Description : Marcello Mastroianni is considered by many to be the consummate symbol of Italian masculinity. In this work, Jacqueline Reich goes behind the popular image to reveal a figure at odds with and out of place in the unstable political, social and sexual climate of post-war Italy.
Description : Marcello Mastroianni remains the best-known Italian actor of all time, as well as being Fellini's fave. The archetype of the iconic Italian Latin lover has been perfectly represented by the handsome features of his famous face for generations.
Description : Gender roles have been tested, challenged, and redefined everywhere during the past thirty years, but perhaps nowhere more dramatically than in film. Screening Genders is a lively and engaging introduction to the evolving representations of masculinity, femininity, and places once thought to be "in between." The book begins with a general introduction that traces the movement of gender theory from the margins of film studies to its center. The ten essays that follow address a range of topics, including screen stars; depictions of gay, straight, queer, and transgender subjects; and the relationship between gender and genre. Widely respected scholars, including Robert T. Eberwein, Lucy Fischer, Chris Holmlund, E. Ann Kaplan, Kathleen Rowe Karlyn, David Lugowski, Patricia Mellencamp, Jerry Mosher, Jacqueline Reich, and Chris Straayer, focus on the radical ideological advances of contemporary cinema, as well as on those groundbreaking films that have shaped our ideas about masculinity and femininity, not only in movies but in American culture at large. The first comprehensive overview of the history of gender theory in film, this book is an ideal text for courses and will serve as a foundation for further discussion among students and scholars alike.
Description : "You want me to what?" Wealthy jet-setter Joaquin Santiago can't believe his ears. He's flown to the tranquil island of Pelican Cay to escape from screaming hordes of adoring women. And now the most unlikely candidate has asked him to teach her how to seduce a man...! Molly McGillivray doesn't want Joaquin to...she needs him to! Molly just isn't a girly girl--but she thinks it's time to get married. And who better than sexy Spaniard Joaquin to teach her how to become a mistress in the art of love...?
Description : "You’ve made a mistake coming here. Now save us all a lot of hassle, and take the first flight home." The last time Dr. Javier Sandoval Noriega saw Savannah Richardson he asked her to marry him—and she laughed in his face. So what is the pampered socialite doing here, in Colombia, as part of Javier’s Mobile surgery Unit? Can she really have become not just a top surgeon but a compassionate, committed doctor? And can Javier get rid of her fast—before he falls in love all over again?
Description : The Greek Tycoon's Inherited Bride by Lucy Monroe Phoebe's betrothal to Spiros Petronides' brother meant she was forbidden, and honor was the code the Greek billionaire lived by. But with one kiss Spiros knew he had to claim her as his! Back in the Spaniard's Bed by Trish Morey Leah left Alejandro Rodriguez because she'd overstepped the boundaries of a mistress and fallen in love! The Spaniard's arrogance angered her, but his touch ignited her. So when Alejandro storms back into her life, how can Leah deny him?
Description : They're suave, sophisticated...and incredibly sexy. Who could resist the four Mediterranean men in our Latin Lovers & Greek Husbands Bundle? From an Italian bad boy to a wealthy Greek tycoon, you're bound to find the hero of your dreams! Bundle includes: The Venadicci Marriage Vengeance by Melanie Milburne, The Multi-Millionaire's Virgin Mistress by Cathy Williams, The Greek Tycoon's Reluctant Bride by Kate Hewitt and Proud Greek, Ruthless Revenge by Chantelle Shaw.
Description : A Companion to Martin Scorsese is a comprehensive collection of original essays assessing the career of one of America’s most prominent contemporary filmmakers. Contains contributions from prominent scholars in North America and Europe that use a variety of analytic approaches Offers fresh interpretations of some of Scorsese’s most influential films, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, and Hugo Considers Scorsese's place within the history of American and world cinema; his work in relation to auteur theory; the use of popular music and various themes such as violence, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, and race in his films, and more
Description : Despite claims about the end of history and the death of cinema, visual media continue to contribute to our understanding of history and history-making. In this book, Marcia Landy argues that rethinking history and memory must take into account shifting conceptions of visual and aural technologies. With the assistance of thinkers such as Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Cinema and Counter-History examines writings and films that challenge prevailing notions of history in order to explore the philosophic, aesthetic, and political stakes of activating the past. Marshaling evidence across European, African, and Asian cinema, Landy engages in a counter-historical project that calls into question the certainty of visual representations and unmoors notions of a history firmly anchored in truth.
Description : This book brings to the surface the lines of experimentation and artistic renewal appearing after the exhaustion of Neorealism, mapping complex areas of interest such as the emergence of ethical concerns, the relationship between ideology and representati