In this collection of new essays,
Reviled by critics but boasting a dedicated cult following, the 21 contributors examine the “cowboy cool”iconography of
films of the Godzilla franchise provide a unique window into film and television Westerns.
the national identities of both Japan and the US.

The Director of Ferryman Maria, from
Germany to America and Back
Henry Nicolella

Nov 2017 277pp, 35 illustrations
9781476666884 Paperback £46.50 / €52.00

German director Frank Wisbar (1899-1967) had the
misfortune of achieving success as a filmmaker just as Hitler
came to power. Wisbar fled to America, where Hollywood
saw him as no more than a technician. A successful stint
in early television allowed him to return home to a very
different Germany. The book examines the films and career
of an under-appreciated auteur who ultimately lost faith in
his own vision.


A Biography and Career Record
David C. Tucker Seventy-Five Profiles
Tom Lisanti
Apr 2018 161pp
9781476671772 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 Nov 2017 252pp
9781476672335 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
This extensively researched survey of Gale Storm’s life
and career, featuring interviews with family, friends, and During the 1960s, many models, Playboy centrefolds,
colleagues, offers previously unpublished details of her beauty queens, and Las Vegas showgirls went on to
upbringing, personal joys and challenges, and later years out become “decorative actresses”appearing scantily clad on
of the Hollywood spotlight. This is a well-rounded portrait film and television. This illustrated homage to 75 of these
of a woman whose charisma and talent won the hearts of glamour girls reveals their unique stories through individual
audiences from the 1940s to the present. biographical profiles, photographs, lists of major credits and,
frequently, in-depth personal interviews.
A Filmographic Study of 21st Century
Features from Eight Countries Paul Leggett
Patricia R. Owen Jan 2018 154pp
9781476669632 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
Nov 2017 159pp
9781476667874 Paperback £51.50 / €57.00 Sir Christopher Lee was one of the most outstanding and
beloved actors of the past sixty years. Lee has appeared
Given challenges in understandings of the constructions in everything from Hammer Horror Films to James Bond
of gender in Muslim dominant countries, the medium thrillers to Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. This study explores
of film is uniquely positioned to provide a conduit into not only Lee’s importance as a film actor but his also his
gender issues that characterise diverse Muslim cultures. This diverse interpretations of the theme of Good vs. Evil.
filmography provides analyses of gender issues featured in
57 contemporary feature films from Afghanistan, Algeria, HAMMER COMPLETE
Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Turkey.
The Films, the Personnel, the Company, A-Z

Doppelgangers in Mystery, Horror and Nov 2017 277pp
Science Fiction Films 9781476670072 Hardback £97.95 / €109.00
Paul Meehan
This lavishly illustrated encyclopaedia covers every Hammer
Oct 2017 236pp film and television production in thorough detail, with
9781476665665 Paperback £66.95 / €75.00 entries covering all of the actors, supporting players, writers,
directors, producers, composers and technicians. Packed
The theme of the double has inspired works by E.T.A. with quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists and
Hoffmann, Poe, de Maupassant, Dostoevsky and others, and production specifics, this all-inclusive reference is the last
has been the basis for classic films in the genres of mystery, word on this cinematic institution.
horror and science fiction. This theme is examined in film
noir and neo-noir, with a special emphasis on the works of HORROR IN SPACE
Alfred Hitchcock.
Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre
GIANT CREATURES IN OUR WORLD Edited by Michele Brittany

Essays on Kaiju and American Popular Culture Nov 2017 212pp
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Sep 2017 188pp Analyses the space horror subgenre and its rise as a cinematic
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of contexts and attempt to define this at times ambiguous


Essays on the Social, Cultural and Movies of the 1950s
Geopolitical Domains and 1960s
Edited by Julian C. Chambliss & William L. Svitavsky Edited by David J. Hogan

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Despite the recent success of Marvel Studios and the rising
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Nov 2017 144pp
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piano in the cabarets of Paris and London. This biography,
the first book to address her importance in American culture, I WAS FLESH GORDON
covers her life from birth to death.
Fighting the Sex Ray and Other Adventures
INDIE SCIENCE FICTION CINEMA of an Accidental Porn Pioneer
TODAY Jason Williams & Derek McCaw

