Film

Heroes of the Borderlands

The Western in Mexican Film, Comics, and Music
By Christopher Conway

Christopher Conway’s lavishly illustrated Heroes of the Borderlands tells the surprising story of the Mexican Western for the first time, exploring how Mexican authors and artists reimagined US film and comic book Westerns to address Mexican politics and culture.

The Films of Clint Eastwood

Critical Perspectives
Edited by Matt WanatLeonard Engel

As a collection, these essays show that none of these themes account for Eastwood’s entire vision, which is multifaceted and often contradictory, dramatizing complex issues in powerful, character-driven narratives.

Latin American Women Filmmakers

Social and Cultural Perspectives
By Traci Roberts-Camps

This book highlights the voices and stories of Latin American women directors from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico.

The Maltese Falcon to Body of Lies

Spies, Noirs, and Trust
By Robert von Hallberg

Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the earliest examples of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and Out of the Past, to such twenty-first-century spy films as The Good Shepherd, Syriana, and The Bourne Ultimatum, this study explores the representations of trust and commitment that noir and spy films propose.

Subjects: Film

Goin' Crazy with Sam Peckinpah and All Our Friends

By Max EvansRobert Nott

In this enthralling memoir we follow Evans and Peckinpah through conversations in bars, family gatherings, binges on drugs and alcohol, struggles with film producers and executives, and Peckinpah’s abusive behavior—sometimes directed at Evans himself.

Gus Blaisdell Collected

Edited by William PetersonNicole Blaisdell Ivey

This long-awaited collection of Blaisdell’s critical writings includes essays on literature, art, and film, along with moving tributes by some of the distinguished writers who numbered Blaisdell among their friends.

Alambrista and the U.S.-Mexico Border

Film, Music, and Stories of Undocumented Immigrants
Edited by Nicholas J. CullDavíd Carrasco

The critically acclaimed 110-minute film Alambrista (1977) depicts the harsh realities of Mexican life on both sides of the border. For this release, a group of scholars has packaged a new director's cut of the film with a book of essays devoted to immigration and the U.S.-Mexican borderlands and an enhanced CD of the sound track.

The Suppression of Salt of the Earth

How Hollywood, Big Labor, and Politicians Blacklisted a Movie in the American Cold War
By James Lorence

Examines the conception, production, distribution, and suppression of the pioneering labor-feminist film made during the virulently anti-communist era of the Cold War.