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Adventures of Perception: Cinema as Exploration: Essays/InterviewsAdventures of Perception: Cinema as Exploration: Essays/Interviews
Scott MacDonald
Over the past twenty-five years, Scott MacDonald's kaleidoscopic explorations of independent cinema have become the most important chronicle of avant-garde and experimental film in the United States. In this collection of thematically related personal essays and conversations, MacDonald takes us on a fascinating journey into many underexplored territories of cinema. Softcover, $35.95.

Cinema of Obsession Cinema of Obsession: Erotic Fixation and Love Gone Wrong in the Movies

Dominique Mainon & James Ursini
In Cinema of Obsession, noted film scribes Dominique Mainon and James Ursini tackle stories of love and its many dark permutations -- the star-crossed love stories of Romeo and Juliet and Bonnie and Clyde, the violent female obsession of Mulholland Drive and Fatal Attraction -- all of these and dozens more are discussed in depth, analyzed, and dissected. In addition to plot description, character analysis, and commentary, Mainon and Ursini offer psychological profiles of cinema's most infamous and tortured characters. No stone is left unturned in this, the first-ever comprehensive guide to the twisted side of romantic cinema. Softcover, 392 pp. $28.95.

Hollywood Independents: The Postwar Talent TakeoverHollywood Independents: The Postwar Talent Takeover
Denise Mann
This book explores the crucial period from 1948 to 1962 when independent film producers first became key components of the modern corporate entertainment industry. Denise Mann examines the impact of the radically changed filmmaking climate -- the decline of the studios, the rise of television, and the rise of potent talent agencies like MCA -- on a group of prominent talent-turned-producers, including Burt Lancaster, Joseph Mankiewicz, Elia Kazan, and Billy Wilder. Softcover, $31.95.

Crossing New EuropeCrossing New Europe: Postmodern Travel and the European Road Movie
Ewa Mazierska & Laura Rascaroli
The first comprehensive study of the European road cinema, Crossing New Europe investigates its long-established and influential tradition, its relationship with the American road movie, and examines such crucial issues as shifting identities, displacement, tourism, diaspora, migration and nomadism in postmodern, post-Berlin Wall Europe. Drawing on the work of important contemporary cultural theorists, this volume discusses directors who have long been associated with the road movie, such as Wim Wenders (Alice in the Cities) and Aki Kaurismaki (Leningrad Cowboys, Go America ); filmmakers with a distinctive vision of the road, such as Eric Rohmer, Werner Herzog and Patrick Keiller; and more recent contributions to the genre including Morvern Callar, Calendar, Code Unknown, The Gleaners & I, Dear Diary and Last Resort. Softcover, 245 pp. $32.95.

Bullets Over HollywoodBullets Over Hollywood: The American Gangster Movie from the Silents to The Sopranos
John McCarty
In Bullets Over Hollywood, film scholar John McCarty traces the history of mob flicks and reveals why these films are so beloved by Americans. As McCarty demonstrates, the themes, the characters, landscapes, and stories of the gangster genre have proven resiliant enough to be updated, reshaped and expanded upon to connect even with today's young audiences. Packed with information, anecdotes, analysis and a solid historical perspective, Bullets over Hollywood will be the definitive book on the gangster movie for years to come. Softcover, 325 pp. $25.50.

Digital StorytellingDigital Storytelling: The Narrative Power of Visual Effects in Film
Shilo T. McClean
Rather than focusing on techno-jargon, Digital Storytelling is grounded in filmmaking - the scriptwriting process in particular. Author Shilo T. McClean considers crucial questions about digital visual effects and looks at contemporary films and contemporary film theory to find the answers. McClean argues that to consider digital visual effects as simply contributing to the "wow" factor underestimates them. They are, she writes, the legitimate inheritors of film storycraft. Softcover, 303 pp. $26.95.

The Death of Classical Cinema: Hitchcock, Lang, MinnelliThe Death of Classical Cinema: Hitchcock, Lang, Minnelli
Joe McElhaney
The Death of Classical Cinema uncovers the extremely rich yet insufficiently explored dialogue between classical and modernist cinema, examining the work of three classical filmmakers - Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, and Vincente Minnelli - and the films they made during the decline of the traditional Hollywood studio system. Faced with the significant challenges posed by alternative art cinema and modernist filmmaking practices in the early 1960s, these directors responded with films that were self-conscious attempts at keeping pace with the developments in film modernism. Softcover, 255 pp. $41.95.

