Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph, “A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies ” (U. Press of Mississippi, 2016)
While many fans collect all kinds of memorabilia related to their favorite movies, others actually seek out and collect the actual celluloid films. For their book, A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Read More
Stephen Lee Naish, “Create or Die: Essays on the Artistry of Dennis Hopper” (Amsterdam UP, 2016)
Stephen Lee Naish first became aware of Dennis Hopper watching David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, jumpstarting what would become a long examination of Hopper’s ambitions and creative output as an actor, filmmaker, photographer, sculptor, and painter. In his book, Create Read More
Sue Matheson, “The Westerns and War Films of John Ford” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)
While John Ford made films of more general subjects, he is best known for his movies that illustrated the American West and life during wartime. In her book, The Westerns and War Films of John Ford, Sue Matheson examines… Read More
Anand Pandian, “Reel World: An Anthropology of Creation” (Duke UP, 2015)
Do we live in a real world or a ‘reel world,’ in which life begins to feel like a film? In this wonderful ethnography of the Tamil film industry, Anand Pandian explores topics as grand, rich and timeless as those… Read More
Cass Sunstein, “The World According to Star Wars” (Harper Collins, 2016)
Cass Sunstein‘s son, Declan, got dad hooked on Star Wars. And dad, a Harvard Law professor, ended up writing a book about it. “If you’d told me a year ago that I’d write a book about Star Wars,” Sunstein… Read More
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