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Film & Media Studies
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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Cultural Studies / Popular Culture / American Studies

Action Speaks Louder

An authoritative and entertaining history of the action film
Lichtenfeld, Eric

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Literary Criticism - Spanish & Portuguese / Popular Culture

American Science Fiction TV

Science fiction TV and the American psyche.
Johnson-Smith, Jan

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Film, TV, Visual Culture

Anthony Mann

Classic study of a filmmaker’s career, now including every Mann film. Back in print—new and expanded edition.
Basinger, Jeanine

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Music / Film, TV, Visual Culture / Popular Culture

The Art of Film Music

An exploration of the powerful effect of music in films produced from the 1930s through the 1980s.
Burt, George

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Colonialism & Post-Colonialism / Film, TV, Visual Culture / Literary Criticism

Artificial Africas

A groundbreaking investigation of Western conceptions of Africa.
Mayer, Ruth

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Film, TV, Visual Culture

Beyond Document

Critics and writers consider nonfiction film both as document and as creative work with strong artistic, political, and moral implications.
Warren, Charles, ed.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture

Beyond Popcorn

A guide to watching films by Robert Glatzer.
Glatzer, Robert

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Jewish Studies

Bridge of Light
Updated edition with DVD


The definitive history of Yiddish cinema returns to print with additional material
Hoberman, J.

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Art / Film, TV, Visual Culture

The Brillo Box Archive

A study of the iconic Brillo box through the theories of design, aesthetics, and art
Golec, Michael J.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Literary Criticism - French

Brutal Intimacy

A major survey of contemporary French cinema’s leading films and filmmakers
Palmer, Tim

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Visual Culture

The Cinematic Mode of Production

A revolutionary reconceptualization of capital and perception during the twentieth century.
Beller, Jonathan

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Disability Studies

Disability and the Media

A journalist's passionate exposé of the media's portrayal of the disabled.
Riley, Charles A. II

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Science Fiction / Film, TV, Visual Culture / Popular Culture

A Distant Technology

Science fiction films celebrate and critique the impact of a burgeoning technology on the world’s cultural, political, and social milieu.
Telotte, J. P.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Cultural Studies / Women's Studies

Double Takes

Viewing cross-cultural differences through the lens of cinema.
Durham, Carolyn A.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Popular Culture / QUEER STUDIES

Dying for a Laugh

First study of disaster movies through reception theory and queer theory.
Feil, Ken

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Film & Video History & Criticism / Literary Criticism - Science Fiction

Escape Velocity

A cultural and economic history of science fiction cinema, from B-movies to blockbusters
Schauer, Bradley

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Gender Studies / Visual Culture

Figuring It Out

A collection of fifteen original essays analyzing gender in the imagery of science.
Shteir, Ann B. and Bernard Lightman, editors

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Film, TV, Visual Culture

The Films of Samuel Fuller

First comprehensive study of this American original
Dombrowski, Lisa

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Music / Film, TV, Visual Culture

Global Soundtracks

The first volume focusing on film music as a worldwide phenomenon
Slobin, Mark, ed.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture

Hollywood Ambitions

The Hollywood experiences of five remarkable American personalities reveal how the motion picture industry created a new kind of fame
Orgeron, Marsha

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Film & Video Direction & Production

Ishiro Honda

The first comprehensive biography of the director behind Godzilla and other Japanese sci-fi classics
Ryfle, Steve and Ed Godziszewski

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Film, TV, Visual Culture

It’s the Pictures That Got Small

An original study of Hollywood film stars and 1950s television
Becker, Christine

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Biography

Kazan Revisited

Top critics and scholars reconsider the cinematic legacy of Elia Kazan
Dombrowski, Lisa, ed.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture

The Maltese Touch of Evil

Part thinking-man’s fan crush, part crazily inspired remix of the most beloved of film genres, this book will force scholars and film lovers alike to view film noir afresh
Clute, Shannon Scott and Richard L. Edwards

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Visual Studies

Materializing New Media

A significant contribution to investigations of the social and cultural impact of new media and digital technologies
Munster, Anna

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Music / Film, TV, Visual Culture

Music and Cinema

A wide-ranging look at the role of music in film.
Buhler, James, Caryl Flinn, and David Neumeyer,eds.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Media Studies

The New Entrepreneurs

How television writers thwarted the constraints of corporate culture in the 1950s and flourished
Kraszewski, Jon

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / African-American Studies / Media Studies

On the Sleeve of the Visual

An investigation of race and the ontology of the visual
Raengo, Alessandra

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Film, TV, Visual Culture

Paul on Mazursky

Conversations with one of America’s funniest filmmakers
Wasson, Sam and Mel Brooks, fwd.