From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the WesternFrom Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western
Patrick McGee
Offering sensitive readings that extend and deepen our understanding of the American West -- from Shane, Stagecoach, and The Searchers to Heaven's Gate, Unforgiven, and Kill Bill -- this book discusses the Western in new and insightful ways. Patrick McGee appreciates the limits of this film genre, but also articulates its positive political value as an expression of social desires typically unspoken in American public discourse. Informative and compelling, this book suggests new understandings of this much-discussed genre. Softcover, 262 pp. $41.95.

He Was Some Kind of Man: Masculinities in the B Western He Was Some Kind of Man: Masculinities in the B Western
Roderick McGillis
He Was Some Kind of a Man explores the construction and representation of masculinity in low-budget western movies. These films contained some of the mid-twentieth century's most familiar cowboy names: Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Red Ryder. The first serious study of a body of films that was central to the youth of two generations, this book combines the author's childhood fascination with this genre with an interdisciplinary scholarly exploration of the films' influence on modern views of masculinity. Softcover, 208 pp. $29.95.

The Power of Movies: How Screen and Mind InteractThe Power of Movies: How Screen and Mind Interact
Colin McGinn
How is watching a movie similar to dreaming? What goes on in our minds when we become absorbed in a movie? How does looking "into" a movie screen allow us to experience the thoughts and feelings of the characters? These and related questions are answered in The Power of Movies, an accessible book about a phenomenon seemingly beyond our understanding. Colin McGinn enhances our comprehension of both movies as well as ourselves in this book. Softcover, 210 pp. $17.95.

My Mother is an AlienMy Mother is an Alien: Ten Takes on Life & Film
George Melnyk
Written by critically acclaimed Alberta author George Melnyk, My Mother is an Alien brings autobiographical responses to film, daringly exposing and examining the personal insights, beliefs, and sensitivities that film arouses. The thoughtful essays delve into such films as Leolo, Last Night, Clearcut, and, as the title implies, Alien. Softcover, 144 pp. $18.95.

Underground U.S.A.
Underground U.S.A.: Filmmaking Beyond the Hollywood Canon
Xavier Mendik and Jay Schneider
Underground U.S.A.
offers a fascinating overview of this area of maverick movie-making by considering the links between the experimental and exploitation traditions of the American underground. This volume brings together leading film-writers and filmmakers who take as their focus those directors, films and genres not easily assimilated by the mainstream. Softcover, 235 pp. $32.95.

Melodrama: Genre, Style, Sensibility Melodrama: Genre, Style, Sensibility
John Mercer & Martin Shingler
This is an accessible overview of the complex debates around the connections between melodrama and cinema. This book identifies three distinct but connected concepts through which it is possible to make sense of melodrama: as a genre, originating in early European theatre; as a specific cinematic style, epitomised by the work of Douglas Sirk; or as a sensibility that reflects the desires, concerns and anxieties of audiences. Softcover, 134 pp. $25.95.

The Road Story and the Rebel: Moving Through Film, Fiction, and TelevisionThe Road Story and the Rebel: Moving Through Film, Fiction, and Television
Katie Mills
In The Road Story and the Rebel: Moving Through Film, Fiction, and Television, Katie Mills traces the evolution of stories of automobility--autonomy and mobility--from the Beats' postwar literacy adventures to today's postmodern reality television shows and digital interactions. The Road Story and the Rebel, which includes twenty illustrations, offers interdisciplinary insights to schools and students of genre, film and media studies, and cultural studies by revealing how rebels with a cause consistently revise the road genre. Softcover, 270 pp. $41.50.

The Digital Film EventThe Digital Film Event
Trinh T. Minh-Ha
Endless travel in cyberspace, virtual reality, and the dream of limitless speed: technology changes our sense of self. In her new book, Trinh Minh-ha explores the way technology transforms our perception of reality. With her signature amalgam of feminism, postcolonial theory, Eastern philosophy, and practical understanding of filmmaking, Trinh Minh-ha presents a much needed advance in our understanding of the real technological age. Softcover, 219 pp. $39.95.

