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[cid:image002.jpg@01CEB911.C35F5330]<>François Truffaut<>
The Lost Secret<>

Anne Gillain. Translated by Alistair Fox

   "Long a major work within French film and the cinema of François Truffaut, Anne Gillain’s volume provides an important perspective on Truffaut and his films... Most importantly, Alistair Fox’s meticulous and lively translation is nothing short of amazing. Everyone working seriously on Truffaut and his legacy must refer to and engage with Gillain’s arguments, so it is wonderful finally to see her book available in English, and especially in such a fine a translation." —Richard Neupert, author of A History of the French New Wave Cinema

   "You’ll find no better critical study of Truffaut than this one by Anne Gillain." —Dudley Andrew, Yale University

   Taking a psycho-biographical approach, Gillain shows how Truffaut's creative impulse was anchored in his personal experience of a traumatic childhood that left him lonely and emotionally deprived. In a series of brilliant, nuanced readings of each of his films, she demonstrates how involuntary memories arising from Truffaut's childhood not only furnish a succession of motifs that are repeated from film to film, but also govern every aspect of his mise en scéne and cinematic technique.

Indiana University Press
40 b&w illustrations
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[cid:image004.jpg@01CEB911.C35F5330]<>The CIA in Hollywood<>
How the Agency Shapes Film and Television<>

Tricia Jenkins

   “In a fascinating, highly readable, and original new work, Tricia Jenkins takes on the seldom-explored topic of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) relationship with Hollywood…Enthusiastically written and incorporating effective, illustrative case studies, The CIA in Hollywood is definitely recommended to students of film, media relations, the CIA, and U.S. interagency relations.”―Marks Montesclaros, H-War

   The CIA in Hollywood offers the first full-scale investigation of the relationship between the Agency and the film and television industries. Tricia Jenkins draws on numerous interviews with the CIA’s public affairs staff, operations officers, and historians, as well as with Hollywood technical consultants, producers, and screenwriters who have worked with the Agency, to uncover the nature of the CIA’s role in Hollywood. Her research reveals the significant influence that the CIA now wields in Hollywood and raises important and troubling questions about the ethics and legality of a government agency using popular media to manipulate its public image.

University of Texas Press
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[cid:image006.jpg@01CEB911.C35F5330]<>From Bombay to Bollywood<>
The Making of a Global Media Industry<>

Aswin Punathambekar

   "From Bombay to Bollywood is a truly distinctive contribution to the field of global media studies. Punathambekar's comparative and transnational approach examines the movement of people, capital, images, and ideas. An engrossing read.”―Marwan Kraidy, author of Reality Television and Arab Politics: Contention in Public Life

   From Bombay to Bollywood analyses the transformation of the national film industry in Bombay into a transnational and multi-media cultural enterprise, which has come to be known as Bollywood. Aswin Punathambekar explores how relations between state institutions, the Indian diaspora, circuits of capital, and new media technologies and industries have reconfigured the Bombay-based industry's geographic reach. Punathambekar develops a comparative and integrated approach that examines four different but interrelated media industries--film, television, marketing, and digital media.

New York University Press
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[cid:image008.jpg@01CEB911.C35F5330]<>Queer Bergman<>
Sexuality, Gender, and the European Art Cinema<>

Daniel Humphrey

   Curiously, especially considering the Swedish filmmaker’s numerous and intriguing comments on the subject, no study has focused on the undeniably queer characteristics present throughout Bergman’s nominally straight auteur’s body of work; indeed, they have barely been noted. Queer Bergman makes a bold and convincing argument that Ingmar Bergman’s work can best be thought of as profoundly queer in nature. Using persuasive historical evidence, including Bergman’s own on-the-record (though stubbornly ignored) remarks alluding to his own homosexual identifications, as well as the discourse of queer theory, Daniel Humphrey brings into focus the director’s radical denunciation of heteronormative values, his savage and darkly humorous deconstructions of gender roles, and his work’s trenchant, if also deeply conflicted, attacks on homophobically constructed forms of patriarchic authority.

University of Texas Press
31 b&w photographs
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[cid:image010.jpg@01CEB911.C35F5330]<>Col. William N. Selig, the Man Who Invented Hollywood<>

Andrew A. Erish

   Active from 1896 to 1938, William N. Selig was responsible for an amazing series of firsts, including the first two-reel narrative film and the first two-hour narrative feature made in America; the first American movie serial with cliffhanger endings; the first westerns filmed in the West with real cowboys and Indians; the creation of the jungle-adventure genre; the first horror film in America; the first successful American newsreel (made in partnership with William Randolph Hearst); and the first permanent film studio in Los Angeles. Selig was also among the first to cultivate extensive international exhibition of American films, which created a worldwide audience and contributed to American domination of the medium.  In this book, Andrew Erish delves into the virtually untouched Selig archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library to tell the fascinating story of this unjustly forgotten film pioneer.

University of Texas Press
47 photographs
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[cid:image012.jpg@01CEB911.C35F5330]<>Indie, Inc.<>
Miramax and the Transformation of Hollywood in the 1990s

Alisa Perren

During the 1990s, films such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape, The Crying Game, Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, and Shakespeare in Love earned substantial sums at the box office along with extensive critical acclaim. A disproportionate number of these hits came from one company: Miramax. Indie, Inc. surveys Miramax’s evolution from independent producer-distributor to studio subsidiary, chronicling how one company transformed not just the independent film world but the film and media industries more broadly.

University of Texas Press
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[cid:image014.jpg@01CEB911.C35F5330]<>Reproductive Acts<>
Sexual Politics in North American Fiction and Film<>

Heather Latimer

   "Reproductive Acts is an engaging book that deals with important issues in a compelling and provocative manner - there are very few studies that look at reproductive politics in a North American literary context and Latimer's border-crossing methodology is highly innovative."―Jennifer Andrew, Department of English, University of New Brunswick

   Forty years after Roe v. Wade, it is evident that the ideologies of "choices" and "rights," which have publicly framed reproductive politics in North America since the landmark legal decision, have been inadequate in making sense of the topic's complexities. In Reproductive Acts, Heather Latimer investigates what contemporary fiction and film can tell us about the divisive nature of these politics, and demonstrates how fictional representations of reproduction allow for readings of reproductive politics that are critical of the terms of the debate itself.

McGill-Queen's University Press
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