The Libraries now have access to the following eBooks on Film and Film Studies. Click on the links for access.
American film history : selected readings, 1960 to the present / edited by Cynthia Lucia, Roy Grundmann, and Art Simon. Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2016.
SUMMARY: From the American underground film to the blockbuster superhero, this authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the core issues and developments in American cinematic history during the second half of the twentieth-century through the present day. Considers essential subjects that have shaped the American film industry--from the impact of television and CGI to the rise of independent and underground film; from the impact of the civil rights, feminist and LGBT movements to that of 9/11.
American film history : selected readings, origins to 1960 / edited by Cynthia Lucia, Roy Grundmann, Arthur Simon. Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2016.
Film theory : an introduction through the senses / Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener. 2nd edition. New York : Routledge, 2015.
SUMMARY: What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? This is the key question for film theory, and one that Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener put at the center of their insightful and engaging book, now revised from its popular first edition. Every kind of cinema (and every film theory) first imagines an ideal spectator, and then maps certain dynamic interactions between the screen and the spectator's mind, body and senses. Using seven distinctive configurations of spectator and screen that move progressively from 'exterior' to 'interior' relationships, the authors retrace the most important.
French cinema : a critical filmography. Volume 1, 1929-1939 / Colin Crisp. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, . Other volumes available in print.
SUMMARY: This invaluable resource by one of the world's leading experts in French cinema presents a coherent overview of French cinema in the 20th century and its place and function in French society. Each filmography includes 101 films listed chronologically (Volume 1: 1929–1939 and Volume 2: 1940–1958) and provides accessible points of entry into the remarkable world of 20th-century French cinema.
The history of British literature on film, 1895-2015 / Greg M. Colón Semenza and Robert Hasenfratz. New York ; London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
SUMMARY: "A comprehensive history of British literature on film, analyzing the changing cinematic art and politics of adaptation between the years 1896 and 2010"-- Provided by publisher.
Imagining the American West through film and tourism / Warwick Frost and Jennifer Laing. New York : Routledge, 2015.
CONTENTS: Go west -- Monument Valley -- Tragic and vulnerable heroes: Chuck and the Duke -- Route 66 -- Tombstone -- Fort Sumner -- The good outlaw -- Lone Pine -- Yellowstone -- Grand Canyon -- Ghost Ranch -- Little Bighorn -- Stetsons and Daisy Dukes -- Travelling the Jurassic West -- Las Cruces Spaceport -- Once upon a time.
Latin American cinema / Stephen M. Hart. London : Reaktion Books, 2015.
SUMMARY: This concise but comprehensive book traces the history of Latin American cinema from its origins in 1896 to the award-winning cinema of the present day. It discusses landmark films from all over the region, while tracing the broad contours of and connections between major historical developments--Provided by publisher.