How to Read a FilmHow to Read a Film
Fourth Edition
James Monaco
This hugely popular book became an instant classic when it was first published in 1977. Now, James Monaco offers the fourth edition of How to Read a Film, completely revised and expanded, featuring new sections on movies and media in the 21st century. With nearly 500 illustrative film stills and more than sixty diagrams, this book is an indispensable addition to the library of everyone who loves the cinema and wants to understand it better. Softcover, 729 pp. $31.95.

The SixtiesThe Sixties: 1960-1969
Paul Monaco
Amid the turbulence of political assassinations, the civil rights struggle, and antiwar protests, American society was experiencing growing affluence and profound cultural change during the 1960s. It was in this climate that the film industry gradually redirected its energies, resulting in a distinctive break from traditional business and stylistic practice and the emergence of a new wave of American filmmakers. Paul Monaco gives a sweeping view of this exhilarating decade, ranging from the visceral sensation of Bonnie and Clyde to the comic-book satire of Dr. Strangelove and the youthful alienation of The Graduate. Softcover, 346 pp. $34.95.

The StarsThe Stars
Edgar Morin
Worshipped as heroes, treated as gods, movie stars are more than objects of admiration. A star's influence touches every aspect of ordinary life, dictating taste in fashion, lifestyle and desire. Edgar Morin's remarkable investigation into the cultural and social significance of the star system traces its evolution from the earliest days of the cinema to the postwar era. Hardcover, 160 pp. $25.95.

The Cinema, or the Imaginary Man	The Cinema, or the Imaginary Man
Edgar Morin
When The Cinema, or the Imaginary Man first appeared in 1956, the movies and the moviegoing experience were generally not regarded worthy of serious scholarly consideration. Yet, French critic and social theorist Edgar Morin perceived in the cinema a complex phenomenon capable of illuminating fundamental truths about thought, imagination, and human nature. This audacious, provocative work draws on insight from poets, filmmakers, anthropologists, and philosophers to restore to the cinema the sense of magic first enjoyed at the dawn of the medium. Softcover, 292 pp. $27.95.

The Sundance KidsThe Sundance Kids: How the Mavericks Took Back Hollywood
James Mottram
A formidable new generation of American filmmakers are currently in their prime: Paul Thomas Anderson, Alexander Payne, Sofia Coppola, David Fincher, Spike Jonze, and Wes Anderson, to name but six. In The Sundance Kids, author James Mottram offers a detailed analysis of each director and their oeuvre, placing them within a framework of new golden age, one not seen since Scorsese, Altman, Spielberg, and Coppola in the 1970s. Softcover, 480 pp. $29.00.

Re-Takes: Postcoloniality & Foreign Film Languages	Re-Takes: Postcoloniality & Foreign Film Languages
John Mowitt
Exploring several dimensions of the problem of "film languages," this volume engages the complications inherent in the study of the "other" and investigates the intricate relationship between postcoloniality, national identity, ideology, and filmmaking. Softcover, 209 pp. $30.95.

Singing a New TuneSinging a New Tune: The Rebirth of the Modern Film Musical
John Kenneth Muir
Moulin Rouge, Chicago, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Phantom of the Opera: of late, there has been a Renaissance in the Hollywood musical. In this well-researched book, author and film expert John Kenneth Muir offers a detailed look at this recent trend in filmmaking. Starting with a succinct introduction to the history of the Hollywood musical, Muir goes on to give his account on this renewed interest in this popular genre. Hardcover, 457 pp. $32.95.

On FilmOn Film
Second Edition
Stephen Mulhall
In this significantly expanded new edition of his widely acclaimed exploration between philosophy and film., Stephen Mulhall broadens the focus of his work from science fiction to the espionage thriller and beyond. On Film is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, film theory and cultural studeis, and in the way philosophy can enrich our understanding of cinema. Softcover, 270 pp. $31.95.

Movies of the 40sMovies of the 40s
Jurgen Muller
In Hollywood, the 1940s were probably the most creative phase in the history of the studios. With the world at war, directors served up propaganda and escapist entertainment to the moviegoing masses of the pre-television age. Yet in many countries, a parallel tendency towards greater realism took root: Neorealism in Italy, for example. In this beautifully illustrated book, Jurgen Muller provides a complete overview to this remarkable decade in film. Softcover, 575 pp. $54.99.

