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American ShowmanSamuel "Roxy" Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935

American Showman: Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935

Ross Melnick

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159050
eISBN:
9780231504256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159050.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is devoted to the multifaceted career of Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel (1882–1936), who is regularly cited as one of the twelve most important figures in the history of film and radio. It examines ... More

Beyond Bruce LeeChasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture

Beyond Bruce Lee: Chasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture

Paul Bowman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165297
eISBN:
9780231850360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165297.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides an in-depth understanding of Bruce Lee and examines the artist from both a cultural and historical perspective. The work begins by contextualizing Lee, examining his films and ... More

Bio-picsA Life in Pictures

Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures

Ellen Cheshire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172059
eISBN:
9780231850681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172059.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book offers a series of case studies that throw light on the type of films that are collectively known as bio-pics. It asks whether the bio-pic is a genre in its own right, or whether such films ... More

Bollywood's IndiaA Public Fantasy

Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy

Priya Joshi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169615
eISBN:
9780231539074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169615.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book analyzes the role of popular blockbuster films made by Bollywood in the making, unmaking and remaking of modern India. It explains that Bollywood films are India’s most popular ... More

Carceral FantasiesCinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Alison Griffiths

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A groundbreaking contribution to the study of nontheatrical film exhibition, Carceral Fantasies tells the little-known story of how cinema found a home in the U.S. penitentiary system and how the ... More

The Cinema of Agnès VardaResistance and Eclecticism

The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

Delphine Benezet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169752
eISBN:
9780231850612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169752.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Agnès Varda, a pioneer of the French New Wave, has been making radical films for over half a century. Many of these are considered by scholars, filmmakers, and audiences alike, as audacious, seminal, ... More

The Cinema of Aki KaurismäkiContrarian Stories

The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki: Contrarian Stories

Andrew Nestingen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165594
eISBN:
9780231850414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165594.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Aki Kaurismäki is an enigma, an eminent auteur who claims his films are a joke. Since 1983, Kaurismäki has produced classically styled films filled with cinephilic references to film history. He has ... More

The Cinema of Alexander SokurovFigures of Paradox

The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Jeremi Szaniawski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of the last representatives of a brand of serious, high-art cinema, Alexander Sokurov has produced a massive oeuvre exploring issues such as history, power, memory, kinship, death, the human ... More

The Cinema of Ang LeeThe Other Side of the Screen

The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

Whitney Crothers Dilley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167734
eISBN:
9780231538497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167734.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ang Lee is one of cinema's most versatile and daring directors. His ability to cut across cultural, national, and sexual boundaries has given him recognition in all corners of the world, the ability ... More

The Cinema of Béla TarrThe Circle Closes

The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

András Bálint Kovács

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is a critical analysis of the work of Hungary's most prominent and internationally best known film director, written by a scholar who has followed Béla Tarr's career through a close ... More

The Cinema of Clint EastwoodChronicles of America

The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

David Sterritt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172011
eISBN:
9780231850711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

He became a movie star playing The Man With No Name, and today his name is known around the world. Measured by longevity, productivity, and profits, Clint Eastwood is the most successful ... More

The Cinema of George A. RomeroKnight of the Living Dead

The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Tony Williams

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In placing George A. Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, this book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency ... More

The Cinema of István SzabóVisions of Europe

The Cinema of István Szabó: Visions of Europe

John Cunningham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171991
eISBN:
9780231850704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171991.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

István Szabó is one of Hungary's most celebrated and best-known film directors, and the only Hungarian to have won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, for Mephisto (1981). In a career ... More

The Cinema of James CameronBodies in Heroic Motion

The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

James Clarke

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the massively popular cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's films within the evolving generic traditions of science fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of ... More

The Cinema of Michael MannVice and Vindication

The Cinema of Michael Mann: Vice and Vindication

Jonathan Rayner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167291
eISBN:
9780231850490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167291.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Michael Mann is one of the most important American filmmakers of the past forty years. His films exhibit the existential concerns of art cinema, articulated through a conspicuous and recognizable ... More

The Cinema of Michael WinterbottomBorders, Intimacy, Terror

The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom: Borders, Intimacy, Terror

Bruce Bennett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167376
eISBN:
9780231850537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167376.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This study of prolific British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom explores the thematic, stylistic, and intellectual consistencies running through his eclectic and controversial body of work. It ... More

The Cinema of Raúl RuizImpossible Cartographies

The Cinema of Raúl Ruiz: Impossible Cartographies

Michael Goddard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167314
eISBN:
9780231850506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167314.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raúl Ruiz, while considered one of the world's most significant filmmakers by several film critics, is yet to be the subject of any thorough engagement with his work. This book sets out on this task ... More

The Cinema of Richard LinklaterWalk, Don't Run

The Cinema of Richard Linklater: Walk, Don't Run

Rob Stone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165532
eISBN:
9780231850407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165532.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

From Slacker (1991) to The School of Rock (2003), from Before Sunrise (1995) to Before Sunset (2004), from the walking and talking of his no/low-budget American independent films to conversing with ... More

The Cinema of Steven SoderberghIndie Sex, Corporate Lies, and Digital Videotape

The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies, and Digital Videotape

Andrew deWaard and R. Colin Tait

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165518
eISBN:
9780231850391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165518.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The industry's only director-cinematographer-screenwriter-producer-actor-editor, Steven Soderbergh is contemporary Hollywood's most innovative and prolific filmmaker. A Palme D'Or and Academy ... More

The Cinema of Takeshi KitanoFlowering Blood

The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood

Sean Redmond

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163330
eISBN:
9780231850230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163330.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is a detailed aesthetic, Deleuzian, and phenomenological exploration of Japan's finest currently working film director, performer, and celebrity. It uniquely explores Kitano's oeuvre ... More

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