Dick Lehr, “The Birth of a Nation” (PublicAffairs, 2014)
Many books on film discuss the artistic aspects of movies, often as they relate to social and political events that affected the filmmakers. In his book The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited Read More
Bruce Babington, “The Sports Film: Games People Play” (Wallflower Press, 2014)
One of the most enduring film genres is the sports movie. From the earliest attempts at narrative motion pictures to the present day, movies devoted to athletic competition are both popular and lasting. In The Sports Film: Games People Play Read More
Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper, “1950s “Rocketman” TV Series and Their Fans:
When television began to grow in popularity, broadcasters had to come up with programming to fill the day. Growing from the Flash Gordon movie serials, science fiction shows geared towards young people filled the air in the 1950s, affecting both… Read More
Laura Mattoon D’Amore, “Smart Chicks on Screen” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014)
One of the continuing issues of the entertainment industry is the treatment of women in movies and television. Even with a larger number of female writers, producers, and directors, roles often follow stereotypical and negative conventions. In her new book… Read More
Bridget Conor, “Screenwriting: Creative labor and professional practice” (Routledge, 2014)
Bridget Conor’s new book, Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice (Routledge, 2014), looks closely at the creative practice and profession of screenwriting for film and television in the US and UK.  Situated within the critical media production studies paradigm, Screenwriting Read More
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