Movies of the 50sMovies of the 50s
Jurgen Muller
With TV stealing audiences away from movie palaces, filmmakers in the 50s sought to provide the public with an experience that they couldn't get in their living rooms. James Dean, Cinemascope, The French New Wave, and Godzilla: the 1950s marked the transition to a truly modern cinema. In this glorious volume, a varied cornucopia of films have been collected and profiled, to offer an unrivaled perspective on the decade in film. Illustrated cover-to-cover in colour and black & white. Softcover, 577 pp. $54.99.

Movies of the 60sMovies of the 60s
Jurgen Muller
Positioned precariously between the uptight 50s and the freewheeling 70s, the 1960s marked a turbulent time in the film industry. Now that audiences were more and more glued to their TV sets and the abolition of the Production Code loosened up the rules about what was “permissible” in cinema, filmmakers had more freedom to explore the possibilities of film as an art form. Softcover, 640 pp. $59.99.

Movies of the 70sMovies of the 70s
Jurgen Muller
Often referred to as the last Golden Age of cinema, the 1970s was a period of artistic innovation, formal experimentation, and commercial explosion. In this splendidly designed year by year chronicle, the most significant films of this revolutionary decade are examined. 736 pp. $59.99.

Movies of the 80sMovies of the 80s
Jurgen Muller
The 1980s brought us a cinema of polarities: high-tech futurism and gritty urbanism; big-budget blockbusters and low-budget independents; escapist fantasies and compelling realism. This stunning visual catalogue offers a comprehensive look at the decade and offers insightful comments on the defining trends. Softcover, 863 pp. $54.99.

Best Movies of the 90sBest Movies of the 90s
Jurgen Muller
This eclectic list of 63 films represents the wide variety of remarkable movies that graced the silver screen in the 1990s. Each film is profiled with an essay, and additionally accompanied by a glossary entry devoted to one person or a cinematographic term. Furthermore, this book is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of movie stills. Hardcover, 351 pp. $17.99.

Death 24x a SecondDeath 24x a Second
Laura Mulvey
In Death 24x a Second, Laura Mulvey examines the ways in which new media technologies, such as video and DVD, have transformed the way we experience film. With the power to fast-forward, reverse, and freeze the image, these technologies give viewers the power to manipulate both image and story. Mulvey argues that this new-found control over films -- films produced to be seen collectively and followed in a linear fashion -- can result in unexpected, even unintended, pleasures. Softcover, 216 pp. $34.95.

Genre and Contemporary HollywoodGenre and Contemporary Hollywood
Steve Neale
Focusing on Hollywood in the 1980's and 1990's, this anthology of insightful essays examines the cycles and trends exhibited in genre films. Every genre is considered: teenpics, biopics, animated films, comedies, westerns, horror films, gangster films, Shakespearian adaptations, and war films. A richly detailed introduction to the subject, ideal for students and film fans alike. Softcover, 322 pp. $37.95.

Introduction to Film StudiesIntroduction to Film Studies
Jill Nelmes
Introduction to Film Studies is a comprehensive leading textbook for students of cinema. This updated fourth edition guides students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, traces the historical development of film and introduces some of the world's key national cinemas. Reviewed widely by teachers in the field and with a foreword by Bill Nichols, it can be essential for any introductory student of film, media studies or the visual arts worldwide. Softcover, 478 pp. $47.95.

Icons of GriefIcons of Grief: Val Lewton's Home Front Pictures
Alexander Nemerov
Between 1942 and 1946 Val Lewton made horror films such as I Walked with a Zombie, The Ghost Ship, The Curse of the Cat People, and Bedlam. Scholars and fans of Hollywood film have long admired these movies, but here they are presented in a new light: as uniquely powerful commentaries on the American home front during World War II. This stimulating analysis fills a major gap in Val Lewton scholarship. Softcover, 213 pp. $34.95.

