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- Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 9.99
An informed introduction to the Christie phenomenon, updated to include new material on the final Poirot adaptation series and Sophie Hannah's The Monogram Murders Since her debut in 1920 with The Mysterious Affair At Styles , Agatha Christie has become the chief proponent of the English village murder mystery. Although she created two enormously... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 9.99
A concise and accessible history of infectious and non-infectious diseases, complete with the most up-to-date research on 2014?s Ebola outbreak Using an interdisciplinary approach, this survey chronicles the historical and geographical evolution of infectious and non-infectious diseases, from their prehistoric origins to the present day, offering... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 11.99
The first English language book about Studio Ghibli, now updated to include The Wind Rises The animations of Japan?s Studio Ghibli are among the highest regarded in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly-anticipated release a guaranteed box-office smash.... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2008; US$ 15.99
Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community's journey from persecution to emancipation to acceptance. Politicized dramas like Victim in the 1960s, The Naked Civil Servant in the 1970s, and the AIDS cinema of the 1980s have given way in recent years to films which celebrate a vast array of gay lifestyles. Gay films have undergone... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2007; US$ 14.99
Internationally renowned, David Lynch is America's premier purveyor of the surreal; an artist whose work in cinema and television has exposed the world to his highly personalized view of society. Examining Lynch's entire body of work—from the cult surrealism of his debut feature Eraserhead to his latest mystery Inland Empire — this book considers... 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 2007; US$ 13.99
Film directors from East Asia frequently win top prizes at international film festivals, but few books have been published about them. The films of these countries reflect periods of great political turmoil, rapid modernization in the 20th century, and the conflicts between modern lifestyles and traditional values. Covering films and filmmakers from... 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$ 15.99
The stylistic and bloody excesses of the films of Dario Argento are instantly recognizable—his films lock violent deaths in a twisted embrace with an almost sexual beauty. Narrative and logic are often lost in a constant bombardment of atmosphere, technical mastery, and provocative imagery. Setting the tone with earlier gialli films such as The... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 18.99
They are tough. They are mean. They are the fastest, coolest gunslingers of the 1960s, and they don't talk much. They are the heroes of the Italian Spaghetti West and they changed the Western forever. Clint Eastwood's poncho-clad, cigar smoking Man With No Name is the enduring symbol of the genre and his Dollars trilogy with Sergio Leone reinvented... more...