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Rikke Schubart, Mastering Fear: Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror (New York: Bloomsbury, 2018), 384 pp., $117 (hardback), ISBN: 9781501336713.

Xavier Aldana Reyes, Horror Film and Affect: Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership (New York: Routledge, 2016), xii +206 pp., $49.95 (paperback), ISBN: 9781138599611.

David Bordwell, Reinventing Hollywood: How 1940s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017), 592 pp., $30.00 (paperback), ISBN: 9780226639550.

Todd Berliner, Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 320 pp., $39.95 (paperback), ISBN: 9780190658755.

Contributor Notes

Christopher Blake Evernden is an award-winning Independent Filmmaker, Lecturer, Illustrator, and Storyboard and Makeup Artist for film and television. His illustration work has been published on book and magazine covers (Rue Morgue), and his most recent feature, Prairie Dog, and short film, Spider, have won numerous awards, have been played at festivals, and have been distributed worldwide. E-mail:

Cynthia Freeland is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Houston. She is the author of numerous books and articles in aesthetics, ancient philosophy, feminist philosophy, and film theory. E-mail:

Thomas Schatz is Professor and Mary Gibbs Jones Centennial Chair at the University of Texas at Austin. His books include The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era (1989, Pantheon Books) and Boom and Bust: American Cinema in the 1940s (2008, University of California Press). E-mail:

Frank P. Tomasulo is the author of Michelangelo Antonioni: Ambiguity in the Modernist Cinema (2019), the coeditor of More Than a Method (2004), and the author of hundreds of essays and conference papers on film and television subjects. He was also the editor of both the Journal of Film and Video and Cinema Journal. E-mail:


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