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Nov 2017 166pp It might sound like an old story, but this 1970s Hollywood
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from conservative Orange County goes on to become a film
Science fiction films spend a great deal of time exploring the actor. In a town where everyone’s looking for a break, he
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released after the turn of the twenty-first century, discussing
the new questions, concerns, and obsessions of a society JAPAN’S GREEN MONSTERS
hurtling quickly into a new technological age.
Environmental Commentary in Kaiju Cinema
INGRID PITT, QUEEN OF HORROR Sean Rhoads & Brooke McCorkle

The Complete Career Dec 2017 151pp
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Nov 2017 230pp Over the course of the twentieth century and into the
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Explores the life and career of Ingrid Pitt, icon of horror provide a new interpretation on this popular film genre. They
cinema. Full cast and production credits, synopses, reviews argue that the genre consistently addresses contemporary
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appearances, along with a critical listing of her novels
and other published works. Other features include rare
photographs and other movie-related graphics from every
phase of the actress’career, and a foreword by Ingrid Pitt



The Rise and Fall of an Action Movie Icon A Hollywood Tragedy
Larry Taylor Gregory William Mank

Mar 2018 138pp Nov 2017 169pp
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Through extensive research including news reports, In 1944, Laird Cregar played Jack the Ripper in The Lodger,
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the-scenes details, the story of John McTiernan and history. It was the climax of a strange celebrity that saw the
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a comeback.
Ed Andreychuk
Big Business Critiqued in the Films and Nov 2017 123pp
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Erin Giannini
For full details of this title, see page 39.
Dec 2017 176pp
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In this study of Joss Whedon’s work, from his early days as Pioneer of Film Animation
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Lotte Reiniger was an animation and puppetry pioneer, who
KILLING OFF THE LESBIANS gifted the mediums with her silhouettes and imagination.
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A Symbolic Annihilation on Film and in animation and cinematic history. This book shares
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Liz Millward, Janice G. Dodd & Irene Fubara-Manuel contribution to animation, puppetry, Weimar cinema, and
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Spoiler Alert: the lesbian character always dies. Looking at FILM
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2001: A Space Odyssey
Joe Frinzi The tools for independent
filmmaking are more
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successfully creating a film than access to equipment and
Reconsidering Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in a software. Chronicling the making of his premier feature film,
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storyline, offering a fresh perspective on production design,
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Analyzing the Cinema of the Red Planet Critical Essays and Interviews
Stanley O’Brien, Nicki L. Michalski & Lane “Doc” Roth Matthew Edwards

Jan 2018 187pp Jan 2018 207pp
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Mars has long served as a screen upon which we project Explores a wide variety of feature films and documentaries
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THE NEW PEPLUM who have made films relating to, or about, the Rwandan
Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and
Television Programs Since the 1990s SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND
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The Art of Jack Nicholson on Screen reference analyses 334 releases from 1996 to 2017.
Scott Edwards
Nov 2017 277pp BRITAIN
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The Blockbuster Impact and the Galaxy of
For full details of this title, see page 1. Merchandise, 1977-1983
Craig Stevens
NATIONALISM Mar 2018 239pp
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Historical Films as Propaganda and Spectacle
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Social Protest and Gender in Undead Cinema
This is the first time that English-speaking readers have and Television
gained access to a comprehensive selection of fiction films Elizabeth Aiossa
set in the Romanian past.
Mar 2018 151pp
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Zombie stories are continually shifting and evolving to
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representations of the living and the undead, with the
support of leading theories from film, genre, and zombie


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Mythic Themes in Dan Callahan
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TECH-NOIR Dec 2017 156pp
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The Fusion of Science
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THE WHEDONVERSE CATALOG University Press of Mississippi

A Complete Guide to Works in All Media Published by the University Press of
Don Macnaughtan Mississippi, the Conversations with
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A Critical History of American Film and Edited by Gabriela Oldham
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Heather Greene Jan 2018 192pp
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The New Action Heroine in Popular Culture Hollywood, Communism, and the Cold War
Jeffrey A. Brown Bernard F. Dick

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Explores Hollywood’s ambivalence toward the former
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Ying Xiao
Melbourne University Publishing
Jul 2017 256pp
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Scarce attention has been paid to the dimension of sound A History of Women, Filmmaking and
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The Life and Times of Billy Wilder
Ed Sikov

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Originally published in 1998, On Sunset Boulevard describes
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LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN Northwestern University Press
Social and Cultural Perspectives
Traci Roberts-Camps A Form That Thinks
Rick Warner
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The University of North Carolina Press INTIMATIONS

REMAKING REALITY The Cinema of Wojciech Has
Annette Insdorf
U.S. Documentary Culture Since 1945
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Herbert not only analyses the film industry’s increasing 1960s, Valerie K. Orlando highlights the variations in content
reliance on recycled product, but also asks why audiences are and themes that reflect the socio-cultural and political
currently so drawn to such movies. environments of filmmakers and the cultures they depict.

