BOOKS RECEIVED: Ruby Cheung, “New Hong Kong Cinema: Transitions to Becoming Chinese in 21st-Century East Asia” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The trajectory of Hong Kong films had been drastically affected long before the city’s official sovereignty transfer from the British to the Chinese in 1997. The change in course has become more visible in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lars Karl and Pavel Skopal, “Cinema in Service of the State: Perspectives on Film Culture in the GDR and Czechoslovakia, 1945-1960” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The national cinemas of Czechoslovakia and East Germany were two of the most vital sites of filmmaking in the Eastern Bloc, and over the course of two decades, they contributed to and were shaped… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Frank Kelleter, ed., “Media of Serial Narrative” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Media of Serial Narrative, edited by Frank Kelleter, is the first book-length study to address the increasingly popular topic of serial narratives, specifically, how practices and forms of seriality shape media throughout the landscape… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Wolfgang Fuhrmann, “Imperial Projections: Screening the German Colonies” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The beginning of filmmaking in the German colonies coincided with colonialism itself coming to a standstill. Scandals and economic stagnation in the colonies demanded a new and positive image of their value for Germany.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tarja Laine: Bodies in Pain: Emotion and the Cinema of Darren Aronofsky (Berghahn Books, 2017)
The films of Darren Aronofsky invite emotional engagement by means of affective resonance between the film and the spectator’s lived body. Aronofsky’s films, which include a rich range of production from Requiem for a Dream to Black Swan, are often… Read More
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