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Reelpolitik Ideologies in American Political Film

by Beverly Merrill Kelley Lexington Books (March 22, 2012)

Reelpolitik Ideologies in American Political Film, by Beverly Merrill Kelley, is a unique investigation that advances beyond typical left (liberal) and right (conservative) political distinctions found in most...


Nationalist African Cinema: Legacy and Transformations

by Sada Niang Lexington Books (February 14, 2014)

Nationalist African Cinema: Legacy and Transformations reexamines African cinema of the nationalist era within the context of contemporary major Euro-American film trends. It argues that the aesthetic diversification...


Apocalyptic Transformation: Apocalypse and the Postmodern Imagination

by Elizabeth K. Rosen Lexington Books (February 15, 2008)

Apocalyptic Transformation explores how one the oldest sense-making paradigms, the apocalyptic myth, is altered when postmodern authors and filmmakers adopt it. It examines how postmodern writers adapt a fundamentally...


Terrence Malick and the Thought of Film

by Steven Rybin Lexington Books (November 17, 2011)

Terrence Malick and the Thought of Film explores how the experience of viewing Terrence Malick's films enables imaginative acts of philosophical interpretation. Useful for both professional philosophers interested...


Crisis of Gender and the Nation in Korean Literature and Cinema: Modernity Arrives Again

by Kelly Y. Jeong Lexington Books (December 28, 2010)

This book is about the changing constructs of modernity, masculinity, and gender relations and discourses in Korean literature and cinema during the crucial decades of the colonial and postcolonial era, from...


Images for a Generation Doomed: The Films and Career of Gregg Araki

by Kylo-Patrick R. Hart Lexington Books (December 03, 2009)

Images for a Generation Doomed: The Films and Career of Gregg Araki provides an interpretive critical history of director Gregg Araki's career trajectory to date. In doing so, Kylo-Patrick R. Hart articulates...


Fear, Cultural Anxiety, and Transformation: Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Films Remade

by John Marmysz, Scott A. Lukas, Zilia Papp & Daniel Herbert et al. Lexington Books (June 22, 2010)

The contributors to this volume explore the themes of fear, cultural anxiety, and transformation as expressed in remade horror, science fiction, and fantasy films. While opening on a note that emphasizes the...


Extra-Ordinary Men: White Heterosexual Masculinity and Contemporary Popular Cinema

by Nicola Rehling Lexington Books (June 21, 2010)

This book analyzes popular cinematic representations of normative masculinity, exploring the idea that its positioning as the 'ordinary' identity is a source of not only ideological and political strength but...


The Coen Brothers and the Comedy of Democracy

by Sara MacDonald & Barry Craig Lexington Books (December 31, 2018)

Both critically and commercially successful filmmakers, the Coen brothers have written, produced, and directed numerous acclaimed films over the past three decades. Sara MacDonald and Barry Craig demonstrate...


The United States Constitution in Film

by Eric T. Kasper & Quentin D. Vieregge Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

The U.S. Constitution is often depicted in popular films, teaching lessons about what this founding document means and what it requires. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington educates how a bill becomes a law. 12 Angry...


Ernst Lubitsch's The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

by John W. Fawell Lexington Books (June 20, 2018)

This book takes a close look at a film that has heretofore been significantly undervalued by film scholars: Ernst Lubitsch’s The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg. In so doing, it not only advocates for the...


Borderlands Media: Cinema and Literature as Opposition to the Oppression of Immigrants

by David Toohey Lexington Books (March 15, 2012)

Borderlands Media: Cinema and Literature as Opposition to the Oppression of Immigrants, by David E. Toohey, explores the ways in which immigrants, diaspora communities, and their allies use alternative media...


Women in Chinese Martial Arts Films of the New Millennium: Narrative Analyses and Gender Politics

by Ya-chen Chen Lexington Books (April 12, 2012)

Women and Gender in Chinese Martial Arts Films of the New Millennium, by Ya-chen Chen, examines underexposed gender issues in more recent films, focusing on the contradictory feminism in the film narratives....


Beyond Free Speech and Propaganda

by Jay Douglas Steinmetz Lexington Books (November 24, 2017)

In Beyond Free Speech and Propaganda: The Political Development of Hollywood, 1907–1927, Jay Douglas Steinmetz provides an original and detailed account of the political developments that shaped the American...


Cinema at the Crossroads: Nation and the Subject in East Asian Cinema

by Hyon Joo Yoo Lexington Books (April 25, 2012)

What does it mean to rethink postcolonial studies through East Asian experience and cinema? Cinema at the Crossroads: Nation and the Subject in East Asian Cinema by Hyon Joo Yoo, pursues this question by bringing...


Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

by Andrew Scahill, Debbie C. Olson, Lindiwe Dovey & Adrian Schober et al. Lexington Books (May 18, 2012)

Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema, edited by Debbie C. Olson and Andrew Scahill, is an edited collection that challenges notions of the innocent child through an exploration of the dark side of...


Transnational Australian Cinema

by Olivia Khoo, Belinda Smaill & Audrey Yue Lexington Books (March 08, 2013)

To date, there has been little sustained attention given to the historical cinema relations between Australia and Asia. This is a significant omission given Australia’s geo-political position and the place...


The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects

by Rama Venkatasawmy Lexington Books (November 30, 2012)

The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects: Hollywood’s Coming of Age, by Rama Venkatasawmy, analyzes how the Hollywood cinema industry’s visual effects applications have not only motivated the expansion...


Screening Minors in Latin American Cinema

by Georgia Seminet, Carolina Rocha, Rachel Randall & Amanda Holmes et al. Lexington Books (August 26, 2014)

Screening Minors in Latin American Cinema is the first volume to delve into the construction of children's subjectivity and agency in Latin American film, and addresses such questions as: How and to what extent...


Raoul Peck: Power, Politics, and the Cinematic Imagination

by Toni Pressley-Sanon, Sophie Saint-Just, Tama Hamilton-Wray & Myriam J. A. Chancy et al. Lexington Books (December 03, 2015)

Raoul Peck: Power, Politics and the Cinematic Imagination includes a collection of essays by leading scholars and an interview and two keynotes addresses by the Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. The volume focuses...


Gender in Hispanic Literature and Visual Arts

by Christina Mougoyanni Hennessy, Patricia Bolaños-Fabres, Tania Gómez & Silvia M. Roca-Martínez et al. Lexington Books (December 24, 2015)

This edited collection provides an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective on gender within Hispanic film and literature.


Screenplay and Narrative Theory: The Screenplectics Model of Complex Narrative Systems

by George Varotsis Lexington Books (October 01, 2015)

Screenplay and Narrative Theory investigates the cognitive processes of narrative composition and the fundamental underlying mechanics and dynamics of narrative by introducing characteristics of complex narrative...