FILM David Sterritt
Nov 2017 152pp
Steven Gerrard 9780813583228 Paperback £14.95 / €17.00
Nov 2017 216pp 9780813590073 Hardback £53.50 / €61.00
9780813579443 Paperback Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture
£14.95 / €17.00
9780813590059 Hardback Presents an eclectic look at the many manifestations of
£53.50 / €61.00 rock in motion pictures, from teen-oriented B-movies
Quick Takes: Movies and to Hollywood blockbusters to avant-garde meditations
Popular Culture to reverent biopics to animated shorts to performance
documentaries. Acclaimed film critic David Sterritt considers
Tracking the revitalization of the diverse ways that filmmakers have regarded rock’n’roll.
the British horror film industry
over the past two decades, media expert Steven Gerrard ZOMBIE CINEMA
investigates why audiences have flocked to these movies.
Offering in-depth analysis of numerous films, this book Ian Olney
takes readers on a lively tour of the genre’s highlights, while Feb 2017 160pp
provocatively exploring how these films reflect viewers’ 9780813579474 Paperback
gravest fears about the state of the nation. £14.95 / €17.00
Quick Takes: Movies and
MONSTER CINEMA Popular Culture

Barry Keith Grant Charts the transformation
Mar 2018 200pp of zombies into pop culture
9780813588803 Paperback £14.95 / €17.00 icons, exploring their
9780813597652 Hardback £53.50 / €61.00 enormous appeal to viewers
Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture in the twenty-first century.
It traces the evolution of
Introduces readers to a vast menagerie of movie monsters. the living dead on film, and
Some are gigantic, like King Kong or the kaiju in Pacific surveys the present cinematic landscape, in which zombies
Rim, while others are microscopic. Some monsters appear have overrun every imaginable genre from the indie comedy
uncannily human, from serial killers like Norman Bates to to the teen romance. The book also maps the recent
the pod people in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. And of outbreaks of zombies on television.
course, other movie monsters like demons, ghosts, vampires,
and witches emerge from long folklore traditions. Film
expert Barry Keith Grant considers what each type of movie
monster reveals about what it means to be human and how
we regard the world.



The Cinema of Kobayashi Masaki Sensational Melodrama and the Attractions
Stephen Prince of American Cinema
Jonna Eagle
Nov 2017 336pp, 45 b&w images
9780813592350 Hardback £32.95 / €37.00 Jun 2017 276pp, 25 photos
9780813583020 Paperback £24.95 / €28.00
For full details of this title, see page 3. 9780813583037 Hardback £78.50 / €88.00
War Culture
In American culture and history, a feeling of national identity
Edited by Elena Gorfinkel & Tami Williams and belonging have often derived from a sense of injury,
Jun 2018 278pp, 50 b&w photos vulnerability, and loss. Jonna Eagle turns to the workings of
9780813592725 Paperback £24.95 / €28.00 American cinema to understand the power and persistence
Media Matters of these conjunctions, tracing the shifting dynamics of action
and pathos as they structure representations of imperialist
Investigates the evolving aesthetic forms, technological and motion and violence across the twentieth century.
industrial conditions, and social impacts of cinema in the
twenty-first century. Contributors excavate sites of global THE LIMITS OF AUTEURISM
filmmaking in an era of digital reproduction and amidst new
modes of circulation and aesthetic convergence. Case Studies in the Critically Constructed
New Hollywood
GOING VIRAL Nicholas Godfrey

Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World Feb 2018 274pp, 30 b&w photos
Dahlia Schweitzer 9780813589145 Paperback £22.95 / €26.00
9780813589152 Hardback £78.50 / €88.00
Feb 2018 216pp, 35 b&w photos
9780813593142 Paperback £22.95 / €26.00 The New Hollywood era of the late 1960s and early 1970s
9780813593159 Hardback £78.50 / €88.00 has become one of the most romanticized periods in motion
picture history, celebrated for its stylistic boldness, thematic
Examines outbreak narratives in film, television, and a variety complexity, and the unshackling of directorial ambition.
of other media, putting them in conversation with rhetoric The Limits of Auteurism aims to challenge many of these
from government authorities and news organisations that assumptions.
have capitalized on public fears about our changing world.
Screen Performance
Seriality and the Outlaw Biker Film Cycle, and Special Effects in
1966-1972 Popular Cinema
Peter Stanfield Lisa Bode

Apr 2018 236pp, 5 colour photos and 31 b&w photos Jul 2017 218pp, 19 photos
9780813599014 Paperback £23.95 / €27.00 9780813579979 Paperback
9780813599021 Hardback £78.50 / €88.00 £22.95 / €26.00
9780813579986 Hardback
Hoodlum Movies is not only about the films, its focus is on £78.50 / €88.00
why and how these films were made, who they were made Techniques of the Moving
for, and how the cycle developed through the second half of Image
the 1960s and came to a shuddering halt in 1972
In the past twenty years, we
IDA LUPINO, DIRECTOR have seen the rise of digital effects cinema in which the
human performer is entangled with animation, collaged
Her Art and Resilience in Times of Transition with other performers, or inserted into perilous or fantastic
Therese Grisham & Julie Grossman situations. Making Believe sheds light on these developments
by historicizing screen performance within the context
May 2017 264pp, 64 photos of special effects cinema and technological change in
9780813574905 Paperback £22.95 / €26.00 Hollywood filmmaking.
9780813574912 Hardback £78.50 / €88.00

The first in-depth study devoted to Ida Lupino’s directorial
work, this book makes a strong case for her as a trailblazing
feminist auteur, a filmmaker with a clear signature style
and an abiding interest in depicting the plights of postwar
American women. Ida Lupino,Director not only examines
her work as a cinematic auteur, but also offers a serious
consideration of her diverse and long-ranging career.



History and the Obsolescence of Labor in New Perspectives on the Films of
Contemporary Culture Clint Eastwood
Joel Burges Edited by Lester D. Friedman & David Desser

Jun 2018 236pp, 5 colour, 25 b&w illustrations May 2018 231pp, 40 images
9780813597119 Paperback £27.50 / €31.00 9780813586014 Paperback £23.95 / €27.00

Explores the representation of obsolescence, particularly of For full details of this title, see page 3.
labour, in film and literature during a historical moment in
which automation has intensified in capitalist economies. TURNING THE PAGE
Joel Burges analyses texts such as The Invention of Hugo
Cabret,Wreck-It Ralph,Fantastic Mr.Fox,and Iron Council, and Storytelling as Activism in Queer Film and
examines their “means”of production. Media
David R. Coon
Jun 2018 210pp, 14 images
Third Edition 9780813593692 Paperback £22.50 / €25.00
Wheeler Winston Dixon & Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Combining a close analysis of specific films and video
Mar 2018 496pp programs with extensive interviews of industry professionals,
9780813595122 Paperback £28.95 / €33.00 Turning the Page demonstrates how queer storytelling in
visual media has the potential to empower individuals,
For full details of this title, see page 3. strengthen communities, and motivate social justice

Andrea J. Kelley Drama at the Touch of a Lever
May 2018 240pp, 30 images Nick Hall
9780813586335 Paperback £22.50 / €25.00
Techniques of the Moving Image Apr 2018 188pp, 30 images
9780813587202 Paperback £22.50 / €25.00
This is the first and only book to position what are called Techniques of the Moving Image
“Soundies”within the broader cultural and technological
milieu of the 1940s. Examining the dynamics between Traces the century-spanning history of the zoom lens in
Soundies’short musical films, the Panoram’s film-jukebox American film and television. From late 1920s silent features
technology, their screening spaces and their popular to the psychedelic experiments of the 1960s and beyond,
discourse, Andrea J. Kelley provides an integrative approach the book describes how inventors battled to provide film
to historic media exhibition. and television studios with practical zoom lenses, and how
cinematographers clashed over the right ways to use the

