The Wesleyan Film series takes a back-to-basics approach to the art of cinema. Books in the series deal with the formal, the historical, and the cultural—putting a premium on visual analysis, close readings, and an understanding of the history of Hollywood and international cinema, both artistically and industrially. The volumes are intended to be rigorous, critical, and accessible both to academics and to lay readers with a serious interest in film. The series' founding editor is Jeanine Basinger, Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies at Wesleyan University, and founder and curator of the Wesleyan Cinema Archives. The current series editors are Scott Higgins and Lisa Dombrowski. Higgins and Dombrowski are associate professors of film studies at Wesleyan University.