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Theater & Performing Arts / Film, TV, Visual Culture

Performing Arts in the Austrian 18th Century

The contributors to this volume address theater’s role as the mirror of a perfect society and its strikingly international orientation in the Austrian 18th century.
Van Schoor, Jaak; Stalpaert, Christel; Van Oostveldt, Bram, eds.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / History

Perspectives on European Film and History

This volume addresses the representation of European history in European cinema through a collection of nine case studies such as Der Untergang (2004) and Dawn (1928).
Engelen, Leen, Vande Winkel, Roel, eds.

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Theater & Performing Arts / Film, TV, Visual Culture

Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books

The critical essays collected in this volume reflect Greenaway’s relocation of The Tempest along the fundamentally unstable boundaries between different discursive formations.
Stalpaert, Christel, ed.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Cultural Studies / Visual Culture

Photographic Memories

The role of photographs in the formation of public memories.
Kroes, Rob; Donald E. Pease, fwd.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture

Physical Evidence

The first collection from this distinguished American movie critic
Jones, Kent

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Gender Studies

Sex and the Slayer

An introduction to gender studies through one of TV’s most popular shows.
Jowett, Lorna

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Popular Culture

Silent Stars

An eminent film historian illuminates the stars of silent film.
Basinger, Jeanine

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Film, TV, Visual Culture

Soul Searching

An engrossing look at black-themed films in pre-blaxploitation Hollywood
Sieving, Christopher

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Asian Studies

The South Korean Film Renaissance

How a homegrown cinema took on Hollywood and dazzled Cannes
Choi, Jinhee

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Film, TV, Visual Culture

A Splurch in the Kisser

A detailed and hilarious look at the art and life of a legendary Hollywood filmmaker
Wasson, Sam

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Animation

Tashlinesque

The long-overdue study of an important American filmmaker
de Seife, Ethan

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / American Studies

Technologies of History

Captain Kirk fought Nazis. JFK’s assassination is a videogame touchstone. And there’s no history like “Drunk History.”
Anderson, Steve F.

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Essays / Film, TV, Visual Culture

Ten Great Films

Ten essays on important 20th century films by its finest critic
Kauffmann, Stanley

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Theater & Performing Arts / Film, TV, Visual Culture

The Théâtre de la Monnaie and Theatre Life in the 18th-Century Austrian Netherlands

This book offers the first extensive study of the influence of the Brussels’ Monnaie Theatre on theatrical life in the Dutch speaking part of the Austrian Netherlands
Van Oostveldt, Bram, ed.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Visual Studies / Trauma Studie

Trauma and Visuality in Modernity

Essays exploring the role of trauma in modern art.
Saltzman, Lisa and Eric Rosenberg, editors

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Art History / Film, TV, Visual Culture / Cultural Studies

Visual Culture

Fifteen key art historians and cultural critics redefine the scope and concerns of scholarship on visual culture—a history of representation seen as something different from a history of art.
Bryson, Norman, Michael Ann Holly, and Keith Moxey, eds.

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Science-General / Visual Culture

Visual Cultures of Science

A new collection explores the complex role of visual representation in science.
Pauwels, Luc, editor

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Women's Studies / Cultural Studies

Watching Daytime Soap Operas

An engaging, in-depth look at the myriad pleasures of the soap opera fan.
Spence, Louise

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Animation

When Magoo Flew

The story of the renegade artists who brought modern art to the world of animation
Abraham, Adam

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Women's Studies / Popular Culture

A Woman’s View

A lively portrayal of Hollywood's contradictory message of conformity and riotous freedom in films about women's lives and loves.
Basinger, Jeanine

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Cultural Studies / World War II / American Studies

The World War II Combat Film

Lively, comprehensive analysis of World War II movies.
Basinger, Jeanine

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Media Studies / Film, TV, Visual Culture

Writing National Cinema

A study of Peruvian Cinema and the role of criticism in forming a national cinematic vision
Middents, Jeffrey



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