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Hokum!

by Rob King University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

Hokum!, the first book to take a comprehensive view of short-subject slapstick comedy in the early sound era, challenges the received wisdom that sound destroyed the slapstick tradition. Author Rob King explores...


Transcendental Style in Film

by Paul Schrader University of California Press (May 18, 2018)

With a new introduction, acclaimed director Paul Schrader revisits and updates his study and contemplation of slow cinema of the past fifty years. This seminal text analyzes the film style of three great directors—Yasujiro...


Mock Classicism

by Nilo Couret University of California Press (March 16, 2018)

In Mock Classicism Nilo Couret presents an alternate history of Latin American cinema that traces the popularity and cultural significance of film comedies as responses to modernization and the forerunners to...


Cinema and the Wealth of Nations

by Lee Grieveson University of California Press (November 24, 2017)

Cinema and the Wealth of Nations explores how media in the form principally of cinema was used by elite institutions such as states, corporations, and investment banks in the interwar years to establish and...


Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

by Haidee Wasson & Lee Grieveson University of California Press (January 18, 2018)

The vast, and vastly influential, American military machine has been aided and abetted by cinema since the earliest days of the medium. The U.S. military realized very quickly that film could be used in myriad...


Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

by Joshua Glick University of California Press (January 19, 2018)

Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958–1977 explores how documentarians working between the election of John F. Kennedy and the Bicentennial created conflicting visions of the...


Agnes Varda between Film, Photography, and Art

by Rebecca J. DeRoo University of California Press (October 17, 2017)

Agnès Varda is a prolific film director, photographer, and artist whose cinematic career spans more than six decades. Today she is best known as the innovative “mother” of the French New Wave film movement...


Hard-Boiled Hollywood

by Jon Lewis University of California Press (April 19, 2017)

Two spectacular dead bodies—Elizabeth Short, known as the Black Dahlia, found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947, and Marilyn Monroe, found dead in her home in August 1962—bookend this new...


Hokum!

by Rob King University of California Press (April 07, 2017)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

 

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Hollywood Made in China

by Aynne Kokas University of California Press (January 31, 2017)

China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 ignited a race to capture new global media audiences. Hollywood moguls began courting Chinese investors to create entertainment on an international scale—from...


Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans

by Vicki Mayer University of California Press (February 22, 2017)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

 

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