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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.95
This book offers a history of Japanese television audiences and the popular media culture that television helped to spawn. In a comparatively short period, the television industry helped to reconstruct not only postwar Japanese popular culture, but also the Japanese social and political landscape. During the early years of television, Japanese of all... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 23.95
Set in the 1960s in Johannesburg, London, and New York, and told in a young theater director's letters home to a friend who is a struggling novelist, here is the true story of one of South Africa's national treasures, co-founder of the Market Theatre, director of the early productions of the plays of Athol Fugard, and mentor to a generation of South... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 29.95
In 1975, David Thomson published his Biographical Dictionary of Film, and few film books have enjoyed better press or such steady sales. Now, thirty-three years later, we have the companion volume, a second book of more than 1,000 pages in one voice?that of our most provocative contemporary film critic and historian. Juxtaposing the fanciful and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available
This is possibly the most entertaining, surprising and enjoyable film book ever written. Thomson set himself the near-foolhardy task of writing one page each on 1000 of the films that he has particularly liked - or in some cases, abhorred. Some half-million words of funny, vigorous, wayward prose later, we are all the happy beneficiaries of his deranged... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2012; US$ 36.99
The first survey dedicated to the work of the McKimson brothers, this book offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the upper echelon of 20th-century animation and examines the creative process behind the making of numerous popular characters and classic programs. Featuring original artwork from the golden age of animation, this book includes a wealth... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 27.95
The concept of "un-Americanism," so vital to the HUAC crusade of the 1940s and 1950s, was resoundingly revived in the emotional rhetoric that followed the September 11th terrorist attacks. Today's political and cultural climate makes it more crucial than ever to come to terms with the consequences of this earlier period of repression... more...
- Titan 2012; US$ 9.99
With the hilarious ?instant cult classic? Seagalogy: A Study of the Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal , Vern wrote a book that shook the very foundations of film criticism, broke their wrists, and then threw them through a window. Now he?s back, and this time he?s got all of ?the films of badass cinema? in his sights... From Die Hard to The... more...