New York Jewish Intellectual Vanderbilt University Press
Nathan Abrams
Mar 2018 296pp, 20 photos
9780813587103 Hardback £28.95 / €33.00 Film Writing by Jim Ridley
Jim Ridley
Reexamines Stanley Kubrick’s work in the context of his Edited by Steve Haruch
ethnic and cultural origins. Focusing on several of Kubrick’s
key themes - including masculinity, ethical responsibility, Jun 2018 273pp
and the nature of evil - this book demonstrates how his films 9780826522061 Hardback £30.95 / €35.00
were in conversation with contemporary New York Jewish
intellectuals who grappled with the same concerns. Combining a cineaste’s encyclopaedic knowledge of film
with a child’s sense of wonder, Jim Ridley wrote about
movies in a way few others can. This anthology collects
nearly one hundred of Ridley’s film reviews, essays, and
journalistic works, organised by Steve Haruch into writing
by film genre, cinematic theme, and writing style to
demonstrate Ridley’s range.


Wayne State University Press

The Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series has as its focus original areas of film
research and innovative critical approaches to film, television, and new media. The series
publishes works that open further avenues for research and debate for the scholar. The titles
are suitable for classroom use at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Interrogating the Heist Film
Edited by Jeanette Sloniowski & Jim Leach Los Angeles on Film
Celestino Deleyto
Aug 2017 320pp, 30 b&w images
9780814342244 Paperback £38.50 / €43.00 Jan 2017 288pp
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Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
The heist has been a persistent and popular mainstay of the
crime film. The Best Laid Plans asks the question: why has the Starts from the theoretical premise that place matters.
heist film proved so appealing to audiences over many years Celestino Deleyto sees film as predominantly a spatial system
and in diverse cultural contexts? The twelve essays in this and argues that the space of film and the space of reality
volume, explore the significance of the heist film in different are closely intertwined in complex ways and that we should
national cinemas, as well as its aesthetic principles and acknowledge the potential of cinema to intervene in the
ideological issues. historical process of the construction of urban space, as well
as its ability to record place.
Women and Comedy in American Silent Film NEOREALISM AND
Edited by Kristen Anderson Wagner GLOBAL CINEMA

Jan 2018 304pp, 25 b&w images Edited by Laura E. Ruberto &
9780814341025 Paperback £38.50 / €43.00 Kristi M. Wilson
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series Jun 2007 360pp, 23 illustrations
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in the early twentieth century, and an appreciation of the Contemporary Approaches to
unruly and boundary-breaking women who have followed. Film and Media Series
Comic Venus brings readers to understand comediennes and
their impact on silent-era cinema, as well as their lasting Despite its lack of organisation
influence on later generations of funny women. and relatively short life
span, the Italian neorealist
FULL OF SECRETS movement deeply influenced directors and film traditions
around the world. This collection examines the impact of
Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks Italian neorealism beyond the period of 1945-52, the years
Edited by David Lavery conventionally connected to the movement, and beyond
the postwar Italian film industry
1995 296pp
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Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series

A study of Twin Peaks, the first foray into television for film
director David Lynch. It addresses topics which include
the series’cult status, its obsession with doubling and its
silencing of women. It also analyses the series from feminist,
deconstructionist and semiotic perspectives.



Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Film Representing the “Foreign” in Classical
Performance Hollywood
Edited by Cynthia L. Baron, Diane Carson & Edited by Russell Meeuf & Anna Cooper
Frank P. Tomasulo
Mar 2017 272pp
2004 424pp, 63 illustrations 9780814343067 Paperback £38.50 / €43.00
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Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
Illustrates how Hollywood films negotiate shifting historical
Twelve essays analyse performance in post-1950s contexts of internationalisation through complex narratives
film, addressing distinct questions about the working about transnational exchange–a topic that has thus far been
relationships between actors and directors and discussing the neglected in scholarship on classical Hollywood.
interplay between performance and cinematic techniques.
The book explains the context for performance analysis as RAÚL RUIZ’S CINEMA OF INQUIRY
they address an international array of film genres, actors, and
genres. Edited by Andreea Marinescu & Ignacio López-Vicuña
Nov 2017 336pp, 18 b&w images
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Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
Explorations in Film, Second Edition
Robin Wood Investigates the work of global filmmaker Raúl Ruiz. Raúl
Ruiz’s Cinema of Inquiry posits the unity of Ruiz’s body of
2006 416pp, 14 b&w illustrations work and investigates the similarities between his very
9780814332788 Paperback £25.95 / €29.00 diverse artistic productions. Ruiz’s own concept of “cinema
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series of inquiry”provides the lens through which his films and
poetics are examined.
Contains essays on a range of films and filmmakers and
considers questions of the nature of film criticism and the WARRIORS, WITCHES, WHORES
critic. This work offers several arguments for the importance
of art, creativity, and personal response. It is of interest to film Women in Israeli Cinema
scholars and students of film. Rachel S. Harris

