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Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:01:19 -0400
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Indiana University Press is pleased to announce the recent publication of the following film & media studies titles:

Indian Cinema in the Time of Celluloid
From Bollywood to the Emergency
Ashish Rajadhyaksha

"One of the finest writers on Indian cinema . . . shows once again his imagination in posing new questions and his use of largely neglected primary sources." -Rachel Dwyer, author of Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema

In Indian Cinema in the Time of Celluloid, Ashish Rajadhyaksha argues that any exploration of the social uses to which cinema is put in a place like India can only make sense if it transforms our understanding of cinema itself. Taking as his timeframe the era of celluloid, which is also marked by public experiences of spectatorship and uses of cinema by the state, Rajadhyaksha examines three moments of crisis for the Indian State in which cinema played a central role.

432 pp., 210 b&w photos
cloth 978-0-253-35268-2 $75.00
paper 978-0-253-22048-6 $27.95

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Ugly War, Pretty Package
How CNN and Fox News Made the Invasion of Iraq High Concept
Deborah L. Jaramillo

"Jaramillo provides a highly illuminating analysis of the aesthetics and politics of recent TV war coverage. Well-researched . . . comprehensive and penetrating . . . offer[ing] highly original research and analysis." -Douglas Kellner, author of Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy

Deborah L. Jaramillo investigates cable news' presentation of the Iraq War in relation to "high concept" filmmaking. High concept films can be reduced to single-sentence summaries and feature pre-sold elements; they were considered financially safe projects that would sustain consumer interest beyond their initial theatrical run. Using high concept as a framework for the analysis of the 2003 coverage of the Iraq War-paying close attention to how Fox News and CNN packaged and promoted the U.S. invasion of Iraq-Ugly War, Pretty Package offers a new paradigm for understanding how television news reporting shapes our perceptions of events.

272 pp.
cloth 978-0-253-35363-4 $60.00
paper 978-0-253-22122-3 $22.95

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Laura Baich
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