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American Horror FilmThe Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Steffen Hantke (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self—or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike. Taking on this undeserved reputation, the ... More

Beyond The Chinese ConnectionContemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Crystal S. Anderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037559
eISBN:
9781621039327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037559.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the cultural and political exchanges between African Americans, Asian Americans, and Asians over the last four decades. To do so, it examines such cultural productions as novels ... More

Brian De Palma's Split-ScreenA Life in Film

Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Douglas Keesey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Over the last five decades, the films of director Brian De Palma (b. 1940) have been among the biggest successes (The Untouchables and Mission: Impossible) and the most high-profile failures (The ... More

Chronicle of a CameraThe Arriflex 35 in North America, 1945-1972

Chronicle of a Camera: The Arriflex 35 in North America, 1945-1972

Norris Pope

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037412
eISBN:
9781621039280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037412.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides a history of the most consequential 35mm motion picture camera introduced in North America in the quarter century following the Second World War: the Arriflex 35. It traces the ... More

The Crime Films of Anthony Mann

The Crime Films of Anthony Mann

Max Alvarez

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039249
eISBN:
9781626740051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039249.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Anthony Mann was a major contributor to film noir, and this book studies the development, production, and marketing, of the director’s 1942-1951 cycle of 15 thrillers and suspense melodramas (one of ... More

Frank CapraThe Catastrophe of Success

Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

Joseph McBride

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738384
eISBN:
9781604738391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Moviegoers often assume Frank Capra’s life resembled his beloved films (such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It’s a Wonderful Life). A man of the people faces tremendous odds and, by doing the ... More

Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

J.E. Smyth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039645
eISBN:
9781626740136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039645.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Between 1944 and 1977, director Fred Zinnemann made a surprising number of historical films about the rise and resistance to fascism, the Spanish Civil War and Second World War, the Cold War, and the ... More

Global NeorealismThe Transnational History of a Film Style

Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Saverio Giovacchini and Robert Sklar (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Intellectual, cultural, and film historians have long considered neorealism the founding block of post-World War II Italian cinema. Neorealism, the traditional story goes, was an Italian film style ... More

Hip Hop on FilmPerformance Culture, Urban Space, and Genre Transformation in the 1980s

Hip Hop on Film: Performance Culture, Urban Space, and Genre Transformation in the 1980s

Kimberly Monteyne

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039225
eISBN:
9781621039990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039225.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Early hip hop film musicals have either been expunged from cinema history or excoriated in brief passages by critics and other writers. Hip Hop on Film reclaims and reexamines productions such as ... More

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze BuckaroosConceptions of the African American West

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Michael K. Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos undertakes an interdisciplinary exploration of the African American West through close readings of select texts from a variety of media. This approach allows for ... More

Inside the Hollywood Fan MagazineA History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers

Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine: A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers

Anthony Slide

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734133
eISBN:
9781621034322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734133.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The fan magazine has often been viewed simply as a publicity tool, a fluffy exercise in self-promotion by the film industry. But as an arbiter of good and bad taste, as a source of knowledge, and as ... More

KnockoutThe Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Leger Grindon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739886
eISBN:
9781604739893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is a book-length study of the Hollywood boxing film, a popular movie entertainment since the 1930s that includes such classics as Million Dollar Baby, Rocky, and Raging Bull. The boxer stands ... More

Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000sWhy Don’t They Do It Like They Used To?

Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don’t They Do It Like They Used To?

David Roche

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039621
eISBN:
9781626740129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039621.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s or Why Don’t They Do it Like They Used to? takes up the nostalgic assumption shared by many fans and scholars that the original movies are more ... More

Monsters in the MachineScience Fiction Film and the Militarization of America after World War II

Monsters in the Machine: Science Fiction Film and the Militarization of America after World War II

Steffen Hantke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496805652
eISBN:
9781496805690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805652.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During the 1950s and early 1960s, the American film industry produced a distinct cycle of films situated on the boundary between horror and science fiction. Using the familiar imagery of science ... More

Projections of PassingPostwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960

Projections of Passing: Postwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960

N. Megan Kelley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806277
eISBN:
9781496806314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806277.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A key concern in postwar America was “who's passing for whom?” Analyzing representations of passing in Hollywood films reveals changing cultural ideas about authenticity and identity in a country ... More

Stanley KubrickAdapting the Sublime

Stanley Kubrick: Adapting the Sublime

Elisa Pezzotta

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038938
eISBN:
9781621039822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038938.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although Stanley Kubrick adapted novels and short stories, his films deviate in notable ways from the source material. In particular, since 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), they seem to definitively ... More

Steven SpielbergA Biography, Second Edition

Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Second Edition

Joseph McBride

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738360
eISBN:
9781604738377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738360.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Until the first edition of this book was published in 1997, much about Steven Spielberg’s personality and the forces that shaped it had remained enigmatic, in large part because of his tendency to ... More

Stories of OprahThe Oprahfication of American Culture

Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Trystan T. Cotten and Kimberly Springer (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This is a collection of essays that explores Oprah Winfrey’s broad reach as an industry and media brand. Contributors analyze a number of topics touching on the ways in which Oprah’s cultural output ... More

The Survival of Soap OperaTransformations for a New Media Era

The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Sam Ford, Abigail De Kosnik, and C. Lee Harrington (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The soap opera, one of U.S. television’s longest-running and most influential formats, is on the brink. Declining ratings have been attributed to an increasing number of women working outside the ... More

Time in Television NarrativeExploring Temporality in Twenty-First-Century Programming

Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in Twenty-First-Century Programming

Melissa Ames (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032936
eISBN:
9781617032943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032936.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This collection analyzes twenty-first-century American television programs that rely upon temporal and narrative experimentation. These shows play with time, slowing it down to unfold the narrative ... More

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