The Violent WomanThe Violent Woman
Hilary Neroni
In The Violent Woman, Hilary Neroni brings psychoanalytically informed film theory to bear on issues of femininity, violence, and narrative in contemporary American cinema. Examining such films as Thelma and Louise, Fargo, Natural Born Killers, and The Long Kiss Goodnight, Neroni explores why American audiences are so fascinated--even excited--by cinematic representations of violent women, and what these representations reveal about violence in our society and our cinema. Neroni argues that violent women characters disrupt cinematic narrative and challenge cultural ideals, suggesting how difficult it is for Hollywood--the greatest of ideology machines--to integrate the violent women into its typical narrative structure. Softcover, 203 pp. $29.95.

A History of the French New Wave CinemaA History of the French New Wave Cinema
Richard Neupert
Famous for its exhuberance, daring, and avant-garde techniques, the French New Wave is arguably the most fascinating of all film movements. This well-researched book offers a fresh look at the social, economic, and aesthetic mechanisms that shaped French film in the 1950s, as well as detailed studies of the most important New Wave movies of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Softcover, 342 pp. $29.95.

Making Waves: New Cinemas of the 1960sMaking Waves: New Cinemas of the 1960s
Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
The 1960s was a famously the decade of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. It was also a decade of revolution and counter-revolution, of consumerism and rebellion against it. The cinema was central to this atmosphere of cultural ferment. Hollywood was in decline, both artistically and commercially. The genres which had held audiences captive in the 1940s and 50s were losing their appeal and their great practitioners were approaching retirement. Making Waves is a sharp, focused, and brilliant survey of the innovative filmmaking of the 1960s, placing it in its political, economic, cultural, and aesthetic context -- capturing the distinctiveness of a decade which was groundbreaking for the cinema and for the world at large. Softcover, 230 pp. $26.95.

Avant-Garde FilmAvant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes, and Passions
Michael O'Pray
Avant-Garde Film examines the variety of concerns and practices that have comprised the long history of avant-garde film. Through in-depth case-studies, the book introduces students not only to the history of the avant-garde but also to varied analytical approaches to the films themselves ranging from abstraction and surreal visions, to underground subversion and experimental narrative. Softcover, 136 pp. $25.95.

Cinematic ProphylaxisCinematic Prophylaxis: Globalization and Contagion in the Discourse of World Health
Kirsten Ostherr
A timely contribution to the fields of film history, visual culture, and globalization studies, Cinematic Propylaxis provides essential historical information about how the representation of biological contagion has affected understandings of the orgins and vectors of disease. In collecting visual representations of the contamination of bodies across a range of media, Kirsten Ostherr notes the changes -- and the alarming continuities -- in popular understandings of the connection between pathologized bodies and the global spread of disease. Softcover, 275 pp. $32.95.

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Nineteenth-Century American Fiction on ScreenNineteenth-Century American Fiction on Screen
R. Barton Palmer
The fourteen essays collected here provide a survey of the important films based on, or inspired by, nineteenth-century American fiction, from James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans to Owen Wister's The Virginian. This book includes production stills and full filmographies. Together with its companion volume on twentieth-century fiction, the volume offers a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of American literature on screen. Softcover, 262 pp. $34.95.

Twentieth-Century American Fiction on ScreenTwentieth-Century American Fiction on Screen
R. Barton Palmer
The essays in this collection analyze major film adaptations of twentieth-century American fiction, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon to Toni Morrison's Beloved. Combining cinematic and literary approaches, this volume explores the adaptation process from conception through production and reception. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book includes production stills and full filmographies. Together with its companion volume on nineteenth-century fiction, the volume offers a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of American literature on screen. Softcover, 257 pp. $34.95.

Captured: A Film History of the Lower East SideCaptured: A Film History of the Lower East Side

Clayton Patterson
Part formal history and part inspirational text, Captured serves to remind people on the outside looking in how often their contributions form the invisible pillars of American art and popular life. This collection of field reports from the Lower East Side is studded with names such as Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Jack Smith, Taylor Mead, Jonas Mekas, Jim Jarmusch, Steve Buscemi, Louis Guzman, Nick Zedd, and many others. Film fans and those in tune with alternative culture will love this surprising social history of filmmaking from the margins. Softcover, 586 pp. $33.50.

Art and Its ShadowArt and Its Shadow
Mario Perniola
Art and its Shadow
is an extraordinary analysis of contemporary art and film. Mario Perniola argues that the meaning of art in the modern world no longer lies in aesthetic value, nor in popular taste, but beside the artwork, in the shadow created by both the art establishment and mass communications. Ranging across the work of Andy Warhol, cyberpunk, Wim Wenders, and Derek Jarman, this stimulating book will be of interest to anyone who studies film or art. Softcover, 78 pp. $32.50.

