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American Horror FilmThe Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Steffen Hantke (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self—or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike. Taking on this undeserved reputation, the ... More

Beyond The Chinese ConnectionContemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Crystal S. Anderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037559
eISBN:
9781621039327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037559.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the cultural and political exchanges between African Americans, Asian Americans, and Asians over the last four decades. To do so, it examines such cultural productions as novels ... More

Brian De Palma's Split-ScreenA Life in Film

Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Douglas Keesey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Over the last five decades, the films of director Brian De Palma (b. 1940) have been among the biggest successes (The Untouchables and Mission: Impossible) and the most high-profile failures (The ... More

Chronicle of a CameraThe Arriflex 35 in North America, 1945-1972

Chronicle of a Camera: The Arriflex 35 in North America, 1945-1972

Norris Pope

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037412
eISBN:
9781621039280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037412.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides a history of the most consequential 35mm motion picture camera introduced in North America in the quarter century following the Second World War: the Arriflex 35. It traces the ... More

The Crime Films of Anthony Mann

The Crime Films of Anthony Mann

Max Alvarez

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039249
eISBN:
9781626740051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039249.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Anthony Mann was a major contributor to film noir, and this book studies the development, production, and marketing, of the director’s 1942-1951 cycle of 15 thrillers and suspense melodramas (one of ... More

Frank CapraThe Catastrophe of Success

Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

Joseph McBride

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738384
eISBN:
9781604738391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Moviegoers often assume Frank Capra’s life resembled his beloved films (such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It’s a Wonderful Life). A man of the people faces tremendous odds and, by doing the ... More

Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

J.E. Smyth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039645
eISBN:
9781626740136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039645.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Between 1944 and 1977, director Fred Zinnemann made a surprising number of historical films about the rise and resistance to fascism, the Spanish Civil War and Second World War, the Cold War, and the ... More

Global NeorealismThe Transnational History of a Film Style

Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Saverio Giovacchini and Robert Sklar (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Intellectual, cultural, and film historians have long considered neorealism the founding block of post-World War II Italian cinema. Neorealism, the traditional story goes, was an Italian film style ... More

Hip Hop on FilmPerformance Culture, Urban Space, and Genre Transformation in the 1980s

Hip Hop on Film: Performance Culture, Urban Space, and Genre Transformation in the 1980s

Kimberly Monteyne

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039225
eISBN:
9781621039990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039225.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Early hip hop film musicals have either been expunged from cinema history or excoriated in brief passages by critics and other writers. Hip Hop on Film reclaims and reexamines productions such as ... More

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze BuckaroosConceptions of the African American West

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Michael K. Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos undertakes an interdisciplinary exploration of the African American West through close readings of select texts from a variety of media. This approach allows for ... More

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