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  • Damals in drei deutschen Ländernby Heinz Wetzel

    Athene Media Verlag 2014; US$ 4.14

    Max, von dem hier die Rede ist, ist immer mit seiner Heimat verbunden gewesen, aber er ist auf andere Menschen, auf fremde Sitten und Sprachen neugierig geworden und hat sich in der Welt umgesehen. Die Regierung der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik hat er nicht gemocht, auch die Volkspolizei nicht, die ihn und viele andere daran gehindert haben, über... more...

  • TV-Wissenschaftsmagazine auf Heldenreiseby Eric Mayer

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 16.61

    Fernsehformate, die Wissen vermitteln, sind zum festen Bestandteil der heutigen Fernsehlandschaft geworden. Denn Wissen - im Sinne von Bildung - hängt eng mit Erfolg und Stellung in der Gesellschaft zusammen, ist also zum Statussymbol avanciert. Auf diesem gesellschaftlichen Nährboden stehen TV-Wissenschaftsmagazine. Fernsehmacher haben dabei die Herausforderung,... more...

  • Film Rhythm after Soundby Lea Jacobs

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    The seemingly effortless integration of sound, movement, and editing in films of the late 1930s stands in vivid contrast to the awkwardness of the first talkies. Film Rhythm after Sound analyzes this evolution via close examination of important prototypes of early sound filmmaking, as well as contemporary discussions of rhythm, tempo, and pacing.... more...

  • Routledge Creative Writing Coursebookby Paul Mills

    Routledge 2005; US$ 37.95

    A practical guide to creative writing. Covers life writing, novels, short stories, poetry, screenwriting. Discusses literary theory, example texts, style, sentence structure, punctuation, vocabulary, courses, resources, getting published. more...

  • A Writer's Coachby Jack R. Hart

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.95

    Mystified over misplaced modifiers? In a trance from intransitive verbs? Paralyzed from using the passive voice? To aid writers, from beginners to professionals, legendary writing coach Jack Hart presents a comprehensive, practical, step-by-step approach to the writing process. He shares his techniques for composing and sustaining powerful writing... more...

  • Writing Alone and with Othersby Pat Schneider

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 19.99

    Guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. This book also describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the US and abroad. The chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources. more...

  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universeby Chris Taylor

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 28.99

    How did a few notes scribbled on a legal pad in 1973 by George Lucas, a man who hated writing, turn into a four billion dollar franchise that has quite literally transformed the way we think about entertainment, merchandizing, politics, and even religion? A cultural touchstone and cinematic classic, Star Wars has a cosmic appeal that no other movie... more...

  • Andre Bazin's New Mediaby André Bazin; Dudley Andrew

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    André Bazin?s writings on cinema are among the most influential reflections on the medium ever written. Even so, his critical interests ranged widely and encompassed the "new media" of the 1950s, including television, 3D film, Cinerama, and CinemaScope. Fifty-seven of his reviews and essays addressing these new technologies?their artistic potential,... more...

  • Euro Noirby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Covering territory from  Rififi to Run Lola Run to Spiral , a guide to the edgy, gritty best of European noir fiction, films, and television The invasion of foreign crime fiction, films, and TV?and not just the Scandinavian variety?has opened up incredible new options for crime fiction lovers, but the sheer volume of new European writers and... more...

  • War on the Silver Screenby Glen Jeansonne; David Luhrssen

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 19.95

    Americans have been almost constantly at war since 1917. In addition to two world wars, the United States has fought proxy wars, propaganda wars, and a "war on terror," among others. But even with the constant presence of war in American life, much of what Americans remember about those conflicts comes from Hollywood depictions. In War on... more...