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Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema

by Lilya Kaganovsky & Masha Salazkina Indiana University Press (March 07, 2014)

This innovative volume challenges the ways we look at both cinema and cultural history by shifting the focus from the centrality of the visual and the literary toward the recognition of acoustic culture as formative...

Richard E. Norman and Race Filmmaking

by Barbara Tepa Lupack & Michael T. Martin Indiana University Press (November 08, 2013)

In the early 1900s, so-called race filmmakers set out to produce black-oriented pictures to counteract the racist caricatures that had dominated cinema from its inception. Richard E. Norman, a southern-born...

Locating the Moving Image: New Approaches to Film and Place

by Julia Hallam & Les Roberts Indiana University Press (November 07, 2013)

Leading scholars in the interdisciplinary field of geo-spatial visual studies examine the social experience of cinema and the different ways in which film production developed as a commercial enterprise, as...

Cinema and Development in West Africa: Film as a Vehicle for Liberation

by James E. Genova Indiana University Press (September 25, 2013)

Cinema and Development in West Africa shows how the film industry in Francophone West African countries played an important role in executing strategies of nation building during the transition from French rule...

Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian

by Michael Witt Indiana University Press (November 07, 2013)

Originally released as a videographic experiment in film history, Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinéma has pioneered how we think about and narrate cinema history, and in how history is taught through cinema....

François Truffaut: The Lost Secret

by Anne Gillain & Alistair Fox Indiana University Press (June 07, 2013)

For François Truffaut, the lost secret of cinematic art is in the ability to generate emotion and reveal repressed fantasies through cinematic representation. Available in English for the first time, Anne Gillain's...

Global Nollywood: The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry

by Matthias Krings & Onookome Okome Indiana University Press (May 27, 2013)

Global Nollywood considers this first truly African cinema beyond its Nigerian origins. In 15 lively essays, this volume traces the engagement of the Nigerian video film industry with the African continent and...

The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television

by Maria San Filippo Indiana University Press (April 12, 2013)

Often disguised in public discourse by terms like "gay," "homoerotic," "homosocial," or "queer," bisexuality is strangely absent from queer studies and virtually untreated in film and media criticism. Maria...

Trash: African Cinema from Below

by Kenneth W. Harrow Indiana University Press (April 09, 2013)

Highlighting what is melodramatic, flashy, low, and gritty in the characters, images, and plots of African cinema, Kenneth W. Harrow uses trash as the unlikely metaphor to show how these films have depicted...

Post-Revolution Nonfiction Film: Building the Soviet and Cuban Nations

by Joshua Malitsky Indiana University Press (March 20, 2013)

In the charged atmosphere of post-revolution, artistic and political forces often join in the effort to reimagine a new national space for a liberated people. Joshua Malitsky examines nonfiction film and nation...

Euro Horror: Classic European Horror Cinema in Contemporary American Culture

by Ian Olney Indiana University Press (February 07, 2013)

Beginning in the 1950s, "Euro Horror" movies materialized in astonishing numbers from Italy, Spain, and France and popped up in the US at rural drive-ins and urban grindhouse theaters such as those that once...

Cinematic Flashes: Cinephilia and Classical Hollywood

by Rashna Wadia Richards Indiana University Press (December 28, 2012)

Cinematic Flashes challenges popular notions of a uniform Hollywood style by disclosing uncanny networks of incongruities, coincidences, and contingencies at the margins of the cinematic frame. In an agile demonstration...

Blockbuster History in the New Russia: Movies, Memory, and Patriotism

by Stephen M. Norris Indiana University Press (October 19, 2012)

Seeking to rebuild the Russian film industry after its post-Soviet collapse, directors and producers sparked a revival of nationalist and patriotic sentiment by applying Hollywood techniques to themes drawn...

Early Cinema in Asia

by Nick Deocampo Indiana University Press (September 19, 2017)

Early Cinema in Asia explores how cinema became a popular medium in the world’s largest and most diverse continent. Beginning with the end of Asia’s colonial period in the 19th century, contributors to this...

Screening Transcendence

by Robert Dassanowsky Indiana University Press (May 01, 2018)

During the 1930s, Austrian film production companies developed a process to navigate the competing demands of audiences in Nazi Germany and those found in broader Western markets. In Screening Transcendence,...

