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Alkema, Kyle, and Antonio Sanna. A Critical Companion to Tim Burton. Lexington Books, 2017.

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]

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.

Barkman, Adam, and Antonio Sanna. A Critical Companion to James Cameron. Lexington Books, 2018.

Beugnet, Martine, Allan Cameron, and Arild Fetveit, eds. Indefinite Visions: Cinema and the Attractions of Uncertainty. Edinburgh University Press, 2017. [On request]

Binns, Daniel. The Hollywood War Film: Critical Observations from World War I to Iraq. University of Chicago Press, 2017.

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

Bozung, Justin, ed. The Cinema of Norman Mailer: Film is Like Death. Bloomsbury, 2017.

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

Burke, Frank, ed. A Companion to Italian Cinema. John Wiley & Sons, 2017. [On request; e-book]

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

Chapman, James. Hitchcock and the Spy Film. I.B.Tauris, 2017.

Chare, Nicholas. Sportswomen in Cinema: Film and the Frailty Myth. IB Tauris, 2015.

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.

Corkin, Stanley. Connecting the Wire: Race, Space, and Postindustrial Baltimore. University of Texas Press, 2017.

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. 

de Baecque, Antoine, and Noël Herpe. Éric Rohmer: A Biography. Columbia University Press, 2016.

Deakin, Pete. White Masculinity in Crisis in Hollywood’s Fin de Millennium Cinema. Lexington Books, 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.

Feeney, Megan. Hollywood in Havana: US Cinema and Revolutionary Nationalism in Cuba before 1959. University of Chicago Press, 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.

ffrench, Patrick. Roland Barthes and Film: Myth, Eroticism and Poetics. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

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

Glynn, Basil. The Mummy on Screen: Orientalism and Monstrosity in Horror Cinema. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

Godfrey, Nicholas. The Limits of Auteurism: Case Studies in the Critically Constructed New Hollywood. Rutgers University Press, 2018.

Greven, David. Queering The Terminator: Sexuality and Cyborg Cinema. Bloomsbury, 2017.

Griffiths, Alison. Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America. Columbia University Press, 2016.

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.

Johnson, Keith Leslie. Jan Švankmajer: Animist Cinema. University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Jones, David Barker. The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo. University of Calgary Press, 2017.

Jones, Graham and Ashley Woodward, eds. Acinemas: Lyotard's Philosophy of Film. Edinburg UP, 2017. [On request; e-book]

Kaklamanidou, Despoina-Betty. The "Disguised" Political Film in Contemporary Hollywood: A Genre's Construction. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

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

Koepnick, Lutz. Fitzcarraldo. Camden House, 2019.

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

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

Kul-Want, Christopher, ed. Philosophers on Film from Bergson to Badiou: A Critical Reader. Columbia UP, 2019.

Leigh, Jacob. The Late Films of Claude Chabrol: Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity. Bloomsbury, 2017.

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

Leotta, Alfio. Peter Jackson. Bloomsbury, 2015.

Lucia, Cynthia, and Rahul Hamid, eds. Cineaste on Film Criticism, Programming, and Preservation in the New Millennium. University of Texas Press, 2017.

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

Malas, Mohammad. The Dream: A Diary of the Film. The American University in Cairo Press, 2016. [On request.]

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

Mazierska, Ewa. Poland Daily: Economy, Work, Consumption and Social Class in Polish Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2017.

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

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

Mekas, Jonas. Movie Journal: The Rise of the New American Cinema, 1959-1971. Second Edition. Columbia UP, 2016.

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

Miklitsch, Robert. The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s. University of Illinois Press, 2017.

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

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.

O'Day, Andrew, ed. Doctor Who, the Eleventh Hour: A Critical Celebration of the Matt Smith and Steven Moffat Era.IB Tauris, 2014. 

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

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

Prager, Brad. Phoenix. Camden House, 2019.

Pravadelli, Veronica (ed.). Contemporary Women’s Cinema, Global Scenarios and Transnational Contexts. Mimesis International, 2017. [On request.]

Prokhorov, Alexander, and Elena Prokhorova. Film and Television Genres of the Late Soviet Era. Bloomsbury, 2016.

Raengo, Alessandra. Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

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

Richardson, Niall. Ageing Femininity on Screen: The Older Woman in Contemporary Cinema. IB Tauris, 2018.

Rodowick, David Norman. What Philosophy Wants from Images. University of Chicago Press, 2017.

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

Russell, James, and Jim Whalley. Hollywood and the Baby Boom: A Social History. Bloomsbury, 2017.

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

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

Slugan, Mario. Montage As Perceptual Experience: Berlin Alexanderplatz from Döblin to Fassbinder. Camden House, 2017.

Souch, Irina. Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film. Bloomsbury, 2017.

Steele, Jamie. Francophone Belgian Cinema. Edinburgh University Press, 2019. [e-book]

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.

Wadia, Richards Rashna, and David T. Johnson, eds. For the Love of Cinema: Teaching Our Passion In and Outside the Classroom. Indiana University Press, 2017.

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

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.

Zambenedetti, Alberto. World Film Locations Cleveland. Intellect, 2016.



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