BOOKS RECEIVED: Jan Baetens, “Novelization: From Film to Novel” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley of adaptation from novels to film are common, but not as widely known are adaptations with the opposite relationship. In Novelization: From Film to Novel, Jan Baetens explores how transforming an original film or… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Austin, Guy, ed., “New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media Studies” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Through his influential work on cultural capital and social mobility, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has provided critical insights into the complex interactions of power, class, and culture in the modern era. Ubiquitous though… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tim Bergfelder,‎ Lisa Shaw,‎ and Joo Luiz Vieira, eds., “Stars and Stardom in Brazilian Cinema” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Despite the recent explosion of scholarly interest in “star studies,” Brazilian film has received comparatively little attention. As this volume demonstrates, however, the richness of Brazilian stardom extends well beyond the ubiquitous Carmen Miranda.… Read More
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
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