The Image in Early Cinema

by Scott Curtis, Philippe Gauthier, Tom Gunning & Joshua Yumibe Indiana University Press (March 22, 2018)

In The Image in Early Cinema, the contributors examine intersections between early cinematic form, technology, theory, practice, and broader modes of visual culture. They argue that early cinema emerged within...

Game Time

by Christopher Hanson Indiana University Press (March 08, 2018)

Preserving, pausing, slowing, rewinding, replaying, reactivating, reanimating. . . . Has the ability to manipulate video game timelines altered our cultural conceptions of time?

Video game scholar Christopher...

Roots of the New Arab Film

by Roy Armes Indiana University Press (March 08, 2018)

Roots of the New Arab Film deals with the generation of filmmakers from across North Africa and the Middle East who created an international awareness of Arab film from the mid-1980s onwards. These seminal filmmakers...

Race and the Revolutionary Impulse in The Spook Who Sat by the Door

by Michael T. Martin, David C. Wall & Marilyn Yaquinto Indiana University Press (January 01, 2018)

Ivan Dixon’s 1973 film The Spook Who Sat by the Door captures the intensity of social and political upheaval during a volatile period in American history. Based on Sam Greenlee’s novel by the same name,...

The Voice of Technology

by Lilya Kaganovsky Indiana University Press (February 13, 2018)

As cinema industries around the globe adjusted to the introduction of synch-sound technology, the Soviet Union was also shifting culturally, politically, and ideologically from the heterogeneous film industry...

Orson Welles in Focus

by Sidney Gottlieb, James N. Gilmore & James Naremore Indiana University Press (February 09, 2018)

Through his radio and film works, such as The War of the Worlds and Citizen Kane, Orson Welles became a household name in the United States. Yet Welles’s multifaceted career went beyond these classic titles...

Main Street Movies

by Martin L. Johnson Indiana University Press (January 25, 2018)

"See yourself in the movies!"

Prior to the advent of the home movie camera and the ubiquitousness of the camera phone, there was the local film. This cultural phenomenon, produced across the country from the...

Socialist Senses

by Emma Widdis Indiana University Press (October 13, 2017)

In a major reimagining of the history and cultural impact of Soviet film, noted film scholar Emma Widdis explores the fundamental transformations in how film, through the senses, remade the Soviet self in the...

For the Love of Cinema

by Rashna Wadia Richards & David T. Johnson Indiana University Press (June 06, 2017)

What role does love—of cinema, of cinema studies, of teaching and learning—play in teaching film? For the Love of Cinema brings together a wide range of film scholars to explore the relationship between...

Silver Screen, Hasidic Jews

by Shaina Hammerman Indiana University Press (November 10, 2017)

Motivated by Woody Allen’s brief comedic transformation into a Hasidic Jew in Annie Hall, cultural historian Shaina Hammerman examines the effects of real and imagined representations of Hasidic Jews in film,...

Boats on the Marne

by Prakash Younger Indiana University Press (June 06, 2017)

Boats on the Marne offers an original interpretation of Jean Renoir’s celebrated films of the 1930s, treating them as a coherent narrative of philosophical response to the social and political crises of the...

Film, Fashion, and the 1960s

by Eugenia Paulicelli, Drake Stutesman & Louise Wallenberg Indiana University Press (September 01, 2017)

A fascinating look at one of the most experimental, volatile, and influential decades, Film, Fashion, and the 1960s, examines the numerous ways in which film and fashion intersected and affected identity expression...

The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw

by Lida Oukaderova Indiana University Press (May 15, 2017)

Following Joseph Stalin’s death in 1953, the Soviet Union experienced a dramatic resurgence in cinematic production. The period of the Soviet Thaw became known for its relative political and cultural liberalization;...

Amateur Movie Making

by Martha Mcnamara & Karan Sheldon Indiana University Press (May 22, 2017)

A compelling regional and historical study that transforms our understanding of film history, Amateur Movie Making demonstrates how amateur films and home movies stand as testaments to the creative lives of...

The Flaherty

by Patricia R. Zimmermann & Scott MacDonald Indiana University Press (May 15, 2017)

This is the inspiring story of The Flaherty, one of the oldest continuously running nonprofit media arts institutions in the world, which has shaped the development of independent film, video, and emerging forms...

