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Jeanine Basinger

Jeanine Basinger is the chair of film studies at Wesleyan University and the curator of the cinema archives there. She has written nine other books on film, including A Woman’s View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women, 1930–1960; Silent Stars, winner of the William K. Everson Film History Award; Anthony Mann; The World War II Combat Film: Anatomy of a Genre; and American Cinema: One Hundred Years of Filmmaking, the companion book for a ten-part PBS series.


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I Do and I Don't
Written by Jeanine Basinger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2014
$17.95/21.50(Canada) | 978-0-8041-6974-5 (0-8041-6974-8)

Here is “happily ever after”—except when things aren’t happy, and when “ever after” is abruptly terminated by divorce, tragedy . . . or even murder. With her large-hearted understanding of how movies—and audiences—work, leading film historian Jeanine Basinger traces the many ways Hollywood has tussled with the tricky subject of marriage...

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The Star Machine
Written by Jeanine Basinger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2009
$18.95/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-38875-9 (0-307-38875-1)

From one of our most distinguished film scholars, comes a rich, penetrating, amusing book about the golden age of movies and how the studios worked to manufacture stars.

With revelatory insights and delightful asides, Jeanine Basinger shows us how the studio “star machine” worked when it worked, how it failed when it... Read more





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