Aug 2017 304pp, 40 colour images
9780814339671 Paperback £37.50 / €42.00
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series

Offers a feminist study of Israel’s film industry and the
changes that have occurred since the 1990s. Working in
feminist film theory, the book adopts a cultural studies
approach, considering the creation of a female-centred and
thematically feminist film culture in light of structural and
ideological shifts in Israeli society.

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Cinema and Television since 2000
Paul Julian Smith Steven Sanders
2009 240pp
Aug 2017 240pp, 15 b&w images 9780813192604 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00
9780814342749 Paperback £37.50 / €42.00 The Philosophy of Popular Culture
Queer Screens
The science fiction genre maintains a remarkable hold on
Provides critical analysis of both mainstream and the imagination and enthusiasm of the filmgoing public,
independent audiovisual works, many of them little known, captivating large audiences worldwide and garnering ever-
produced in Mexico since the turn of the twenty-first larger profits. This title explores the storylines, conflicts, and
century. Paul Julian Smith aims to tease out the symbiotic themes of fifteen science fiction film classics.
relationship between culture and queerness in Mexico.
The University of Wisconsin Press


Laurence Raw Dani Cavallaro
Nov 2017 277pp 2006 212pp, filmography
9780299315405 Hardback £82.50 / €92.00 9780786423699 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00
Wisconsin Film Studies
Examining the vanguard of New Turkish Cinema, Laurence A critical study of Miyazaki’s work, this book includes an
Raw shows how these films reveal the effects of profound analysis of the visual conventions of manga, an overview
socio economic change on ordinary people in contemporary of Japanese animated films, and a consideration of the
Turkey. Raw interleaves his film discussion with thoughtful techniques deployed by both traditional cell and computer
commentary on nationalism, gender, personal identity, and animation.
cultural pluralism.
A Filmgoer’s Guide to In-Jokes, Obscure
The University Press of Kentucky References and Sly Details
Matthew Coniam
2015 316pp, 25 photos
Edited by Mark T. Conard 9780786497058 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
2007 264pp
9780813191812 Paperback £25.95 / €29.00 Have you ever watched a Marx Brothers film and wondered
The Philosophy of Popular Culture what “habeas Irish rose”is? What is the trial of Mary Dugan
Argues that the essence and elements of noir have with sound? Their films are full of such in-jokes and obscure
fundamentally influenced movies outside of the traditional theatrical, literary and topical references that can baffle
noir period. Neo-noir films such as Pulp Fiction (1994), Fight modern audiences. In this viewer’s guide to the Marx
Club (1999), and Memento (2000) have reintroduced the Brothers you will find the answer to such mysteries.
genre to a contemporary audience.

American Animation Pioneer
Ray Pointer

Jan 2017 320pp, 245 illustrations
9781476663678 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

Max Fleischer - inventor of the rotoscope technique of
tracing animation frame by frame over live-action footage
- was one of the most prominent early animation pioneers.
This book covers his life and work, with rare illustrations
detailing the technical aspects of his craft.


A Bio-Filmography
Derek Sculthorpe Geoff Mayer
Jan 2017 316pp, 120 illustrations
2016 220pp 9780786477623 Paperback £77.50 / €86.00
9781476666570 Paperback £32.95 / €40.00
Providing insight into early 20th-century American culture,
This is the first book dedicated to Brian Donlevy, an this book analyses four decades of productions from Pathe,
underrated actor who was often typecast as a villain but who Universal, Mascot and Columbia.
had a surprising range and an unheralded gift for comedy.

Derek Pykett Visceral Horror and National Identity
2008 216pp, 124 photos Alexandra West
9780786433292 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
2016 216pp
Designed as a source for enthusiasts of British horror 9781476663487 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
films, this work provides a listing of shooting locations for
films released between 1932 and 2006. It comprises an The films of the New French Extremity have been reviled by
alphabetical index of over 100 British horror films, from The critics but adored by fans and filmmakers. This book provides
Abominable Doctor Phibes to Witchfinder General. an in-depth study of New French Extremity.