The Year's Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons

by Jonathan Paul Eburne & Benjamin Schreier Indiana University Press (April 17, 2017)

What happens when math nerds, band and theater geeks, goths, sci-fi fanatics, Young Republican debate poindexters, techies, Trekkies, D&D players, wallflowers, bookworms, and RPG players grow up? And what can...

Truffaut on Cinema

by Alistair Fox & Anne Gillain Indiana University Press (March 06, 2017)

Between 1959 and 1984, French film director François Truffaut was interviewed over three hundred times. Each interview offers critical insight into the genesis of Truffaut’s films as he shares the sources...

Screens and Veils: Maghrebi Women's Cinema

by Florence Martin Indiana University Press (October 13, 2011)

Examined within their economic, cultural, and political context, the work of women Maghrebi filmmakers forms a cohesive body of work. Florence Martin examines the intersections of nation and gender in seven...

Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics

by Akinwumi Adesokan Indiana University Press (October 21, 2011)

What happens when social and political processes such as globalization shape cultural production? Drawing on a range of writers and filmmakers from Africa and elsewhere, Akin Adesokan explores the forces at...

Introduction to Documentary, Second Edition

by Bill Nichols Indiana University Press (December 07, 2010)

This new edition of Bill Nichols's bestselling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of...

Introduction to Documentary, Third Edition

by Bill Nichols Indiana University Press (March 27, 2017)

The third edition of Bill Nichols’s best-selling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use...

With a Crooked Stick--The Films of Oscar Micheaux

by J. Ronald Green Indiana University Press (March 18, 2004)

With a "crooked stick," filmmaker Oscar Micheaux (1884–1951) sought to hit a "straight lick" by stressing the strategic importance of class mobility, or "uplift," for African Americans. A theme in all of his...

Pink 2.0: Encoding Queer Cinema on the Internet

by Noah A. Tsika Indiana University Press (October 03, 2016)

In an era where digital media converges with new technologies that allow for cropping, remixing, extracting, and pirating, a second life for traditional media appears via the internet and emerging platforms....

Oscar Micheaux and His Circle: African-American Filmmaking and Race Cinema of the Silent Era

by Pearl Bowser, Jane Marie Gaines & Charles Musser Indiana University Press (March 28, 2016)

Oscar Micheaux-the most prolific African American filmmaker to date and a filmmaking giant of the silent period-has finally found his rightful place in film history. Both artist and showman, Micheaux stirred...

Speaking Pictures: Neuropsychoanalysis and Authorship in Film and Literature

by Alistair Fox Indiana University Press (March 21, 2016)

Alistair Fox presents a theory of literary and cinematic representation through the lens of neurological and cognitive science in order to understand the origins of storytelling and our desire for fictional...

White Robes, Silver Screens: Movies and the Making of the Ku Klux Klan

by Tom Rice Indiana University Press (January 04, 2016)

The Ku Klux Klan was reestablished in Atlanta in 1915, barely a week before the Atlanta premiere of The Birth of a Nation, D. W. Griffith's paean to the original Klan. While this link between Griffith's film...

Sex Radical Cinema

by Carol Siegel Indiana University Press (November 18, 2015)

In this provocative study of cinematic and televisual representations of "sex radicalism," Carol Siegel explores how representations of sexually explicit content on film have shaped American cultural visions...

Rethinking African Cultural Production

by Frieda Ekotto & Kenneth W. Harrow Indiana University Press (May 29, 2015)

Frieda Ekotto, Kenneth W. Harrow, and an international group of scholars set forth new understandings of the conditions of contemporary African cultural production in this forward-looking volume. Arguing that...

Nollywood Stars: Media and Migration in West Africa and the Diaspora

by Noah A. Tsika Indiana University Press (April 10, 2015)

In this comprehensive study of Nollywood stardom around the world, Noah A. Tsika explores how the industry's top on-screen talents have helped Nollywood to expand beyond West Africa and into the diaspora to...

Orphans of the East: Postwar Eastern European Cinema and the Revolutionary Subject

by Constantin Parvulescu Indiana University Press (June 08, 2015)

Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying...

New Voices in Arab Cinema

by Roy Armes Indiana University Press (January 29, 2015)

New Voices in Arab Cinema focuses on contemporary filmmaking since the 1980s, but also considers the longer history of Arab cinema. Taking into consideration film from the Middle East and North Africa and giving...