Noel Brown, “The Children’s Film: Genre, Nation and Narrative” (Wallflower Press, 2017)
Noel Brown is a film and television scholar at Liverpool Hope University. His research has focused on Hollywood and British cinema (classical and contemporary), family entertainment, children’s culture and animation. His first three books were published by I.B. Tauris and… Read More
Patty Farmer, “Starring the Plaza: Hollywood, Broadway, and High Society Visit the World’s Favorite Hotel” (Beaufort Books, 2017)
While many authors write about famous films, actors, or directors, Patty Farmer‘s book–Starring the Plaza: Hollywood, Broadway, and High Society Visit the World’s Favorite Hotel (Beaufort Books, 2017)–is about a famous hotel. Built in the early twentieth… Read More
Jennifer Fleeger, “Mismatched Women: The Siren’s Song Through the Machine” (Oxford UP, 2014)
Jennifer Fleeger‘s Mismatched Women: The Siren’s Song Through the Machine (Oxford University Press, 2014) tells the story of women in film and their representation as aberrations, but also as moments of emancipation and agency. Fleeger’s book discusses exceptional… Read More
Don Nunley with Marshall Terrill, “Steve McQueen: Le Mans in the Rearview Mirror” (Dalton Watson, 2017)
Steven McQueen was known as a great action star, but he also sometimes had a reputation for being troublesome on the set. Don Nunley worked with him as a prop man on Le Mans, a pet project of McQueen’s… Read More
Blake Atwood, “Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic” (Columbia UP, 2016)
Iranian cinema has close connections to the 1979 Islamic revolution. Ayatollah Khomeini , explicitly pointed to the uses of cinema for religious and revolutionary political purposes. But Iranian films and the means of film production gradually changed in the post-Khomeini… Read More
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