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  • Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopicby Márta Minier; Maddalena Pennacchia

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Beginning with the premise that the biopic is a form of adaptation and an example of intermediality, this collection examines the multiplicity of 'source texts' and the concurrent issues of celebrity, fidelity and authenticity that accompany this genre. Offering case studies of film biographies of literary icons, royals and other famous individuals,... more...

  • Vectorworks for Entertainment Designby Kevin Lee Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The first book in the industry tailored specifically for the entertainment professional, Vectorworks for Entertainment Design covers the ins and outs of Vectorworks software for lighting, scenic, and sound design. With a detailed look at the design process, from idea to development, to the documentation necessary for execution, Vectorworks... more...

  • Parallel Linesby Guy Westwell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Parallel Lines describes how post-9/11 cinema, from Spike Lee?s 25th Hour (2002) to Kathryn Bigelow?s Zero Dark Thirty (2012), relates to different, and competing, versions of US national identity in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The book combines readings of individual films (World Trade Center, United 93, Fahrenheit 9/11,... more...

  • Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativityby Lynne Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Every great design has its beginnings in a great idea, whether your medium of choice is scenery, costume, lighting, sound, or projections. Unmasking Theatre Design shows you how to cultivate creative thinking skills through every step of theatre design - from the first play reading to the finished design presentation. This book reveals how creative... more...

  • Masculinity in the Golden Age of Swedish Cinemaby Tommy Gustafsson

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

    Swedish society underwent great changes during the first decades of the 1900s and the new consumption and entertainment culture came under fire. Children and youth--but also women and the working classes--become symbols of the forces breaking down traditional structures and values. These groups were also identified as the principal audience for the... more...

  • Unhomely Cinemaby Dwayne Avery

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    Representations of troubled and inhospitable domestic places are a common feature of many cinematic narratives. "Unhomely Cinema" explores how the unhomely nature of contemporary film narrative provides an insight into what it means to dwell in today’s global societies. more...

  • Closely Watched Filmsby Marilyn Fabe

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    How do films work? How do they tell a story? How do they move us and make us think? Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch. Ranging from D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation to James Cameron?s... more...

  • Hollywood Hoofbeatsby Petrine Day Mitchum; Audrey Pavia

    i5 Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    The horses that captured the moviegoers? hearts are the common denominator in Hollywood Hoofbeats. As author Petrine Day Mitchum writes, “the movies as we know them would be vastly different without horses. There would be no Westerns—no cowboy named John Wayne—no Gone with the Wind, no Ben Hur, no Dances with Wolves…? no War Horse, no True Grit, no... more...

  • The Director Withinby Rose Eichenbaum; Aron Hirt-Manheimer

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Intimate portraits of famous directors of stage and screen more...

  • Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)by John Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Cold War Theatre, first published in 1992, provides an account of the theatrical history within the context of East/West politics. Its geographical span ranges from beyond the Urals to the Pacific Coast of the US, and asks whether the Cold War confrontation was not in part due to the cultural climate of Europe. Taking the McCarthy era as its... more...