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Spotlight titles

 

Kennedy, Nixon, and Bush between History and Cinema

Synthesizing detailed film criticism with thorough political and historical analysis, examines the Oliver Stone films JFK, Nixon and W. that transmute these presidencies into works of historical fiction. Wide-ranging, accessible and highly original, this book will fascinate everyone interested in the intersection of American politics and cinema.

Popularly known as Bollywood, Bombay cinema conjures up song, dance and starry-eyed romance. Where do those conventions come from? Many derive from the historical influence of Muslim cultures interacting with other traditions in the Indian subcontinent. Contributions by major scholars of South Asian cultural history and Indian Cinema 105 b&w illus.

From Postwar to Postmodern

An updated edition of renowned Fellini scholar Frank Burke’s film-by-film analysis of the famed director’s work, with a new preface and a new chapter on Fellini’s commercials. Written from a theoretical perspective, Burke explores Fellini’s movement from relatively classic filmmaking to modernist reflexivity to ‘postmodern reproduction’.   New Books Network (New Books in Italian Studies) interview with Frank Burke

A Transdisciplinary Inquiry

Explores evolving definitions of media and how media technologies are transforming media theory and practice. The collection addresses the emerging role of media across a wide range of disciplines, featuring contributions from an array of internationally known scholars and practitioners. 37 b/w illus.

Edited by Annachiara Mariani Series edited by Flavia Laviosa

New edited collection with a transnational perspective on Paolo Sorrentino, the award-winning Italian director and screenwriter. International contributors take diverse approaches to examine the dominant themes in his work – melancholy, nostalgia and the relationship with solitude - and present original interpretations. 35 b/w illus.

An Analysis of Minute-by-Minute Television in Norway

Slow TV, developed by Norwegian public service broadcaster NRK, is broadcasting in which the event on television lasts as long as in real time, and has been adopted by others including BBC Four and Netflix. This unique study discusses concepts of slowness, innovation, genre, media event, reception, local and national identity. 56 col. illus.

How Storytelling Can Save the Planet

This book examines the evolution of food-centric TV; how it changed Britain’s relationship with food and created a global appetite for culinary content. Includes rare interviews with editors/producers who created some of the most influential stories television ever told. Discusses influence of Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsay and others.   UK winner of the 2020 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in the Best Food Writing category Chosen as one the best cookbooks of 2020 by delicious magazine

Film Poetry, Videopoetry, Lyric Voice, Reflection

The first book of its kind, it classifies the different types of poetry film, shedding light on the fast-growing genre and citing works from poetry filmmakers worldwide. A ground-breaking industry bible for anyone interested in poetry, digital media, filmmaking, art and creative writing as well as poetry filmmakers. 60 col., 20 b/w illus.   Launch interview with Dr Rebecca Kosick Sarah Tremlett interview at VideoBardo Videopoetry Festival

Edited by Susan Larson

An international and interdisciplinary group of film, architecture and urban studies scholars examine the relationship between filmmaking – the seventh art – and the built environment. Contributions from scholars in the fields of film, architecture and urban studies. 82 b/w photographs