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Anderson, Johan, and Lawrence Webb, eds. The City in American Cinema: Film and Postindustrial Culture. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Archer, Neil. Twenty-First-Century Hollywood: Rebooting the System. Wallflower Press, 2019.

Atkinson, Sarah. From Film Practice to Data Process: Production Aesthetics and Representational Practices of a Film Industry in Transition. Edinburgh UP, 2018. [On request; e-book]

Austin, Allan W. & Patrick L. Hamilton. All New, All Different? A History of Race and the American Superhero. University of Texas Press, 2019.

Ayers, Drew. Spectacular Posthumanism: The Digital Vernacular of Visual Effects. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Bakoy, Eva, Roel Puijk, and Andrew Spicer, editors. Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television Businesses. University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Bergfelder, Tim, Erica Carter, Deniz Gokturk and Claudia Sandberg, editors. The German Cinema Book. British Film Institute, 2020.

Blanke, David. Cecil B. DeMille, Classical Hollywood, and Modern American Mass Culture, 1910-1960. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Bose, Nandana. Madhuri Dixit. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Buckton, Oliver, ed. The Many Facets of Diamonds Are Forever: James Bond on Page and Screen. Rowman and Littlefield, 2019.

Caldwell, John T. Televisuality: Style, Crisis and Authority in American Television. Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Castro Ricalde, M., Díaz Calderón, M., & Ramey, J., editors. Mexican Transnational Cinema and Literature. Peter Lang, 2018. [On request]

Coëgnarts, Maarten. Film as Embodied Art: Bodily Meaning in the Cinema of Stanley Kubrick. Academic Studies Press, 2019.

Colombani, Elsa, ed. A Critical Companion to Stanley Kubrick. Lexington Books, 2020.

Connolly, Thomas J.. Capturing Digital Media: Perfection and Imperfection in Contemporary Film and Television. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Connor, J. D. Hollywood Math and Aftermath: The Economic Image and the Digital Recession. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Coover, Roderick. The Digital Imaginary: Literature and Cinema of the Database. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

Dasgupta, Rohit K., and Sangeeta Datta. 100 Essential Indian Films. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Datema, Jessica, and Manya Steinkoler. Revisioning War Trauma in Cinema: Uncoming Communities. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

Davies, Chris. Blockbusters and the Ancient World: Allegory and Warfare in Contemporary Hollywood. Bloomsbury, 2019. 

Dwyer, Tessa, Claire Perkins, Sean Redmond, and Jodi Sita, editors. Seeing into Screens: Eye Tracking and the Moving Image. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Evans, Jo, and Breixo Viejo, eds. Luis Buñuel: A Life in Letters. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Falicov, Tamara L. Latin American Film Industries. British Film Institute, 2019.

Feiersinger, Luisa, Kathrin Friedrich, and Moritz Queisner, eds. Image – Action – Space: Situating the Screen in Visual Practice. De Gruyter, 2018.

Frackman, Kyle, and Faye Stewart, eds. Gender and Sexuality in East German Film: Intimacy and Alienation. Camden House, 2018.

Geva, Dan. Toward a Philosophy of the Documentarian: A Prolegomenon. Springer, 2018.

Honess Roe, Annabelle. Aardman Animations: Beyond Stop-Motion. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Howes, Seth. Moving Images on the Margins: Experimental Film in Late Socialist East Germany. Camden House, 2019.

Hutnyk, John. Global South Asia on Screen. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Klenner, Robert. Directing Screen Performances. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Koepnick, Lutz. Fitzcarraldo. Camden House, 2019.

Koepnick, Lutz. Michael Bay. University of Illinois Press, 2018.

Kornhaber, Donna. Nightmares in the Dream Sanctuary: War and the Animated Film. University of Chicago Press, 2020.

Krämer, Peter, and Yannis Tzioumakis, eds. The Hollywood Renaissance: Revisiting American Cinema's Most Celebrated Era. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Lee, Toby. The Public Life of Cinema: Conflict and Collectivity in Austerity Greece. University of California Press, 2020.

Leitch, Thomas. The History of American Literature on Film. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

MacKenzie, S.P.. Bomber Boys on Screen: RAF Bomber Command in Film and Television Drama. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Margulies, Ivone and Jeremi Szaniawski, editors. On Women’s Films: Across Worlds and Generations. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

McAllister, Robbie. Steampunk Film: A Critical Introduction. Bloomsbury, 2019. 

Meir, Christopher. Mass Producing European Cinema: Studiocanal and Its Works. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Mello, Cecilia. The Cinema of Jia Zhangke: Realism and Memory in Chinese Film. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Miley, Mike. Truth and Consequences: Game Shows in Fiction and Film. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.

Mills, Robert. Derek Jarman's Medieval Modern. Boydell & Brewer, 2018.

Morag, Maya. Perpetrator Cinema: Confronting Genocide in Cambodian Documentary. Columbia University Press, 2020.

Morrison, James. Auteur Theory and My Son John. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.

Neuberger, Joan. This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia. Cornell University Press, 2019.

Niessen, Niels. Miraculous Realism: The French-Walloon Cinéma du Nord. SUNY Press, 2020.

O’Leary, Alan. The Battle of Algiers. Mimesis International, 2019.

Petruzzi, Carlo Alberto, ed. My Films with Carmelo Bene. Damocle, 2020.

Podkalicka, Aneta, and Ellie Rennie. Using Media for Social Innovation. Intellect, 2018.

Prager, Brad. Phoenix. Camden House, 2019.

Quinn, Eithne. A Piece of the Action: Race and Labor in Post-Civil Rights Hollywood. Columbia University Press, 2020.

Ramanathan, Geetha. The Female in German Modernisms: The Visual Turn. WiSa, 2019.

Richards, Jeffrey. The Lost Worlds of John Ford: Beyond the Western. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

Rogowski, Christian. Wings of Desire. Camden House, 2019.

Sawadogo, Boukary. West African Screen Media: Comedy, TV Series, and Transnationalization. MSU Press, 2019.

Sikora, Joshua, ed.. A Critical Companion to Terrence Malick. Lexington Books, 2020.

Slugan, Mario. Fiction and Imagination in Early Cinema: A Philosophical Approach to Film History. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

Stewart, Garrett. Transmedium: Conceptualism 2.0 and the New Object Art. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Stubbs, Jonathan. Hollywood and the Invention of England: Projecting the English Past in American Cinema, 1930-2017. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Teo, Stephen. Eastern Approaches to Western Film: Asian Reception and Aesthetics in Cinema. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Usai, Paolo Cherchi. Silent Cinema: A Guide to Study, Research and Curatorship. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Walsh, Christopher. Stop Motion Filmmaking: The Complete Guide to Fabrication and Animation. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Weight, Richard. Porridge. British Film Institute, 2020.

Wilkins, Kim. American Eccentric Cinema. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Williams, James S. Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary African Cinema: The Politics of Beauty. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Xavier, Ismail, ed. On Cinema: Glauber Rocha. IB Tauris, 2018.



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