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- Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 13.99
Now in paperback, a history of a neglected yet vital aspect of World War I history Images of World War I in the popular consciousness normally involve the bloody attrition of trench warfare, the miles of mud, the shattered earth, and the tangled miles of barbed wire. However there was another significant arena of war?the battle for control of... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 18.99
Aimed at both the amateur enthusiast and those wishing to pursue their interest and undertake professional training, this basic introduction to the craft is full of valuable advice The basic skills that every actor needs to develop are covered in this guide, including breathing, voice control, the use of body language, timing, and handling... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2009; US$ 19.99
Taking the reader through the production of a play step by step, from setting up a drama group to opening night and through an entire run, this book can be read straight through or consulted as a handy reference. All aspects of starting a drama group are explored, including financing, organizing, attracting members, choosing a director, choosing... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 15.99
Introducing the reader to definitions of the founding concepts in film studies, this guide covers such ideas as authorship and genre, technological impacts and the rise of digital cinema, social influences and notions of the avant-garde, and cinema?s emergence as a major art form that reflects and shapes the world. In concise and clear sections,... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2009; US$ 21.99
"40 years ago as a graduate student I wrote a book about Spaghetti Westerns, called 10,000 Ways to Die . It?s an embarrassing tome when I look at it now: full of half-assed semiotics and other attenuated academic nonsense. In the intervening period I have had the interesting experience of being a film director. So now, when I watch these films,... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 19.99
Leon Marc gives the reader the big picture of Eastern Europe—its political, economic, social and cultural history, the nature of changes there and of the issues at stake in the political and economic transition—while putting the fall of the Berlin Wall and the EU enlargement into a broader perspective of general European history. Three key strands... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2008; US$ 13.99
Somewhere in the labyrinth of our memories are films that we have seen and cannot forget but frustratingly may never see again because they have mysteriously vanished from the public domain. They may be hidden away in a film studio's vault, buried beneath the floorboards of a filmmaker's home, imprisoned by some ancient legality, refused release... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.99
Opening with an in-depth account of the creation of the series within the BBC of the early 1960s, this investigation tackles each decade of the show through a unique political, pop cultural, and historical viewpoint, exploring the links between contemporary Britain and the stories Doctor Who told, as well as how such links kept the show popular. Chapters... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2006; US$ 5.55
Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. From a topless Sophia Loren in a 1950s historical epic and the erotic obsessions... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2007; US$ 27.99
The advent of affordable filmmaking equipment and software, combined with the popularity of websites such as Youtube—which encourage the submission of user-created short films—add up to interest in making and viewing shorts being higher than ever. Experienced professionals are interviewed on all aspects of short film production process in this filmmakers'... more...