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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

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