A Critical Study Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling and the
Nicole Markoti MGM Publicity Machine
E.J. Fleming
2016 220pp
9780786496495 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00 2004 325pp, photos
9780786420278 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00
Literary and filmic depictions of the disabled reinforce
an “ableist”ideology that classifies bodies as normal or Through research and interviews with contemporaries, this
abnormal - positive or negative. This book examines is the never-before-told story of Eddie Mannix and Howard
language in film and fiction that perpetuates the Strickling. The dual biography describes how a mob-related
representation of the disabled as abnormal or problematic. New Jersey labourer and the quiet son of a grocer became
the most powerful men at the biggest studio in the world.
Critical Essays on Race, Ethnicity, Gender,
Sexuality and Disability An Exhaustive Filmography
Edited by Johnson Cheu Tom Johnson & Deborah Del Vecchio

2012 315pp, filmography 2012 422pp, 236 photos
9780786446018 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00 9780786469222 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00

Gathers recent scholarship on representations of diversity in Though best known for its horror films, Hammer produced a
Disney and Disney/Pixar films, exploring not only race and wide variety of movies in many genres. This is the definitive
gender, but also newer areas of study, particularly sexuality/ work on Hammer’s 165 films. Complete filmographic data
queer studies, masculinity studies and disability studies. are provided for each film, including release dates, running
time, length, distributor, complete cast and production
credits, and alternate titles.



Roberto Curti Eric Reinders
2013 332pp, 74 photos 2016 228pp
9780786469765 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 9781476664521 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00

Examines all the crime films produced in Italy between 1968 Widely regarded as Japan’s greatest animated director,
and 1980, the period when the genre began and reached Hayao Miyazaki creates films lauded for vibrant characters
its peak. With 220+ entries, it is the most complete English and meaningful narrative themes. Examining the messages
language book on the subject. of his 10 full-length films - from Nausicaa (1984) to The
Wind Rises (2013) - this study analyses each for its religious,
ITALIAN GOTHIC HORROR FILMS, philosophical and ethical implications.
Roberto Curti
2015 220pp, 50 photos History Versus Hollywood
9780786494378 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00 Jeremy Agnew

Examines the Italian Gothic horror of the 1950s and ’60s, 2012 266pp, 61 photos, filmography
with an abundance of previously unpublished production 9780786468881 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
information drawn from official papers and original scripts.
Compares the reality of the Old West to how it is portrayed
ITALIAN SWORD AND SANDAL FILMS, in the escapist entertainment of Western movies. The book
1908-1990 compares the reality of the cowboys, Indians, gunmen,
lawmen, and soldiers who peopled the Old West to how they
Roy Kinnard & Tony Crnkovich are portrayed on the silver screen.
Mar 2017 256pp, 100 illustrations
9781476662916 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 WAR, POLITICS AND SUPERHEROES

Provides a survey of sword and sandal (or peplum) films Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film
produced in Italy – one of the screen’s most neglected and Marc DiPaolo
marginalised film genres.
2011 342pp, 66 photos, filmography
KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES! 9780786447183 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00

American Science Fiction Movies of the Examines the seventy-year history of comic book
Fifties, The 21st Century Edition superheroes on film and in comic books and their reflections
Bill Warren & Bill Thomas of the politics of their time.

2016 1040pp, 273 photos THE W.C. FIELDS FILMS
9781476666181 Paperback £46.50 / €52.00
James L. Neibaur
Long recognized as the definitive reference work on the Mar 2017 200pp, 50 illustrations
hundreds of science fiction movies that from 1950 through 9781476665306 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
1962 terrified and fascinated a generation with zombified
teenagers, robots, invading aliens and monsters of every W.C. Fields was one of the top comedians of Hollywood’s
kind, Bill Warren’s Keep Watching the Skies! is greatly expanded golden era of the 1930s and 1940s, and has emerged as
in this 21st century edition. a comic icon since. This book is a film-by-film study of his
work, offering assessments and background information on


