Culture and the Moving Image

No longer active. The Culture and the Moving Image series, edited by Robert Sklar, seeks to publish innovative scholarship and criticism on cinema, television, and the culture of the moving image. The series will emphasize works that view these media in their broad cultural and social frameworks. Its themes will include a global perspective on the world-wide production of images; the links between film, television, and video art; a concern with issues of race, class, and gender; and an engagement with the growing convergence of history and theory in moving image studies. 

All Talk

The Talkshow in Media Culture

Wayne Munson

The postmodern phenomenon of the talkshow and its place in American culture

288 pages | 6 x 9

Andy Warhol's Blow Job

Roy Grundmann

A watershed in gay male culture

240 pages | 7 x 10 | 40 halftones


Black City Cinema

African American Urban Experiences in Film

Paula J. Massood

From Green Pastures to Hoodz

280 pages | 6 x 9


Cowboys as Cold Warriors

The Western and U.S. History

Stanley Corkin

The classic westerns read as fables

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 halftones


Dangerous Knowledge

The JFK Assassination in Art and Film

Art Simon

On the historic 50th Anniversary, this reissued edition looks at the contemporary meanings and influences of images of the JFK assassination by filmmakers, photographers, and artists

280 pages | 5.25 x 9 | 9 color photos, 11 figures, 7 halftones


Framing Blackness

The African American Image in Film

Ed Guerrero

A challenge to Hollywood's one-dimensional images of African Americans

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 halftones


Frank Capra

Authorship and the Studio System

Edited by Robert Sklar and Vito Zagarrio

Legendary film director Frank Capra composed a unique American vision, but how was that vision influenced by the strategies and production style of Columbia Pictures?

304 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 25 halftones


Hitler's Heroines

Stardom and Womanhood in Nazi Cinema

Antje Ascheid

The brightest stars in fascist films

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 37 halftones


Hollywood Modernism

Film and Politics in the Age of the New Deal

Saverio Giovacchini

An intellectual history of the Hollywood community and its wartime films

304 pages | 6 x 9


Hollywood's New Deal

Giuliana Muscio

A ground-breaking exploration of the entertainment industry's role in promoting New Deal ideology in the thirties

320 pages | 6 x 9


Inventing Vietnam

The War in Film and Television

Edited by Michael Anderegg

Testimony of the unique relationship between the U.S.-Vietnam War and the images and sounds that have been employed to represent it

295 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Magic Hour

Film at Fin de Siécle

J. Hoberman

A new anthology from one of America's foremost critics of movies and culture

280 pages | 7 x 10 | 3 figs., 8 halftones


The New Censors

Movies and the Culture Wars

Charles Lyons

Focuses on the movie industry and the role pressure groups and government has played in shaping contemporary images

248 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 figs., 9 halftones


The Red Atlantis

Communist Culture in the Absence of Communism

J. Hoberman

A delightful and witty examination of Communism as an art form

326 pages | 5 x 9


Shadows on the Past

Studies in the Historical Fiction Film

Leger Grindon

A new genre of film is identified and explored

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 halftones