Journeys of Desire: European Actors in HollywoodJourneys of Desire: European Actors in Hollywood
Alastair Phillips & Ginette Vincendeau
Since the early days of the US film industry, European actors have consistently been a major force in Hollywood. Screen idols such as Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, Arnold Schwarzeneggaer, and Antonio Banderas, as well as scores of more modest players, have profoundly shaped "American" cinema. This book offers for the first time a comprehensive critical guide to European Actors in American film, bringing together 15 overview chapters with A-Z entries on over 900 individuals in one accessible and scholarly volume. Softcover, 512 pp. $36.99.

Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the WorldReligion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World
S. Brent Plate
This book brings together religious studies and film studies, asking how the world of film affects religious attitudes, and how millennia-old myths and rituals alter the ways films are made, viewed and interpreted. The films discussed range from Hollywood blockbusters like Star Wars and The Matrix to cult films such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and avant-garde and experimental films like Man With a Movie Camera and Stan Brakhage's The Act of Seeing with Ones Own Eyes. Softcover, 112 pp. $27.50.

Scenes of Instruction: The Beginnings of the U.S. Study of FilmScenes of Instruction: The Beginnings of the U.S. Study of Film
Dana Polan
This book chronicles the first classes on the art industry of cinema and the colorful pioneers, who taught, wrote, and advocated on behalf of the new art form. Dana Polan examines a wide range of thinkers who engaged with the new art of film, from Marxist Harry Alan Potamkin to sociologist Frederic Thrasher to Great Books advocates Mortimer Adler and Mark Van Doren. Softcover, 406 pp. $32.95.

Farber on FilmFarber on Film: The Complete Writings of Manny Farber
Robert Polito
This volume contains Manny Farber's extraordinary body of work in its entirety for the first time, from his early and previously uncollected weekly reviews for The New Republic and The Nation to his brilliant later essays on Godard, Fassbinder, Herzog, Scorsese, Altman, and others. Featuring an introduction by editor Robert Polito that examines in detail the stages of Farber's career and his enduring significance as a writer and thinker, Farber on Film is a landmark publication that is destined to become a classic in the field. Hardcover, 824 pp. $50.00.

Where the Boys AreWhere the Boys Are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth
Murray Pomerance & Frances Gateward
Bridging film studies with gender studies, this scholarly anthology analyzes cinema's fascination with boyhood. A variety of critical perspectives are on display in the 20 essays collected here. Chapters include: "Perfect Childhoods": Larry Clark Puts Boys Onscreen, In Love and Trouble: Teenage Boys and Interracial Romance, The Man-Boys of Steven Spielberg, and Jerkus Interruptus: The Terrible Trials of Masturbating Boys in Recent Hollywood Cinema. Softcover, 421 pp. $44.50.

Early CinemaEarly Cinema: From Factory Gate to Dream Factory
Simon Popple & Joe Kember
Early Cinema explores the period 1895 to 1914 when cinema established itself as the leading form of visual culture among rapidly expanding global media. This book introduces the student to the study of cinema as a series of aesthetic, technological, cultural, ideological and economic debates while exploring new and challenging approaches to the subject. Softcover, 136 pp. $25.95.

Dekalog 3: On Film FestivalsDekalog 3: On Film Festivals
Edited by Richard Porton
The Dekalog series is a new list of bi-annual publications dedicated to presenting insightful criticism on a wide range of subjects across the full spectrum of contemporary global cinema. Edited by Richard Porton and featuring contributions from an array of international scholars, this edition focuses on Film Festivals. Softcover, 188 pp. $25.00.

Invisible NativesInvisible Natives
Myth & Identity in the American Western
Armando Jose Prats
This incisive, provocative, and wide-ranging book casts a critical eye on the representation of Native Americans in the Western film since the genre's beginnings. Among the films discussed are Northwest Passage, Stagecoach, The Searchers, Hombre, Hondo, Ulanza's Raid, The Last of the Mohicans, and Dances With Wolves. Softcover, 317 pp. $32.95.

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