THE WEREWOLF FILMOGRAPHY University Press of Mississippi

Bryan Senn
A Life in Film
Jan 2017 408pp, 146 photos Douglas Keesey
9780786479108 Hardback £51.50 / €57.00
Mar 2017 364pp, 20 b&w illustrations
Examining acknowledged classics like The Wolf Man and The 9781496809728 Paperback £28.50 / €32.00
Howling, as well as overlooked gems like Dog Soldiers, this What makes Brian De Palma such a maverick even when he
comprehensive filmography covers the highs and lows of the is making Hollywood genre films? Why do his movies often
Werewolf genre. feature megalomaniacs and failed heroes? Is he merely a
misogynist and an imitator of Alfred Hitchcock? To answer
WESTERN MOVIES these questions, Douglas Keesey takes a biographical
approach to De Palma’s cinema, showing how De Palma
A Guide to 5,296 Feature Films, reworks events from his own life into his films.
Second Edition
Michael R. Pitts Rutgers University Press

9780786463725 Paperback £51.50 / €57.00
The Seduction of Reality
A comprehensive reference volume of the most popular, Stephen Prince
enduring film genre. Each entry has film title, release
company and year, running time, b&w/colour notation, cast 2012 40 b&w photos
listing, plot synopsis, and brief critical review.. 9780813551869 Paperback £24.95 / €28.00
Demonstrates how digital effects-driven films should be
YUL BRYNNER understood as a continuation of the narrative and stylistic
traditions that have defined American cinema for decades.
A Biography

2006 208pp, 42 photos, filmography Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley
9780786424610 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00 Kubrick, and the Reimagining of Cinema
Robert P. Kolker
Yul Brynner is considered a Hollywood paragon of
masculinity. This biography takes readers through Brynner’s 2016 224pp, 50 photos
formative years, and describes his journey, from sweeping 9780813583099 Paperback £22.95 / €26.00
stages in Parisian theatres to a versatile career in theatre, Takes readers on a fascinating journey through the lives
television, and film. and films of Welles, Hitchcock and Kubrick, identifying the
qualities that made them cinematic visionaries.
Melbourne University Publishing


Film, Horror and the Primal Uncanny
Barbara Creed

2005 200pp, illustrations
9780522851724 Paperback £27.95 / €31.00

The horror film has always been populated by male
monsters, many of which do carry out monstrous acts of
violation, rape and castration. What is it that defines male
monstrosity? How does the male monster differ from the
female monster?

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EXTREME CINEMA University of Virginia Press

The Transgressive Rhetoric of Today’s Art FATALISM IN AMERICAN FILM NOIR
Film Culture
Mattias Frey Some Cinematic Philosophy
Robert B. Pippin
2016 298pp, 25 photos, 3 tables
9780813576497 Paperback £24.95 / €28.00 2013 156pp, 33 b&w illustrations
9780813934020 Paperback £18.50 / €20.00
Film festival premieres regularly make international headlines The crime melodramas of the 1940s shared many formal
for their shockingly graphic depictions of sex and violence. and thematic elements, from unusual camera angles and
Film critics and scholars alike often regard these movies as lighting to moral ambiguity and femme fatales. Robert
the work of visionary auteurs. In this provocative new book, Pippin argues that many of these films also raise distinctly
Mattias Frey offers a different perspective, exposing how philosophical questions.
these films are calculated products, designed to achieve
global notoriety. The University of Wisconsin Press


Culture, People and Power on the Reconstructing Film Studies
Global Screen David Bordwell & Noel Carroll
Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong
1996 582pp, 57 b&w photos, 13 line illustrations
2011 328pp, 12 photos 9780299149444 Paperback £27.95 / €31.00
9780813551210 Paperback £27.50 / €31.00 Wisconsin Studies in Film
A collection of essays on topics as diverse as film scores,
Offers the first comprehensive overview of the history, audience response and the national film industries of Russia,
people, films, and multiple functions of the festival world. Scandinavia, the US and Japan. The book examines issues
such as: what goes on when viewers perceive a film?; how
HARD BODIES do movies create illusions?; and how does a film arouse
Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era
Susan Jeffords

1994 224pp, 46 b&w illustrations
9780813520032 Paperback £23.95 / €27.00

Through her illuminating and detailed analyses of both the
Reagan presidency and many blockbuster movies, Susan
Jeffords provides a scenario within which the successes of
the New Right and the Reagan presidency can begin to be


The Blacklist and Cold War Film Culture
Rebecca Prime

2014 280pp, 23 photos
9780813562612 Paperback £25.50 / €29.00
New Directions in International Studies

Rebecca Prime documents the untold story of the American
directors, screenwriters, and actors who exiled themselves to
Europe as a result of the Hollywood blacklist.


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