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Wed, 15 Dec 2010 18:06:39 +0000
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Indiana University Press is pleased to announce the recent publication of:

Widescreen Worldwide
Edited by John Belton, Sheldon Hall, and Steven Neale

Examining widescreen cinema as a worldwide aesthetic and industrial
phenomenon, the essays in this volume situate the individual expressions of
this new technology within the larger cultural and industrial practices that
inform them. What Hollywood sought to market globally as CinemaScope,
SuperScope, Techniscope, Technirama, and Panavision took indigenous form in
a host of compatible anamorphic formats developed around the world. The book
documents how the aesthetics of the first wave of American widescreen films
underwent revision in Europe and Asia as filmmakers brought their own
idiolect to the language of widescreen mise-en-scène, editing, and sound
practices. The work of Otto Preminger, Anthony Mann, Samuel Fuller, Sam
Peckinpah, Seijun Suzuki, Kihachi Okamoto, and Tai Kato, among others, is

Distributed for John Libbey Publishing
Sales territory is limited to North America
232 pp., 162 b&w illus.
cloth 978-0-86196-694-3 $34.95

For more information, visit:

Japanese Animation
Time Out of Mind
Chris Robinson

While visiting Japan, animation writer Chris Robinson gets lost. As he
drifts through Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Kyoto he happens upon a number of
mysterious figures including Bob Dylan, Haruki Murakami, Sumo wrestlers, Big
Bird and, by good chance, many famous Japanese animators‹both living and
dead. Each of these characters takes Robinson into a deep, dark, mysterious
world of Japanese animation that does not include Godzilla, Akira, Anime,
Manga, or Hasao Miyazaki. This inventive and unusual study rewrites the
history of Japanese animation looking at the work of Atsushi Wada, Taku
Furukawa, Renzo and Sayoko Kinoshita, Maya Yonesho, and many more.

Distributed for John Libbey Publishing
Sales territory is limited to North America
160 pp., 70 color illus., 21 b&w illus.
paper 978-0-86196-692-9 $29.95

For more information, visit:

Polish Cinema Now!
Edited by Mateusz Werner

Polish cinema has exercised an independent voice for more than 20 years,
challenging political censorship and breaking the old production monopoly of
the previous communist government. During this time, Polish movie makers
have enjoyed the same freedoms and possibilities as their French or German
counterparts, producing 500 feature films and several thousand
documentaries. These works are paradoxically less well known internationally
than the Polish films made behind the ³iron curtain²‹when cultural exchange
with the western world was controlled exclusively by communist authorities.
Polish Cinema Now! facilitates the discovery of this relatively unknown
group of works with 11 engaging essays by leading experts from both Poland
and abroad. Richly illustrated, this book contains a two-DVD set of short

Distributed for John Libbey Publishing
Sales territory is limited to North America
240 pp.,  1 color illus., 11 b&w illus.
paper 978-0-86196-691-2 $39.95

For more information, visit:

For Instructors:
If you are interested in adopting these books for course use, please see our
exam copy policy:

Laura Baich
Electronic Marketing Manager
Indiana University Press
812-855-8287 | 812-856-0415 (fax)

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