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Dr. Liz Gloyn, author of Tracking Classical Monsters in Popular Culture, guides us through the cinema of Ray Harryhausen and the influence his stop-motion monsters from antiquity have on contemporary film makers. The creative powers of Ray Harryhausen were always part of the background to my childhood. Trusty VHS copies... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the UK premiere of the creepy cult classic Alien, famously pitched as ‘Jaws in Space’. The franchise has grown at an exponential rate since, with three sequels released in quick succession – Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection – and a number of prequels hitting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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By Martin Flanagan In the Spring and Summer of 2018, as Stan Lee’s health faltered in his ninety-sixth year and rumours circulated about his domestic affairs, worldwide movie audiences exchanged record-breaking amounts of money to spend hours in the enchanting plains of Wakanda, the golden halls of Asgard and the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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BFI Southbank Michael Moore’s latest political eye-opener, shedding light on all things Trump, from his rise to power to the media-frenzy that followed. A harrowing yet heart-warming tale of one father’s struggle to save his heroin-addicted son, based on a true story. The critically acclaimed period drama/quirky comedy tipped to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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Bloomsbury is The British Film Institute’s new publishing partner, and we're excited to now make this incredible collection of books available to you online. BFI books are perfect for film fans, students, researchers and academics and include the flagship BFI Film Classics, the concise Screen Guides, bestselling introductory textbooks such... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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A History of Italian Cinema, 2nd edition is the much anticipated update from the author of the bestselling Italian Cinema - which has been published in four landmark editions and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2018. Building upon decades of research, Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni reorganize the current... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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Blade Runner 2049 has been met with rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, sparking a stream of interest in the original cult film as well as its sequel. In Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner Matthew Flisfeder introduces readers to key concepts in postmodern theory and demonstrates how it can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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With Toronto film festival in full swing, we've been thinking about film spectators and how they make sense of the films they're watching. What makes the spectator identify with the plot, the characters, the dialogue? There are a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to researching how film spectators make... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
I’m thrilled to report that Carolyn Cocca’s Superwomen has won the Will Eisner Award for Best Academic/Scholarly Work. The win has already been picked up by numerous publications, from The Washington Post to The Hollywood Reporter. To hear more from the award-winning author herself, listen to an interview with her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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Recently, Gillian McIver was interviewed by the New Books Network podcast about Art History for Filmmakers: The Art of Visual Storytelling. New Books Network publishes podcasts dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by connecting authors to their audiences and we were excited to hear Gillian be featured. Listen... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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This month we publish Svetlana Boym's latest work The Off Modern, in which she writes a new genealogy of modernity, moving beyond older debates between modernism and postmodernism to focus on the intersection of art, architecture, technology, and philosophy in the early twenty-first century. In Boym's words, "the adverb off... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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The environmental documentary has exploded last decade – the number of films seeming to correspond with urgent concern for growing threats to our environment. In some cases, we are forced to confront these realities as our government installs policies that pose more extreme threats to an environment we already knew... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
I wanted to pass along an interesting article in The Gleaner - Jamaica's morning broadsheet - announcing The Trinidad and Tobago film festival (TTFF) has extended an invitation to experimental filmmakers, visual/video artists and creative producers from the Caribbean and its diaspora to submit works to be featured in the... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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New feature alert! We'll be directing you towards some of our favourite film and media bookstores around the world. Featuring a specific store we think you should check out in each independent bookstore post. This week we're featuring an incredibly cool London comic book store Gosh! They've got a first... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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We’re very close to the start of summer. Time to start packing for the beach - consider including some of these new releases from Bloomsbury Academic! The History of the Provincial Press in England Journalism has never been as important as it is now – and understanding the history of... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
(excerpts from) Alphaville, Issue 12: A Review by Anton Karl Kozlovic, Flinders University and Deakin University "Murray Leeder’s exciting new book sits comfortably alongside The Haunted Screen: Ghosts in Literature & Film (Kovacs), Ghost Images: Cinema of the Afterlife (Ruffles), Dark Places: The Haunted House in Film (Curtis), Popular Ghosts:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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This week we've spoken to film and media editor here at Bloomsbury Academic, Katie Gallof, to get her take on academic film and media studies books, the future of publishing them and her current publishing highlights. 1) Why do academic film and media studies books matter? Academic books are a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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Spring is finally here! Spring-clean out your winter bookshelves for some of our newest releases - especially if you love films and gaming! Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects Do you spend your every waking moment gaming? Are you interested in the roots of your favorite games? The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone! And just in case you like to buy yourself a book on holidays (like I do) here are our newest releases! Film Noir: A Critical Introduction The latest addition to Bloomsbury’s Film Genre series, Film Noir: A Critical Introduction sheds light on a complex film... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
Oscar season is over: winners (and not-winners) gave their speeches, Nicole Kidman clapped, and somewhere out there, the words “Hidden Fences” were uttered for what definitely won’t be the final time. If you’re dreading the upcoming season of mediocre action movies and Fifty Shades Darker and find yourself still trying... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
We are soliciting chapter proposals for a volume tentatively entitled The Casino Games and Classic Card Games Reader: Communities, Cultures, and Play. This volume would be the first in a new series under consideration at Bloomsbury Academic entitled Play Beyond the Computer. Series Description Play Beyond the Computer is proposed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
New release from Bloomsbury's Film Genre series ‘It has always been easier to recognize a film noir than to define the term.' James Naremore, More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts (1998) What is film noir? With its archetypal femme fatale and private eye, its darkly-lit scenes and even... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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With a double win for this year's Lion at the BAFTAs this week, edited collection Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema: Borders and Encounters , published earlier this month, certainly seems timely in its exploration of the questions of child and nationhood in cinema. Lion follows five year old... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media
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Is your loved one a reader? This Valentine’s Day, find the best book gifts on Bloomsbury.com. Brenda Laurel: Pioneering Games for Girls For your gamer significant other, the perfect gift is our newest contribution in the Influential Video Game Designers series. This time, author Carly A. Kocurek dives into Brenda... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Bloomsbury Film and Media