Guy Westwell, “Parallel Lines: Post-9/11 American Cinema” (Wallflower Press, 2014)
The United States and the world underwent a fundamental change because of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In addition to major wars, the event has brought up themes of security, torture, and the overall issue of terrorism in… Read More
Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen, “War on the Silver Screen” (Potomac Books, 2014)
War has been a constant topic for feature films since the invention of the motion picture camera. These events made for interesting stories and dynamic visual representations. In their book, War on the Silver Screen:¬†Shaping America’s Perception of History Read More
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
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