Category Archives: film

Love can be hard in real life. It’s always hard in film noir. As the essays in the starry-eyed UIP release Kiss the Blood Off My Hands show, getting involved with guys and/or dames only leads to trouble, and quite often to murder, … Continue reading

“There’s a reason that this genre film never worked. It must be ethnic to the core—you must smell the spaghetti. That’s what brought the magic to the novel—it was written by an Italian.” With those words former studio head and … Continue reading

One hundred years ago this weekend, Francis Albert Sinatra entered the world in Hoboken, New Jersey. He proceeded to live one of the more completely lived lives this side of Casanova. Though foiled by television, Sinatra otherwise thrived across mass media, … Continue reading

For the month of December 2015, to coincide with Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, we have lowered the e-book list price of When Frankie Went to Hollywood: Frank Sinatra and American Male Identity to $2.99. When Frankie Went to Hollywood: Frank Sinatra … Continue reading

You can’t spell “books” without “boo” and UIP publishes many tomes of knowledge eldritch and/or arcane. Can you use these books and journals to cast spells? To revive octopus-faced gods in their undersea cities? To conjure the beefalo tacos you crave? Frankly, … Continue reading

Tami Williams has received the 2015 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research in the Humanities Award for her book Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations. The UWM Office of Research & Graduate School, in announcing the award noted of Williams: The 2014 publication of Germaine Dulac: … Continue reading

Today our 1915: Whatta Year! series turns to pop culture colossus Frank Sinatra, born on December 12 of that storied year in Hoboken, New Jersey. “Ol Blue Eyes” made his name with his voice, but he was a fixture on the silver screen beginning … Continue reading

The third in our series of posts on how university presses and other small publishing concerns can enjoy greater financial security by creating new revenue streams. The introductory post is here. The second post is here. Strategy No. 3: Going Hollywood It’s no secret … Continue reading

Seeing, for many, is believing. Authors Matthew C. Ehrlich and Joe Saltzman have taken a look at how we see news gatherers and the news business in television, film, radio, novels, comics, plays, and other media. In the introduction to … Continue reading

James Naremore is Chancellors’ Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. He answered some questions about the new Centennial Anniversary Edition of his touchstone work The Magic World of Orson Welles. Q: The new edition of The Magic World of Orson Welles … Continue reading