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  • Theatre Symposium, Vol. 22by David S. Thompson; Jane Barnette; Dean Adams; John Patrick Bray; Tony Gunn; Boone J. Hopkins; Jae Kyoung Kim; Jacek Mikolajczyk; George Pate; Erin Scheibe; David S. Thompson; Jeff Turner; Christine Woodworth

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    That theatre is a business remains a truth often ignored by theatre insiders and consumers of the performing arts alike. The essays in Theatre Symposium, Volume 22 explore theatre as a commercial enterprise both historically and as a continuing part of the creation, production, and presentation of contemporary live performance.   ... more...

  • Intimacy in Cinemaby David Roche; Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Though intimacy has been a wide concern in the humanities, it has received little critical attention in film studies. This collection of essays investigates both the potential intimacy of cinema as a medium and the possibility of a cinema of intimacy where it is least expected. As a notion defined by binaries--inside and outside, surface and depth,... more...

  • Robert Downey Jr. from Brat to Iconby Erin E. MacDonald

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Robert Downey Jr. may be best known as Iron Man, but his career as an actor stretches back to the 1970s and features several Oscar-quality roles. He has worked with a wide range of innovative directors from Oliver Stone and Robert Altman to Richard Linklater and Shane Black, and has played punk kids, detectives, journalists and even a serial killer.... more...

  • Art and Politics in Have Gun--Will Travelby Kathleen L. Spencer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    From 1955 to 1964, American television was awash in adult Westerns, accounting for as much as one quarter of all prime-time programming. During its six seasons (1957-1963), Have Gun-Will Travel was recognized as one of the best shows on television--politically the most liberal, and intellectually and aesthetically the most sophisticated, largely due... more...

  • Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory (Updated Edition)by George Beahm

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95

    REVISED, UPDATED, AND EXPANDED! The Big Bang Theory – CBS?s surprise hit sitcom – was recently renewed through 2017 after pulling in 19 million weekly viewers in its most recent season. Any fan who tunes in week to week wasn?t surprised. The quirky show does what so few shows manage to do: straddle the fence between cult hit and mega-popular... more...

  • "It's the Pictures That Got Small"by Anthony Slide

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as “the happiest couple in Hollywood,? collaborating on such classics as The Lost... more...

  • El niño en el cine argentino de la postdictadura (1983-2008)by Sophie Dufays

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Este libro delinea el papel del niño en el cine argentino de la post-dictadura. Interprets the allegorical role of the child character in Argentine cinema of the post-dictatorship era. more...

  • American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Ageby Lucia Ricciardelli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age examines the recent challenges to the conventions of realist documentary through the lens of war documentary films by Ken Burns, Michael Moore, and Errol Morris. During the twentieth century, the invention of new technologies of audiovisual representation such as cinema, television, video, and digital... more...

  • Fifty Hollywood Directorsby Suzanne Leonard; Yvonne Tasker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Fifty Hollywood Directors introduces the most important, iconic and influential filmmakers who worked in Hollywood between the end of the silent period and the birth of the blockbuster. By exploring the historical, cultural and technological contexts in which each director was working, this book traces the formative period in commercial cinema when... more...

  • Graceby Thilo Wydra

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Thirty years ago, Grace Kelly was tragically killed when her vehicle tumbled forty meters from the serpentine roads of Monaco. She has since become a myth, a style icon existing between the glamour of Hollywood and the royalty of Monaco. As Hitchcock?s favorite actress to work with, Kelly acted in classic films including Rear Window and To Catch... more...