This book delivers the uncertainties and excitements of 1955-65 by looking at women's television programmes, current affairs, and popular drama. Though women were central to this audience their images were often demeaning,
Situates Australian cinema in its historical and cultural perspective, offering detailed critiques of key films from 1970 onwards, and using them to illustrate the recent theories on the cinema industries.
The first substantial study of this neglected genre, British Crime Cinema stresses the centrality of the crime film to understanding masculinity in British cinema, and the shifting gender relations of postwar Britain.
Action TV explores the historical development of the tv genre and its position within broader social, cultural and political contexts.
In this deeply researched and vividly written volume, Melvyn Stokes illuminates the origins, production, reception and continuing history of this aesthetically ground-breaking and yet highly controversial movie. A must-read for anyone interested
From a feminist and queer perspective, Jigna Desai explores the hybrid cinema of the "Brown Atlantic" through a close look at films in English from and about South Asian diasporas in the
This text explores one of the most central but often overlooked aspects of cinema: film acting. Combining classic and recent essays, it examines key issues such as: what constitutes film acting?; how
The Road Movie Book is the first comprehensive study of an enduring but ever-changing Hollywood genre. The contributors explore how the road movie has confronted and represented issues of nationhood, sexuality, gender,
This is a thorough introduction to the film of Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Cuba's leading filmmaker. It covers all of Alea's 12 feature films, examining in depth his three best films.